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by usernothername
Thu 30 Mar, 2017 15:27
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Z3 rear center speaker/sub cover
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Wanted - Z3 rear center speaker/sub cover

Speaker grill that goes in place of the cubby when you have a sub installed - HK or otherwise

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=51_2353

For vehicles with Hi-Fi System Harman Kardon
08 Cover SCHWARZ 51168410429
08 Cover SCHWARZ 51168399096

Thanks
by usernothername
Thu 02 Feb, 2017 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window / roof leak - window adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Window / roof leak - window adjustment

Thanks.

Z3ddie - how did you stop the silicone blocking the narrow drain holes or the a pillar?

Peter2b - where did you put the puncture patch? You mean you can see it still with the roof closed?
by usernothername
Thu 02 Feb, 2017 11:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window / roof leak - window adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Window / roof leak - window adjustment

Lots of posts on this already, I know, I have the fairly common issue of drips from the rubber roof seal at the top of the window, dripping on to the seats. Much much worse on the drivers side but also a small bit on passenger side. I've cleaned the drains holes on the 'plug' at the top of the A-pil...
by usernothername
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I wouldn't leave home without it
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: I wouldn't leave home without it

How paleo of you; do you wear clothes?
by usernothername
Tue 31 Jan, 2017 13:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: I wouldn't leave home without it
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

I wouldn't leave home without it

... what is 'it' for you? There's the stock toolkit and warning triangle but what else do you always take with you on a Z3 drive? For me the C110 error scanner is one thing as you can get a decent amount of data out of that, could help decide whether to limp home if something went wrong or call for ...
by usernothername
Sun 29 Jan, 2017 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: London mechanics / garages
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: London mechanics / garages

Thanks, all. I had the chap I mentioned before do it in the end - main work was replacing the front shocks. I'm pretty OK with the DIY but don't have spring compressors or a ramp / axle stands so I think would've been a bit too tricky. Labour on these was £50 per side which I think is pretty reasona...
by usernothername
Sat 21 Jan, 2017 10:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: London mechanics / garages
Replies: 4
Views: 624

London mechanics / garages

Anyone recommend a trustworthy place for various BMW / Z3 work in or around London - preferably Central / East? I had a few good chats with a guy from this place: http://bnwautospecialists.com/ over the phone. Seems to know his stuff and be pretty friendly, willing to discuss various options/approac...
by usernothername
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 21:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Only other nugget of information gleaned is the live readouts. These look OK as a photo but actually on the first screen the circuit 1 sensor would jump around a bit from -0.27 to +0.36 and the yaw rate would also flicker around a bit. On the second screen the voltage would flicker, dropping from 9....
by usernothername
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 20:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Intermittent DSC light error still evading me. I have INPA up and running now but don't think it is telling me anything more useful than the C110. I get these errors: http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q404/marsdennic/IMG_0219_zpstcskczlt.jpg http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q404/marsdennic/IMG_02...
by usernothername
Thu 19 Jan, 2017 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Update: engine light solved (I think), DSC / brake light not yet.

Engine light was I suspect caused by this common problem which I have now replaced.

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by usernothername
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm siren missing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Alarm siren missing?

My build date was late 2001 so could be in the same place as above? EDIT: ps if you do find it missing or disconnected I'd suggest finding out why a previous owner did that before you plug it back in, otherwise you might find you get noisy false alarms etc and the siren has a backup battery inside s...
by usernothername
Thu 05 Jan, 2017 09:16
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10090

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

Really nice mate, well done
by usernothername
Mon 02 Jan, 2017 12:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm siren missing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Alarm siren missing?

Update on this just for interest / others who might have a similar issue in future - I was right that this connector & bracket is for the alarm siren. I couldn't find a Z3 siren for sale that had the same looking electrical connector so I bought one for a 3 SERIES E46 320D SALOON - part number 83831...
by usernothername
Sat 31 Dec, 2016 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

Thanks - also just noticed the sticky for this whoops
by usernothername
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Yeah I agree it seems a bit far fetched and more likely a coincidence and intermittent fault than the problem actually being solved. But on the flip side these are all things that should be done anyway so no harm in doing them first. I really don't want to have to get the DSC module refurbished as t...
by usernothername
Wed 28 Dec, 2016 11:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

Thanks all. Are there other components that should be changed at the same time as the front shocks? Either essential or worth doing proactively while the strut is off? Bump stops perhaps? Looks like the bushes were already replaced pretty recently. Also is there a way to see what options were and we...
by usernothername
Fri 23 Dec, 2016 10:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Hi - latest is Engine management light Has stayed off since I reset it and I've done a fair few miles since. However the camshaft and fuel trim errors have come back on the reader, so maybe the camshaft sensor is on it's way out and since I already bought a replacement and it's an easy switch out I ...
by usernothername
Fri 23 Dec, 2016 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

Sometimes I feel giddy just looking at my Z parked on the driveway - maybe I also have a problem
by usernothername
Thu 22 Dec, 2016 19:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

That's good to know - thanks very much
by usernothername
Thu 22 Dec, 2016 19:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

Thanks Del and Bonzo. I think I'll go for Sachs. Thanks also mrscalex Be careful though as there are Sport and non-Sport versions. Most web sites I checked fail to make the distinction. Bav Auto does know the difference (as you might expect). http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp?HC1=0&htarget=asgridyearm...
by usernothername
Thu 22 Dec, 2016 18:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

Thanks Del and Bonzo. I think I'll go for Sachs. Thanks also mrscalex Be careful though as there are Sport and non-Sport versions. Most web sites I checked fail to make the distinction. Bav Auto does know the difference (as you might expect). http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp?HC1=0&htarget=asgridyearm...
by usernothername
Wed 21 Dec, 2016 21:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Recomendations for new shocks

Looks like one of my front shockers has failed, although no noticeable ride issues. I'm not interested in lowering it or adjustables, so I'm looking at OEM or compatible. Anyone had experience of the Sachs? Or these Koni? Not sure if the Koni will slot straight in as the Sachs will or if they would ...
by usernothername
Wed 21 Dec, 2016 20:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm siren missing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Alarm siren missing?

Thanks guys. Yeah I just need to find where it was and how to wire it back up again. I found the tilt sensor in the boot was corroded beyond repair (but dry now) so I suspect the system was going nuts and the previous owner couldnt figure out why so took the siren out. Peter2b, does yours have this ...
by usernothername
Tue 20 Dec, 2016 21:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm siren missing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Alarm siren missing?

I will try to have a look at my 2002 2.2 z3 for you as I know mine works peter2b Any luck mate? I'm thinking it might look something like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-3-SERIES-E46-ALARM-SIREN-HORN-LOUDSPEAKER-ALARM-8-383-152-8383152-/131967022269?hash=item1eb9d8f4bd:g:CO8AAOSw8w1X~MDh I thin...
by usernothername
Sun 18 Dec, 2016 09:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm siren missing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Alarm siren missing?

Z3 2.2 2001 - My doors lock with the remote and the indicators flash but then if I open the door with the key to trigger the alarm the indicators flash but there is no siren sounding. Also when the system is armed the internal dash LED is not flashing. I see there have been quite a few posts in the ...
by usernothername
Thu 15 Dec, 2016 12:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

East - near Bethnal Green
by usernothername
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Thanks Deni2s, Sat morning earmarked for some serious brake system inspection and sensor / connector cleaning. Have a look at the list of members with full diagnostics to see if anyone is near you. You may get a better insight into your problems with INPA. - thanks will try and find someone, bit of ...
by usernothername
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 20:44
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - HK or aftermarket sub enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Wanted - HK or aftermarket sub enclosure

thanks, will message you via ebay
by usernothername
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 17:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - HK or aftermarket sub enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Wanted - HK or aftermarket sub enclosure

Hi, I'm looking for a Harman Kardon or aftermarket sub enclosure with or without the sub - thanks
by usernothername
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Hi, yeah I still get the same codes, but also I can't seem to erase them and they appear in the exact same order which makes me suspicious - reckon it could be that my crappy C110 just isn't resetting them SE43 Steering angle sensor internal 5E21 Pressure sensor 2 5DF4 System voltage <9 volts 5E24 P...
by usernothername
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 17:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pressure Sensor Error Code 5E20
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: Pressure Sensor Error Code 5E20

Lancsbob wrote: might try disconnecting battery & see what happens.

Cheers Bob
Hi Lancsbob, how did you get on with this in end? I am having a few pressure sensor errors pop up on a C110 so I'd be interested to know if you ever got to the bottom of yours. Cheers
by usernothername
Tue 13 Dec, 2016 14:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Sigh. Latest installment. Anyone else losing the will to live? Checked battery - looks pretty new, Yuasa 5000 with the health indicator thingy which shows green - 'ok', and voltage across it was around 12.2 after I hadn't driven it for a couple of days. So I decided not to change the battery yet. On...
by usernothername
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 16:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Excellent - thanks aceman
by usernothername
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 13:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Thanks. Anyone changed one of these before? Looks pretty straight forward according to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf4OnYuBS44
http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/di ... sensor.htm
by usernothername
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 09:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Thanks yeah I think the battery is a good shout. With so many varied warning lights but engine running totally fine it seems odd. Would be really nice if this solved all the problems. Worst scenario even if not a fix, at least it's one thing done that I don't have to worry about for another 5 years....
by usernothername
Sun 11 Dec, 2016 17:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Good call, thanks deni2s. Latest episode: cleared the fault code, went for a drive and it didn't come back on - hurrah. Just when I was starting to feel good then the traction control warning light came on AND the brake fault light! Crap. Tried pressing the DSC button, nothing happened and the light...
by usernothername
Sat 10 Dec, 2016 07:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Sound advice therealdb1, thanks. I'll clear the codes and take her for a spin. Fingers crossed at least the cam sensor code (or maybe even more of them) don't come back. Also thinking that if the lamba ones come back there is no harm in me changing out the sensors anyway given that I probably still ...
by usernothername
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Initial thinking - oxygen sensor gone, causing fuel trim errors - replace oxygen sensor?
by usernothername
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 20:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Right here we go - plugged in the C110 just now and got these error codes under the engine section (key on but with engine off) written out here exactly as presented on the screen: screen 1/3 12 Signal, camshaft sensor, exhaust BF Insufficient heat output, oxygen sensor behind catalytic convertor, b...
by usernothername
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

I had EEP_1 and eventually sorted it with a replacement coding plug. http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=44266 Here's the thread. Crikey you had a shocker. I hope I don't find the dreaded tamper dot is on mine when I get home tonight, I didn't notice it but I wasn't looking for it. I...
by usernothername
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

deni2s wrote:probably bimmerforums had some outdated info.
Thanks good point - it was an old thread.
by usernothername
Fri 09 Dec, 2016 11:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Is that (using USB) assuming that my Zed is fully OBDII? Consensus seemed to be on bimmerforum that older BMW (shift was around the year of my car build so difficult to know where mine falls) were not really OBDII and used ADS so the only reliable way was with a serial port - something about a hardw...
by usernothername
Thu 08 Dec, 2016 23:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: speedo reading a bit slow
Replies: 43
Views: 4223

Re: speedo reading a bit slow

fuel, tacho, and temperature gauges ceased to operate. Once warm, after a run and restart, the gauges work again. Allowed to stand and cool and they fail again. My suspicions regarding speedo accuracy date to this event. Try as I may I cannot find a fix for this problem nor anyone who does either e...
by usernothername
Thu 08 Dec, 2016 23:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Thanks - will look for an XP machine with a serial port. Really hope I get something useful out of the C110 tomorrow and if it just a stored fault code rather than ongoing issue I can relax a bit and go back to enjoying my new Zed honeymoon. Thanks for the link colb, very useful. Sounds like I might...
by usernothername
Thu 08 Dec, 2016 21:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

Re: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Thanks all - much appreciated. Hopefully the C110 will arrive tomorrow and shed some light on it. In the meantime I will start the hunt for an old laptop on ebay. I'll focus on that first and ignore the cluster for now, with some warmer weather it might even wait until next winter. Maybe I'll have a...
by usernothername
Wed 07 Dec, 2016 23:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light
Replies: 51
Views: 3675

EEP2 error, speedo over read & ECU warning light

Hi all, newbie here, great to be a part of the community - I just became the proud owner of a 2001 Z3 2.2i sport :) All seems in order mechanically and aesthetically, however it shows EEP2 error and the instruments don't work when it is stone cold. If turned off and on again after a couple of minute...