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by SpunkyM
Fri 03 Sep, 2010 13:30
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Wanted Black Or Grey M Roadster S54
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Phil wrote:I believe there are 10 Sapphire black and 7 have the red/black interior.
No, there are now only 6 unfortunately. Mine was written off In March 2009 :(

Hello all, by the way :wink:
by SpunkyM
Thu 23 Apr, 2009 13:11
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: RS Tuning Leeds Rolling Road day 25th April 2009
Replies: 70
Views: 6041

Aceman - please check your PM.
by SpunkyM
Wed 11 Mar, 2009 16:06
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PS3 60GB repair or spares for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Could also be the fan that's stopped working. Overheating often makes them freeze.
by SpunkyM
Tue 10 Mar, 2009 16:47
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: The death of the cruise?
Replies: 41
Views: 1742

Back to the Isle of Mann it is then! Enjoy the country roads as god intended... limit free. :D
by SpunkyM
Thu 05 Mar, 2009 13:18
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Braided clutch hose
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Are you sure it's not just one of the unions that is not tight enough and the fluid is running down the hose? That would seem more likely to me.

I don't agree that these things are particularly fragile tbh.
by SpunkyM
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 16:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z4 3.0litre for sale - £8995...NOW GONE
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

DMS have just released a chip for the 335i which takes it upto something like 380bhp and 420lbft. That tweaked 3.0l twin turbo is faster day to day driving than the new M3. Can pick up a nice convertible for £25K, used.
by SpunkyM
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 16:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Goodyear F1 tyres For Sale NOW SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Can't wait to see the pics. They aren't all black and round by any chance are they?

:D :D :D I'm only jesting matey.
by SpunkyM
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 16:14
Forum: Performance
Topic: New discs required or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Yes, it's the sintering in the pads that does it. Worse since asbestos was removed from the compounds.
by SpunkyM
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 13:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 0-60 figures – are these correct?
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

..and of course gearing plays a huge role.
by SpunkyM
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 13:19
Forum: Performance
Topic: New discs required or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 952

It really does depend on just how severe it is. Light ridges and grooves are very common and won't noticeably affect braking performance. As said above - really need a pic to comment.
by SpunkyM
Fri 27 Feb, 2009 14:06
Forum: Computer help
Topic: SWS Spywear (popups)
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Malwarebytes will get rid of that.
by SpunkyM
Wed 25 Feb, 2009 13:45
Forum: Performance
Topic: Power boost valve
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Do not waste your money on a PBV. Complete snake oil.
by SpunkyM
Wed 25 Feb, 2009 13:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Original list price of Z3 in 1997?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

£40,595 was a staggering amount in 1998 - I'm guessing that would be over £60K in todays money :shock:
by SpunkyM
Wed 25 Feb, 2009 13:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: engine revving on its own
Replies: 11
Views: 710

1) Clean ICV
2) Check for split hose / leaks
3) Replace cam position sensor.
by SpunkyM
Mon 23 Feb, 2009 16:24
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyre Mismatch
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Absolutely, this is a definite no no.
by SpunkyM
Sun 22 Feb, 2009 16:47
Forum: Performance
Topic: Will this K&N actually do anything?
Replies: 15
Views: 2336

Periodically, there's a cleaning cycle during which the wire is heated to a very high temperature right after engine shutdown. This burns off deposits. I think what actually happens is that it burns off the oil and leaves a deposit - just like if you burned oil on a fire. And I doubt the MAF type c...
by SpunkyM
Wed 18 Feb, 2009 13:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: valve stem oil seal replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Thanks for all the ideas, I'd never thought about breather pipes being clogged so will check that out at the weekend. ..very easy test for you - remove the dipstick and start the engine. Cover the dipstick hole with your thumb and see if there is any positive pressure there. If there is lots, you h...
by SpunkyM
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 16:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: valve stem oil seal replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Of course, the other possibility is that it is not being burned at all but is simply leaking somewhere. You'd generally always notice this on your driveway though.

I don't think a simple change of oil grade will help a great deal with the amount of oil you are going through.
by SpunkyM
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 16:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: valve stem oil seal replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 602

This just about sums it up (lift from web)... Generally, engines burn oil due to a few reasons. Bad valve seals Worn valve guides Pressurized crankcase (oil pan) due to a clogged PCV valve or breather system Blow-by from worn piston rings Bad valve seals: The valves are located in the cylinder head ...
by SpunkyM
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine management light and airbag light on
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Yep could be (possibly the lambda heaters), but no point in guessing really when a 3 min diagnostic will reveal all the codes.

I got a diagnostic kit of fleabay for about £40 which plugs into a laptop and there's loads of free software on the web.
by SpunkyM
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 13:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Unsteady Idle
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Yep, Justin has it spot on. Throttle position sensor and clutch switch are also other possibilities although a little less likely.
by SpunkyM
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 13:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: valve stem oil seal replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Don't strip the head off yet, either buy a compression tester (approx £25) or get a garage to do it for you.

Do the test then repeat again with a teaspoon of oil in each cylinder (down sprak plug hole). Record results both times and come back here with your findings so we can advise further.
by SpunkyM
Sun 15 Feb, 2009 18:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBD chipping?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

I am an electronics engineer and it sounds like a complete gimmick to me. Save your money for a proper remap as advised above.
by SpunkyM
Sun 15 Feb, 2009 18:15
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: failure of MOT
Replies: 23
Views: 1321

First up, I was under the impression that a retest within 24 hours of the original test was classed as FOC. After that, a fee can be applied legally. I think that might only be valid if you don't drive the car away from the garage (i.e let them fix it). Bit of a swizz really. I always use the counc...
by SpunkyM
Sun 15 Feb, 2009 18:05
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M Coupe <£12k
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Nah they don't. They are amazingly tractable really. I have my DSC off 90% of the time. Only really have it on in ice or wet.
by SpunkyM
Sat 14 Feb, 2009 10:14
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: RS Tuning Leeds Rolling Road day 25th April 2009
Replies: 70
Views: 6041

Cool. I'm up for that.
by SpunkyM
Sat 14 Feb, 2009 10:13
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: failure of MOT
Replies: 23
Views: 1321

I agree, having to pay for a retest just because the cats weren't warm enough is appalling.
by SpunkyM
Thu 12 Feb, 2009 13:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat out with roof up ?
Replies: 10
Views: 582

..or just pour a bit of luke warm water over it before lowering - saves you messing around with an extension lead.
by SpunkyM
Thu 12 Feb, 2009 13:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: M Roadster to 328i Sport
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

your old 328 looks amazing

where did you get the bonnet bra from - just what i need

..please tell me you are joking. A bonnet bra is just about the most ridiculous looking thing ever invented by man.
by SpunkyM
Thu 12 Feb, 2009 13:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My little Z is in pain
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Yes, I suppose that is the crux of it really. It may be repairable but if it's not 'economic' to repair they may write it off anyway.
by SpunkyM
Wed 11 Feb, 2009 13:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My little Z is in pain
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

The front bumper structure is designed to deform in an impact to absorb energy, so although it looks bad - I'd say it looks totally repairable to me.
by SpunkyM
Tue 10 Feb, 2009 16:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: freezing weather and the zed
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Even a very modest heater of say 100W would flatten a healthy battery in about 7 hours so it's not really practical unless you are going to have a charger strapped to it as well. You can buy caravan dehumidifiers which work very well for stopping ice on the inside, but even these freeze at about -10...
by SpunkyM
Mon 09 Feb, 2009 13:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: stupid question
Replies: 47
Views: 1659

I hope these people never break down in the middle of France on a Saturday afternoon, when help will not usually be available until Monday afternoon!

Is there any post that Mike can't get a reference to France in!! :D :D
by SpunkyM
Tue 03 Feb, 2009 22:27
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Ogii at the foot of Mount Errigal
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Cool. Every considered climbing that bugger?
by SpunkyM
Fri 30 Jan, 2009 11:56
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: it's that old Vanos thing
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

No, should be OK as it is UK origin.
by SpunkyM
Thu 29 Jan, 2009 13:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flaken FK-452 245/40/17 or 255/40/17
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Qiuite right - it's only the tyre snobs that dismiss them just because they are considered a budget brand. If they actually swallowed their pride and gave them a try they would be eating their words.
by SpunkyM
Thu 29 Jan, 2009 13:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How to I clean the cam position sensor? (1998 2.8)
Replies: 10
Views: 951

£30 for Diagnostic
£35 for ECU reset

Now there's inventive sales tactics. £35 for a mouse click - the computer is already connected from the diagnostic!
by SpunkyM
Thu 29 Jan, 2009 13:26
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: RS Tuning Leeds Rolling Road day 25th April 2009
Replies: 70
Views: 6041

Bums. Wife's bday on the 18th so am away that weekend. Would have defo been up for that.
by SpunkyM
Thu 15 Jan, 2009 16:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: My 3.0 Z3 for sale.... NOW SOLD
Replies: 39
Views: 6289

:shock: Half tempted myself! C'mon somebody must be in the market for a 2001 reg 3.0l Z for under £5K.
by SpunkyM
Thu 15 Jan, 2009 13:28
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: re-mapping
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Yeh, it will be fine. I'd be quite interested if it was Leeds.
by SpunkyM
Thu 15 Jan, 2009 13:23
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Spotted - Z3 in Season 7 of 24
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Certainly does! There a great artsistic scene in Armagedden where whatshisface is wooing Liv Tyler with his Z3M. Looks great in the setting sun!
by SpunkyM
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 16:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ASC button fault
Replies: 32
Views: 1754

DSC is just on or off as well. On the S54 at least.
by SpunkyM
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 13:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screw in Tyre problem
Replies: 39
Views: 2353

Me being me I would always replace the tyre rather than getting it repaired, its not a lot too pay to keep one safe, like Phil and Mike said it really isn't worth risking A repair properly carried out and within the guidelines of distance from the sidewall is perfectly safe. Just my opinion of cour...
by SpunkyM
Tue 13 Jan, 2009 13:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine over run between 1st & 2nd
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Yes, good suggestion Mike.
by SpunkyM
Mon 12 Jan, 2009 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine over run between 1st & 2nd
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Could be a sticky throttle cable or perhaps the throttle position sensor is stuffed. If it's always been that way it might be just a trait of a heavy flywheel.
by SpunkyM
Mon 12 Jan, 2009 16:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screw in Tyre problem
Replies: 39
Views: 2353

Lots of alarmist posts on this one :shock: Chances are you have already been driving on it for a good few miles. Tyre construction being what it is, I very much doubt you are at risk of a blowout. My guess is that it will have punctured the tyre so I wouldn't remove it if I were you. I don't buy the...
by SpunkyM
Thu 08 Jan, 2009 16:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car Wont Start
Replies: 1
Views: 307

EWS will be the immobiliser so I'm sure it will be that stopping the car firing. Sounds like a stealer job to me - they will need to re-sync the EWS module to the main ECU. The software might have got corrupt somehow?? Worth a battery disconnect for 5 mins and reconnect to see if it sorts it. Might ...
by SpunkyM
Wed 07 Jan, 2009 16:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Alarm Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Great reply Rob.
by SpunkyM
Wed 07 Jan, 2009 16:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: EEkk!! Head Gasket?
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Head gasket failure is very rare on these cars. You would be unlucky indeed if that was the problem - I'd make sure you get a good diagnoses before replacing.
by SpunkyM
Wed 07 Jan, 2009 13:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Fitting a replacement Fuel Filter to S50
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Ah yes, that would make sense.