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by Robert T
Sat 18 Jun, 2016 14:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: hard dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: hard dogs

Not compatible with power top or hardtop?

Hardtop maybe due to the front legs. Power top hydraulic ram is in the same place as the manual roof gas strut, so don't understand that one.

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 18:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 roll hoops
Replies: 20
Views: 1260

Re: z3 roll hoops

My seats were out anyway. I would think it's a lot easier if not a necessity to have them out to do this. No need to remove the seats. Just put the roof down. :wink: Torx headed screws weren't that expensive from BMW if you don't have them all - they should still be available. I wouldn't skimp on t...
by Robert T
Fri 17 Jun, 2016 17:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 roll hoops
Replies: 20
Views: 1260

Re: z3 roll hoops

Everything you wanted to know (and a lot that you probably didn't) is in the knowledgebase here: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3439 And to answer the questions above: Yes, the pre-facelift and post-facelift storage box trim is different, but the roll hoop mountings are the same...
by Robert T
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 22:16
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Sub-woofer opportunity
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Sub-woofer opportunity

ICE - that's a slippery slope once you start down it... Subwoofer will require a separate amplifier. The Harmon Kardon system the original enclosure was designed for had one in the boot. It includes some other weird bits, one of which is referred to as a snorkel! I was going to suggest that the base...
by Robert T
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 12:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window switches rewire
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Window switches rewire

What's the difference - I'm sure mine both operate in the same way? Just trying to find the details in the manual, but it seems I may be mistakenly thinking of the door locks. I thought there was some juxtaposition between being able to operate the windows and which door was opened, but it seems th...
by Robert T
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window switches rewire
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Window switches rewire

Just had a look at the ETM for you - assuming that your zed is a 1997 1.8 as per your profile, then the pins on the windows switch are: DRIVER'S SIDE 1 - SW/WS (black with white stripe) - from body electronics module pin 7 (goes to the switch part) 2 - VI/WS (violet with white stripe) - from body el...
by Robert T
Wed 15 Jun, 2016 01:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Window switches rewire
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: Window switches rewire

What makes you think they are not OEM?

Wiring colours should be given in the ETM - see http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=34176

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 22:22
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: hood fixing hole
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: hood fixing hole

Correct. They are for the grub screws that secure the front of the hardtop.

Cheers R.
by Robert T
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 22:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

Was the LSD a Sport feature?

Cheers R.
by Robert T
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

From the diagrams, this looked more likely to be an oil temperature sensor - you will soon find out when you remove it! If it is coolant, then you will need to drop the coolant below the level of the sensor, or it will go everywhere. If it is oil, then the oil should be in the sump, so you shouldn't...
by Robert T
Sun 12 Jun, 2016 13:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: CD/Radio problems
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: CD/Radio problems

Many cars have the hump, but no CD changer or Amplifier. The boot amp was only fitted with the higher spec speaker systems - I'd have to check if this includes the HiFi option, but it certainly is needed for the Harmon Kardon system with the subwoofer between the seats. The standard system has no am...
by Robert T
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 23:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Flashing Indicators once locked.
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Flashing Indicators once locked.

Does your alarm siren work, as it sounds more like the alarm is trying to go off. The only common water-related alarm issue I know of is the tilt switch being drowned in the left-hand boot well. That is not to say water couldn't have got in elsewhere. Locking the car with the key doesn't set the ala...
by Robert T
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 23:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: Did the Z3 3.0 have "M Sport" suspension as standard?

Just at note on BMW phraseolgy. There is no such thing as an "M Sport" Z3. That phrase was coined after the Z3 finished production. The car is referred to as a "Sport" and suspension as "M-Tech Suspension".

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Sat 11 Jun, 2016 11:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear wings. Different sizes?
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

Re: Rear wings. Different sizes?

To the best of my knowledge, there are only two sizes of rear cluster - pre-facelift and facelift - and they are different shapes. The pre-facelift is the same for both narrowbody and widebody. The smoked ones will not be OEM, unless they have simply been painted as such - if they are home-smoked, c...
by Robert T
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: New member!

Dzień dobry and welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have two faults there, as to the best of my knowledge, the key only transmits to the car - it does not receive - so the remote control circuitry might be foobarred. :( If the central locking does not work using the key in the drivers door lock...
by Robert T
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 17:48
Forum: Computer help
Topic: inpa ports
Replies: 2
Views: 3773

Re: inpa ports

A proper serial port is required for early cars, which use ADS. The later cars use OBD-II signals and can be connected to using USB readers (this is true even on cars without an OBD-II socket, like my 01/99 car). I have not tried using a serial port to connect to later cars, but you will probably wa...
by Robert T
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 16:00
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Another Newbie!
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Another Newbie!

Hi and welcome to the forum, Andy. How do you get your photos under your signature? You'll need to master putting pictures in a post first, but the principle is the same, you put IMG tags into your the signature in just the same way. Have a go in the Test Track if you want to practice. You can keep ...
by Robert T
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 12:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pre-facelift seats in facelift car
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Pre-facelift seats in facelift car

The metal connector with the locking tab that you removed is likely to be common to many connectors. There are male and female versions and you could conceivably transplant them into a new socket casing and put the matching plug on the seats. I note that there are some larger ones for the higher cur...
by Robert T
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 08:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Coolant sensor location Z3 1.9i

Looking at the diagrams, there appear to be three locations to check. There should be a double temperature switch in the side of the radiator, but there are two different radiators depending upon whether the car has aircon, and the location might not be the same between the two, however it should st...
by Robert T
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 11:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Spare part required.
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Spare part required.

bertiejaffa wrote:Send a PM to spursfaninacoupe who might be able to help.
I don't think Andy breaks many Z1's. :wink:

Cheers R.
by Robert T
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 11:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pre-facelift seats in facelift car
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Pre-facelift seats in facelift car

The large yellow connector on the facelift appears to be a casing containing three smaller connectors. Whilst they probably all aren't the same as the pre-facelift ones on the seat, they will be more standard connectors and you may be able to make up matching connectors to replace those on the seat,...
by Robert T
Sat 04 Jun, 2016 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 starting probelms
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: Z3 starting probelms

The chip in the ignition key is read inductively by a coil, so no pins. It could still be the immobiliser, but you would need diagnostic software to check that the immobiliser has correctly read the key. Do you have a second key to try with?

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 22:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: .net Z3 /Z4 "HELP CENTERS" ??

Barry, we already have a map showing people with diagnostic kit here: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36055 My concern with offering help to fix problems is the amount of people's time this will take up, and the responsibility of working on someone else's car. Diagnostics is norma...
by Robert T
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 22:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my new second Z3 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1676

Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Where is the small key to turn the siren off? One would hope that it was on the same keyring with the ignition key and the alarm fob! It looks like this: http://www.zroadster.net/forum/download/file.php?id=2070 I have also seen one mention of a small bladed key for the same purpose of operating a k...
by Robert T
Wed 01 Jun, 2016 13:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my new second Z3 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1676

Re: Got my new second Z3 today

I pressed the grey button on the separate fob and it stopped. What's going on? Should I have disarmed it before unlocking the car? Short answer, Yes. The alarm is set/unset with the remote central locking. If you unlock with the key, the alarm will still be set. Conversely if you lock with the key ...
by Robert T
Tue 31 May, 2016 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Got my new second Z3 today
Replies: 19
Views: 1676

Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Was the previous owner a Mr J Bond? Might be the self-destruct mechanism.

What alarm does it have? The BMW one doesn't make noises like that and I don't know of anything else on the car other than the headlight warning buzzer.

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Sat 28 May, 2016 18:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Odometer EEP_1 fixed but with issues
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Odometer EEP_1 fixed but with issues

From what I have read, the mileage can only be adjusted upwards, so if you fit a zero-mile cluster, it will get the mileage stored in the engine's ECU. If you fit a new zero-mile engine and ECU, then the engine ECU will get the mileage from the cluster. BMW would not intend you to fit a cluster with...
by Robert T
Fri 27 May, 2016 22:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Duplicate key
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Duplicate key

Congrats on the purchase. 3.0 will be a nice motor. The 3.0 will have the later key with the alarm remote built into it. So you should have alarm and central locking (assuming it is a UK spec car). The cheapest way to get a spare key is to buy a grey service key from BMW for about £60 IIRC. This wil...
by Robert T
Fri 27 May, 2016 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Petrol Cap Stuck On
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Petrol Cap Stuck On

There are two types of petrol cap, locking and non-locking. On pre-facelift cars with a locking cap, the flap does not lock. On facelift cars with a non-locking cap, the flap locks (with the central locking IIRC). I was looking for some wisdom on here as there have been a couple of problems with fil...
by Robert T
Sun 22 May, 2016 23:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hood protector and proofer
Replies: 14
Views: 1605

Re: Hood protector and proofer

The purpose of waterproofing the roof is not to because the roof will leak without it, but rather to stop water soaking into the outer roof fabric and making it heavy and wet. It can take quite a while to dry out, and if water collects on the roof rather than running off, it can soak through - parti...
by Robert T
Sat 21 May, 2016 22:23
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: For sale - square (pre-facelift) Z3 OBC clock trip computer
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: For sale - square (pre-facelift) Z3 OBC clock trip compu

T-reg started 1st March 1999, so not all T-regs will be facelifts (mine isn't). Build date is more accurate, though simply looking at the rear of the car is easiest - curvy arse = facelift. It will not fit you car, Peter. Hole in your dash is the wrong shape and it has a different connector. Cheers ...
by Robert T
Sat 21 May, 2016 11:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

The problem affects both the normal website and Tapatalk, but it somehow feels slower on Tapatalk. It is evidently not bad enough to trigger my server monitoring though - this checks access to the site from about 10 locations around the world and lets me know if the site cannot be reached. I will ke...
by Robert T
Sat 21 May, 2016 09:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: The site/home page is very slow to connect.
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: The site/home page is very slow to connect.

I have noticed this a couple of times in recent weeks, particularly when accessing the site via Tapatalk. It has a lot more do with us being a virtual instance on a shared server, than ZR getting lots of search engines connecting at once. If the other virtual instances are heavily loaded, then we sl...
by Robert T
Fri 20 May, 2016 15:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: What's this then?

If you look at the uses for the plug, it is used on many different exhaust manifolds and on some models there are alternative parts shown for exhaust temperature and exhaust pressure sensors. These do not seem to have been fitted to any Z3 models (none that I could see anyway), however it may be tha...
by Robert T
Wed 18 May, 2016 22:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: radio
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: radio

Does it happen with anything else in the lighter socket? Do you have a Satnav to try?

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Tue 17 May, 2016 16:39
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: More Waving ......
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: More Waving ......

I got a flash from a Z3 the other week - I waved back, as flashing may have induced chaos at the roundabout ahead. :lol: I get acknowledgements from a few Z3s round here, but the majority of Z4 owners just seem to ignore you. Better than the Audi drivers though, who seem to think they own the road.....
by Robert T
Sat 14 May, 2016 10:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Boot spot weld
Replies: 36
Views: 3194

Re: Boot spot weld

If we're talking about the guy that makes a subframe kit, then his name is Randy Forbes. He does have an account on here, but he hasn't posted in a while. He's based in the States, so bit of a trek to go and see him. See http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=391506#p391506 Cheers R. Sent fr...
by Robert T
Wed 11 May, 2016 22:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Car Cover scratches
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Car Cover scratches

Most of them seem to be poly-cotton. I picked mine up at a car show quite cheaply - it is not a tailored fit. One of these days I will treat it to a custom fit one with a pocket for the wing mirror.

Cheers R.
by Robert T
Wed 11 May, 2016 11:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Car Cover scratches
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Car Cover scratches

I use a soft indoor cover underneath the outdoor cover on my Sprite. I used to put soft blankets on the bonnet and boot, but the areas they didn't cover finished up looking dull after a relatively short period of time. The indoor cover is much better, but not perfect, as it still moves around in the...
by Robert T
Mon 09 May, 2016 13:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Heated seat switch plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Heated seat switch plugs

Some connectors are free-floating - we found a few behind the heater panel on one car when fitting a HRW switch, which turned out to be very well hidden. Your best bet is probably to remove the screws on the driver's (right-hand) side footwell panel to gain access to the area behind the heater panel...
by Robert T
Fri 06 May, 2016 14:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 uneven ride height
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Z3 uneven ride height

When you jack it up the tyre will settle in a different position/angle than when the car is being driven. A simple roll back out of the garage should be enough for it to find its correct position. Only worry if after that, if it still doesn't look right. Cheers R. Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
by Robert T
Fri 06 May, 2016 09:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car identification.
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Car identification.

So the i doesn't denote a Sport and also note that it is Sport and not M Sport. Prices came down a little, as I paid around 23k for my 1.9 a couple of years before the 2.2 came out. I forgot about the LSD - must've been dreaming. No glowing knob listed though. Lol Cheers R. Sent from my SM-T810 usin...
by Robert T
Thu 05 May, 2016 17:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Car identification.
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Car identification.

Wheels, seats and suspension. No difference in engine.

Cheers R.
by Robert T
Wed 04 May, 2016 15:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bertiejaffa's ///M
Replies: 63
Views: 11414

Re: Bertiejaffa's ///M

If you are desperate to get it reset, I am not far from you and have INPA and laptop.

Cheers R.
by Robert T
Wed 04 May, 2016 15:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Asc switch
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Asc switch

If the sticker on the ABS control until (attached to the pump) is still visible, then it should say ASC if you have ASC.

Cheers R.
by Robert T
Mon 02 May, 2016 20:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3647

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

The switches are illuminated in the same way as the heater controls and ashtray, so might be that. Check the wiring diagram to be sure - wiring colours are given.

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Mon 02 May, 2016 10:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Are All Hardtops The Same?
Replies: 37
Views: 3647

Re: Are All Hardtops The Same?

IIRC the timer is built into the facelift switch. Pre-facelift definitely does not have a timer.

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 23:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil for soft top
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: oil for soft top

There are level indicators on the reservoir. If it is below that level you have a leak which you need to sort, as it is a closed system and the fluid has nowhere to go. Leaks are rare, but I know of one owner on here who did have a leak.

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Fri 29 Apr, 2016 22:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Zed Parade Video 2012 Silverstone

You missed me! I was right at the front, just behind the Z1s. :-(

Cheers R.

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by Robert T
Thu 28 Apr, 2016 12:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Correct tyre size confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Correct tyre size confirmation

Well from that, you can ignore the one for 15" wheels, so it gives you a choice of three tyres: 205/55 R16 speed rating V 225/50 R16 speed rating V 225/50 R16 speed rating W I can confirm that mine was fitted with 225/50 R16s when new (albeit on style 35 Z-stars), but I think that has remained stand...