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by Del
Tue 06 Mar, 2012 20:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M Power badge?
Replies: 55
Views: 2689

Re: M Power badge?

From what I see on this site, members are sticking all sorts of “non-standard bling” on their cars. I neither see a problem with that nor with youngsters who cannot afford an M model but who aspire to have one. Ebay has literally hundreds of sellers offering “M” badge bling and so it must be popular.
by Del
Sun 04 Mar, 2012 19:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE: Facelift 2.0L 6 cylinder Z3 86K with BBS LM's
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: FOR SALE: Facelift 2.0L 6 cylinder Z3 86K with BBS LM's

Not surprised it went quickly. Nice car and good price.
by Del
Sun 04 Mar, 2012 19:44
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: whats the best engine ???????
Replies: 25
Views: 4751

Re: whats the best engine ???????

I agree with Gookah. I never get below 30 mpg with my 1.9 and I save a fortune in spark plugs!
by Del
Sat 03 Mar, 2012 19:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mannesmann 12v oil scavenge pump
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Mannesmann 12v oil scavenge pump

It’s probably me getting too old but the thought of fiddling around with jacks, stands and blocks twice a year to change the oil on the Z3 is losing its appeal. I came across this 12v Mannesmann Oil Scavenge pump on AMAZON and elsewhere. All the reviews sound very seductive e.g. “changed my oil in m...
by Del
Mon 27 Feb, 2012 19:43
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Carnauba Wash & Wax
Replies: 12
Views: 997

It is a naturally occurring wax from a palm tree. Used a lot in car polish as it is supposed to be hard wearing. I’d have no problem using a car shampoo/polish containing it. After all Aldi sells no-nonsense, non-branded items and is a German firm!
by Del
Sat 18 Feb, 2012 19:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Any 1.9 Experts know what this part is?
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Hi I assume you’re talking about item 8 on the diagram. This is sometimes known as a DISA valve (termed adjuster unit on the diagram). Briefly, it has a metal flap (valve) inside that moves, on a spring loaded spindle, to adjust airflow inside the manifold. It is wired to the ECU and is activated at...
by Del
Wed 15 Feb, 2012 21:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: error code
Replies: 11
Views: 644

With a new camshaft position sensor and MAF sensor you should find the car runs great and your fuel economy will be better.
by Del
Sat 11 Feb, 2012 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is your fuel filler cap seal perished?
Replies: 8
Views: 3260

Is your fuel filler cap seal perished?

Noticed by 13-year old rubber seal was badly perished and close to breaking up. Discovered that the seal can be bought separately (part number 16 11 1 179 680) as I didn’t fancy buying a whole new cap presumably with another key. My local dealer told me they did not have one in stock and that the pa...
by Del
Fri 10 Feb, 2012 12:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: error code
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Hi sapper1592. I have done a lot of work/research myself recently in respect of a cold rough start issue. I agree with Mike in that if the rough idle problem is SOLELY related to the first cold start of the day, then the cause is most likely to be a vacuum leak. As Mike says, the most likely place f...
by Del
Wed 08 Feb, 2012 12:58
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hi all - new member with pics
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

I don’t know your precise model but I would say you require something like fully synthetic 5W-40 engine oil. You can do a check on the Mobil and Castrol sites. Many drivers have strong views about oils and brands and so I wouldn’t be as bold as to recommend a particular brand on this site. Personall...
by Del
Sun 05 Feb, 2012 20:49
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Hi all - new member with pics
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

Hi Mike Welcome to forum. I acquired my Z3 (1998, 1.9 M44 engine, 17 inch wheels) last June and I have been working my way through a small list of renovations to get it back to original condition as far as is reasonably possible. The things I’ve encountered are:- • Tram-lining - seems to be a common...
by Del
Sun 05 Feb, 2012 09:38
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: cold start help
Replies: 3
Views: 419

On a car that has had the other basic service items done i.e. plugs, filters etc., in my opinion further problems confined PURELY to the first cold start of the day are likely to be caused by either vacuum leaks or a failing MAF. After those, I agree a CPS could be a culprit. On your 2002 car the di...
by Del
Fri 03 Feb, 2012 19:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speaker sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 393

I have just replaced the footwell ones in my 1998 M44 Z3. I agree with wonderloaf, they are 5inch/13cm. My old ones weren’t that good and one of mine had “blown” also. I’m not an audio connoisseur and don’t use my Z3 for listening to much music so settled for a pair of Pioneer 2-way coaxial ones whi...
by Del
Fri 20 Jan, 2012 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough cold starting issue help needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Update for Tibs and any other interested members with the 1.9 M44 engine. I have been puzzling over a very rough idle (only on the first cold start of the day, for approx. 1-2 minutes) since acquiring the car last June. Warm idle is fine. Diagnostic equipment was just giving a vague misfire code on ...
by Del
Sun 01 Jan, 2012 00:56
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: 12 o'clock midnight
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Roll on April, when I can get the hood down, smell the Somerset countryside, hear the birds whilst driving along and get a sun tan at the same time. It's not just motoring it's "mobile pleasure".
by Del
Sat 31 Dec, 2011 21:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough cold starting issue help needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Would be very interested in the outcome. Have a very similar problem on my Z3 1998 (1.9) M44 engine. I intend to next work my way through the vacuum hose system replacing various bits and pieces, but have not got to the bottom of the problem yet. So far have changed plugs, checked HT leads and coil,...
by Del
Sat 31 Dec, 2011 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Torque settings for M44 inlet manifold bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Many thanks KornKnarr
by Del
Fri 30 Dec, 2011 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Torque settings for M44 inlet manifold bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Torque settings for M44 inlet manifold bolts

Does any kind person out there happen to know the torque settings for the M44 inlet manifold bolts. I intend to wip off the upper manifold section for some possible vacuum hose maintenance/renewal. :rtm:
by Del
Mon 21 Nov, 2011 20:53
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Who's the oldest member here?
Replies: 149
Views: 10508

(Born 1955) this is my first 2-seater which I bought earlier this year. There was always something in the way of me buying a 2 seater before eg mortgage/job/marriage/3-kids. I'm knee deep in Maxda MX5s where I live in Somerset and the beautiful retro looks of the relatively uncommon Z3 seems to be e...
by Del
Mon 21 Nov, 2011 19:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: sticky electric windows
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Hi Roo This seems to be a common issue from forums I have seen online. I acquired my Z3 this Spring and the driver's window was very stiff and seemed to be struggling. You can carefully remove the door card and inner lining with a little patience/care and no special tools - apart from torx on screw ...
by Del
Mon 21 Nov, 2011 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Front strut brace & rough cold idle 1998 Z3 M44 (72k mil
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Front strut brace & rough cold idle 1998 Z3 M44 (72k mil

Hi I am a newbie member having picked up my Z3 this spring as an early retirement hobby/toy. I am gradually working my way through a small list of little imperfections and I am a bit stuck on fixing two. Firstly what seems to be the fairly common problem of a rough idle on cold start only, for aroun...