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by BladeRunner919
Fri 26 May, 2017 08:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets
Replies: 16
Views: 1264

Re: Z3 Front Stabi Drop Link Lower Brackets

Does the car definitely have a rear sensor? Many UK cars only have a sensor before the cat (my '98 Z3 and my 2000 Subaru Legacy only have one). Remember, the post-cat sensor is there purely to monitor wheter the cat is functioning correctly by ensuring that post-cat emissions are within tolerance. T...
by BladeRunner919
Thu 25 May, 2017 16:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement Key
Replies: 19
Views: 1441

Re: Replacement Key

There shouldn't be any programming. As mentioned, they come ready to use, coded to the car.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 24 May, 2017 08:04
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A Spanish is presented at the Forum.
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: A Spanish is presented at the Forum.

Bienvienido! Hablo un poco de espanol - he pasado mucho tiempo ahi. Mis abuelos se mudaron a Alicante en 1975 y ahora mis padres vivien circa de Elche. En Julio voy a Alicante en el Z3, por Le Mans y Pau en Francia, y Zaragota en Espana.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 24 May, 2017 07:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where is the fuel pump relay?
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Where is the fuel pump relay?

It's behind the side panel by your right foot. It's green.
by BladeRunner919
Tue 23 May, 2017 08:00
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: Audio System Upgrade in M Roadster
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Re: Audio System Upgrade in M Roadster

I know I'm responding to a thread that's over a year old, but I'd love to know how this effort turned out. I also bought the Conti head unit and, also, am somewhat disappointed. The bluetooth is OK; I use Android auto and "OK Google" for dialing anyway, but the lack of basic functions like balance/...
by BladeRunner919
Sun 21 May, 2017 16:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Manual Locking problem (central locking)
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Manual Locking problem (central locking)

Yes. Had it all apart again yesterday. I seem to remember that when the battery is disconnected you can turn the key in the lock and lock the car. That doesn't happen now, I can unlock but not lock. Mechanical issue??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro You should be able to lock and unlock tha...
by BladeRunner919
Sun 21 May, 2017 09:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Manual Locking problem (central locking)
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Manual Locking problem (central locking)

I assume you've checked that the rod between the lock barrel and the door switch is attached?
by BladeRunner919
Sun 21 May, 2017 08:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBC reading in Km not Miles
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: OBC reading in Km not Miles

My advice - buy this for £25 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E36-Z3-Co ... 6016.l4276

I think you're on a hiding to nothing trying to sort the one you have and will end up spending far more than £25 trying to sort it.
by BladeRunner919
Fri 19 May, 2017 15:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Weather seals rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Weather seals rear wings

I don't think any of the joints have mastic, as they're bolt-on wings. That area is outside the 'dry' area of the boot - if you look at where the boot rubber seal meets the boot aperture, then aything outside that is ok to get wet. Any water in the area you are looking at will drain away, but has no...
by BladeRunner919
Fri 19 May, 2017 15:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Manual Locking problem (central locking)
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Manual Locking problem (central locking)

I'd be looking for a problem with the wiring in the boot loom. viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34807
by BladeRunner919
Thu 18 May, 2017 21:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm problems - tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Alarm problems - tilt sensor

If you can't find the source of the leak I'd suggest pulling all the carpet out and liberally dusting talcum powder around the boot. That way you can see the tracks of any water in the talc, helping to identify the source.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 18 May, 2017 17:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm problems - tilt sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Alarm problems - tilt sensor

If you put the part number into realoem you can see what other models had the same one.

Where do you think the water came in? 3rd brakelight is a favourite!
by BladeRunner919
Thu 18 May, 2017 09:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM

Good to see you back Barry!
by BladeRunner919
Thu 18 May, 2017 08:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do you remove the undertray?
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: How do you remove the undertray?

handsomejackuk wrote:
is this easy to do with a jack and axle stands..?
It's just a few bolts. I took the front undertray off my car just by reaching underneath with a socket wrench.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 17 May, 2017 16:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition controlled accessory.
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Ignition controlled accessory.

Not offhand. Do you have the wiring diagrams for the car? If not, you can download one here, which will give you a steer on wiring colours:
http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/
by BladeRunner919
Wed 17 May, 2017 12:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ignition controlled accessory.
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Ignition controlled accessory.

Depending on your definition of 'easy' if you remove the glovebox there is loads of wiring to tap into. I'm actually doing the same exercise, but wiring in an auto-dimming rear view mirror from a Z4. I found this general info from a member of another forum but haven't had the chance to validate it: ...
by BladeRunner919
Wed 17 May, 2017 08:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Screen Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Screen Washers

Don't the valves stop the screenwash from draining back into the tank? I'd be interested to see whether after a few days you get a delay between pressing the button and any water coming out.
by BladeRunner919
Mon 15 May, 2017 09:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How do you remove the undertray?
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: How do you remove the undertray?

The fuel filter is at the back of the car, so you don't need to remove the undertray anyway.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 11 May, 2017 13:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested

You won't get any power to the compressor if you are low on pressure. If you really want to be sure, then beirfly jumper the pressure switch to see if the compressor kicks in.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 11 May, 2017 12:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Air con fault diagnosis - help requested

The most likely problem is that it needs a regas. If the pressure is too low then the system won't engage. I'd definitely start with that.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 11 May, 2017 10:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fixtures for fuel filter replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Fixtures for fuel filter replacement

It'll be 8mm internal diameter hose that is rated for fuel injection. The hose clips are dependent on the outer diameter of the hose, typically around 13-15mm. The really important thing is that the hose is rated for fuel injection, as there is still plenty of hose for carburetter cars around, which...
by BladeRunner919
Thu 11 May, 2017 08:11
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED: Z3 Engine M44 1.9 140bhp
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: WANTED: Z3 Engine M44 1.9 140bhp

I'd seriously consider taking Andy up on the idea to go to Woking and see what he's got. It might be a bit of a trek, but well worth it for the peace of mind of knowing you're getting a good engine from someone with a great reputation. I'd much rather that than buy an engine from some random person ...
by BladeRunner919
Wed 10 May, 2017 14:25
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Z3 rear center speaker/sub cover
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Wanted - Z3 rear center speaker/sub cover

No good to you then, unfortunately!
by BladeRunner919
Wed 10 May, 2017 10:35
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Z3 rear center speaker/sub cover
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: Wanted - Z3 rear center speaker/sub cover

I have one that I'd swap. Do you have rollbars? Mine is from a non-rollbar car.
by BladeRunner919
Tue 09 May, 2017 16:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2002 Z3 Bonnet release.
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: 2002 Z3 Bonnet release.

Yes, it is.
by BladeRunner919
Tue 09 May, 2017 15:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2002 Z3 Bonnet release.
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: 2002 Z3 Bonnet release.

I'm buying all genuine parts from here now: http://shop.bmw-classic.de/index-Classi ... U-EUR.html

Good prices, quick delivery, genuine parts directly from BMW, not having to deal with snotty-nosed muppets at Sytner in Maidenhead. Win, win.
by BladeRunner919
Fri 05 May, 2017 12:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tyre size
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: tyre size

If your concern is about the wheels looking lost in the arch, then really the only option is to lower the car to reduce the gap. All the different combos of wheel and tyre are designed to keep the overall circumference of the tyre the same (the bigger the wheel, the shallower the sidewall). If you p...
by BladeRunner919
Fri 05 May, 2017 08:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat lifters
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Seat lifters

ROBBELL wrote:I have just acquired a set of seat lifters that Southernboy made can anyone show details how to fit them
Thanks in advance
If you search for Southernboy's posts you'll find the thread where he was selling them and that will explain.
by BladeRunner919
Fri 05 May, 2017 08:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Show us your steering wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Show us your steering wheels

Most on this forum (myself included) have used Royal Steering Wheels. You choose what you want and from memory the price was less than this advert. Do a search for "Royal Steering Wheels" and you will see dozens of comments and pictures. You can choose the colour, holed or plain, extra thickness, c...
by BladeRunner919
Thu 04 May, 2017 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Becker Traffic radio/stereos
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Becker Traffic radio/stereos

My point wasn't that the updates aren't available, just that the latest available update for the Traffic Pro is about 10 years old, with no prospect of being updated.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 04 May, 2017 10:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 1997 corroded side skirts
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Z3 1997 corroded side skirts

Yes, they can be purchased from a BMW dealer, which is the best bet. Second-hand ones are likely to also be corroded.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 04 May, 2017 08:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 218723

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

pingu wrote:Not bought as such...

Realtime Graphic Software called TestO.

The link to it is in the first post of this...

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/show ... graph-view
Oh, that looks interesting. I'll have to add that to my diagnostic laptop!
by BladeRunner919
Wed 03 May, 2017 15:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Becker Traffic radio/stereos
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Becker Traffic radio/stereos

One thing to look at is how recent the sat nav system is. A lot of the Becker units can't be updated past about 2007 (from memory) so you'd have to bear that in mind.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 03 May, 2017 15:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head gasket failure - repair or scrap :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1903

Re: Head gasket failure - repair or scrap :(

If you know which end of a spanner to use, and it sounds like you do, then it's not remotely complicated, just a bit more long-winded than swappng a radiator. I suspect that if you just got on and did it, you'd wonder what you were worried about.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 03 May, 2017 14:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head gasket failure - repair or scrap :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1903

Re: Head gasket failure - repair or scrap :(

The Z3 is very easy to swap the engine from, because the whole front of the car unbolts, meaning the engine comes straight out, rather than up-and-over. Get an engine from ebay, an engine crane (I think I paid about £120 for mine), undo a few bolts and away you go. Well, more or less.
by BladeRunner919
Tue 02 May, 2017 16:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: tyre size
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: tyre size

are all BMW wheels the same? PCD, hub size etc? looking around on ebay, there isnt many e36/z3 wheels on for sale. Pretty much. Some have a larger centre bore (E39 wheels, for example) but that can be resolved with spigot rings. Not sure what you're searching for on ebay, but there are hundreds of ...
by BladeRunner919
Sun 30 Apr, 2017 19:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 central locking problems
Replies: 7
Views: 889

Re: Z3 central locking problems

DanHolman wrote:doors out of sync
Pretty sure that's not a thing with these cars. Sounds like more problems in the loom is the likeliest culpret.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 26 Apr, 2017 13:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inherited Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Inherited Z3

I think it's far more likely you just have an old battery than a parasitic drain. Batteries do not respond well to being just left unused, so I'd consider this before potentially wasting time looking for a problem that isn't there.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 26 Apr, 2017 10:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inherited Z3
Replies: 24
Views: 2268

Re: Inherited Z3

Interesting reading your post that you are in Swindon and that you break Zeds I am in Somerset and wondering if you know about central locking and remotes which I am having problems with which you may know how to remedy Geoff :) I'm sure if you start a thread explaining your woes we can help you ou...
by BladeRunner919
Tue 25 Apr, 2017 07:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Chrome pack
Replies: 19
Views: 2064

Re: Z3 Chrome pack

Snipps30 wrote:
Looks like the windscreen has to come out from that diagram. Is that showing as available from BMW dealers?
That's an exploded view to show the different parts seperately. Don't confuse it with fitting instructions!
by BladeRunner919
Fri 14 Apr, 2017 19:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 4237

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

The TPS is easy to see working correctly in diagnostics. Mine went faulty and I could see in INPA that the output was inconsistent and 'jerky'. I assume the garage read the fault codes - what codes were present?
by BladeRunner919
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 08:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little. I'll try a bit of WD40 and repor...
by BladeRunner919
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 15:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Z3 Chrome Bonnet Vents or wind deflector
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Wanted: Z3 Chrome Bonnet Vents or wind deflector

There are multiple types of wind deflector - you need to be a bit more specific about which you need.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 08:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Minor Door shut adjustment?
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: Minor Door shut adjustment?

Are you sure you don't just need to grease the mechanism a little? When the door is shut properly, does it like up correctly with the rear panel? If so, that would suggest that there's not really an alignment issue and that it is just the mechanism binding a little.
by BladeRunner919
Wed 12 Apr, 2017 08:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: 3.0 Vibration when heavy accelerating issue

Have you checked the giubo (the flexible joint at the front of the propshaft)? I gather that they can look ok even if they are damaged, and you need to unbolt the propshaft to really assess their condition. I assume the tailshaft carrier bearing you mention is the bearing that supports the prop? Oth...
by BladeRunner919
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 08:28
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170913

Re: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!

I didn't short any pins when I did mine - just flipped the switch to the learn position, basically following the instructions at https://zroadster.org/articles/3g-ews-r ... amming.24/
by BladeRunner919
Sun 09 Apr, 2017 14:15
Forum: Boyz Toyz
Topic: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!
Replies: 81
Views: 170913

Re: BMW 3G EWS alarm-coding keyfobs-SOLVED!!

I assume you have put new batteries in the fobs, just to be sure you're transmitting with enough power? Where you sit is irrelevant - there's no occupancy sensor on the drivers seat, as it's safe to assume that a car that's being driven has an occupied drivers' seat! I'm a little unclear about exact...
by BladeRunner919
Sun 09 Apr, 2017 10:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: First impressions

The other thing I can't work out is the drivers door handle sometimes refuses to open from the outside. If you press the door with your knee below the handle it opens! Again open to suggestions on this one. That could just be a little grease required in the lock where the pin goes in. Is that where...
by BladeRunner919
Sat 08 Apr, 2017 18:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: First impressions

SHRS2000 wrote:The other thing I can't work out is the drivers door handle sometimes refuses to open from the outside. If you press the door with your knee below the handle it opens! Again open to suggestions on this one.
That could just be a little grease required in the lock where the pin goes in.
by BladeRunner919
Thu 06 Apr, 2017 14:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: B*stard main dealers
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: B*stard main dealers

For any future problems get yourself a cheap multimeter and we can probably talk you through the exact diagnosis. Sorry, I don't recall your original post!