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id101
Joined: Mon 04 Sep, 2017 22:44
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Bonnet keeps popping

Post by id101 » Sun 12 Nov, 2017 22:42

Hi there,

The bonnet on my z3 roadster (97 2.8)- keeps popping and then is very difficult to shut again. I try screwing in or out the spring pegs which eventually get the bonnet shut but it's now continually popping when driving.

Any suggestions out there?

Many thanks.

David.

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colb
Joined: Sat 05 May, 2012 23:46
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  Z3 roadster 1.8 TU
Location: Newport South Wales UK

Re: Bonnet keeps popping

Post by colb » Sun 12 Nov, 2017 23:18

Must be the locking latch not engaging fully when closed, check out the release cable it may be dry and sticking so the latch isn't engaging fully to hold it shut.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=41_0040
Colb
1999 BMW 1.8 Z3
1998 Honda Deauville NT650V

id101
Joined: Mon 04 Sep, 2017 22:44
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Bonnet keeps popping

Post by id101 » Mon 13 Nov, 2017 13:09

cheers, i did look at that first and the latch seems to move with a bit of spring to it.

i'll give it another look and try greasing the cable some more

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Z3crazy
Joined: Thu 04 May, 2017 14:37
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  Z3 roadster 1.9i

Re: Bonnet keeps popping

Post by Z3crazy » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 08:35

If anything will make the cable stick, it's grease.........

WD40, graphite powder, light oil are beter options.

Or, a new cable 8-)

Dave
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Z3 1.9 2000, Cosmos Schwartz

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