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by dazthephot
Wed 14 Aug, 2019 17:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: ABS Sensor readings

https://i.imgur.com/5uE1HOL.jpg Attaching a picture showing the ABS and ACS relays including text in my fuse box. Thanks LaRy, a bit different to mine. When I say lights I mean dashboard warning lights. It’s raining today and low and behold the lights have come back on. They went off in the dry. ht...
by dazthephot
Tue 13 Aug, 2019 22:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: ABS Sensor readings

My opinion, as long as you buy a sensor manufactured by Hella, Bosch or ATE it will work. I have replaced my front wheel sensor, using an ATE, no problem. Hmm well in that case I can get a new Hella one for about £30. Worth a punt maybe? Bizarre the bloody lights have gone off again. I’ll be honest...
by dazthephot
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 10:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: ABS Sensor readings

pingu wrote:Get a salvage BMW one rather than a new copy.
Thanks I will see if I can get one, there’s quite a few breakers around the internet. Depends on price saving though over a new one. Big breakers give a short warranty though which is good.


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by dazthephot
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 10:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: ABS Sensor readings

I think the sensor showing 1.8kOhm is suspect. Normally it should be around 1 kOhm as you have for the others. If you have a ACS/ABS system type Teves Mk IV, the alarm triggering level is set to 2 kOhm. Another thing you should take in consideration is that the accuracy for multimeters in low ohm a...
by dazthephot
Sun 11 Aug, 2019 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: ABS Sensor readings

Set your multimeter to AC Volts (auto range) and spin the wheels, you should get a voltage from good sensors. Ok thanks. It’s a right PITA like to access the sensor socket when the wheel is still on plus the pins are male and you can’t get the multimeter probes in. I used a bit of wire on one pin t...
by dazthephot
Sun 11 Aug, 2019 16:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

ABS Sensor readings

Hi all. I have yet to buy a code reader so I thought I’d do it old school to see if I have a faulty abs sensor. Trouble is I don’t know what the acceptable range is. I have approx 1.1k ohms on all but the near side rear which is 1.8k ohms. So is that the suspect one that needs changing or do I need ...
by dazthephot
Sat 03 Aug, 2019 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

colb wrote:Yes no E36 listed in the description but it works, quite impressed with mine on my 1.9.
Would it pin point which abs sensor was duff? If indeed that was my problem.


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by dazthephot
Fri 02 Aug, 2019 18:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

No one has mentioned BMW Scanner that is available on ebay, MrScalex on here reccomended it and I got one to try it out. It connects to the car and laptop using the round to 16pin cable and usb to laptop. So easy to use less faf than using INPA. Have used it on a few Z's and my mates 325i. Clears c...
by dazthephot
Fri 02 Aug, 2019 09:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

To spin the wheel is a very good test, the voltage will just be maybe 0.25- 0.5 volt AC, depends on the tester. As mentioned, check the resistance, I think it should be approximately 1 kOhm. Anyway, the resistance should be almost equal for all four sensors. Be careful when opening the sensor conne...
by dazthephot
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

Unfortunately I have had the experience of ABS/ACS problems and solved it by reading and learning how it works. In this Z3 early generation of modern electronics, you can not trust in the fault code. I had actually exactly as you mentioned, left front wheel, but that was false information. It can b...
by dazthephot
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

Ignore the OBDII one. It is only connected to the engine module. The round 20-pin connector under the bonnet is connected to all modules. It seems that the car's electronics are OBDII compliant, just with a proprietary connector. Note that earlier cars are not and require a serial interface to conn...
by dazthephot
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 13:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

I use INPA and find it very good. If I was to buy a scanner, it would be the Foxwell NT520 with BMW software. Covers the Z3's and does all computers. Thank you. The odd thing is that my car has both test points, engine bay (round one OBD1 maybe) and cabin rectangle one (OBD2 maybe). What happens th...
by dazthephot
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 13:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

mrscalex wrote:
Wed 31 Jul, 2019 19:53
Never seen that post before. I think I’ve just got over excited. Will certainly be trying that out :)
What if your car has both test points? OBD in the cabin and the round one in the engine bay? Am i right in thinking the engine bay is OBD1 and the cabin is OBD2?
by dazthephot
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 13:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

Unfortunately I have had the experience of ABS/ACS problems and solved it by reading and learning how it works. In this Z3 early generation of modern electronics, you can not trust in the fault code. I had actually exactly as you mentioned, left front wheel, but that was false information. It can b...
by dazthephot
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 13:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Re: Diagnostic tools

I have an old XP laptop (dating from around 2000) with a serial (RS232) input/output port (£75 from eBay). and 12v charger to allow the computer to run when the car is being tested. 20 year old batteries are not very reliable :). Windows XP (do not connect to the internet unless you want to get a v...
by dazthephot
Wed 31 Jul, 2019 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3200

Diagnostic tools

Hi guys What are you using for diagnostics? I have a peake research tool which is fine for resetting oil and inspection plus clearing faults but not much good for pin pointing. I have the ABS/ASC lights on and rather than guess I wanted to actually have a proper pinpoint code. Hopefully one that say...
by dazthephot
Sat 20 Jul, 2019 19:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Baked on brake dust

As Bentley-boy said: Cheap oven cleaner from the pound shop, works great! I've tested, yes, it works great. Maybe not a method you use every time, bit if the dirt is hard and old, it is great. The difference is that you really have to use car shampoo to take away the oven cleaner including the dirt...
by dazthephot
Sat 20 Jul, 2019 19:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Baked on brake dust

Please report your findings Dazthephot :) It simply did nothing to remove the stains on the wheels. I did exactly as the instructions said but unfortunately to no effect. I’ve scrubbed these wheels to within an inch of their lives and still have the same dark streaked stains. I’ll post a picture la...
by dazthephot
Sun 07 Jul, 2019 18:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Baked on brake dust

Quick product review. Wonder wheels is useless. Time for the bilt hamber.


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by dazthephot
Fri 05 Jul, 2019 21:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Baked on brake dust

Oooh nice, very nice [emoji106]


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by dazthephot
Fri 05 Jul, 2019 09:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Baked on brake dust

motco wrote:Bilt Hamber Autowheel https://www.bilthamber.com/auto-wheel is brilliant! Spray it on, wait until it's purple, hose it off. Done.

Image
That’s a nice wheel. Not a Zed wheel though???


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by dazthephot
Fri 05 Jul, 2019 09:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Baked on brake dust

Ah thanks guys much appreciated. As for oven cleaner who’d have thought!!! It seems that most of the valeters use wonder wheels but only if they have to. I thought it was just another consumer product that didn’t work. I’ll try your suggestions first though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
by dazthephot
Tue 02 Jul, 2019 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Baked on brake dust

I’ve tried the normal off the shelf Halfords cleaners but my wheels are in a terrible state. I’m keen to avoid a full refurb of each wheel until I’ve tried something proper.

So are there any cleaners that actually work?


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by dazthephot
Sun 02 Jun, 2019 21:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Too far gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Too far gone?

Thank you andyboy


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by dazthephot
Tue 28 May, 2019 10:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Too far gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Too far gone?

Thank you Finally when ready for the paint, I have an advice I read somewhere. I knows it is making a very good result: First a layer of primer, or two. Spray with the color until slightly wet, wait 5 minutes, yes, really check the time. Next layer after 5 minutes. Continue like that until you have ...
by dazthephot
Mon 27 May, 2019 12:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Too far gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Too far gone?

Thanks guys much appreciated. You’re right of course nothing ventured and all that.


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by dazthephot
Thu 23 May, 2019 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Too far gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Too far gone?

Ah right. Thanks for the advice.


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by dazthephot
Thu 23 May, 2019 20:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Too far gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Too far gone?

Hi all. I watch programmes like CAR SOS and am amazed at what they can do with rusted panels. What do you think of this, is it too far? It’s the NSF lower panel. A new copy panel is £99 plus painting so I guess £300. The ones on eBay look rusty and marked. Should I take it to a body shop or buy new?...
by dazthephot
Thu 04 Apr, 2019 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E91 Diversity Amp
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: E91 Diversity Amp

okedoke thanks :)
by dazthephot
Thu 04 Apr, 2019 10:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My nearside light cluster has water in it.
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: My nearside light cluster has water in it.

Dazthephot is suggesting the same solution for the problem, but using silicone sealant. I prefer, as I wrote, white/transparent rust protection wax, because this will make it possible to remove the cluster rather easily, if needed. Maybe the case will be that you buy a new gasket, then the wax can ...
by dazthephot
Wed 03 Apr, 2019 21:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: E91 Diversity Amp
Replies: 2
Views: 460

E91 Diversity Amp

I know it’s not a Z3 topic but I wondered if anyone like me owns a E91 and knows anything about a malfunction in the diversity amp.

Mods feel free to kick it out.


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by dazthephot
Wed 03 Apr, 2019 21:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My nearside light cluster has water in it.
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: My nearside light cluster has water in it.

Don’t know if you’ve done it already but I had the same problem with both rear light clusters. The unit is held against the rear body with a couple of bolts. In between is a sponge gasket that held in with double sided sticky which comes unglued. I took mine off and dried it all out then just used a...
by dazthephot
Sun 27 Jan, 2019 15:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil level sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Oil level sensor

The sensor operates by heating a small amount of oil around its body, and then reading the incerease in temperature further up the sensor body. Your problem may therefore be as simple as an accumulation of sludge on the sensor body, acting as a heat insulator, so it is worth removing the sensor and...
by dazthephot
Tue 22 Jan, 2019 20:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil level sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Oil level sensor

NZ00Z3 wrote:Change the sensor at the next oil change. They are not serviceable.
Ah right thank you.


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by dazthephot
Tue 22 Jan, 2019 18:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil level sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Oil level sensor

Just a quick check guys. My amber oil indicator is taking longer to go out after start. There’s plenty of oil in so is it a sensor replacement job? Can the sensor be serviced or cleaned?

Thanks.


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by dazthephot
Wed 14 Nov, 2018 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 overheating.
Replies: 18
Views: 2946

Re: Z3 overheating.

Just to add my two Penneth. I had a similar issue which resulted in a week long investigation, replacement of the thermostat, water pump, radiator then eventually the head gasket. The first big thing I had to pay for after only 2 years of ownership. Turns out the original fault was a blocked radiato...
by dazthephot
Wed 12 Sep, 2018 08:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con front pipe mount
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Air con front pipe mount

colb wrote:Thought it would be the power steering cooling loop fixings you were after. Whilst your in there give the pipe a good look over for any corrosion, living at the front of the car they tend to get a battering and corrode.
Will do [emoji106]


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by dazthephot
Wed 12 Sep, 2018 08:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con front pipe mount
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Air con front pipe mount

mrscalex wrote:It's part 14 on the link. And they are about £3.50 each from the dealer.

Common fault for the rubber to break off from the backing plate. Not really surprising either at about 20 years old!
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by dazthephot
Tue 11 Sep, 2018 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con front pipe mount
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Air con front pipe mount

Aah you are indeed wise my friend!
Who knew the power steering fluid needed cooling?
Thank you very much that’s exactly what I need.


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by dazthephot
Tue 11 Sep, 2018 19:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Air con front pipe mount
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Air con front pipe mount

Hi all. At the front of my 1.9 is a rectangular shaped pipe run that I’m sure is part of the air con system. It’s secured to the car’s frame with rubberised bolts which have all worn and broke. Does anyone have a part number please? Or a link to the real oem page. Thank you. Sent from my iPhone usin...
by dazthephot
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 23:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange

Ah **** I knew I’d forgot something. I bled it today after fitting the new flange but didn’t put the heater control to hot. It was half way. It bled ok but I might do it again tomorrow, the fan still came in and the temp settled at half way and there wasn’t any leaks but best to be safe. Cheers Sout...
by dazthephot
Tue 17 Jul, 2018 20:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange

Probably wisest to bleed the system. Not only will you have lost coolant it will be open when you replace the flange so likely to get air in there. For oil filter removal https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oil-Filter-Socket-Set-Removal-Tool-3-8-Drive-24-27-32-36-38MM-5pc-Set/191092309334?epid=1560832172&ha...
by dazthephot
Tue 17 Jul, 2018 10:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Broken Coolant Top Hose Flange

Hi all, had a bit of an accident at the weekend. Doing a normal oil service i got the oil filter cap spanner stuck on the top so i thought it would be good to use a screwdriver to pry it off. Wrong! I was levering it against the coolant top hose flange which had become very brittle over time and all...
by dazthephot
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 14:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear window disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: Rear window disaster!

I got mine from art Munster. Germany. Assuming you have a zip in screen then order it directly from them or eBay Germany as its cheaper, mine was £85 delivered. Comes with clear instructions. Replaced mine in 20 minutes. http://123verdeck.de/ I have this to do too. I don’t suppose you have the Germ...
by dazthephot
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 20:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mohair hood renovation
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Mohair hood renovation

colb wrote:No not your everyday washing powders, soap flakes Dreft is a brand name but there are others, it’s flakes of actual soap and is kinder to the material
Tesco do a liquid soap flakes version which will be as good as the dry packs of flakes
Ah I see. Thank you


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by dazthephot
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 08:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mohair hood renovation
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Mohair hood renovation

Always found proper soap flakes in hot water and agitated with a nail brush lifts the dirt out followed by cold water rinse to get rid of the soap and gunge. After it’s dried I apply at least two coats of Fabsil waterproofing with a brush with the body panels masked off with old towels. When you sa...
by dazthephot
Wed 13 Jun, 2018 08:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mohair hood renovation
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Mohair hood renovation

Would a rented carpet cleaner work? If there was such a thing with a hand attachment. Our zed is a daily driver and lives outside (sacrilege I know but I did garage it in the winter for half it’s life) so there’s quite a build up of dirt and it looks really tired. The rear window needs replacing too...
by dazthephot
Tue 12 Jun, 2018 23:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mohair hood renovation
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Mohair hood renovation

Ah. Nice one thank you. I have a small steam cleaner I’ll give it a go. It’s pretty dirty though.


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by dazthephot
Tue 12 Jun, 2018 22:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Mohair hood renovation
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Mohair hood renovation

Hi all. I need a decent way of reviving the condition of my hood. I’ve used some wet n forget to kill the green algae which has done a decent job now I need to get the muck out of it and bring it back to life. I used renovo kit in the past and I didn’t really rate it. What can you recommend? Is a je...
by dazthephot
Wed 16 May, 2018 21:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water ingress - progress
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Water ingress - progress

Also this video shows it https://youtu.be/126l88fmTX0 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Well I’m happy to report so far no water ingress after two reasonable rain falls. I priced the foam seals, £25 each. I’m guessing that when I had the rear bumper carrier repaired and painted that the over c...