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by motco
Sun 27 Oct, 2019 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error

Mine was fine after a few miles, then only after a few miles and sunshine on the car, then not at all. It read the odometer very briefly as you switched on but immediately changed to EEP_1. Good luck with the search - been there...
by motco
Sat 26 Oct, 2019 17:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error

https://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=44266 for my story. I had EEP_1 with the same other features of your problem. In short I bought a used cluster and fitted it - it worked. However the mileage was 80k too high and I couldn't accept that for obvious reasons. It turned out that the c...
by motco
Sat 28 Sep, 2019 08:54
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z1 at Kop Hill Climb on 21 September
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Z1 at Kop Hill Climb on 21 September

Great day wasn't it? Or am I being presumptuous.... :wink:
by motco
Wed 25 Sep, 2019 16:59
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Z1 at Kop Hill Climb on 21 September
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Z1 at Kop Hill Climb on 21 September

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Great day wasn't it?
by motco
Wed 28 Aug, 2019 16:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3166

Re: Diagnostic tools

It's a standard USB at one end and a 'square' USB at the other (the type that connects to printers). I realise the risk of the CD popping but it is a small diameter one so the centrifugal/centripetal forces are proportionately less. I'll try the 20 pin connection and report when an opportunity arises.
by motco
Wed 28 Aug, 2019 14:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3166

Re: Diagnostic tools

My scanner has arrived at last and the CD with the software is broken on the edge! :? However if I look at it closely under a bright light I can see that the data stored uses only about 6-7mm of the available area and, of course, it reads and writes from the centre outwards so the data is sound. Loa...
by motco
Sat 24 Aug, 2019 11:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lovely Morning!
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Lovely Morning!

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Fresh MoT, and brilliant sunshine. All's well...
by motco
Tue 13 Aug, 2019 07:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3166

Re: Diagnostic tools

I've ordered one of these scanners and a 20 pin cable. Pennies and halfpennies really, so it's worth a punt.
by motco
Mon 05 Aug, 2019 14:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3166

Re: Diagnostic tools

colb wrote:
Mon 05 Aug, 2019 08:49
Re BMW Scanner, I run it on Windows 7 Home
Thanks colb :)
by motco
Sun 04 Aug, 2019 07:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3166

Re: Diagnostic tools

It says Windows XP and mentions cannot be updated. Which Windows version do you run it under colb?
by motco
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 09:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 3166

Re: Diagnostic tools

I have a problem with the self-levelling headlamps on my Jaguar X-Type and have been researching OBD2 adapters for use with apps for Android. One thing I found was that the cheap adapters are clones and do not have full functionality, but a 'proper' elm327 (many claim, few are truthful) can access a...
by motco
Sun 21 Jul, 2019 13:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

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 motco
Fri 19 Jul, 2019 15:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Baked on brake dust

Please report your findings Dazthephot :)
by motco
Fri 19 Jul, 2019 15:49
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Very rare model spotted
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Very rare model spotted

:D Very good!
by motco
Mon 15 Jul, 2019 14:42
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Very rare model spotted
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Very rare model spotted

In a Sydney shopping mall...

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by motco
Fri 05 Jul, 2019 15:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Baked on brake dust

It is an OEM Z4M Coupé wheel. It was very badly marked with brake dust and the Bilt Hamber stuff simply dissolved it off. I did several sets: My X-Type Jaguar winter tyre wheels which were very second hand https://i.imgur.com/JqUd0hq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VTO1VwY.png and my son's track day wheels ...
by motco
Thu 04 Jul, 2019 14:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Baked on brake dust
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Baked on brake dust

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

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by motco
Sun 17 Feb, 2019 09:42
Forum: Performance
Topic: Race Build Z3 roadster
Replies: 24
Views: 3787

Re: Race Build Z3 roadster

I may be wrong but wheels protruding from the wheel arch are illegal so arches need to be extended. On staggered wheels tyre sizes are different front to rear to preserve rolling radius ie 225/45/17 front 255/40 17 rear OP's domicile is Bulgaria according to the flag in his details, so perhaps prot...
by motco
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 18:24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thank you to the elegant lady...
Replies: 0
Views: 1269

Thank you to the elegant lady...

...who gave me her unexpired car park ticket in the rear car park at Amersham Hospital this afternoon (8 Jan 2019). She drove a silver Z3 Roadster and was well dressed, nicely spoken, and had a lovely smile. As it happened the 40 minutes was more than enough. :)
by motco
Tue 01 Jan, 2019 19:04
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Silver Z3 Roadster M25 a/clockwise 1 Jan 2019 10:30am approx
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

Silver Z3 Roadster M25 a/clockwise 1 Jan 2019 10:30am approx

Pre-facelift (?) broad-backside, red third brake light, Arctic Silver with a personal plate and one single large oval exhaust - probably after market as it was audible at moderate speed - anti clockwise near A3 exit at about 10:30hrs today New Years Day. Mine was the Titanium Silver 2.2 Sport 52 pla...
by motco
Sun 02 Dec, 2018 12:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M52TU THROTTLE BODY
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: M52TU THROTTLE BODY

I have a throttle body from a very late 2.2i Sport. It sticks closed but should be repairable if necessary. Don't know whether it's the precise type you need but I'm sure it's uneconomical to send it to South Africa.
by motco
Sat 24 Nov, 2018 07:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Battery Life

Mike you may be right about ambient temperatures. My Westfield has been garaged all of its life. For the first nine years with me it was in a detached brick garage of 1938 vintage (i.e. draughty), and for the past six in a 1970s integral one which is never below about 7ºC. The battery is disconnecte...
by motco
Fri 23 Nov, 2018 15:04
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Battery Life

I have just changed mine after nine years of ownership. No idea how long before I bought the car the first change occurred but it wasn't the OEM as it had the name of an English town written on it! The car was seven years old when I bought it.
by motco
Thu 15 Nov, 2018 07:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central locking with key.
Replies: 16
Views: 2437

Re: Central locking with key.

Forgive my 'left field' contribution but are you sure that the LOCK button on the key is working? I have a remote key and a torch key so I couldn't test it with another key - maybe you can.
by motco
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 12:36
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Red, bright red, LHD Tesco Princes Risborough
Replies: 0
Views: 1791

Red, bright red, LHD Tesco Princes Risborough

As it says above, a scarlet Z3 left hand drive in Princes Risborough Tesco car park this morning. Nice looking car. 8-)
by motco
Wed 03 Oct, 2018 09:38
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Best windscreen washer fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Best windscreen washer fluid

I use the cheapest concentrate available (not 'ready-to-use') but always dilute it with demineralised water. I live in an area where tap water is hard and when it dries it leaves traces of hardness salts. You don't want that on your mohair! Because of the hard water, all water used in the kettle com...
by motco
Fri 21 Sep, 2018 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pool of water behind fuel flap
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: Pool of water behind fuel flap

Wot 'e said ^

Poke it out with a piece of stiff wire
by motco
Sat 15 Sep, 2018 16:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Floor mat tethers
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Floor mat tethers

Mine are large discs apparently stuck (or not in my case) to the underside of the mat. Drive me nuts!
by motco
Mon 10 Sep, 2018 16:45
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MoT today...
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

MoT today...

The first of my cars to be tested since the rules changed in May.

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Passed with no advisories! :o Hat duly launched skywards! :D
by motco
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 15:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What makes a screen wash pump fail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: What makes a screen wash pump fail?

Seized motor due to corrosion. Once removed it was possible to make it run after a bit of tweaking, but it chattered furiously with dry bearings. It now lies in the bin. :?

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by motco
Sun 29 Jul, 2018 14:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What makes a screen wash pump fail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: What makes a screen wash pump fail?

You do not give us the full story - did the motor fail, or did it run but not pump anything? Older washer pumps (up to the early 2000's or so) have a habit of the impeller coming loose on the shaft. Mike, it was silent, dead, not moving, expired - much like the proverbial Norwegian Blue parrot! The...
by motco
Fri 27 Jul, 2018 16:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What makes a screen wash pump fail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: What makes a screen wash pump fail?

It might have become clogged. Or it might just have given up. I don’t think 16 years is too bad. My brother’s 8 years old 1 Series pump has stopped working. And I’ll have to take the driver wing off for that. I suppose that's progress! Mine should not have been clogged as I pressure hosed the reser...
by motco
Fri 27 Jul, 2018 14:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What makes a screen wash pump fail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

What makes a screen wash pump fail?

I don't drive my Z3 a lot and it tends to be in fine weather so the wipers and washers are not often used. The car has done only about 46,000 miles since it was built in the final week of production in 2002 anyway. So why did my screen washer pump die with no warning last week? It had worked perfect...
by motco
Tue 24 Jul, 2018 20:06
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black Z3 hard shoulder M25
Replies: 0
Views: 1034

Black Z3 hard shoulder M25

Between M4 and M40 clockwise. Sorry I didn't stop but I'm afraid I carry no tools and has two-up so a lift couldn't have happened either. I was three lanes away from you when I spotted you anyway. Hope it wasn't too calamitous?
by motco
Wed 11 Jul, 2018 17:40
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z4 M Coupe
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: Z4 M Coupe

My son has one and I have to say it is somewhat different.
by motco
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 09:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & DSC lights again!
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: ABS & DSC lights again!

Mine does this every year for a week or two after the MOT. Then stops and doesn’t re-show all year. I’ve no logical explanation other than the test upsets the sensors and system a bit. Or it’s just total coincidence! Cheers Andy I avoid the roller brake test by saying there's a limited slip differe...
by motco
Thu 05 Jul, 2018 17:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fog light woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Fog light woes

That would ensure the broken lens fragments remained in situ but not that is wasn't broken. A rigid piece of acrylic or polycarbonate, as suggested by an earlier reply, is the way forward. Or save your swear box money to replace the next broken lens! :P :?:
by motco
Thu 05 Jul, 2018 09:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fog light woes
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Fog light woes

If it is any consolation I had one broken within a few weeks of purchase in autumn 2009, but both are still intact after nine years and several thousand miles. It is a lottery I'm afraid. I do not know of any protective film but a stainless steel woven mesh guard could be fashioned to stand off from...
by motco
Sun 10 Jun, 2018 16:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No throttle response
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: No throttle response

Looking at your profile and car, if you still refer to a 2.2i 2002 model then you certainly have a fly-by-wire throttle. On the don't look for zebras principle (when you hear hoofbeats think of horses, not zebras) I would put money on a goosed throttle pedal pot. This RealOEM page shows you where to...
by motco
Tue 05 Jun, 2018 10:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Getting the Spare Wheel out
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Getting the Spare Wheel out

BMW kindly provide a polythene bag to put the wheel in while the passenger carries it! Always deflate it first though http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edi ... 600833.stm :?
by motco
Tue 22 May, 2018 19:50
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: I have to sign in almost every time
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: I have to sign in almost every time

Thanks Robert, I'll try that.
by motco
Tue 22 May, 2018 17:38
Forum: Site Announcements and Feedback
Topic: I have to sign in almost every time
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

I have to sign in almost every time

Why, all of a sudden, do I need to sign in each time* I visit despite ticking the 'keep me signed in' box?

*Occasionally I don't have to.
by motco
Sat 19 May, 2018 17:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Passenger Door closed/locked will not open
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Z3 Passenger Door closed/locked will not open

My passenger door will often not unlock. The lever doesn't release it either. It happens almost always if the passenger door is locked by its own button rather than the driver's side button. Sometimes it happens even if the car is locked by the driver's door however. The way to release it is to relo...
by motco
Thu 19 Apr, 2018 20:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA experts
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: INPA experts

Gazza wrote:
Sun 08 Apr, 2018 12:52
The EEP fault only happens when it’s cold (inside the car or outside) after driving for a while and on restart the cluster works fine apart from the speedo error.
Mine did that too, but eventually a blow torch wouldn't have revived it! :twisted:
by motco
Sun 08 Apr, 2018 08:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA experts
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: INPA experts

My EEP_1 fault lay with the coding plug. It also caused speedo drift but it was reading marginally fast not hugely. The original cluster with a second hand coding plug sorted it. I had to have the recorded mileage corrected because it was 80k too high on the replacement plug and that means I live wi...
by motco
Wed 28 Mar, 2018 16:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: The last S54 off the production line, now on sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: The last S54 off the production line, now on sale

Sixteen years old and £35k... :wink:

I have 'possibly' the last 2.2i Sport off the line and about 45,000 miles. What's that worth by these standards?
by motco
Tue 27 Feb, 2018 19:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)

Mine was built in w/c 23 June 2002 (26th if memory serves) and production ended on the 28th - pretty late then! In what way 'different' Brian4?
by motco
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)

PM sent, thanks