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by Richieroo
Thu 13 Dec, 2018 16:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gear knob / Heater control lights
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Automatic gear knob / Heater control lights

Thanks guys. I can see that more brute force is required.........

R
by Richieroo
Thu 13 Dec, 2018 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gear knob / Heater control lights
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Automatic gear knob / Heater control lights

I'm down to those annoying faults that you never fix...... How do I remove the automatic gear lever knob? I posted a previous thread about the indicator light for the gearbox and I thought I'd fixed but no....I need to take the knob off to fully access the indicator bit underneath. I can lift it (th...
by Richieroo
Tue 06 Nov, 2018 14:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearbox position indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Automatic gearbox position indicator

Thanks. Tried it and got access OK. Didn’t hit my self in the face 😅. The problem seems to be with the position of the light relative to the window. In some positions it’s not exactly “in” the window meaning that the light doesn’t show properly. Bulb seems to be working OK. Thanks for your tips. Ric...
by Richieroo
Mon 05 Nov, 2018 14:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering grating noise and slipring
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Steering grating noise and slipring

Well...... fixed it now - it was the slipring but not what I thought - when I dismantled the "tape" inside the ring had somehow come out from the housing and wasn't operating properly - that was the source of the noise. I did use the new one that I bought, but when I looked at the old one, I was abl...
by Richieroo
Mon 05 Nov, 2018 09:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering grating noise and slipring
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Steering grating noise and slipring

Thanks - do you get to this from inside the cockpit or the engine compartment?

Richard
by Richieroo
Fri 02 Nov, 2018 14:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Automatic gearbox position indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Automatic gearbox position indicator

A minor problem, but an annoying one.

The light in the indicator for the auto gearbox seems to come and go. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. I want to check the bulb, but I'm not sure how you get at it - any advice please?

Thanks

Richard
by Richieroo
Fri 02 Nov, 2018 14:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering grating noise and slipring
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Steering grating noise and slipring

I've bought a s/h slipring to replace my grating one. Should I lubricate this in any way before I fit it? Anything I need to watch out for in fitting? I've watched some of the videos on YouTube and it seems fairly straightforward.

Thanks

Richard
by Richieroo
Fri 26 Oct, 2018 17:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinning ignition barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Spinning ignition barrel

Thanks - your solution worked for me too! Turned the "spigot" end of the barrel with a pair of pliers and that freed the barrel and I've been able to put the ignition switch back n the end and use normally. Haven't put the shroud back on yet - I might try to put in the new barrel now that the "mecha...
by Richieroo
Sun 29 Jul, 2018 11:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinning ignition barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Spinning ignition barrel

Thanks. I’m not sure that the Lack of the tool is the problem. I think that te whole barrel is spinning so that I can’t get the key into the correct position to effect the release. Not quite sure why this is happening.
Richard
by Richieroo
Fri 27 Jul, 2018 10:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Spinning ignition barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Spinning ignition barrel

Have a problem with this. The lock started to malfunction occasionally, and then gave up the ghost when my wife was out one day. Lock simply spins round - she was stuck with the engine n and unable to turn it off! Have now taken ignition "switch" from the back of the lock mechanism and using a screw...
by Richieroo
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 22:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Scraping noise behind steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Scraping noise behind steering wheel

Wonder if anyone can help? When I turn the steering wheel there is a scraping noise as it passes a particular position of the wheel. Happens turning both ways. Have looked and lubricated where I can see moving parts but hasn’t worked. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it might be and how t...
by Richieroo
Tue 06 Mar, 2018 23:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarms yet again
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Alarms yet again

Thanks. Now the weather's improving I'll have a look!

Richard
by Richieroo
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarms yet again
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Alarms yet again

A random problem seems to have developed on my alarm. It seems to "beep" at random intervals, and occasionally the siren goes off whilst I'm driving. Pushing the button on the (brick type) fob stops this. The central locking does not actuate when this happens. When I press the fob, the alarm sets pr...
by Richieroo
Thu 30 Apr, 2015 15:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best sealant for hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Best sealant for hood?

OK - having undone all the bolts I then got the OEM butyl from local BMW dealer - £24 for enough for a couple of hoods - it comes on a 10m roll. Quite difficult to position, but you can do it with the seats etc. in - I did - but here's the rub - still leaking! Leaks are at both sides where the rear ...
by Richieroo
Thu 09 Apr, 2015 08:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best sealant for hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Re: Best sealant for hood?

Thanks - having undone the whole thing - the 16 bolts - it's going to be a "total" replacement.

Great advice thanks

Richard
by Richieroo
Wed 08 Apr, 2015 10:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Best sealant for hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

Best sealant for hood?

I've narrowed down my problem with water in the boot to water getting between the fabric of the hood and the attachment to the body, where the "gunk" is. Does anyone have recommendations of the best sealant to use? I assume the old sealant all needs to be removed - any recommendations as to best met...
by Richieroo
Mon 23 Feb, 2015 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Arm Rest
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Arm Rest

Looks great! I'd be very interested in the fixings if you could get a photo.

Thanks

Richard
by Richieroo
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 17:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 17421

Re: Water in boot

Me too!
Following my earlier post I invested in some Capt Tolleys. Seems to have done the trick. Flooded with a hose and no apparent leaks. Will monitor for a while during poorer weather!

Richieroo
by Richieroo
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in boot
Replies: 88
Views: 17421

Re: Water in boot

I've got a similar problem, and have read the thread with great interest. Many thanks for all the suggestions and experiences. I've previously changed the third brakelight gasket,but on testing there still seems to be a minor amount of water coming in (tested by playing a hose on the bootlid), so I'...
by Richieroo
Fri 31 Jan, 2014 11:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Remote fob - help please!
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Remote fob - help please!

Many thanks - I'll give it a go!

Richard
by Richieroo
Thu 30 Jan, 2014 18:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Remote fob - help please!
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Remote fob - help please!

Can anyone tell me if the "brick" type remotes advertised on ebay for around £20 will work for my 1997 Z3 - the only part number I can find is 82 92 9 404 882 - but the only ones for sale are about £50

Not that I'm tight you understand.

Richard
by Richieroo
Thu 16 Jan, 2014 21:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key
Replies: 31
Views: 4995

Re: Seen 2.8 zed in garage, but no remote key

I acquired my 2.8 last year, but there's no "remote" or - as far as I can see - no led - but there are the "microphone" sensors mounted in the corners of the windscreen - is there any way of determining if there is an alarm fitted? I'm not sure what I should be looking for. Build date was 10-06-1997...
by Richieroo
Sun 22 Dec, 2013 16:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Condensation

I'm getting a huge amount of condensation in the boot of my 1998 Z3 - is this usual? There seems to be no insulation on the boot lid. The car is stored outside, and there looks to be some water stains on the carpet in the boot, but I'm not sure if this is a leak or the condensation itself causing th...