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by NZ00Z3
Wed 27 Jan, 2021 20:00
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Steering wheel

The Z4 wheel will fit, but you have to do a bit of metal work modifications to make it fit. Thinks its in a post on http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?137-Z3-(E36-7-E36-8) If you want the multifunction buttons to work, you need a new clock spring. Again its documents somewhere in the...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 24 Jan, 2021 00:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fuse 31 blowing after brake work
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Fuse 31 blowing after brake work

Fuse 31, 5A, hot all the time. If its blowing a 5A fuse there is a problem. Fitting a larger fuse, just lets the wiring cook a bit more before it blows too. Cooked melted wiring is just a pain to fix and can be the death knell for the car. As the fuse is hot all of the time, take the fuse out. Get y...
by NZ00Z3
Sat 23 Jan, 2021 23:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Starting issue
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Z3 Starting issue

Its sounding like the starter motor. You have eliminated the battery by your jump start. Did you check that you have battery voltage at the jump start posts under the bonnet/hood. This eliminates a faulty electrical connection from the boot/trunk to the engine bay. What is the voltage at the jump st...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 12 Jan, 2021 22:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fog Light Sizes?
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Fog Light Sizes?

Put the last 7 digits of your VIN number into the search tool on this site. www.RealOEM.com This will let you search for part numbers specific to your car. Once you have found the part number, click on it, the the site will show you what other cars use the same part.
by NZ00Z3
Tue 03 Nov, 2020 20:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat strip down
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Seat strip down

They are easy to deal with.

Take a small screw driver or pick and push the center black pin through the rivet at each end. Recover the black pin and insert it on assembly.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 18 Oct, 2020 19:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 alarm module.
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Z3 alarm module.

Hi from New Zealand where we kicked Covid out the door twice and returned to a normal life. What age is your Z3? Which alarm system do you have? Apline or DWA? I'm familiar with the DWA alarm as used in the UK facelift Z3's. The DWA is part of the GM4/ZKE4 module. So you can look in there to see the...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 22 Sep, 2020 20:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine warning light , Causes ,cures ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Engine warning light , Causes ,cures ??

You really need to get yourself a scanner. A cheap OBD scanner will sort your engine codes. If you want something to talk to the rest of your cars computers, you'll need something with BMW software. I wrote up an article on Z3 scanners on another forum. Here is the link. https://zroadster.org/thread...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 06 Sep, 2020 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2001 Z 3 Key and radio problems
Replies: 14
Views: 4756

Re: 2001 Z 3 Key and radio problems

When you are resynching the keys in quick succession, are you doing one key then switching the key in the ignition again and then doing the second key? If you are you will get the symptoms that you are getting. Once you have done the first key and the locks have cycled, you quickly pick up the secon...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 16 Jul, 2020 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Swapping Door cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Swapping Door cards?

Fitting a non-airbag door card onto a door fitted with airbags is a little dangerous. Should there be a side impact and the airbag is called to fire, it will not work as it does not have the knock-out (hole) to expand through and do its life saving job. Suggest that you purchase a set of door cards ...
by NZ00Z3
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 20:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Punctures
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Punctures

The flat tyre goes on the passengers seat. If there is a passenger in the seat, then they have the flat tyre on their knee.
by NZ00Z3
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA brake bleed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1608

Re: INPA brake bleed?

Yes you can bleed the ABS with INPA. With your pressure bleeder, bleed at 4 wheels as you normally would. Then with INPA, login to the ABS module. Under activate is a section for activating the ABS. It requires you to have the brake peddle pushed down, so a broom stick or similar is used to do this....
by NZ00Z3
Thu 02 Jul, 2020 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Mgt Light (2.2i)
Replies: 12
Views: 3056

Re: Engine Mgt Light (2.2i)

Hi Yes its a detailed approach that is very useful at avoiding the "let throw parts at the car" syndrome. 1) There are fuel pressure gauges available cheaply. 2) Don't know what scanner you have, but most will display fuel trims, might be in the PID section. Might be in the analogue section. 3) See ...
by NZ00Z3
Wed 01 Jul, 2020 20:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Engine Mgt Light (2.2i)
Replies: 12
Views: 3056

Re: Engine Mgt Light (2.2i)

Its a "bmw z3 suction jet pump", supplies vacuum to the brake booster. Google the phase and you'll see what it looks like. You have the classic lean codes, which are usually caused by vacuum leaks. The smoke test showed that its not a vacuum leak, so lets dig a little more. Do you have 50 PSI at the...
by NZ00Z3
Sat 07 Mar, 2020 21:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Drive shaft flexible joint
Replies: 1
Views: 2019

Re: Drive shaft flexible joint

Buy a branded one. Make sure it is the right part number as they have different sizes for different cars.

I once purchased one off EBay and it turned out to be unbranded from India. Quality was poor and it never got fitted.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 16 Feb, 2020 19:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: roll over hoops...
Replies: 5
Views: 2507

Re: roll over hoops...

Yes. People have successfully retrofitted roll hoops to cars that did not have them when new.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 16 Feb, 2020 05:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear spring removal
Replies: 13
Views: 3882

Re: Rear spring removal

Usually, once you remove the bottom shock bolt, you can drop the trailing arm enough to wriggle/pry the spring out and back in again.

Not sure if there is enough room for a couple of spring compressors.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 19:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold
Replies: 16
Views: 5757

Re: Z3 2.8 remap after big port inlet manifold

Yes this tread is about the 2.8 twin VANOS engine otherwise called the M52TUB28 engine. They are fitting the inlet manifold from a 330i or similar car that is fitted with the twin VANOS 3.0L engine (M54B30).
by NZ00Z3
Sun 01 Sep, 2019 20:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Double Din stereo
Replies: 3
Views: 2125

Re: Double Din stereo

Yes it has been done. Usually they fit the Z3M center console so that the heater controls can be dropped down into the gauge area. Do a google on "BMW Z3 double Din" and you will get some photos and links.
by NZ00Z3
Sat 24 Aug, 2019 22:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Remote Locking.
Replies: 2
Views: 2127

Re: Remote Locking.

Just checked my 2.0 L Z3 and its the same as yours.
by NZ00Z3
Fri 23 Aug, 2019 21:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Z3 Radio

Hi Tony

Yes its possible to run a new coax through the car and fit a new aerial.

Have you tried connecting a different aerial to the back of the radio whiles its pulled out and confirm that the aerial is the problem? No use running a new coax if the radio is the problem.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 11 Aug, 2019 20:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 3789

Re: ABS Sensor readings

Set your multimeter to AC Volts (auto range) and spin the wheels, you should get a voltage from good sensors.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 31 Jul, 2019 20:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 14672

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.
by NZ00Z3
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 22:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Guide to roof adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: Guide to roof adjustment

Could it be that the rubber seals on the soft top side have compressed with age? I have heard of people putting rope inside the rubber seals to pop them out a bit and get better sealing.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 24 Apr, 2019 21:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rough idle on startup.
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Rough idle on startup.

A rough idle when cold and a good idle when hot is an indicator of a vacuum leak somewhere after the MAF. Have a good look at all of your boots, hoses etc for cracks and breaks. Alternatively, get a smoke test done to see where the leak is.
by NZ00Z3
Tue 05 Mar, 2019 19:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Poor Idling when starting car.
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: Poor Idling when starting car.

Suggest you start looking for a Vacuum leak between the MAF and he throttle body. Another likely area to check is the Crank Case Ventilation system.

Look at your short term fuel trims with your scanner. If they are >8%, it confirms that you are looking for a vacuum leak.
by NZ00Z3
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 22:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Info on Instruments wanted please.
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: Info on Instruments wanted please.

In the E46 world, they have worked out how to re-code the instrument cluster to correct the speedo error. Unfortunately this is not an option for the Z3. Although the E46 guys have determined that there are two different speed calculations being used, 1 for the speedo with an "over estimate" factor ...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 22 Jan, 2019 19:37
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Oil level sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: Oil level sensor

Change the sensor at the next oil change. They are not serviceable.
by NZ00Z3
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 21:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: All comments and suggestions welcomed!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: All comments and suggestions welcomed!!

I have a similar rattle that has been put down to worn CV's on the half shafts. The half shafts have about 10 mm longitudinal movement when you reach under the car and slide them to and back. If I set the shaft to the diff end, the rattle goes away until it works its way back. The outer CV has the s...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 20:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: poor starting when hot
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: poor starting when hot

I agree with you, sounds like leaking injectors.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 10 Jun, 2018 23:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: No throttle response
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: No throttle response

Get the error codes read, to see if there are any related to the problem.
by NZ00Z3
Sat 02 Jun, 2018 22:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Getting the Spare Wheel out
Replies: 10
Views: 2518

Re: Getting the Spare Wheel out

Sounds like the hinge points are rusted solid. You may have to put the car on axle stands and get under there to free them up.
by NZ00Z3
Sun 06 May, 2018 21:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat goes back and forward but not up and down
Replies: 9
Views: 2818

Re: Seat goes back and forward but not up and down

The common fault is for the seat to lock in the fully down position. This is caused by the drive nut sticking on the end of the worm tread. Guess it could also happen in the fully up position. You'll need to remove the seat to see where the drive nut is on the worm.
by NZ00Z3
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 21:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speakers Suddenly Stopped Working
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: Speakers Suddenly Stopped Working

The amp does two things: - amplifies for the foot well speakers - cross over for the door tweeters The usual failure of the amp is the power relay, but it sounds like you have this working, although it could be clicking without making contact. Use a multi-meter to check that you are getting power ou...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 23:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3m calipers retrofitting
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Z3m calipers retrofitting

Hi There's a bit more involved than just changing the caliper. The Z3M caliper has 60/28 stamped on it which means that it has a 60 mm piston and designed for 28 mm thick disks. Plus the disk is 315 mm in diameter. Your 1.9 L Z3 has a 54/12 caliper and 286 mm diameter disks. To fit the Z3M caliper, ...
by NZ00Z3
Wed 08 Nov, 2017 23:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Import Z3s
Replies: 14
Views: 5033

Re: Import Z3s

Down here in New Zealand where we don't have any car manufacturing plants, Jap import cars make up a sizable % of the cars on the road. I've owned several over the years. The mileage appears to be correct on them. There are many Jap import Z3's around here. We don't give its imported status much tho...
by NZ00Z3
Fri 27 Oct, 2017 21:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: soft top ram
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: soft top ram

Hi Peter The assumption I'm making is that you have a face-lift Z3 with a manual soft top. The gas ram that assists the raising of the soft top are getting to an age where they die. I have replaced one that seized and the top sleeve came off the rod completely, letting the ram rattle around. They ar...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 26 Oct, 2017 20:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Loss of power
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

Re: Loss of power

Sounds like an inlet cam sensor fault. You will need to read the fault codes in the DME to know for sure.
by NZ00Z3
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 23:12
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: seat bushes advice/help please
Replies: 17
Views: 4540

Re: seat bushes advice/help please

The seat bushings can be replaced without disconnecting the wiring. Just carefully twist the seat forward and lay it with the back across the hand brake. The wiring is just long enough. Have done this on Z3's with standard and sport seats.
by NZ00Z3
Tue 13 Jun, 2017 02:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Alarm sounding and volume?
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: Alarm sounding and volume?

Check the left rear well in the boot for water. That's were the tilt sensor lives and it is right below the aerial. It the aerial grommet is leaking, then it fills the well with water.

The other common alarm cause is the bonnet/hood switch.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 17 May, 2017 04:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OBC reading in Km not Miles
Replies: 13
Views: 3691

Re: OBC reading in Km not Miles

Hi The DIY's and How To's for the other models (non E36/7 or E36/8) do not address our OBC. Played with the OBC (round version) in my 2000 Z3 today. There are 5 functions that you can access. - Hold both buttons down until 1 shows on the screen. - Use the Indicator stick end button to scroll through...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 11 May, 2017 21:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: My Mora Red Zed
Replies: 21
Views: 5611

Re: My Mora Red Zed

PM sent to you.
by NZ00Z3
Sat 15 Apr, 2017 00:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Expensive problem still not fully resolved
Replies: 35
Views: 10594

Re: Expensive problem still not fully resolved

Yes the ICV rattle is normal. Suggest you start with the accelerator cable. Check that it is installed and adjusted correctly. Have seem a incorrectly installed cable at the throttle body on a M52TUB25 cause a high idle issue. The cable had been installed incorrectly at the mounting for the throttle...
by NZ00Z3
Thu 30 Mar, 2017 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Radio Aerial
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Radio Aerial

Yes its a signal amplifier. You need it if you want to listen to the radio.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 04:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Head gasket 3.0
Replies: 12
Views: 3229

Re: Head gasket 3.0

Also check out your crank case ventilation system. It can get blocked in the hose that goes to the dip stick tube from lots of short run in cold winter conditions.
by NZ00Z3
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 21:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!
Replies: 21
Views: 4688

Re: Calling all non lowered Z3s without wheel spacers!

Hi

Both Z3's in the garage are still running standard suspension and wheels.
by NZ00Z3
Wed 18 Jan, 2017 20:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"
Replies: 10
Views: 4011

Re: Dual Mass Clutch Failure "Symptoms"

Had a clutch judder/shudder on my 2.0 L manual Z3. It was a pain to drive up the hill slowly and into the garage or to do a slight hill start. Replaced the DMF and clutch myself and the car is all good. There are several tests/checks for the condition of the clutch. Some can be done with the gear bo...
by NZ00Z3
Sun 25 Dec, 2016 08:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Recomendations for new shocks
Replies: 20
Views: 3546

Re: Recomendations for new shocks

I used Meyle front and rear. very happy with the ride.

There was a "M suspension" option available to the non-m Z3's when new. This suspension has about a 15 mm drop in height. We get a lot of Jap import Z3's down here with this option. Maybe this is the application for those sport units
by NZ00Z3
Sat 17 Dec, 2016 21:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Stainless steel exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 2838

Re: Stainless steel exhaust

The 3.0 L Z3's don't normally have the tail pipe flap as the engine has a nice tone at all rev's. If you have a flap, run your Vin number through RealOEM and see if the car should have one. Maybe your car has an exhaust system from a smaller engine model. As a side note: That lovely cackle you get w...
by NZ00Z3
Tue 29 Nov, 2016 19:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil level lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: oil level lamp

Its located at the base of the oil filter housing, under the inlet manifold.

Yes summer is starting to kick in with sunny days in the mid 20's C. The shaky Islands are still living up to their name at the moment with regular after-shocks.
by NZ00Z3
Mon 28 Nov, 2016 22:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: oil level lamp
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: oil level lamp

Hi. The light could be coming up for a variety of reasons. 1) Good oil pressure but you have a faulty oil sensor. 2) Poor oil pressure due to high oil flow somewhere in the engine. For non- M Z3's, there are two O Rings on the bottom of the oil filter cap basket/tube. These age and can let pressuris...