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by Bumpa
Wed 22 Jul, 2020 16:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 sills.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Z3 sills.....

Here's an article pinched from zroadster.org that gives a good idea of what you have to do.

https://zroadster.org/articles/bmw-z3-s ... ection.67/
by Bumpa
Fri 26 Jun, 2020 19:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it OK to jack under the differential?
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: Is it OK to jack under the differential?

Yes - you CAN place the jack under the diff, but it is pretty poor practice! Just because some nameless person has placed something on the internet does not mean that it is automatically the best option - it is just like believing all the garbage written about the Z3 which you can read in the media...
by Bumpa
Fri 29 May, 2020 12:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Is it OK to jack under the differential?
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Is it OK to jack under the differential?

That's the question. Is it OK to jack under the differential?
Mike
by Bumpa
Thu 02 Apr, 2020 10:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Beeping sound from parked up car?
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Beeping sound from parked up car?

I think to disable the internal sensors, you simply press the lock button on your fob twice in quick succession. You should do this if you put your car on a ferry - fat chance at the moment!
by Bumpa
Fri 27 Mar, 2020 19:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Aerosol Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Aerosol Paint

My Z3 is Estoril Blue Metallic which seems to be hard to find. I bought a can from the Scratch Doctor which is exactly the right shade.
http://www.thescratchdoctor.co.uk/
by Bumpa
Fri 21 Feb, 2020 18:16
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear spring removal
Replies: 13
Views: 3153

Re: Rear spring removal

Yes they are original. That thinning of the coil at the ends is the bit that aftermarket manufacturers can't copy. The thinner section is intended to give a softer initial response until the main spring comes into play.
by Bumpa
Tue 18 Feb, 2020 09:41
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear spring removal
Replies: 13
Views: 3153

Re: Rear spring removal

Grrr. Don't talk to me about broken springs! My 2.2 Sport has broken one rear, and now one front and the broken front spring went straight through the tyre wall - nearly new tyre! Anyway, the issue is that nobody, not even BMW, can supply the 15mm shorter springs that Sport models use. My local deal...
by Bumpa
Tue 10 Dec, 2019 22:20
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Water in footwell
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

Re: Water in footwell

Oh boy, if it's wet on top of the carpet I bet the thick foam bonded under the carpet will be saturated. On mine there were several pints of water in that foam. Once I got the flooring out of the car (no mean feat) it took days and days to dry out. Unfortunately the acceleration sensors that are und...
by Bumpa
Thu 21 Nov, 2019 10:28
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 8
Views: 3083

Re: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error

I said I would let you all know the outcome of my failed instrument cluster. If you remember I had three issues: Only the speedo worked on first start up with code EEP 2 showing. Sometimes the other gauges came back on after a restart but not always. The speedo was wildly optimistic reading 80 mph a...
by Bumpa
Sun 27 Oct, 2019 09:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 8
Views: 3083

Re: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error

It is definitely weather related. It never happened through the summer, although I had seen it just once or twice last winter. Now it is every time I start from cold. I've had the cluster out and all the plugs and contacts look fine - I sprayed them with electrical contact cleaner anyway. Anything m...
by Bumpa
Sat 26 Oct, 2019 18:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 8
Views: 3083

Re: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error

Thanks for your reply. It's obvious that no-one knows for sure what the problem is. I'm researching places that can help. I'll report back in due course. These electronic gremlins are what kills older modern cars now. One place I phoned told me that my Z3 could be scrap as a result of this repair co...
by Bumpa
Thu 24 Oct, 2019 14:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 8
Views: 3083

Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error

Is there anyone out there who knows the true story about the EEP 2 error code with dead instruments (except for the speedo) and how to fix it? I have 3 issues with my 2002 Z3 2.2 Sport's pack. Now the weather is colder the instruments never work on first start up (except the speedo), and the EEP 2 c...
by Bumpa
Thu 27 Jun, 2019 18:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 perspex wind deflector for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Z3 perspex wind deflector for sale

Anyone interested in this wind deflector? I have the original mesh type so this one is surplus to requirements. The perspex is not scratched or damaged at all. The deflector straps easily to the standard roll hoops with the velcro straps. It has a rather natty BMW and Z3 badge applied to it. Offers?...
by Bumpa
Thu 18 Apr, 2019 14:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine

Update. The Delphi sensor came quickly and I have fitted it - not a difficult job, a bit fiddly but pretty easy. It has transformed the car. The throttle response is much crisper and it no longer wants to stall when reversing at low speed. RESULT. It's only taken 21 months to get to the bottom of th...
by Bumpa
Fri 05 Apr, 2019 19:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 1998 1.9 Z3 Sudden higher pitch engine whine
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: 1998 1.9 Z3 Sudden higher pitch engine whine

Listening to it, could be alternator or water pump. Get a long screwdriver, or some other long metal implement and rest it on various components with the other end against your ear. You should be able to narrow down the source, but take care. We don't want any accidents.
by Bumpa
Mon 01 Apr, 2019 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine

I've ordered a Delphi sensor for £30 from Aceparts on ebay. Delphi seem to have a good reputation. Thanks for your inputs.
Mike
by Bumpa
Thu 28 Mar, 2019 22:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine

I've found one made by NGK https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/ngk/13771140 That ought to be OK - what do you think? It is £38.85.

Is it likely that changing this sensor will make the car less easy to stall when reversing?
by Bumpa
Thu 28 Mar, 2019 17:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Inlet Camshaft Sensor M54 engine

Last night my 2002 Z3 2.2 was a pig to drive, continually stalling at junctions and with delayed response to the throttle. This morning its fine, but there is a fault code for the inlet camshaft sensor, which I have cleared. Assuming I have to change the sensor soon, must I buy the expensive BMW par...
by Bumpa
Mon 11 Mar, 2019 11:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat goes back and forward but not up and down
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

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

My pleasure. Glad it was a help.
by Bumpa
Thu 28 Feb, 2019 09:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: newbie leaky roof questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: newbie leaky roof questions

Mine had seriously wet floors too, and being a late model had the yaw sensors under the carpet. They didn't like swimming so cost me some money to replace. Most of my leaks were from (1) a poorly fitted windscreen, and (2) through the door. The windscreen really needs removing and resealing, but for...
by Bumpa
Sat 26 Jan, 2019 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Info on Instruments wanted please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Info on Instruments wanted please.

Thanks all, especially Robert for that clear explanation. I must have a go at the self test mode. I've never tried to use it. I also wondered if you could get at the speedo setting through INPA. I have it loaded on my garage PC. Next time the Z3 gets into the garage I'll plug in and have a look. As ...
by Bumpa
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 21:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Info on Instruments wanted please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Info on Instruments wanted please.

Why didn't I think of checking the MOT history? Doh! I've just looked it up and the test results are there right back to 2006 and there is no sign of a suspicious mileage alteration. Well, that's a good thing anyway. perhaps, as you say, it had to have a new instrument cluster at some point in the l...
by Bumpa
Fri 25 Jan, 2019 17:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Info on Instruments wanted please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Info on Instruments wanted please.

I have a 2002 2.2 Sport. There are two things regarding the instruments that I wanted to ask about. The first is that the speedometer reads too high. I know most cars over-read a bit, but my Z3 is around 11% high. For example, when the TomTom shows a steady 70 mph, the speedo reads 80. The second th...
by Bumpa
Thu 27 Sep, 2018 15:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen replacement.
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Windscreen replacement.

Ahhh. Silly me.
by Bumpa
Thu 27 Sep, 2018 07:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Windscreen replacement.
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Windscreen replacement.

Why can't I see the photos? All I see is a box that says Click for Photo, only it doesn't work. It takes me to Photobucket where it says the requested page does not exist. ????? :dunce: :dunce:
by Bumpa
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 21:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pool of water behind fuel flap
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: Pool of water behind fuel flap

Thank you Knighthawk. I don't know where the roof drains are either. I sucked out all the filthy water from the fuel filler pocket with a Pasteur pipette (I was a lab scientist) and then cleaned out all the sludge. Lo and behold the drain hole became visible. However, I can't get anything to go down...
by Bumpa
Fri 21 Sep, 2018 16:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Pool of water behind fuel flap
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Pool of water behind fuel flap

After all the rain we have had, there is a considerable pool of water behind the fuel flap on my 2002 Z3. I know this pocket is rubber lined so shouldn't rust, but surely water is supposed to drain away. How is that meant to be achieved?
by Bumpa
Thu 30 Aug, 2018 18:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Another thing after another
Replies: 7
Views: 1836

Re: Another thing after another

Pingu may have a point. On my 2.2 I got "Fuel Trim" errors which turned out to be splits in the air trunking between the MAF sensor and the throttle body. The two bits of trunking were less than £30 and once fitted all was well.
by Bumpa
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 18:57
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

I was going to use the 3M kit on my recently purchased Z3's lights, but then discovered that the adjusters were all broken and the left dip beam pointed directly at the ground in front of the car. So I bought a pair of replacements made in China for a fraction of BMW price. They look great and seem ...
by Bumpa
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 08:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Headlight 'Glass' Cleaning results?

If you Google "Cleaning opaque headlights" you will get loads of advice and Youtube videos. You can buy a kit of cleaning products from 3M with full instructions if you want.
by Bumpa
Sun 15 Jul, 2018 18:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain getting in again! Has anyone else seen this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Rain getting in again! Has anyone else seen this?

Thanks Robert. Actually I have already sealed the top of the A-pillar rubber. I have had a lot of bother with wet floors on the passenger side of the car, leading to failure of the lateral acceleration sensor under the carpet. I don't want a repeat of that! The rain was pouring in through the door a...
by Bumpa
Sun 15 Jul, 2018 14:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rain getting in again! Has anyone else seen this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Rain getting in again! Has anyone else seen this?

I have spent ages stopping the rain from getting in round and through the door, but now it is dripping from the inside edge of the screen pillar. In this photo I have actually captured a drop falling so you can see where it comes from. https://www.flickr.com/photos/65077213@N04/28554507887/in/album-...
by Bumpa
Mon 09 Jul, 2018 16:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & DSC lights again!
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: ABS & DSC lights again!

Have you cleaned the sensors themselves. They need regular cleaning. Its hard the first time because they corrode in place but after that it becomes a very quick job. Thats usually the problem, rather than the ring. Do the lot then you dont need to worry about which ones to blame. That's good advic...
by Bumpa
Mon 09 Jul, 2018 12:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & DSC lights again!
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: ABS & DSC lights again!

How can you get at the reluctor ring to clean it? After 16 years it could well be rusted and cruddy.
by Bumpa
Mon 09 Jul, 2018 09:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS & DSC lights again!
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

ABS & DSC lights again!

My 2002 Z3 2.2 litre Sport has the later DSC type of ABS. Recently I have had the DSC triangle and the ABS lights coming on, both amber not red. It is very variable when they show. I can drive 20 miles and they stay off, or I can drive less than a mile before they come on. First the triangular DSC l...
by Bumpa
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 15:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 6085

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

It's a lovely afternoon and I had some time so I thought I would check my dipstick tube. I managed to get the drain pipe off the Y-connector and that looks all clear inside. BUT (there's always a but) I just could not undo the 13mm bolt for the bracket at the bottom of the tube. I have a fair select...
by Bumpa
Sat 23 Jun, 2018 12:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 6085

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Great. I'll look out for your further posts.

Mike
by Bumpa
Sat 23 Jun, 2018 10:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 6085

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

That is a brilliant and useful answer Southernboy and I have copied it onto a Word document for future reference. I like the idea of draining the catch can back into the sump - it would save much of the topping up that is currently needed. Isn't it good that folk who live in entirely different parts...
by Bumpa
Fri 22 Jun, 2018 16:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 6085

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Thank you Southernboy for your comments. I am looking into the oil burning issue at the moment and as I haven't had my car long I am not sure yet what the oil consumption is like with 78,000 miles on the clock. Your description of cleaning out the dipstick tube is a good idea and I shall have a go a...
by Bumpa
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 09:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ground Locations
Replies: 16
Views: 2798

Re: Ground Locations

I've just found EndTuning's lists of BMW codes on the internet and there 5E3C is described as Wheel Speed Not Plausible. Fine, but which wheel?
by Bumpa
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 09:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Ground Locations
Replies: 16
Views: 2798

Re: Ground Locations

I have a C110+ and it can definitely pick up ABS codes, but it only gives a hexadecimal code with a brief description. Can you convert the hex to a P code or whatever is most useful? For example my 2002 2.2 sport with DSC occasionally shows warning lights and the C110 gives 5E3C Rotation Rate Signal...
by Bumpa
Thu 14 Jun, 2018 10:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 6085

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Lee, I agree that a thicker oil could be a solution although I haven't heard of anyone using a 10W-60 before. Are you using a full synthetic, part-synthetic, or mineral oil? On zroadster.org where I posted the same question, several replies have said that changing the CCV set-up did help, and one sa...
by Bumpa
Mon 11 Jun, 2018 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 6085

Re: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Yes, I was wondering if I would end up doing a somewhat tricky and reasonably expensive job to find it made no difference. However, the author's own components seemed pretty claggy - I wonder what mine are like? As for the extra vacuum line, I would have thought there would be a possibility of upset...
by Bumpa
Sun 10 Jun, 2018 15:13
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?
Replies: 28
Views: 6085

M54 Oil Consumption - two possible fixes, which is better?

Looking at the issue of M54 oil burning with regard to my 2002 2.2 Z3 I have found two different approaches short of stripping the engine and changing the oil control rings. In the first http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo2rLSzNzt0 the guy installs a new piece of tubing to generate extra vacuum in the...
by Bumpa
Tue 05 Jun, 2018 16:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Getting the Spare Wheel out
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: Getting the Spare Wheel out

That's horrific, but must be very rare. Still, I shall definitely deflate it first if I ever have to resort to putting the tyre in the car. :(
by Bumpa
Tue 05 Jun, 2018 08:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Getting the Spare Wheel out
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: Getting the Spare Wheel out

I reckon the space saver spare is just about useless anyway. Where the blazes are you going to put the punctured tyre once you've fitted the spare? The only possible place is on your passenger's lap. Great planning BMW. I intend to go for the gel stuff that seals the tyre from the inside should it b...
by Bumpa
Tue 29 May, 2018 21:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 20
Views: 5617

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

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by Bumpa
Tue 29 May, 2018 21:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight wiring query
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Headlight wiring query

I don't know what the cable colours are but my 2002 2.2 has headlamp height adjustment motors and they use a three pin plug.
by Bumpa
Wed 09 May, 2018 10:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat goes back and forward but not up and down
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

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

I disconnected the battery because I was concerned about the seat belt tensioner device going off. The manual tells you to disconnect the battery and wait a short while before unplugging the seat harness. Of course the SRS warning light was on after I had put it all back together, but my C110 code r...
by Bumpa
Tue 08 May, 2018 13:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Seat goes back and forward but not up and down
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

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

I got the seat out today and upended it on the bench. It was indeed stuck at the max height. If you refer to this photo https://imgur.com/a/yrqOccf I have labelled the motor which drives through a gearbox to turn the coarse screw you can see. It was completely stuck, explaining why I heard a click w...