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by pingu
Sun 07 Mar, 2021 19:41
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Gazza - sad news
Replies: 21
Views: 4922

Re: Gazza - sad news

Absolutely gutted.

I just came over to see what was going on. I really didn't expect to scroll down and see this.

My belated condolences to GaryTheFish's family and all those who knew him.
by pingu
Sun 25 Oct, 2020 10:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: M Roadster Seats For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2981

M Roadster Seats For Sale

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333764129350

Auction started at £499.99
by pingu
Mon 12 Oct, 2020 12:35
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M service info
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: Z4M service info

peteslag wrote: Sun 11 Oct, 2020 11:29 The car is advertised for 14K by a dealer.
Ouch. I was expecting at least £4k less than that, given the lack of servicing and the risk you would be taking.

A baffled sump may help more than uprated internals, but ask BrianH. He has one, and it's mainly a track car.
by pingu
Sat 10 Oct, 2020 17:33
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M service info
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: Z4M service info

I would be the same. I would only buy if the price allowed for a complete refresh of all oils and lubricants, brake pads, discs and clutch and the VANOS. I'd take the gamble on serious mechanical damage based on the test drive. Old oil can knacker the VANOS - so root around inside the cam cover with...
by pingu
Fri 09 Oct, 2020 21:43
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M service info
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: Z4M service info

Coolant and brake fluid should have been changed since 2015 based on time. Brake fluid should have been changed twice!! The oils should have been changed due to time, but the service indicator may not say so as the service interval is based on mileage (or fuel used). It doesn't sound like it was ver...
by pingu
Mon 14 Sep, 2020 16:42
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Thinking of selling my Steel Grey S54 Z3M
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Re: Thinking of selling my Steel Grey S54 Z3M

I was only offered £12k for my 330 convertible when I looked at buying it last time.

I'll do it for the same deal this time :D .
by pingu
Sun 09 Aug, 2020 12:10
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 27164

Re: Red Z1 for sale

BBZ 166 ...

eBay linky

£29,995
by pingu
Mon 20 Jul, 2020 09:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA brake bleed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: INPA brake bleed?

That's a new one on me. I hope I remember it if I ever need it. Well done.
by pingu
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 23:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA brake bleed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: INPA brake bleed?

In all honesty, I don't know, but if the reservoir drained down, you will need to fully bleed the system (including bleeding the pump). If you just left the hoses and pipes open, I would rebuild the system and open the bleed nipples and let the system drain (but keep the reservoir topped up). Use gr...
by pingu
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 15:53
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA brake bleed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: INPA brake bleed?

If you have let air in at the master cylinder, you will definitely need to bleed the pump, as that slug of air will reach the pump at some time. If you are sure there is air in the master cylinder, I would disconnect the pipes from the master cylinder at the ABS pump and plug the ports on the pump. ...
by pingu
Sun 12 Jul, 2020 21:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA brake bleed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: INPA brake bleed?

I have a small collection of old unions (with a short section of crushed pipe) that I made from brake pipes sourced from scrap yards. I always use them to plug the pipe when I remove a hose or a caliper. Too late for this time, but might be worth getting yourself some for next time :) . Are you usin...
by pingu
Sun 12 Jul, 2020 17:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INPA brake bleed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: INPA brake bleed?

There's no need to activate the ABS pump unless air has entered it, unless you want to purge ALL the old fluid.

I've replaced hoses, calipers and replaced fluid, but have never lost enough fluid to be worried about the pipes from the pump being emptied.
by pingu
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 11:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 27164

Re: Red Z1 for sale

I suspect it's also possible that a car that is written off in one country can be re-registered in another country without the "black mark" being transferred across. By way of example - in the UK it's an insurance company that writes the car off. Not all notify the DVLA of this. Take the ...
by pingu
Mon 15 Jun, 2020 17:26
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Screen wiper operation problem
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Screen wiper operation problem

They only operate as expected when you are moving.

Have you tested the wipers whilst driving?
by pingu
Thu 04 Jun, 2020 22:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: BMW Electrical trouble shooting guide on line
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Re: BMW Electrical trouble shooting guide on line

I don't know who this porterbility guy is :wave , but there is an EU wiring diagram amongst the list of wiring diagrams (it's called AG)...

http://porterbility.co.uk/Stuff.htm
by pingu
Tue 07 Apr, 2020 18:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Single Nut hub conversion?
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Re: Single Nut hub conversion?

It's definitely possible on the Z3 - and it is commonly done so 15" wheels can be fitted.

https://www.rcnmag.com/garage/a-rolling-stone

see image in the piece.
by pingu
Thu 06 Feb, 2020 14:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: ///M Stuff for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 7843

///M Stuff for Sale

Rather than posting stuff individually, here's my selling page...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sony_jim/m.html?
by pingu
Sun 02 Feb, 2020 21:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3 M Grills - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 7392

Z3 M Grills - SOLD

by pingu
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 21:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Basic information for home maintenance ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3859

Re: Basic information for home maintenance ?

I use BMW TIS which is a CD that you buy off the internet, but there are online versions available...

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/
by pingu
Wed 15 Jan, 2020 10:36
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Headlight problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

Re: Headlight problem

PM Bertiejaffa.

He may have some damaged lights. I don't know if it's a bit he wants to keep, but you can only ask.
by pingu
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 23:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emulsion Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 4001

Re: Emulsion Removal

A coolant pressure tester is a good tool.

There is a tool that works in reverse (it creates a "vacuum") and is used to fill the system. It can also test for leaks, but isn't as good a tester.
by pingu
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 18:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Emulsion Removal
Replies: 10
Views: 4001

Re: Emulsion Removal

I agree with Robert, something is not right. You should be fully heated at the end of 10 miles. 3-5 miles should be enough to start the burn-off process. If your exhaust tip is too hot to grab hold of, your engine is hot enough. I assume that you have no oil in the coolant, as you didn't mention it....
by pingu
Sun 05 Jan, 2020 23:31
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 27164

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Ahh! Comment now understood. The Z1 rear diffuser panel has two identical symmetrical openings. The left is for the standard single exhaust and the right is for the fixed rear towing eye! Some owners have fitted aftermarket exhaust systems with a second matching outlet after the removal of the towi...
by pingu
Sat 04 Jan, 2020 20:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 27164

Re: Red Z1 for sale

The right exhaust pipe is at a very strange angle.
by pingu
Fri 03 Jan, 2020 18:20
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Red Z1 for sale
Replies: 56
Views: 27164

Re: Red Z1 for sale

Green rather than red with interesting history. 11k miles from new, originally UK supplied, recently sold to Germany and TUEV approved in May 2019, now back in the UK for auction ... with new tyres and no pre sale estimate https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-auctions/race-retro-classic-...
by pingu
Sun 27 Oct, 2019 09:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

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 ...
by pingu
Sat 26 Oct, 2019 21:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

Re: Instrument Cluster Problems again - EEP 2 error

I notice that you mention the time of year. I suspect that dampness has got in somewhere. I'm not talking about drops of water, but water vapour. If you have air-con, try running it for half an hour to dry the car out. That might work, but it's not a cure. Finding the offending solder joint(s) will ...
by pingu
Mon 07 Oct, 2019 18:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Suspension clearance
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Re: Suspension clearance

Check your details are correct.

According to https://www.autodoc.co.uk/monroe/7436549, the correct shocks should be E7038R & E7039L, not E7039R & E7038L.
by pingu
Tue 17 Sep, 2019 11:05
Forum: Performance
Topic: Engine gif
Replies: 0
Views: 6846

Engine gif

Become mesmerised by this cartoon what I has done as a l'al project...

Image
by pingu
Fri 06 Sep, 2019 20:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: White Smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 3744

Re: White Smoke

I would do a coolant pressure test.
by pingu
Wed 04 Sep, 2019 10:51
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Touch up paint
Replies: 7
Views: 4529

Re: Touch up paint

Have you tried having it made at Halfords?
by pingu
Wed 28 Aug, 2019 13:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 16503

Re: Diagnostic tools

You were lucky the CD didn't explode. You shouldn't use a damaged CD. I'd recommend saving the data from it onto a fresh CD, if you dare run it again. Re the OBD, you won't get much info through the OBD2 port, you want to use the round 20-pin connector under the bonnet. All the on-board diagnostics ...
by pingu
Tue 27 Aug, 2019 13:01
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z3M on Autotrader
Replies: 9
Views: 4503

Re: Z3M on Autotrader

I wouldn't be concerned about low mileage. I'd be more concerned about condition and the cost to get things juts how you want them. I've just passed 138,000 miles and it's probably in better mechanical condition than one with a third of the miles. I've just looked at the 55,000 mile one, and it does...
by pingu
Thu 22 Aug, 2019 09:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Need your help- engine wiring harness needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Re: Need your help- engine wiring harness needed

Find the price from BMW. I suspect they may have some, as it's a very unusual part to need. Then compare that price to the cost of having the harness manufactured. It should be quite easy to get one manufactured if you can supply an original (even if it is burnt out).
by pingu
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 19:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 4063

Re: ABS Sensor readings

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. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro It's not the money savin...
by pingu
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 09:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: ABS Sensor readings
Replies: 12
Views: 4063

Re: ABS Sensor readings

Get a salvage BMW one rather than a new copy.
by pingu
Thu 08 Aug, 2019 12:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 5477

Re: Boot weld repairers around North Yorkshire?

I have a Randy Forbes kit if anyone wants to buy it.

£500 delivered in UK.
by pingu
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 20:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 16503

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 pingu
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 09:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 16503

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 ...
by pingu
Wed 31 Jul, 2019 20:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 16503

Re: Diagnostic tools

If you view INPA on a test run, wheel speed will be zero on one of the wheels if the sensor isn't working.
by pingu
Wed 31 Jul, 2019 17:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diagnostic tools
Replies: 36
Views: 16503

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 vi...
by pingu
Thu 11 Jul, 2019 21:29
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3m Help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Re: Z3m Help needed

Is the fan running in the ECU box.

The box is top left of the engine bay as you look at the engine.

Image

It may not be the relevant ECU, but it's something to check.
by pingu
Tue 09 Apr, 2019 12:48
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Need set of Lambda sensors for S50
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

Re: Need set of Lambda sensors for S50

S50 only has two pre-cat sensors only. One on the 1-3 pipe and one on the 4-6 pipe. There are no post-cat sensors on the S50, but there are on the S54 (which has a different system up to the rear boxes). http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=CK92-EUR-07-1998-Z3-BMW-Z3_M&diagId=18_0229 Par...
by pingu
Tue 11 Dec, 2018 18:54
Forum: Performance
Topic: S50B32 Air Filter Box Modifications
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

Re: S50B32 Air Filter Box Modifications

I have tested... a) OEM (16000 miles) = 45mm b) OEM (new) = 42mm c) No Filter = 35mm d) Simota (unoiled) = 40mm e) Simota (oiled) = 105mm Those tests were on the original rig. The suction was supplied by a leaf blower and the measurements show the relative pressure differences required to run the ri...
by pingu
Mon 10 Dec, 2018 00:34
Forum: Performance
Topic: S50B32 Air Filter Box Modifications
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

S50B32 Air Filter Box Modifications

Looking at the intake system of the M Roadster, I thought that the air filter box could do with some improvement... http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/JPG/Modified_Air_Filter/IMG_01.jpg I built a flow bench to measure the flow rate through the air filter box... http://www.porterbility.co.uk/Files/J...
by pingu
Thu 15 Nov, 2018 21:24
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central locking with key.
Replies: 16
Views: 5983

Re: Central locking with key.

I suspect that you have a dodgy connection in the connections around the driver's door lock. Connect a bulb to the circuit and wiggle the wires.
by pingu
Thu 15 Nov, 2018 12:56
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Central locking with key.
Replies: 16
Views: 5983

Re: Central locking with key.

Testing with a multimeter only confirms that there is a single strand wire connection.

Use a test bulb. It will carry enough current to burn through any single strand connections AND highlight the fault.
by pingu
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 16:19
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Engine oil Z3 M
Replies: 15
Views: 7165

Re: Engine oil Z3 M

Engine oil is very complicated. It's like blood. Oil grades are like blood types in their simplicity. There are just a few types of blood, O, A, B and AB with rhesus + and -, right? Wrong? There are many subtleties that make some blood better than others at different things (hence blood doping) - it...
by pingu
Sun 14 Oct, 2018 14:21
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Engine oil Z3 M
Replies: 15
Views: 7165

Re: Engine oil Z3 M

It depends on the engine. S54s use different oil from S50s...

http://www.porterbility.co.uk/BMW_Oil_Sheets.htm