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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-05-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 47,795
Posted By mikeijay
My 420d MSport was delivered today... and I was...

My 420d MSport was delivered today... and I was shocked as I ordered it as what I thought was BMW offloading pre-LCI stock so I got a pretty sweet leasing deal. I was supposed to get the pre-LCI end...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By mikeijay
Gold Star for you Monolith! ;) Before Xmas I...

Gold Star for you Monolith! ;)

Before Xmas I took my Zed to my local garage to check for a Vacum leak. They found one and patched it up. Still got the dreaded P0171/174 codes :S

On Friday, I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks guys - Already picked up a Beisan set from...

Thanks guys - Already picked up a Beisan set from Rajie but before rolling my sleeves up - the more I read into the whole VANOS seal issue the more I was unconvinced that this was the main issue.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
I've got the garage on standby to do the VANOS...

I've got the garage on standby to do the VANOS seal replacement and about to order the bits and bobs from Rajaie. :) will report back soon!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks guys, both give great help and advice as...

Thanks guys, both give great help and advice as always!

I tend to clear the codes after each repair, usually one at a time so that I can work out which could be the problematic area. I will...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
I can certainly believe that! Its gone back to...

I can certainly believe that! Its gone back to how it was :(

So far I have changed...

MAF
CSP sensor (Exhaust)
O2 (Pre Cat)
Air, Oil & Fuel Filters, Sparks

And after making any sort of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
Sorted :)

All sorted - thanks guys!
Changed the failed O2 sensor and the exhaust side Cam Sensor today.

Can't believe the difference. Happy to report she now purrs like a kitten and responds like she's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks William Thats is extremely helpful....

Thanks William

Thats is extremely helpful. Tomorrow is my 'diagnose my car day' so will certainly check it that tomorrow. :)

So far the O2 P0161 code has not reared its face again however I did...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
Interestingly after 2x20 minute drives after...

Interestingly after 2x20 minute drives after reset of all codes On the first drive I had P0369 as pending (expected within 40 cycles). Re-set code and drove around for another 20 mins and P0369...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks for the advice on the VANOS seal -...

Thanks for the advice on the VANOS seal - wouldn't have thought of that and will check it out. I think your right about the Cam shaft event. I had it in the garage a couple of weeks ago and assumed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mikeijay
Q? Cam Shaft & O2 Sensors = Stitch in nine?

Experiencing an intermittent slight loss of power at the lower end. :mad: No stalling or misfires or check engine light (yet) but I can feel that responsiveness is a tad down at times. As its...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By mikeijay
Cleaning Rear plastic Screen - Plastx Amazing results

The UK totally sucks for auto products. Due to restrictions on chemicals all our products are watered down and not half as good as the stuff you can find in the US....

Couldn't see out of my rear...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By mikeijay
Over the pond where fuel is pricey and larger...

Over the pond where fuel is pricey and larger engine cars are Taxed, the 1.9L were extremely popular. If someone had a Z3, it would always be the 1.9l. Cool cars. I was really sold on that fact I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks guys, I was so lucky. Only ended up...

Thanks guys, I was so lucky.

Only ended up costing 80 to remove all the offending plastic as well as pre-program the throttle & ecu to ensure its all functioning as it should.

If anyone in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks guys - you gave me some hope last night!...

Thanks guys - you gave me some hope last night! For me all that was going though my mind last night was Melting Plastic + Engine = Seizing! :bawling:

So last night after realising my mistake...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By mikeijay
Z3 Help! Major mistake when cleaning MAF - have I killed my Zed :(

Hi guys

I think I have just done something very silly and while I wait for help to arrive I wanted to see if maybe I could put my mind at rest.

Today I wanted to clean the MAF housing and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks I can confirm its a manual top! phew,...

Thanks

I can confirm its a manual top! phew, you had me worried there! It would be another thing I'd spend a weekend figuring out how to fix :)

I had it at the shop for a few days giving her a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks very much - you are most correct! ...

Thanks very much - you are most correct!

After taking it apart I found the button blanking plate that someone had pushed in and it had fallen into the gully!

I didn't think that BMW would...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By mikeijay
Z3 Newbie - Help! missing button near cubby hole?

Hi Festers!

Just picked up a lovely Z3 2.2 final revision which is mechanically sound but a tad tatty on the inside.

About to do a Breakers yard run to buy some bits and need some help...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks s much for your help! I drove it...

Thanks s much for your help!

I drove it around for a few hours (with some hard breaking) and the juddering has completely gone! :) so i'm one happy man now!... plus it gave me the excuse to drive...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By mikeijay
HELP! Brakes Judder after parking car for 6 weeks!

Hi - Please can someone throw some light on this situation...

I travel quite often and I left my car parked outside for around 6 weeks (in the British Winter i might add!)

I came back today and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2007, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By mikeijay
Oh my word! Don't even mention fuel prices! I...

Oh my word! Don't even mention fuel prices! I work abroad and when I got back to the UK a few weeks ago i nearly died when i saw the cost!

Yesterday i paid 1.05 ($2.10) for a litre! a few months...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By mikeijay
Thanks Steve, I hope its just that as they go for...

Thanks Steve, I hope its just that as they go for penuts on ebay.

oh, 'Wind mirror' glass is what us Brits call 'side-mirrors' - I think the car wash dude must have been a bit overzelous with his...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By mikeijay
Heater fan goes after Car wash?

Firstly Happy Xmas!

I recenrtly bought myself a 2000 523i named 'Darth Vader' as a early xmas prezzy.

After having it for about a week, I saw one lad washing cars at my local supermarket and...
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