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  1. NZ00Z3

    E85 2003 Z4 softtop 3.0

    Hi John Wow, that's one expensive motor. EBay pricing for a 54347193448 gives - motor only NZ$330 delivered, you need to be able to do the motor change on the hydro unit - complete Hydro unit NZ$920 delivered (around 4 -6 weeks delivery time) Bet the BMW dealer will only put the new motor back into original position, ready for it to fill with water again and fail. Better off doing the job yourself and doing a relocation job at the same time. I have not had to do a hydro relocation on a Z4 but have an electrical fitting background and I'm willing to give you a hand. I'm based in Timaru. Regards Murray
  2. NZ00Z3

    What should I look for when buying z4

    Hi John No I have not done the roof motor relocation on a Z4 myself. Below is a link to a "How To" for the job. https://zroadster.org/threads/z4-roof-motor-relocation-to-boot.19256/ Hope that helps Regards Murray
  3. NZ00Z3

    95 750il - Unable to read DME (INPA)

    When you get the com's fault when trying to connect to the DME, it often gives you some small type message that tells you which DME is installed. Its then a matter of finding a model with the same DME as per the message.
  4. NZ00Z3

    Mini Cooper ABS control unit

    If you purchase a second hand ABS unit. it will need to be coded to the car with a computer. You would need to find someone in the BMW world in Invercargill with a program called NSCexpert and the right cable to do the coding for you. A better approach would be to get your unit repaired, then all you have to do is put it back in.
  5. NZ00Z3

    E46 abs lights, 5DF5 code

    Yes the part numbers need to be the same and the new unit needs to be coded to the car. The coding is not too difficult as long as you have NSCexpert and the correct cable.
  6. NZ00Z3

    Floor Mats

    Do they make Right Hand Drive mats?
  7. NZ00Z3

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    Love the 3.0L Z3 on a summers day drive.
  8. NZ00Z3

    WTD: E36 steering wheel

    Hi There's one posted over the weekend on the Timaru, South Canterbury buy sell and exchange face book page for $40. Comes with airbag and slip ring. It has the extra buttons for cruise control etc as well. Hopefully there is enough data in the picture to allow you to track it down. Regards Murray
  9. Add fuel injector top and bottom O Rings to the list of spares to have on hand.
  10. NZ00Z3

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    Hope it stayed in the country.
  11. NZ00Z3

    S54 M-Coupe Anyone?

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1877748359.htm?rsqid=c6469cd241664051bbc16dd972fa9aca Nice to see such a rare car in N.Z.
  12. NZ00Z3

    Rough Idle Diagnosis

    The photo shows 3 ports, 1 x 7 mm and 2 x 3.5 mm. Its a M54B25 manifold and all three ports are blanked off. The blanking caps will split over time, especially the 7 mm one. If you have a secondary air pump, it will be controlled by one of the 3.5 mm lines.
  13. NZ00Z3

    Rough Idle Diagnosis

    Also check the vacuum lines and blanking cap on the ports at the rear of the manifold as they crap out too, see picture.
  14. NZ00Z3

    WTB: S52B32 89.6mm Stroke Crank

    Have you tried the USA and Canada BMW sites? The S52 being very common in the USA Z3M's and E36M's will give you a wider net to get one.
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    Rough Idle Diagnosis

    Its likely to be a vacuum leak between the MAF and throttle body/idle control valve. Check your short term fuel trims with your scanner to see if they are high. Look for a crack in the rubber tube that goes to the idle control valve, its a very common problem. Also check the tubes for the crank case ventilation system for breaks. The vacuum leak is large enough to give you misfire codes but not large enough to push the long term fuel trims to the end of range and trigger lean codes. The problem goes away when the engine is warm because the engine management is in closed loop mode and uses the O2 sensors to detect the lean mixture then compensate by adding more fuel.