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NZ00Z3 last won the day on June 28 2016

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    2000 Z3 3.0L
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    2000 E46 323

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  1. I saw your tour twice. I was in the Glen Tanner Cafe when your tour came down out of Mt Cook. Noticed your nice E30 Baur with the top rolled back. Then latter that same day or the next day (can't remember) in Tekapo, as you headed towards Fairly. You must have had some beautiful days for travel. With the Autumn colours out (why I was in the McKenzie Country) the country side must have been great to see.
  2. Welcome to the forum That's a nice looking car. If you are interested in going out for drives with other BMW owners, keep a eye on the Christchurch section of the Meetings forum: https://bimmersport.co.nz/forum/27-christchurch/ The Christchurch club has a pub night chat every month. Hey, the next one is tomorrow 5th May. Plus there is a monthly car run. Regards Murray
  3. Welcome Chad Snape look is looking great in the back seat with his yellow bandanna. The E34 is looking good too. Regards Murray
  4. Image is broken. What year is your car?
  5. This thread came up recently in a Z3 forum. It may be of interest. https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2446662-Second-of-two-problems-DISA-valve-vacuum-leak
  6. There is a "Vince Bar" group buy going on over at E46Fanatics. Don't know if it applies to your car? https://www.e46fanatics.com/threads/vincebar-group-buy.1288206/
  7. Yes you are correct, the M44 DME has always been OBD2, but the rest of the car's computers are normally ADS prior to 03/98.
  8. I could be wrong, but I recall reading somewhere that the change over date for all E36's to full OBD2 was 03/98 build date. I now that is correct for the Z3 E36/7. You still have to use the 20 pin connector under the bonnet but INPA with the USB lead and OBD2 to 20 pin connector adapter cable is all you need. If you are looking for a scanner that talks OBD1/ADS, check out the Foxwell NT530 with BMW software. I got one of these so I can work on the older Z3's with build dates prior to 03/98. It's not bad as a scanner and even has a data logger.
  9. For E36's and E46's I use INPA to fault find the central locking. You can see door contacts, bonnet/hood contacts and watch the action of the central locking as it works. This is all in the General module (ZKE). Plus you can "activate" the remote locking as if the key button had been pushed. Think you can even see the key button being pushed. Helps to check that the key is actually synch-ed to the car and if the problem is in the central locking or not. Not sure if this applies to the E31, haven't had a play with one yet.
  10. The E46 conversion to RF is straight forward and well documented. https://www.e46fanatics.com/threads/diy-e46-retrofit-infrared-to-radio-frequency-remote-control.1047612/ Not sure about the E36 conversion?
  11. Been there, done that. Does not work. Very frustrating. You need the Infra Red programming instructions. Attached. Infra-red key reprogamming instructions.pdf
  12. What car are you fitting it to? I used this when I fitted the towbar to the E46. It works well. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/parts-accessories/trailer-parts/listing-3011392114.htm?rsqid=c96668a2e7f2402782e1a41d20d3aeb5-001 There is also one for Canbus systems. Don't know anything about it though. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/other-accessories/listing/3009990178?bof=7u7c0lVl
  13. On the Z3 forums, lots of the UK owners are getting their steering wheels refurbished or modified by Royal https://royalsteeringwheels.com/ They have a great reputation. The USA owners are starting to follow and use the same firm. It would mean shipping your steering wheel to the UK and not being about to use the car for a while. But it is an option depending on your repair/restoration/cost objectives.
  14. In the E46 world, we are seeing more of these DME pin contamination events. It is usually put down to a sensor leaking coolant or oil through the sensor and into the electrical connection. The fluid then migrates up to the DME to cause havoc with the DME pins. Usually connector X60003 on the MS43 DME. If this is your situation, check the electrical connectors of all sensors to see if one is passing fluid and is the root cause. You don't want to have to do the repair again in a years time because the leaking sensor is still doing its nasty work.
  15. Yes, KYB Excel-G have a good reputation in the Z3 world for an OE type of ride.
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