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1999 Z3M Roadster dashboard fire progress thread

Discussion in 'Progress Threads' started by Sailorbaz, May 4, 2014.

  1. Sailorbaz

    Sailorbaz Dedicated Member

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    Hey guys,

    Shamelessly copied from my introduction thread but I can't upload photos from the ISP I'musing offshore.

    Bought a Z3M in 2001, damaged and left it in storage since. Recently dug it out over the winter to prepare it for the summer.

    I have a few photos of when we got the car home back in 2001 but can't put my finger on them at the moment. Here are some photos of more recent times, now we've bitten the bullet and started working on it.
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    I got it home to Northern Ireland and started the task of pulling it apart. Needless to say, a hammer and some decent sized crowbars were needed.
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    And this is how she sits now after cleaning and pulling out all damaged stuff other than the look
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    Got all the parts I need gathered up now including blue/black dash, dials, centre consoles, carpets everything but forked out for a brand new loom from BMW which come in on Monday.
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    See you guys around.
    Barry
     
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  2. Sailorbaz

    Sailorbaz Dedicated Member

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    Good afternoon guys,

    Was looking at REALOEM earlier trying to gather part numbers to order for installing the windscreen in my Z3M come nearer the time. I was actually pleasantly surprised at the cost of the OEM windscreen, so I'll be using that rather than aftermarket.

    My question is, what other parts do I need to finish off the installation in way of trim finishers and stuff?
    Just item 1 in this link? I'm not interested in the Chrome piece.

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=51&fg=05

    Bearing in mind, all I have is a hole where the old windscreen used be.I might have the old weather strip in the garage but for £20 I'd be as well buying new. I will be using a local windscreen fitter for installation.
    Items 7&8 are both inside the car right? I have both of those parts, in perfect condition.
     
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  3. Sailorbaz

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    My parts for installing my windscreen should arrive this week but while I'm offshore, I'm doing a bit of reading up on how to install it. Was considering getting a guy in to do it but since my Dad will be helping me, and he had a garage and body shop for 30 years, I think it's something we can deal with ourselves and it's another box ticked.

    Anyone any links to handy guides? I tried searching on here but without luck,
    Thanks,
    Barry
     
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    Putting the windscreen in only after you have done the dash might be handy.

    Koen
     
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  6. Sailorbaz

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    It's my intention to do windscreen pretty much last. You've no idea how handy it was having the windscreen out when doing all the dash work and how much easier it'll be running the new loom without the windscreen. This time next week I'll be getting my hands dirty pulling the old loom out, and installing the new one. Best buy a battery soon... lol

    Thanks for the link Mike.
     
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  7. Sailorbaz

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    Dad was over last week with some more parts so we managed to get loads done, mostly successful.

    Starting removing the old loom, trying to photograph as much as possible for correct tracing and routing.

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    The new loom waiting to go in.

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    Some more of the old loom waiting to come out.

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    Crash bar removed.
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    Dad painting blasted and primed crash bar

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    Painted crash bar fitted. Sound deadening material used from another car. New one cost £80 and would take 2 weeks to come from Germany.
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    New roof fitted.
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    Carpets starting to go in
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    Front half of carpet is in to, along with Heater box, window wiper motor just not taken any photos yet.

    I've got all lights, indicators, heater motor, window wiper motor, washer pumps and clocks going. No ABS lights now that controller has been fitted, got Airbag lights though more than likely lack of seats.

    Fuel pump not working though, after draining the tank and finding a very tacky substance at the bottom of the tank and in the fine mesh filter, so now on the hunt for a fuel pump. I can get to the pump once the carpets are in though, so I'm continuing to box everything up. Will get the dash and centre console in today hopefully, and clean up the seats for fitting the PAX seat once dry. Getting close.

    It won't crank at all though, get dash lights but no cranking. On reading the codes we get error 66 which after some googling is suggesting 'Anti-theft system', immobilisor? I think the key I have has lost the code, so more computer wizardry is needed soonest. Waiting to get it mostly boxed up though before getting it connected.

    Right better go, sun is out over here in NI, just wish the car was done now. :squeeze:
     
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  8. Sailorbaz

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    Weathers been very good the last few days so I've got loads done.

    Interior getting in
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    Couple of photos of the underneath while I was changing the fuel filter. Couldn't believe how clean the underneath of the gearbox is.

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    Old centre console beside cleaned replacement

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    Centre console getting there.

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    Quick question though. Switches on the centre console, can someone tell me the 5 switches that go under the dials?

    Heated seats x 2, roof switch, AC/Recirc, what's the last one? Wee led?

    Next step is new chassis number for dashboard and then window in, bonnet on ready for coding on Monday.

    Cheers,
    Barry
     
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    Over the last few days, received my new fuel pump so got that fitted.
    Was going to go for an uprated one since a new one is over £300 but Dad sourced one from a breaker and sent it over for me, £40.
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    Changed the Oil filter since I'd heard that Oil Filters that have lay in cars for such long periods of time can break up once the car is running.
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    Thought it looked ok but for £8 you can't go wrong.
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    Oil looks clean enough for now.. but once running, will be changed fairly soon afterwards.
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    New filter in
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    Drying the wee carpet that goes behind the seats under the roof after a thorough washing.
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    Windscreen Fitted, thanks to Murray Motors of Magherafelt.
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    All the jigsaw behind the seats built up after confirming the roof doesn't leak
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    Bonnet fitted once again, needs a clean. Pencilled in for today.
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    Should get the interior finished off this afternoon, washed and ready to go to get the immobiliser and all lined up once again... I hope.
     
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  10. Sailorbaz

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    Got the car all built up over the weekend and gave it it's first clean in 13 years and I'm pleased to say it come up very well after a quick wash.

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    All finished

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    Now it's away to get the immobiliser sorted and hope to get a call later on today telling me it's running but I'm not holding my breath.

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    Well guys, a long overdue update. To be fair, it's only copied over from a couple of other Forums I use but an update nonetheless.

    This was all done during weeks 23, 24 and 25 and was left at the garage before I come back offshore for another 5 week spell.

    Currently the immobiliser issue is sorted with a new module from BMW installed beneath the steering column and all the ECE's reset etc so she's cranking and eventually starting and running for a couple of seconds before conking out. Same again, she'll crank and crank, run for a couple of seconds and cut out again. It's throwing up a camshaft sensor so middle of last week, he had the part ordered and was hoping it would be in before the weekend.

    We have Holidays for the 12th July over in NI so I said I would wait until middle of this week before calling with hopefully some positive news, so fingers crossed for tomorrow... or later today depending what time zone you are in.

    Enjoy some interesting photos.
    Baz
     
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    Wow, that was a fantastic read. I'm not sure what I expected after your initial posts and pictures, but bloody well done!
     
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    Excellent write up with great photos, what a fantastic job, well done..:beer
     
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    Wow! What an effort!! Well done Barry. Well planned and excecuted project!! Congrats, JIM
     
  15. Sailorbaz

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    SHE'S RUNNING!!!

    He got her running over the weekend there and it appears to have been the clocks stopping it from running. He tells me he hasn't coded the clocks, somehow got the immobiliser and all lined up without the clocks, installed the clocks again and it's starting everytime, on the button.

    My only worry is that tamper dot now. I've asked him to have the mileage corrected and let me know about the tamper dot. He still insists used clocks cannot be recoded and new ones are £700 but I feel I may be contacting John Leacock for further advice.

    Well chuffed is an understatement, he says she's running like a dream. Hard to believe it's sat for 13 years, without electrical power never mind run.

    Happy days.
     
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    I believe the clocks can be recoded, as the data is stored in the ECU, there is a known fault with the cluster, and a few people have changed to second hand and managed to keep mileage, so worth getting that second opinion.
     
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    I've been thinking about this, and it's funny how something which gets written off by an insurance company can be restored with a bit of time and effort.

    As there will only ever be fewer M Roadsters as the years go on, I wonder if people will make more of an effort to fix rather than scrap.
     
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    You've got to hope so Gaz. I'm not sure if I could/would have undertaken such a project. It really would've been like a busman's holiday for me.
    Hat's off to Barry though. Top man.
     
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    I would give @Pingu a shout he changed his clocks a few years ago and managed to get them recoded without the tamper dot.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for your comments guys, much appreciated. I think I have the guy to sort out my clocks, tying him down seems to be the problem though. Got a few other things to be tidy up before MOT time anyway, which is ultimately when I want the clocks sorted for. Couple of lamps to replace in the clocks too and managed to get some good info on carrying that out while on here also. Cheers guys, will keep you posted.