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2001 Z3 1.9 Cruise control

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Alyn T, May 27, 2014.

  1. Alyn T

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    Hi I am trying to fit cruise control to my 1.9 Z3 as the door pocket plays havoc with my right knee on long runs. I have all of the parts needed (I think) however the throttle body only has place for one cable.I would be grateful for any suggestions.
     
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    Welcome @Alyn T,

    I can't help you I'm afraid as I've got a six pot, but we have a bunch of 1.9ers on here called the [USERGROUP=12]@M44 Massive[/USERGROUP] who may be able to assist.

    Cheers, Gary
     
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    I have it OEM on my car but I have never used it.
    I do know that @oldcarman was looking at fitting one.
     
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    Thanks folks. I managed to get all the parts and as the car has all the plugs a wiring in-place I thought I would take the plunge. I took of the throttle body cover and found there is only place for one cable. There must be a different body for the cruise control version. The car is 2001 and the first BMW I've owned. Many thanks for the fast reply.
     
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    Hi, as far as I know your CC is different from my older 97. There is a thread explaining the difference I just can't locate it. It was for the 99 up models. I'll keep looking. JIM
     
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    I thought the 1.9 was discontinued before 2001. The last US 1.9 was 1998. Here is my cruise control:
    http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH73&mospid=48091&btnr=66_0052&hg=66&fg=20
    The bracket on the throttle for the two cables PN 41148401744 but then there must be a bell crank for the cruise control cable to attach to. Here's my bracket with the two cables entering - I could remove the black plastic cover on the throttle to show what happens beneath...
    IMG_2757.jpg
    Here's a DIY thread:
    http://zroadster.org/threads/m54-cruise-control-retrofit.1844/
     
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    Hi and thanks for posting the info for the 1.9. I had a list but somewhere in the past week it took legs. On the CC stalk how many pins are there. I don't have my 97 car home yet so can't check the wiring. I've seen a couple of different type plugs on ebay and just want to confirm which I'll need as I'd like to install CC ASAP due to a right knee that needs replacement. From where I live everywhere is highway travel, things are pretty spread out in Canada. JIM
     
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    That's perfect, now I just need to source all the individual pieces and find sellers willing to ship to Canada. I'm amazed at the number of UK sellers willing to ship Royal Mail within the UK but won't take the time to ship via mail to Canada. Thanks for the info. JIM
     
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    Jim, I'm back in Orlando in September. If you want anything bringing have it posted to me at home(UK) and I will forward to you in Pine Falls. Probably a bit too far to drive up but I can get it to you if it's not too heavy.:)
     
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    Thanks T-tony, will take advantage if I can't persuade the sellers to ship here. The fellow I bought my car from was really good about me having parts shipped there. Unfortunately, the shippers wouldn't allow them to accompany the car. I questioned them as to what others do about things like tonneau covers, wind deflectors, etc that don't have a permanent stowage within the vehicle and are usually stored in the boot. Basically their response was the sound of silence. Their alternative was to book a container for £600 more and I could fill it with whatever I liked. So now I have to get everything shipped and fortunately the PO is willing to do this. I don't feel that I should impose upon him now the sale is completed. JIM
     
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    The offer stands mate.. no time limit as we are regular to US.:)
     
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    Does Canada get UK Royal Mail? Is not Canada just like the US as far as mail is concerned?
     
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    When I was in Florida a few weeks ago I bought some items from eBay .com primarily because most items posted in the US are p&p free. I had luggage allowance to come home so it saved me money. I'm sure I can redirect mail to Jim from Florida at a saving in cost to him rather than posting direct from the UK to Canada and that's what it's all about, helping each other out.:)
     
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    Just to clarify, yes Canada delivers mail from Royal Mail as well as from any other country that has a postal service. Costs are set by the country of origin and can be very expensive. My point is, and I have addressed this over the years with sellers worldwide. They go to their respective postal outlet to mail an item within their country yet for the few minutes it takes to file in customs declaration forms for items going out of country will not take those minutes to make a guaranteed sale. The reply I receive from sellers is that it is too expensive to ship to wherever. But, that should be the buyers decision as it is they that pay the costs. I am speaking primarily about ebay where the buyer pays all costs and the seller has cash in hand before shipping item. Why do sellers, if they seriously are interested in getting their auction sold not going to a worldwide market of millions of people looking for their product than hoping a handful of buyers within their country will bid the price they are willing to accept. JIM
     
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    I am such a seller myself. I sold motorcycle parts overseas on eBay a few times, about ten years ago. It was hard to tell the shipping cost in advance, and collect the right amount. A couple of times the shipping was more than I estimated, and one time the customer was charged some duty that he insisted I reimburse. Apparently, I had not described the package contents in the right way. After those experiences, I stopped selling outside the US.
     
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    Usually, most nations now have online services which simply need the destination, dimentions and weight entered and will give accurate rates for different types of service. Anyone that doesn't expect as a buyer to have to pay duties and taxes on foreign goods is living in a different world. Most sellers now put this disclaimer in their ads.
    I live in a small rural community that basically only gets mail service. So, I'm handcuffed where getting parts delivered is concerned. Most people, even Americans, are not aware of the vastness of Canada and how far apart major cities can be. For example, I drive over an hour one way to hit major suppliers or make do with what I can find around my area. On line service by mail certainly has been a step up. I respect sellers rights to dictate where and how they send their goods but wish as a buyer that they would only realize the restrictions they place upon themselves by narrowing their delivery area. This is now a global marketplace and I just wish sellers would realize this fact. JIM
     
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    As long as sellers can recover the cost of shipping by saying that they will get an accurate cost and then agreeing this with the buyer before an auction ends, as I do, I really can't see the the problem with shipping to most countries( apart front the regular no-no's) it's a sellers market if you're sensible.
     
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    T-tony, you just hit the nail on the head!! If I ever sell anything, my wife says it will never happen, the world is my market. If I can provide someone with a part they need I usually give it away, have given several vehicles to young fellows interested in the hobby but couldn't afford the buy in price. Turned out some pretty nice stuff using their labour and my parts. If we don't promote our hobby to the young it will quickly die so take a young, interested person under your wing and help them out. JIM
     
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    Well, that's my brilliant idea down the tubes......
    Teva Naot exporting sandals, clogs for Alaskan Eskimos.
    The Alaska export agreement was signed following the increase in the company’s shoe and sandal sales to Canada.
    Teva Naot general manager Michael Illouz says the company’s sandals are designated solely for summer (July-August) marking, when even Eskimos change their winter shoes for summer footwear – sandals and clogs.

     
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