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General Chitchat / Re: Get your car on the front page...
« Last post by Jez on Today at 02:21:01 PM »
Scarthingwell Replicas. It's a little reproduction furniture shop....
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General Chitchat / Re: Get your car on the front page...
« Last post by Sir Percival on Today at 12:58:58 PM »
What does the sign say....can't read it?
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General Chitchat / Re: Get your car on the front page...
« Last post by seriph on August 18, 2019, 09:49:08 PM »
That’s stunning
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General Chitchat / Re: Get your car on the front page...
« Last post by Jez on August 18, 2019, 06:20:14 PM »
Her's a recent photo of mine.  You can choose whatever colour you want since it's black and white - use your imagination! (although it's red). Notice the sign on the wall behind. Thought it was appropriate.
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2fifty Chat / Re: Buying the right Z3.
« Last post by Jez on August 18, 2019, 06:08:56 PM »
I think the criteria for the body kit is that it must be a wide body. I'm not sure if post face-lift also means wide body (I think it did) but its all about the back axle width more than anything else.
BTW I have a nice late model 2002 2.2 donor sitting on next doors drive which could be available. Currently on SORN but has a superb engine and gearbox, really sweet.
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2fifty Chat / Re: Electric window problems
« Last post by Jez on August 18, 2019, 06:01:10 PM »
Thanks Perc.

I did try re-setting the windows - apparently this needs to be done if the battery is ever disconnected, and I did not know that. It seems there's a memory in the system that registers the upper and lower limits of travel of the window. To reset you have to turn on the ignition, then press and hold the window button until the window goes down and keep on pressing the button for another 5+ seconds, then release. Then repeat for the upward travel.  This sets the memory.

I tried that and I've been out today for a lovely run in the North Yorkshire villages, with a Sunday lunch thrown in, and an impromptu classic car show to boot, and both windows have worked without problems. However only time will tell, since any intermittent fault can come back and bite yer bum anytime!

To be continued no doubt........

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2fifty Chat / Re: Electric window problems
« Last post by Sir Percival on August 17, 2019, 07:20:47 PM »
Jez

I suggest it might be a good start to go to a garage that can plug into the car and read the fault codes. When my central locking was playing up it helped me a lot to narrow it down....there were fuses blown that I did not even know were related to the problem...or that they had blown.

If you have not had them read for a while be prepared....mine took about 20 minutes and the printout was looong.

Maybe a fuse from a different system...like the "comfort" system (which I believe can put the hood up remotely, and the windows....could be wrong there though) but sometimes the interactions between seemingly un-associated systems can be baffling.

Although, having said, that the window issue sounds like an earthing problem

Hope you get it sorted.

P
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2fifty Chat / Electric window problems
« Last post by Jez on August 17, 2019, 08:55:08 AM »
After 16  months of use without any problems I have recently had intermittent problems with my electric windows. First the passenger side started to be temperamental, and occasionally the window would not lower (or raise) but after a few attempts with the lever it eventually did. One day it just stayed down and that was that. So off with the door cards and after playing around with the switch and the DNA mechanism, I thought that I had adjusted the hard stops incorrectly, so I re-adjusted them to make sure that the BMW switch was actually being pushed all the way. Re-assembled everything and put the door card back on, and bingo! All working again.

That was about 2 months ago. The passenger side is still working fine, but now the driver side has started the same fun and games. Once again I've stripped off the door card and examined/checked the switch mechanism. It was adjusted perfectly. However, playing around with the window just using my fingers on the BMW switch (and not the mechanism) there is still an intermittent fault. Window works, then it doesn't. After a few presses, maybe 6 or 7, it works again, then after another few goes it stops working. I've checked all the wiring and it is all good. There are no issues with that. It is interesting that when it is not working, when you press the switch, there is no noise coming from the motor - like its not getting any power at all. Then when it does work, you can here a faint click just before the window raises or lowers.

I've tried a replacement (known good) switch and still the problem is there. Now wondering if the problem could be a relay (Web search has not been very fruitful, but found some references to a 'comfort relay' whatever that is) or even worse the window motor itself. I am not sure how the hell I would get the regulator and motor out now that the DNA door skins are bonded to the doors. You have to remove the glass up through the door, and to do that you need to remove the seals on the top edge, which are now covered.

I don't think it is related (but who knows with electrickery) but my ETB tachometer has also gone bananas. Around the same time as I had the window issue I fired her up one day, and the tacho went right round the dial to max. I restarted the engine hoping it would reset, but it didn't. Its very random, and when driving it now works in the opposite way to expected, in that as the revs increase, the needle goes down, and as the revs drop, it goes up. When you switch off, it just stays wherever it was. Had the battery off for 12 hours in the hope that everything would reset, but no, it's still all playing up.
I have always had an issue with this tacho, in that when it was working, it would show the correct rpm, but if you took your foot off the gas the needle would just dive back to zero, and then pick up again as you apply the juice. As it's such a ball ache to remove the dash to remove the dash to get this out, I have just put up with that little 'feature'.  Now I'm wondering if it has been faulty all along and finally gone pop.

Any ideas?
 
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Sales and Wants / Re: 5cudo or 430 wanted! Or diablo!
« Last post by MADMAN on August 16, 2019, 08:03:05 AM »
Hi, are you still looking for a Scudo? My pal has one for sale rhd if interested pm me
MADMAN 8)
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Sales and Wants / Re: Wanted: DN8 dash and center console interior
« Last post by Matty2Hotty on August 13, 2019, 03:59:31 PM »
Got a mold made for the dash...

Someone has to have a mold or spare of the DN8 center console by chance... anyone ?
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