Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

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Post by markplant » Sat May 20, 2017 9:01 pm

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Post by sw4nny » Sat May 20, 2017 11:37 pm

Sorry to hear this Andy,but only a minor setback for a man of your calibre :thumbsup:
See ya soon for the work I need doing but I am only paying if I can hear the Camaro so get a move on. :D

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Post by andyfanshawe » Thu May 25, 2017 10:45 pm

There is a small grass area just in front of the front left wheel that is higher than the tarmac and he caught it on that. He's fixed it though. Interestingly BMW wanted £156 for that little bit!

Hi sw4nny
Its a deal! Will get truckin on the camaro!

Its finally done...........
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Well.....is a car REALLY finished??? Really???

Andy.
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Post by andyfanshawe » Thu May 25, 2017 10:50 pm

Oh, if anybody has noticed, I took the grey number plate mount off and secured the plate straight to the bumper.
I think it looks tons better.

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Post by andyfanshawe » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:38 pm

Finally got round to fitting the gaptech + module. Soldered in, not scotchblocked - ever!!
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Took it out for its third run since last september, parked it overnight, and ........................following mornin....................back left tyre flat.
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And to make matters worse, that screw looks like one of mine!! Might not be though. Can't believe I would drop a screw near my own car!
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Took it off to my mates garage and told them to not scratch the new restored wheels or its death.
And this is what I hate. New sticky weights on, but leaves the old residue behind.
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So, thoroughly cleaned inside and out
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Beautiful :thumbsup: :D

Andy.
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Post by JINGLE » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:15 pm

I have some of that residue from old weights, what did I use to get it off out of curiosity?
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Post by enzed4 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:32 pm

JINGLE wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:15 pm
I have some of that residue from old weights, what did I use to get it off out of curiosity?
A lot of folks recommend WD40 for removing the residue.
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Post by andyfanshawe » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:35 pm

JINGLE wrote:
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I have some of that residue from old weights, what did I use to get it off out of curiosity?
My fingernail! And a good wash with soapy water.

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Post by kis » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:11 am

Old credit card type of thing works a treat as well! Plus the soapy water or some sort of bug / tar type remover.
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Post by JINGLE » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:15 pm

I was hoping there was a better option than fingernail..... as that's what I used before and it got painful after a while :rofl:

The old credit card option is a great shout :thumbsup:

A nice little job for this week lined up lol
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Post by DanYelSun » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:20 pm

Wow! Just sat down and read this entire thread.

Really impressed by your attention to detail - excellent standard of work! Car is looking fantastic!
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Post by andyfanshawe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:44 pm

DanYelSun wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Wow! Just sat down and read this entire thread.

Really impressed by your attention to detail - excellent standard of work! Car is looking fantastic!
Thank you..... :D More to come.....

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Post by andyfanshawe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:05 pm

And here we go again..........

Car going beautifully. Sun, top down, showing off my remote hood up and down, and..............................

EML pops up and car goes into limp home mode. 20 mph max and sounds flat. Quick pinking on start up which seems to me to be timing fixed. Spark or valve. Don't know BMW's default strategy, but will soon find out.

Crawled it home for 5 miles and plugged in snap on ETHOS for quick and dirty code read.
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Interesting.

Cleared code with engine off and it came straight back. Without engine running.
Now, I know that these engines are notorious for timing chains, but can't possibly be that since the ECU doesnt know any cam/crank positions till the engine starts.

So, back to VVT and the code.
Been a lot written about this so its time to prove the facts.

VVT gone into lockdown. Either because it doesn't know where the inlet camshaft is...or ...cant control it.

Stay with me here....... Ignition on, ecu tries to move valvetronic motor. Either moves it and faulty eccentric cam sensor cant see it, or...it doesn't move because it cant!

Next step then?

Plug in a good scanner (or INPA), bi directionally ask the valvetronic motor to move and watch the eccentric cam sensor signal on the scan tool. Simultaneously monitor the voltage on the motor itself on an oscilloscope.

If the motor is getting a good voltage and the eccentric cam sensor doesn't respond, the wiring and the various ecu's are fine.

Hopefully should be able to hear the valvetronic motor move...or not!

If signals to motor are fine, its either the motor or the cam sensor (or something mechanical has screwed up inside!). Don't go there yet!

Old school.....remove (or hear or feel) the motor and see if it moves. Check resistance between pins on motor.

i will try to film this.
Goal is to pinpoint fault without having to dismantle everything.

Wish me luck.
Andy.
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Post by sw4nny » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:00 am

Good luck,not that you need it I know you will enjoy the challenge :)

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Post by bobo075 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:29 pm

wowwwwwww !!! very impressed by the job you're doing on this Z :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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