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Old 5th August 2018, 18:54
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Default OBDII Bluetooth Scanner

I've just picked up one of these for 4.30 and downloaded the OBD Car Doctor app from elm327.com onto my Android phone.

The free app is fairly basic- rpm, coolant temperature and not much more. The full functions only become available when paying for the Pro version. (~14)

Not sure how much info is available on the Z3 as its OBD is not fully compliant but I would expect to see trouble and servicing codes and be able to switch them off. There is also a data logger function.
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Old 6th August 2018, 20:03
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I've just picked up one of these for 3.79 and downloaded the OBD Car Doctor app from elm327.com onto my Android phone.

And now I've upgraded to the Pro version. (13.49)
Interesting range of functions:
Road speed
RPM
Intake Air Temperature
Engine Coolant Temperature
Fuel consumption
Diagnostic Codes (library of 18193) (reset them with ignition on and engine off)
% Engine Load
Short Term Fuel Trim Banks 1 & 2
Long Term Fuel Trim Banks 1 & 2
Ignition Timing on #1 cylinder
Airflow Rate through MAF in g/second
Oxygen Sensor voltage and % Banks 1 & 2
Battery Voltage

but no ECU info (probably the Z3 non-compliant bit).

So basically- a whole load more things to worry about !!!
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Old 18th August 2018, 19:16
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More pre-paint help please:

1. How to remove Z3 door handles? I've got the clips off of the front pins but how to access the rear fastening?

2. How to remove the outer door top rubber trim? I'm guessing that loosening/removing the front window runner and quarterlight should provide access. I've found 2 bolts holding those.
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Evening Ian there are 3 bolts holding the quarter light unit in place , one of them is under the door , Geoff .
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Old 18th August 2018, 22:48
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Evening Ian there are 3 bolts holding the quarter light unit in place , one of them is under the door , Geoff .
Thanks for that, Geoff. I'm covering a Boston Green car with Ford Frozen White so trying to avoid any obvious lines showing on the outside.
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Old 19th August 2018, 16:04
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More pre-paint help please:

1. How to remove Z3 door handles? I've got the clips off of the front pins but how to access the rear fastening?
No need to remove that clip- just slide an inside catch forwards and then back having replaced the trim- see here

This removes the door handle surround which is all that's required when painting. If you need to remove the handle and latch mechanism- removing the surround exposes the head of the front pin (clip comes off the back of that) and the rear is removed by rotating the bezel around the key cylinder. Then "just" unbolt the latch mechanism from the edge of the door. There's a YouTube video for that as well.

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2. How to remove the outer door top rubber trim? I'm guessing that loosening/removing the front window runner and quarter-light should provide access. I've found 2 bolts holding those.
Like most things- dead easy when you know how.
Remove the frangible clip at the rear of the door. That releases a triangular lump of rubber which is connected to the top trim. Ease it all upwards along the door and there's another triangular lump of rubber at the front which somehow grips the door. Ease that out and you're done.
It does make it a little easier if you have the inner door card off and loosen the top bolt holding the window runner/quarter-light but not essential when removing. Might be different when replacing with a new item but I find that Swarfega (NOT the one with plastic granules in it) works wonders, or Fairy Liquid.

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Well- here we are- sanded down and ready for primer...



Work progressed quicker than expected- here it is with doors, bootlid and wheels back on- just need the bonnet to be painted and stripes applied...


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I saw this note and thought Ian was building a 2nd car........ It was only when I scrolled back a few pages I found a reference to getting the car sprayed. I'll keep taking the 'oldtimers' pills!
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Looking forward to seeing this
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