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Post by Floydroid » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:32 am

Hi guys, just picked up a very clean 2004 Z4 3.0 roadster. We've been looking to change my wife's 118i for some time now and thought about getting another cabriolet after owning a 306 cab some years ago (not the best cab but was extremely cheap summer fun to own and we made a profit selling it).

Fast forward a few years and the search started with Z3's, which we saw a tidy 2.2 at a garage, except it was pretty dire in the flesh. Engine sounded great though. We also viewed a nice 3.4S Boxster - this had nearly everything we wanted bar parking sensors, including super sexy PCCB brakes (incredibly they looked new after 90k miles!!!). A test drive went well and we made an offer but the seller would not budge, so I guess he didn't really want to sell. We were £300 adrift on a £10k car and I wasn't smtten enough to raise my offer any further, probably because the car just wasn't as fast as I'd hoped. I started looking at Z3M's and Z4M's, figuring that these are solid investments and on the understanding that there will be M priced running costs too. Sadly I discounted these due to preferring to spend that sort of cash on a 911 or Cayman instead (I need to scratch that itch bad).

So, price range drastically altered and we went to see a Grey Z4 3.0 manual, 30 mins away from us. We calculated that if we bought relatively cheaply enough then we can't lose much and maybe, just maybe if we kept it long enough it may hold or rise (ha ha). We would use the car occasionally and garage it in the winter. We had looked at some for sale ads here too and there were a couple of options but so far away, which made the decision to buy this one slightly easier. The car was very clean, not dents or accident damage, engine strong and quiet, hood super quick, springs all springy and unbroken as far as I could tell. Service history long and comprehensive, having some obvious stuff done in the past including a spring and bushes. The test drive went well and we haggled a bit and shook on a deal. Nice guy to buy from and I hoped he thought the same the other way. Picked it up last night.

Stuff to do? There's always something right? 'CENTER CONSOLE SCREW COVER' I need two - anyone got some? New wiper blades are the job for this weekend and I'll be searching for the Bucks chap who can do a motor relocate as a precaution.

This does mean that the super weather we have been having will come to an end now that we've got this car... :headbang:

Pictures to follow when I have time.
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Post by Chris_D » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:22 pm

Welcome. Good choice.

Did you check for oil leaks yet?
If not, have a butchers around the back of the engine, around oil filter housing and under tray.
If anything detected give us a shout. If still on the original gaskets they will need replacing. All M52 M54 engines eventually decant their oil like Joan Collins at a Champagne and canapes soiree!
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Post by Z4 COUPSTER » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:18 pm

Welcome! Looking forward to the pics.
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Post by Keet » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:31 pm

Welcome to the forum :thumbsup:
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Post by Floydroid » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:37 pm

Thanks chaps.

Hmm, no oil leaks detected and the engine bay hadn't been cleaned in a while as indicated by the leaves and cobwebs, No oil around the exhaust manifold at least that I could see.

Just trying to located Dietcokeman in Bucks (where I reside) to see if he can sort my pump mota!
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Post by RustyZ4 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:29 pm

Hi & Welcome :thumbsup:

Nice intro,, looking forward to the pics
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Post by jabber » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:41 pm

Hi and welcome :thumbsup:
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Post by firebobby » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:50 pm

Floydroid wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:37 pm
Thanks chaps.

Hmm, no oil leaks detected and the engine bay hadn't been cleaned in a while as indicated by the leaves and cobwebs, No oil around the exhaust manifold at least that I could see.

Just trying to located Dietcokeman in Bucks (where I reside) to see if he can sort my pump mota!
I don't think he is on the forum anymore, looks like he's deleted himself.
Boswer is quite near and he did my motor relocate, Oh and welcome to the forum. :thumbsup:
What part of Bucks do you live in. Can't believe no has mentioned...
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Post by BeeEmm » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:06 pm

Welcome to the Forum Floydroid. Did firebobby fail to mention a Whippy ariel in a post? Surely not. He will though, when he has pictures.
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Post by Floydroid » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:12 pm

New wipers fitted and trim parts ordered. I know, pant wetingly exciting.

I'm in North Bucks, near Tring.

I've started to read up on CDV delete and clearing my hood drain hole, which I can't find...
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:21 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum OP - did anyone mention photos yet? :lol:

A 3 litre has to be a good choice! :thumbsup:
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Post by Floydroid » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:03 am

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Z4 Roadster 3.0 manual grey Msport suspension 2004
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118i SE blue 2008 manual for sale!
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Post by Floydroid » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:43 pm

Well? :taps fingers:

You wanted pics and you got them!!!
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Post by buzyg » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:59 pm

Welcome to the forum. Great choice of Zed. :thumbsup:

Oh and I'm affraid the weather is doomed, as we are off on Holiday walking in the Lakes in a few weeks time
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Post by davros » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. It looks like you’ve got a lovely Zed and a great colour :thumbsup:
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