My '06 Z4 Sport 2.5si Build

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Post by tadekk » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:36 am

Hi guys, I have joined the forum a few weeks ago while looking for a Z4, and managed to find an impulse match :) She is a 2.5si Sport model in Monaco blue with Oregon beige leather. I was keen to have as little black as possible, so I'm very happy with the colour combination. As for going against "3.0 or nothing" advice, well - after test driving 3.0si pretty much back to back, I didn't feel that much difference with my driving style (and both are tons more powerful than my old MX-5 NB). At least if I ever change my mind, there is one more step before shelling out for an M ;)

The good:
Bodywork and interior is in very good condition. I'm only the third owner at just over 60k miles, and the car has led an easy garaged life in the last 7 years at least. She was also kept near-stock, which is what I wanted.

The bad:
Non-ideal service record. I have done the Inspection 2 after buying it, but as it stands it only had 5 oil changes in 13 years :(
  • Registration - 0 on 18 May 2006
  • Oil Service - 18,776 on 14 Mar 2008
  • Inspection 1 - 32,163 on 22 Apr 2010
  • Oil Service - 52,100 on 26 Sep 2013
  • Inspection 2 - 60,266 on 7 Aug 2018 at Grosvenor, Reading
  • Oil Service - 65,428 on 26 Aug 2019 by myself
The ugly:
The NSF wing and door have got small dents. Both bumpers could do with a respray to remove small scuffs.

The plan is to keep this tread as a sort of build diary with before/after photos. No crazy mods, and trying to keep it as OEM-looking as possible, so mainly retrofitting and refreshing components really.

To-do list:
  • Relocate roof motor
  • Refurbish driver bolster
  • Remove rear roof latch
  • Replace brushed aluminium dash
  • Replace tyres with non-RFTs
  • Replace MV2s with 108s
  • Fit Eibach springs and spacers
  • Fit ZHP gear knob
  • Retrofit srhutch's Cruise Control
  • Retrofit OEM wind deflector
  • Replace water pump
  • Fit DLV back box
  • Remove CDV
  • Refurbish headlights
  • Replace front discs and paint calipers
  • Fit driver seat storage
  • Fit door speakers
  • Refurbish steering wheel plastic
  • Repair dents
  • Replace shocks
  • Increase diff ratio
Wish me luck :)
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Post by tadekk » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:41 am

For archival purposes, original photos from Autotrader ad:
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Post by Z4 COUPSTER » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:58 am

Welcome bud, but photos not showing
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:thumbsup: Z in da Head.
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Post by srhutch » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:57 am

Looking forward to following this.

Seems to be an issue with your pictures though.
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Post by tadekk » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:03 am

Sorry, I haven’t used forums in about 6-7 years so still trying to figure out how to host pictures :)

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Post by srhutch » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:12 am

Best to use the add files button then it will load them into the forum.
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Post by Marlon » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:31 am

Great list of Mods - lovely colour combo too :thumbsup:
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Post by tadekk » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:43 pm

60,598 - 24 Aug 2018

Roof motor moved to the boot by bowser134. Great service and care taken during work - thoroughly recommended. Luckily it looks like the motor has never seen any water (and never will).
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Post by srhutch » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:50 pm

Didn’t shut your keys in the boot this time?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:37 pm

A bit late to welcome you to the forum now OP, but welcome anyway!

That's a lovely colour combination. :thumbsup:

And I like your list of mods. The driver seat storage is really handy - I managed to get a first aid box from an E46 and fit that.
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Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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Post by tadekk » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:46 am

srhutch wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:50 pm
Didn’t shut your keys in the boot this time?
Couldn't do it if I tried :) By the way, how do I mention a user in the post? I have seen it done to me, but can't see a way how.

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Post by DOOM » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:21 am

@tadekk, looking good :thumbsup:
wish I had those beige sport seats in my beloved Z4C..sth like a Unicorn to me all these years
2007 3.0si Z4C, Stratus Grey with square 108s, Quaife LSD, Lotus Elise seats, ZHP Knob, Cruise Control, Meyle Suspension arms, Pioneer head unit
Mazda Miata NBfl 1.8, Torsen T2, JVC Head Unit, Lotus Seat
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Post by whiterabbit » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:18 pm

Thats a tidy looking car. love the colour combo. and your mod of roof motor to the boot. like it. did you do it yourself?

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Post by tadekk » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:47 pm

whiterabbit wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Thats a tidy looking car. love the colour combo. and your mod of roof motor to the boot. like it. did you do it yourself?
Thanks, bowser134 from this forum did it for me, it's not a job for amateurs :)

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Post by whiterabbit » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:29 pm

fair play to bowser134!

your todo list looked alot like mine lol!

i had to fix the central locking the day i got it. as it stopped working! typical, so added a few extra options like remote hood drop. i had big plans for my car, but the years flew by and i didnt get round to it.

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