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Post by SuperCoupe » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:13 pm

Hey everyone! I've been doing the odd post on here in the last few weeks in anticipation of picking up my first (new-to-me) Z4.

Picked it up last Saturday, and its been AMAZING. It's an '06 Coupe, fair few miles on the clock (hence I could afford it!) but it seems in very nice condition. Sapphire Black, 3.0 SI SE, Red Interior (not a fan, but I'm learning to live with it until some affordable Black M Sport seats appear on eBay...).

Here's some piccies... of it 'unmodified' (at least by me), followed by a few more showing the initial tiny mods I've done below (I have plans of a few other small mods and tweaks, which I'll share with the forum if I ever get around to them!)
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Yesterday I swapped out the slightly haggard aerial for this stubby one (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-OE-P ... 749.l2649), which looks a bit more modern (and less worn) to me.
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I also switched the grills for these Matte Black ones (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matte-Black- ... 749.l2649) which look super mean 8) (don't ask me why the eBay listing shows an E89 Z4 – they're definitely E85/86 fit).
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My only plans for future mods are:
– Sound Enhancer mod (potentially next weekend if I get time!)
– Putting some decent bulbs in (Philips X-treme Vision or something)
– Possibly might add a tint to the rear and 3/4 windows (although my rear-view mirror seems CONSTANTLY dimmed so maybe not a good idea)
– Want to put some 19" CSL reps on. Waiting for these (https://cmwheels.com/product/19-stagger ... 0-e46-z4/) to come back into stock :roll:
– Might swap Seats and Door cards for black ones, if the right ones show up at the right price
– Might put one of those 'flip out screen' Pioneer radios in... if I can face the cost of it!

That's about it! I'm loving driving 'the Batmobile' and will be hanging around here a bit more often.

Cheers!
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Post by firebobby » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm

It was all going so well until I got to picture 4, then you ruined it :poke: :wink:
Nice looking Zed :thumbsup:
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Post by Dave 2 dogs » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:26 pm

Welcome to the forum, love the coupe, no wind in the hair moments for you though :P
Still plenty of enjoyment to be had though
That “AMAZING “ feeling you describe? It just keeps getting better, love the e86 shape , just had to be convertible for me though . They definitely are head turners :thumbsup:

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Post by Doddsy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:28 pm

Welcome to the Coupe Club :thumbsup:
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Post by jabber » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:23 pm

Welcome on board. :)
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Post by markplant » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:49 pm

If you really don't like the red interior, you'll probably get a easy queue from people willing to swap
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Post by Marlon » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Welcome to the forum :thumbsup:
Red interiors are sort after, however I'm assuming yours being an SE it will have the standard Sports seats not the M Sports seats
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Post by NickDE » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:57 pm

Welcome.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:06 pm

Hi and welcome to the exclusive Coupe club. :thumbsup:

I'd want any colour seats other than black in a black car, and while the red is pretty bright I really like it. :lol:

Still if your red seats are M-Sport ones you shouldn't have a problem finding someone willing to swap if you do decide to change them.

I prefer the whippy aerial, but that debate usually goes on for pages on here. :roll:

Sound Generator mod is popular, as are CSL reps.

But most importantly just enjoy listening to that lovely straight 6 when you get the revs up! :driving:
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Post by Vijay » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:29 pm

Welcome !

I posted about an E86 breaking a fortnight ago. Here - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=112255
Don’t know if the seats are working, but might be worth enquiring...

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Post by SuperCoupe » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:30 am

firebobby wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm
It was all going so well until I got to picture 4, then you ruined it :poke: :wink:
Nice looking Zed :thumbsup:
:rofl: Each to their own I guess! Keeping the original grills handy should I want to return it to stock (or more likely should one of the black ones drop out, as the fit on one isn’t great...)

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Post by SuperCoupe » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:32 am

Marlon wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Welcome to the forum :thumbsup:
Red interiors are sort after, however I'm assuming yours being an SE it will have the standard Sports seats not the M Sports seats
Cheers buddy, yep very open to swaps if anyone is remotely near Bournemouth! Like you say mine is standard Sports, electric but not heated. I’m definitely learning to live with the red for the moment though. Wouldn’t even mind the black textile seats as they look pretty cool to me.

OH! One thing I meant to ask anyone that might know – what’s the best oil to be using in the 3.0 SI engine? Seems like it’d be wise to have some handy, as seen a few reports of thirsty oiled cars on these forums!

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Post by paddy wright » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:31 am

Welcome along
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Post by Marlon » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:39 am

SuperCoupe wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:32 am
Marlon wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Welcome to the forum :thumbsup:
Red interiors are sort after, however I'm assuming yours being an SE it will have the standard Sports seats not the M Sports seats
Cheers buddy, yep very open to swaps if anyone is remotely near Bournemouth! Like you say mine is standard Sports, electric but not heated. I’m definitely learning to live with the red for the moment though. Wouldn’t even mind the black textile seats as they look pretty cool to me.

OH! One thing I meant to ask anyone that might know – what’s the best oil to be using in the 3.0 SI engine? Seems like it’d be wise to have some handy, as seen a few reports of thirsty oiled cars on these forums!
Any Fully Synthetic 5w30. Millers is a popular choice with forum members.
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