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Post by JMT93 » Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:18 pm

Hi All,

I have just become the new owner of a Maldives blue E85, 2.5Ltr.

I currently have no history of the vehicle, so was just wondering if anyone on this forum owned the car previously?

REG - RJ54 FKB

Photos will follow when the weather gets better :)

Thanks

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Post by bigwinn » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:08 pm

You sir need to join the exclusive Maldives drivers club

Have a search for it on here

Welcome and get them pics up
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Post by JMT93 » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:13 pm

I cant seem to see anything on here when searching for the REG :(

Photos will be up asap :thumbsup:

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Post by Pondrew » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:17 pm

viewtopic.php?t=138030

I know....helpful ain't I? :D
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by JMT93 » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:43 pm

Pondrew,

Very helpful :) Although I cant seem to see my car?

RJ54 FKB

Thanks

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Post by raymond.harper » Tue Jun 11, 2024 5:07 pm

The car has been around, with eight owners and is a Cat D. If you contact BMW they will have her early history and perhaps some of the later services. viewtopic.php?t=32071&hilit=Maldives+Club+1

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Post by Pondrew » Tue Jun 11, 2024 5:13 pm

JMT93 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:43 pm Although I cant seem to see my car?
Sorry about that! :wink:
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

F31 320i. Good car.
E89 20i Now fully dried
Z3 'free litre'. Project and a half. Complicated!
Mazda3 sold
Tatty old R56 Mini Cooper. Money pit!

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Post by Zedebee » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:21 pm

JMT93 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:18 pm Photos will follow when the weather gets better
Not time like the present, we like a before and after.

Welcome from a serial Maldives owner.
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Previously: Maldives Blue 2.5i manual (its back!) and another, and a Monaco Blue 3.0Si coupe

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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:32 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. :thumbsup:
Coupes because stunning!
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Gone - Montego Blue
Gone - Ruby Black

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Post by JMT93 » Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:08 pm

raymond.harper,

Im aware of the Cat D, and also how many owners :)

BMW only have history from 2005 - 2007, the rest must have been done independent!

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Post by raymond.harper » Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:26 am

I know in the case of my last Mercedes, a 2005 SLK, a suitable computer could access the ECU and recover information on how many times the car was serviced. Perhaps it may be possible to get such data from the Z4's ECU

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Post by Pondrew » Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:47 pm

raymond.harper wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:26 am I know in the case of my last Mercedes, a 2005 SLK, a suitable computer could access the ECU and recover information on how many times the car was serviced. Perhaps it may be possible to get such data from the Z4's ECU
Even if it is, surely it would have had to have been serviced by garages with BMW software, who have 'plugged in' the car?
Seems a very long shot.
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

F31 320i. Good car.
E89 20i Now fully dried
Z3 'free litre'. Project and a half. Complicated!
Mazda3 sold
Tatty old R56 Mini Cooper. Money pit!

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Post by JMT93 » Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:59 pm

raymond.harper wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:26 am I know in the case of my last Mercedes, a 2005 SLK, a suitable computer could access the ECU and recover information on how many times the car was serviced. Perhaps it may be possible to get such data from the Z4's ECU
The only history BMW have is from 2005 - 2007, anything after that is not documented with them.

The car does look to have had a recent service, and a few new parts which is good.

Looking to tackle the Oil pan leak next anyway, one job at a time :)

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Post by raymond.harper » Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:05 pm

For peace of mind do an oil and filter change and check the level weekly, they can start going through oil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYw8zq85-J8

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Post by JMT93 » Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:07 pm

raymond.harper wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:05 pm For peace of mind do an oil and filter change and check the level weekly, they can start going through oil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYw8zq85-J8
will be getting an oil change when I have my gasket replaced :)

There's also a bottle in my boot to top up with at the moment.

any recommendation on what oil i should be using? currently using 5w-30

cheers

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