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Post by skelters » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:10 pm

Get a diagnostics done before anything else so that you know what you're dealing with.
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Post by skelters » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:11 pm

Can I also ask if you've had a Z4 before?
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Post by RROB » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:18 pm

NO
a couple of saloons.... a few years back

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:27 am

RROB wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Lovely car..... just needs some TLC..... barely a mark on her....

NOW MINE..... thanks to all for advise.... now where's that that roof motor topic !

Great news OP - looking forward to some photos!

Here is a thread about roof motor relocation - Page 5 lists the forum contacts who do it. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=65386&hilit=roof+motor+relocation
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Post by RROB » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:26 am

Well I'm back from my hols and picked her up last night.....

Not too bad for first car money.....

Roof (front motors) turning but cant seem to get any catch release even when trying in manual mode ? ah well that can wait.

Anyhow straight off to have a decent service today (unknown when last in a garage apart from MOT) ? im assuming it should be the valve clearence service but i think ill get her all checked out with all fluids done first....

Can i ring BMW to ask if they have any history on system ? even after 15yr ? there are some BMW invoices from a couple of dealerships showing small repairs over last six years or so ?


Can anyone tell me whats actually included or supposed to be in Toolkit? My wheels are 18s reps (No Locking nut) so it ll be fun getting them off if brakes need doing.....


pics to follow

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Post by Smartbear » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:43 am

RROB wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:26 am
Well I'm back from my hols and picked her up last night.....

Not too bad for first car money.....

Roof (front motors) turning but cant seem to get any catch release even when trying in manual mode ? ah well that can wait.

Anyhow straight off to have a decent service today (unknown when last in a garage apart from MOT) ? im assuming it should be the valve clearence service but i think ill get her all checked out with all fluids done first....

Can i ring BMW to ask if they have any history on system ? even after 15yr ? there are some BMW invoices from a couple of dealerships showing small repairs over last six years or so ?


Can anyone tell me whats actually included or supposed to be in Toolkit? My wheels are 18s reps (No Locking nut) so it ll be fun getting them off if brakes need doing.....


pics to follow
Hi, it’s only the 3.2 litre Z4M that needs the valve clearances checking/adjusted-all other z4 models have self adjusting hydraulic lifters :thumbsup:
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e89 Sdrive3.0i this ones busted, pass me another...
e85 3.0si, i foolishly sold my trouble free car...

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Post by andystone » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:10 pm

RROB wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:13 pm
I guessed that !
a bit of a daft question.... the bleeding obvious was never my fav subject !

have you had any ongoing issues ?
Fingers crossed nothing major. More bits I’ve wanted to address such as replacing brakes etc
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Post by RROB » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Thanks Smartbear
yes I found that one out when I mentioned it at garage.....

Andystone….

been looking at some new discs and brake pads..... thinks ive a couple of shot ones....

Are the Mtec deals any good ? or can anyone advise accordingly ?

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