Roof motor relocate.

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Post by Keith96 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:56 pm

Does anyone know where I could get this done in Northern Ireland? I know its a long shot but sure.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:56 pm

I think there are only 4 forum members who do this and they are all in England.

But if you are handy with spanners and/or feeling brave maybe this might help:- https://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1215892
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Post by firebobby » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:04 pm

Or you could have a wee holiday in England and have it done while here :)
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Post by ThomasDE85Z4 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:47 pm

I am in Glasgow are there are 2 places that I know of, I got my Z4 motor relocated by a BMW specialist near Shawlands in Shawbridge street. Sorry I can not be more helpful
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Post by Sidewaze Samm » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:50 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:56 pm
I think there are only 4 forum members who do this and they are all in England.
and one is only 25 mins from where the car was bought - could have detoured on the way to the ferry (especially if you'd travelled via Holyhead)!

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Post by Keith96 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:03 pm

ThomasDE85Z4 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:47 pm
I am in Glasgow are there are 2 places that I know of, I got my Z4 motor relocated by a BMW specialist near Shawlands in Shawbridge street. Sorry I can not be more helpful
I feel a wee boat trip coming!! How much was it for the job in Glasgow?
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Post by ThomasDE85Z4 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:34 pm

I think it was about £900 total; the new motor (ordered from BMW themselves) and the labour to move it

It was expensive but I felt I couldn't have a convertible that was not able to put a roof down :)
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Post by RickRob » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:58 pm

£900 was expensive! I think I paid £350 for a refurbished motor to be fitted in the boot.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:11 pm

ThomasDE85Z4 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:34 pm
I think it was about £900 total; the new motor (ordered from BMW themselves) and the labour to move it

It was expensive but I felt I couldn't have a convertible that was not able to put a roof down
Ouch! Presumably they fitted a new motor because yours had died.

Luckily the OP is only asking about getting it relocated, so hopefully he won't need a new motor!
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Post by chapeau » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:15 am

I wouldn't ever call myself handy with a spanner but I was able to access mine via following a guide on here and snip the cable ties holding the casing in place and pull it through to the boot myself. It now sits in the boot safe and sound hidden behind a bit of matching carpet, luckily for me it was in immaculate condition so didn't need to be brought back to life or disconnected from the hydraulic pipes. May be worth looking to see if you can do it yourself too and save a few hundred quid that can be spent on some other nice upgrades?
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Post by Keith96 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:49 pm

Yes thankfully at the minute it’s just a relocate and hopefully when I get the motor out it will still be a relocate.
The motor is working great at the minute.
I’ll have a look and see if I could manage it.
Is there a more standard roof relocate guide on here?
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Post by mackharry » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:24 pm

Some good info and pics towards the end of this topic on roof motor relocate
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=108976
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Post by Beatman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:52 pm

To be honest, it's fairly simple to do yourself, I did mine. There are plenty of write ups on the forum, as well as online.
It took me a few hours one weekend, with a basic level of tools. And the satisfaction I don't have to worry about haveing the flooded motor issue. :thumbsup:
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Post by Keith96 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:40 pm

I might give it a go. Thanks for your advice.
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