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z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:56 am
by jamie_z4
update on some progress:


the reluctor rings on the driveshaft have failed at the rear, meaning the abs / traction kicks in at low speeds even under normal driving , due to the bulbous abs rings which have been pushed off the driveshafts by rust - this also activates the 4 dash lights after spirited driving which are abs , traction control, handbrake in yellow and flat tyre indicator, this isnt really a big issue for me as i fixed the last z4 coupe i had using a washer in between the sensor and the hub, as is well documented on youtube, isnt a permanent fix, but even taking the reluctor rings off and changing them isnt the worst job, its just a bit labour intensive.

- done - using washer on nsr wheel - now drives perfect no lights on dash covered 300 miles now with no issues


the car makes a weird noise when driving, it sounds like a brake disc after youve just washed the car scoring along, but its constant, doesnt change in pitch or loudness, its just there constantly whilst driving at any speed, think it could be diff related, also, there is a horrendous vibration from anything over 80mph, which gets worse the faster you go, i think it might be the prop donut breaking down as i've had one before which did a simmlar thing - i thought it was odd when i asked the seller whats the car like at speed his response was 'i dont know, ive never been on the motorway in it... he also said that the brakes might be sticking on as i havent used for a while, but then went on to say that he went to get a puncture repaired in it the night before :oops:

sorted - The noise was the abs sensor rubbing on the reluctor ring and the vibration was some extremley out of balance wheels! New wheels up to 90 on private roads- the vibration has totally gone

the interior was the grubbiest thing ive ever seen when i got it, it looked like its been on a farm, there was thick dog hair and straw in between the thigh support when i got it, various bits of stuff down the sides of the seat and the steering wheel was in a terrible state, somthing that can only be described as snakes skin?

Bought some leather dye off ebay and sorted the steering wheel, removed seats scrubbed and refitted and dyed bolster


centre brakelight is falling out and leds broken, os indicator flashes fast / sidelight is out

replaced with ebay brake light - now tightened up looks fine - also replaced one of the front repeater bulbs so no more fast flashing

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 am
by z4pilot
Great work Jay :thumbsup:

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:49 am
by MattZCars
jamie_z4 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:56 am
update on some progress:


the reluctor rings on the driveshaft have failed at the rear, meaning the abs / traction kicks in at low speeds even under normal driving , due to the bulbous abs rings which have been pushed off the driveshafts by rust - this also activates the 4 dash lights after spirited driving which are abs , traction control, handbrake in yellow and flat tyre indicator, this isnt really a big issue for me as i fixed the last z4 coupe i had using a washer in between the sensor and the hub, as is well documented on youtube, isnt a permanent fix, but even taking the reluctor rings off and changing them isnt the worst job, its just a bit labour intensive.

- done - using washer on nsr wheel - now drives perfect no lights on dash covered 300 miles now with no issues


the car makes a weird noise when driving, it sounds like a brake disc after youve just washed the car scoring along, but its constant, doesnt change in pitch or loudness, its just there constantly whilst driving at any speed, think it could be diff related, also, there is a horrendous vibration from anything over 80mph, which gets worse the faster you go, i think it might be the prop donut breaking down as i've had one before which did a simmlar thing - i thought it was odd when i asked the seller whats the car like at speed his response was 'i dont know, ive never been on the motorway in it... he also said that the brakes might be sticking on as i havent used for a while, but then went on to say that he went to get a puncture repaired in it the night before :oops:

sorted - The noise was the abs sensor rubbing on the reluctor ring and the vibration was some extremley out of balance wheels! New wheels up to 90 on private roads- the vibration has totally gone

the interior was the grubbiest thing ive ever seen when i got it, it looked like its been on a farm, there was thick dog hair and straw in between the thigh support when i got it, various bits of stuff down the sides of the seat and the steering wheel was in a terrible state, somthing that can only be described as snakes skin?

Bought some leather dye off ebay and sorted the steering wheel, removed seats scrubbed and refitted and dyed bolster


centre brakelight is falling out and leds broken, os indicator flashes fast / sidelight is out

replaced with ebay brake light - now tightened up looks fine - also replaced one of the front repeater bulbs so no more fast flashing


Man you've been busy!! If I end up with a tenth of your knowledge of Z's I'll be happy!

Hope you can find time to drive it occasionally too!!

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:00 pm
by bearded_ed
jamie_z4 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 pm
@Buzyg - thanks fella :thumbsup:

@bearded_ed - here you go
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-1-3- ... 2749.l2649
Jamie, I just got my knob! Looks and feels great. Way better than the original one.

But... How in the hell do you get the damn thing to stay on :lol:

Can't even get the old one to stay on now either...!

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:28 pm
by jamie_z4
bearded_ed wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:00 pm
jamie_z4 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 pm
@Buzyg - thanks fella :thumbsup:

@bearded_ed - here you go
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-1-3- ... 2749.l2649
Jamie, I just got my knob! Looks and feels great. Way better than the original one.

But... How in the hell do you get the damn thing to stay on :lol:

Can't even get the old one to stay on now either...!
haha with the nature of it being a 5er - i had to stick mine in place with a blob of silicone around the top of the stick inside- holds fine now :thumbsup:

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:30 pm
by bearded_ed
jamie_z4 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:28 pm

haha with the nature of it being a 5er - i had to stick mine in place with a blob of silicone around the top of the stick inside- holds fine now :thumbsup:
Ahhh that's a good idea!
Interestingly tho, mine does seem to have a push fit collar thing in it... Not sure how that'd work though. Plus weirdly the original bmw one won't stay on properly either!

I'll just silicone it like you suggested!

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:39 pm
by jamie_z4
yeah mine has a push fit collar but they obviosly didnt do it quite right :lol: its held well now for a few weeks with no issues, ive just ordered another for my e46 :thumbsup:

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:19 pm
by Mr Tidy
So now you've got another E46 then - I can't keep up with your fleet! :lol:

I got extravagant for my E91 and paid about a tenner for an "aliexpress" special, but it fits really well. (It's on my E90 now).

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 pm
by jamie_z4
Mr Tidy wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:19 pm
So now you've got another E46 then - I can't keep up with your fleet! :lol:

I got extravagant for my E91 and paid about a tenner for an "aliexpress" special, but it fits really well. (It's on my E90 now).
haha you know me!

ahh they are very hit and miss but cant go wrong for the money!

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:29 pm
by Mr Tidy
jamie_z4 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 pm
haha you know me!
Oh yes, I thought I was getting carried away when I bought Number 7 BMW earlier this year, but that is since 2005 so I realise I'm only a beginner! :lol:

Just wondering what E46 you have, and if you still have the E92?

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:09 pm
by jamie_z4
picked up this lovely 325ci sport manual, wedding costd are crippling so whilst i still want something to tinker with all the expensive ones have gone - e92 included :(Image

z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:14 pm
by jamie_z4
Fitted some ebay tips. Well worth £20 the standard pea shooters weren't doing it for me
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z4 no.10 Carbon black 2.5i

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:16 pm
by jamie_z4
Oh and fitted some pro sport coilovers, still quite a compliant ride even at this height
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