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Post by DMC63 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:59 pm

Fitted new Brembo discs, all round with all 6 new flexible hoses, new reconditioned OEM front calipers and Textar cermaic epads all round...I'm now skint but the car stops nicely :D
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Post by AlienZed » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:02 pm

patriot66 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 pm
AlienZed wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Just took mi 3.0i badge off the back.
Its still missing an alien head where the Z4 badge is .
Looks better Moz :thumbsup: Are you swapping regs too ?
No Mrs M likes it,
If i do sell the ufo prob take the plate off.
Btbh i wud love to keep em both,as ive spent a fortune on it int last 3-4yrs ,
Prob only get 2.5 k for it ,in todays market

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Post by patriot66 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:03 pm

AlienZed wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:02 pm
patriot66 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 pm
AlienZed wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Just took mi 3.0i badge off the back.
Its still missing an alien head where the Z4 badge is .
Looks better Moz :thumbsup: Are you swapping regs too ?
No Mrs M likes it,
If i do sell the ufo prob take the plate off.
Btbh i wud love to keep em both,as ive spent a fortune on it int last 3-4yrs ,
Prob only get 2.5 k for it ,in todays market
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Post by jamesditchy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:31 pm

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Not had much opportunity to drive the Z4 recently, life just seems to keep getting in the way. It's spent a lot of time languishing on the drive just looking shabby which has been really getting to me. So finally had chance today to lavish it with some well overdue TLC. After a bath and a quick going over with my Farecla Clay Mitt it received 1 coat of Poorboys Blackhole and 2 coats of Soft99 Fusso Coat Dark. I've also been using the Fusso on my gloss black alloys as an experiment for a while and have to say I won't be going back to any wheel seal products I've used previously as it's so good :thumbsup: 20190711_153642.jpg20190711_153800.jpg
Hopefully going to get out and about over the weekend :driving:
Looking good. I've hardly used mine lately. Got a busy July but looking forward to getting some good runs in next month.
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Post by patriot66 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:22 pm

jamesditchy wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:31 pm
patriot66 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Not had much opportunity to drive the Z4 recently, life just seems to keep getting in the way. It's spent a lot of time languishing on the drive just looking shabby which has been really getting to me. So finally had chance today to lavish it with some well overdue TLC. After a bath and a quick going over with my Farecla Clay Mitt it received 1 coat of Poorboys Blackhole and 2 coats of Soft99 Fusso Coat Dark. I've also been using the Fusso on my gloss black alloys as an experiment for a while and have to say I won't be going back to any wheel seal products I've used previously as it's so good :thumbsup: 20190711_153642.jpg20190711_153800.jpg
Hopefully going to get out and about over the weekend :driving:
Looking good. I've hardly used mine lately. Got a busy July but looking forward to getting some good runs in next month.
Look forward to seeing you on the Peak District run and Borders weekend mate :thumbsup:
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Post by jamesditchy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 pm

patriot66 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:22 pm
jamesditchy wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:31 pm
patriot66 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Not had much opportunity to drive the Z4 recently, life just seems to keep getting in the way. It's spent a lot of time languishing on the drive just looking shabby which has been really getting to me. So finally had chance today to lavish it with some well overdue TLC. After a bath and a quick going over with my Farecla Clay Mitt it received 1 coat of Poorboys Blackhole and 2 coats of Soft99 Fusso Coat Dark. I've also been using the Fusso on my gloss black alloys as an experiment for a while and have to say I won't be going back to any wheel seal products I've used previously as it's so good :thumbsup: 20190711_153642.jpg20190711_153800.jpg
Hopefully going to get out and about over the weekend :driving:
Looking good. I've hardly used mine lately. Got a busy July but looking forward to getting some good runs in next month.
Look forward to seeing you on the Peak District run and Borders weekend mate :thumbsup:
Yes looking forward to them. Cars been great since I finally sorted my electrical gremlin :evil:
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Post by Thrustyjust » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:41 pm

Car clean tonight. After leaving sweaty forehead and finger print marks from doing the front springs this week. Also work out where the hell this 'tree sap' came from on the front of the car , that made it feel like sand paper. I found some AG tar remover and did half the bonnet and front wing and it 'eventually' came off. Didnt bother with the other side as thought I would give it a hot soapy wash down and see if it came off , as sap usually does. Well, it didnt and also the bonnet I used the tar remover is also a sealant and lsp stripper too :cry: . More work. I then decided to clay the wings and bonnet and seems its black bits in the paint. Then it dawned on me, that some eijit had sprayed the crash bar last weekend and it is now a nice black colour. The same as the stuff in the clay :roll:
So, moving on :lol: I then decided to try a new potion from Car-Chem. You can go on their website and buy 5 sample bottles of cleaning stuff , delivered for a tenner. So, one I bought was Hydrocoat Hybrid. I thought tonight I would try this rather than the Done and Dusted stuff and it is fantastic and the finish is so smooth. Really impressed with this stuff
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Post by ben g » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Relegated it to the grass (well, what's left of it) :lol: mrs has got her mate round later and the zed fits in the spot between tree and house perfectly :lol: :thumbsup:

Yes I'm aware my bush needs a good trim, but I like the privacy it gives me out the front, so it can stay overgrown :P
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Post by 1000rr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 pm

ben g wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Relegated it to the grass (well, what's left of it) :lol: mrs has got her mate round later and the zed fits in the spot between tree and house perfectly :lol: :thumbsup:

Yes I'm aware my bush needs a good trim, but I like the privacy it gives me out the front, so it can stay overgrown :P

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Thats definitely on my next to do list... a red roof. Looks mint :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wub: :wub:
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Post by ben g » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:43 pm

1000rr wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 pm
ben g wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Relegated it to the grass (well, what's left of it) :lol: mrs has got her mate round later and the zed fits in the spot between tree and house perfectly :lol: :thumbsup:

Yes I'm aware my bush needs a good trim, but I like the privacy it gives me out the front, so it can stay overgrown :P

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Thats definitely on my next to do list... a red roof. Looks mint :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wub: :wub:
I say go for it :thumbsup: although that photo is a bit over exposed. Looks much better when clean and without the sun making the colour look washed out :lol: ignore the bloated merc, that's the wife's motor and weekend shopping car :oops:
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Post by tuco » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:37 am

Swapped out my heated electric SE seats for heated electric M seats, now feel like I'm sitting in the seat/car rather than on the seat in the car :thumbsup: Also changed the rocker cover gasket which was fun, the centre parts didn't lift off with the cover and was brittle as hell :thumbsdown: parts broke off when trying to remove them and fell into the engine area, requiring tweezers and alot of time making sure i got all the sodding bits. Got there in the end.

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Post by enuff_zed » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:47 am

ben g wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:16 pm

Yes I'm aware my bush needs a good trim, but I like the privacy it gives me out the front, so it can stay overgrown :P
My wife said something similar :roll:
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Post by companycardriver » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Nothing particularly interesting.
Had my second MOT with this car today, passed with no advisories. Not really surprising as I’ve only done 300 miles since the last MOT.
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Post by Stigbew » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:32 pm

Fitted a new oil filter housing gasket as the original 14 year old one had sprang a leak, the oil filter housing itself was a doddle to work with, getting the altenator in and out was an absolute pain in the arse though. Finished with an oil change to get rid of any gunk that might have gotten in while I was working. Tomorrow is replacing the side lights, possibly CDV valve and a good clean and polish.
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Post by fredej » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:04 pm

Today I cleaned items that often get overlooked. I cleaned the keys and treated the leather booklet with leather care. :oops:
I then removed and cleaned the exhaust tips. I didn't think of take any pictures of it beforehand, but it did look quite dirty. After a thorough cleaning and polish, it came out great!
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