What's the worst bit of your zed?

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Post by Rob_benton » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:01 am

No ones mentioned the outer door handles hard to open the door when the weathers hot !

Changing the cable made no difference for me.
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Post by Ewazix » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:25 am

IRD wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Electric steering and the tin doors that sound as if they have been taken from a Lada!
Agree, the door sound is a bit embarrassing TBH :o
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Post by sw4nny » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:27 am

Rob_benton wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:01 am
No ones mentioned the outer door handles hard to open the door when the weathers hot !

Changing the cable made no difference for me.
Clean the door mechanism the bit on the side edge of the door that clips into the hook on the body of the car,I had a sticking passenger door and a good scrub with a toothbrush and re grease did it for me ,got to be worth a try mine got to the point that it would not open without fear of ripping the handle off the clean solved the issue,sometimes the simplest solutions are the best :thumbsup:

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Post by mr.tourette » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:32 am

rattles..fkin rattles...cured most of them but the driver side air vent is being a right cnut, wind noise on the drivers side window gets a bit annoying above 75 tried to fix that and no dice there too...oil leaks..2 in 18 months of ownership (oil filter housing and rocker cover) do the germans not know how to make a gasket that can last ..the japanese have been making oil tight engines since the 80s and the gemans are apparently using technology from 1950s british motorcycle builders :lol: other than that its not a bad piece of kit
if its got tits or tyres..its trouble :D

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Post by mac27040 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:28 am

jamie_z4 wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:40 pm
seatbelt beep that goes off when you put a 4 pack of lager on the passenger seat :oops:
get the car coded and remove the seatbelt reminder from the passenger seat, its in SSS software :thumbsup:
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Post by DonkeyKong » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:37 am

Have to concur with lots of points mentioned in this post.

Can anyone suggest a decent set of seatbelt clips to sort out the neck digging problem? Also the door panels will need addressing soon, just need my local indy to have a quiet period so I can book it in.
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Post by Joycey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:41 am

Electric power steering is annoying. Coming from an old M to the coupes steering is annoying, I kept over compensating in the first few weeks of ownership.
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Post by enzed4 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:52 am

Reading this thread, who would believe this is a Z4 'enthusiasts' forum? :rofl:
But seriously, I do still love my Zed, but if I had to nit pick:
The rattles with the roof up (and it's just not warm enough to drive roof down all year, no matter how much I'd love to).
The seatbelt digging in to my neck when wearing a t-shirt (I guess the pad is a good idea, just have to find one that doesn't look to naff)
Otherwise, not much to criticise really, and mechanically it's been very good (only the roof motor, and the ABS pump in 4 years).
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Post by Machine monkey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:34 am

Me!!

Always taking the thing aprart to make it faster. And never finishing things on time and not having a drop top in the summer!!!
My little blue zed is in lots of bits. With lots of things started and not many finished! I may have found the limits of my time and ability!!

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Post by BlastDK » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:52 am

The seat belt issue is also getting to me. along with the very picky passenger seatbelt sensor ting. the Lack of LSD is also up there, but after i managed to do some huge circles drifts on a parking lot with a few friends I now love the car even more. and with that being possible with out the LSD that will be pushed a little furter down on the list of ugrades.

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Post by GuidoK » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:22 pm

BlastDK wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:52 am
and with that being possible with out the LSD that will be pushed a little furter down on the list of ugrades.
The LSD mostly shines in situations where traction is most difficult. Tight corners etc. Especially things like hairpins on mountain roads
The increase in possible cornerspeed is immense, your exit speed gets a huge boost.
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Post by Machine monkey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Joycey wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:41 am
Electric power steering is annoying. Coming from an old M to the coupes steering is annoying, I kept over compensating in the first few weeks of ownership.
Swap it over to hydralic happy to help out. Your local you can come use our 2 post when both mine and my mates supra are finished.
My little blue zed is in lots of bits. With lots of things started and not many finished! I may have found the limits of my time and ability!!

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Post by Joycey » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:27 pm

Machine monkey wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:00 pm
Joycey wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:41 am
Electric power steering is annoying. Coming from an old M to the coupes steering is annoying, I kept over compensating in the first few weeks of ownership.
Swap it over to hydralic happy to help out. Your local you can come use our 2 post when both mine and my mates supra are finished.
I've been looking into this alot. easy enough to do ?
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Post by 9designs » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:09 pm

The notchy gear change
The exhaust drone
Some rattles

The steering on my face lift feels much heavier and positive than my old pre face lift, will it still be electric or did the face lift get hydraulic same as the M ? As it feels more like the M I test drove.... it doesn't change with the sport button the old one did.

The doors sound much better when closing on the face lift as well, gone is the hollow tinny clank of my old one.
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Post by Beedub » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:13 pm

Fuel consumption its SO bad....

and the exhaust drone with my setup.

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