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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Nictrix » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:24 pm

mr.tourette wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:34 pm
Zed Baron wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:01 pm They look nice, can you get BMW centre caps to fit? :thumbsup:
Unfortunately not but there may be a way of modding to fit
The Zitos I have do not accept BMW centre caps so I purchased gel type domed stick on badges to go over the centres and although they are not the best quality they look pretty good and have survived about 4 years.
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Post by mr.tourette » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am

:x f***ing apes that fitted the tyres on my old wheels have overtorqued every bolt..result = 1 broken locking wheel bolt..game over for today..fkin raging :headbang:
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Post by Pbondar » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:52 am

On the Zitos the other option is to buy OE badges and then take the stamped and painted aluminium top layer with the bmw logo and remove it from the underlying plastic cap that does the snap action into the wheel bore and then use some sealant to hold it in place..fits flush and looks good..just an issue when it comes to tyre change...but it can be done..the aluminium cap is only held by bent tangs so it’s not difficult to separate then.. :thumbsup:
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Post by maxman » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:35 pm

mr.tourette wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am :x f***ing apes that fitted the tyres on my old wheels have overtorqued every bolt..result = 1 broken locking wheel bolt..game over for today..fkin raging :headbang:
I had the same,it was the last wheel to come off.I took one-from the other wheel into Chester. Halliwell Jones,they had them in stock.The parts dept is about 400m from the showroom.Those locking keys are made of chewing gum :headbang:
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Post by mr.tourette » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:52 pm

maxman wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:35 pm
mr.tourette wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am :x f***ing apes that fitted the tyres on my old wheels have overtorqued every bolt..result = 1 broken locking wheel bolt..game over for today..fkin raging :headbang:
I had the same,it was the last wheel to come off.I took one-from the other wheel into Chester. Halliwell Jones,they had them in stock.The parts dept is about 400m from the showroom.Those locking keys are made of chewing gum :headbang:
Its the bolt itself that has broken Alan
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Post by maxman » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:00 pm

Just seen your post,I put my key in the bolt and gave it whack with a hammer,you have one shot with a long bar to undo.my new key has 32 stamped on it ,if it’s the same as the one you have ,your welcome to borrow it.
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Post by Zed Baron » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:39 pm

maxman wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:00 pm Just seen your post,I put my key in the bolt and gave it whack with a hammer,you have one shot with a long bar to undo.my new key has 32 stamped on it ,if it’s the same as the one you have ,your welcome to borrow it.
same thing happened to me, luckily banged the locking part back on with a hammer and got enough purchase to move it... binned them all and replaced with standard wheel nuts.
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Post by Nictrix » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:41 pm

mr.tourette wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:52 pm
maxman wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:35 pm
mr.tourette wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:44 am :x f***ing apes that fitted the tyres on my old wheels have overtorqued every bolt..result = 1 broken locking wheel bolt..game over for today..fkin raging :headbang:
I had the same,it was the last wheel to come off.I took one-from the other wheel into Chester. Halliwell Jones,they had them in stock.The parts dept is about 400m from the showroom.Those locking keys are made of chewing gum :headbang:
Its the bolt itself that has broken Alan
It may not be the same kind of break but one of the bolts came apart on my X6 wheels and I managed to hammer it back together enough to get the bolt out. The bolts seem to be made in 3 parts. Dont use locking wheel bolts now.
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Post by mr.tourette » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:48 pm

On the plus side there are 3 new wheels on the car, of course these open style highlights how badly my calipers need painting.. Next job I suppose and I'll replace all the wheel nuts at the same time.
Hopefully the local tyre fitters will get this off tomorrow
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Post by mr.tourette » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:57 pm

Thats it more come apart than broken but the inner spline looks shot to be honest, I'll get the local tyre gurus to sort it tomorrow hopefully
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Post by Argyll Andy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:09 pm

my calipers need painting.. Next job I suppose


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Post by mr.tourette » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:25 pm

Argyll Andy wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:09 pm my calipers need painting.. Next job I suppose


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ugh..don't , those other wheels were hiding sins I wasn't thinking about :( the hubs are going to want painted too ..I might just buy a cover now and throw it over it and leave it until either I forget I have it or my finances recover..can you still give kids a piece of fruit and a lump of coal for christmas? :rofl:
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Post by Pbondar » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:24 pm

You could get it done professionally , caliper painting, that is plus a full refurb..winter is a good time to do those things!
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Post by mr.tourette » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:37 pm

As fabulous as that looks it will be a can of paint and a brush with my meagre remaining slush fund :D
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Post by Argyll Andy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:07 pm

mr.tourette wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Argyll Andy wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:09 pm my calipers need painting.. Next job I suppose


💰💰💰💰 :rofl:
ugh..don't , those other wheels were hiding sins I wasn't thinking about :( the hubs are going to want painted too ..I might just buy a cover now and throw it over it and leave it until either I forget I have it or my finances recover..can you still give kids a piece of fruit and a lump of coal for christmas? :rofl:
I bought these for the 23i, both did the job well enough and not too expensive.

Why are you thing about getting the kids 2 things, it’s coal OR fruit, and no bloody cover, you can’t afford it :rofl:

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