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My First Z4….wow

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:11 pm

Hi and welcome aboard Nick. :thumbsup:

Have a great day tomorrow. :driving:
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Post by Nick7602 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:55 pm

Hi Pointed Marlin

I do love Black, but my favourite colours are Blue and Red, Deep Sea Blue sounds stunning, you should share a pic
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Post by PointedMarlin » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:01 pm

This is a pic from the autotrader advert back when I purchased in May
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Post by Nick7602 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:03 pm

Hi Mr Tidy

Wow you remembered Im picking her up tomorrow, fantastic……oh I intend to have a great drive home cant wait, already booked her chassis and suspension specialists, to do a health check of every single bush and components, best in the business and used by Porsche owners up and down the UK, their other biggest customers are you guessed it……BMW…..very small and personal but their knowledge is outstanding……they are called Centre Gravity…..totally awesome…..will get the old girl into BMW main dealer to check the engine, make sure there arnt any nasty surprises……..wouldnt want a Lemon
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Post by Nick7602 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:04 pm

Pointed Marlin

Oh wow that is so beautiful, love the leather trim to really sets the car off so well.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:22 pm

Nick7602 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:03 pm will get the old girl into BMW main dealer to check the engine, make sure there arnt any nasty surprises
The N52 engine in the 30i doesn't usually have any major issues. The most common ones are oil leaks from the cam-cover and oil filter housing gaskets but you should be able to see those for yourself.

And I wouldn't go to a main dealer if you can find a good BMW Indy.
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Post by Nick7602 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:35 pm

Pointed Marlin

Oh wow that is so beautiful, love the leather trim to really sets the car off so well.
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Post by Nick7602 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:41 pm

Hi Mr Tidy

Thats good to know about N52 engine puts my mind at rest a tad, i was pleasantly surprised how smooth the engine was when I test drove the Z, but its a 6 cylinder BMWs legendary engine, if they cant do that well then I would be worried, I note your in Sandhurst…..at the Academy?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:35 am

Nick7602 wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:41 pm Thats good to know about N52 engine puts my mind at rest a tad, i was pleasantly surprised how smooth the engine was when I test drove the Z, but its a 6 cylinder BMWs legendary engine, if they cant do that well then I would be worried, I note your in Sandhurst…..at the Academy?
I'm on my 4th N52 now! 2 in E86s, one in an E91 325i and my current one in an E90 330i. The only other issues I've had were 2 electric water pump failures, but no inspection is ever going to help with that - they work until they don't!

Less than a mile from the Academy - which may be why I can't get DAB signals, TV channels via an aerial and my mobile is sketchy!
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Post by Nick7602 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:28 pm

Hi Guys

Well that was a nice drive, things I did notice however, tram lining, and yes the run flats need throwing in the trash, and she needs sharper handling, sports mode seems to go a little flat mid range, BUT…….OMG I love this car……such a timeless car, interior still does not look dated at all…hand on heart I will say this car is very underrated…..instantaneous love warts and all, need to find a good diagnostic kit similar VCDS to keep on top of concerns…….what do you guys use for diagnosing the car?
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Post by Nick7602 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:58 pm

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Post by Silverstar » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:30 pm

Hello Nick just catching up with this thread and have to say your Z4 in black looks marvellous but than I am biased somewhat. As others have recommended a detail with ceramic coating and LCI indicators would do wonders for the car. Also some contrast to the wheels wouldn't go amiss. I share with you here a pic of mine 2 years after being ceramic coated and with LCI indicators note that they are colour coded Saphire black. Spahire black really does come out well once polished up. Enjoy your new ride! :thumbsup:
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Post by sars » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:32 pm

That looks lovely, really shows off the design and like what the previous owners done to it :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:58 pm

Your car looks good, but I wouldn't have parked next to an SUV!

So far as diagnostics goes there seem to be quite a few options:- viewtopic.php?t=131244

And you're right, run-flats are horrible. :thumbsup:
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Post by Nick7602 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:03 pm

Hi Silverstar and Sars.

Beautiful car Silverstar……just love black.

Definitely up for some LCI indicators, and changing the alloys, tomorrow im going to spend most of the day valeting the interior, cleaning the leather and steering wheel, generally rejuvenating the interior getting rid of old valeting chemicals off the plastics etc, and deep cleaning the steering wheel…….i cant wait
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