How to Remove and Replace your Soft Top Motor..56k Beware

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Post by BSEZ4 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi guys, looks like my roof motor has pretty much had it. Losing power every time i operate it to the point now where i have to help it for the first 50% of the opening, although it closes all the way by itself.

Anyway I am going to combine this guide with rich_stocktons http://www.z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic ... 52&start=0 and take my roof off, clean up my existing motor and put back together and see how we go.

However i tried downloading shipkillers instructions in pdf format but his website appears to have gone. Does anyone have a copy of these saved anywhere? Would make my life easier if anyone does.

Thanks in advance.
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Post by BSEZ4 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:21 pm

That doesnt seem to be the right one. That is for unclogging the drains. Im after the one for removing the soft top and changing the motor. There is the standard write up on here, but i thought the PDF would be more user friendly to print out. Anyone got a link to this?
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Post by Coolaide71 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:35 pm

HUGE THANKS to Shipkiller! Your walk through allowed me to R&R my motor with little hassle, other than being 6'1 and almost 300 pounds trying to squeeze into the trunk... :rofl: Completed in one afternoon. Cleaned the drains while I was in there.

Previous motor had leaky seals and a leaking reservoir, so I needed to top off the system. BMW wanted $40 for 200ml. Used Pentison CHF 11S with no issues. $15 for a liter. I checked the lines for additional leaks and found none. Only leaking at the pump itself.

Are the pumps able to be rebuilt? Replacing seals would give me a back up pump for the future.

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Post by 535mike » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:32 pm

I have followed the instructions and everything is loose except for the two hoop clips. I pried , pushed, pulled and cussed to no effect. surely I am just missing something simple. can anyone explain how to get the hoop out of the clips?

NEVER MIND. Problem solved by an attitude attack. I was being too gentle, but deciding the hoop was going to pop out or I was going lift the thing off the ground worked. at no time did the wheels leave the ground. This forum is really a valuable resource.

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Post by Laforg » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:25 pm

Can someone please send me/post a link to the PDF instructions for removing the soft top and replacing the motor? All the links I've come across no longer work. Thank you in advance!

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Post by johnnyoo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:35 pm

Yeah, the insturctions are there but the pics are now gone! Please let me know if you've got a copy of the PDF and would either like to post it, or email it to me. Much thanks in advance!

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Post by Bergs77 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:09 pm

Hi, Can anyone please post the pictures again please?? I'm not sure I can do the task without them!! Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Post by rmckinna » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:13 pm

Anyone know where these videos are now? Shipkiller.com doesnt come up!

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Post by BeardyJon » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:22 pm

Can I bump this and request anyone who has the PDF instructions to post them again? Really need them!

Edit: Not to worry, I found the link in another almost identical thread. http://dellis.co.uk.linkpc.net/Z4/Pdfs/Instructions/
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Post by Yannickaria » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:15 pm

Hi i am not getting the pictures you posted, all i am getting is a picture of a cat. Can you send the steps to my email charles.a.williams@centurylink.com. Thanks

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Post by Gbowes » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:50 pm

Thanks for the write up its going to be a great help, I am attempting this next month. Is there any reason I cant view the pictures, or have they been taken off line?

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Post by Smartbear » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:19 pm

Gbowes wrote:Thanks for the write up its going to be a great help, I am attempting this next month. Is there any reason I cant view the pictures, or have they been taken off line?
Hi, I think you've missed the boat with shipkillers pics :(
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Post by enzed4 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:15 pm

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How to Remove and Replace your Soft Top Motor..56k Beware

Post by kmadson » Wed May 11, 2016 8:32 pm

enzed4...Thank you SO much for the link!! :thumbsup:

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