Z4 2.5i from Finland *page 7 new pics with style 108*

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Z4 2.5i from Finland *page 7 new pics with style 108*

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:15 am

Hi everyone! My name is Antti and i am from eastern Finland. I have had 7 different BMW:s before, mostly e36 & e46. This is my first Z-series car.
I found this for sale in "autumn price" october, i took a testdrive, throw offer for seller and after 1 month of sleepless nights and thinking this over i collected car from Espoo.
Car was in great condition, only thing in the driving was something loose in the front axle but what i know about e36 / e46 front tca bushes are typical items for wear and can really spoil your driving experience. I will not spoil this car, only add some small modifications like led register plate lights & different style gear knob. ( ///M leather).

What i know about this car history, it has been built 2004 in the USA, then sold Germany when new and then imported to Finland 2010-2011. 1. owner in Finland had this car for 3 years but he only drove in summer and just 2000km..
I bought it freshly serviced (inspection II), mileage is 127000km now. New windscreen, no any scratches or dents altough it is 10 year old car.
In my ownership i dont have any plans for winter driving with this. After winter is gone maybe april i will took this out of garage.. depends on weather, you see winter here north can be loooong..
My winterbeater:

http://aor.kuvat.fi/kuvat/BMW%20E46%203 ... /_full.jpg

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Data for the chassis number
Model name: Z4 2.5i
Version: Europe
Type Code: BT31
E-Code: E85
Body: roadster
Steering: Left
Doors: 2
Engine: M54 - 2,50l (141kW)
Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission: manual
Exterior color: Maledives Blue Metallic II (A15)
Interior: Leather Oregon / black (LASW)
Production date: 15.12.2003
Factory: Spartanburg

Standard Equipment
S224A Driving dynamic control
S255A Sports leather steering wheel
S548A Kilometer-calibrated speedometer
S851A Language version German

Optional Equipment
S1CAA Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S230A Extra package, EU-specific
S249A Multifunction f steering wheel
S302A Alarm system
S320A Deleted, model lettering
S331A BMW LM Rad Sternspeiche 102
S380A Hardtop-preparation
S387A Wind deflector
S399A Softtop, electromech. all-autom.
S423A Floor mats, velours
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S441A Smoker package
S459A Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S494A Seat heating driver/passenger
S508A Park Distance Control (PDC)
S520A Fog lights
S521A Rain sensor
S530A Air conditioning
S540A Cruise control (retrofit)
S609A Navigation system Professional
S644A Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
S672A CD changer for 6 CDs
S704A M Sports suspension
L801A National Version Germany
S863A Retailer Directory Europe
S879A On-board vehicle literature German
S8SPA Control unit COP
S925A Transport protection package

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E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:16 am

Some little fixing and upgrades:

AC Belt
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Full detailing and polishing
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E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:16 am

Lower rad hose o-ring was leaking
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New hood gas struts
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Canbus combatible led
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Some spares
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New wipers
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Light protection cover
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Wash
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E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:17 am

Wishbones
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S540A Cruise control = Yes
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New bushes for front tca
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E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Post by simonlpearce » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:18 am

This looks clean 8)
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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:18 am

DISA repair kit from GAS.
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More machine polishing

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E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:20 am

Fog light condition was horrible

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Ebay provided solution

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Easy to replace, adjustment done.

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E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by ekimj10 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:06 pm

Looks excellent, some very good photos, well done! Good to see the attention to detail.
Like your insulated garage, presume there is heating as well?
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Post by jaq03 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Komia on :)

Looks great!
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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by Vbstein » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:06 pm

Amazing stuff
BMW Z4 3.0I is old but not obsolete.

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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:30 pm

ekimj10 wrote:Looks excellent, some very good photos, well done! Good to see the attention to detail.
Like your insulated garage, presume there is heating as well?
Thank you for comments, yep garage is heated approx +18c every day of the year..
E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Post by Wyldie85 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:31 pm

Looks great!

A very tidy looking car and I really like the wheels!

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Re: Finnish Z4 2.5i Maledivenblue II roadster project

Post by AnttiO » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:39 pm

Little update , small vacuum leak fixed.

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E46 325i M-Sport II Mysticblau 2003 http://tinyurl.com/qhsjrop
E85 Z4 2.5i Roadster Maledivenblau II 2004 http://tinyurl.com/qyqa7lb

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Post by Dale_B » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:23 pm

Love seeing threads like this. Really inspirational seeing small differences making a big differance.
Keep the updates coming :driving:

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Post by si-forks » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:37 pm

Love it looking great and very jealous of that heated garage
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