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Post by MichaelPorter80 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:47 am

Mr Tidy wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:05 pm
I was lucky enough to see your car last Sunday at the Black Swan - it looks fantastic. :thumbsup:

It must be a bit "exciting" after a 2 litre - enjoy! :driving:
Very flattering thanks!
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Post by Kern47 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 pm

And another word of comfort with the transmission rattle. It still makes me think theres something wrong when I hear it, usually at low speeds when I dip the clutch quickly to go from 1st to 2nd, but I've been put at ease by the number of other people who experience the same thing, so I wouldnt worry :thumbsup:

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Post by Dorin » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:01 am

Hi there,
the car look fantastic !
About the washer bottle leaking,I have the same problem ,last week and I changed the small engine,of the washer.
The water goes out from the top of the engine,because of the heat of the engine ,he is breakable.
I bought one from second hand and now everything is clean.
Good lack!
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Post by Probocop » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:19 am

The transmission rattle, yep mine does this too at low speeds. I had wondered if it's 'normal' so good to hear it is!
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Post by lucduc76 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:46 pm

Great looking car!
09 Z4MC

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Post by Polarbert » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:25 am

john-e89 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:22 am
MichaelPorter80 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:24 am
Polarbert wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:43 am
I believe that mechnical sound when depressing the clutch pedal is quite normal. Mine has always done it and I've heard others doing it as well.
Thanks this gives me some comfort; it almost sounds like it’s coming from the diff behind me... doesn’t sound “broken” or anything just wanted to check whether others had heard it. Thanks again.
I was going to say the same as Polarbert Micheal, M’s are pretty clunky, especially when cold, compared to more modern cars but it’s normal, unless there is excessive play in the driveshaft. They can clunk a little causing concern but again it’s normal for these, I think you’d really notice it if there was a problem with the diff, for example on every gear change, if it’s not doing that then it sounds perfectly normal.

Happy M’ing.... :thumbsup: :driving:

Edit: Said ‘normal’ far too many times in that post......damnit.....did it again.... :oops: :lol:
I used to think there was something wrong with mine until I heard a few different videos of them starting up and mostly all having that similar sound.

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Post by Bing » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:18 am

Love a shiny black Z 8)

Great job so far :thumbsup:
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Post by MichaelPorter80 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:39 pm

Thought I’d post an update after 3 months and 3k Miles!!

New done list;

Done Early
- Inspection 2 at Iridium in Hampshire (recommended) car “very clean” all shims good, seems a fine example! For 54,000 miles 06 plate
- learned what Shims are!!
- new Bonnet Badge
- full wheel refurb
- new tyres
- deep wash, (took 3 hours) including door jam degrease and re-dress
- hand polished with Motor Show polish
- zymol Carnuaba Wax
- bead maker paint protection
- megiuar’s quick detailer (just before photos)
- rubber redress & protection
- meguairs ultimate black on exterior trim
- full interior clean, vacuum, dust, wash & dress
- leather clean with the Furniture Clinic cleaning kit and dress & condition with colour match leather cream
- roof clean and prep with 303 convertible top care kit (took 3 cleans to get it clean
- install GROM BT3 after disconnecting CD Changer
- Ran USB socket and charging cable through behind ash tray trim
- Brodit Pro clip & Mount

Since original post...

- roof drain grommits removed and drains cleared
- new headlight washer unit and system check
- New ignition coils x 6
- New M Badges
- Driver side cup holder replacement
- Gear stick from E46 M3
- S54 conrod refresh:
- ARP bolts
- King race bearings
- Oil pump inspection
- Sump gasket
- Castrol 10w-60 oil service

- S54 comprehensive Vanos overhaul:
- Beisan systems seals kits
- Beisan systems anti-rattle kit
- Beisan systems rebuilt solenoid coil pack
- Vanos micro filter
- S63 hub springs
- Timing chain tensioner guide rail
- updated cam bolts
- Vanos cam timing set to optimum setting

- Engine Mounts
- CPValve replacement

In progress (at the body shop this week)
- driver door respray
- front spoiler respray
- passenger door parking dents
- chip repair on bonnet and front wings
- general touch ups

To be done (booked)
- paint correction detail and ceramic coat after new paint has “gassed out”
- Eisenmann Pro-Race exhaust to be fitted (ordered)
- Windscreen chip repair and new seals

To be done (maybe)
- Eventuri Induction kit
- Suspension bush replacement

And that I think will be that. It’s a long list but when done I feel like this will be a lifelong love for me. Never planning to sell and the difference the mechanical work has made is incredible.

Sorry for the long post but thought you all might appreciate an update!
1st Z4 bought in 2009 - Sapphire Black, 2.0l Sport SOLD
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Post by Mr Tidy » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:54 pm

MichaelPorter80 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:39 pm
And that I think will be that. It’s a long list but when done I feel like this will be a lifelong love for me. Never planning to sell and the difference the mechanical work has made is incredible.

Sorry for the long post but thought you all might appreciate an update!
That's a long list, so you'll have to keep it now!

And I'm sure most of us on here do appreciate updates - now you can just concentrate on driving it. :driving:
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Post by RedUn » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:50 am

MichaelPorter80 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Thought I’d post an update after 3 months and 3k Miles!!

New done list;

Done Early
- Inspection 2 at Iridium in Hampshire (recommended) car “very clean” all shims good, seems a fine example! For 54,000 miles 06 plate
- learned what Shims are!!
- new Bonnet Badge
- full wheel refurb
- new tyres
- deep wash, (took 3 hours) including door jam degrease and re-dress
- hand polished with Motor Show polish
- zymol Carnuaba Wax
- bead maker paint protection
- megiuar’s quick detailer (just before photos)
- rubber redress & protection
- meguairs ultimate black on exterior trim
- full interior clean, vacuum, dust, wash & dress
- leather clean with the Furniture Clinic cleaning kit and dress & condition with colour match leather cream
- roof clean and prep with 303 convertible top care kit (took 3 cleans to get it clean
- install GROM BT3 after disconnecting CD Changer
- Ran USB socket and charging cable through behind ash tray trim
- Brodit Pro clip & Mount

Since original post...

- roof drain grommits removed and drains cleared
- new headlight washer unit and system check
- New ignition coils x 6
- New M Badges
- Driver side cup holder replacement
- Gear stick from E46 M3
- S54 conrod refresh:
- ARP bolts
- King race bearings
- Oil pump inspection
- Sump gasket
- Castrol 10w-60 oil service

- S54 comprehensive Vanos overhaul:
- Beisan systems seals kits
- Beisan systems anti-rattle kit
- Beisan systems rebuilt solenoid coil pack
- Vanos micro filter
- S63 hub springs
- Timing chain tensioner guide rail
- updated cam bolts
- Vanos cam timing set to optimum setting

- Engine Mounts
- CPValve replacement

In progress (at the body shop this week)
- driver door respray
- front spoiler respray
- passenger door parking dents
- chip repair on bonnet and front wings
- general touch ups

To be done (booked)
- paint correction detail and ceramic coat after new paint has “gassed out”
- Eisenmann Pro-Race exhaust to be fitted (ordered)
- Windscreen chip repair and new seals

To be done (maybe)
- Eventuri Induction kit
- Suspension bush replacement

And that I think will be that. It’s a long list but when done I feel like this will be a lifelong love for me. Never planning to sell and the difference the mechanical work has made is incredible.

Sorry for the long post but thought you all might appreciate an update!
:worthless: 8)
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Post by MichaelPorter80 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:59 am

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Also forgot to mention headlight refurb, and having front plate mount removed and using a sticky plate.
1st Z4 bought in 2009 - Sapphire Black, 2.0l Sport SOLD
2nd Z4 bought in 2013 - Midnight Blue, 2.0l Sport SOLD
3rd Z4 bought in 2019 - Sapphire Black Z4MR Imola Red Leather

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Post by lucasxdiniz » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:13 am

MichaelPorter80 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:59 am
Also forgot to mention headlight refurb, and having front plate mount removed and using a sticky plate.
I approve! :thumbsup:

Also it didn't take long for you to change your mind about keeping her stock. I've been in an ///M with an induction kit and it sounded superb.
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Post by MichaelPorter80 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:51 am

lucasxdiniz wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:13 am
MichaelPorter80 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:59 am
Also forgot to mention headlight refurb, and having front plate mount removed and using a sticky plate.
I approve! :thumbsup:

Also it didn't take long for you to change your mind about keeping her stock. I've been in an ///M with an induction kit and it sounded superb.
Yep, you got me, I figured I can always put her back to standard!!
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2nd Z4 bought in 2013 - Midnight Blue, 2.0l Sport SOLD
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:39 pm

MichaelPorter80 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:51 am
Yep, you got me, I figured I can always put her back to standard!!
True, but if you ever decide to sell I'm sure most people on here would be happy to buy with those mods!
Coupes because stunning!
Current - Silver Grey MC, Imola Red heated Nappa & carbon trim. H & R Coil-overs, CSL Reps, Strut brace, Nav, cup-holders, DSP Hi-Fi, pdc, cruise, MFSW. E90 330i daily
Gone - Montego Blue
Gone - Ruby Black

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Post by IRD » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:55 pm

Brilliant job! The car looks stunning. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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