My Sepang Z4mc work

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Post by james28 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:02 pm

So thought I would post up a thread with my maintenance and service schedule with some pictures.Since owning the Z4m I have always been conscience about the Rod bearing issues with the s54 engines As they are known to wear ,which in worse case scenario can cause engine failure resulting in a massive rebuild.Most wear is due to the following on the S54 engine This includes all failures resulting from metal-to-metal contact. So ,causes include unsuitable oil, insufficient oil, inadequate clearance, etc .I have also heard driving the car hard from cold can also have an impact.Unless seizure has occurred, the bearing surface will have an abnormally shiny appearance, wear will show in a copper form on the bearing.So with this in mind I set about tasking someone to do this job for me.After reading several reviews and hearing only good things I called Everything m3 in Banbury.Darragh is an Ex formula 1 chief mechanic Working for Willaims and knows these engines inside out.After a few calls and jobs to be added a price and date was set.
The task in hand

Con rod bearing refresh with standard size king race bearings, ARP rod bolts, genuine sump gaskets, Castrol 10w-60 oilservice.

Remove differential input shaft to fix leaking input seal. New viton seal fitted and fresh oil. Input shaft retightened correctly to achieve correct pinion preload.

Full inspection 2 service:
Comprehensive check through car,
Full diagnostic read out and any faults cleared,
Valve clearances checked + reset, 3 of the 24 were out of tolerance.

Redline D4 ATF + redline MTL GL-4 gear oil mix for gear box service. Proven to help cold notchy gearbox changes.

New OEM engine mounts.

Swap centre consol with new Hydro -dipped true gold carbon weave to match the rest of the interior.

I must say Not only is Darragh a great Mechanic he's a top guy and makes you feel very welcoming even if it was just to Fanny about under the car cleaning things and lubing things up.
The obligatory Cat picture Darraghs moggies.
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Post by james28 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:05 pm

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Post by james28 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:07 pm

:driving:
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Post by Darren Slone » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 pm

Just seen this on the FB page, top job :thumbsup:
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Post by james28 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:26 pm

:thumbsup: cheers fella a job well done and much needed judging by the bearing copper :headbang:

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Post by buzyg » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:32 pm

Great well documented thread. Realy helpfull to see the pictures of the work. :thumbsup:
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Post by MrPT » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:43 pm

Good work. :thumbsup:

Made a note of this guy, cheers - not far from me.
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Post by james28 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:58 pm

I cannot recommend him enough he is a top guy.
Worked 1st day from 10 until 9 on the car
And the second day 10 until 4. I stayed and watched him at work and learned a few things along the way.

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Post by Joneeboy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:36 pm

Now you can relax and enjoy the road trip, James!...well, after the running in period. :thumbsup:

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Post by Pastry » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:56 pm

Wheels look good :D
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Post by james28 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:56 am

Joneeboy wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:36 pm
Now you can relax and enjoy the road trip, James!...well, after the running in period. :thumbsup:
Cannot wait for the road trip :driving: albeit it mostly below 4k revs

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Post by james28 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:57 am

Pastry wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:56 pm
Wheels look good :D
Yes they really do :driving:

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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:32 pm

Wow, great job. :thumbsup:

That must be a weight off your mind!

Especially as the old shells don't look too good considering your car's mileage! :o
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Post by r0bb0 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:53 pm

What was the mileage please?

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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:22 pm

It's showing 49,120 on the valve clearance report.
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