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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:05 pm

DSGRNMCM wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:13 pm I can see how buying an expensive car and running one are two different things. If it was my only car I would be buggered!
True, but look on the bright side!

Barring anything unforeseen if you stick to the BMW schedule you'll only need an oil service in the next 2 years. :D
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:07 am

Fingers crossed! :driving:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:11 pm

Well having just had an Inspection 2 and new bearing shells in my Coupe that's what I'm telling myself (and my bank account). :lol:
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:24 pm

Evening All!

So picked up the Zed today at 0830, then back to WFH and at 1300 was out taking it to bits! the garage did the remedial work, bearings / shells and CDV delete. I have to say for me it feels a lot better in 1st and 2nd, when cold. I still paln to change the gear box oil tomorrow.

Worn shells, second set, not recorded in SH.
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Garage did:
AC Belt
NS headlight nozzel replacement
HEL Brake lines and pipes all round
rear pads and discs
removed drive shafts and replaced with reluctor rings???
replaced both suspension arm bushes
brake fluid change
rear plate lamps
Inspection 1
cleaned VANOS unit
replaced ARB links
unwould rear suspension to rise it
removed clutch delay valve ( i will go back for an armoured pipe, as they may be a danger of the pipe bulging with no CDV apparently.

Then I got the spanners out:

ZHP swap over, the old one popped off.
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New one
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old one
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then de badged (Used teh kettle then dental floss method, with Turtle wax and WD40 to remove tar.)
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not sure weather to have no badges, or put a black one on the right side. As in Driver side and I believe the correct side.
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Then whipped out the old broken glove box, changed the lock / hand;e and job done.
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One of the angel eyes was loose, So I had to take apart the front bumper, which is now wonky to get to it.
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It was well and truly pre bodged!
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:25 pm

Bodged head light
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finally new BMW tool kit, Spare Oil and a new tyre inflator / foam, all in BMW velcro bags
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Post by Z4C_er » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:24 am

Hi, regarding the M badge, if you moved it to the other side, then I would mirror it's outboard position?
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:55 am

Cheers Z4C_er,

Do you have any measurements for that position?
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Post by tomscott » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:58 am

https://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508468

Here you go

Passenger side is the correct side.
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Post by Z4C_er » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:11 pm

DSGRNMCM wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:55 am Cheers Z4C_er,

Do you have any measurements for that position?
Tomscott has since provided a link, but failing that, I'd put masking tape on the car (vertically) and measure the offset to the CHMSL then repeat on the other side.
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:46 pm

Cheers for the link Tom.

Z4c I took it off with out measuring...... :headbang:
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:15 pm

Another busy day learning about my car. Two things that are apparent are: this forum and Piston heads are a wealth of knowledge and helpful people, so thank you!

Secondly my car may not have been as well looked after in its life. Having discovered missing screws, glue on glue and masking tape on a damaged headlight all point towards not the best care. But I'm happy to sort this out and get it back to scratch. It is slightly annoying diverting my funds from enhancements (Roof wrap, CSL / Style 32 alloys, upgraded speakers) to spend on getting the car back up to OEM standard. But I enjoy it and I know I'm building a better car!

So today I did the sound insulation:

I used this from Ebay, £10.99. Only to find out afterwards, my neighbour has loads as he is doing out his Mercedes van... Anyway this roll was enough for some strips inside the doors.

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1: 71cm x 19cm Upper door panel (There is a double strong point / line in the centre of the door)
2: 66cm x 8cm lower door panel
3: 12cm x 19 cm rear of door in upper panel

The glue was not set, and like Tar so I recommend using gloves, and slowly peel the foam free. Next summer I may take all the grey foam off and remove all the glue and insulate it properly.
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I hate working on the interior of cars, things tend to either release as intended or bloody snap off! today just 4 clips and the "Airbag" cover were casualties! I had some spares in my Bits & Stuff drawer.
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Then we went for a quick spin round the Barbarian and Hoe, the Mrs had her first drive and likes it! (which is good as we are off to France next week!
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I'm liking the no badges!

Then I washed, waxed the cars. Although may have left my window down initially when using my new Amazon snow foam lance....
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I have ordered some new fixings for the front bumper, as some are missing, some are odd and it sits funny since I was looking at the LH headlight. My new ones should arrive next week prior to us going away! It is really annoying me, but I want to minimise the removal of the bumper.
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Post by bakes100 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:34 pm

Does it definitely have Eibach springs fitted?? The rear looks way too low.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:33 pm

Wow - I thought my shells looked bad! You must be glad you got them replaced Dan.

And I can definitely relate to your experience of sorting "niggles", although you seem to be making good progress. Still it's a relief to hear your Mrs likes it!

But like "bakes100" says the rear of your car looks like it's sitting way lower than I'd expect with standard Eibach lowering springs.
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:02 pm

I only have partial paperwork for the springs with an eibach header on it.

I do feel hapier knowing that teh big issue has been put to bed , for a few K.

Now wrestling with the Headlight. thought wing mirrors were disproportionately expensive.
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Post by DSGRNMCM » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:58 pm

Got fuel (Didn't realise how many places don't do super unleaded in Plymouth) and the Airbag light has come on!
E86 Z4m Coupe - Titan Silver, Stubby, Sun protection, Eibach springs, LED interior lights, CDV delete, Badge delete, Pipercross, Exhaust bypass
F11 520d, E46 328i, E91 320d, F21 120d, E46 318ti
Mk VI GTD DSG (Daily Hack)

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