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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Kiwi_Mike » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:43 am

Parts are hard to come by over here in NZ, especially down south. I can order from local dealers but the prices are crazy, basically European prices plus 35%.

I’m putting through an order from a German BMW website and a mate who lives over there is going to forward them onto me.

I need a few internal parts to spruce up the interior, will get the updated side indicators (LCI I think they are called) and the Salmon relays.

I’m wondering if there are any other original parts that I should add to the order. Maybe spark plugs or cabin filter.

Anyone got any suggestions of parts you’d order if you don’t have access to decent priced parts locally?

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Post by mcbutler » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:20 am

Which model is your car? 3.5 - 2.0???
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Post by clarker63 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:07 am

mcbutler wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:20 am Which model is your car? 3.5 - 2.0???
he's got a ‘10 e89 35i as per his "newbie" post.

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Post by clarker63 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:09 am

Kiwi_Mike wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:43 am parts you’d order
yes LCI lights and salmon relays are sensible parts to request (and a stubby of course! :rofl: :fuelfire: ) I can't think of anything else other than service parts, unless you're going to need need more expensive things like HPFP. Check out the list on the forum of things that go wrong.

We have relatives in Christchurch and we know how expensive it is to send things to NZ.. Fortunately those things are all relatively light.

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Post by Beeacon » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:20 am

Have a look to see if you have any trim coming away, we had a rubber trim coming loose in the driver side skirt just under the door that needed replacing and a little plastic screw cover from behind the interior door handle. It would be worth just doing a once-over of the interior for small things like that.

On the bigger things list: have a look at your rear lights for any condensation or slight misting, this would be indicative of water getting into the light, and may require you to repair the light or replace eventually. Your climate is a bit different so it may not be as much of a problem over there.

Get hold of 2No. coil packs depending on the number of miles your engine has done. The front-most coil pack undergoes the most cyclical temperature changes and is the first to fail (mine at 70k miles), and the second is for the next one back, so it may be worth picking up as they're relatively cheap over here.

The LCI is a great upgrade for the small price, same with the salmon relays.
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Post by enuff_zed » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:41 am

Is it also worth seeing who else is over there and possibly getting a group buy to share the costs?
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Post by Chippie » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:49 am

If it’s difficult to get genuine parts I’d be tempted to replace all 6 coils for piece of mind, I would imagine oil, filter and spark plugs you can source locally
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Post by Marcoose » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:38 am

I’d hate to run out of indicator fluid and brake disc wax.
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Windscreen wipers would be good to have.
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Post by clarker63 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:57 am

Marcoose wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:38 am Windscreen wipers would be good to have.
does it rain in CA? think of the extra acceleration with the weight reduction :rofl:

Obviously NZ South Island has considerable rainfall... especially so recently!

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Post by Marcoose » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:11 pm

clarker63 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:57 am does it rain in CA? think of the extra acceleration with the weight reduction :rofl:
What is this rain thing you’re talking about? :lol:

If parts are hard to get, gaskets and belts would be good to have handy. You certainly don’t want to keep a storage centre, but if you have means: water and fuel pumps, window regulators, that trim under the front bumper, washer pump and nozzle. More parts will come. Pardon the piecemeal.
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Post by Kiwi_Mike » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:05 pm

clarker63 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:07 am
mcbutler wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:20 am Which model is your car? 3.5 - 2.0???
he's got a ‘10 e89 35i as per his "newbie" post.
Yep, its a late 2010 35i with 130km (80k miles) on the clock. It was imported from Japan so I don't know much of the history. Seems to be in good condition apart from the usual worn out buttons and the passenger door is missing the plug behind the door handle plus the trim on the arm that you use to pull the door shut is messed up. However I dont know anything about mechanics so I'm just going on what I can see and how it drives.

I also want to replace the start/stop button as it looks worn, I'm hoping it will pop out using a trip tool or similar and I don't have to get in behind it. Has anyone done this?

I also don't have run flats so I need to find a solution for if I get a flat in a remote area. I'm guessing a small compressor and a can of foam is best. Need to visit the NZ version of Halfords this weekend.

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Post by Kiwi_Mike » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:08 pm

clarker63 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:57 am
Marcoose wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:38 am Windscreen wipers would be good to have.
does it rain in CA? think of the extra acceleration with the weight reduction :rofl:

Obviously NZ South Island has considerable rainfall... especially so recently!
Yea, we recently had 3 months of rain in 3 days which caused a few issues. Lots of sheep got wet and a few bridges and roads were washed out.

Are the wiper blades model specific? Does anyone have a model number? Cheers

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Post by Kiwi_Mike » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:12 pm

Beeacon wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:20 am Have a look to see if you have any trim coming away, we had a rubber trim coming loose in the driver side skirt just under the door that needed replacing and a little plastic screw cover from behind the interior door handle. It would be worth just doing a once-over of the interior for small things like that.

On the bigger things list: have a look at your rear lights for any condensation or slight misting, this would be indicative of water getting into the light, and may require you to repair the light or replace eventually. Your climate is a bit different so it may not be as much of a problem over there.

Get hold of 2No. coil packs depending on the number of miles your engine has done. The front-most coil pack undergoes the most cyclical temperature changes and is the first to fail (mine at 70k miles), and the second is for the next one back, so it may be worth picking up as they're relatively cheap over here.

The LCI is a great upgrade for the small price, same with the salmon relays.
I'm at 80k miles so this is great advice. :thumbsup:

You wouldn't happen to have the part number or a link to the coil pack you are referring to?

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Post by Marcoose » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:01 pm

Links? Wrong forum. I’ve asked for that, got nuthin’! :poke:
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Post by Kiwi_Mike » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:43 pm

Ahh, OK I will do some googling then.

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