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Post by EthanS98 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:50 pm

I've spent almost a whole day changing out a wheel speed sensor. The bolt was totally rounded and wouldn't budge. I ended up using a Dremel to cut the sensor away from the bolt and left the bolt in the hub. Even the sensor itself took some persuasion to get away with 120,000 miles of dirt holding it in. After changing it I've found that the problem still exists... I'm starting to think reluctor ring needs changing as it looked pretty rusty in there. Does anyone know what size socket the rear axle nut needs on a 2.0? I think its a 12 point 36mm but if anyone can confirm I'd appreciate it.

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Post by Dr. Zed » Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:54 pm

After some research and speaking to forum members I finally found a set of LEDs which I thought would be good for the Z4. Got them installed at the weekend but only last night got a pic of them at night.
They are bright, but very happy with them!
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Post by Jamie25 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:00 pm

Quite happy with my freshly cleaned roof.
I've always managed to get it looking fairly good with Milton diluted down, but this year I've struggled to get rid of the increasing number of ingrained lichen type growths. I don't think my drive being very shady helps. I took a brave pill and today used Harpic Limescale Remover watered down 1:1 which was a little worrisome I'll admit! I scrubbed it in and left it to dwell for about 45 and so far I'm quite pleased with the results.
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Post by Big Bad Boris » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:14 pm

End result looks fantastic, great job :thumbsup:

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Post by sw4nny » Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:07 am

Dr. Zed wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:54 pm After some research and speaking to forum members I finally found a set of LEDs which I thought would be good for the Z4. Got them installed at the weekend but only last night got a pic of them at night.
They are bright, but very happy with them!
Could you post a link to the ones you purchased,and are they just plug and play?
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Post by Brad_B » Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:05 am

Did clutch and dual mass yesterday, release bearing was knackered and the flywheel had way too much play in it, glad I bothered.
Was going to do slave cylinder also but it was fine.
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Post by zriha » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:52 pm

Front windshield rubber seal removed and replaced! Part number: 51 31 7 017 021 , cost around 20 EUR.
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I made a video about it, is a fairly easy job!
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Post by Dr. Zed » Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:15 pm

sw4nny wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:07 am Could you post a link to the ones you purchased,and are they just plug and play?
This is what I got (on the recommendation of another forum member)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372593012558 ... 1361292559

I was also advised to order these clips but I didn't need them. However, I do have aftermarket units in my car.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372230952265

If you do end up ordering the lights and need a hand, send me a message mate.

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Post by bg1 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:53 am

zriha wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:52 pm Front windshield rubber seal removed and replaced! Part number: 51 31 7 017 021 , cost around 20 EUR.
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I made a video about it, is a fairly easy job!
Where's the link to the video please?

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Post by lowrider » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:40 am

I replaced the drivers side front tie rod as it got an advisory on the mot. Undoing the two nuts that had 18 years use was interesting. I found the whole process therapeutic and rewarding.

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Post by Brad_B » Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:46 am

lowrider wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:40 am I replaced the drivers side front tie rod as it got an advisory on the mot. Undoing the two nuts that had 18 years use was interesting. I found the whole process therapeutic and rewarding.
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Post by PAC_Z4_F31_110Puma » Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:58 pm

Been a busy couple days, but worth it.. B8's, Eibach's, DISA x2, CCV, rear disks & pads.
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Post by Debell192 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:16 am

Restored the headlights to their original shine!

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Post by Alexltw » Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:40 am

:D Fixed my Roof Now goes up and down at the push of a button 🥳

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Post by zriha » Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:41 am

bg1 wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:53 am Where's the link to the video please?
I will share with you when I upload it! Cheers!
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