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What have you done to your car today?

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Post by MikeyH » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:48 pm

Washed and waxed the car, hoovered the boot and cabin, hoovered and washed the roof, gave the engine compartment and wheels a good clean up. Ready now for the weekend trip to Beaulieu. No doubt it will rain before then and I will need to do it all again. :thumbsup: :D
Now, Sterling grey Z4 2.2 with cup holders and stubby aerial, sport seats. Roadsters ‘cause they’re great with the roof down.
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Post by MikeyH » Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:49 pm

Oh, and checked oil, water and tyres of course. :thumbsup:
Now, Sterling grey Z4 2.2 with cup holders and stubby aerial, sport seats. Roadsters ‘cause they’re great with the roof down.
Ford Anglia, Red Sprite, a few MG midgets, MGB Roadster and yellow Ford Capri, all gone many years now.

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Post by Thrustyjust » Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:33 pm

Quick detail wipe ready for a run up to Mallory Park on Sunday for Retrorides show. Looking forward to it :driving:
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Post by Zedebee » Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:38 am

(Over the weekend)
Stripped the front end, gave it good clean, mended the broken plastics and refixed the badly fitted lower grille. While the bumper was off, repainted the flaky slam brace and the bolt-through strip on top of the bumper, and gave the headlights a polish, then put it all back together.

Damn it, trod on one of the headlight washers :cry: , but fortunately had a u/s spare so was able to rebuild :) .

Then went out for a drive :driving:
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Post by 1536Z4 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:18 am

Zedebee wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:38 am Over the weekend
Is that a pallet truck you are using ?? :)
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Post by Zedebee » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:42 am

1536Z4 wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:18 am
Zedebee wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:38 am Over the weekend
Is that a pallet truck you are using ?? :)
Haha, it’s a Halfords Professional 3t low entry jack. Really good bit of kit, but a pallet truck would be great!
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Post by Paul_RK » Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:01 pm

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The new one 8)

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Post by 1536Z4 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:30 pm

Zedebee wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:42 am Really good bit of kit
Nice one :thumbsup:
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Post by Z4Mariner » Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:25 pm

Hi Paul_RK,

At what mileage did you nee to replace the windscreen trim you showed us ? Just curious, because my "new" 2006 coupe came to me at just under 80K but with the rubberized edge of that trim all brittle and crumbling. Replacing it, and an oil change, were my first maintenance tasks. Hopefully this is a once in a lifetime replacement.
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Post by Robster68 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:45 pm

Z4Mariner wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:25 pm Hi Paul_RK,

At what mileage did you nee to replace the windscreen trim you showed us ? Just curious, because my "new" 2006 coupe came to me at just under 80K but with the rubberized edge of that trim all brittle and crumbling. Replacing it, and an oil change, were my first maintenance tasks. Hopefully this is a once in a lifetime replacement.
I did my 2003 3.0l at 83,000 miles,more importantly is the age surely and where the cars kept.Good upgrade though,really lifts the car although not cheap new.
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Post by Paul_RK » Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:48 pm

Z4Mariner, hi, i think that in case of plastic/rubber parts we also should keep in mind not only mileage and year of production too. So this windscreen is 20+ years old, that's the problem. And directly on your question - i have replace it when mileage was 40k miles. Also i has change front glass rubber , on the same mileage, maybe +-.

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Post by Paul_RK » Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:48 pm

Robster68 wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:45 pm
Z4Mariner wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:25 pm Hi Paul_RK,

At what mileage did you nee to replace the windscreen trim you showed us ? Just curious, because my "new" 2006 coupe came to me at just under 80K but with the rubberized edge of that trim all brittle and crumbling. Replacing it, and an oil change, were my first maintenance tasks. Hopefully this is a once in a lifetime replacement.
I did my 2003 3.0l at 83,000 miles,more importantly is the age surely and where the cars kept.Good upgrade though,really lifts the car although not cheap new.
+1 8)

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Post by Paul_RK » Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:52 pm

Robster68, i found that "+" cover is missed, need to be return on it' place :D

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Post by Robster68 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:00 pm

Paul_RK wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:52 pm Robster68, i found that "+" cover is missed, need to be return on it' place :D
Ok after reading your post a few times I understood what you are telling me😉
I thought it was missing and was about to buy new but discovered piece had slipped down rubber tube,all good now. 👍

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Post by Scott Naylor » Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:16 pm

Finally after three weeks built up the stamina / willpower to 'get back into the boot' to continue the extraction of the rear hood pump / motor. This time I had a grip on the top plastic box which I'd managed to cut and got some mole grips onto, last time I'd managed to get my fingers around the mid part with the cloth tape and remove some but gave up further after quite a lot of left elbow bashing, lying on my front with legs akilter across the bootlid, and head screwed around with light shining down the left wheel arch.

This time ended up flat on my back after betting an led flood looking down and able to clamp on the mole grips. So lying on my back with both arms over my head and one hand over the other, finally the lid came off, what a relief. However it appears on of the hydraulic hoses has been damaged (I bought the car a month or so ago with the hood stopped working the day I went to look at it apparently, so bought it with a price reduction to repair this). So I now have the motor sitting on top. Of the wheel arch at least, but I am guessing there must still be a nylon tie still holding on somewhere. This is the second time this will have given out, the last time I have a roof removal bill and repair /replacement from 2018.

So I still need to identify what the number of the brake hose is which is broken. I am guessing but seeing this in the rela light of day it will be whole roof off now, which I now wish I'd done in the first place, which seems it needs two pairs of hands and a good lot of time. How difficult is it to replace the hydraulic lines off both the pump and at each end with the hydraulic roof mechanism to replace?

Has anyone got an in-tact set of hydraulic lines they wish to part with, and does anyone have a spare afternoon to assist with this 'little' job. I've read up how to do it but have no practical experience?!
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