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What have you done to your car today?

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:22 pm
by Paul_RK
Robster68 wrote: ↑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. 👍
Ahaha, i had the same

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:00 pm
by Wassup
Finally got round to removing the worn OEM subframe bushes from the Z4MR, bit of a mare until I remembered that they need to be set on fire :fuelfire:
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Off to be powder coated tomorrow along with anti roll bars, its coming together bit by bit :D

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:58 am
by Robster68
Wassup wrote: ↑Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:00 pm Finally got round to removing the worn OEM subframe bushes from the Z4MR, bit of a mare until I remembered that they need to be set on fire :fuelfire:

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Off to be powder coated tomorrow along with anti roll bars, its coming together bit by bit :D
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Good job,I reckon every z4 needs this rusty subframe treatment,definitely a job for me in the future,but then where do you stop?

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:05 am
by Paul_RK
The another problem which could be is incorrect working of rain sensor ( doesn't work at all or without\ low sensivity). 99 % that it happen, because sensor not "glued" to glass tightly (see photo).
Resolving the problem is to change the light pad. You can find 3M pads for e38\46\53 ( they are the same with e85\86) on ebay (approx. 10-15 USD). Just clean up the glass and very slowly and carefully from one side to another apply and press tightly. No any empties or bubbles should be!
The link ( https://www.ebay.com/itm/383627717150?h ... R67UiITtYA)
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What have you done to your car today?

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:26 pm
by Wassup
Robster68 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:58 am
Wassup wrote: ↑Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:00 pm Finally got round to removing the worn OEM subframe bushes from the Z4MR, bit of a mare until I remembered that they need to be set on fire :fuelfire:

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Off to be powder coated tomorrow along with anti roll bars, its coming together bit by bit :D
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Good job,I reckon every z4 needs this rusty subframe treatment,definitely a job for me in the future,but then where do you stop?
It's a bottomless pit :headbang:

What have you done to your car today?

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:31 am
by Robster68
Wassup wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:26 pm
Robster68 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:58 am
Wassup wrote: ↑Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:00 pm Finally got round to removing the worn OEM subframe bushes from the Z4MR, bit of a mare until I remembered that they need to be set on fire :fuelfire:

IMG_20220922_113452.jpg
Off to be powder coated tomorrow along with anti roll bars, its coming together bit by bit :D
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Good job,I reckon every z4 needs this rusty subframe treatment,definitely a job for me in the future,but then where do you stop?
It's a bottomless pit :headbang:
Out of interest in what order did you remove it?well worth doing btw on an M car.
I’ll probably look for one on eBay fix it all up then just swap it over when I get the time.

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:03 am
by Reamesy
Gave it a treat to compliment the black wheels.

Link here

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363090045430 ... media=COPY

First class service and fit is spot on. 😎👍

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:15 am
by Barty
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Gave it a very well-deserved clean after a great trip

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:36 am
by Wassup
Robster68 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:31 am
Wassup wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:26 pm
Robster68 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:58 am It's a bottomless pit :headbang:
Out of interest in what order did you remove it?well worth doing btw on an M car.
I’ll probably look for one on eBay fix it all up then just swap it over when I get the time.
Agreed, one of the front bushes had failed although not surprising on a Z4M Roadster with 106k mileage. Completely disassembled the rear axle as part of parting out the car earlier this year. Will slowly build it up by refreshing all bushes, ball joints, bearings and restore my other Z4M over the winter.

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:45 pm
by grannyknot
Robster68 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:31 am
Wassup wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:26 pm
Robster68 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:58 am

It's a bottomless pit :headbang:
Out of interest in what order did you remove it?well worth doing btw on an M car.
I’ll probably look for one on eBay fix it all up then just swap it over when I get the time.
I'm just in the middle of doing all 15 of the bushings in the rear end, the order doesn't matter so much but there are a few, at least on my 91,000mi car that really don't need doing. 33172282484, the front horizontal diff bush, 33171134872, the 2 bushes on the rear diff cover, all 3 of those are so small and compact that there is not much room for movement so they don't seem to wear.
I still have a couple bushings left to press in.

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:59 pm
by patriot66
grannyknot wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:45 pm
Robster68 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:31 am
Wassup wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:26 pm

Out of interest in what order did you remove it?well worth doing btw on an M car.
I’ll probably look for one on eBay fix it all up then just swap it over when I get the time.
I'm just in the middle of doing all 15 of the bushings in the rear end, the order doesn't matter so much but there are a few, at least on my 91,000mi car that really don't need doing. 33172282484, the front horizontal diff bush, 33171134872, the 2 bushes on the rear diff cover, all 3 of those are so small and compact that there is not much room for movement so they don't seem to wear.
I still have a couple bushings left to press in.
That looks excellent :happyclap: My Z4 will be going up on axle stands in the spring for a few weeks whilst I do the same :thumbsup:

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:05 pm
by Wassup
grannyknot wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:45 pm
Robster68 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:31 am
Wassup wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:26 pm Out of interest in what order did you remove it?well worth doing btw on an M car.
I’ll probably look for one on eBay fix it all up then just swap it over when I get the time.
I'm just in the middle of doing all 15 of the bushings in the rear end, the order doesn't matter so much but there are a few, at least on my 91,000mi car that really don't need doing. 33172282484, the front horizontal diff bush, 33171134872, the 2 bushes on the rear diff cover, all 3 of those are so small and compact that there is not much room for movement so they don't seem to wear.
I still have a couple bushings left to press in.
I see you've gone down the OEM bushes route which I decided on too. Going for powerflex poly bushes on RTAB, sway bars and spring carriers as I've previously done on my E46 M3.

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:16 pm
by Wassup
Swapped over to 260M wheels wrapped in brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tyres with 235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 rear sizes. Really impressed with the new MPS5 rubber even though it was only a short drive and loving the reflex silver on Ruby Schwartz :D
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Plan to install the H&R street performance coilovers tomorrow to get the stance just right...and will be interesting to see how the ride comfort compares to 104k OEM suspension.

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:56 am
by grannyknot
Wassup wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:05 pm
grannyknot wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:45 pm
Robster68 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:31 am I'm just in the middle of doing all 15 of the bushings in the rear end, the order doesn't matter so much but there are a few, at least on my 91,000mi car that really don't need doing. 33172282484, the front horizontal diff bush, 33171134872, the 2 bushes on the rear diff cover, all 3 of those are so small and compact that there is not much room for movement so they don't seem to wear.
I still have a couple bushings left to press in.
I see you've gone down the OEM bushes route which I decided on too. Going for powerflex poly bushes on RTAB, sway bars and spring carriers as I've previously done on my E46 M3.
I removed the Powerflex poly on the RTAB and have replaced them with BMW mono balls in solid aluminum case,
https://www.bimmerworld.com/Suspension- ... g-Kit.html
Nothing against the poly but the mono ball with solid housing lets the RTA swing only in the plane it is meant too with no deviation or twisting.
It will be interesting to feel the difference.

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:53 am
by Zedebee
Wassup wrote: ↑Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:16 pm Swapped over to 260M wheels wrapped in brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tyres with 235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 rear sizes. Really impressed with the new MPS5 rubber even though it was only a short drive and loving the reflex silver on Ruby Schwartz :D
Great choice, those look really nice on your car. Classic, but modern.