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My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
05-09-2018, 06:58 AM
Post: #81
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Looking fantastic Mo! She looked so good in person!

Bravo
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06-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Post: #82
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Thanks Guys
although I do want to change the door step sills and wrap the interior bits, aesthetic upgrades will be put on hold for now.
I will rather focus on mechanical as the only thing ive done in my ownership is an oil change.

My list below.
1) cooling system maintenance, I have bought a new OEM water pump and coolant, I jest need a thermostat before work can be carried out.
2) Vanos solenoid clean or replace?
3) New spark plugs
4) fuel and air filter
5) although I only did about 4000km since my last oil service , I will change the oil out again as its been a full year

not sure if I should change out the oxygen/heat sensors?

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19-09-2018, 08:31 AM
Post: #83
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
So Finally the big ticket item...
as preventative maintenance and the only blemish the N52 has is water pump failure after 150,000km. I am lucky I'm on 178000km and no issues but ever since I bought the car this was on my to do list.
There were cheaper options but I opted for OEM parts only, mechy says he will also scan the car after and will only change sensors if necessary.
Air Filter and plugs will also be changed.
Coincidence I have done exactly 4000km since 19/09/2017 , this was also the last oil service done, but since a year has gone by I have booked it in at BMW Sandton for next week.
car will be in tip top mechanical condition after this.

New to do list.
1) New Wiper blades
2) Bottle of Ceretec after oil change
3) Annual Alignment
4) Front bumper to be re-sprayed for the 3rd time
5) Decat
6) M Steering wheel (if I can find one)
7) Selected Interior trim wrap
8) Roof lining to be done in anthracite.

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Current:
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Previous:
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2005 BMW 118i Black Sapphire Metallic
2008 BMW 120i M-Sport Space Grey
2011 Alpine White E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T
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19-09-2018, 09:11 AM
Post: #84
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Bravo Nice one Mo
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11-10-2018, 02:31 PM (This post was last modified: 11-10-2018 02:33 PM by momo1.)
Post: #85
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Ok so with these cars getting rarer you have to jump on parts when available.
I was lucky enough to source a Steering wheel from an M Coupe.
I also got the kick plates as mine were quite tired.
few months back I bought a weather strip for the drivers side as I had tear and looked sloppy. also got me some new grab handle covers for the doors.
I was quite busy this weekend...

Some before and after Pics
Quite a transformation Fencelook

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yes I know I need to get it washed and have those step plates polished Tiptoe

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31-10-2018, 10:47 AM (This post was last modified: 31-10-2018 10:53 AM by momo1.)
Post: #86
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Small Update

I managed to source a second set of aluminium dash trimmings, I didn't want to alter my orignals as they still in good condition, note these are proper aluminium , quite weighty and not like the cheaper trimmings I have on my E90.
my long term plan is to get it covered in alcantara with M stitching like the steering wheel, but for now I had them wrapped at KNS in gloss black vinyl.

the interior of the car is completely different, below was done.

1) OEM Red M Seats
2) OEM matching red door cards
3) OEM M Steering wheel
4) OEM M anthracite Roof lining with matching pillars and sun visors
5) OEM M ZHP shift knob
6) OEM M Kick plates
7) OEM New rear view mirror as old one had a fluid leak
8) OEM New grab handle covers
9) Dash trimmings wrapped


I'm done with the interior for now, feels like I'm sitting in a complete different car..



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31-10-2018, 10:52 AM
Post: #87
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Thumbs looks great!
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31-10-2018, 10:54 AM
Post: #88
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Refreshing Bravo

Current: E92 325i M LCI
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31-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Post: #89
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Love it Mo! Inspiring!

Well done!

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31-10-2018, 02:48 PM
Post: #90
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
(31-10-2018 11:30 AM)PLV Wrote:  Love it Mo! Inspiring!

Well done!

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Thanks Pete, interior was inspired by M folk like you and Clint Rofl

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01-11-2018, 05:18 PM
Post: #91
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Very cool man. Damn this car is taking shape rapidly! Praise

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01-02-2019, 09:54 AM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2019 10:01 AM by momo1.)
Post: #92
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
Not much happening here
just did the annual alignment and finally got me some new wiper blades , now more squeeksCartel

does anyone know why the headlamp washers spray but the winscreen washer doesn't.
I can hear the pump so I don't think its that...

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01-02-2019, 09:57 AM
Post: #93
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(01-02-2019 09:54 AM)momo1 Wrote:  does anyone know why the headlamp washer spray but the winscreen washer doesn't.
I can hear the pump so I don't think its that...

Are all the hoses connected properly and not clogged? Best thing is to trace the hose from the reservoir to the sprayer.
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01-02-2019, 10:02 AM
Post: #94
RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
(01-02-2019 09:57 AM)NtandoN Wrote:  
(01-02-2019 09:54 AM)momo1 Wrote:  does anyone know why the headlamp washer spray but the winscreen washer doesn't.
I can hear the pump so I don't think its that...

Are all the hoses connected properly and not clogged? Best thing is to trace the hose from the reservoir to the sprayer.

hmm need to check that , I'm suspecting its air locked/blocked ?

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2008 BMW 120i M-Sport Space Grey
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06-02-2019, 07:13 AM
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RE: My Journey to a Z4 Coupe
(01-02-2019 10:02 AM)momo1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2019 09:57 AM)NtandoN Wrote:  
(01-02-2019 09:54 AM)momo1 Wrote:  does anyone know why the headlamp washer spray but the winscreen washer doesn't.
I can hear the pump so I don't think its that...

Are all the hoses connected properly and not clogged? Best thing is to trace the hose from the reservoir to the sprayer.

hmm need to check that , I'm suspecting its air locked/blocked ?

Hey Mo,

There are the two pumps, one for the windscreen and one for the headlamps. If both pumps are working, then the other thing to check is the little filter in the pump - it can get clogged. For me it was the actual pump for the windscreen that had failed.
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