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Old 24-05-2015, 11:54 AM
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Default spring 'scrub up'

So after finally after 3 years of ownership I have a little more time to enjoy the coupe do a few jobs.

So far in my ownership it's had

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rear suspension overhaul. fully re bushed (Rear beam and wishbones), Bilstein shocks, top mounts.....
yellow stuff brake pads.
New idler pulleys and belts

a few cosmetic bits (Pictures pre badge change!)

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Fade away.... by Mike Lloyd, on Flickr]2016-01-04_05-01-13 by Mike Lloyd, on Flickr[/IMG]




New M badges ( thanks Dave P and Aceman)

Rondell 021's (need to sort front suspension out to reduce the 'poke' Kwv3's ordered, going to swap top mounts over as well)

[IMG]20150524_111818 by Mike Lloyd, on Flickr[/IMG]

Original wheels being re-furbed.

A few bits I need to do.
rear no. Plate screws are rusty, and plate is looking tired. I can't get the screws out though, hopefully this won't involve taking the tailgate to pieces.....

Front shocks are tired......

Bonnet badge is cracked

Want to have a good look at diff mount. The boot floor looks fine but I do have a creak from the rear.

Will get some photos up shortly.

thanks for reading, any advice on rear no. Plate welcome

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Old 24-05-2015, 01:59 PM
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If the number plate is going to be changed then you should be able to grind or cut the heads of the bolts to remove the plate and the original blind nuts should fall into the boot lid allowing new ones to be fitted?
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Old 24-05-2015, 05:27 PM
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I'd break the number plate off to expose more of the screw head and use mole grips on them
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Old 24-06-2015, 07:29 PM
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Still no photos, which makes this a bit pointless. But......

Original wheels fully refurbed with new rubber
KWv's should be here tomorrow seem to be 'reasonable' with current euro exchange rate.
No. Plates received, just need to fit.

Costs are racking up! :-0

Cosmetically the old girls not in bad shape however,

The rear screen has lost its black border, I assume this can't be claimed as replacement glass on insurance?

The front screen is a bit cloudy around the seals, not sure if this is new screen territory or just new seals?

The sills have a small amount of corrosion on the bottom edge (inside the wheel arches), need to weigh up cost of repair against replacement. Any experience?

I'm off to Cadwell on the 4th July which should be a good run out for it

Pictures to follow.......
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Old 24-06-2015, 07:36 PM
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I think from the couple of folk who have commented before on it, once gone milky the rear screen is best thrown and a new one fitted. Like the front, they're not cheap but maybe through insurance ....

As for the sills , new ones are expensive (ask Fat Tony!) so if they're not too bad it will be cheaper to get them sprayed. Mine also need doing again after some damage so I would be keen to know what your quotes come in

Just don't forget to take the photos
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Old 25-06-2015, 06:04 AM
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I had my rear screen removed,scraped clean and repainted.. no problem..done by Old school windscreens,
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Old 25-06-2015, 10:05 AM
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I have an old rear screen which has a couple of scratches on it in the garage which anyone can have for a small donation to the forum. I changed out for new one when I had the car resprayed last year.
It comes complete with a Z3M Coupe Forum sticker!!!
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Old 27-06-2015, 06:03 AM
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I had my rear window replaced under insurance, just cost me the excess. Only source of screen is BMW (I understand) so it took a few days to arrive. Its unlikely to be an OTR issue.
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Old 28-06-2015, 06:08 PM
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Rear shocks and springs fitted.

[IMG]Engine by Mike Lloyd, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Engine by Mike Lloyd, on Flickr[/IMG]

I have set the rear height adjustment to about 10mm on the adjuster but it looks like it could be dropped a little further ( will wait a couple of hundred miles to see if they bed in), kW settings left as per factory, any recommendations on these?

Will look at having rear screen re-furbed

Spooks, which side of Derby are you? I've been recommended a body shop in Wirksworth, will try and get in there this week for some advice on the sills, will let you know what they say.

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Old 09-07-2015, 08:18 PM
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kW's have transformed the car.

the ride is more compliant on road, yet much more planted ( the difference is probably exaggerated by the old front shocks being shot).

Top mount swapped over, surprised just how far this has pulled the front wheels in, even with a 10mm spacer they look a little lost. Should be perfect for the Rondells, but more importantly the turn in is great.

The next job was not planned but is Vanos, I have lost the surge. Have ordered the Beisan seal kit and will find a day to fit in the near future. I wonder how many of these cars have a poorly Vanos without the owner knowing?

Also going to remove the air pump, I like things to be simple where possible :-)
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