Z4 M Roadster - maintenance

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Z4 M Roadster - maintenance

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An old customer of mine needed some assistance with his Z4 M Roadster.

He had collected all his parts within a 6 month period and then dropped off the car with us for 2 weeks while he left the country on business l.

When he had returned to SA , his car was ready for collection.

We had attended to the following things:
1. Fit new bilstein shocks and top mounts all round with new end links, tie rods, rack ends, boots.ect
2. New belts and idler pulley
3. New clutch, fly, pressure plate, pilot bearing, clutch fork, pivot pin.ect
4. Transmission fluid flush
5. Rear main seal
6. Brake fluid flush and bleed
7. Also enabled M Track mode on this car.

Some pics of the work involved...
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All finished up and ready for collection with the old parts .
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Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 2005 E55 AMG
Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
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Re: Z4 M Roadster - maintenance

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A few weeks later , the car was back with us. This time the owner wanted to tackle the rest of the suspension, engine mounts and an oil service.

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Customer came with the following parts
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Started with the service..
drain oil
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Mark new filter
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Add Ceratec to oil
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Shake well and fill oil
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Rebuilding tensioner housing
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New bearings installed
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Returned the customers topran engine mounts and sources the OEM ones from the agents because there was a noticeable difference in the two.
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Customer brought me the wrong control arms. Returned them and sourced the right ones.
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New vs old engine mounts
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All good and new
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All done and ready to collect.
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Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 2005 E55 AMG
Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K
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Re: Z4 M Roadster - maintenance

Post by Unobeat »

After all that suspension work, i am sure the car drives a like new car,
Great work guys
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Re: Z4 M Roadster - maintenance

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thank you sir, The car felt amazing after fitting the new suspension parts... the old shocks, ball joints, bushes and mountings were all worn down and needed replacement due to the age of the parts fitted and the condition of our roads...
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 2005 E55 AMG
Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K
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