BMW Z4 3.0 in need of TLC

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BMW Z4 3.0 in need of TLC

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3 weeks ago a lady from PTA got in touch with us and wanted some help with her car which was purchased a year ago. She had the car at 2 independent workshops and BMW themselves who quoted her a staggering amount to fix the car. So she asked if she could bring the car to us and have it properly checked out as a second opinion.

The vehicle was dropped off with us and we immediately got to work ...
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We begin with diagnostics as the car was not seeing a lot of modules after bmw attempted to run diagnostics. Start with checking the battery , it was low so put the car on charge and get the battery up before plugging in the laptop
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1st round of diagnostics show the lack of Comms to a lot of modules .
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After reprogramming the abs and airbag modules we ran diagnostics again a 3rd time and now we can connect to a lot more
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Also checked the fuses
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And the wiring , just Incase.
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Next we needed to address the coolant leak
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So we started stripping the cooling system
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Things were brittle and breaking
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Started collecting parts for the repairs and services needed
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Cooling system
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Filled up with Coolant and distilled water mix
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Belts, tensioner and rollers
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Old belt was wearing unevenly
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New parts fitted and torqued to spec
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Control arm bushes worn and not seating correct
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New vs old
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Apply thread lock
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Fitted and torqued to spec
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Next we removed the prop shaft to replace the guibo and center bearing
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Old vs new guibo
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Split the prop to replace center bearing
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Old
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New
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Refitted the prop shaft
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Then moved onto the engine service
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A lot of build up on the inside of the motor
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Started with an engine flush
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Shocked as we pull out the oil filter
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Old vs new oil filter
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New air filter
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Replaced the spark plugs
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Flushed and bled the brakes
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New vs old fluid
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Bled the lines
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Once all that was done, the car was checked again and the. Ready for collection
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Customer was super excited to get her car back feeling better than before...
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Keep up the great work gents
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Thanks Buddy...
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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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Guys guys

I am loving your work, attention to detail and you thorough diagnostic system that you have in place to resolve cars issues properly.
Keep up the detailed post content coming forth, epic.
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Unobeat wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:01 am
Guys guys

I am loving your work, attention to detail and you thorough diagnostic system that you have in place to resolve cars issues properly.
Keep up the detailed post content coming forth, epic.
Thanks for the kind words Mr. :hi:
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Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
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Love the attention to detail from you guys. Keep up the good work!
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enjoyable read. Thanks for posting up!

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Thanks Gentlemen :hurray:
Current: 2005 E55 AMG
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Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

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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Top stuff. Love the attention to detail
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1.8 20vT wrote:Top stuff. Love the attention to detail
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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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Really like how this one turned out - I'm sure she is driving like new again.

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Silverbird_96Kw wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Really like how this one turned out - I'm sure she is driving like new again.
Shot Mr :hi:

Yeah its driving like a different car now... we also reset the saved user inputs on the ECU so the car felt completely different and had to relearn the owners driving style/throttle inputs... this also made it a bit more nippy too... :driving:
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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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Just for interests sake if you don't mind sharing the costs that BMW quoted her and the price that you charged.



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MR.C wrote:Just for interests sake if you don't mind sharing the costs that BMW quoted her and the price that you charged.



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BMW wanted 60k and was not going to address a lot of the issues for that massive amount .
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I billed her 26k all inclusive: parts, labour and miscellaneous.

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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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Very well done. She must have been very excited, less than half her quote.

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MR.C wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Very well done. She must have been very excited, less than half her quote.
Thanks Bud, She was very appreciative and will be coming back soon for Suspension work and mountings..
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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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Received a call during the first week in May asking if would be able to do the shocks and suspension on the vehicle . I agreed and the car found it’s way into the lift and we said to the customer that now is the time to address the oil leaks which we informed her of the last time.

Pics of the mess.

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Oil leaks from the engine tappet cover, sump and oil filter housing then eventually runs past the gearbox and burns on the exhaust.

The plan was to replace the suspension while the subframe was out for the sump removal.

So we went out and started collecting parts.

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A small fortune was spent on parts but we chose all OEM or high quality after market options .


We ran engine flush to break down as much of the sludge as possible .
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Then washed and cleaned things
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Removed the OFH
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What a mess
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Cleaned it up in prep for the new seal and OFH refitting
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OFH and alternator back in place
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Nice and clean
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Next we pull the tappet cover off . The rubber he tuned into a plastic texture and was just breaking into pieces. Sent video to customer.
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Then we pull the front subframe with steering and suspension
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It’s full of grease / oil
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Now that it’s washed we can strip and replace the steering and suspension components.
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Engine mounts are shot! New vs old.
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Even gearbox mounts where done and needed replacing.
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When we dropped the sump, we saw that the gasket failed . The glue that holds the metal and rubber togther had separated .
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Washing the sump before installing with new gasket
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Sump and subframe installed. New steering and suspension items fitted.
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Tappet cover washed and ready for install with new gasket.
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Oil filter replaced and installed
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Ceratech added and then oil filled.
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Replaced dip stick orings
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Stripped rebuilt and fitted rear shocks with new bilstein units.
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Checked once more for any leaks before installing the new lower front tray we purchased .
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Charged the battery
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Took it for balancing and alignment
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Washed it , then asked the customer to pay and collect Image
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You can only imagine how good it felt after all this work was done.
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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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so good to see this kind of work still happeing
keep it up guys
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Quality work, thanks for sharing

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EPIC EPIC WORK guys :hurray: :hurray: :hurray:

Really appreciate these well detailed posts of such work being carried out.
The small fortune that the customer spend on this car is all worth it as the car must be driving like new.
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Thanks guys.
Current: 2005 E55 AMG
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

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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Epic work, nicely done

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