10 months into my 3.0i Z3

BuxtonZ3Guy

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Hello everyone,

Back in December last year (2022) I spotted a high mileage 2001, 3.0i Z3 on eBay. The car was an individual specification and came with a large file of bills and service history. I took the plunge and bought the car without viewing it. The car turned out to be better than I expected. I laid it up until early April. Since then it has been my daily driver. I have put close to 7K on the clock bringing the total up to 170K.

During the Summer I began to get the car how I wanted it. There have been a few things that have been done during my short ownership..

1.) Replace a few missing tools and the warning triangle.
2.) Replace a selection of blown light bulbs behind the centre console.
3.) Go back to and OEM radio cassette and fit an OEM CD stacker.
4.) Retro fit cruise control.
5) Add a hard top and fitting kit.
6) Add a heated screen button and wiring loom.
6.) Fit a set of BMW aluminum pedals.
7.) Fit a dash cam and a base for my Road Angel.

The car is far from perfect but it has been a joy to own and drive over the Summer. It always turns heads and has attracted a lot of comments. Far more than I was expecting.

The car does have a small oil leak but this will be taken care of in November.

Over last weekend I gave the car a once over and took some pictures. I thought I would post them here.

This site has been incredibly useful regarding hints and tips. Particularly in finding 'hidden wires' that are part of the standard wiring loom. A big thank you to those who run the site and to those who contribute.

Thanks a lot.

Andy.

Z3 September 2022 (4).jpeg
 

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The car is looking good Andy.

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She looks a treat! Always good to hear a success story, especially after my lack of one!
 

BuxtonZ3Guy

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Hello and sorry for the delay in responding to this.

The BMW part number for the pedal set is

35002232277

You can pick them up on eBay using this link.

35002232277 BMW Genuine M Performance Stainless Steel Pedal Cover Set | eBay

The OEM set are way better than the rubbish after market sets from China. I tried those and they don't fit correctly and they broke within 6 weeks.

Cheers.

Andy.
 

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