Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

BMW Z3 3.0 - Fiona

Discussion in 'Progress Threads' started by pgunter, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. pgunter

    pgunter My Two Girls
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    3,236
    Trophy Points:
    179
    Location:
    Winchester
    Model of Z:
    2.2i sport & 3.0i sport
    Well as a few of you will know I purchased a Z3 3.0 and it was a mission to collect the car. 730 mile round trip with @Oldguysrule @Lee & @GazHyde

    After some consideration and with her Northern Irish links, she has been named 'Fi' short for Fiona or in the gaelic 'Fionn' meaning beautiful.

    So the work commenced this weekend at The Zed Shed Southern (HQ). After the mandatory bribe of breakfast we proceeded to the parts warehouse. ( Note to self... do not tell @Lee what your budget is) This is Lee trade side and yes all that on the counter and more was for the Z3.

    IMG_7287.jpg

    Part 1 ...

    Also remember to take along a guy with a bigger boot that the Z3 one.

    IMG_7288.jpg

    Handy things the Z4 Coupe boot.

    So the work started with the car getting the mediatory up in the air, all four wheels off and on with the strip down. You will see some before and after on the front. We are still waiting delivery of some of the parts to refurbish the rear which will hopefully be delivered Monday for an early week evening session.

    IMG_7289.jpg

    Front looking rather sorry for itself.

    IMG_7294.jpg

    Comparison of old v new.

    IMG_7297.jpg

    Brembo and Yellow Stuff Pads. Well for a 3.0 you need the extra.

    IMG_7301.jpg

    Looking at the original we started with and now this, All I can say is bring on the next 80K miles.

    Also on the list today were the annoying no operational seat motor on the passenger side. In steps Trevor @Oldguysrule

    IMG_7310.jpg

    Replacement Water pump and Thermostat as the original was from new, As a lot of long euro runs are planned in this little girl, she needs to be on top form.

    IMG_7312.jpg

    All belts replaced and any other future work has been noted.

    IMG_7313.jpg

    One thing that was funny was that when @Lee released the pipe to the pump, the pressure shot the coolant into the air as a mist and we had a full sauna in the Zed shed.

    IMG_7308.jpg

    @Lee enjoying what turned out to be his first steam of the day. We had some fun later thinking we had a leak when in fact it was the remaining coolant just evaporating from the radiator fins.

    IMG_7303.jpg

    The Team at work.

    All I can say to all the fun we had today, thanks guys could not have done so much without the help.

    The list continues as we still have,

    Replacement rear window to fit.
    Rear Shocks.
    Drop links.
    Front Lollipops.(Bushes)
    Rear dust guard as the Handbrake has pulled through.
    and a lot more.

    This little Z3 will be back on top form already for the longer euro runs on 2017 and beyond.
     
    • Like Like x 23
  2. BMBabe

    BMBabe Zorg Guru (V)
    Staff Member Supporter British Zeds Community Admin

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2014
    Messages:
    9,243
    Likes Received:
    7,153
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    Aylesbury
    Model of Z:
    Z3
    Great job guys :thumbsup:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Grumps

    Grumps Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    18,625
    Likes Received:
    8,975
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Location:
    Mansfield Woodhouse
    Model of Z:
    2.8 Roadster
    Busy busy! Good thread Paul, poor ebbeeeeeee doesn't stand a chance now poor girl! ;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. pgunter

    pgunter My Two Girls
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    3,236
    Trophy Points:
    179
    Location:
    Winchester
    Model of Z:
    2.2i sport & 3.0i sport
    @Grumpy Don't worry about Ebbee her thread will be updated soon enough. :whistle:
     
  5. billz

    billz Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,261
    Likes Received:
    4,128
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Location:
    Langley Mill
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0si
    Looks like you all have your work cut out. It will be like driving a different car Paul. How do you like the 3.0 motor, the exhaust drone is addictive
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Eddie Zedder

    Eddie Zedder Zorg Guru (III)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,868
    Likes Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Megawatt Valley, Notts.
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.0
    Top job there guys :thumbsup:, but I bet you wish those garage walls would move out by a few feet!
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  7. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    15,297
    Likes Received:
    9,577
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Location:
    Newbury, Berkshire
    Model of Z:
    BMW Z4 3.0Si Sport
    Another day, another Zed! :D

    Despite it looking a bit of a mess underneath it was swift progress. A lot of progress in a short period of time, this ones a good un!
     
    • Like Like x 4
  8. Uncle_Clanger

    Uncle_Clanger Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2016
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    272
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Northants
    Model of Z:
    3.0i
    Brilliant to see Fi get her spa/makeover session (and let off some steam) from the chaps at Zed Shed Southern. I can't wait until I can bring my 3.0 for some of the same.

    Soon be ready for that Euro tour... Top job fellas! .
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Mint

    Mint Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    10,062
    Likes Received:
    6,777
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Model of Z:
    1st Z3 | 2.2 | Sport | Individual 2nd - Z3 | 3.0 | Sport
    Brilliant read/thread Paul, looking forward to meeting Fiona:thumbsup:. Great job guys in the Zed Shed Southern HQ:thumbsup:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. ZTec

    ZTec Zorg Guru (IV)
    Supporter British Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2014
    Messages:
    2,724
    Likes Received:
    1,722
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Location:
    Llantwit Major
    Model of Z:
    Z3
    I agree, another Zed getting the treatment, work your magic guys.:thumbsup:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. spurs fan in a coupe

    spurs fan in a coupe Zorg Guru (IV)
    3rd Party Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    1,954
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Cracking start mate
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  12. t-tony

    t-tony Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    34,075
    Likes Received:
    15,913
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Location:
    Torksey Lock,Lincoln, England
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0 Auto
    Well done guys, more great work.

    Tony.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. andyglym

    andyglym Shiny Dust Caps Make Your Zed Go Faster.
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    16,542
    Likes Received:
    8,996
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Location:
    Moresby, West Cumbria, England
    Model of Z:
    2.8 Roadster
    Great job team, coming along well. Like the name.:thumbsup:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  14. Bazza

    Bazza Zorg Guru (IV)
    Supporter British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Verwood Dorset
    Model of Z:
    2.8 Roadster
    Great work lads, no hanging about then:thumbsup: Lee you will need that extension on the garage sooner than later=))
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. Shelly

    Shelly Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    18,932
    Likes Received:
    7,434
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Model of Z:
    Z4 2.0 20i M Sport sDrive
    What a great job your all doing :p
    Well done ;)
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  16. DavidM

    DavidM Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Messages:
    5,506
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Ireland
    Model of Z:
    2.8 Roadster
    There's some great work being done to that car!
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  17. Brian H

    Brian H Zorg Guru (V)
    British Zeds Scottish Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,598
    Likes Received:
    2,598
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    Killin
    Model of Z:
    E36/7 3.0i - E85 Z4///M
    @pgunter i have a set of rear guards that you can have for the price of postage, they are in good condition with plenty of life left in them. I'll get some pics if you are interested?
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  18. pgunter

    pgunter My Two Girls
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    3,236
    Trophy Points:
    179
    Location:
    Winchester
    Model of Z:
    2.2i sport & 3.0i sport
    @Brian H Yes if you can PM me some more info, sounds like a very good plan. Thank you.
     
  19. Jack Ratt

    Jack Ratt Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    7,080
    Likes Received:
    3,925
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    TRURO, CORNWALL
    Model of Z:
    2.8i AUTO and 2.8i MANUAL
    I've been out with two Fiona's, not at the same though =)) one was a Scottish lass

    Great name for a Zed :thumbsup:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  20. PHILIP BAXTER

    PHILIP BAXTER Zorg Guru (IV)
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2,882
    Likes Received:
    1,412
    Trophy Points:
    159
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Model of Z:
    Z3 3.0i Roadster
    The Zed Shed looks like a place my car really needs to visit.
     
    • Like Like x 1