BMW Z3 3.0 - Fiona

pgunter

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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.

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Part 1 ...

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

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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.

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Front looking rather sorry for itself.

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Comparison of old v new.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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@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.

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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.
 

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Great job guys :thumbsup:
 

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Busy busy! Good thread Paul, poor ebbeeeeeee doesn't stand a chance now poor girl! ;)
 

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@Grumpy Don't worry about Ebbee her thread will be updated soon enough. :whistle:
 

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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
 

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Top job there guys :thumbsup:, but I bet you wish those garage walls would move out by a few feet!
 

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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! .
 

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Brilliant read/thread Paul, looking forward to meeting Fiona:thumbsup:. Great job guys in the Zed Shed Southern HQ:thumbsup:
 

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Brilliant read/thread Paul, looking forward to meeting Fiona:thumbsup:. Great job guys in the Zed Shed Southern HQ:thumbsup:
I agree, another Zed getting the treatment, work your magic guys.:thumbsup:
 

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Well done guys, more great work.

Tony.
 

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Great job team, coming along well. Like the name.:thumbsup:
 

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Great work lads, no hanging about then:thumbsup: Lee you will need that extension on the garage sooner than later=))
 

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What a great job your all doing :p
Well done ;)
 

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There's some great work being done to that car!
 

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@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?
 

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@Brian H Yes if you can PM me some more info, sounds like a very good plan. Thank you.
 

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I've been out with two Fiona's, not at the same though =)) one was a Scottish lass

Great name for a Zed :thumbsup:
 
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