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Gookah's Progress Journal

Discussion in 'Progress Threads' started by gookah, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. gookah

    gookah Zorg Guru (IV)
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    Here we go again. ..... Z3 Number 4
    This ones my new toy, and to be honest I think all the forthcoming tinkering will be more fun than I got from the fully loaded Z4M I had, 'cos all I could do was polish it and get flashed by other motorists and camera's. :D

    This one's a 2.8, and still has enough poke to get me out of shape on occasion... :oops:


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    The 'M' number plates will go, to be replaced with pressed ones, but they are all I have for now...
    So, there's no sport spec, red leather standard seats with no heating... :head: no aircon, and gingercaters all around. But a good base to start with 86,000 on the clock.
    A hardtop was included, but the brackets are the homemade version off eBay.
    They still work, even though the heated rear window didn't, No cable connections on this version.
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    Some of you may have seen the first purchase already,
    M seats in blue and black, a blue dash, extended leather door cards and extended leather console also in blue leather.

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  2. gookah

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    First hurdle to overcome was the recurring engine light and the erratic idle when cold.

    and the cause:
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    the common split elbow. so for less than a tenner I bought part no 13541435627. Please note it is a superseded part and you do not need the extra hose clip or joint that they advise if yours already has the two adjacent hose clips as shown.
    Codes showing were P0170 and P0173 fuel banks 1 and 2.
    Until I got the new elbow I kept resetting these to turn of the light.
    Since changing the elbow they have not returned and the idle is smooth again.

    and the dust in that engine bay.... :bawl:
     
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    So.... the dash was a tricky job to refit, as the 3 bolts under the windscreen (7mm socket size) screw into spring clips that slide about, and you cant move them with the dash in place if they are slightly out.
    But other than that, just took a while to strip everything out.
    [​IMG]DSCF1889 by Peter Gojka, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSCF1887 by Peter Gojka, on Flickr


    What do you do with the original red console? The replacement one that I bought had the blue extended leather under the handbrake but was the pre-facelift.... :head:
    Anyway, I got some blue carbon vinyl and wrapped my red console and swapped over the switch panels. I also wrapped the steering wheel trim.. but I'm not sure.
    It may have to go black carbon.

    [​IMG]DSCF1913 by Peter Gojka, on Flickr

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    The seats had different connections for the seatbelt pre-tensioners, so I had to solder the new connectors in place. Luckily I had the foresight to get both male and female halves from the breakers, All other connectors were identical, and I kept the airbag module.
    All the other wiring was there for the heated seats and they plugged straight in. I had a couple of facelift heated seat switches given to me by my son G8JKA and the relay was already fitted.
    Whilst the console was out I moved the roof switch wiring to the front as well..
    Seats fitted, windows greased before fitting the new door cards, airbag light reset, (I had to move the car with the seats out..) and everything tested and working fine.
    Lovely having heat on base and back again..... God those old seats were cold in a morning.
    They need to have the scuffmaster treatment, but for now will suffice as the colour looks darker than Estoril, but thats is what the doorcards and console have written on them and I need to get the match correct.
    Anyway here are a few pics of the new interior..
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    The head unit is next....
     
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    stainless hoops installed,
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    also put the seat tilt kit on the drivers (cheapo version)
    That will do for today...
     
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    Bought some Scuffmaster in Estoril blue:
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    and this was the drivers side.

    [​IMG]DSCF1990 by Peter Gojka, on Flickr


    I also bought a leather repair kit, slid a 'repair patch' underneath the rip, applied the glue, then held it together for 2 mins and left it for an hour.
    Cleaned the leather with the cleaner from the repair kit then applied the Scuffmaster by dabbing it on with a sponge.
    This was after one coat,
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    I will do another coat tomorrow, then onto the passenger side which is no where near as bad.

    a view from afar:
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    Impressed is not an adequate enough word for how I feel....
    Also had a small cigarette burn, and in the repair kit was some leather filler, so applied it and now I will touch up with a marker pen until I get some black Scuffmaster.
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    Also tried to get rid of some of the sagginess in the leather with a hot air gun,
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    this was as much as I dared...
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    Decided to apply the Scuffmaster to the centre console carbon wrap, ~It matches better than the previous blue and gives it a matt finish.
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    Also fitted my new illuminated start button:
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    Pointless gadget I know, but simple things..... :D
     
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    Also had a new roof fitted yesterday, and as the interior was now blue, I decided to copy G8JKA and get a blue one as well: Soft tops in Croyden for £325 fitted
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    new handbrake handle to match my shiny knob:
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    And a remote roof close, which will work from in the house, or up to 100 metres away,





    OK it doesn't latch the handles, but if it starts chucking it down, I can remotely shut the roof, while I get my coat.
    I just have to get in and clamp up, but now there is no sitting in the rain going through the motions getting soaked..
    .....
    And I just wanted to see if it could be done. :D
     
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    and lowered today with new Eibachs and front Boge struts.
    and a new strut brace:
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    Next week I might get the summer alloys out..... :D
     
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    and while were at it, I might as well show the induction kit with hose routed through to front bumper lower grille:
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    Another awesome write up Pete!

    Your videos are set to private though ;)
     
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    very good pete, where did you get the remote start from
     
  16. badman gee

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    get that engine bay cleaned with degreaser and treated with aerospace 303
     
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    Its a Carvox CX 999 alarm from amazon, but install is certainly not for the faint hearted....

    the engine bay and bodywork still to be done yet, Just not been warm enough and too much else to do.....
     
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    thanks, good effort with the car.

    keep up the good work:D
     
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    Thought I had better update a few things:
    Spruced up the disc/hubs and calipers with a bit of colour..

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    And also coloured the rear bumper with satin black, .....just for a change.

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    Well it's different, ... and I like it...
     
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