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How to clean your Z3 - Please enjoy ;o)

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Ferdinand, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Ferdinand

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    Where can I get a red sponge?
     
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    She wouldn't get to rub the front of her jeans on my Zed!
     
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    It's ok, her friend comes along later with a machine polisher to remove the swirls =))
     
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    I wouldn't risk it, she'd just have to take them off and do you think the hose is 100% rubber? Might leave marks.
     
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    Yeah, like the bottom of that Richie's rain cover, Ferdinand. Have you taken the magnets out of it yet???:D

    Mike & Sandy

    PS. Hope you are ok! Long time since we have seen a post from you?
     
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    o_O No... Mike, haven't found a the sewing machine yet... Stopped using the cover long time ago - and the Zed is still tucked away in the garage.

    I think I have to have a closer at look at the lower wishbones before the season starts... It has a knocking sound - will probably buy some purple Powerflex bushes instead of the original rubber ones... and a calibration of the new throttle body....

    Life's never bored with ageing cars...
     
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    Not sure about the bushes Ferdinand, I would stick with BMW M Bushes if you want a firmer ride, the powerflex ones might be too harsh.

    Mike
     
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    Hi Mike, do you think they would be okay for use on pretty smooth roads or still recommend the BMW. The car I bought has 74K so I expect to be changing bushes all around shortly. JIM
     
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    Standard bushes are fine when new, like all rubber things they dry out and age, so should be routinely checked and changed, and prices are really reasonable, i found that it was really the wear in the ball joints on the lower arm (x2) and slack in the top mount bearing, that made the front loose, changing the front trailing arms bushes and top mounts cured it completely.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E36-3...its=Car+Make:BMW|Model:Z3&hash=item3cd4012486
     
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    Not a bad attempt at a training video, but I would've liked to see a proper listing of the cleaning products being used given on the bottom ;)
     
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    Now, now, Shaun, no good dreaming! :D Have you cut the legs off Karen's jeans yet??? Which bottom are you talking about, be more pacific!!!!

    Mike
     

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    Personally I would stick with BMW bushes, Either Standard or M/// Bushes, your choice. The M Bushes are designed to stiffen the steering up a bit and you will notice a difference.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks
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    Must go to Specsavers.

    When I first read that, my old eyes thought it said MILF Bushes

    Perhaps it is just wishful thinking...
     
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