Hello, I'm a new "kid" from Indiana, USA. I recently gave up my motorcycle habit (not as durable as I was 45 years ago) and have acquired my brother's Z3 3.0 Roadster. He had put 47K on it, but kept it in a heated garage for 15 years, with the top down. It still has the original wiper blades and he thought he'd used the headlights only a couple of times. Even though it hasn't been abused, I think it's amazing the number of to-be-expected issues these cars have. So far, I've replaced the broken dead pedal, installed rear shocks and added shock mount plates, replaced the cracked exhaust pipe tips, changed the valve cover gasket and did the vanos rebuild. Next issues to tackle are the broken seat belt guides, worn leather seats, seat bushings, some peeling paint on the style 32 alloys, and a subwoofer. Have I touched on all the common ailments? The car is a ball to drive, but how many people own these cars so they have something to work on regularly? Anyway, I'm enjoying getting my hands dirty again.