I'm Josh from Johnson City, TN. Lots of bimmers under my belt. I bought a 2000 Z3 2.8 with the M52TU motor, and automatic Trans back in September of last year. I haven't had much opportunity to drive it/work on it until recently and I've been doing my best to straighten out the motor. I bought it very cheap as it was in pretty poor condition mechanically. I'll run through the list of issues when I got it below. 1. Wet interior, roof leaking horribly, trunk leaking horribly. 2. No Radio power at all. 3. Runs ok, at startup, but after a minute or so (less when it's already warmed up) it starts to miss. 4. Trans slips when cornering. 5.Seats Ripped 6. Driver's seat is stuck, doesn't move at all in any direction. 7. Beige interior is just sad, no other way to describe it. Plastic bits are cracked and broken, the leather is just dirty 8. Brakes are worn, but functional. Probably better to refurb sooner than later. 9. Third Brake light doesn't work 10. Tires are old. 11. Clear coat is oxidizing in a few places like the tops of the doors, and the tops of the mirrors, and along the top of the windscreen frame. What I've fixed. 1. Sealed were newish, but poorly installed. Once relaligned the interior water stopped mostly, the seals at the top of the door windows are still perished though. Third Brake light seals replaced, and that took care of the trunk water as well. 2. The water from number one seems to have done in my HK amplifier on the right hand side. The one on the left looks functional at the moment, but after unplugging one, and replacing the fuse, the power issue at least is solved. Now I need to recover the radio code that I don't have, or replace the head unit. 3. Done the most work here. Double VANOS rebuild, New intake manifold gasket, New cam sensors, New exhaust Cam solenoid, New O2 sensor on bank 2 pre-cat. New plugs, new intake boots. Still plenty to go, haven't done the water pump, or thermostat, or hoses yet, still need to do the PCV system to deal with some lean codes. New coils coming today. If anyone has any ideas about the described behavior please let me know because as of now I still have the same described problem as above. I have considered that the water intrusion into the cabin or boot might have corroded something besides the stereo amplifier. 4. This just simply lets go when cornering, pulls fine otherwise, and shifts fine as well, I suspect it's just low on fluid. This is the GM 4l30e 4 speed trans. I wish it was a manual, but when shopping for a car this age sometimes you take what you can get. 5. Nothing yet. 6. Nothing yet, unfortunately I'm tall and the seat is all the way up so i head hits the roof when the top is up. 7. Probably looking at vinyl wrapping some of the plastic bits, and maybe replacing one that I can actually get my hands on. I am missing the door handle off the inside driver's door, if anyone has a line on some. 8. Have my eye on a black set, of slotted and drilled rotors, and carbon ceramic pads. 9. I suspect the wiring is shot here, but the plastic in the unit is ruined inside, so who know. They're nonexistent to replace, so ideas here are welcome. 10. Nothing to say here really. 11. I have a friend who will repaint the whole car for $650, $750 if I want to change the color, though I really kind of like the oxford green. Sorry for the long first post, Just wanted to introduce myself.