Pete's Zed Progress Update (Z3)

PeteZ3

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Well, I have been working on the zed quite a lot recently. You might have seen a few of my threads moaning about everything going wrong, but im finally making progress and its going well.

I have got a fitting kit and hardtop in Boston green which are damn hard to come by in my colour, ive only seen the one i bought. All for a pretty good price, im £650 all in, including the switch, and wire and the mount covers.

I removed the diff the other day, was a complete PITA to remove because of the rusted bolts, but i got there in the end and i took her to the diff bloke. Hes a trade guy, so he really knows what hes doing and shouldn't be too pricey as he usually just works for garages. Fingers crossed he can fix my backlash issue or replace the diff with a decent one. He said, if he remembers correctly a model of the Z4 uses the same gears inside. but i suppose he will only know once hes had a look.

(anyone ever need a transmission/ diff guy, message my and ill give you his details) you might want a peg when you go into his workshop though, smells like cat p**s city in there :dead: =)) (diff oil smells really bad)

with reference to the wiring to the hard top, it was really easy. all of my wiring was where it should be :) ... I just followed this guys guide http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/essentials/fixit/hardtopinstall/hardtop.html and had the instructions by my side. ill be fitting the hard top soon as its pretty damn chilly at the min!
 

Low Rider

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I'm pleased your making progress. It makes it all worth while
 

5harp3y

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diff oil is minging, i managed to pour half a litre of the stuff down my arm when changing mine!
 

PeteZ3

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diff oil is minging, i managed to pour half a litre of the stuff down my arm when changing mine!
yeah its not nice, just dont get it in your hair hah :yuck:
 

DavidM

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That's a good price you paid for the Top and fittings - very reasonable.
 

PeteZ3

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That's a good price you paid for the Top and fittings - very reasonable.
yeah, i waited quite a while for both and did a bit of haggling too, you can easily over pay for them
 

PeteZ3

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yeah, i waited quite a while for both and did a bit of haggling too, you can easily over pay for them
i got the top for 200, but i had to pay a courier 90 quid to get it to me, it was 5 hours away up in Scotland, so i actually only payed 550 if you exclude getting it here! ;)
 

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Nice find especially the Boston green and all the fittings! All I could find was an Oxford green but I didn't have a lot of time to look as the car had to go to the shipyard for transport to Canada!! Everyone likes the contrast so I'm leaving it as is for now!! JIM
 

PeteZ3

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Nice find especially the Boston green and all the fittings! All I could find was an Oxford green but I didn't have a lot of time to look as the car had to go to the shipyard for transport to Canada!! Everyone likes the contrast so I'm leaving it as is for now!! JIM
It was lucky! it didnt even state what colour it was in the advert, nor did the guy that i bought it from know what colour it actually was, he just said it was dark green! so i took the chance end it was boston, not oxford!

you could always spray yours, if your a DIYer you could even do it yourself, wouldn't be too hard :)
 

oldcarman

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I'm quite happy with the contrast to be honest! Think it will stay Oxford for a few years or until I get a complete paint job. I do love the Boston green though! JIM
 
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