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#ZedShed Project - Imola Z3M

Discussion in 'ZedShed HQ' started by Lee, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Lee

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    @Nodzed bought himself a second Z3M but wanted to give this zed the full overhaul treatment. We had a great turnout that day to welcome the delivery of the Imola.
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    It was a right mix of cars round the zed shed that day.
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    We started the Imola this weekend just gone because we were finishing off the Velvet blue zed. It didn't take long to get it totally in bits it was also the first time we've done a build on the new car lift.
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    First off were the exhausts, and as you all know the M has a quad pipe setup which means there has to be a connection at the rear to make their removal a lot easier over normal zeds.
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    Once they were out the way its really easy to have a good look around.
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    First thing Niall spotted was a broken rear spring.
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    Took some getting used to, not used to being sat up under the zeds. I was actually have a good look around seeing what order we had to remove things in.
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    Another thing that became clear was how much more room we had with the car up so high.
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    Diff hanger bracket was in good condition
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    Then it was off with both swing arms complete with drive shafts.
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    Leaving just the beam and diff in.
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    Few minutes later followed by the Diff with the rear beam.
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    And there you have it a stripped rear Z3M. Some of you might notice how the M brake lines are setup differently, they run the lines above the rear beam so all you have to do is tie up the callipers.
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    This took a little longer because at the same time we were changing Sunnys suspension along with shocks. But all this work on both cars took half a day.
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    Part 2 will involve the strip down and cleaning up of all the components, powerflexing bushes. Fitting new brakes, Spax suspension, braided lines etc etc.

    Also stripping out the front components. They look well past it.
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    Look out for part 2 :)
     
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  2. DavidM

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    Sound work @Lee!
     
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  3. g8jka

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    I bet its so much easier with that ramp now. You will have them out, rebuilt and back in within a day soon!
     
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    Imola is by far my favourite M colour. Love it.:)
     
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    I would recognise that knee brace anywhere. Hi Mike. Great work once again guys.
     
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    I was only spectating. :)
     
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    How long before it comes off Mike? :offtopic:
     
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    Great work guys:thumbsup:
     
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    Great work that ramp looks like it makes things easier ! :thumbsup:
     
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    This should be fun to follow. Love an imola red zed
     
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    Great work, I like the lift, makes things a lot easier for you chaps.:thumbsup:
     
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    3 weeks with any luck, I can move it about 45 degrees now. :)
     
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    Brilliant job guys, looks much easier with the ramp:thumbsup:
     
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    That ramp looks a cracking piece of kit, should save some scraped knuckles and curses.
     
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    that ramp looks great, save smashing your head off the corner of the diff too!
     
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    Another great fun day in the Shed.

    Always is...
     
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    Usual HB cable problem I see.

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    Yeah they are always toast!
     
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    Excellent to see you shed blokes back at it again. Absolutely love the Imola :thumbsup:
     
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    Part 2 - Started with a very sore head on my part, but after a roll I was brand new.

    First job for the bench team was stripping the rear axle of its old bushes. Beam bushes and diff bushe along with swing arm bushes.
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    To remove the swing arm bushes heat is your friend, They come out very easy with gentle warming.
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    While we're working on the rear Niall was stripping out the old wishbones and suspension. The old wishbone bushes were very tired!
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    The new suspension being fitted looks amazing, Spax springs and Bilstein B8's. New OEM top mounts with new wishbones and powerflexed wishbone buhses.
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    We got all the stripping down work done on that Saturday ready for the reassembly and painting stage next weekend. All in all a very productive day.
     
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