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g8jka

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I need to service my zed very soon and I will do all the work myself so just need parts, but what should I get, it needs an oil service and brake fluid change.

I will get:

Oil Filter
Air Filter
Oil
Brake Fluid

Should I also buy a new fuel filter and spark plugs as I haven't a clue when these were last replaced?

Any suggestions or recommendations of where to buy from at the best price also?
 

heath

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If you don't know when the plugs were last changed I would change them anyway just so you know they are done. As for the fuel filter they are not expensive & relatively easy to change so would make sense to replace that too
 

r37

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eurocarparts have a new 25% off code that covers service parts. I bought 6x bosch super4 plugs for about £20 all up, fuel filter is a 10 min job and costs £15 from eurocarparts. As i bought my car recently and the service history stopped 30k miles ago with a few reciepts for bits and bobs done to it i have changed everything so i know its all in good condition and for a referance point. Might also be worth recplacing the diff oil if your at 80k+ miles. The stock air filter can be washed in warm water and left to dry overnight because its only cotton based but from memory they are only about £10 so might be easier to just buy a new one. Best place ive found for oils is opieoils.co.uk, their not the cheapest place but they have every oil under the sun so you save a bit on postage/going to halfords.

"CLICKPART25" <<for 25% off eurocarparts.

EDIT: with regards to the super4 plugs, my engine picks up and drops revs much better since i fitted them but it does sound a little rougher on idle and hard acceleration. No engine lights and no codes so i dont know why, but it runs good.
 

DangerousDave

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g8jka said:
I need to service my zed very soon and I will do all the work myself so just need parts, but what should I get, it needs an oil service and brake fluid change.
Oil filter kit (incl oil seals and drain plug seal)
Oil
Brake fluid

Anything else and it is more than an Oil Service and Brake Fluid change.

The fuel filter is not a service item and doesn't need to be changed unless you have fuel problems.
 

g8jka

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DangerousDave said:
Anything else and it is more than an Oil Service and Brake Fluid change.

The fuel filter is not a service item and doesn't need to be changed unless you have fuel problems.
I understand that it will be more than what it needs but as parts are cheap and easy to change like Heath says, I may as well do it all at once and I know its been done. I cannot find my service book anywhere at the moment :-s so cannot check when and if the plugs / fuel filter have been changed and I have had the car almost 2 years now and I haven't changed them myself in this period.

r37 said:
EDIT: with regards to the super4 plugs, my engine picks up and drops revs much better since i fitted them but it does sound a little rougher on idle and hard acceleration. No engine lights and no codes so i dont know why, but it runs good.
I have heard some very mixed reports on these plugs, most of them being bad so I am a bit wary to get these ones. There is some good savings on there with the discount, although the oil filter's don't come with the seals just the filter itself so I don't know what to do :-?

The service kits on eBay look ok for a similar price and are apparently O.E.M quality so may just get one of them and the plugs separate when I find the correct ones for the car.
 

r37

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the K&N filter i got from eurocarparts came with all 3 rings and a copper crush washer for the oil plug, i did manage to lose the 2 little ones so they went unreplaced but other than that was worth the money.
 

DangerousDave

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Spark plugs are cheap from camskill
Oil is cheap from Costco (£30 for Mobil 1 [5 litres]) You will need two bottles, but will have about 3 litres left over.
Oil filter kit is reasonable from BMW (£15)
Air filter is cheap an easily available from most motor factors (£20 from BMW is too much)
Fuel filter is not required and very expensive from BMW (£50).
Contitech belts are available from most motor factors if you want to change the aux belts.
Brake fluid (DOT 4) is readily available for <£10 per litre. I use DOT 5.1 which is more like £20 per litre.
BMW approved coolant will cost around £30 and de-ionised water is £15 for 20 litres.
Rear axle oil (Castrol SAF-XJ) will cost around £30 (Nielsen)
Gearbox oil (MTF-LT-1) will cost around £50 from BMW.
 
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