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Swiss trip

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Hopalong64, May 22, 2013.

  1. Hopalong64

    Hopalong64 Dedicated Member

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    Hi
    I am going to be doing close on 2000 in June / July from UK to Switzerland.

    I will be taking in quite a few of the mountain passes and want to make sure the car is as well prepared / reliable as possible.

    It is a 1998 Z3 1.9 and has done 73k.

    I will be doing a full service - oil and filter, air filter, plugs plus gearbox and diff oil changes. I have already put 4 new tyres on an checked brake discs / pads.

    Is there anything else that I should be checking / changing as a precaution before I set off? Don't want to waste my hols waiting for the AA!

    I would be grateful for any suggestions.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hopalong64

    Hopalong64 Dedicated Member

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    That should say 2000 'miles'!!!
     
  3. Brian H

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    Sounds like a good trip :) How about a full coolant flush?
     
  4. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Me bilz and zedwheels are doing it in august then down to salou area about 4000 mls. So mines going in tomoz tohave new water pump+ thermostat last things to be done.As a precaution .
    Moz

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  5. Hopalong64

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    Is that a big job? ( I'm by no means an advance mechanic!)
    Might make sense considering the mountains and hopefully summer weather!
     
  6. Hopalong64

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    How much is the water pump and thermostat job?
    I've read somewhere about vacuum pipework replacement, so I could use some guidance on that as well please...
     
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    In my case parts are about £90. FROM EUROPARTS .25% discount at mo...quote midmonth25 discount code.
    Forgot drive belts /aircon being done as well
    M

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    Take a roll of electrical sticky insulation tape in case of air leak in hoses .. quick fix:D
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  9. GazHyde

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    I also had the water pump changed on our last service last month. Made sure everything on the Ins 2 service was carried out even though we had everything done last year. Water pump is recommended to be changed after 70,000mls
     
  11. Hopalong64

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    Ive done 73k, so might be time to do my water pump as well then ...
     
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    let your car over heat and see if the fan kicks in ;)
     
  14. Hopalong64

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    Stupid question ... How do I get it to overheat ???
     
  15. badman gee

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    Drive it hard!

    Or sit in traffic on a hot day!
     

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