Swiss trip

Hopalong64

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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.

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Brian H

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Sounds like a good trip :) How about a full coolant flush?
 

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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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!
 

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...
 

MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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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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MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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

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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
 

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let your car over heat and see if the fan kicks in ;)
 
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