Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Write Up Zed Shed West - Oil Change Division

Discussion in 'Events and Cruise Write Ups & Gallery' started by Low Rider, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Low Rider

    Low Rider Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2015
    Messages:
    9,374
    Likes Received:
    5,470
    Trophy Points:
    185
    P1410565.JPG P1410566.JPG P1410567.JPG P1410576.JPG P1410579.JPG P1410582.JPG P1410584.JPG P1410585.JPG P1410587.JPG P1410588.JPG P1410594.JPG P1410602.JPG P1410604.JPG P1410607.JPG
    After a number of conversations with @NODZED - Niall
    We decided to change my oils for the Diff and Gear Box today.

    So I was up and out the door at 6.30 for the 1 1/2 hour drive to the Zed Shed - Oil Change Division.

    Naturally as a non mechanical type of guy I supervised.
    ( Got in the way taking photo's )

    While I was there Niall was good enough to change my steering wheel so I can send mine away to be recovered.

    By 10.30 all jobs completed tools away for a cruise round Wales heading for the Red Kite Cafe 10miles out of Aberystwyth for lunch.

    With a few of our cruise

    On the way back I took a wrong turn and decided to head for home as time was getting on and Niall blasted away up a hill.

    It wasn't till later I found out Niall had pulled over to wait for me pulling over on a gravel layby only to get a flat followed by a taxi home on the back of a flat bed.

    I would like to thank Niall for his help in making my oil change possible and apologies for not being there when he needed me. If his still speaking to me.
    P1410609.JPG P1410620.JPG P1410622.JPG P1410623.JPG P1410624.JPG P1410627.JPG
     
    #1 Low Rider, Jun 5, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2016
    • Like Like x 10
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Bozzy

    Bozzy Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    6,010
    Likes Received:
    4,256
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Location:
    Long Eaton.
    Model of Z:
    3 2.8
    Sounds as though you both had great day Steve apart from Niall getting a puncture :rolleyes:......but these things happen unfortunately.
    Any difference in how your zed feels with fresh oil in the transmission?

    Steve
     
  3. Low Rider

    Low Rider Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2015
    Messages:
    9,374
    Likes Received:
    5,470
    Trophy Points:
    185
    The gear box is sweet Steve, it was clunky and miles better. thanks to Niall
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Nodzed

    Nodzed Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed M Power

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    6,478
    Likes Received:
    3,894
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Model of Z:
    Z3MR & Z4 (e89)
    I'm home only 5 hours later :sour: it was an exhaust bracket bolt with the nut still on that did the damage, tyres FUBAR :( @Low Rider nothing you could have done mate, I had bottles of water in the boot, fags and I even had time to fix my glove box latch using only the BMW tools in the boot, so the day end wasn't a complete disaster. :meh:

    Great day with loads done (other than the tyre :thumbsup:)
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. Low Rider

    Low Rider Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2015
    Messages:
    9,374
    Likes Received:
    5,470
    Trophy Points:
    185
    More cruising yet to do Niall
     
  6. Nodzed

    Nodzed Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed M Power

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    6,478
    Likes Received:
    3,894
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Model of Z:
    Z3MR & Z4 (e89)
    Got to get two new rear tyres first o_O
     
  7. 5harp3y

    5harp3y Zorg Guru (IV)
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2015
    Messages:
    2,662
    Likes Received:
    1,270
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Model of Z:
    2.8
    that old diff oil looks grim!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Shelly

    Shelly Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    19,891
    Likes Received:
    7,708
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Model of Z:
    Z4 2.0 20i M Sport sDrive
    Great write up :p
    Looks like a great day was had for both of you :)
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. Antm72

    Antm72 Zorg Expert (II)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    4,359
    Trophy Points:
    235
    Location:
    South Yorkshire
    Model of Z:
    2.8
    Looks like a job well done its on my list for sure.
    They all have to be due now i know they say its oil for life but you wouldn't leave engine oil in for very long covering mileage.
    Can i ask do you have to remove anything from the underside gearbox end to get to it and is there a drain and a fill like on the diff ?
     
  10. Poprin

    Poprin Zorg Addict
    British Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2015
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Telford, Shropshire
    Model of Z:
    3.0 Roadster + *cough* MX5 project
    Looks like a productive day out! Looking forward to seeing your re-trimmed wheel...
     
  11. Low Rider

    Low Rider Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2015
    Messages:
    9,374
    Likes Received:
    5,470
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Last job of the day with my brothers help was to remove the bolts from one wheel with no broken bolts.
    Tomorrow its the turn of the other three
     
  12. Bozzy

    Bozzy Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    6,010
    Likes Received:
    4,256
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Location:
    Long Eaton.
    Model of Z:
    3 2.8
    That's good to know mate,I'm waiting to hear back from @oilman (Opie oils) about oil for the engine,gear box and diff to get mine done. Also asked them for a price on service items for the van and Sara's car.

    Steve
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Nodzed

    Nodzed Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed M Power

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    6,478
    Likes Received:
    3,894
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Model of Z:
    Z3MR & Z4 (e89)
    If your car has the gearbox under tray then yes you will have to remove it (mine did, Steves didnt) and yes its an unslung drain and a side filler on the box. (bit of advice, the plugs in the gearbox are very tight, either if you dont have a good T-bar you'll need the double spanner approach or use your BMW wheel brace, perfect fit (17mm) and loads of leverage)
    You will need either a volume bucket / pump or an oil syringe like I used to refill, no way to fill the gearbox with a squeeze bottle but maybe just possible on the diff.

    Niall
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  14. Nodzed

    Nodzed Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed M Power

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    6,478
    Likes Received:
    3,894
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Model of Z:
    Z3MR & Z4 (e89)
  15. Low Rider

    Low Rider Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2015
    Messages:
    9,374
    Likes Received:
    5,470
    Trophy Points:
    185
    • Agree Agree x 2
  16. oilman

    oilman Dedicated Member
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    34
    Location:
    Redruth / Sunny Cornwall
    Hi Steve

    I think I've answered all the emails from yesterday, so you should have had a reply. If not, it's worth checking your spam box.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. Bozzy

    Bozzy Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    6,010
    Likes Received:
    4,256
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Location:
    Long Eaton.
    Model of Z:
    3 2.8
    Hi @oilman Tim, not had a reply email as yet,checked the spam as well.
    It was s guy called Chris , (i think)I spoke with on the phone yesterday ,told me to mark my email fao Chris.

    Regards
    Steve
     
  18. oilman

    oilman Dedicated Member
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    34
    Location:
    Redruth / Sunny Cornwall
    Hi Steve

    I've just checked with Chris and he hasn't seen the email. We've checked though the inbox and can't see it. Could you resend it, to sales@opieoils.co.uk with @Tim in the subject line? That should come through directly to me. Alternatively, let us have the details on here.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Bozzy

    Bozzy Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    6,010
    Likes Received:
    4,256
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Location:
    Long Eaton.
    Model of Z:
    3 2.8
    ok will check I,ve sent it correctly Tim.
    Thanks

    Steve
     
  20. Bozzy

    Bozzy Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    6,010
    Likes Received:
    4,256
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Location:
    Long Eaton.
    Model of Z:
    3 2.8
    My fault @oilman :rolleyes:.....resent the email.

    Steve
     
    • Like Like x 1