Another itch scratched

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  1. IVIajor
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    So I decided that I needed something to keep the 2 E39s company so I checked out the ads and decided to pop down to London the weekend before last and pick up a little 2006 E86 2.5i Sport......it was advertised as having a roof motor failure and corroded wheels but with a full BMW service history. It was all done on a whim and after calling the seller I agreed a very good price over the phone so took a punt and jumped on a train....the drive back up to Beverley went without a hitch and I'm very pleased to say I'm quite pleased with it.....altough having an impeccable full BMW service it did look a little unkempt so a thorough coating of TFR followed by a blast with the jetwasher and things started to look a lot better.....a good hoover attacked carpets and the optional M Sport seats and all was looking well. Found an Aux input under the dash that had been pushed into the trim so got that working, bought some new trim clips to re-attach the M sport sill plate that was in the boot, had a 4 wheel alignment carried out at my local friendly workshop...then this weekend it was time to tackle the big one!....I popped over to my mates for that all important extra pair of hands and 1 you tube video and 3hrs later we had the roof off. I blasted the dead motor with an airline and half a tin of WD40, gave the little thing a helping hand as it seemed a little stuck on the commutator before connecting it to the battery and low and behold the little thing jumped into life!!...made some tidy little mods to locate the motor into the boot area before putting it all back together to leave me with a nice little fully functioning Z4....5hrs total time spent....well chuffed!! (y) Dropped the BBS split rims off at the refurbisher today and ordered a new rear Continental Sport Contact 5 so by the end of the week it should be looking and driving as good as a 13 year old Z4 can....sorted.

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    and the engine bay after a good old clean (sorry I didn't take a pic before I cleaned it but it was a tad grubby)
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    The waterlogged motor.
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    A little hole made on the side wall of the drip tray for the hydraulic pipes and power cable to pass through.
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    Good work - I do like these and are excellent value now for some summer fun.
     
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    Good find and buy , looks good (y) amazing what a good clean up does .
     
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    Nice, very nice. I've always liked that shape especially in coupe form.
     
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    I really shouldn't tell you what I paid for this but shall I say I got £200 change from 2 grand!!!....Reeeeesult!!
     
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    That’s cleaned up very well and looks stunning!
     
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    :eek: Do you possess a mask and a stripey jumper? :rofll:
     
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    Hope you enjoy it long term.
    I now drive the Z3 2.2 my son bought back in May 2012 and it was transfer over to me November 2015
    Great cars they become addictive.
    have a look over at www.zroadster.org you will a load of knowledge on Zeds.
     
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    Thank you. Will look at that
     
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    Looks great and a good buy.

    Enjoy


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    Very nice, and a steal at that money. Hope you get the summer to enjoy it
     
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    Refurbed BBS wheels picked up. All looking great. Needed a few new bolts as some were a bit reluctant to come out. Chose a standard grey centre then a slight sparkle silver to the outer wheel to hide any imperfections in the wheels as they were quite badly corroded.
     
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    Wheels have come out well. Looks like a summer cracker. You’ve got me trawling the ads now, even though the wife says no...
     
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