1999 Z3 2.8 winter project

D0nni

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Nice update so gratifying once refurbished. I bought some of these

SurePromise Double Clips Brake Line Hose Pipe Fastener Retaining Brackets 10/20/40 pcs (10 pcs) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JZJN...abc_BYB1S99WPBCWDTT1DT0B?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I have some spares how many you need? If not to many pm me your address and I’ll post them to you.
Kind offer Althulas. The genuine answer is I don't actually know lol. I was going to replace them all on the rear sub. How many is there? I've them all off at present? Best guess is 4-6? I'll take any charity going atm (see below)

What's the lead time on those you suggested? You remember?

Also the dick that I am broke another rear drive shaft. Straight in first one. Took wrong cap off again.

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Ruined. Doh! Drive shafts alone have cost me £260 in stupidity so far. Plus to add salt as you can see they are different (my original is left, replacement is right) , next replacements coming are getting a quick check and if ok they getting cleaned up and slotted in. Fed up arseholing around breaking driveshafts 🤣 also for record. Wtf is that cap not a replaceable part? Surely someone somewhere knows where they can be sourced?
 

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Great car these, great to see another in NI! I’m in NI myself.
Where abouts? I'm Armagh. Frantically trying to get it finished now to blast it up the Mourne and Sperrin mountains and up round Donegal during our week summer lol
 

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Anyone any of these knocking about no 5 (33411124945) cheapest I can lay my hand on is eBay at 11.79 which is ridiculous for a washer.

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Would this fit?

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OK so. The rear subframe fun continues with more of my inherited irish stupiditity. *Disclaimer: mechanic who pushed the hub in also didnt spot this booboo either*

Was sitting after id got the handbrake shoes all made up. discs on. all set out nicely on the floor admiring the near closing point of a long journey. Standing with a caliper in my hand ready to put into the brake disc when i see it...... (handbrake cable there just to keep out of road)

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Heart sinks. Called mechanic - whole things going to need pressed out (will probably burst the bearings) hes flat out for next 3 weeks. have another guy i use, his press is banjoed. left me with no option.....

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I must admit I'm not pleased with myself for doing it. however at the same time, I'm not sorry for doing it either. I wasn't going to wait another potentially 3 weeks to get this rebuilt again. Clocks ticking and I want some summer fun in it before the Irish weather comes through.

So here we are.. I've a later picture of it built and bolted but the camera has a shocking flash so looks like crap. will get a better one this evening to update.

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All I've to do now with this saga Mazza's Tank Straps and then fight with this bastad to get her in! should be fun! Looking forward to seeing her on 4 wheels again not going to lie. Very interested in seeing what her stance is like with the 30mm drop its getting

Anyone whos been following - have a we skirt back to see the state this was in a few months ago. very pleased to be here now @Lee has been a great help (and does 100% not agree with what i done above - i could feel the disgust when i told him what i done lol) but need must!

Left on the shopping list/Todo list:

Catalytic Converter/Backbox (if anyone knows anyone breaking a whole unit id consider it if good shape)
Sills
Front Panels
Fuel Line to the Fuel Filter (maguiver fix in atm - rusted at one of the clamps)
Put replacement passenger door on
Oil Filter / oil change.
Power steering oil change - Getting mechanic to do when fitting new exhaust
Attempt the diff oil change - if top nut doesn't open then going to have to ignore
New air intake pipe (noticed a crack in current one)
Brake fluid

I think above sees me out which I hopefully should have all purchased in a few weeks time.

The bill has fairly crept up over the months - not going to say what its stung me but I shouldn't have tallied it up. o_O
the multiple drive shafts was my most expensive mistake - £260 total (dismanted wrong cap - no replacement - got replacement shafts - instantly done the same mistake again - had to get another replacement set - its been fun! **keep telling myself this it doesnt feel so painful**)

** is a spare wheel a requirement for an MOT? **
 

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Getting towards the end always feels good. A spare is not required for the MOT. If you have one it has to be safe and usable but if you don't have one it doesn't matter.
 

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Success!

3hrs later it's up and in.

Need to tidy cabling and brake lines etc and sort the handbrakes out but my god am I pleased with myself. Diff needs a we clean down. Been sitting gathering dust for about 5-6 months lol

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OK so. The rear subframe fun continues with more of my inherited irish stupiditity. *Disclaimer: mechanic who pushed the hub in also didnt spot this booboo either*

Was sitting after id got the handbrake shoes all made up. discs on. all set out nicely on the floor admiring the near closing point of a long journey. Standing with a caliper in my hand ready to put into the brake disc when i see it...... (handbrake cable there just to keep out of road)

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Heart sinks. Called mechanic - whole things going to need pressed out (will probably burst the bearings) hes flat out for next 3 weeks. have another guy i use, his press is banjoed. left me with no option.....

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I must admit I'm not pleased with myself for doing it. however at the same time, I'm not sorry for doing it either. I wasn't going to wait another potentially 3 weeks to get this rebuilt again. Clocks ticking and I want some summer fun in it before the Irish weather comes through.

So here we are.. I've a later picture of it built and bolted but the camera has a shocking flash so looks like crap. will get a better one this evening to update.

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All I've to do now with this saga Mazza's Tank Straps and then fight with this bastad to get her in! should be fun! Looking forward to seeing her on 4 wheels again not going to lie. Very interested in seeing what her stance is like with the 30mm drop its getting

Anyone whos been following - have a we skirt back to see the state this was in a few months ago. very pleased to be here now @Lee has been a great help (and does 100% not agree with what i done above - i could feel the disgust when i told him what i done lol) but need must!

Left on the shopping list/Todo list:

Catalytic Converter/Backbox (if anyone knows anyone breaking a whole unit id consider it if good shape)
Sills
Front Panels
Fuel Line to the Fuel Filter (maguiver fix in atm - rusted at one of the clamps)
Put replacement passenger door on
Oil Filter / oil change.
Power steering oil change - Getting mechanic to do when fitting new exhaust
Attempt the diff oil change - if top nut doesn't open then going to have to ignore
New air intake pipe (noticed a crack in current one)
Brake fluid

I think above sees me out which I hopefully should have all purchased in a few weeks time.

The bill has fairly crept up over the months - not going to say what its stung me but I shouldn't have tallied it up. o_O
the multiple drive shafts was my most expensive mistake - £260 total (dismanted wrong cap - no replacement - got replacement shafts - instantly done the same mistake again - had to get another replacement set - its been fun! **keep telling myself this it doesnt feel so painful**)

** is a spare wheel a requirement for an MOT? **
Hey mate, NO you do not have to have a spare wheel for MOT. IF it is present and fitted under the car however it's attachment becomes part of the test. The tyre itself can ONLY be advised if it's in poor condition.

Hope you get a decent summer out of it this year!

Tony
 
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