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Post by paulgs1000 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:09 pm

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Post by rjsimmons » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:39 pm

Thanks for the write-up, Paul. Makes us new Zed owners a bit more comfortable in the routine maintenance.
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Post by STUBOY2UK » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:26 pm

Thanks for that Swiftly :thumbsup:

I think I'm going to put the bungs back in and just check them regularly.
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Post by brainstorm » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:40 pm

Question about pouring water on the left side. I just took a tube and stuck it down to the bottom. I did not put it in the drainhole right down. Is that nessesary or is it just to feed the tube down and just Pour the water?
Can i Pour to much water or is it just to Pour about 1 liter to really drain out all dirt?

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Post by Smartbear » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:51 pm

brainstorm wrote:Question about pouring water on the left side. I just took a tube and stuck it down to the bottom. I did not put it in the drainhole right down. Is that nessesary or is it just to feed the tube down and just Pour the water?
Can i Pour to much water or is it just to Pour about 1 liter to really drain out all dirt?
Hi, you don't really need a tube to pour the water in-as you can see from mrPT's video just using a jug is ok. Its a good thing to do as it proves the drain is clear, just sticking wire up the hole proves nothing really
You should be ok unless you poke a hosepipe into the void on full blast :cry:
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Post by brainstorm » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:00 pm

I cant se Ay video?

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Post by Smartbear » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:04 pm

Go to page 1 of this thread & I think its the 10thpost down (MrPT) he has attached a video :-)
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Post by brainstorm » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:11 pm

I can se the post and there is a Bigg space where the video Should be :( maby My phone!

Does somebody have the youtube link?

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Post by Smartbear » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:15 pm

https://vimeo.com/86235705
try clicking the link?
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Post by brainstorm » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:16 pm

Thanx :thumbsup:

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Post by brainstorm » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:24 pm

Is both drainplugs "connected" so if i Pour water on the passager side, the water can also come out on the other side?

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Post by Smartbear » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:26 pm

brainstorm wrote:Is both drainplugs "connected" so if i Pour water on the passager side, the water can also come out on the other side?
No, they are separate from each other & water only comes out from the side it has been poured into-unless you pour it under the rear window area where it will drain away equally to each side :thumbsup:
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Post by brainstorm » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:18 pm

Thanx for the reply :)

Ok, but water can only be poured on the side without the motor, correct?
The other side its only to take like a vacume cleaner or just take and clean the plug?

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Post by Roundozo » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:02 pm

Swiftly wrote:
STUBOY2UK wrote:
I took mine off the other week and the road noise has definitely, noticeably increased on my daily commute down the motorway.

Does anyone know what part number they are as I binned them? :?
The part you need is number 18 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=54_0315
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Post by STUBOY2UK » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:29 pm

Replaced mine a few months back but thanks for the kind offer :thumbsup:
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