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My E85 Project/Progress Thread

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My E85 Project Thread

Post by kis » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:59 pm

Machine monkey wrote:Good read thus far buddy :thumbsup:

So when you say quad what are your plans? T off or splitting and going like Christmas did?
Thanks MM! :)

Not sure! I'm thinking at this point just to T off, at this would be the easiest. Splitting like the M model would require battery relocation, etc, etc. So like I said, my current stance is just a simple T. If I "finish the Zed" (don't know if that's even possible!) and I feel there's nothing else to tweak or improve then I'll go about the Y split as the last challenge! :fuelfire:

Splitting like Christmas? :?

Cheers, Kis.
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BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by Machine monkey » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:55 pm

kis wrote:
Machine monkey wrote:Good read thus far buddy :thumbsup:

So when you say quad what are your plans? T off or splitting and going like Christmas did?
Thanks MM! :)

Not sure! I'm thinking at this point just to T off, at this would be the easiest. Splitting like the M model would require battery relocation, etc, etc. So like I said, my current stance is just a simple T. If I "finish the Zed" (don't know if that's even possible!) and I feel there's nothing else to tweak or improve then I'll go about the Y split as the last challenge! :fuelfire:

Splitting like Christmas? :?

Cheers, Kis.
You dont need to do anything to the battery box. I didn't when i made mine. It dose how ever mean you need a small silencer so a loud exhaust.


Get in touch when you come to do it. I may be able to help or certainly could offer some advice. I have done them both ways.
My little blue zed is in lots of bits. With lots of things started and not many finished! I may have found the limits of my time and ability!!

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Post by kis » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:17 pm

Machine monkey wrote: You dont need to do anything to the battery box. I didn't when i made mine. It dose how ever mean you need a small silencer so a loud exhaust.

Get in touch when you come to do it. I may be able to help or certainly could offer some advice. I have done them both ways.
Hmm, this could be an option in the future then. I'd really rather not mess about with battery! I know some have mimicked the M setup and relocated the battery to the boot :?
Poorly thought out on BMW's part to waste space like that TBH.

I will definitely let you know when the time comes, I've all the parts I need (I think) for the rear upgrade. Consisting of facelift lights and M bumper. Just need some time now and good weather so I can take a look. And then actually install!
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BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by kis » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 pm

Machine Monkey, just noticed you've got a rare '15 plate Zed too!! :wink:
My E85 Z4 3.0i SMG

BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by Machine monkey » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:23 pm

kis wrote:Machine Monkey, just noticed you've got a rare '15 plate Zed too!! :wink:
:rofl: :rofl: No my plate is H1 5 MAT as in a greeting. And completely legal :? :? :?
My little blue zed is in lots of bits. With lots of things started and not many finished! I may have found the limits of my time and ability!!

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Post by JINGLE » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Good read so far kis, looking forward to the updates!! :fuelfire:

My quad is kinda a "Y" and a "T" combined I suppose? And no battery relocation involved (although the pointless charcoal filter was moved over an inch...... only tonne conpletely taken off at a later date when lowering/wider wheels were fitted)

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Post by Rusky » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Thanks Kis its been a couple of weeks since mine was topped up so will check it again tomorrow. If its down i will look at getting the expansion tank changed. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by kis » Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 pm

I'll do a proper update later, but for now I'll leave this here...
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BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by ESP » Tue May 09, 2017 11:31 pm

kis wrote: Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 pm I'll do a proper update later, but for now I'll leave this here...

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:o
I hate you currently!!!

:|
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Post by kis » Wed May 10, 2017 3:22 pm

ESP wrote: Tue May 09, 2017 11:31 pm :o
I hate you currently!!!

:|
Erm thanks? :|
My E85 Z4 3.0i SMG

BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by kis » Wed May 10, 2017 3:24 pm

So it went for MOT yesterday and passed with flying colours. Not a single advisory 8) 
Pretty chuffed with that!

Before it went into the indie I did the following: 
-Crack fog replaced 
-Headlights restored 
-Rear springs replaced 
-Black grill set installed

While it was in with indie and just prior to MOT it had: 
-SMG fluid top up
-Diff oil change
-Gearbox oil change 

Noticed some smoke from drivers side of the engine which I attribute to a shot rocker cover gasket. I did flag this with the indie but while it was in he didn't notice it. Maybe it's my hawk like eyes! I think it's also the start of the issue, so it's not progressed in severity just yet. So that's on my list next (and if that doesn't solve it then I'll be taking it back to him sharpish!) 

I have my new bonnet to wrap and install. Which will happen after I've sorted the rocker cover... watch this space!   :fuelfire:
My E85 Z4 3.0i SMG

BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by ESP » Wed May 10, 2017 10:25 pm

kis wrote: Wed May 10, 2017 3:22 pm
ESP wrote: Tue May 09, 2017 11:31 pm :o
I hate you currently!!!

:|
Erm thanks? :|
I dont ACTUALLY hate you :thumbsup:
Loving what you are doing and done, looks like a great base car to start with too.
Just i had always had one of those on my 'List of things to do', then told myself to STOP modding.
I think im being bitten by the bug again though. This Forum is bad for my health (and bank balance and relationship lol).
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Post by kis » Wed May 17, 2017 3:01 pm

Haha don't worry I know 8)
Cheers buddy. Appreciate it!

Well... The forum is bad for everyone's pocket! Not that I'd change anything, it makes me appreciate the car more, and with that appreciation the driving pleasure is that much sweeter too.
My E85 Z4 3.0i SMG

BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by kis » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:08 am

So had an issue with one of my Ali pedals being a tiny bit loose. So took them all off, clean and re applied securely. Much better now!
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My E85 Z4 3.0i SMG

BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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Post by kis » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:02 pm

So had a busy Saturday with BeeEmm, who helped me out with cleaning and detailing the Zed. Very informative and friendly, so had a great day with him and the Zed. As a newbie in detailing, I've definitely learnt how to look after it better! Big thank you to BeeEmm once again, if you've not seen his Coupe already check this link out from earlier this year.

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My E85 Z4 3.0i SMG

BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 Coupe, E46 M3, E90 (x3)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
7 Series - E32
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71

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