My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new washers?

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Dapperboy
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My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new washers?

Post by Dapperboy » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 04:44

Morning,

Under acceleration and breaking my seats (both sides) move forwards and backwards. The movement is not great but it is noticeable. I have spoken to the previous owner and he mentioned it is the washers that have worn out and it's a cheap and easy job to repair.

Has anyone else experienced this problem, know how to fix it and where to source the parts required?

Any advice/photos would be hugely appreciated.

Regards,

Simon

Jonco
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by Jonco » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 09:12

There's a guide in the Kb http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... 18&t=30402

Contact aceman for replacement bushes.

Obviously it's a seats out repair - so check underseat wiring and foam under carpets for water ingress while you are at it.

Edit : Forgot this link http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... eat+bushes in original reply

Fender2004
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by Fender2004 » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 09:19

Search YouTube for bmw z3 seat bushes and there is a guy showing you how to do it.
While you have the seat out of the car don't turn the ignition on other wise you will have to have the light reset on the dash.
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bertiejaffa
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 12:24

Nice and simple fix - 30-40 mins tops
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Zedona
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by Zedona » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 13:28

Not too difficult a job but 30 to 40 minutes (and sore fingers :bawl: ) is how long it takes to sand the replacement bushes to fit.

Fender2004
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by Fender2004 » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 13:30

Zedona wrote:Not too difficult a job but 30 to 40 minutes (and sore fingers :bawl: ) is how long it takes to sand the replacement bushes to fit.
You should wear gloves while sanding saves the finger ends :D
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Dapperboy
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by Dapperboy » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 14:24

Thank you guys for the advice and assistance. Really appreciate you all helping me out.

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pingu
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by pingu » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 14:38

bertiejaffa wrote:Nice and simple fix - 30-40 mins tops
I'm impressed, but ...

10 minutes to get everything ready.
5-10 to get the seat out of the car and on the bench.
Another 5-10 minutes to strip the seat.
10-15 to accurately sand down the spacers.
5-10 to re-assemble the seat.
5-10 to refit the seat.
10 minutes to clear up the mess and put the tools away.
10 minutes to make a cuppa.
3 hours for a test drive.

:cheers
Pingu

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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 21:10

Yep as others have said quite straight forward.

I did it on Saturday morning.

If you're local I'm happy to help
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".

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Robert T
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by Robert T » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 22:21

Don't forget another hour for going to buy larger Torx bits. :wink:

Cheers R.
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bertiejaffa
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 13 Jan, 2015 23:18

I obviously missed something....

"Sand down"?!?!?!?!
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Fender2004
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by Fender2004 » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 11:47

pingu wrote:
bertiejaffa wrote:Nice and simple fix - 30-40 mins tops
I'm impressed, but ...

10 minutes to get everything ready.
5-10 to get the seat out of the car and on the bench.
Another 5-10 minutes to strip the seat.
10-15 to accurately sand down the spacers.
5-10 to re-assemble the seat.
5-10 to refit the seat.
10 minutes to clear up the mess and put the tools away.
10 minutes to make a cuppa.
3 hours for a test drive.

:cheers


You should make the tea before you start :D
and then another one afterwards
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aceman
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Re: My seat moves under acceleration and breaking - new wash

Post by aceman » Wed 14 Jan, 2015 13:30

Dapperboy wrote:Thank you guys for the advice and assistance. Really appreciate you all helping me out.
Hi, Just give me a PM and I will sort you out. :D
Aceman

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