bit of play on seats z3.

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eddie1
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bit of play on seats z3.

Post by eddie1 » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 20:38

Hi, My 2.8 Z3, the seats have a little movement forward and back, my bro' in laws M roadster does the same. Is this common on the Zs, what is it thats causing it?

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Davejue1
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by Davejue1 » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 20:44

It's the bushes. Aceman on here sells them. :)
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aceman
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by aceman » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 21:05

Did some one call :D

Hi Eddie,

If you give me a PM I will let you know how you can get hold of a set of bushes or maybe two if your bro' in law wants some too but you can click on the link in my sig for some more info. It is a relatively easy fix and eradicates the movement in the seat under braking which if you are unlucky enough can possibly fail an mot too.
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eddie1
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by eddie1 » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 23:07

Thanks for that, I'll be in touch!

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Koolflyer
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by Koolflyer » Wed 18 Jun, 2014 08:33

Had same problem last summer, seats out and replaced bushes with new ones from 'aceman' and seats as new! Careful with the wires under the seats (take photos with your mobile is a good tip), take keys out of ignition and thoroughly read the 'knowledge base' first so you know exactly what you are doing. That done, its a suprisingly straightforward and easy job.....on a dry warm day. :rtm:
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sirius-c
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by sirius-c » Wed 18 Jun, 2014 10:10

aceman wrote:Did some one call

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eddie1
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by eddie1 » Thu 19 Jun, 2014 11:01

I'm the least mechanical guy in the world, but I know some good guys who would do it!

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aceman
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by aceman » Thu 19 Jun, 2014 13:07

Takes about and hour to hour and half to do both seats Eddie so if you are paying someone to do it for you should give you an idea of the overall cost to get them done depending on their hourly rate.
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Arctic Silver '98 Z3M

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Bright RED '99 Z3 2.8

Rocking seats ? You need seat bushes click HERE

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sirius-c
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Re: bit of play on seats z3.

Post by sirius-c » Thu 19 Jun, 2014 13:53

eddie1 wrote:I'm the least mechanical guy in the world, but I know some good guys who would do it!
seriously Eddie, Im like you but with the added disadvantage of being a tad ham fisted....
Its easy to do with the right instructions and will save you some money
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