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BonBon
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Post by BonBon » Sat 07 May, 2016 22:04

Another "mile"stone. Next stop 444,444.
Got it at 166,666 - so did 50% of the mileage......but 100% of the Z3 "issues"
........which actually makes the ownership all that more fun.
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Post by mrscalex » Sat 07 May, 2016 23:34

Has that been done on the original engine? I guess not.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
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Post by BonBon » Sat 07 May, 2016 23:43

The original engine....just note it's km and not miles....but still respectable.
It's driving great (albeit loosing 250cc of water for every 1000km - from what I'm guessing is hairline crack in the head ...and prefer to live with it for now :shrug )

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Re: 333,333

Post by mrscalex » Sun 08 May, 2016 08:34

208k miles is still a great achievement!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets excited about hitting mileage boundaries, particularly all the numbers the same :) I share the upcoming news with the kids so we can all watch as it happens. Z3 is on 97.5k so 99,999 beckons but miles are done so slowly in that it will be years! They go on much quicker in my Alhambra at 30k per year!
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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Re: 333,333

Post by Southernboy » Sun 08 May, 2016 08:42

You know the 666 thing....best not to go that far.... :lol:
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Post by BonBon » Sun 08 May, 2016 08:46

Would love to learn about the "666 thing".... :wink:

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Post by Southernboy » Sun 08 May, 2016 08:54

BEAST !!! :D
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Post by BonBon » Sun 08 May, 2016 09:14

;-) ....my knowledge is limited to the Old Testament.

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Re: 333,333

Post by Southernboy » Sun 08 May, 2016 09:51

ah... yes. 666 was the number of the beast according to the book... So, 666,666 would be a beast of beasts I guess - like a really old Z3... :lol:
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Post by Del » Sun 08 May, 2016 11:24

That's 207,000 miles. Tough old cast iron blocks and forged bottom ends in these 1.9s. They'll go on forever with regular oil changes eliminating wear :)

There are a lot of rubber O-rings sealing the expansion tank (2 sealing the tank to the radiator, 1 on the bleed screw, 1 on the drain plug and possibly 1 sealing a blanking plug at the bottom (non-air con cars?). A slight aging/imperfection of any could cause a slight coolant leak over time.

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