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tribonnie
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Z4 Hood Motors

Post by tribonnie » Thu 17 Nov, 2016 21:23

Hello, have decided to change my Z3 for a Z4. The only real issue i have found on the net about Z4's is water ingress into the cavity where the hood motors are. What is the best way, when looking at cars to buy, of checking the state of these motors. Thanks Richard

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Re: Z4 Hood Motors

Post by weegeoff » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 15:45

If you have any issues with the roof motor try to knock the price down. Then you go to the Z4-forum.com there is a bloke in Durham who repair them and move them into the boot for £80. Look for the thread. Lots of people have had it done and not one complaint. See photos on the forum.

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Re: Z4 Hood Motors

Post by Brian H » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 20:32

tribonnie wrote:Hello, have decided to change my Z3 for a Z4. The only real issue i have found on the net about Z4's is water ingress into the cavity where the hood motors are. What is the best way, when looking at cars to buy, of checking the state of these motors. Thanks Richard
The motors are difficult to inspect as they are tucked away, I suppose raise/lower the good a few times and listen carefully to the motor for any unusual noises.

Also look out for broken rear springs, that is a common fault, the electric power steering rack can also cause issues when warm/hot, it gets sticky and the replacement racks are super expensive.

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Re: Z4 Hood Motors

Post by tribonnie » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 11:34

Thanks for replies, good to know there isan easyfix. Still not sure to upgrade aslike the Z3. Richard

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Re: Z4 Hood Motors

Post by gookah » Sat 19 Nov, 2016 21:28

buy a Z4.
Then sell it on, so you can buy a z3 again, mark my words, so many people do this...... :D

I might add there is absolutely nothing wrong with a Z4, but its still not a Z3.

A Z3 gets under your skin, a Z4 is just a nice car.
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I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

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