Thread: Z3 barn find
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Wertles Wertles is offline
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Location: Rochester, NY
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Mein Auto: 1999 M Coupe
Get it home! Most of the problems you describe are normal maintenance items that all Z3 owners will eventually have to do anyway. The cooling system will need an overhaul. New water pump, radiator, thermostat and housing, hoses and overflow tank. New brakes and sensors should take care of the brake light. The airbag light can be as simple as poor connections under the seat. Aftermarket tops can be purchased relatively cheap. You will also want to change all fluids (engine oil, transmission, rear diff), air, oil and fuel filter changes and spark plugs of course. The tires are probably ready for replacement as well. All of this work can be done by the average DIY'er. Give yourself a budget of 2-3 thousand, a time frame of a few weeks, and you will have a great running, mechanically sound car. Once the car is ready to go, then spend money on the fun things like suspension.

Good luck.
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