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    na not really diy myself, is it a big job to replace? going to keep my eye out for one, does it have to just be the 1.9? or can it be any engine sized car?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboon View Post
    na not really diy myself, is it a big job to replace? going to keep my eye out for one, does it have to just be the 1.9? or can it be any engine sized car?
    I dunno. Shops here normally charge $92 USD an hour or so and I could do the job in about 1.5hrs if I was doing just the rack. It's really simple.

    Any size engine will work as long as it's a standard Z3 and not an ///MZ3.
     
     

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    lovely, cheers mate, they charge £40 a hour over here
     
     

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    Cheers Roland, Z3 rack sounds like a good bet. I will look at changing it myself. Any little tricks worth knowing for the swap or is it as simple as swaping them over? Think i will put some polybushes in the front end at the same time to avoid tracking the thing more than once!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboon View Post
    lovely, cheers mate, they charge £40 a hour over here
    Quote Originally Posted by blat32 View Post
    Cheers Roland, Z3 rack sounds like a good bet. I will look at changing it myself. Any little tricks worth knowing for the swap or is it as simple as swaping them over? Think i will put some polybushes in the front end at the same time to avoid tracking the thing more than once!
    No problem. Only difference is, the cooling line on my m3 steering rack in the front bolted to the rack in two places, the z3 only bolts into one. But a ziptie should fix that. It will swap right over, however I was unable to reuse my m3 lock-plates on the tie rods, but some thread locker solved that issue. It's definitely a good time to replace tie rods, control arms, control arm bushings and motor mounts. I replaced my entire front and rear suspension in one go and aligned it once. Saved a ton of money that way.
     
     

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