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Z Series (Z3, Z4, Z8)General discussion and technical help for all year Z series cars.
No, the tyre wear looks ok - I bought the car 2 months ago, and the previous owner had just replaced the front right tyre, not the left. They look ok.
I'm not a mechanic, so don't really know what to look for - I jacked the Z up & there's no obviosu signs of any damage etc. It just feels loose when travelling in a straight line & needs regular minor steering inputs to keep it in a straight line. Be grateful if anyone has any thoughts before I go to my local dealer & they remove £££££'s from my wallet!
You might try a local tire dealer for a "balance & rotate" (or the dealer for that matter) A balance & rotate would be a good place to start - you'ld get correct tire pressures & all tires balanced. They'ld also be able to spot a possibly bent wheel or catch a tire that might be out of balance. Note: Take it to a quality shop, because the "eco-cheap" places do eco-cheap work and will try to vacuum those LLLLLs from your wallet.
Well, it seems that the alignment is off anyway, my local BMW dealer wants £175 to do a full 4-wheel KDS alignment. Is it worth paying the money?! I can get a laser alignment at a local shop for half this.
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Your Ride: Z3
I have the same problem with my Z3 which I'm anxious to get fixed before the roads start to become icy. It's off to the garage soon so will let you know what they find. It will be interesting to see if it's the same problem.