Z3 sills.....

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Z3Jeremy
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Z3 sills.....

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Good Evening Folks,
Just a quick one, would anyone be able to tell me are the sills the same on an early Mk1 Z3 and the later Mk2 Z3 regarding sourcing a replacement sill.
Thankyou very much..... Jeremy

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I checked on realoem.com and it only lists one part number per side 1996-2002

Left 41218401405
Right 41218401406
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Fantastic thankyou for looking Gazza, that keeps things simple which is fine by me!

Regards Jeremy.

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My pleasure :thumb:
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Post by Robert T »

Almost right, G, but there are actually two variations. The part numbers above are for all pre-facelift wide-body, ///M and facelift cars. There is a different part number for pre-facelift narrowbody cars.

Edit: Pre-facelift narrowbody (in the UK this is the M44 1.9 only) part numbers are:
Left: 41218398649
Right: 41218398650

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um so in essence then I need a widebody sill to suit my widebody year 2000 Z3....there are two designs of sill, one to suit widebody one to suit narrowbody… thanks guys....

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Most people seem to buy new from the dealers as buying secondhand is difficult.
The last price I heard was about £157 each.
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Spookily enough - I've just had mine done at main dealer. Breakdown is as follows:
I've got a 2001 2.2.

Parts - £271.42
Labour - £290.67
Paint - £211.04

They found a bit of chassis corrosion on mine when they took the outer sill panels off - fingers crossed yours isn't as badly corroded!

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Thankyou all for info update, I wont be going down the brand new sill route that's for sure, my Z3 has done a million miles so as such its not worth a great deal. Car is off the road for now enjoying a slow motion refurbishment of sorts so...If anyone out there has a Z3 passenger side widebody sill ideally in steel grey then im interested in buying...

Regards all, Jeremy. (Come on Villa!)

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Good evening.....
Ahoy there any BMW Z3 sill removal experts! OK my car is in storage at my brothers so I cant check to see what tools I need to remove a damaged sill, Im heading over there this weekend with my trusty claw hammer and mole grips, joking, if anyone out there could advise me what I need oh and any handy hints then that would be brilliant and no sort of wasted trip.....Thankyou All.

Regards Jeremy....

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A selection of metric spanners/sockets and torx and Allen bits
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Post by woodsta888 »

Hi,

Deffo some penetrative oil with some lead time. Go for a brew and a breakfast at least.


Depends if they've been taken off before and different fixings used but, Usually 8 or 10mm self tapping hex nut screws.

To get the sills completely off you'll need to remove both wheel arch liners from ALL corners, the front wings and the bases of the rear wings.

Once you get that off, as it's probably the outer sill that is damaged. There is a gap between the outer sill (aesthetic) and inner sill (structural).

Assess for strutural sill damage and corrosion.

Loads of 'how to's' on the forums, check those for a check on tools required.

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thanks fellas that all helps...J

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Post by RobTFC »

Definitely get them from the dealer - any used sills will likely be no better than what you removed in the first place.

I've had 3 pairs from the dealer over the years for different cars, the last time I ordered I had to wait 2-3 months for a right hand side as they were manufacturing them to keep up with demand.

Also, if possible check the contents of the boxes when you pick them up - it didn't happen to me but the parts manager at my local dealer warned me that they'd had a spate of boxes labelled right side containing left side sills, and checked them for me.

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