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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-08-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By dkl
Thanks :thumbup: - I'll have to keep that in mind...

Thanks :thumbup: - I'll have to keep that in mind when I get around to restoring headlights.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-08-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By dkl
Which UV resistant clear coat compatible with...

Which UV resistant clear coat compatible with plastics did you went with?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-20-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By dkl
FYI...My M54 X5 is coming up to 125K miles on...

FYI...My M54 X5 is coming up to 125K miles on original coils and 2nd set of plugs
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-09-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,527
Posted By dkl
Can you elaborate on what a "complete flush" on a...

Can you elaborate on what a "complete flush" on a manual transmission involves? Isn't most of the fluids are in the pan on a manual? So...it would just be a simple drain and fill? I've only hear...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By dkl
There was one available for our cars? Where...

There was one available for our cars? Where would it get hooked to? Now you're making me wanting one too :mad:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By dkl
Ditto...If those are the only 2 cars in the house...

Ditto...If those are the only 2 cars in the house hold, I would just keep it like that. It's very convenience to have that 2nd car if one of them don't quite work right - gives you time to get it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By dkl
Agreed. Only reason I can think of to change...

Agreed. Only reason I can think of to change them out at low mileage is due to age and the possibility of them seizing in its socket. Otherwise, keep running them.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By dkl
You sound surprised the plug lasted 100k? The OE...

You sound surprised the plug lasted 100k? The OE laser platinum are rated for 100K miles. My 04 M54 OE plugs were Bosch as well, but now have the NGK in there
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-30-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,800
Posted By dkl
Well...to be fair, there are no Z4 emblem on the...

Well...to be fair, there are no Z4 emblem on the ///M cars.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-30-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,800
Posted By dkl
Yes, start getting used to talking with strangers...

Yes, start getting used to talking with strangers :rofl: Have fun with the new ride.

Some guy in a Mini Cooper last week chased me for a few blocks and then pulled up next to me only to yelled...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-23-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,800
Posted By dkl
I'm driving mine until the wheels fall off of it...

I'm driving mine until the wheels fall off of it - no point in worrying about my resale value. For me, 8KRPM > more smiles per gallon




Great choice :thumbup: You just proved to all of us...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-23-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By dkl
Those look like style 91 - OE on the E65 7 series

Those look like style 91 - OE on the E65 7 series
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-23-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,800
Posted By dkl
On paper, yes - the 3.0i or 3.0Si makes a lot of...

On paper, yes - the 3.0i or 3.0Si makes a lot of sense. Heck, there are a lot of cars out there that beats the Z4 on paper and for a lot less money. But we don't buy these cars strictly on printed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By dkl
Agreed. I wear jeans a lot and I'm pretty sure...

Agreed. I wear jeans a lot and I'm pretty sure those white seats would eventually turned blue no matter how careful I am with them.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By dkl
If you're worried about keeping it clean, have...

If you're worried about keeping it clean, have you considered getting some high quality seat covers? I don't know who would order such a light color seats, especially on a convertible :dunno:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-15-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,281
Posted By dkl
As stated in my previous post, I did 2 full...

As stated in my previous post, I did 2 full flushes (and filter changes) on my auto X5 (about 40K miles apart) and the transmission is still shifting strong at 123K right now - knock on wood :D
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,281
Posted By dkl
I know what you mean about the crowds - and to...

I know what you mean about the crowds - and to avoid all that, I usually go very late at night and only when I absolutely have to go :D

Does O'Reilly match Walmart's online pricing? I found...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-11-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,281
Posted By dkl
Thanks for the hint. I'll have to remember that...

Thanks for the hint. I'll have to remember that if Wally World ever runs out on the weight that I like :thumbup:




Agreed. This gets convoluted because BMW keeps changing their mind on what...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,281
Posted By dkl
Wow - this is almost BMW 10W60 money :yikes: ...

Wow - this is almost BMW 10W60 money :yikes:



Why go through all the troubles when Mobil 1 0W40 is readily available at Walmart for approximately $50 for 10 quarts (two 5 quarts jugs)? When...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-24-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By dkl
From your description, my guess would still be...

From your description, my guess would still be the ignition switch. I believed the transponder only comes into play for starting the car. No dashlights points to no power to accessories. A faulty...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-23-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By dkl
Does the car starts when the dashlights don't...

Does the car starts when the dashlights don't come on?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-23-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By dkl
Your ignition switch may be on its way out?

Your ignition switch may be on its way out?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By dkl
The claimed battery life of these sensors are...

The claimed battery life of these sensors are about 8 years. Your 2007 may be on borrowed time. Tire places that sell TPMS sensors can test for the bad one. But if one is bad, the rest should be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By dkl
Your statement is true for 2006 and older. 2007...

Your statement is true for 2006 and older. 2007 and newer uses individual sensors in each wheel (although some 2006 claimed to have actual wheel sensors installed).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-17-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By dkl
How much is the seller asking for? The black...

How much is the seller asking for? The black wheel isn't stock - the stock wheel should look like those in my sig. When all things considered, it's still a 10 year old car.



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