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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 03-21-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By Zedfor
Z4 vs Boxster -- Which to get?

I was looking for a Boxster when I bought my Z4 five years ago.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Zedfor
BMW recommends either Bosch or NGK.

BMW recommends either Bosch or NGK.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Zedfor
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 03-13-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By Zedfor
Did you ever sell?

Did you ever sell?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Zedfor
CARFAX is a marketing tool and nothing more. It...

CARFAX is a marketing tool and nothing more. It can only display information supplied to it by outside sources. It may be complete or it may be full of inaccurate data and have gaps in information....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By Zedfor
It will be obvious to you once you pull the...

It will be obvious to you once you pull the motor. Shipkiller's web site has a good picture of what a fully immersed and corroded motor looks like. I ain't pretty (nor working).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By Zedfor
Conti kit

Conti kit
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,227
Posted By Zedfor
Oil... again.... I know. I just need a clear answer

Sorry - no clear answer. Just to confuse things, here is another take on the issue:
http://www.redlineoil.com/news_article.aspx?id=13
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,227
Posted By Zedfor
No. 5W is a thinner oil, 5 being the "weight" of...

No. 5W is a thinner oil, 5 being the "weight" of the oil. Formulations vary by weight and viscosity. Generally, the rule is use a lower weight when operating in sustained temperatures. That said, it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-09-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By Zedfor
It's all good. The motors corrode over time when...

It's all good. The motors corrode over time when water backs up due to the soft top drains becoming clogged. That said, if you had freezing rain & temps that could have certainly clogged the drains...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By Zedfor
In any case, look for one that has a service...

In any case, look for one that has a service history. You might find one which BMW a replaced the column under warranty, or the PO coughed up the $3,000+ for the replacement. In any event, buy the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By Zedfor
Try RealOEM or Rock Auto.

Try RealOEM or Rock Auto.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Zedfor
Avoid BMW dealers like the plague. First, take...

Avoid BMW dealers like the plague. First, take the car back to CARMAX and give them the chance to put it right. Then find yourself an independent BMW repair shop with a good reputation. You might...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By Zedfor
...and this:...

...and this: http://mrcarfix.com/fix/2005/BMW/Z4/How+to+Fix+your+Z4+Microswitch?f=1&m=117
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By Zedfor
The other possibility, but unlikely. is the micro...

The other possibility, but unlikely. is the micro switch: http://mrcarfix.com/fix/2005/BMW/Z4/How+to+Fix+your+Z4+Microswitch?f=1&m=117
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,139
Posted By Zedfor
The sticky steering a PIA and will become...

The sticky steering a PIA and will become annoying over time, especially if you live in a hot climate. Part with a little extra cash and go for a 2006-2008 model. The 3.0si w/manual is the best of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By Zedfor
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Z4...

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Z4 soft top:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357940
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,729
Posted By Zedfor
Does nobody do a search anymore before posting a...

Does nobody do a search anymore before posting a question?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357940
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Zedfor
Does nobody do a search anymore before posting a...

Does nobody do a search anymore before posting a question?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357940
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Zedfor
Check your brake fluid level. If it is down then...

Check your brake fluid level. If it is down then you have a brake fluid leak. Remove the left front wheel and check around to see, or feel, if there is a fluid drip (aka leak) around any of the brake...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Zedfor
Yes. Keep me updated.

Yes. Keep me updated.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Zedfor
BTW, I like your removable HT. The only other...

BTW, I like your removable HT. The only other place I've seen one of those on a 3-Series is on Wheeler Dealers.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-06-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Zedfor
Thanks for the reply. Most of my research shows...

Thanks for the reply. Most of my research shows it's probably the switch on the column. If it were the motor, wouldn't the washer still work? :dunno:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Zedfor
Wipers

The passenger door lock/unlock switch was working intermittently on my 2003 Z4 (3.0i), so I took it to my local independent repair shop and they diagnosed a bad actuator to the tune of $389 parts &...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Problems with retractable top
Views: 520
Posted By Zedfor
Aren't these forums great? :thumbup:

Aren't these forums great? :thumbup:
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