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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By ebruder
Again, a perfect answer. And the sound is...

Again, a perfect answer.

And the sound is precisely what I had heard.

ebruder
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By ebruder
This is precisely what I was going to suggest as...

This is precisely what I was going to suggest as the problem, if the sound only occurs while the car is moving under the conditions you state.

When I had the diff fluid changed on my Z4M, the shop...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By ebruder
Then we are on the exact same page. Thanks for...

Then we are on the exact same page. Thanks for the clarification.

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By ebruder
Shipkiller, I read your post carefully,...

Shipkiller,

I read your post carefully, twice, and then I think the light went on.

Do you get a light with your track wheels without the TPMS installed?

If so, no more confusion.

Thanks,
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By ebruder
Beautiful black MCoupe (just like mine, a 2007...

Beautiful black MCoupe (just like mine, a 2007 black/black)!

My experience does not mirror that of shipkiller. I have a set of TPMS on both my summer and winter wheels. I do not try to exchange...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By ebruder
Go to...

Go to http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=BU33&mospid=49304&hg=11 and see what you find.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By ebruder
I might sound like a commercial, but I can...

I might sound like a commercial, but I can recommend nothing better that calling Tire Rack and speaking with one of their sales persons.

They'll ask the type of driving that you do, a few other...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,006
Posted By ebruder
Just to be a little obnoxious, all the Z4s,...

Just to be a little obnoxious, all the Z4s, including the M were made in Spartenburg, SC. The engine, of course, was German made.

Sorry, but I just had to. :)

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By ebruder
^^^^^ Yep! EB

^^^^^ Yep!

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By ebruder
My MCoupe is also black, and the salt and road...

My MCoupe is also black, and the salt and road crud look absolutely terrible... blech.

I do use a car wash and put up with the swirls, and then detail the hell out of the car in the spring to have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By ebruder
Technically the car was delivered to my...

Technically the car was delivered to my mechanic's shop, which then gave the OK, and my attorney then released the funds.

It worked out very well for all concerned. The seller fairly represented...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-19-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By ebruder
Pierce, A fun one for you. When I...

Pierce,

A fun one for you.

When I purchased my first Porsche nearly 30 years ago, the salesman got the drift that I was intending the car as 12 month daily driver as well as a track car. He...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By ebruder
Yes, I have my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee if...

Yes, I have my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee if needed for hauling stuff, but I've only used it due to weather 2-3 times in closing in on 7 years in the Z4M and maybe the same number of times in 20...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By ebruder
Bern, At least we agree on the importance of...

Bern,

At least we agree on the importance of dedicated snow tires for the fall/winter months. :)

I know that I am odd man out re: Z4's and winter driving, but I find the car, with the right...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By ebruder
I was in NYC last week for a few days, and there...

I was in NYC last week for a few days, and there were cars so plowed in that they won't see the road until many days of above freezing temps and/or rain. I feel bad for you and them.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-14-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By ebruder
Huh? With a change to narrower, smaller...

Huh?

With a change to narrower, smaller wheels and higher profile dedicated snow tires, my 2007 MCoupe is just great in the snow (as long as it is not so deep as I would have to plow it).

I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-12-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By ebruder
I bought my MCoupe new, but I once purchased a 1...

I bought my MCoupe new, but I once purchased a 1 year old Porsche sight unseen very satisfactorily using the following method.

I requested the seller get a PPI and send me the report.

I then...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By ebruder
Absolutely delete the CDV. It is designed to...

Absolutely delete the CDV. It is designed to slip the clutch, and certainly is a contributor to clutch wear. The driveability improvement is huge as well.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By ebruder
Nah, that's the good news. Better a fine dinner...

Nah, that's the good news. Better a fine dinner with her than spending the money at a shop.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By ebruder
Answer

I had my wife join me as I drove, so she could do the button pushing, dial twisted as I drove.

We hit 62-63 mph, and the sound returned, sounding like water rushing to me, but with her ear near...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-14-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By ebruder
Nope, not the jackpads. After your reading your...

Nope, not the jackpads. After your reading your post I hustled to the garage, and found all four jackpads in place with no movement when I tried to wiggle them.

What a good thought on your part,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-13-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By ebruder
ANSWERED BELOW-Want to diagnose a VERY weird sound before the pros?

Here's your chance to go down in Bimmerfest history and lore. Diagnose a most unusual noise before I get it into a shop.

2007 Z4 MCoupe

I last drove the car at freeway speeds Saturday night (6...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,616
Posted By ebruder
Hmmmmm?! The invoice shows reset of time and...

Hmmmmm?!

The invoice shows reset of time and one other thing (I don't recall), not anything related to setting computer charge rate.

I hope this is just a matter of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,616
Posted By ebruder
I took my 2007 MCoupe to my indy shop yesterday...

I took my 2007 MCoupe to my indy shop yesterday to check out the charging system and battery, as in the last few days I noticed that the engine wasn't springing to life immediately as it always has. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-09-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By ebruder
The wear rating on the Super Sports (ratings are...

The wear rating on the Super Sports (ratings are self reported) are much better than the PS2s. So unless you can find some PS2s at a really great price, once you figure in mounting and balancing...
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