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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By pal
Washed the Frau today.

Love your car "space" and the car of course looks great too.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-21-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,571
Posted By pal
Additionally, I believe Randy's coated bearings...

Additionally, I believe Randy's coated bearings did the job by being the initial sacrificial layer before getting down to the lead. Under racing conditions (DE is only that for the driver, for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,571
Posted By pal
I have replaced mine twice already- details...

I have replaced mine twice already- details below. Glad you got it done before a spun or seized bearing caused the pistons or rods to ventilate the block.

Rod Bearings Replaced Again...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By pal
Z4MC: GA 1/2 Mile at Heaven's Landing

I did a nice road trip this past weekend with the wife- 250'ish miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway though VA and NC, the GA 1/2 mile event on Saturday and Tail of the Dragon on Sunday. All in all, lots...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By pal
Z4M S54: Rod bearings replaced again ...

RRT says the journals looked good so I am not concerned.

shipkiller- I hope the Motul helps reduce rate of bearing wear. Regardless, I believe this is a maintenance item on a frequently tracked...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By pal
Z4M S54: Rod bearings replaced again ...

I had replaced the rod bearings at 59K miles back in Sep/Oct of 2011 and the last couple of reports of my oil had lead reading that started to jump again. I have done 37 track days since the last...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By pal
Finished the reinstall today and also replaced...

Finished the reinstall today and also replaced the coolant temp sensor on a hard coolant line on lower passenger side.

http://images54.fotki.com/v627/photos/1/1128101/12257085/IMG_6809-vi.jpg...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By pal
I have 80K miles on the car and about 82 track...

I have 80K miles on the car and about 82 track days on it so far. Its peak summer and track events keep coming :thumbup: I don't want my water pump failing after 10 laps on a 90+ degree day and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By pal
Z4M: Water Pump Service at 80K

I am at 79.5K miles and about 82 track days on the car in the last 5yrs 9mos. I figured its time to switch out the pump just to be on the safe side. I have ordered up a new pump, thermostat, coolant...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,852
Posted By pal
Randy- I bought Simon with the tune so will have...

Randy- I bought Simon with the tune so will have that with me as well. But its good to know you are equipped as its one less thing for me to carry. Zak is the software engineer at AA that wrote the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,852
Posted By pal
Bringing this back as I am starting to think...

Bringing this back as I am starting to think about some more power again. Everytime I think about an SC kit, I see some supercharged Vette break a belt or blow a hose and I decide against it. I want...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By pal
Went and dyno'd the car today - it was a very hot...

Went and dyno'd the car today - it was a very hot day and I had been driving the car for about a couple of hours before the dyno. We did let it sit for 30 mins with a fan on it before we dyno'd...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By pal
Thanks for that. I do plan to pick up a more...

Thanks for that. I do plan to pick up a more powerful charger/tender soon. This was more a last minute pickup at the local auto parts store to get the batters charged up some and have some safety...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By pal
S54 Active Autowerke Tune w/Simon Flashloader [Review]

First off, I want to thank Viral and Zak (Software Engineer at AA) for the excellent communication both via email and on the phone through this process and answering my seemingly inane to paranoid...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By pal
One of my concerns is that the new EDGE...

One of my concerns is that the new EDGE Professional TWS has a lower viscosity at 100C (212F) which is the typical operating temperature. On a race track on hot days I have seen temps as high as...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-31-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By pal
Castrol TWS vs EDGE (both 10w60)

I picked up some bulk oil from a seller on the forums and got a mix of TWS 10w60 and Edge 10w60. Both say that they are formulated for M engines.

However, the BMW part number on the Edge is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,308
Posted By pal
Sorry to hear about your Ohio place. We bought...

Sorry to hear about your Ohio place. We bought our place at the peak of the market as well and are really 'stuck' with it; I am glad we like it. And yes, your place in Parrish sounds like a dream -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,308
Posted By pal
Here are Blackstone reports since the bearing...

Here are Blackstone reports since the bearing change 14, 043 miles ago. I have since done 16 track days on the car. Below is the most recent report that has number for all prior reports since the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-13-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By pal
I'll take the Spec Dock and Apple charging...

I'll take the Spec Dock and Apple charging adapter. PM me with PayPal info. Tx.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Z4 Coupe (E86) Z4MC: Corner Weights
Views: 532
Posted By pal
Z4MC: Corner Weights

Got an opportunity to put the Z4MC on corner scales at the NARRA Watkins Glen event this past weekend. The car is a 2007 with navigation, power seats, upgraded Harmon Kardon sound system. It has...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,371
Posted By pal
Yes, and that was your last set. I am waiting for...

Yes, and that was your last set. I am waiting for another oil analysis and will post up the results here of the coated bearings.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-19-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,371
Posted By pal
Yes, Randy you did mine around 60K miles. My car...

Yes, Randy you did mine around 60K miles. My car is tracked a lot so sees a lot of sustained high rpm driving. I had no symptoms except for lead numbers creeping up in Blackstone reports. I used the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 441,944
Posted By pal
I have the black RTABs on my Z4MC and can confirm...

I have the black RTABs on my Z4MC and can confirm that they are quiet even after about a year in there. Nice OEM+ improvement IMHO.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 441,944
Posted By pal
Replied there as well - I switched rears to Rogue...

Replied there as well - I switched rears to Rogue black poly RTABs last year and have been happy with them. Rear seems more solid under load - esp corner exits e.g., downhill right/left handers that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By pal
I replaced the RTABs with the black RE poly units...

I replaced the RTABs with the black RE poly units last year and have been very happy with them - no additional noise and the rear suspension seems to have become a bit more predictable on a track. I...
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