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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By DaveZ
As previously said, if you have any concerns...

As previously said, if you have any concerns about the vehicle just walk away. This time of year especially, there are lots of choices out there and the right one will come your way. In addition to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By DaveZ
Home Depot, Lowes, or even an auto-parts store...

Home Depot, Lowes, or even an auto-parts store should have tubing of various sorts. However, whenever I need odd parts with specific dimensions I always turn to McMaster-Carr:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By DaveZ
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By DaveZ
I have a tube of the original BMW gummi pflege...

I have a tube of the original BMW gummi pflege from my 2000 Z3. It works wonders, but I have heard it is not made anymore. I have not used any of the other products, but those are the ones most sworn...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By DaveZ
I would start with treating all your gaskets to...

I would start with treating all your gaskets to see if that rejuvenates them enough to stop the leaking. If the BMW gummi pflege (literally "rubber care") is not available, then my choices would be:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By DaveZ
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stock...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stock S54 vanos cam bolts are prone to failure. This is a well known issue on the E85 Z4M and the E46 M3. So if you even think you are having excessive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By DaveZ
OMG, I thought I had heard them all when it comes...

OMG, I thought I had heard them all when it comes to repairshop horror stories :ouch: Keep us posted on how you make out.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By DaveZ
Here ya go: 477179

Here ya go: 477179
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,061
Posted By DaveZ
:thumbup: I always keep an accurate digital tire...

:thumbup: I always keep an accurate digital tire gauge in each of our cars. About the only thing you can trust those station air pumps to deliver is air, and even that is suspect sometimes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By DaveZ
Must be late in the day, I completely missed that...

Must be late in the day, I completely missed that this thread was about the SMG, not the manual, knob from the M5! Doh!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By DaveZ
I just swapped mine for the M5 knob also and am...

I just swapped mine for the M5 knob also and am very happy with the results. I love the slightly shorter throws and the smoothed out shifting due to the knobs increased weighting. Plus the M5 knob...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By DaveZ
Personally, I find the motion sensor very useful...

Personally, I find the motion sensor very useful on the roadster, might be less so for the coupe. I often park with the top down and the motion sensor gives fair warning to looky-loos that reach or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By DaveZ
My take is similer to elerner's. It really...

My take is similer to elerner's. It really depends on how much snow you really expect to drive on during the winter vs. needing improved cold weather grip when doing most of your driving on dry...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By DaveZ
Yes, definitely non-RFTs on my vehicle. I know...

Yes, definitely non-RFTs on my vehicle. I know it's usually the rears that are difficult to source, but when I went onto discounttiredirect, it was the fronts that weren't available for the Michelin...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By DaveZ
Your question caught my eye since every time I've...

Your question caught my eye since every time I've gone to buy new winter tires I've discovered that my current ones are no longer available in the right sizes. My first set were Dunlop Winter Sport...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By DaveZ
^^^ +1 My wife is a bit shorter than I am...

^^^ +1

My wife is a bit shorter than I am and has complained about the seat belts digging into her neck in every single car we've ever owned- my Z3, Z4M, her 3-series, and the Volvo XC90. Her...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By DaveZ
Too late now, but I have been using PIAA Super...

Too late now, but I have been using PIAA Super Sporza blades which have a spoiler on both and find they work better and last longer than oem. Driver side is 21" PIAA part #93353 and passenger side is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By DaveZ
Luckily for us, Yuengling has just started...

Luckily for us, Yuengling has just started distribution again in CT after 18 long years...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By DaveZ
Yep, recently had to have the hood repainted on...

Yep, recently had to have the hood repainted on my Interlagos roadster due to an unscheduled meeting with some post-storm road debris. The head of the body shop was really impressed with the touch-up...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-03-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By DaveZ
A big thank you shoutout to Mark Aunger at...

A big thank you shoutout to Mark Aunger at Northeast Motorwerks (http://northeastmotorwerks.com) for the quick diagnosis and fix. So talk about a weird situation.... As I mentioned previously, I had...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By DaveZ
FYI that the rear ride height sensor is also on...

FYI that the rear ride height sensor is also on the passenger side. It is tucked pretty far in, close to the diff, compared to the front sensor which is easily visible with the wheel on. In any case,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By DaveZ
Okay, I had the rear up on race ramps the other...

Okay, I had the rear up on race ramps the other evening after work. Tried to look around with telescoping mirror and flashlights but couldn't find anything. Figured that if the front sensor was so...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By DaveZ
So I have been having problems also (ie. simply...

So I have been having problems also (ie. simply doesn't work any more, almost exact same symptoms as the OP) with auto-leveling on my '06 MRoadster. The sensor diagram for the M is the same as above...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By DaveZ
Improved Trunk Lighting

Got this idea from over on ZPost to improve on the stock trunk light that gets blocked if you put anything larger than a peanut in the trunk. Basically taking a 100cm weatherproof LED strip with...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-11-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By DaveZ
Well, I have been using Roadster Solutions clear...

Well, I have been using Roadster Solutions clear lexan wind blocker for 8+ years and have been really happy: http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page137.html. Just occasional polish / cleaning with...
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