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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By dkl
Ahhhhhh. When you said oil change, I thought you...

Ahhhhhh. When you said oil change, I thought you found those in your oil pan
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By dkl
Stop driving the car NOW!!! Looks like Vanos...

Stop driving the car NOW!!!

Looks like Vanos bolts have sheered off from the gears => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6RDVBHsCfg

This is a known issue on a few BMWs, especially those with the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By dkl
It's just barely broken in :thumbup: Here's to...

It's just barely broken in :thumbup: Here's to more fun times ahead :beerchug:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-24-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By dkl
Since 5th and 6th are such close ratio, I would...

Since 5th and 6th are such close ratio, I would often skip 5th
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-29-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By dkl
If you think $59 per liter is bad, we have to pay...

If you think $59 per liter is bad, we have to pay $50 per 0.5L for fluids in our limited slip diff on the MCoupe and the cars takes 1.5L of that precious stuffs :cry: People have often tried...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-29-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By dkl
Yep...it's a stupid design with lots of...

Yep...it's a stupid design with lots of accessories having to come off to change what essentially comes to a $15 gasket :cry:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By dkl
There's a notch for your finger to pull on near...

There's a notch for your finger to pull on near the 12 o'clock position of the lens
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-06-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By dkl
FYI...All (non-M) Z4s have electric steering. ...

FYI...All (non-M) Z4s have electric steering. Yes, 1 amp is way over the sleeping current draw, if that is the case.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-30-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,014
Posted By dkl
My apologies Sir, grandpa :supdude: I must say...

My apologies Sir, grandpa :supdude: I must say that I'm not too far behind you :beerchug:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By dkl
Funny how that works. I wasn't a fan of BMW...

Funny how that works. I wasn't a fan of BMW either. I bought 2 BMWs that I said I hate at their introductions :rofl:

I told myself and everyone else that the X5 was just a jacked-up e39 wagon...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dkl
Ditto. Depending on models, Mann or Mahle are...

Ditto. Depending on models, Mann or Mahle are usually the OEM suppliers to BMW.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-28-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,014
Posted By dkl
My apologies if my responses felt insulting. But...

My apologies if my responses felt insulting. But it was meant for you to make a safe, educated choice. Is your safety or others that you may end up running into really worth the risk in saving $100...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-28-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,014
Posted By dkl
Ditto on Tire Rack - Lots of good info and review...

Ditto on Tire Rack - Lots of good info and review on it. Most tire store will match their price or get close to it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-28-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,014
Posted By dkl
The 4 contact patches on your tires are the only...

The 4 contact patches on your tires are the only thing keeping your car from going onto a ditch. If you can't justify spending money on your life, then I don't know what you do justify spending your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-28-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By dkl
FYI...the phone icon don't mean anything...

FYI...the phone icon don't mean anything regarding BT. Use a VIN decoder like this to tell you all the options/features of your car =>...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-13-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By dkl
I like the ingenuity :thumbup:, but it does look...

I like the ingenuity :thumbup:, but it does look pretty ghetto :rofl:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By dkl
Same here. For the 1st 4 years, I ran BMW oil...

Same here. For the 1st 4 years, I ran BMW oil under the free maintenance program on my M54 X5. After that, it's been various viscosity of Mobil 1 (whichever was available at Wally World). It's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-29-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By dkl
Why not just use Mobil1 0w40? It meets BMW LL-01...

Why not just use Mobil1 0w40? It meets BMW LL-01 specs. It's widely available and it's very affordable (Wally world sells it for about $26 per 5 quarts - less when it's on sale and when Mobil runs...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By dkl
Quickest sales ever...sorry to see you leave :(

Quickest sales ever...sorry to see you leave :(
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 503,981
Posted By dkl
Sorry to see the website disappeared. It has...

Sorry to see the website disappeared. It has been a great resource for mods ideas. Glad to see this thread is still around and getting updated, though :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By dkl
Get the ZHP weighted knob - You won't be...

Get the ZHP weighted knob - You won't be disappointed. It comes in both 5 and 6 speed. It's the best knob for any BMW, IMHO. I don't like any of the aftermarket options out there as all of them...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-02-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By dkl
This is surprising. Thought most late models...

This is surprising. Thought most late models (post 2000) were all fuel usage based. Learned something new ;)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By dkl
Although it reset to 15,500 miles, the countdown...

Although it reset to 15,500 miles, the countdown is based on fuel consumption. For me, it's more like around 11,500 miles. But I change my oil annually regardless of mileage (I average about 7k -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By dkl
Thanks for that. I don't like that it states...

Thanks for that. I don't like that it states "starting from $79.95*" with a tiny asterisk. I know they will most likely cook up some excuses why my car will cost more than that stated price.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By dkl
Which dealer are you using in OC? I've never...

Which dealer are you using in OC? I've never seen anyone that will do it for less than $120 on the X5, let alone the Mcoupe :cry:

Oh...another bonus of the extractor method is that you don't have...
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