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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-19-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By pokeybritches
Fill with premium now, put in some fuel system...

Fill with premium now, put in some fuel system additives, and drive. If it happens again, start looking for an issue.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By pokeybritches
VF is quoting flywheel numbers, where ESS is...

VF is quoting flywheel numbers, where ESS is using wheel horsepower numbers. A stage 1 ESS car (7 psi from 2800 rpm to redline) will smoke a VF car (2 psi at 2800 rpm and 6 psi at redline). ESS...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By pokeybritches
I don't pay attention to gas mileage because it...

I don't pay attention to gas mileage because it comes with the territory. If you use the additional power, you will observe a significant drop. If you baby it, the difference is minimal.

I would...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-13-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By pokeybritches
ESS uses a twin screw. If you're after torque, go...

ESS uses a twin screw. If you're after torque, go with ESS. Expect to get a new clutch to handle the extra torque.

The VF kit is easier on the car and sounds awesome. If you google my username...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By pokeybritches
20" would be a bad idea for several reasons. You...

20" would be a bad idea for several reasons. You can make them fit diameter-wise with very low profile tires, but they would be prone to damage from potholes and every time you mount/dismount tires....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-28-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By pokeybritches
Intake boot is $40 or so... MAF a few hundred. ...

Intake boot is $40 or so... MAF a few hundred.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By pokeybritches
Bumpers: M Aero Facelift (2006-2008) ...

Bumpers:
M
Aero
Facelift (2006-2008)
Hamann
Alpina


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Z4 Roadster (E85) EML, Brake & DSC Light on
Views: 1,533
Posted By pokeybritches
Something is triggering the computer to go into...

Something is triggering the computer to go into limp mode.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By pokeybritches
Sounds like something caused it to go into limp...

Sounds like something caused it to go into limp mode. What were the OBD2 codes?


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By pokeybritches
I mentioned it in my comment on how much money he...

I mentioned it in my comment on how much money he wants to spend. The problem with the ride on the Z4 is overly firm shocks, and a driving position over the rear wheels. Softer rear springs will...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By pokeybritches
At 110k miles, either option will make the car...

At 110k miles, either option will make the car feel new again. I was at 90k+ miles when I changed mine.

If your debate is between Koni S/A and Bilstein non-adjustable shocks, go for the Konis...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By pokeybritches
The Z4 will never be plush. How well you want it...

The Z4 will never be plush. How well you want it to ride depends on the amount of money you want to spend. You could go with some single adjustable Koni shocks and set them to soft for $1266 plus...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By pokeybritches
The thermostat is designed to fail in the...

The thermostat is designed to fail in the open/conservative position. If it fails, the car will just take longer to warm up.

For the M54, I suggest doing casualty maintenance only and to pay...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By pokeybritches
275 whp is very optimistic. With the mods you...

275 whp is very optimistic. With the mods you listed (3.0si intake and aftermarket tune), you're probably looking at something like 210 whp. Still would make for a fun car!


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,683
Posted By pokeybritches
Do you want to go racing or boating? I'd never...

Do you want to go racing or boating? I'd never pay to go boating...

If all you do is cruise around, go for the E89. You won't notice the performance loss. I personally found the E89 to be gorgeous...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By pokeybritches
ATF Change at 114k Miles?

Yes to changing the fluids.

What year is your Z4? Depending on the year, there are many things you can do to see an increase in power. The M54 (2003-2005) has more ultimate potential than the N52...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-01-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By pokeybritches
2006 VS. 2007 M Coupe

There are some questions as to which cars received the updated VANOS bolts. All failures I've heard about are on 2006 cars.

My car was 9/06 without the TPMS in the wheels. It uses ABS sensors,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By pokeybritches
Lifetime of a Z4 3.0i engine

Totally depends on maintenance and driving habits. That's like asking how long your knees should last. Depends on many factors.

BMW says 150k-200k miles, at least according to Steve Dinan. You...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By pokeybritches
Z4 Thermostat Replacement

I didn't jack up the engine to change the thermostat, and I can't remember if I removed the fan. Be careful - that fan is like $600. Remember to vent the system when you're done and purge the air. I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By pokeybritches
Z4 (2003 2.5i): Manual Trans. & Diff fluids, Replace Plugs too?

I've read that you're supposed to replace the plugs, but I didn't. No issues.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By pokeybritches
Z4M Roadster, comping from AP1 need help asap

1. I don't think anyone can answer this question, as these aren't common occurances. Sounds like it had an issue that they were chasing, starting small and moving to bigger and bigger part...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-10-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By pokeybritches
Bavarian Autosport, Tischer (getbmwparts), Turner...

Bavarian Autosport, Tischer (getbmwparts), Turner Motorsports, Precision Sport Industries...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By pokeybritches
I've just moved to Alexandria, so I'm interested...

I've just moved to Alexandria, so I'm interested in an independent mechanic as well.

Do you know where the coolant leak originated?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-22-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By pokeybritches
3.07 --> 3.64 + Headers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqXCCtc23M

The car pulled 285 whp and 225 ft-lbs wheel torque on the dyno.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQku3zFUa_8

http://i42.tinypic.com/mvp99g.jpg

3.07...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,441
Posted By pokeybritches
In the article I cited, the author explains motor...

In the article I cited, the author explains motor oil in the greatest detail I have ever read. Dr. Haas clearly knows the subject, and he recommends against mixing brands for reasons I previously...
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