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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By BruceJM
Inspect your cooling system for leaks. Short of...

Inspect your cooling system for leaks. Short of replacing the expansion tank, water pump, thermostat, and radiator you can just keep an eye on them. Many components (expansion tank, and radiator)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By BruceJM
That's the rear shock mount. you need to replace...

That's the rear shock mount. you need to replace it, probably both rear shock mounts. Do a little goggling and search through the forums for your particular car platform. Its possible there are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By BruceJM
Welcome to the dark side of BMW ownership. Its...

Welcome to the dark side of BMW ownership. Its really not to bad if you can turn a wrench. But its frustrating that BMW has been using LOTS of plastic parts in the cooling system for nearly three...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By BruceJM
You didn't mention options, is this not a player...

You didn't mention options, is this not a player in your decision. Of note about the only option not offered on the 335is is the radar assisted cruise control

BTW, I love my E93 335is.. When I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-12-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By BruceJM
+1: "Do not close the trunk with the battery out...

+1: "Do not close the trunk with the battery out the lock is electric. "

i.e. prior to the battery being disconnected TAPE (blue painters tape) something to the trunk seal , or anywhere else, that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By BruceJM
Sounds like you have read enough to make you...

Sounds like you have read enough to make you cautious, good you should be.

For this model year and several more there are well known reliability problems, recalls, and extended warranties that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-12-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,401
Posted By BruceJM
short answer: Nope Its an 07 with 90k miles...

short answer: Nope

Its an 07 with 90k miles - It has proven problems with hpfp and injectors, that may have been replaced, "under recall" with the same problematic components. It has cheap plastic...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-05-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 972
Posted By BruceJM
Red!!!

Red!!!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-25-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By BruceJM
Think that the bulk of the style 108 wheels ended...

Think that the bulk of the style 108 wheels ended up on the 07-08 model years, the bad rear coils tended to be on the 06 MY and the 07-08 MY may have had parts fix to the water leakage that invaded...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By BruceJM
+100 ^^^^^^ and you can also see if there is...

+100 ^^^^^^
and you can also see if there is voltage going to the fan, by checking at the connector on the side and just watching the fan blades for movement when you first disconnect and then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-25-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By BruceJM
[QUOTE=eddie90;9595537]Hello all, Is there...

[QUOTE=eddie90;9595537]Hello all,

Is there anyone with access to a BMW dealership service database? I don't have a dealership where I live so getting my service history will be kind of difficult....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By BruceJM
+1 on this. Its a blast from the past, very...

+1 on this. Its a blast from the past, very common problem and caused exactly what you are hearing. Even better, its the easiest, cheapest possible solution, so you cant afford to check anything...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By BruceJM
+1, it looks worse than either, nothing like the...

+1, it looks worse than either, nothing like the rumors or the concepts that floated. This thing will kill the Z.

In other news the Porsche Boxter's have finally come into their own in styling...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By BruceJM
Def +1

Def +1
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By BruceJM
subees have a long standing rep as vehicles for...

subees have a long standing rep as vehicles for the twisties, on, or off-road :rofl::violent::roundel:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By BruceJM
Not trying to insult your intelligence, or...

Not trying to insult your intelligence, or experience, but if you really want to know:
What your car is worth in a private sale /and in trade in.
or
If buying a car from a dealer is a good deal....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By BruceJM
FYI- There is no registering batteries for...

FYI- There is no registering batteries for E85/E86 Z4's
Good Luck
Bruce
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By BruceJM
Think Logical troubleshooting 101. Always,...

Think Logical troubleshooting 101.
Always, Always check the simplest, easiest, cheapest thing first.
1. Check the battery voltage engine off: 12.2 v or better?
2. Check the battery voltage engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By BruceJM
IMHO your experience with CarMax is no different...

IMHO your experience with CarMax is no different than any other dealer. All are in business to make as much money as possible. Like you I had them appraise a vehicle for potential trade in. They...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,841
Posted By BruceJM
+1 on possible plugged cats and removing down...

+1 on possible plugged cats and removing down pipe to test. It pointing in that direction seeing how the issue happens at load(highway) If the exhaust is partially plugged that's when the problem...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By BruceJM
I'm in Leesburg Ga 31763

I'm in Leesburg Ga 31763
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By BruceJM
+100 on it being either the igniter, bulb or...

+100 on it being either the igniter, bulb or ballast. Have been through this 3-4 times now between a 330i and the Z4 over the past 8 years or so. Once you get the bumper off just swap out parts from...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By BruceJM
SOLD! Z4 removeable hardtop for sale $2300

SOLD!

Local pickup only - Sorry guys/gals. Hellrot

But its selling with all the goodies you need that go with it, i.e. Retrofit kit, trunk travel limiters, Stand, bag, locking tool and lock...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-16-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By BruceJM
Take a look - diff car but same engine. ...

Take a look - diff car but same engine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLqFS0h0eOI

This one may be more appropriate to your car and also shows what you can expect
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-11-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By BruceJM
Couple more, one you may noticed: 1. Easier to...

Couple more, one you may noticed:
1. Easier to get distributor cap on/off by loosening the coolant pipe that's bolted across the front.
2, When time comes to remove/replace the head attach the...
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