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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
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, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
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...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By DaveZ
Loving my smartTop Controller

I hemmed and hawed at the price of this, but summer was wearing on and I've just gotten so sick and tired of having to sit still while pressing the console or key fob button for what seems an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By DaveZ
Instead of the $400+ mirror w/universal remote, I...

Instead of the $400+ mirror w/universal remote, I installed a homelink module that I bought off ebay for $35: http://www.zeleznik-klein.com/z4/fixit/homelink/index.html
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By DaveZ
I have been using the Z4 proclip mount for my...

I have been using the Z4 proclip mount for my Garmin(s) for many years. The only issue has been as the GPS's have gotten bigger and heavier (3.5" -> 5" screens) I find the vibration transmitted...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
I've done the bulb replacement so many times now...

I've done the bulb replacement so many times now that I no longer had to remove the tires this time. Was able to do it completely by feel and using a lighted inspection mirror with the wheel turned...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
The pair of Cree XBD x10 BA9S bulbs I ordered...

The pair of Cree XBD x10 BA9S bulbs I ordered from China off EBay arrived yesterday. Turns out I had to file down the center contacts by about 1mm, maybe less, in order to insert them into the socket...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By DaveZ
LeatherZ LED License Plate Lights

I know that I could probably just swap out the bulbs, but one of my license plate light assemblies was intermittent so I went with LeatherZ's LED license plate lights....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
No, not yet and it will be at least another 2...

No, not yet and it will be at least another 2 weeks.. Got my K+DCAN cable in the mail yesterday, but Z4M went in this morning to indie body shop for a week of repair. Big divot in windshield and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
Yeah, definitely a different headlight...

Yeah, definitely a different headlight configuration than here in the USA. The outer lamp here is true bi-xenon, it is both the high and low beam. The inner lamp is actually just a dummy placeholder...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
enzed, you are way ahead of me. I had the DRLs...

enzed, you are way ahead of me. I had the DRLs enabled by the dealer when I took delivery back in 2006. I have never done coding myself and my cable is still a couple of days away. In the meantime, I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
Here's my writeup and some factory vs. LED...

Here's my writeup and some factory vs. LED comparison photos: http://www.zeleznik-klein.com/z4/fixit/drl/index.html.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
No worries, DRLs are the same for M's and...

No worries, DRLs are the same for M's and non-M's. They are enabled by default depending on geography, in the USA they were disabled by default. Have no idea for NZ, but it is only a matter of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
The DRL's are the inner halos:...

The DRL's are the inner halos: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2965458&postcount=27. The M's don't have fogs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By DaveZ
If these are the ones you're referring to:...

If these are the ones you're referring to: http://www.amazon.com/Power-6500K-Xenon-White-Marker/dp/B00K0FNB2Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1405020776&sr=8-3 then I don't see how they will fit into the...
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