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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By vachss
Just a note of encouragement here. I've used my...

Just a note of encouragement here. I've used my Z4 Coupe (3.0si not M) as a daily driver since new. Now over 6 years later with about 120K miles it's been almost embarrassingly trouble free. About...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-14-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By vachss
Lots of work/money to transplant an LSD from an M...

Lots of work/money to transplant an LSD from an M into an si: Subframe, axles, hubs, rear brakes and rear suspension all have to be changed (i.e. basically swap in the entire rear clip from the M). ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-27-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By vachss
Called around a few indi's and a tuner. Nobody...

Called around a few indi's and a tuner. Nobody seemed particularly comfortable with being able to do the reset. So I bit the bullet. $135 for the local dealer to "reset several modules out of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-25-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By vachss
I think this has just happened to me. Almost...

I think this has just happened to me. Almost exactly the same symptoms after a battery swap (though cruise control still works). I had the battery disconnected during the swap for maybe 5 minutes. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-11-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By vachss
I assume you're talking about Inspection II since...

I assume you're talking about Inspection II since most folks seem to get Inspection I done under warrantee. My '07 si hit Inspection I at 40K miles and Inspection II at 100K.
Even though it's not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,536
Posted By vachss
The OP says he's looking for a "weekend fun sunny...

The OP says he's looking for a "weekend fun sunny day" car. Despite the fact that I chose a 3.0si over an M, for the OP's stated purpose I'd recommend the Z4M all the way. The 3.0si makes good...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By vachss
There's not much difference between an '06 and an...

There's not much difference between an '06 and an '08 Z4. The electronics is a bit better in the newer models - they added an AUX IN connector in '07 and the Bluetooth module was improved so it more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By vachss
And for those of us in the unfortunate 47/50...

And for those of us in the unfortunate 47/50 states that don't have a Farm & Fleet, Mobil Oil is running one of the their frequent rebates - not great, but worth a couple of bucks savings per quart.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-13-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By vachss
Sure you're not just hitting the rev limiter?

Sure you're not just hitting the rev limiter?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By vachss
The Z4 wheels are: 18x8 ET47 / 18x8.5 ET50 ...

The Z4 wheels are: 18x8 ET47 / 18x8.5 ET50 (F/R)
while the 1 series are: 18x7.5 ET49 / 18x8.5 ET52 (F/R)

I would think the rears would be close enough to not be a problem, but the extra 2mm...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By vachss
I heard there's a hang glider / paraglider launch...

I heard there's a hang glider / paraglider launch up there. Did you see anybody flying?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-17-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By vachss
One advantage of having the non-sport (i.e. Z4...

One advantage of having the non-sport (i.e. Z4 SUV) suspension is that driving on decent dirt roads is feasible. A couple of months ago I was exploring a dirt road up to the top of Frazier Mountain...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By vachss
And here I thought I was the only one who dragged...

And here I thought I was the only one who dragged his poor Z4 coupe out onto the dirt...

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,224
Posted By vachss
That's true, but I was put off both by Grom bug...

That's true, but I was put off both by Grom bug reports and incompatibility with the Nav/DSP system. Adding in the adapter to make the Grom DSP compatible the price becomes $194 - still reasonable,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,224
Posted By vachss
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-10-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,224
Posted By vachss
Another alternative

A bare bones alternative to the Grom system may be the new USB MP3 (http://www.bimmernav.com/store/catalog/bmw-mp3-usb-sd-card-mp3-player-with-auxiliary-audio-input-item-295.html) player being...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By vachss
Yes, I've tried 3 different Nav discs to no...

Yes, I've tried 3 different Nav discs to no avail. I guess the innards of the DVD player could be dirty, but since I almost never change the disc I'm not sure how this could have happened.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By vachss
Z4: Navigation Failure

I have a problem with my Navigation system (original equipment in my 2007 Z4 Coupe). Since about 10K miles ago the system has been giving me a "DVD not found" error, despite the fact that the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-26-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By vachss
Those are relatively low miles and $25K doesn't...

Those are relatively low miles and $25K doesn't seem way out of line - particularly for the car with 11K. I've seen prices for (non-M) coupes in the $22-26K range in the last year, but with miles...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-22-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By vachss
Thank you very much. With your encouragement I...

Thank you very much. With your encouragement I upped the level of force I was willing to pull with. At about 50-60 lbs it finally let go with a loud bang. Nothing broken though, so thanks again.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By vachss
Z4: Cell Phone Accessory Door replacement?

I'm trying to figure out how to remove the door to the accessory compartment (where the Navigation DVD player lives). The door is the one holding the cell phone snap-in cradle in vehicles so...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-17-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,727
Posted By vachss
What don't you like about the Koni's? I'm about...

What don't you like about the Koni's? I'm about to put a set on my Z4C (first replacement at 65K miles - and yes, it's high time).
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By vachss
Naaah... some of us like apple pie.

Naaah... some of us like apple pie.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,892
Posted By vachss
Well it's not as if every 3.0si has this issue. ...

Well it's not as if every 3.0si has this issue. I have an early '07 E86 and I've been aware of the "tick" problem from forum posts for the last couple of years. I've listened for it carefully in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By vachss
Sport package is nice, but pretty unnecessary for...

Sport package is nice, but pretty unnecessary for lots of folks. Drive the car and see if you like the suspension set up more with or without the sport package. These days there are many...
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