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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
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, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
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, 11:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,993
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,993
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,993
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, 12:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,993
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
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, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
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, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 493,102
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, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
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, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
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, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
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...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By dkl
The extractor paid for itself after only 1 use! ...

The extractor paid for itself after only 1 use! I've been using this method (Mityvac) for almost 7 years now on both Z4 and X5. Like you, I figured it's a no brainer to DIY when the oil filter is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-08-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By dkl
Another couple of data points: 1. My '04 X5...

Another couple of data points:
1. My '04 X5 have no country of origin printed on its door jamb sticker
2. My '08 Z4MC indicates "Made in Germany" - same as OP's door jamb sticker

As we all know,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-08-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By dkl
Good tip :thumbup: I've been using this method...

Good tip :thumbup: I've been using this method (annually) since I got the car amost 11 years ago. Use the same method on all my cars.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-08-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By dkl
Not that simple...When you lock the car with your...

Not that simple...When you lock the car with your remote, you can't unlock the car with the inside handle - go give it a try!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By dkl
Mahle on the S54, Mann on an M54

Mahle on the S54, Mann on an M54
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,545
Posted By dkl
The 3D perspective view is useless (IMHO) as it...

The 3D perspective view is useless (IMHO) as it doesn't show any street names whatsoever :mad: MP3 ID3 tags has always been there (at least for me) for the in-dash CD player.
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