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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By Vladi
:rofl::rofl::rofl::thumbup:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Vladi
Oh, one more thing: the car has a pretty marked...

Oh, one more thing: the car has a pretty marked (in my opinion) tendency to understeer. Not sure if it is designed this way on purpose (most probably) or not. It's a typical slow-in-fast-out...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Vladi
I don't think such a small piece of paper can...

I don't think such a small piece of paper can damage anything that's there. The worse case scenario would be to have it stuck at an electrical contact surface and prevent current to be transferred...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Vladi
Bull's eye! :thumbup:

Bull's eye! :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Vladi
Wait to "see" Shipkiller, dc_wright and the other...

Wait to "see" Shipkiller, dc_wright and the other gurus here... :)

Good that the M3 is not yours, I was getting seriously envy! :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Vladi
One more question - is the M3 next to your new...

One more question - is the M3 next to your new toy also yours? :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Vladi
Congratulations and welcome to the club! This car...

Congratulations and welcome to the club! This car is a fantastic thing to drive and you will very soon find it yourself. Despite that, unfortunately, as with most other things made by humans, there...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Vladi
Well, the procedure I described will hardly apply...

Well, the procedure I described will hardly apply for you but you may still have a throttle problem. The thing is, on the N52 engine you have a throttle AND variable valve lift (VALVETRONIC). On cold...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Vladi
Your issue seems similar to one that I had some...

Your issue seems similar to one that I had some time ago with my M. Although I had malfunction warning light and the oscillation was permanent plus the car didn't have power and could not rev above...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Vladi
Cool! That's how it's supposed to be. Have fun! :)

Cool! That's how it's supposed to be. Have fun! :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Vladi
On my motor replacement I asked the dealership to...

On my motor replacement I asked the dealership to seal the motor housing with silicone sealant. Even gave them one. They promised they would. Whether they have done it or not I can't really tell but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Vladi
Great! Congratulations for the find and thanks...

Great! Congratulations for the find and thanks for the feedback! Vacuum leaks are a VERY common culprit for such a type of malfunctions. There's no stupid thing about finding a fix of a problem,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Vladi
You can easily tell if you have a rain sensor...

You can easily tell if you have a rain sensor driven wipers or not by simply looking at your windshield from outside of the car. If you see something similar to the picture, then you have the sensor....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Vladi
I didn't quite understand the chronology of the...

I didn't quite understand the chronology of the interventions and the CEL. Could you explain it again, please? You replaced the air filter first and then removed the muffler or...? This is important!...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Vladi
It is usually included in the restoration kits....

It is usually included in the restoration kits. The main problem with DIY enthusiasts is that it needs UV curing. But there's a solution to that, too:
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By Vladi
Just as a side note: in the case of forgotten...

Just as a side note: in the case of forgotten "shipping blocks" (checked the therm) the suspension is noticeably harsher on bumpy roads and/or very hard cornering only. Normal drive on smooth roads...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By Vladi
May sound funny but I discovered (after 40,000...

May sound funny but I discovered (after 40,000 miles) that the dealer had forgotten to remove the transit spacers (or whatever they're called) off the front shocks on prepping my Z4 M!!! On the first...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By Vladi
I would NEVER put ANYTHING that compromises the...

I would NEVER put ANYTHING that compromises the cooling of my brakes. Especially if it costs close to 200 bucks...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Vladi
One of the things you can hardly fix yourself is...

One of the things you can hardly fix yourself is the key/immobilizer. Sadly.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Vladi
Oh, looks great! The only problem with polishing...

Oh, looks great! The only problem with polishing is that one really needs to put a hardcoat on afterwards, Otherwise the polycarbonate does not keep clear and shiny for a long time...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Vladi
Sure, but the fact is that the A/S do not offer...

Sure, but the fact is that the A/S do not offer good performance. They offer moderate performance.

http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/features/tire-test-all-season-vs-snow-vs-summer.html

I can...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Vladi
impreza276, To me although not being a...

impreza276,

To me although not being a Ferrari, a Z4 has the full potential to show the difference between good and moderate tires. If you don't drive a Z4 to that point, then it means you have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Vladi
The question, again, is how do the A/S really...

The question, again, is how do the A/S really perform on snow (and with a car like any Z4 they better perform absolutely flawless). If they perform a bit worse than good winter tires - OK, maybe the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Vladi
Well, it all depends how do you use the car....

Well, it all depends how do you use the car. Indeed, a 3.0i is not an M but one can still have quite a bit of fun with it. If you only cruise calmly in it, all seasons are perhaps a decent...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By Vladi
I have summer and winter tires. The right tool...

I have summer and winter tires. The right tool for the right job! Putting all-seasons on a more or less sporty car as a Z4 (and even more on the Z4 M) is like putting ketchup on caviar. So your...
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