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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-24-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,152
Posted By KAJ
Fixed link

I fixed the link to the photos. Somehow it had gotten truncated.
https://picasaweb.google.com/115118948270784449572/BMWZ435is
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,929
Posted By KAJ
In really enjoyed the well-written piece by...

In really enjoyed the well-written piece by voip-ninja. I just purchased a Red Z4 35is and have noticed a strange phenomena. Drivers in Chevy Cameros and Mercedes sport cars seem to take my car as a...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-23-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,152
Posted By KAJ
BMW Z4 arrived

The Porsche website has the best photos, while the BMW website is probably the worst and certainly does not do justice to the Melbourne Red Metallic, which I purchased. Here are some photos of my...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-23-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,093
Posted By KAJ
Z4 Launch

I have not yet launched my new Z4 35is. Since I plan on keeping the car for a long time, I have decided to following the BMW recommendation (in the owners manual) to break in for 1200 miles first,...
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
Posted By KAJ
Reply to Vern

Vern, Actually no. I have had only 3 flat tires that I remember in 40 years of driving. That is one reason why I don't think run-flat tires are such a necessity.
By the way, nice photo! Ken

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Forum: General BMW 12-23-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
Posted By KAJ
Slime

I asked the manager of the Firestone store about Slime and he recommended against its use. I used a tire-fix compressed-air goop once to plug a slow leak. The garage in a small town in west Texas...
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,109
Posted By KAJ
Reply to Vern

In reply to your question, the Bridgestone Potenze tires were made in July 2012. The date code is 2812.
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
Posted By KAJ
85% of flats are slow leaks

Here is the source. http://www.edmunds.com/driving-tips/run-flat-tires-a-primer.html

Actually the Edmonds article says 85% of flats are slow leaks and they point to the importance of tire pressure...
Forum: General BMW 12-22-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
Posted By KAJ
Why I ditched the run-flat tires on my new Z4

Run-flat tires (RFTs) sound like a good idea in theory, in that you do not have to carry a spare tire or change a tire by the side of the road. However, in practice, they have several disadvantages...
Forum: General BMW 12-22-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,109
Posted By KAJ
Noise levels of Run-flat tires vs non-run-flats

I disliked the run-flat tires from the moment I drove a car with them. The ride was harsh and loud, but I loved the car, so I bought the BMW Z4 35is in spite of the tires. Everything I read about...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-22-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,093
Posted By KAJ
2013 Z4 35is Melbourne Red Metallic

I just took delivery on my new BMW Z4 35is. It took 9 weeks exactly from the time of ordering it on November 12, 2012. I love this car. The acceleration is so smooth and fast. To improve the ride, I...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-21-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,121
Posted By KAJ
Thanks for the link to the Car and Driver test of...

Thanks for the link to the Car and Driver test of the effects of different wheel sizes on performance. Most of what I have read in this forum and elsewhere was opinion about what should be true in...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,152
Posted By KAJ
The mineral white metallic with canyon brown...

The mineral white metallic with canyon brown leather is a stunning combination. I am sure you will love it. I ordered my Z4 on Oct 12 2012, production began on Nov 1 and ended on Nov 10. So now I am...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-12-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,152
Posted By KAJ
BMW Z4 > Mercedes SLK > Porsche Boxster

I carefully considered the Porsche Boxster and the Mercedes SLK 350 before deciding to order the Z4 35is. All were comparably priced with the same options, so that was not an issue. However, in the...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-12-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,719
Posted By KAJ
Update of recent order of a Z4 35is.

I ordered a BMW Z4 35is on October 12, 2012. Online tracking provided on the BMW website (My BMW login) indicated that assembly began on Nov 1 (3 week delay after ordering) and ended on Nov 11 (10...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-13-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By KAJ
Smile New Z4 on order

I just ordered a Blue Z4 35is. I found many postings on Bimmerfest to be very useful in research which car to buy, especially discussions on road noise and run-flat tires. I would prefer a car with...
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