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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-22-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
Care to mention what town this inspection...

Care to mention what town this inspection location was in so I can be sure to avoid it? ;)

There is a Shell station in Hanover that I have found to be very honest. 4 cars inspected every year...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 19,880
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
This is the best thing I have read all day! I...

This is the best thing I have read all day! I hope we all have your longevity.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
If it is a standard shift, check that the clutch...

If it is a standard shift, check that the clutch stop has not come out too far.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
That's a pretty nice kit. Their compressor looks...

That's a pretty nice kit. Their compressor looks cheap, but the repair plug tool looks nice. I'm looking at the BMW Mobility and the Conti kit. Your idea of the Dynaplug tool and separate...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I ditched the original run flats (still plenty of...

I ditched the original run flats (still plenty of tread, but 14 years old) for Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 last November. I went with all season because I didn't want summer tires that might...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
That's the first Merlot Red hard top that I have...

That's the first Merlot Red hard top that I have seen, and I think it looks pretty sweet. If it were me, I would try to sell them together. To sell the top separately, everyone wants the mounting...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I have 42,000 on my 2003 3.0i and the car runs...

I have 42,000 on my 2003 3.0i and the car runs perfectly. Any reason to consider changing the plugs at this point? I'm always looking for some excuse to tinker...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
This is what came with that factory package, I...

This is what came with that factory package, I know for sure, because I picked up a set of these wheels used from a Z enthusiast who went aftermarket.

BMW Style 105 alloy wheels from a 2006 Z4. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I'd bet a nickel that those are genuine leather,...

I'd bet a nickel that those are genuine leather, the seam pattern is the same as what I have and mine are definitely leather.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
Your picture doesn't show. You can always ask...

Your picture doesn't show. You can always ask for the VIN and run a decoder to be sure.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-15-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I want...

I want...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-28-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 19,880
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
Same here, last summer, the big 5-0. My 18 year...

Same here, last summer, the big 5-0. My 18 year old daughter is begging me to teach her how to drive a stick. I'm still trying to muster up the courage for that!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
That's interesting, the X5 4.8i is the sole...

That's interesting, the X5 4.8i is the sole reason I will never buy another 8 cylinder BMW, and the truth is, I think the 6 Series convertible is the most beautiful car on the road. If I could get...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-16-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I agree with Akebono Euro pads, I also used them...

I agree with Akebono Euro pads, I also used them on my X5 and my wife's Land Rover LR2. Good stopping power and no brake dust. I will definitely put them on the Z when the time comes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-14-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I want to follow this because I'm not sure what...

I want to follow this because I'm not sure what you mean by dash storage compartment. Are you talking about a factory nav pop up screen? I leave my mount on the lower left hand corner of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-09-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I just bought my E85 in August. I was admiring...

I just bought my E85 in August. I was admiring how pristine the condition of the windshield was, no chips, not sand blasted at all. Then I noticed that it was made by Pilkington (had to google it,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-25-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I just had all four of my wheels refinished at a...

I just had all four of my wheels refinished at a wheel repair shop. Two of them had bad curb rash from the previous owner, two weren't too bad. They didn't want to just touch them up, they...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
Interesting. Yesterday was the first time that I...

Interesting. Yesterday was the first time that I got caught in the rain with my new to me Z and the first time turning on the wipers. I have had several cars in the past that had rain sensors and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,911
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I'm trying to decide between the Conti DWS's at ~...

I'm trying to decide between the Conti DWS's at ~ $700 shipped from Tirerack and the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 for around $775 (plus shipping at $60.) They are rated #2 for the Mich and #3 for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-21-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
That's exactly what it is in my case, you nailed...

That's exactly what it is in my case, you nailed it. So, is there anything that can be done? I'm assuming it's ok to leave it in first gear when on level ground (i.e., in the garage) without...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-21-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
Xenon headlights question

I picked up my Z a few weeks ago and this is the fourth car I have had with Xenons. These seem to be extremely sensitive to bumps in the road in that they bounce around like crazy (I believe just...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-19-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I have a related question. I just picked up an...

I have a related question. I just picked up an '03 with 41k miles a few weeks ago and the rear shocks squeak really loudly when getting into and out of the car, and/or when pressing down on the rear...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,599
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
There is a guy who has his car for sale on...

There is a guy who has his car for sale on Providence RI craigslist who has the covers on his car. They look pretty nice. (Easy to find his pics.) I contacted him asking if he'd sell them to me...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,599
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
I thought it was too good to be true.

I thought it was too good to be true.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,599
Posted By CTHuskyinMA
Not sure if they actually have them, but they are...

Not sure if they actually have them, but they are listed as in stock for $108 + $19 shipping:

http://www.bmwpartswholesale.com/oe-bmw/54340154306?origin=pla&gclid=CKq3o6iy_c4CFY5ZhgodKEUCPg
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