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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By bwillia
Be aware that you have to have the new battery...

Be aware that you have to have the new battery registered to the car.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By bwillia
What other mod's have you made to the car? Have...

What other mod's have you made to the car? Have you changed the inter-cooler, exhaust, cold air intake? Anything?
I had lots of problems with the stage 1 tunes on my 08 335 from my Cobb tuner...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-27-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 863
Posted By bwillia
"Power compromise - if it comes to this, will...

"Power compromise - if it comes to this, will not have any significant effect on engine life. Having ethanol in fuel tank and engine all the time will likely be much worse."


What you need to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-26-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By bwillia
I put a strut tower brace on the front of 06 Z4M...

I put a strut tower brace on the front of 06 Z4M and seriously felt nothing at all in the way of difference. Ironically I did feel a difference when adding one to my 335 and to my Boxster S but not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 863
Posted By bwillia
Modern cars are made to put up with ethanol...

Modern cars are made to put up with ethanol blended fuels but there are still downsides. Ethanol is very Hydroscopic so it attracts moisture. Ethanol blends age quickly in the tank of a car that sees...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By bwillia
A side note on an other tire. I just had my...

A side note on an other tire. I just had my Continental DWS's warrantied by Discount Tire after the rears wore out in 15K miles!! I was really surprised as I really like Continental tires generally....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By bwillia
I have a kit from Griots garage with a compressor...

I have a kit from Griots garage with a compressor and a plug kit. It has saved me a few times. The plugs are easy to put in and hold up well. The compressor is pretty quick for a DC powered unit. But...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-23-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By bwillia
Very easy change on the rear sensor. The front...

Very easy change on the rear sensor. The front one is not as much fun.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By bwillia
Thanks! Sounds like good advice

Thanks! Sounds like good advice
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By bwillia
Now that the OP brings up problems with wheel...

Now that the OP brings up problems with wheel finish the clear coat has peeled on mine. I was really surprised it did this. The car came from Texas so hasn't seen salt or Mag. Chloride. I can tell it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By bwillia
Glad I could help!

Glad I could help!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By bwillia
The alignment doesn't look too bad but a car...

The alignment doesn't look too bad but a car pulls towards the side with the most camber or the least caster. Years ago when I was doing alignments professionally I would always set the right side...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-04-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By bwillia
You don't need to worry about the throttle body....

You don't need to worry about the throttle body. It just isn't an issue with these for some reason. Now the intake valves...that's another story. Fortunately there is a good but expensive fix.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-03-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By bwillia
I have a strut brace but the span is so long and...

I have a strut brace but the span is so long and the bar is aluminum and I'm convinced it isn't do much of anything.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-03-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By bwillia
Turner Motorsports has terrific brake packages...

Turner Motorsports has terrific brake packages that include pads, OEM rotors, sensors, rotor bolts and even DOT 4 fluid so you can flush the fluid. It was a pretty good deal too. I was very happy...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-02-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By bwillia
BMW almost always does a really good job of...

BMW almost always does a really good job of hiding the top mounting points for the struts/shocks in the rear. Not only is the Z4 this way but the E92 3 series are the same way. Not sure why they do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By bwillia
A staggered wheel set up was a factory option on...

A staggered wheel set up was a factory option on the 335xi. Mine has it and I also have a 19" staggered set up for the summer with no issues. Check out Steve Dinan's stage II and III suspension set...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By bwillia
I know the "Turtle Wax" kit does.

I know the "Turtle Wax" kit does.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By bwillia
Don't forget to put the sealant on it after you...

Don't forget to put the sealant on it after you buff it clear or you will be right back where you started before you know it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By bwillia
Trade it immediately on a turbo model! Take your...

Trade it immediately on a turbo model! Take your pick which one. 135, 235, 335, 435. You will not regret it. The 328 will never please you if you are looking for serious power without some type of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By bwillia
I have an 08 335xi coupe. I replaced the...

I have an 08 335xi coupe. I replaced the struts/shocks with Bilstein sports and the springs and rear sway bar with Dinan. The ride didn't suffer much and the Dinan springs don't lower the car as much...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By bwillia
Remus makes great mufflers for it and so does...

Remus makes great mufflers for it and so does Dinan. I don't remember what I paid for my Dinan setup but I sure do like it. Once it broke in and opened up that is.

I had the Remus muffler on my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-13-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By bwillia
Beautiful cars!!

Beautiful cars!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-13-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By bwillia
I like it. Good stance and nice look with the...

I like it. Good stance and nice look with the white body and black wheels. How does it ride with the springs, struts and shocks?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By bwillia
Look at that!! Thank you! I was always told...

Look at that!! Thank you!
I was always told that if you tried this on an xi that it throws a check engine light. While these guys don't specifically mention that issue it is encouraging because...
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