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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jparnes1
Of the 3, the 2011 3.0 will probably have the...

Of the 3, the 2011 3.0 will probably have the fewest costs down the road simply because it's naturally aspirated and it's not an M car.
You can get extended warranties on either E89s, but 17K on...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-18-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By jparnes1
There's also this You Tube on rear brake pad...

There's also this You Tube on rear brake pad replacement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FaerB7OcyA
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By jparnes1
I had a 2011 and now have a 2012 and have low...

I had a 2011 and now have a 2012 and have low dust pads. Maybe a part change after 2010?
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-14-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By jparnes1
BMW usually runs models on a 7 year run, which...

BMW usually runs models on a 7 year run, which means the current Z4's last year will be MY 2015. But what's that got to do with it? Which car do you really want?
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By jparnes1
I would suggest checking out www.realoem.com. ...

I would suggest checking out www.realoem.com. You will find a schematic for this part.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By jparnes1
If your car isn't racking left or right, you...

If your car isn't racking left or right, you don't need an alignment. Inside wear is totally normal for BMWs due to the camber of the rear wheels. If it's excessive, then maybe your alignment is...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By jparnes1
6MT fluid change

Anyone who has done a fluid change in their 6MT - what's the capacity?
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By jparnes1
Only if you're not worried about passing...

Only if you're not worried about passing emissions inspection.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By jparnes1
Normal.

Normal.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-05-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By jparnes1
17, 18 or 19 (even seen 20") are all fine. I...

17, 18 or 19 (even seen 20") are all fine. I don't know what they were talking about.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By jparnes1
Z Fest 2014

Hey all, I just got back from Z Fest 2014 in State College, PA. What a blast! 155 cars - Z3s, E85s and E89 and a Z1. The best car event I've ever been to. Autocross, spirited drives through the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By jparnes1
Z Fest 2014

Hey all, I just got back from Z Fest 2014 in State College, PA. What a blast! 155 cars - Z3s, E85s and E89 and a Z1. The best car event I've ever been to. Autocross, spirited drives through the...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By jparnes1
Z Fest 2014

Hey all, I just got back from Z Fest 2014 in State College, PA. What a blast! 155 cars - Z3s, E85s and E89 and a Z1. The best car event I've ever been to. Autocross, spirited drives through the...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-30-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By jparnes1
If someone would detail in a coding forum how to...

If someone would detail in a coding forum how to code the car for a default sport suspension mode, I'd be on that in a heartbeat. For now, I'm just pressing the button.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-28-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By jparnes1
Leo, you'll have to clarify your first sentence;...

Leo, you'll have to clarify your first sentence; spell check got you.

My point was that max torque kicks in at 1500 rpm and stays until about 5500. (Maybe not true for your 30i - did you know the...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By jparnes1
when you're ready to drive more aggressively, you...

when you're ready to drive more aggressively, you will find that the Z4 has loads of low end torque that the SLK can't touch. On the street, torque wins out over HP every time. Keeps the revs at 3K...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By jparnes1
You'll love the Z4 much more than the SLK. Good...

You'll love the Z4 much more than the SLK. Good choice
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By jparnes1
I would recommend a warranty thru BMW. They have...

I would recommend a warranty thru BMW. They have several packages to choose from. Too many tales of outside companies disappearing or going bankrupt and leaving the car owner with no warranty.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By jparnes1
It comes as standard equipment now. Many features...

It comes as standard equipment now. Many features that were options previously have become standard. Your car is just too old.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By jparnes1
I went from Crimson to Melbourne too because I...

I went from Crimson to Melbourne too because I got the M Sport package. Initially I liked the Crimson more - it's an awesome deep red color. But Melbourne has really grown on me. The part I like...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By jparnes1
Run the VIN to know for sure. M-Sport cars are...

Run the VIN to know for sure. M-Sport cars are 10mm lower, have black rear diffusers, different front bumper cover, no silver splitters in front air dams, M badges on the steering wheel and wheels,...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-21-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By jparnes1
Judging but your comments, I'm going to guess and...

Judging but your comments, I'm going to guess and say you enjoy cruising with your $60K convertible roadster around town and are less concerned about performance and handling. Whether you should...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-12-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,130
Posted By jparnes1
You win :clap:

You win :clap:
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By jparnes1
you can always get some repaired RFT's on eBay...

you can always get some repaired RFT's on eBay for cheap.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-06-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By jparnes1
Yes 13k is definitely within range of normal for...

Yes 13k is definitely within range of normal for these tires. That's been my experience and many others. You have 300 HP going to those rear tires - it takes it's toll.
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