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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By pokeybritches
An engine swap would be cost prohibitive. You...

An engine swap would be cost prohibitive. You would need to swap to the N54 ECU and bring every sensor with it, or use a stand alone ECU and get a tuner to have a go at it.

A centrifugal...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By pokeybritches
Senior, this old JO thinks it would be a GREAT...

Senior, this old JO thinks it would be a GREAT idea! (Yes, humor intended).

Seriously though, there is only one supercharger option for the 2006-2008 non-M, and I haven't heard of anyone taking...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By pokeybritches
The VF kit I have is on a 3.0i non-M. It's in the...

The VF kit I have is on a 3.0i non-M. It's in the shop being upgraded with a 3.33" pulley (additional 3 psi over the stock 3.6" pulley), methanol injection, and dyno tune. For my Z4M's, I have a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By pokeybritches
Hard to tell from the pic... are both the bolts...

Hard to tell from the pic... are both the bolts still in place? It's possible for one or both of the bolts to fall off before the bracket itself goes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-02-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By pokeybritches
Check your rear sway bar brackets. This can be...

Check your rear sway bar brackets. This can be done without jacking up the car.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-29-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By pokeybritches
8.5ET35 front and 9.5ET22 rear will get you close...

8.5ET35 front and 9.5ET22 rear will get you close to flush.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By pokeybritches
No air is robbed. What would cause the air to...

No air is robbed. What would cause the air to exit out the sound generator? Air moves from high pressure to low pressure. Low pressure is created when the piston creates a vacuum during the intake...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By pokeybritches
Yes, others have done it.

Yes, others have done it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By pokeybritches
I have the major piece you need (the pipe)...

I have the major piece you need (the pipe) available for $60 plus shipping. Part number 13-74-7-514-863. "Sound generator mod" has already been performed - one piece of foam was removed to increase...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By pokeybritches
The dealer should record what work has been done...

The dealer should record what work has been done to the car and when. Yes, they could reset the interval. As everyone else has said, change the oil now.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By pokeybritches
1. Check to see if there are any pending or...

1. Check to see if there are any pending or stored OBD2 codes. Not every code triggers a CEL. Don't pay them $100 to do this either.
2. Don't pay $480 for spark plugs. Buy them online (ECS Tuning...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By pokeybritches
If you Google "Pokeybritches Z4 3.0i build...

If you Google "Pokeybritches Z4 3.0i build thread", you can see all the mods I've tried, as well my opinion on each of them.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-21-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By pokeybritches
What is your front wheel width? On my M's I...

What is your front wheel width?

On my M's I run 255's up front and 275's out back. On the 3.0i I run 225 in the front, soon to move to 235.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-03-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By pokeybritches
Sportline CS.16 or Apex ARC-8

Sportline CS.16 or Apex ARC-8
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By pokeybritches
I have not heard of them. I paid that price or a...

I have not heard of them. I paid that price or a little more for wheels that increase performance (Apex, Sportline, etc.). Apex has a group buy on their EC-7's going on right now. They will likely...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By pokeybritches
Those wheel sizes and offsets will work. Go with...

Those wheel sizes and offsets will work. Go with 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear tires.

The best way to fill the space between the tire and fender is by lowering the car slightly. Larger tires...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By pokeybritches
If you decide you want winter wheels and tires, I...

If you decide you want winter wheels and tires, I have some OEM 18" wheels here in DC.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By pokeybritches
Any interest in a non-M midpipe?

Any interest in a non-M midpipe?

I have a line on the development of a new reasonably priced midpipe for the M54-equipped cars. If there's enough interest, I can probably get a limited production...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-25-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By pokeybritches
Get a remanufactured or Autozone alternator if...

Get a remanufactured or Autozone alternator if you're concerned about costs. P3Cars digital vent gauge has the option to display system voltage, though I'm not sure where its readings are pulled.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By pokeybritches
Alternator. Alternator. Alternator. It...

Alternator. Alternator. Alternator.

It won't throw a code. The rev dips at idle are pretty damning evidence that the voltage regulator is failing. When these cars are exposed to an over- or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By pokeybritches
Your alternator is a likely culprit too.

Your alternator is a likely culprit too.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,743
Posted By pokeybritches
There are at least two kinds of Koni S/A shocks...

There are at least two kinds of Koni S/A shocks for the rear of the Z4. One is adjusted by removing the shock and twisting it. The other, sold by TC Kline, is adjusted from the top of the shock.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By pokeybritches
A) Could possibly be solved with a valve cover...

A) Could possibly be solved with a valve cover gasket, a common wear item. Not a big deal if that's what it is. $50 in parts and an easy DIY.

B) I mentioned above.

C) Could be a big deal.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By pokeybritches
Spray some WD-40 on the rollers above the...

Spray some WD-40 on the rollers above the windshield, where the top latches. They can seize up over time, giving the impression the motor is failing.

This happened to me about 4-5 years ago....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By pokeybritches
The hard top is secured by locking two vertical...

The hard top is secured by locking two vertical pins on either side near the rear window, and by a locking mechanism located where the sunglasses holder would be on a coupe. That mechanism actuates...
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