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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-08-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By bten
make sure the shelf is down. I would turn the...

make sure the shelf is down. I would turn the two knobs up and then back down.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By bten
Some have used white lithium grease. btw, you...

Some have used white lithium grease. btw, you can still get 3 in 1 oil.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By bten
try lubricating the linkage on the top. I found...

try lubricating the linkage on the top. I found that mine was binding and that lead to the slow operation. I used light sewing machine oil. Open the top about 1/3 the way and lubricate each joint. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,300
Posted By bten
I have the Bridgestone Re960AS run flats and love...

I have the Bridgestone Re960AS run flats and love them. A bit of history, I had an '04 and when I bought it used, it had 3 run flats and a new RE 960 AS non runflat. I quickly changed the other 3...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,344
Posted By bten
I had an '04 and have an '08 now. I could not...

I had an '04 and have an '08 now. I could not agree more. I did go to non run flats in the '04 and it was a good balance. I think the '04 was a little bit better handling. The benefit of the '08...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-22-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By bten
see the attached jpeg. it shows the joints

see the attached jpeg. it shows the joints
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By bten
The rivets in the linkage for the top. You see...

The rivets in the linkage for the top. You see them when the top is about half open. Have to do both sides. This is in the top itself, not in the linkage that locks the top down. This linkage can...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-22-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By bten
try lubricating the linkage first. I use light...

try lubricating the linkage first. I use light sewing machine oil at each of the rivets. You may not need to do anything to the top.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By bten
try lubricating the linkage for the top with a...

try lubricating the linkage for the top with a light oil
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By bten
I had the lights flare up like that, My indy...

I had the lights flare up like that, My indy changed the alternator and it solved my problem (2004)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By bten
I remember on another board, there was someone...

I remember on another board, there was someone who did it. Try googling sport button retrofit. It was a long time ago, and I decided not to try it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,005
Posted By bten
the airbag light might be an issue with the seat...

the airbag light might be an issue with the seat sensor on the passenger side. Also check to make sure you have good connection to the seat belt modules under the seat.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By bten
Did you convert yours to a manual top?

Did you convert yours to a manual top?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By bten
Lubricate the linkage. Try a light machine oil...

Lubricate the linkage. Try a light machine oil or white grease lubricant and the joints you can see. It will work on it's own after that.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By bten
High performance all seasons will greatly reduce...

High performance all seasons will greatly reduce if not eliminate the tramelling. I went with Bridgestone Potenza RE 960 AS. The are run flats, and do not trammel. Read reviews on Tire Rack. ultra...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By bten
Try lubricating the linkage on the top.

Try lubricating the linkage on the top.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By bten
+1 been there, done that. It will drive your DSC...

+1 been there, done that. It will drive your DSC nuts, kicks in when doing normal turns.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,990
Posted By bten
If you want to stay with runflats, consider...

If you want to stay with runflats, consider Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS RFT tires. they have good reviews on Tire Rack and ride almost as well as non run flats (very close). I had the non run flat...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By bten
Daylight Savings time

Been a busy winter, and weather really not that good in the winter time, lots of cold ~45 degrees, and rain.

Anyway, I was washing the Z, and I noticed that I needed an inspection. On the way to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By bten
+1

+1
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,446
Posted By bten
I found trammeling to be a function of worn or...

I found trammeling to be a function of worn or old tires (especially summer sports). Double check to make sure all the tires are the exact same type.

I switched to Ultra High performance all...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By bten
check to make sure the shelf is lowered properly...

check to make sure the shelf is lowered properly (one knob on each side)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,690
Posted By bten
I have been using ultra high performance A/S...

I have been using ultra high performance A/S tires and have been very satisfied. We use the Z4 for a lot of car club trips, many times we start out the mornings as low as 32 deg. (Halloween in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,649
Posted By bten
you have to take the plastic connectors off the...

you have to take the plastic connectors off the bottom of the seat back. You may find that they are already out. when you slide the back pieces back on, make sure the tabs lock in correctly (you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By bten
Thanks!

Thanks!
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