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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By bten
I once had a loaner that had the manual top. It...

I once had a loaner that had the manual top. It was very easy to use. I think if you got rid of all the motors (hydraulic and the top latching one) you might find it is quite easy to operate. One...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By bten
If I install the strut bar myself, will I need to...

If I install the strut bar myself, will I need to have the front end aligned afterwards? Does it affect alignment?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By bten
When I am doing a lot of driving in the Z4 (road...

When I am doing a lot of driving in the Z4 (road trips), I wear running type shoes that are very narrow. Helps with moving from accelerator to brakes and back. Still looking for real driving shoes....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By bten
Replace the garage door with a rollup can...

Replace the garage door with a rollup can type.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By bten
I have gone to the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS...

I have gone to the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS run flat. I had the non run flat version on an earlier Z4 that I owned and really liked them.

These are considered 3rd generation run flats, and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By bten
I went ultra high performance all seasons. ...

I went ultra high performance all seasons. Trammelling is gone. I think these cars tramell with sport tires, more so with sport run flats...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By bten
I had a wire in one of my non-run flats, and my...

I had a wire in one of my non-run flats, and my tire light came on. Stopped at a service station, aired it up and drove it to discount tire where they fixed it. Didn't need to use my fix-a-flat or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By bten
Try lubricating the linkage on your top at every...

Try lubricating the linkage on your top at every rivet joint. I have used light sewing machine oil, others white lithium grease. WD 40 will free things up, but leaves no lubrication after it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-23-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By bten
probably need to bleed the system.

probably need to bleed the system.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By bten
runflats, or old worn out summer sport tires. If...

runflats, or old worn out summer sport tires. If the tires are old and 50% worn, this could be the issue.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By bten
I can say with certainty that it is not 100%...

I can say with certainty that it is not 100% lethal. I rolled Z4, with seat belts on, we did not touch the roof when upside down. Actually, the "A" pillar is very strong and can support the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By bten
Just Curious, did you notice a difference in...

Just Curious, did you notice a difference in power or responsiveness of the engine after you changed the coils and plugs?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By bten
I had a 2003 X5 that I feel the same way...

I had a 2003 X5 that I feel the same way about.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By bten
Last time I went to Autozone, I asked for refills...

Last time I went to Autozone, I asked for refills and they had them in the back. In the display area, they only had replacement blades:confused:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By bten
try applying light oil to the joint rivets in the...

try applying light oil to the joint rivets in the roof mechanism. I used "sewing machine" oil at each joint (mine was stuttering and sticking when it moved). It sounds like your frame is in a bind...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By bten
Take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS...

Take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS Run Flat. I have them on my Z and really like them. They are all season and have a 40,000 mile wear warranty. they are ultra high performance all...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By bten
Check the label

Check the label on the driver's side door jam. It will give you what was initially installed on the car.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By bten
try pressing your dsc button once, do not hold it...

try pressing your dsc button once, do not hold it down. This will allow a limited wheel spin and reduce the hesitation.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By bten
I found that the output from the audio out on a...

I found that the output from the audio out on a IPhone connector does a lot better than using the headphone jack as well. More balance sound from the iPhone.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By bten
I would be interested also.

I would be interested also.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By bten
The buttons on the console on the one in the...

The buttons on the console on the one in the picture, show that the car has a power top. Manual tops were an option. The car should have two keys with buttons for lock, unlock and the trunk.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By bten
this might seam crazy, but go to a dealer and...

this might seam crazy, but go to a dealer and find out who they use. In the Houston area, may dealers can't get enough cars with leather. In particular, Camry's with leather are in short supply....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By bten
go to tirerack.com. See what tires are available...

go to tirerack.com. See what tires are available for your particular car. There are several runflats that are all season, I have the Bridgestone Potenza RE-960 run flats on my car right now and like...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By bten
Did you use her toothbrush? :p

Did you use her toothbrush? :p
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By bten
this is not common. three things to check, a...

this is not common. three things to check, a cracked expansion tank, leaking o-ring at the temperature sensor in the radiator hose (in front of the radiator), or a faulty radiator cap that is not...
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