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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By pokeybritches
I mentioned it in my comment on how much money he...

I mentioned it in my comment on how much money he wants to spend. The problem with the ride on the Z4 is overly firm shocks, and a driving position over the rear wheels. Softer rear springs will...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By pokeybritches
At 110k miles, either option will make the car...

At 110k miles, either option will make the car feel new again. I was at 90k+ miles when I changed mine.

If your debate is between Koni S/A and Bilstein non-adjustable shocks, go for the Konis...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By pokeybritches
The Z4 will never be plush. How well you want it...

The Z4 will never be plush. How well you want it to ride depends on the amount of money you want to spend. You could go with some single adjustable Koni shocks and set them to soft for $1266 plus...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By pokeybritches
The thermostat is designed to fail in the...

The thermostat is designed to fail in the open/conservative position. If it fails, the car will just take longer to warm up.

For the M54, I suggest doing casualty maintenance only and to pay...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By pokeybritches
275 whp is very optimistic. With the mods you...

275 whp is very optimistic. With the mods you listed (3.0si intake and aftermarket tune), you're probably looking at something like 210 whp. Still would make for a fun car!


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By pokeybritches
Do you want to go racing or boating? I'd never...

Do you want to go racing or boating? I'd never pay to go boating...

If all you do is cruise around, go for the E89. You won't notice the performance loss. I personally found the E89 to be gorgeous...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By pokeybritches
ATF Change at 114k Miles?

Yes to changing the fluids.

What year is your Z4? Depending on the year, there are many things you can do to see an increase in power. The M54 (2003-2005) has more ultimate potential than the N52...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-01-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By pokeybritches
2006 VS. 2007 M Coupe

There are some questions as to which cars received the updated VANOS bolts. All failures I've heard about are on 2006 cars.

My car was 9/06 without the TPMS in the wheels. It uses ABS sensors,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By pokeybritches
Lifetime of a Z4 3.0i engine

Totally depends on maintenance and driving habits. That's like asking how long your knees should last. Depends on many factors.

BMW says 150k-200k miles, at least according to Steve Dinan. You...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By pokeybritches
Z4 Thermostat Replacement

I didn't jack up the engine to change the thermostat, and I can't remember if I removed the fan. Be careful - that fan is like $600. Remember to vent the system when you're done and purge the air. I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By pokeybritches
Z4 (2003 2.5i): Manual Trans. & Diff fluids, Replace Plugs too?

I've read that you're supposed to replace the plugs, but I didn't. No issues.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By pokeybritches
Z4M Roadster, comping from AP1 need help asap

1. I don't think anyone can answer this question, as these aren't common occurances. Sounds like it had an issue that they were chasing, starting small and moving to bigger and bigger part...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-10-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By pokeybritches
Bavarian Autosport, Tischer (getbmwparts), Turner...

Bavarian Autosport, Tischer (getbmwparts), Turner Motorsports, Precision Sport Industries...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By pokeybritches
I've just moved to Alexandria, so I'm interested...

I've just moved to Alexandria, so I'm interested in an independent mechanic as well.

Do you know where the coolant leak originated?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-22-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By pokeybritches
3.07 --> 3.64 + Headers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqXCCtc23M

The car pulled 285 whp and 225 ft-lbs wheel torque on the dyno.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQku3zFUa_8

http://i42.tinypic.com/mvp99g.jpg

3.07...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By pokeybritches
In the article I cited, the author explains motor...

In the article I cited, the author explains motor oil in the greatest detail I have ever read. Dr. Haas clearly knows the subject, and he recommends against mixing brands for reasons I previously...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By pokeybritches
Yes, just don't mix them.

Yes, just don't mix them.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By pokeybritches
Analysis is hindsight, and hindsight is 20/20. ...

Analysis is hindsight, and hindsight is 20/20. If you want to know what works, that's the only way I know of to do it and be certain. Do you know of a different way? A good community would share...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Z4 Roadster (E85) Hello from new member
Views: 408
Posted By pokeybritches
Welcome. Have you tried Ebay for used parts? I...

Welcome. Have you tried Ebay for used parts? I would expect that they could reprogram an ECU from another car to work on yours, but you'll need to ask before diving in.

Make sure the car is...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By pokeybritches
I used Rogue RSM's too on my Z4. I lived in...

I used Rogue RSM's too on my Z4. I lived in Fresno about two years... too bad I'm not there to give you a hand.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By pokeybritches
With the extreme temperatures of continuous...

With the extreme temperatures of continuous revving to high rpm, oil is really put through the ringer. You need the specific oil that works well with what you are doing (endurance racing, drag,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By pokeybritches
A quick google search turned this up: ...

A quick google search turned this up:




http://ferrarichat.com/forum/faq.php?faq=haas_articles
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By pokeybritches
I disagree. Unless you know what specific...

I disagree. Unless you know what specific additives are in an oil, I would not mix them. I doubt it would cause enough damage to be a serious issue through the lifetime of the car, but if you don't...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By pokeybritches
There is a difference, but not enough to mess up...

There is a difference, but not enough to mess up the car. Each weight of oil has a certain viscosity at a specific temperature. Every 0 weight oil has a lower viscosity at low temperature versus a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-10-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By pokeybritches
Quick Video - Supercharged Z4 3.0i

Here's a quick video of my supercharged Z4 3.0i. The kit is from VF Engineering, utilizing a Vortech V3 SCi trim blower @ 6 psi.

Rev, parking speed, and launch:
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