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Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Zedfor
Where to learn to be BMW mechanic?

Bavarian Auto has many DIY videos in their web site.
That said, here's how BMW molds their own: http://www.bmwstep.com
Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Zedfor
I wish them well, but sadly, I think they've run...

I wish them well, but sadly, I think they've run their course. Clarkson has become simply boorish. That said, any attempt will be better than the half-baked version we have in the USA.
Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Zedfor
Service Dept Dodges Problems

In my experience BMW dealer service departments are crap. There are four within a 60 mile radius of where I live. Two are owned by by one franchisee and the other two by different franchisees. All...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,698
Posted By Zedfor
Wtb: Z4

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Zedfor
2003 Z4 Remote.. Issues

Probably your GM5 module. Google BMW GM5 module repair for more info.

Never mind, I did it for you: http://www.bmwgm5.com/GM5_Repair_Service.htm
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Zedfor
Sure. Look for a Cars & Coffee in your area as...

Sure. Look for a Cars & Coffee in your area as well.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Zedfor
2005 Z4 story

Get a copy of Mike Miller's BMW Old School Maintenance Schedule. Google it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Zedfor
Why? Cheap insurance.

Why? Cheap insurance.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Zedfor
recently purchased a 2003 z4 3.0i - address some issues

The brake light could be telling you it's time for a fluid change or the pads/rotors are worn. In either case it is critical you get that sorted ASAP. Your safety and that of other on the road around...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Zedfor
More likely worn bushings and tie rods. Take it...

More likely worn bushings and tie rods. Take it to a competent INDEPENDENT BMW repair specialists for evaluation. I recommend ditching the run flats, if they are still on the car, and replace them...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Zedfor
NSA tracking device

NSA tracking device
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 03-21-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,280
Posted By Zedfor
Z4 vs Boxster -- Which to get?

I was looking for a Boxster when I bought my Z4 five years ago.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Zedfor
BMW recommends either Bosch or NGK.

BMW recommends either Bosch or NGK.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Zedfor
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 03-13-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By Zedfor
Did you ever sell?

Did you ever sell?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Zedfor
CARFAX is a marketing tool and nothing more. It...

CARFAX is a marketing tool and nothing more. It can only display information supplied to it by outside sources. It may be complete or it may be full of inaccurate data and have gaps in information....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,214
Posted By Zedfor
It will be obvious to you once you pull the...

It will be obvious to you once you pull the motor. Shipkiller's web site has a good picture of what a fully immersed and corroded motor looks like. I ain't pretty (nor working).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By Zedfor
Conti kit

Conti kit
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,368
Posted By Zedfor
Oil... again.... I know. I just need a clear answer

Sorry - no clear answer. Just to confuse things, here is another take on the issue:
http://www.redlineoil.com/news_article.aspx?id=13
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,368
Posted By Zedfor
No. 5W is a thinner oil, 5 being the "weight" of...

No. 5W is a thinner oil, 5 being the "weight" of the oil. Formulations vary by weight and viscosity. Generally, the rule is use a lower weight when operating in sustained temperatures. That said, it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-09-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,214
Posted By Zedfor
It's all good. The motors corrode over time when...

It's all good. The motors corrode over time when water backs up due to the soft top drains becoming clogged. That said, if you had freezing rain & temps that could have certainly clogged the drains...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By Zedfor
In any case, look for one that has a service...

In any case, look for one that has a service history. You might find one which BMW a replaced the column under warranty, or the PO coughed up the $3,000+ for the replacement. In any event, buy the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,214
Posted By Zedfor
Try RealOEM or Rock Auto.

Try RealOEM or Rock Auto.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Zedfor
Avoid BMW dealers like the plague. First, take...

Avoid BMW dealers like the plague. First, take the car back to CARMAX and give them the chance to put it right. Then find yourself an independent BMW repair shop with a good reputation. You might...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By Zedfor
...and this:...

...and this: http://mrcarfix.com/fix/2005/BMW/Z4/How+to+Fix+your+Z4+Microswitch?f=1&m=117
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