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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-06-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,848
Posted By hartwick
Noise from area below car, between seats

No, never did get this sorted out. The noise continues as described above. No one here in Ocala has ever been able to sort it out and I refuse to take it to the dealer to have them diagnose some...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,075
Posted By hartwick
Z4 manual transmission and rear end fluid change

Original owner of a 2003 Z4, 2.5 engine, 5 speed. Car is approaching 30,000 miles. Car has light use; not a daily driver. Is now in Central Florida. Question: I believe I've seen other posts of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,430
Posted By hartwick
winter driving

Own an '03 BWM Z4 with stock Bridgestone run flats. Once, I tried to back out of my 80 foot long, flat drive way in 2 inches of snow and only got about 25 feet before coming to a dead stop. I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-10-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,767
Posted By hartwick
water on passenger side floor

Hi...had a simiilar problem. Drove through a very heavy and prolonged Florida deluge, including ponding of water on the road that I foolishly drove through. While the car ran flawlessly and the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By hartwick
3M ClearShield

Had the 3M Clear Shield product professionally installed on my 2003 Z4 a couple of years ago, in Endicott, New York. Paid $325. Job was well done, no bubbles, or wrinkles. The local BMW dealer in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By hartwick
Z4 in snow

Once, I tried to leave my 80 foot long, level driveway that had about 2 inches of fresh snow on it, before I could get to the dry, cleared road. Once the car left the garage, it was hopelessly stuck...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,682
Posted By hartwick
snow chains or Bridgestone Blizzak tires forZ4

Lived in Upstate New York for many years and used Bridestone Blizzak tires on previous BMW's and Honda Preludes. Lived on top of a steep hill and worked on top of another steep hill. I NEVER got...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-27-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,163
Posted By hartwick
Use of Lucas Oil Upper Cyl Lube?

Original owner of a 2003 Z4, 2,5L, 5 speed, with just over 27,000 miles. All service work performed by BMW dealer and now a European car care clinic. Live in Ocala, Florida. The owner of the car...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-27-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,874
Posted By hartwick
Z4 front mask/bra

I have installed the 3M Clear Shield mask on the front of my 2003 Z4 and highly recommend this product. My kit also included coverage for both mirrors. It was professionally installed and they did...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By hartwick
K and N air filter...thumbs up or down?

Oirginal owner of a 2003 Z4, 2.5 liter, 5 speed, with just over 27,000 miles. Car originally from upstate New York, and relocated to central Florida about a year ago.

Need to bring car to...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 08-27-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,744
Posted By hartwick
2003 Z4 + passenger airbag light won't reset

Original owner of a 2003 Z4, 2.5, 5 speed, with just under 27,000 miles. Car is pristine: all maintenance performed; no accidents, no abuse. All performance is up to BMW standards, but:

Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-29-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,119
Posted By hartwick
BMW Z4 attention-getter

While this is my 4rh BMW, only the 635CSi were got the attention my present car gets. And, I've owned Porsche 911's, 2 Corvettes, 2 Preludes...still they did not get the attention that the Z4 gets....
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 957
Posted By hartwick
2003 Z4 erratic start problems

Original owner of a 2003 BMW Z4, 2.5L, 5 speed with just shy of 27,000 miles. All service performed routinely. Driven easily(most of the time!).

Last week, I drove through a very heavy Florida...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By hartwick
2003 z4

Also own a 2003 BMW Z4, 2.5L, 5speed. Merlot with tan top and tan leather interior. Love the car and the attention that Merlot color combination gets. Other than a noisy fuel pump and those lousy,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,755
Posted By hartwick
Z4 drivers waving?

Years ago, with my earlier BMWs, it was almost expected to wave, and/or blink your lights at another BMW, no matter what model. Over time, this has disappeared to almost virtually no BMW waving at...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-22-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,890
Posted By hartwick
2003 Z4 Battery life

Origininal owner of a 2003 Z4, 2.5L, 5 speed, with abouth 26,800 miles, The car was originally from Upstate New York, and seldom driven in the winter. During this time, I kept a Sears trickle...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,476
Posted By hartwick
Z4...battery tender question

Have used a Sears battery tender(regularly on sale for around $20), on my 2003 Z4, 2.5. Prior to buying the Sears unit, I checked out the BMW one and was told by the BMW sales manager to just buy...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-04-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By hartwick
new Z4 causing headaches?

Definitely replace the cabin air filter. While you are doing that, clean out the air ducts using a vacuum hose, or giving a blast of air from a air compressor. This will help eliminate build-up of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-04-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,848
Posted By hartwick
Z4 noisy fule pump

Just researched a DIAS valve which seems to be part of the engine's intake system. and wouldn't it be likely that that noise eminates from the front of the car, rather down below, between the two...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-04-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,848
Posted By hartwick
Z4 noisy fuel pump...disa valve???

Thanks for the response, but never heard of a "DISA" valve. What is it? What does it do?
And, why is that sound suggestive of a DISA valve?

Anything I can do to eliminate or reduce the noise?...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-04-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,848
Posted By hartwick
Z4 noisy fuel pump? What's it sound like/

in response to your question about what does a noisy fuel pump sound like, if I'm correct as to the assessment of the sound, it appears to come from down below the car, between the seats. It is a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,848
Posted By hartwick
Z4 Noisy fuel pump?

Original owner of a BMW Z4, 2.5, 5 speed. Just over 26,500 miles. Always use premium gas. Car is serviced regularly, by the book; always use synthetic oil, changed every 3,000 miles. Never...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By hartwick
Z4 car cover

Live in Ocala, Florida, where it gets very hot and humid during the summer months especially. Also, the sun intensity is also very intense most of the year. As you know well, the sun intensity will...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,498
Posted By hartwick
Z4 fuel pump noise?

Original owner of 2003 BMW Z4, 2.5 liter, 5 speed, with just over 25,000 miles. Purchased at Gault AutoSport, in Endicott, New York. All service performed. Never any problems; no accidents; no...
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