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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By ebruder
I use a different approach. I position my foot...

I use a different approach. I position my foot so the strongest area of my foot (left of center) is centered on on the brake pedal. This positions the right side of my foot for the accelerator...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By ebruder
I have the best of both worlds as my Z4MC is my...

I have the best of both worlds as my Z4MC is my daily driver year 'round. It is warm to get into, and is sheltered while not being driven.

4 winter wheels and high profile, aggressive sport snow...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-06-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By ebruder
Do some people actually like run flats or are...

Do some people actually like run flats or are they just justifying the compromised ride/handling with the supposed security of being able to drive to a tire shop (if there is one with 50 miles that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-06-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,114
Posted By ebruder
eugenew, If/when you get a Z3/Z4 drop me a...

eugenew,

If/when you get a Z3/Z4 drop me a note about the ZBimmer group driving out of NEOhio area. Good times to be had.

All others are welcome as well. Great drives, roads, food stops, and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-05-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,114
Posted By ebruder
There is no reason that the car cannot sit...

There is no reason that the car cannot sit outside in Northern Ohio winters. If you are concerned about salt, then don't drive it. A car cover might give you, but not the car, warm fuzzies.

I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,114
Posted By ebruder
I can't comment on the price, but I can on the...

I can't comment on the price, but I can on the car. As an owner of a Z4MC (black/black), I can say it is a tremendously good car to drive. I drove Porsches for 20+ years before buying my Z4MC in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By ebruder
Again, a perfect answer. And the sound is...

Again, a perfect answer.

And the sound is precisely what I had heard.

ebruder
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By ebruder
This is precisely what I was going to suggest as...

This is precisely what I was going to suggest as the problem, if the sound only occurs while the car is moving under the conditions you state.

When I had the diff fluid changed on my Z4M, the shop...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By ebruder
Then we are on the exact same page. Thanks for...

Then we are on the exact same page. Thanks for the clarification.

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By ebruder
Shipkiller, I read your post carefully,...

Shipkiller,

I read your post carefully, twice, and then I think the light went on.

Do you get a light with your track wheels without the TPMS installed?

If so, no more confusion.

Thanks,
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By ebruder
Beautiful black MCoupe (just like mine, a 2007...

Beautiful black MCoupe (just like mine, a 2007 black/black)!

My experience does not mirror that of shipkiller. I have a set of TPMS on both my summer and winter wheels. I do not try to exchange...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By ebruder
Go to...

Go to http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=BU33&mospid=49304&hg=11 and see what you find.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By ebruder
I might sound like a commercial, but I can...

I might sound like a commercial, but I can recommend nothing better that calling Tire Rack and speaking with one of their sales persons.

They'll ask the type of driving that you do, a few other...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,176
Posted By ebruder
Just to be a little obnoxious, all the Z4s,...

Just to be a little obnoxious, all the Z4s, including the M were made in Spartenburg, SC. The engine, of course, was German made.

Sorry, but I just had to. :)

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By ebruder
^^^^^ Yep! EB

^^^^^ Yep!

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By ebruder
My MCoupe is also black, and the salt and road...

My MCoupe is also black, and the salt and road crud look absolutely terrible... blech.

I do use a car wash and put up with the swirls, and then detail the hell out of the car in the spring to have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By ebruder
Technically the car was delivered to my...

Technically the car was delivered to my mechanic's shop, which then gave the OK, and my attorney then released the funds.

It worked out very well for all concerned. The seller fairly represented...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-19-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By ebruder
Pierce, A fun one for you. When I...

Pierce,

A fun one for you.

When I purchased my first Porsche nearly 30 years ago, the salesman got the drift that I was intending the car as 12 month daily driver as well as a track car. He...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By ebruder
Yes, I have my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee if...

Yes, I have my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee if needed for hauling stuff, but I've only used it due to weather 2-3 times in closing in on 7 years in the Z4M and maybe the same number of times in 20...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By ebruder
Bern, At least we agree on the importance of...

Bern,

At least we agree on the importance of dedicated snow tires for the fall/winter months. :)

I know that I am odd man out re: Z4's and winter driving, but I find the car, with the right...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By ebruder
I was in NYC last week for a few days, and there...

I was in NYC last week for a few days, and there were cars so plowed in that they won't see the road until many days of above freezing temps and/or rain. I feel bad for you and them.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-14-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By ebruder
Huh? With a change to narrower, smaller...

Huh?

With a change to narrower, smaller wheels and higher profile dedicated snow tires, my 2007 MCoupe is just great in the snow (as long as it is not so deep as I would have to plow it).

I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-12-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By ebruder
I bought my MCoupe new, but I once purchased a 1...

I bought my MCoupe new, but I once purchased a 1 year old Porsche sight unseen very satisfactorily using the following method.

I requested the seller get a PPI and send me the report.

I then...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-10-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By ebruder
Absolutely delete the CDV. It is designed to...

Absolutely delete the CDV. It is designed to slip the clutch, and certainly is a contributor to clutch wear. The driveability improvement is huge as well.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By ebruder
Nah, that's the good news. Better a fine dinner...

Nah, that's the good news. Better a fine dinner with her than spending the money at a shop.

EB
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