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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By BruceJM
+1 on this. Its a blast from the past, very...

+1 on this. Its a blast from the past, very common problem and caused exactly what you are hearing. Even better, its the easiest, cheapest possible solution, so you cant afford to check anything...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By BruceJM
+1, it looks worse than either, nothing like the...

+1, it looks worse than either, nothing like the rumors or the concepts that floated. This thing will kill the Z.

In other news the Porsche Boxter's have finally come into their own in styling...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By BruceJM
Def +1

Def +1
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By BruceJM
subees have a long standing rep as vehicles for...

subees have a long standing rep as vehicles for the twisties, on, or off-road :rofl::violent::roundel:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By BruceJM
Not trying to insult your intelligence, or...

Not trying to insult your intelligence, or experience, but if you really want to know:
What your car is worth in a private sale /and in trade in.
or
If buying a car from a dealer is a good deal....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By BruceJM
FYI- There is no registering batteries for...

FYI- There is no registering batteries for E85/E86 Z4's
Good Luck
Bruce
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By BruceJM
Think Logical troubleshooting 101. Always,...

Think Logical troubleshooting 101.
Always, Always check the simplest, easiest, cheapest thing first.
1. Check the battery voltage engine off: 12.2 v or better?
2. Check the battery voltage engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By BruceJM
IMHO your experience with CarMax is no different...

IMHO your experience with CarMax is no different than any other dealer. All are in business to make as much money as possible. Like you I had them appraise a vehicle for potential trade in. They...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,229
Posted By BruceJM
+1 on possible plugged cats and removing down...

+1 on possible plugged cats and removing down pipe to test. It pointing in that direction seeing how the issue happens at load(highway) If the exhaust is partially plugged that's when the problem...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By BruceJM
I'm in Leesburg Ga 31763

I'm in Leesburg Ga 31763
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By BruceJM
+100 on it being either the igniter, bulb or...

+100 on it being either the igniter, bulb or ballast. Have been through this 3-4 times now between a 330i and the Z4 over the past 8 years or so. Once you get the bumper off just swap out parts from...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By BruceJM
SOLD! Z4 removeable hardtop for sale $2300

SOLD!

Local pickup only - Sorry guys/gals. Hellrot

But its selling with all the goodies you need that go with it, i.e. Retrofit kit, trunk travel limiters, Stand, bag, locking tool and lock...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-16-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By BruceJM
Take a look - diff car but same engine. ...

Take a look - diff car but same engine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLqFS0h0eOI

This one may be more appropriate to your car and also shows what you can expect
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-11-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By BruceJM
Couple more, one you may noticed: 1. Easier to...

Couple more, one you may noticed:
1. Easier to get distributor cap on/off by loosening the coolant pipe that's bolted across the front.
2, When time comes to remove/replace the head attach the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-11-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,184
Posted By BruceJM
If you haven't already take a look at R3Vlimited....

If you haven't already take a look at R3Vlimited. Sounds like you like to turn a wrench, that's good. Hopefully since its a one owner car it wont be as abused as most with that kind of mileage. Think...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-11-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By BruceJM
steering rack with tie rods - common mod to...

steering rack with tie rods - common mod to tighten up steering ratio
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-11-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By BruceJM
pretty sure they are not the same. But if you are...

pretty sure they are not the same. But if you are looking to change all that take a look at this.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=66247&page=59

Countless have swapped out for a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By BruceJM
if you are within 50 hp of the oem output for the...

if you are within 50 hp of the oem output for the M50 I think its not worth the extra $. Just my 2cents.

I would be more focused on making sure all wear items are replaced. sometimes folks just...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By BruceJM
I retrofitted mine with an LED. This is not...

I retrofitted mine with an LED. This is not plug/play but can be done.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=234360
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By BruceJM
http://www.radar-mirror.com/Mirror_Repair.html

http://www.radar-mirror.com/Mirror_Repair.html
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By BruceJM
If you didn't already, when jumping it, do it...

If you didn't already, when jumping it, do it under the hood, not at the battery in the trunk.

It does sound like your battery has gone south.
Good Luck
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By BruceJM
I replaced my own. Can be done with patience,...

I replaced my own. Can be done with patience, planning and time. Took me a full weekend. I also replace the tension straps. Rule #1 Dont cut the front until you are happy.
You remove old and clean...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By BruceJM
I've had the Ticking in my E85 when it sits up...

I've had the Ticking in my E85 when it sits up for a month or two. goes away after warm up and some revs.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By BruceJM
If symptoms are idle centric it sounds like more...

If symptoms are idle centric it sounds like more like the Idle air control (IAC). search IAC problem, IAC test, on e30 tech or r3vlimited. This is the only thing that that lets air into the engine at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BruceJM
Check easiest cheapest things first 1. gently...

Check easiest cheapest things first
1. gently pull on plug wires with engine off. if a gentle tug removes them they are too loose and must be replaced. Not cheap, but easy.
2. Start engine let warm...
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