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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By keeton
Not much available in third-party service...

Not much available in third-party service literature for our Zeds. I would get on Ebay and search for "BMW TIS". This is the CD with the factory service manual on it. It is pretty cheap at $10-15....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By keeton
I just had this done on mine ('07 with the 6...

I just had this done on mine ('07 with the 6 speed ZF auto) because of a leaky mechatronics sleeve, which required the non-reusable pan to be dropped. The cost at an indy mechanic was slightly over...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By keeton
No code required for the Z4 radios.

No code required for the Z4 radios.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-19-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By keeton
On the facelift (2006-2008) variants of the Z4,...

On the facelift (2006-2008) variants of the Z4, they claimed to have "tuned" the ride to better accommodate run-flats. There was also the option of the Sport (all years) which had a slightly lower...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By keeton
It sorta sounds like you might have a bad light...

It sorta sounds like you might have a bad light control module. LCMs can be replaced for a few hundred but I've heard you can repair them. Search "BMW Light Control Module" for tons of info.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,142
Posted By keeton
As a former Miata owner (two of them) before I...

As a former Miata owner (two of them) before I got my Z4, I would say that if you are looking for an autocrosser, the Miata might serve you better. They are definitely more "tossable" and cheaper to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,731
Posted By keeton
Beige interior with the light poplar wood. Dark...

Beige interior with the light poplar wood. Dark poplar was also offered in '07.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By keeton
One thought: Are you sure it is not coming from...

One thought: Are you sure it is not coming from under the hood? A common issue with the N52 engines is valve lifter noise. At cold startup it would be at its worst. If this is the case, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By keeton
It could be that your oil sender/warning light...

It could be that your oil sender/warning light are reading accurately.

You didn't say how many miles you had on your Z4, but as engines age, the main bearings can wear (as can the oil pump), which...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-26-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By keeton
But whoever thought that the Mercedes 190SL/230,...

But whoever thought that the Mercedes 190SL/230, 250, 280SL roadsters would command the values they are today? Although handsome styling-wise, they were rather stodgy in performance compared to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-26-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By keeton
The Interstate batteries, as well as the...

The Interstate batteries, as well as the Autozone, BMW OEM and even the Optima batteries are all made by Johnson Controls.

Interstate makes two AGM batteries in the H6/Group 48 size - the MT7...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-25-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By keeton
Autozone Duralast Platinum AGM

I replaced the battery in my Z4 with an Autozone Duralast Platinum AGM battery in the H6 size. This was an EXACT plug-in replacement for the factory wet-cell battery (the cases were identical) so a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-14-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By keeton
It could be the brake pads shifting in the...

It could be the brake pads shifting in the calipers. Just a guess, but I have seen this happen on other vehicles. If this is the case, I would pull the wheels and check the pads for wear but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-11-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,092
Posted By keeton
The PassKey is on a sticker on the Bluetooth...

The PassKey is on a sticker on the Bluetooth module that is under the cover on the trunk wall that separates the passenger compartment. There are posts in this forum (with pictures) on pulling the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By keeton
Ha! I'm in Georgia too, and found my Zed in...

Ha! I'm in Georgia too, and found my Zed in Minnesota. I travel quite a bit in my job so I was able to see the car before I bought it. That was 8 years ago and I still have the Zed. It was worth...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-22-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By keeton
I tried connecting my Deltran Battery Tender...

I tried connecting my Deltran Battery Tender (also sold with BMW labels) when I replaced my battery on my Z4. After I disconnected the battery, the charger shut down.

As others have pointed out,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-17-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,635
Posted By keeton
More important, what year 3.0i do you have? The...

More important, what year 3.0i do you have? The '03-'05 3.0i was more powerful than the '06-'08 3.0i as they used different engine series.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-13-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By keeton
I'm curious about this issue as well. A few...

I'm curious about this issue as well. A few months ago I had my windshield replaced, the rain sensor function quit working and the glass shop replaced the rain sensor but to no avail. They said...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By keeton
You can move the transmission lever to the left...

You can move the transmission lever to the left for Sport mode, which will make it a little more entertaining. While in sport mode you can also use the paddle shifters full time.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By keeton
Don't forget many swing-axle cars, including the...

Don't forget many swing-axle cars, including the Volkswagen Beetle, were very prone to rolling over. In its day, it was not uncommon to see a Beetle with dents on the roof.:yikes:

The Jeep CJ was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-28-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By keeton
Why not get the real thing? A quick google...

Why not get the real thing?

A quick google search turned up the following. I'm sure there are more out there:
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-18-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By keeton
If you are an E46 guy, many of the mechanicals...

If you are an E46 guy, many of the mechanicals will be very familiar to you, including some of the problem areas that would include front arm control bushings and water pumps.

If the interior ever...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-20-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By keeton
Like DC_Wright, I had my XM antenna installed on...

Like DC_Wright, I had my XM antenna installed on the lip between the top and the trunk lid figuring there would be less vibration from opening and closing the trunk if it were mounted on the lid (I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-26-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By keeton
If I understand this correctly, the top works...

If I understand this correctly, the top works fine from the interior switches but only has a problem when you use the key remote to operate the top. If so, then yes, the key has very limited range. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By keeton
In the case I mentioned in my original reply, the...

In the case I mentioned in my original reply, the insurance adjusting company used NADA (my friend showed me the worksheet). They did take mileage into account.

One thing that was not mentioned...
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