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Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 03-01-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By DaveZ
Did you see my post #10? It sounds pretty...

Did you see my post #10? It sounds pretty definite that there will be no M2 vert.
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 03-01-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By DaveZ
Color me disappointed, but as reported by...

Color me disappointed, but as reported by BMWBlog, there is no M2 convertible in the cards according to the chief engineer: http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/02/25/bmw-says-no-m2-convertible-planned. I...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-23-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By DaveZ
Been holding onto my '06 M Roadster waiting to...

Been holding onto my '06 M Roadster waiting to find a suitable soft-top replacement. I dearly love the damn thing, but this is the longest I've ever held onto any vehicle and just ready for something...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-16-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By DaveZ
Satch Carlson posted this review today in...

Satch Carlson posted this review today in Roundel: https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/m2-exactly-drivin%E2%80%99-fool-you-hoped-it-would-be
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By DaveZ
You might want to reconsider posting your email...

You might want to reconsider posting your email address in a public forum....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-13-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,960
Posted By DaveZ
I have indeed encountered installers that charge...

I have indeed encountered installers that charge extra for mounting low profile or large size (SUV) tires. Others don't. I can't explain the logic other than they charge because they can. Best to ask...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-05-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By DaveZ
Correct, even for the M

Correct, even for the M
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By DaveZ
The alarm system was never part of any package...

The alarm system was never part of any package for the Z4. In fact, come to think of it, BMW never offered it on the Z3 or 3-series as part of a package either. It has always been a dealer or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-02-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By DaveZ
I know for the M, I would assume same for...

I know for the M, I would assume same for non-M's, but the throttle changes will not take effect until you get off the accelerator. This is a safety thing, prevents an abrupt change that may be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-02-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,993
Posted By DaveZ
You might want to consider a smartTop controller...

You might want to consider a smartTop controller which will give you everything you want and then some:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By DaveZ
As previously said, if you have any concerns...

As previously said, if you have any concerns about the vehicle just walk away. This time of year especially, there are lots of choices out there and the right one will come your way. In addition to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By DaveZ
Home Depot, Lowes, or even an auto-parts store...

Home Depot, Lowes, or even an auto-parts store should have tubing of various sorts. However, whenever I need odd parts with specific dimensions I always turn to McMaster-Carr:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By DaveZ
http://www.freesmileys.org/custom/image/grey%5E_%5...

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By DaveZ
I have a tube of the original BMW gummi pflege...

I have a tube of the original BMW gummi pflege from my 2000 Z3. It works wonders, but I have heard it is not made anymore. I have not used any of the other products, but those are the ones most sworn...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By DaveZ
I would start with treating all your gaskets to...

I would start with treating all your gaskets to see if that rejuvenates them enough to stop the leaking. If the BMW gummi pflege (literally "rubber care") is not available, then my choices would be:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-12-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By DaveZ
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stock...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stock S54 vanos cam bolts are prone to failure. This is a well known issue on the E85 Z4M and the E46 M3. So if you even think you are having excessive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By DaveZ
OMG, I thought I had heard them all when it comes...

OMG, I thought I had heard them all when it comes to repairshop horror stories :ouch: Keep us posted on how you make out.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-21-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By DaveZ
Here ya go: 477179

Here ya go: 477179
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,866
Posted By DaveZ
:thumbup: I always keep an accurate digital tire...

:thumbup: I always keep an accurate digital tire gauge in each of our cars. About the only thing you can trust those station air pumps to deliver is air, and even that is suspect sometimes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By DaveZ
Must be late in the day, I completely missed that...

Must be late in the day, I completely missed that this thread was about the SMG, not the manual, knob from the M5! Doh!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By DaveZ
I just swapped mine for the M5 knob also and am...

I just swapped mine for the M5 knob also and am very happy with the results. I love the slightly shorter throws and the smoothed out shifting due to the knobs increased weighting. Plus the M5 knob...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,639
Posted By DaveZ
Personally, I find the motion sensor very useful...

Personally, I find the motion sensor very useful on the roadster, might be less so for the coupe. I often park with the top down and the motion sensor gives fair warning to looky-loos that reach or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-23-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By DaveZ
My take is similer to elerner's. It really...

My take is similer to elerner's. It really depends on how much snow you really expect to drive on during the winter vs. needing improved cold weather grip when doing most of your driving on dry...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By DaveZ
Yes, definitely non-RFTs on my vehicle. I know...

Yes, definitely non-RFTs on my vehicle. I know it's usually the rears that are difficult to source, but when I went onto discounttiredirect, it was the fronts that weren't available for the Michelin...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By DaveZ
Your question caught my eye since every time I've...

Your question caught my eye since every time I've gone to buy new winter tires I've discovered that my current ones are no longer available in the right sizes. My first set were Dunlop Winter Sport...
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