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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By dug01
well the new rack is installed and all it did was...

well the new rack is installed and all it did was remove some free play just off center... stickiness is still there. I called BMW customer service and pleaded my case... she seemed interested and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By dug01
Search the forums for DIY fix on sticky steering...

Search the forums for DIY fix on sticky steering --one method is to drill a hole in the shaft assembly and spray oil into the housing.. it worked for me for 1 year and then failed. I will not drive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 416
Posted By dug01
for 8 years I have used a "battery tender" on my...

for 8 years I have used a "battery tender" on my Z4. I live in Western NY and it stays in an attached unheated garage for about 5 months every year with the battery in place and the tender connected...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By dug01
Exhaust mod

I used a 1 1/2" dia hole saw on an extension and drilled out the center baffle.. go through both tips and drill through..sounds good and low cost.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By dug01
latest

Dealer did a computer "diagnostics" and found nothing wrong. then the tech disconnected the steering wheel shaft from the rack... the wheel spun freely but excessive friction showed up in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-17-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By dug01
More Z4 Sticky steering

Hello, My 2003 Z4 3.0 sport package, 6 speed, developed a steering problem. I did the drill and squirt lube into the housing...no change. It does not feel like a binding or friction but it is as...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By dug01
one of very few cars that looks good in...

one of very few cars that looks good in yellow---nice ride.. :thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-03-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,105
Posted By dug01
[QUOTE=LHB;5232192]1) Texans have always had a...

[QUOTE=LHB;5232192]1) Texans have always had a bad name.
And rightly so--I have been to Houston many times and San-Antonio once..I will take the north anytime--Houston's roads are just plain...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-01-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,105
Posted By dug01
I have been driving my Z4 for 4 years with no...

I have been driving my Z4 for 4 years with no front plate--pulled over twice once for expired inspection and nothing said about the plate--My other car nailed for no front plate and tinted windows ..
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-01-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,105
Posted By dug01
If you are buying a used Z4 chances the front...

If you are buying a used Z4 chances the front bumper needs refinishing..negotiate this in the selling price and then do this after the holes are filled and painted...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-27-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,846
Posted By dug01
Here is one I did over 3 years ago--low cost.. ...

Here is one I did over 3 years ago--low cost..
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2375240&postcount=2
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By dug01
"willing to pull the trigger for the local...

"willing to pull the trigger for the local police. This guy picked the wrong guy to follow!"

How very Texan!!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-06-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By dug01
I have the P-Zero AS on my Z4--great tire--20,000...

I have the P-Zero AS on my Z4--great tire--20,000 miles--quiet, smooth, great in rain...not tested in snow or ice. Also wearing well.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-03-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By dug01
Change the pads to a low dust--like Axxis delux...

Change the pads to a low dust--like Axxis delux plus.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By dug01
Good advice...new tires always make the car feel...

Good advice...new tires always make the car feel new..printout some choices from TR and go to some local dealers...I did this at Discount Tire in FL. and they came close to TR prices and I got a Road...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-05-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By dug01
axxis delux plus--a step above stock performance...

axxis delux plus--a step above stock performance and very little dust (light brown dust)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-30-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By dug01
Mine did same--pass side door latch was...

Mine did same--pass side door latch was shorted--computer thinks door is opened--also your alarm will not chirp when lock button on fob is pushed. quick fix at dealer--was under cpo--so I don't know...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,381
Posted By dug01
look behind the caliper with a mirror, it may be...

look behind the caliper with a mirror, it may be a torx fastener
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By dug01
i had the same prob on my Z3--I called...

i had the same prob on my Z3--I called Crutchfield, tech..within mins I was running..if I remember there was a wire that needed to be connected--but was not mentioned in the instructions.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By dug01
That isn't an '03 front end!! What is it..?

That isn't an '03 front end!! What is it..?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By dug01
I don't think an ostrich would make a very...

I don't think an ostrich would make a very comfortable seat..:D
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-04-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By dug01
Do A search--many posts on this:thumbup:

Do A search--many posts on this:thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By dug01
I use that stuff in the orange bottle-I forget...

I use that stuff in the orange bottle-I forget the name, and a quick California Duster then maguires detailer in between. It looks great. There are those that have the mindset that the more the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By dug01
I had a Magnaflow 14185 installed on my 98 Z3...

I had a Magnaflow 14185 installed on my 98 Z3 2.8--half the weight of the stock muffler and nice deep sound. It was about $120 for the muffler and $50 for the welded install. Everyone liked the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,130
Posted By dug01
Nice boot--a matching handbrake cover would be...

Nice boot--a matching handbrake cover would be nice...:thumbup:
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