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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By jafxdwg
Im just outside Toronto Ontario but spen lots of...

Im just outside Toronto Ontario but spen lots of time in New England.
Had a great run last September to Boothe Bay Harbor, Maine via Stowe Vt.
So many great roads.
If you plan a ralley or get...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By jafxdwg
Watch this You Tube : ...

Watch this You Tube :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocvr5qFNPAg[/url

My 2008 3.0si came with the install kit .


Having trouble with the link
Search You Tube
BMW z4 Hardtop
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By jafxdwg
Wow ! Gorgeous Zed !

Wow !
Gorgeous Zed !
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By jafxdwg
What size is the diameter of the TSW logos on...

What size is the diameter of the TSW logos on your wheels ?
I got Lorenzo 21's (model not size) for my Zed from Tire Rack.
I used Ebay and I had no trouble locating BMW Logos that were peel and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Z4 Roadster (E85) Blind Spots
Views: 1,687
Posted By jafxdwg
Holy Crap ! Lots of experience on here. Got...

Holy Crap !
Lots of experience on here.
Got my 08 3.0si 2 years ago.
I'm 61 and just discovered Im not the only "senior" ..
Feels so good to be one of the group.
If you think a Zed is tough to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Z4 Roadster (E85) Hardtop dimensions
Views: 688
Posted By jafxdwg
PS ..Check You Tube to see what the mounting kit...

PS ..Check You Tube to see what the mounting kit looks like. I discovered my 08 3.0si came with it already installed.
The mounting kit is hidden under a couple of plastic covers.

Plus when you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Z4 Roadster (E85) Hardtop dimensions
Views: 688
Posted By jafxdwg
I picked mine up last weekend with a Honda Ody...

I picked mine up last weekend with a Honda Ody Van. It fit in sideways with no problem. Lay flat in the back.
Angled in a SUV ..Should fit.

I just hobbled out into the garage to measure :(
Looks...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Wider rear tires?
Views: 1,322
Posted By jafxdwg
Go to Tire Rack web site. You can check out their...

Go to Tire Rack web site. You can check out their options and get great advice. I recommend Rudy cause he really knew my car and gave great advice.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 1.9 to 5.0 mustang build help!
Views: 1,130
Posted By jafxdwg
GearZ did a 5 liter Ford swap in a Miata. There...

GearZ did a 5 liter Ford swap in a Miata. There were kits available for that swap.
On You Tube there is a BMW V 10 stuffed into a Z4.
There also was an LS1 Chevrolet Motor Swap into a 3 Series BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-30-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By jafxdwg
Im just picking it up with my Van ... But the...

Im just picking it up with my Van ...
But the hard top is located about 40 miles away so Im trying to avoid using up a friend favour and his Saturday afternoon.
Just hoping I could do this by...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By jafxdwg
How heavy is the optional hard top ?

Im picking up a hard top for my E85 Roadster this Saturday.
It's currently stored in a condo locker.
Ive been told to bring a helper to assist in the lugging.
Apparently it's not so heavy, but it'...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-07-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Z4 Roadster (E85) Z4M Bumper Surprise
Views: 867
Posted By jafxdwg
Thanks for the heads up. The 'conversion'...

Thanks for the heads up.
The 'conversion' thread I'm following made no mention of these additional bits.
I suppose there is always a right way and the other way of doing this.
I'm in no big rush....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Z4 Roadster (E85) Z4M Bumper Surprise
Views: 867
Posted By jafxdwg
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BT92...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BT92&mospid=49344&btnr=51_5960&hg=51&fg=15

Im looking for parts:
18 - Brake Ducts ...L&R
19 - Support Brackets..L&R
5 - Tow Hook Port Flap

I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-02-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Z4 Roadster (E85) Z4M Bumper Surprise
Views: 867
Posted By jafxdwg
Z4M Bumper Surprise

I am in the middle of a bumper swap.
At least I think I am.
Decided to do it on the cheap with me doing the body work and filling in the reflector and water jet ports.
That left the brake ducts,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By jafxdwg
15 Days of Factory Warranty Left ?

I've owned my 08 E85 3.0 SI Roadster since September 2011.
I have 15 days of full factory warranty left.
I was hoping to get another free oil change (included in the warranty, but I'm going to miss...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By jafxdwg
When I complained about a hesitation just off of...

When I complained about a hesitation just off of idle, the Tech checked my gas and discovered it was 15% ethanol ! I was shocked seeing as I had just filled up with 94 octane at a Petrocan Station....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By jafxdwg
Good question. My 08 3.0si has the same thing....

Good question. My 08 3.0si has the same thing. There even appears to be mounting holes. I thought one of them had fallen off.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-09-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By jafxdwg
"Some" of us have not aged as gracefully as...

"Some" of us have not aged as gracefully as others.
A misspent youth on the football fields and basketball court followed by misadventures with motorcycles might have something to do with a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-17-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Z4 Roadster (E85) Should I be concerned?
Views: 826
Posted By jafxdwg
Well .. Hydraulic Lifters need to get "pumped up"...

Well .. Hydraulic Lifters need to get "pumped up"
with oil..
The "tapping" you hear is the clearance between the lifter, valve and rocker arms etc
while the lifters are being pumped up with oil...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Z4 Roadster (E85) Should I be concerned?
Views: 826
Posted By jafxdwg
I had similar in my 08 3.0si. My car was still...

I had similar in my 08 3.0si.
My car was still under warranty.
The exhaust lifters were the culprits.
Apparently I got the third revisions of those, as this has been an ongoing condition....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Fog Lights....Useless??
Views: 905
Posted By jafxdwg
On my 08 Zed the "fogs" also flare out to the...

On my 08 Zed the "fogs" also flare out to the side .
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By jafxdwg
[QUOTE=Trapper;7234165]Hi fellow Zer's my wife...

[QUOTE=Trapper;7234165]Hi fellow Zer's
my wife is reluctant to go unless “that dam seat is fixed”.

The previous owner was trying to recline it too far to get a piece of tail...

mmmm........
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-05-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,651
Posted By jafxdwg
My Zed is an 08 3.0si Roadster with automatic...

My Zed is an 08 3.0si Roadster with automatic transmission.
I have owned it for over a year, taking ownership Sept 27 2011.

As I still have 6 months of full factory warranty, I don't even have to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,651
Posted By jafxdwg
Flat Spotting has been discussed here: ...

Flat Spotting has been discussed here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-130693.html

Gary (from Tire Rack) feels that flat spotting is not something you should be concerned...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,651
Posted By jafxdwg
I understand airing up the tires. But 55 psi...

I understand airing up the tires.
But 55 psi sounds a little high.
My 08 3.0SI with staggered wheels .. recommended rear air pressure is 38 psi.
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