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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Swanicyouth
I'll look into doing that. Thanks.

I'll look into doing that. Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Swanicyouth
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/19/2382ae8...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/19/2382ae8632c2b8a7482d7431115738b0.jpg

It's rather important to not drop or loose the factory shim at this point. The reason is, you will need to measure...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Swanicyouth
Remove harness wires in back of valve cover from...

Remove harness wires in back of valve cover from all similar guides:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/360x360q90/14/11/16/d4b961e2cad35363ec76bbfa485e2abf.jpg

After that, remove rubber...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Swanicyouth
How To: E85 / Z4 M: Valve Adjustment & Spark Plug Replacement

This is a "how to" regarding valve adjustment and spark plug replacement on a BMW E85 / Z4 M with the S54 engine. While there is a lot of DIY's on how to do this on E46 M3 - there are some subtle...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By Swanicyouth
Using a low powered pressure washer to WASH the...

Using a low powered pressure washer to WASH the car is fine. However, if you do not WASH and DRY the car, you will be dealing with horrid water spots - how bad on depends on how hard your local tap...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Swanicyouth
This is coming from someone who used to do...

This is coming from someone who used to do alignments for a living. If the bolts are maxed out - there is no point messing with them. You will not get anymore toe or camber out of them. Yes,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By Swanicyouth
Get a new mechanic. There is nothing wrong with...

Get a new mechanic. There is nothing wrong with your coils. Whine is from AC voltage being present in the electrical system from the alternator not rectifying it all to DC voltage.

A little bit...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Swanicyouth
Why would you use this stuff in in any car, no...

Why would you use this stuff in in any car, no less a BMW? It has fibers in it that are supposed to "re-seal" piston rings, etc...

That code is for an over retarded intake cam shaft. It's likely a...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,946
Posted By Swanicyouth
This is the right answer. They are embedded...

This is the right answer. They are embedded surface contaminants from environmental fallout. Use Iron X first then clay. This is an environmental issue and has nothing whatsoever to do with the paint...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-31-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,933
Posted By Swanicyouth
IME engines that use oil will increase the amount...

IME engines that use oil will increase the amount of oil they use as they age. Regardless what BMW & other manufacturers' state - the oil is going somewhere. There is something not quite right in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Swanicyouth
E46/E85 M Brakes for Sale (f/r) BMW Brand

I have front and rear factory BMW E85M brakes for sale. They came with the vehicle from purchase. Brakes were removed when vehicle had 10k miles on them. They probably have 95%+ friction material...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Swanicyouth
Honestly, I thing I jacked it up by the crimp...

Honestly, I thing I jacked it up by the crimp weld - bust you must use a piece of 2x4. Obviously - you can't use the jack pads - because that is where the jack stands go.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Swanicyouth
Curious what fluid you used...I'm getting ready...

Curious what fluid you used...I'm getting ready to do mine again. I usually stick to all factory fluids - BMW MTF LT2.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By Swanicyouth
Leather Color Repair: PA, NJ, DE, MD

Looking for a pro who can fix a seat bolster on an E85 M in the area. There are no rips, just needs color repair. Please PM me if you know someone who does first class work, or post here. Color is...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-28-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Swanicyouth
Just the TIP...exhaust tip

Here are some pics after its last detail, although it always looks this way. I try to keep it as flawless as possible for a semi daily driver.



404536

404537

404538
Forum: The Detail Department 10-28-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Swanicyouth
Just the TIP...exhaust tip

My car. 08 M Roadster. BSM. The one in my avatar.


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Forum: The Detail Department 10-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Swanicyouth
Just the TIP...exhaust tip

I polished mine, then OptiCoated them;

http://youtu.be/FzI5TpePsBY

Before:

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After:
Forum: The Detail Department 10-25-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Swanicyouth
which foam pads?

From first hand experience, I would skip LC pads. The performance is fine, the issue is the adhesive is not the best out there. I'm talking about the adhesive that connects the hook and loop to the...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-25-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By Swanicyouth
My Windshield looks horrible in the sun

If the windshield is pitted, there is lite you can do. Pits are holes in the glass. The only way to fix a pit is to level the glass, but the pit is a small chip, it would require removing too much...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-25-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Swanicyouth
oil light

Does it come on at lights after the vehicle is warmed up and then you are idling at a stop?


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-10-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,411
Posted By Swanicyouth
For those interested in ONR, there is now a...

For those interested in ONR, there is now a Turtle Wax rinseless readily available at the auto parts store. Despite the TW name, its surprisingly good, almost indistinguishable from ONR except the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Swanicyouth
I looked at a lot of products, including...

I looked at a lot of products, including Leatherique. I decided to stay away from that particular brand because I read a few reviews stating there colourant was more "paint like" than others. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Swanicyouth
M Roadster Seat Bolster Wear

I know I can't be the only one out there who's left driver side back bolster is wearing from getting in and out of the car.

I just ordered a kit to repair scuffs like this all the way from...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,903
Posted By Swanicyouth
Nice job... I notice the Ottos BMW logo on your...

Nice job... I notice the Ottos BMW logo on your Z... I bought mine there also
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,411
Posted By Swanicyouth
Wanted 08 M Roadster with Nav and low miles,...

Wanted 08 M Roadster with Nav and low miles, along with precert 6 year warranty. Bought through local dealer, paid through the nose (39k in 2/11 on above car with 14k miles). Got exactly what I...
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