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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By jman1975
these are similar spy photos that came out...

these are similar spy photos that came out earlier this year, aren't they? happy to see the 6 cylinder engine option :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-06-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By jman1975
Might try recording startups a few times in order...

Might try recording startups a few times in order to capture this. It really is an odd noise.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-06-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By jman1975
I may have used a bad representation of the...

I may have used a bad representation of the noise, it starts just fine, after the engine is running it makes a loud grinding noise for a split second
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-05-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By jman1975
thanks for the write-up, my starter is still...

thanks for the write-up, my starter is still functioning, however, from time to time it produces a loud "kkkkkkkkkkkk" noise after the vehicle had been sitting for a few days. I feel like I have a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-20-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By jman1975
wow, how does everyone trip this transport mode...

wow, how does everyone trip this transport mode on? been pulling out the battery for years during winter storage, never once tripped it
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By jman1975
I've had a Windblox for 6 yrs, works great. Of...

I've had a Windblox for 6 yrs, works great. Of course if the OEM ever came down in price to the $200 range I'd probably prefer to have that installed. It was hard to beat the $120 or so price of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-08-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By jman1975
am I seeing that right? just under $300 for that...

am I seeing that right? just under $300 for that receiver? where in the E85 would you stash that thing?

I have satellite radio in mine, using an older radio called XM Snap which plugs right into...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By jman1975
use 1-5 all the time; 6 gets used on the...

use 1-5 all the time; 6 gets used on the highway/interstate
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,663
Posted By jman1975
no, never had mine called that. wife called the...

no, never had mine called that. wife called the Miata a "chick car", however
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By jman1975
I have the exact same noise when the e-brake is...

I have the exact same noise when the e-brake is engaged; stepping out of the car a little squeak occurs with that pressure you describe

When I determined a couple of years ago that it was the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-10-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By jman1975
I have this skinny spare in my trunk. Tried out...

I have this skinny spare in my trunk. Tried out the fitment one day, works pretty good as far as I could tell (drove around my condo garage). Picked up a cheap scissors jack and adjustable lug...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,294
Posted By jman1975
is that what ppl are calling the skinny spare? ...

is that what ppl are calling the skinny spare? it has the same full height as the OEM wheel & tire



agreed. didn't do much to my trunk space anyways, have barely anything in it at all.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By jman1975
I have a similar issue as you OP, was able to...

I have a similar issue as you OP, was able to just crank on the adjustment screw and move the light downward enough to where ppl stopped flashing me their brights. But, if a part replacement project...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,294
Posted By jman1975
I have the same year and model as you OP. I...

I have the same year and model as you OP. I don't, however, drive the car in the winter- summer tires only for me. When I ditched the runflats I went with the Hankook Ventus V12 because the reviews...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-03-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By jman1975
bought through Amazon as well, mine is a...

bought through Amazon as well, mine is a Coverking indoor only cover that i'm using for winter storage now
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-20-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By jman1975
Agreed. But at the same time I've always wanted...

Agreed. But at the same time I've always wanted the chance to buy a new red one w/ a soft top, guess it would come down to price and driving experience for me. If no deal can be had I'll just keep...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-19-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By jman1975
neither the article on motortrend or...

neither the article on motortrend or automobilemag mentioned the Z2, what is the source of that info?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,888
Posted By jman1975
I'm running Hankook non runflats, about 5k miles...

I'm running Hankook non runflats, about 5k miles on them, so far so good

Also replaced the CAB myself a couple of years ago, was identified as needing replacement by the BMW dealership I use to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By jman1975
In my case I didn't have a problem with either,...

In my case I didn't have a problem with either, just felt like getting new bulbs before they went out. I had that pink hue degradation with both xenon bulbs. Was just proactive I guess.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By jman1975
good deal, that's why everyone loves these forums...

good deal, that's why everyone loves these forums so much, to help each other out! :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By jman1975
I prefer Sylvania bulbs, have Silverstar Ultra...

I prefer Sylvania bulbs, have Silverstar Ultra halogens in another vehicle and like them very much

I wouldn't say the Syl Osrams are yellow-ish, they seem to be right in the middle for me......
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By jman1975
Just finished doing this exact thing...purchased...

Just finished doing this exact thing...purchased new xenon bulbs

got mine from Retrofit Source, OSRAMs, 4150K temp, $100/pair

they do carry the Philips 85122, 4300K temp, $95/pair

also have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By jman1975
Thanks for the writeup Vladi, i'm glad there is...

Thanks for the writeup Vladi, i'm glad there is still a way to make an adjustment. Did you have to take out the headlight assembly to manually turn that cable? (Can't remember how much space is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-30-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By jman1975
E85 broken headlight adjuster

driver's side vertical adjustment screw seems to be broken- when I turn it with a screwdriver nothing happens and the little gear just turns and turns

anyone have any experience with fixing these...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-27-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By jman1975
+1 on these[/QUOTE] agreed, Akebono FTW

+1 on these[/QUOTE]

agreed, Akebono FTW
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