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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-23-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By kevalent
Manheim Request Please - 2006 Z4 3.0Si

Hi, I'm looking to get the current Manheim value on a 2006 Z4 3.0Si Roadster (located in northern NJ). It has approx 61k miles, manual trans, sport package, xenons, heated seats and power top (no...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By kevalent
Cold Weather Testing for Summer Tires?

Hi Gary, has TireRack ever given thought to cold weather or light-snow testing of summer tires? (I'm disappointed the site doesn't allow surveys for light-snow traction unless it's for an all-season...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,028
Posted By kevalent
FWIW all modern cars are capable of running...

FWIW all modern cars are capable of running regular gas, the computer will just retard ignition timing to avoid pre-ignition (knock). The biggest pitfalls are lower power output and potentially...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,865
Posted By kevalent
I know this is an old thread but does anyone know...

I know this is an old thread but does anyone know if there is a service bulletin for the V-brace mounts tearing away from the strut tower? I beamed a giant pothole today (bent rim, destroyed runflat...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,637
Posted By kevalent
FYI: I tried using Continental Extreme Contact DW...

FYI: I tried using Continental Extreme Contact DW tires in the M-size (225/45 & 255/40) on my 3.0Si roadster w/ sport package and there was definitely not enough clearance between the front outside...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By kevalent
Alright, got the car back and at least...

Alright, got the car back and at least everything's working now when I change vents which was the original problem from 3 visits ago. I guess I can learn to live with the new airflow arrangement,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By kevalent
Z4 Climate Control Operation Funky, Dealer Says WAD

Hi all, I've got a 2006 Z4 3.0Si and recently had the climate control start acting up (floor vents stopped working intermittently). Took it in and they swapped out the HVAC control module, now it's...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 05-24-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,033
Posted By kevalent
I have to side with the OP on this one...even if...

I have to side with the OP on this one...even if technically the dealer isn't obligated to top up fluids per what some posters have stated doing so is a courtesy to the customers of the BMW brand...
Forum: General BMW 02-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,034
Posted By kevalent
Start...let idle 30-60 seconds then drive off...

Start...let idle 30-60 seconds then drive off keeping under 4k until up to temp (basis for this is that the old M3 tach's had variable redlines depending on engine temp...I think the lowest was...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-08-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,129
Posted By kevalent
1. Total waste of money...getting flashbacks of...

1. Total waste of money...getting flashbacks of that dealer 'rust-proofing' from the 80's.
2. Only worth it if you were purchasing the car and wanted to keep it forever (and you could prob. get a...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 12-17-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,154
Posted By kevalent
Advanced Logic mode all the time...all bands on...

Advanced Logic mode all the time...all bands on (Jersey still uses X in some places).
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-17-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,147
Posted By kevalent
Read something in the latest Roundel last night...

Read something in the latest Roundel last night and I'm starting to be skeptical of the V8-Z4 myself too...looks like future plans may include a turbo V8 (w/ 550+hp) in the next M5 instead of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-16-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,478
Posted By kevalent
I think they typically charge around $50 to...

I think they typically charge around $50 to reprogram the options but a 1st time program is usually included as part of the delivery of any new/used car purchase.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-16-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,147
Posted By kevalent
Unfortunately no pics...I really have to start...

Unfortunately no pics...I really have to start carrying a camera around in the car with me. I've seen a few pre-release models in the past couple years, the 135i, new M3 vert, X6, new 7 series. At...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-15-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,147
Posted By kevalent
I work just down the road from BMW N.A. and am...

I work just down the road from BMW N.A. and am pretty sure I saw a test mule of this car running around at lunch today. It appeared to be for the most part a basic Z4s35i but had that crazy...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-08-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,239
Posted By kevalent
Thanks for the input all. I'm pretty much at the...

Thanks for the input all. I'm pretty much at the same mindset as caseysc1...it's the convincing the wife part that's the real hurdle :).
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-08-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,239
Posted By kevalent
Child Seat in Z4?

Hey all, got a little one coming sometime in November and trying to get as much prep-work done as I can beforehand. My wife's got the family sedan so there's no issues with a car seat there but my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-08-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By kevalent
I just installed a Champion 4 over the weekend...

I just installed a Champion 4 over the weekend for my bathroom remodel, haven't given it the Sunday Football test yet but it looks good and seems to work like a charm. Ran the idea of flushing a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By kevalent
When I was using my PNP Sirius unit in the car I...

When I was using my PNP Sirius unit in the car I mounted the antenna up there and ran the cable down the A-pillar. Worked great and reception was just as good as if it was mounted elsewhere...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,725
Posted By kevalent
I'm 99% sure that you need the flat pin connector...

I'm 99% sure that you need the flat pin connector (that's what the '06 Z4 has at least). The round pin one's are on older BMW's (my E36 was a round pin setup). Definitely interested in how this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,362
Posted By kevalent
I had mine in the same place between the hoops...

I had mine in the same place between the hoops but moved it up inside the windshield frame. Pulled the windshield moulding off and ran the wire up the A-pillar, antenna is behind the plastic above...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 05-18-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 34,088
Posted By kevalent
The 9500 has a lot of cool features like the GPS...

The 9500 has a lot of cool features like the GPS and false lockout but for the money the V1 is tops. If you have it set correctly it doesn't false all that much and the arrows are easily the best...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By kevalent
I wish there was a way to get rid of the speed...

I wish there was a way to get rid of the speed limitation or at least raise it to 10-15mph...having to come to an almost complete stop to begin an open/close operation is a real pain sometimes.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,940
Posted By kevalent
2006 3.0Si, 6sp Manual, 35k miles. Commute is...

2006 3.0Si, 6sp Manual, 35k miles. Commute is about 70% highway (Jersey parkway though so it's stop and go half the time haha)

Avg. City: 25
Avg. Hwy: 32.5
Avg. Combined: 29
Lowest ever tank:...
Forum: General BMW 05-14-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By kevalent
Excellent pics! What kind of camera were you...

Excellent pics! What kind of camera were you using? Those came out great :thumbup:
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