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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By dkl
I would highly recommend that you go with the BMW...

I would highly recommend that you go with the BMW gasket, unless you like doing the job twice. I had a minor oil leak with an aftermarket gasket, replaced it with a BMW gasket and no more leak. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-03-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By dkl
I just had this done on my M54 X5. 2 different...

I just had this done on my M54 X5. 2 different independent shops quoted me nearly identical price of about $600 for the job! Glad you're able to tackle this yourself and save some money as the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-03-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By dkl
Certain things can't be inspected without opening...

Certain things can't be inspected without opening up the engine. 3 things that worries me on a high mileage S54 engine are: 1) rod bearings, 2) shear intake hub bolts, 3) broken exhaust hub tab(s)...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-14-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By dkl
So...it doesn't look like you'll need to drop the...

So...it doesn't look like you'll need to drop the tank afterall?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By dkl
I would highly doubt the 325i amplifier will...

I would highly doubt the 325i amplifier will sound "right" even if it will "work" on your Z4. Even the same amplifier between the coupe and roadster are coded differently to have different tuning to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,560
Posted By dkl
Nothing to justified here...just annoyed being...

Nothing to justified here...just annoyed being labeled. Then again, I could care less what others think of me as long as I'm the one who's having a hell of a good time driving the thing :drive:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-08-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By dkl
FYI...you can now get the Castrol Edge TWS 10W-60...

FYI...you can now get the Castrol Edge TWS 10W-60 at O'Reilly => http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/CAS1/EDGE1060/N2446.oap?ck=Search_N2446_-1_3576&pt=N2446&ppt=C0252

The new 10W-60 oil that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,560
Posted By dkl
I think it's just stereotypical of the general...

I think it's just stereotypical of the general public to assumed "midlife" crisis whenever they see a middle-aged person driving an impractical car =>...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-07-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,560
Posted By dkl
I've heard the "midlife" joke too many times to...

I've heard the "midlife" joke too many times to count. Fact of the matter is that I've always love sports cars, but just could never afford one in my youth. If I wanted a "midlife" car, it wouldn't...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-07-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By dkl
Labor charge is what kills you on inspection2. ...

Labor charge is what kills you on inspection2. About half of the cost will be labor on your valve adjustments. The diff fluids are also pricey. So, go find a good independent mechanic that have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-06-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By dkl
I believed the OP has a coupe, which doesn't have...

I believed the OP has a coupe, which doesn't have "hoops" ;)

A few clues of extended leather are leather covered upper door panels (close to the glass area), sides of center consoles, and sun...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,605
Posted By dkl
The chassis is unique to the Z4. See this thread...

The chassis is unique to the Z4. See this thread on Z4 Torsional Rigidity => http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1786165-Torsional-Rigidity-Humor-me

As you can see, even the Z4...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By dkl
Mount that plastic support piece to the fender...

Mount that plastic support piece to the fender first, then the bumper should snap into it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-05-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,605
Posted By dkl
Evan, Since BMW didn't sell that many Z4 Coupe,...

Evan,
Since BMW didn't sell that many Z4 Coupe, you will most likely need to travel to find one. The drive train is shared with the 3 series and various other models, so their reliability and other...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-02-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By dkl
This is one reason I don't like buying from...

This is one reason I don't like buying from Bavarian Auto. They don't tell you if the part is actual OE (BMW stamped parts) or OEM (non-BMW stamped parts) - so, you won't know what you may end up...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-31-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By dkl
How would the system know if the evap test...

How would the system know if the evap test failure was due to no gas cap versus gas cap not holding pressure? Both will and can fail the test in the same fashion. There isn't a sensor to indicate...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By dkl
I believed our cars have a separate light for the...

I believed our cars have a separate light for the gas cap. I distinctly remember a gas cap light in the dash when I forgot to close it after filling up a couple of times...I'm an idiot, I know ;)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,022
Posted By dkl
How important are the 2 extra seats to you. ...

How important are the 2 extra seats to you. Dependability-wise, they're all fairly similar...so it all boils down to your driving preference - Although, the S54 engine on the M3 or Z4M would require...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-24-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By dkl
Agreed. To add to this (my take on it) - why...

Agreed. To add to this (my take on it) - why would you want to pay a company up front, then have someone tell you whether you can or can't use it to repair something down the line?

The major...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By dkl
EAS used to sell a kit for it. I'm not sure if...

EAS used to sell a kit for it. I'm not sure if it's still available. Why do you feel the need for one when the rear deck is so short, especially if you have a convertible? I had thought about...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-21-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By dkl
How often does it happen? This happens to my MC...

How often does it happen? This happens to my MC as well, but only every once in a while...like maybe 4 or 5 times a year. It usually occurred almost immediately after coming to a stop, like at a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By dkl
I like your motto, BTW...But does it really mean...

I like your motto, BTW...But does it really mean "S54=Living on the Edge of Exploding"? :rofl:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-19-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By dkl
How old is the battery? How long do you drive it...

How old is the battery? How long do you drive it every week? If you just start it and let it idle, that's worst for the battery (compared to not starting the car up at all) since it takes a lot out...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-17-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By dkl
Jealous of your nice garage...so roomy and...

Jealous of your nice garage...so roomy and organized. Unlike mine...so cramped and cluttered :cry:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By dkl
The battery light usually means the alternator...

The battery light usually means the alternator output is either over or under the desired range when the car is running. 14.75V is a bit high. Both of my cars (Z4MC & X5) never put out more than...
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