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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By ebruder
Unless your car has the factory alarm system in...

Unless your car has the factory alarm system in it, the motion detector does not work.

I do not believe the majority of Z$'s had the alarm system. I have a loaded Z4M, and it does not have an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By ebruder
Off subject, but in your video. You actually use...

Off subject, but in your video. You actually use the cup holder?

You odds on won't be for long. Preempt breaking it by not using it.

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By ebruder
http://www.ultimatepedals.com/pedal.htm ...

http://www.ultimatepedals.com/pedal.htm

Great product. View my icon.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By ebruder
I would definitely be more than a little...

I would definitely be more than a little irritated. If the dealer was able to duplicate the problem at least once, you have confirmation of the issue.

You are basically being told that by their...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By ebruder
[QUOTE=Twixboy;9024762] First question: I thought...

[QUOTE=Twixboy;9024762] First question: I thought the fuel filter is inside the gas tank (hence lifetime fuel filter). Why change it? [P/QUOTE]

No matter if the fuel filter is inside or outside...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By ebruder
It really is amazing that BMW put in a valve to...

It really is amazing that BMW put in a valve to purposely slip the clutch.

Your modification should shouted from the roof tops.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,708
Posted By ebruder
Silly question for me. I drive a coupe'. EB

Silly question for me. I drive a coupe'.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,505
Posted By ebruder
Great that most of your issue has been resolved. ...

Great that most of your issue has been resolved. Now here's how to resolve the remainder. The same approach works if 4 cars simultaneously arrive at 4-way stop sign intersection.

Solution #1: ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-06-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By ebruder
Enjoy your new, fun sound. As Chickdr...

Enjoy your new, fun sound.

As Chickdr said, geting more power from the S54 engine is not easy and not without risk. BMW tuned that engine very well and pushing it beyond its current level gains...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,505
Posted By ebruder
Sorry for my harsh response. I misread your...

Sorry for my harsh response. I misread your intent, and even then I was not too pleasant. Sorry about that.

The coupe offers no better viability, with the door windows only good for cars already...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,505
Posted By ebruder
The Internet is a perfect medium for...

The Internet is a perfect medium for misunderstandings.

Let's assume you are correct.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,505
Posted By ebruder
Yes, the coupe's visibility is worse. The huge...

Yes, the coupe's visibility is worse. The huge pane of glass that appears to be a window on the rear hatch only has a very small amount as clear glass for rearward viewing. There's a trick to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,505
Posted By ebruder
The coupe's little side windows behind the...

The coupe's little side windows behind the driver's head are for both styling purposes and for additional light. The are not usable for checking a blind spot.

I drive with a 40 car ZBimmer club,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,505
Posted By ebruder
No blind spots

I have an Z4MCoupe, so I have even less viability than you, and I have no blind spots. To eliminate blind spots adjust your wing mirrors as such.

Put you head right next to the driver side door...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By ebruder
A square setup is not perfect, but it can work...

A square setup is not perfect, but it can work well.

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By ebruder
I never knew that, thanks! EB

I never knew that, thanks!

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By ebruder
Welcome. I am not sure on your year car, but...

Welcome.

I am not sure on your year car, but on my 2007 MCoupe, when you start the car the headlights level themselves out with a one time up and down motion. This is best seen if you're facing a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,314
Posted By ebruder
BTW, my Michelin Pilot Super Sport XL high...

BTW, my Michelin Pilot Super Sport XL high performance summer tires have a 300 UTQG wear rating.

Tires are by far the best and least expensive way to improve your cars handling. I am not talking...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,314
Posted By ebruder
I have a set of high performance tires for the...

I have a set of high performance tires for the warmer weather driving season, and -1 wheels with higher profile snow tires for the cold and snow.

To me, AS tires are an unacceptable compromise...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-06-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By ebruder
The coolant is one thing that I would buy from...

The coolant is one thing that I would buy from BMW. There are probably others, but the BMW stuff is actually quite good and totally compatible.

And a 2005 with 70,000 is way past time for a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-28-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By ebruder
With a self satisfying grin and a snarky...

With a self satisfying grin and a snarky attitude...

It was 5 degrees F. above zero when I left my home in the AM in my Z4MCoupe to run a few errands. By noon it had warmed dramatically to 23...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By ebruder
Yikes! I have a 2007 Z4M Coupe with 59k miles,...

Yikes! I have a 2007 Z4M Coupe with 59k miles, and other than tires and fluids, I have had to spend only on a new battery and serpentine belt (in was showing some wear and minor cracking), and I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-13-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By ebruder
I really should have been clearer when I...

I really should have been clearer when I recommended cardboard by saying corrugated material, but I'm glad the pizza boxes helped, and that you made it back inside. BTW, never try using bath towels...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-07-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By ebruder
Get a bunch of cardboard (tear down boxes if...

Get a bunch of cardboard (tear down boxes if necessary). Put on the drive just before driving up, and you're done.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-07-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By ebruder
To nitpick a touch, the engine is the S54, not...

To nitpick a touch, the engine is the S54, not 55.

I have always used Techron a few times per year. I don't believe it is a fuel stabilizer, but a fuel system cleaner, In that role, it is quite...
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