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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-26-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By keeton
Everyone buying ANY used BMW that is less than 4...

Everyone buying ANY used BMW that is less than 4 years/50K miles should take that in to account when purchasing. I purchased my Z4 via private sale when it was just a year old and the free...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-26-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 927
Posted By keeton
I would first try a VIN decoder (for example:...

I would first try a VIN decoder (for example: www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html ) and verify that it is either an i or Si.

If it is an i and was advertised as an Si (you DO have a copy...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-19-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By keeton
Does the auto up-down function not work on the...

Does the auto up-down function not work on the passenger side? (note that you have to do this with the door closed). If not, then the window has not been initialized. Search here to find the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,336
Posted By keeton
Where does it say that the 6-speed automatic does...

Where does it say that the 6-speed automatic does 2nd gear starts in normal mode? My '07 goes through all the gears. 1st is a very short gear and it will upshift within 100 ft. at part throttle,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-07-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By keeton
The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the...

The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the tires follow the ruts in the road. If your needed steering corrections are minor, it very well may be the tires.

If the steering corrections are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By keeton
The diversity system described above greatly...

The diversity system described above greatly reduces the multipath issue. Simple metal whip antennas of the correct length generally give the best reception. Styling concerns dictate unobtrusive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By keeton
The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your...

The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your wheels perfectly centered.

If you suspect your tires, find a shop that has a Hunter Road Force balancer if your shop doesn't have one. Not only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-05-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By keeton
The tire valve transmitter TPMS systems started...

The tire valve transmitter TPMS systems started with the '07 model year for the E85 series. Before that ('06 and prior), it just used the antilock sensors to detect different rotation rates of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By keeton
Some tire dealers will refuse to fix a run-flat...

Some tire dealers will refuse to fix a run-flat tire. In theory, once you have driven on a run-flat tire without air, the structure is compromised and the tire will need to be replaced. In...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By keeton
The M series (and the 3.0si) did not come out...

The M series (and the 3.0si) did not come out until 2006 so we know it is not one of those.

In '03, you had the 2.5i and the 3.0i. The 2.5 is a nice little runabout but the 3.0i was a definite...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By keeton
Year? Model (2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, M)? Options...

Year?
Model (2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, M)?
Options (premium pkg., sport pkg., automatic)?

Without knowing any of the above, prices could range from $12,000-$28,000.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By keeton
To Jerry - does your Z4 have the sport package or...

To Jerry - does your Z4 have the sport package or not? You can easily tell because there will be a button on the console to the left of the shift lever marked "Sport".

When I went to the TireRack...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By keeton
In '07, the factory xenons were bi-xenon which...

In '07, the factory xenons were bi-xenon which meant that the single bulb worked for both the low and high beam. The low beam is just as bright (which is pretty darned bright!) as the high beam...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By keeton
Well, the symptoms are kind of sneaky. On...

Well, the symptoms are kind of sneaky.

On mine, the worst popping would happen when the rear (right rear, especially) wheel went over an uneven surface and the sound (I thought) was coming from...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By keeton
Betcha it is the brace bars in the top of the...

Betcha it is the brace bars in the top of the engine compartment. Get a torque wrench and tighten the four nuts to 30 lb/ft.

I just did mine last weekend. All the creaks and pops are now gone. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By keeton
If you are operating the top via the switch on...

If you are operating the top via the switch on the console, this is exactly the way it works on my Z4. The only time the windows will be raised automatically is if you are using the key via the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,555
Posted By keeton
The photographs are more artistic rather than...

The photographs are more artistic rather than showing the vehicle's condition (other than the scratch on the rear tail light). They were, pretty, though.:)

In addition to more "documentary" style...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By keeton
Most cars (not just BMWs) these days with a temp...

Most cars (not just BMWs) these days with a temp gauge are "center weighted" and stay at the same spot over a range of temperatures. I think the manufacturers do it to calm fears when the temp...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By keeton
I do exactly that, except for 5) where I lower...

I do exactly that, except for 5) where I lower the hood but keep it ajar. No danger of crimping or chafing wires that way.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By keeton
BMW recommends a brake fluid flush for the Z4...

BMW recommends a brake fluid flush for the Z4 every two years, regardless of mileage. Do you know when it was last done on your vehicle? One thing I was told about the brake flush is that it has to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By keeton
The "facelift" for the Z4s started with the 2006...

The "facelift" for the Z4s started with the 2006 model year. Visual cues to note are the fog lights became horizontal slits vs. the small round ones on the earlier car and the rear tail light lenses...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By keeton
1. Your starter may be fried. 2. Something with...

1. Your starter may be fried.
2. Something with your key may have triggered the anti-theft system. Try a different key.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By keeton
Sounds like a failing battery is your first...

Sounds like a failing battery is your first problem and it should be replaced. Here's hoping that you did not fry your starter by trying to crank the engine with the weak battery.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By keeton
If the engine was NOT turning over, then this is...

If the engine was NOT turning over, then this is a sign of a worn clutch. If the engine WAS turning over, then this is a sign of low compression in the engine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,270
Posted By keeton
Most Autozone batteries are made by Johnson...

Most Autozone batteries are made by Johnson Controls, who make them for Interstate, Varta and BMW OEM among others.

I recently replaced the original battery in my '07 3.0si with the Autozone...
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