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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By KenTenn
Do I need to disconnect the battery from the car...

Do I need to disconnect the battery from the car before charging it or can it be charged as is?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By KenTenn
Is there a way to check alternator and battery? ...

Is there a way to check alternator and battery? I've kinda been leaning toward electrical - only because I had a number of weird issues that went away when I replaced the battery. But it's been a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By KenTenn
I just did the valve adjustment and changed...

I just did the valve adjustment and changed plugs, hoping that would fix it but no improvement. I periodically run fuel injector cleaner thru it but that hasn't seemed to work.

I guess I need to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By KenTenn
2006 Z4M Idle Fluctuations

My 2006 M Roadster has been fluctuating from about 800 rpm to 1000 rpms when at a light. It also seems to have the same issue while driving. Seems worse when engine has warmed up (maybe?). ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-24-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By KenTenn
Shelf Life of Fluids

I have some transmission and differential fluids that I put in plastic bottles, capped and put in the back of the cabinets in the garage about 5 years ago. Is there any shelf life on these types of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-24-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By KenTenn
Getting ready to, but need warm enough weather to...

Getting ready to, but need warm enough weather to wash, clay, wash before starting... Also have to move enough crap to have room to get around the car...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-24-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,815
Posted By KenTenn
At 58, this is my fourth roadster. Started 20...

At 58, this is my fourth roadster. Started 20 years ago, so if it is a "mid-life crisis", I've got problems...My first roadster was a 1977 MGB. I bought it on a whim but was immediately hooked. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By KenTenn
Thanks, dcwright. Great info! What about rears?...

Thanks, dcwright. Great info! What about rears? Different?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By KenTenn
Bump

Bump
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By KenTenn
Z4M Rotors

I need new rotors but don't want to spend $200/wheel. Any good options?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By KenTenn
My fat ass sliding in and out.....

My fat ass sliding in and out.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By KenTenn
Heated seats. 85,000 miles Desk job -...

Heated seats.
85,000 miles
Desk job - accounting, bookkeeping, taxes, cash flow management for small businesses.
Hate to spend a fortune on leather repair & thought it might be tough to get a good...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By KenTenn
I wax it 2-3 times to make the bugs come off...

I wax it 2-3 times to make the bugs come off easier....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By KenTenn
Z4M - Leather Seat Repair

I have two issues with my seats. The typical wear point on the side bolster and a seam on the back. Any repair suggestions?

...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By KenTenn
Has anyone had experience with a Gates Waterpump?...

Has anyone had experience with a Gates Waterpump? Will the Stewart work on an M?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-22-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By KenTenn
Z4M Waterpump

I've always heard that the Waterpump should be replaced at about 50k miles due to the plastic impellers. Then I read that the problem was corrected about 2005. I have a 2006 Z4M with 85k miles. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-26-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By KenTenn
ok, so I think I have narrowed it down to the...

ok, so I think I have narrowed it down to the positive cable. If I can get that off, I think the battery will slide out. I took two nuts off positive cable at terminal. Can't budge it. Is there...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-25-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By KenTenn
Z4M - How Do I Get The Battery Out?

I have been struggling to get the battery out. Got the cover off, took two small screws out of metal frame but can't find the third one. Also can't get the pos lead off.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-26-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By KenTenn
I replaced this about a year ago and it was fine...

I replaced this about a year ago and it was fine for a while. Now it won't stay seated in the groove. Should I have used some sort of sealant to hold it in place? I thought it was just a "press...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By KenTenn
I think you are correct. Just took another look...

I think you are correct. Just took another look at their site and didn't see S54.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By KenTenn
Ron: I found the Stewart for $195. Will it...

Ron: I found the Stewart for $195. Will it work? If so, is it a good choice?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-26-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By KenTenn
I thought that the water pumps were only good for...

I thought that the water pumps were only good for about 60k miles and that the Stewart was the pump of choice. Also thought there were a number of premature expansion tank failures so it was best to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-26-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By KenTenn
Well...finally found capacity for cooling system...

Well...finally found capacity for cooling system (10.7L) so adding 1 L is about 10%. Not too bad considering I probably haven't checked it in 2 years...I need to flush anyway, but I wanted to make...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-25-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By KenTenn
The amber warning light would come on...

The amber warning light would come on occassionally for a couple of minutes and then go off once the engine ran for a short time.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-25-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By KenTenn
Z4M - Cooling Issue

Just added about 1 liter of distilled water to expansion tank on my 2006 M Roadster (62k miles). I haven't seen any sign of leaks, but that seems like a lot of water to add. Any thoughts?
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