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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By dkl
As "dc_wright" pointed out, 10w60 is the right...

As "dc_wright" pointed out, 10w60 is the right oil for your ///M roadster :thumbup:

FYI...Most of us S54 owners run a Blackstone oil analysis every oil change to monitor bearing wears as it's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By dkl
Agreed...I use it on my M54 X5 as well and it's...

Agreed...I use it on my M54 X5 as well and it's relatively cheap at wally world too :D I wouldn't sweat it even if it was 10w40 in there as most 40 weight oil will thin down to an approx. 30 weight...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By dkl
Would you mind showing how/where you installed it...

Would you mind showing how/where you installed it (route CD changer cables) on your coupe for easy access? Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By dkl
Agreed...not a bad idea at that mileage and age,...

Agreed...not a bad idea at that mileage and age, especially on a high rev'ving engine like the S54. It's not so much on the impellers grenading for composite version, but worn out bearings is the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By dkl
I would add coolant hoses to the list as your '04...

I would add coolant hoses to the list as your '04 is getting on with ages, even if you don't do water pump
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By dkl
My last "Inspection II" performed by a "friend"...

My last "Inspection II" performed by a "friend" with very reasonable labor charge (I purchased all OE parts) consist of the following:
- Oil/Filter Change
- Air Filter Change
- Valve Adjustment...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By dkl
I begged to differ. The Z4M is an awesome road...

I begged to differ. The Z4M is an awesome road trip car. I had already taken it on a few long road trips and fully enjoyed it. I'm planning to do a 2-week road trip...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By dkl
See this thread for a long winded discussion on...

See this thread for a long winded discussion on alarm and activation issues => http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389701&highlight=alarm

I ran into a similar issue when activating my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 986
Posted By dkl
The coupe does NOT lock the center storage area...

The coupe does NOT lock the center storage area or any other storages in the car, may be the roadster does? :dunno:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-29-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By dkl
ATE type 200 isn't low viscosity. Although, I've...

ATE type 200 isn't low viscosity. Although, I've been using it (ATE type 200) in my MC and X5 without issues for the past 6 years.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-28-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By dkl
Agreed. I retrofitted the "cheap" OE alarm that...

Agreed. I retrofitted the "cheap" OE alarm that was available for our cars a while back without the tilt sensor...so you CAN have an alarm without tilt sensor!

Oh...I forgot to mention that I WAS...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By dkl
Gotcha :thumbup:

Gotcha :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By dkl
With a proper intake design, the induction noise...

With a proper intake design, the induction noise is more "intoxicating" sounding than an exhaust noise - think CSL carbon intake plenum :thumbup: If you ever heard one, you WILL forget about any...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By dkl
I'm wondering if you're "robbing" air that should...

I'm wondering if you're "robbing" air that should have been going into the engine's intake if you take out one or both foams of the sound generator tube :dunno:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By dkl
Thanks for the suggestion...just got one because...

Thanks for the suggestion...just got one because of this post! Love it :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By dkl
Yes, belts are easily visible under the hood and...

Yes, belts are easily visible under the hood and can be replaced from the top - easier if the shroud and fan is removed. My '08 (less than 38k miles) already had the AC belt cracked. The serpentine...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By dkl
See this thread starting from post #674 =>...

See this thread starting from post #674 => http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=558729
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By dkl
Sound dampening only helps coupe owners since the...

Sound dampening only helps coupe owners since the "trunk" is part of the cabin and creates added resonance. I don't expect roadster owners to see much improvement with added sound dampening since...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-05-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By dkl
True, but why buy a loud exhaust and then weight...

True, but why buy a loud exhaust and then weight down the car with sound dampening materials? If you hate how loud your exhaust gets, how do you think others around you feel?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By dkl
x100. Diablo and RPI are two of the loudest...

x100. Diablo and RPI are two of the loudest exhaust for the M coupe. Even the supersprint race was too loud...at least for me. Remember that there are very little sound deadening in the coupe and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
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: 584
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: 506
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: 409
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: 515
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...
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