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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By dkl
Gotcha :thumbup:

Gotcha :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 509
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) Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 509
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) Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
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) Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
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: 940
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: 940
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: 940
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: 940
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: 596
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: 523
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: 475
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: 379
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: 442
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: 175
Views: 5,605
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: 442
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: 175
Views: 5,605
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: 175
Views: 5,605
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: 488
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: 488
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: 1,727
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: 327
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: 1,727
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: 399
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: 401
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...
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