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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,080
Posted By Living Dead
They are the same people who will also pay $100...

They are the same people who will also pay $100 to have the dealer fill their tires with nitrogen. :rolleyes:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-05-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Living Dead
When my top broke the first time it took a number...

When my top broke the first time it took a number of tries to finally release the hydraulic pressure by pulling the red handle in the trunk, it does not pull out more than about 1/8-1/4 inch when it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Living Dead
He replaced the gasket, probably didn't use...

He replaced the gasket, probably didn't use genuine BMW parts but as long as it doesn't leak I am OK with it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Living Dead
I had the same problem last year, I was surprised...

I had the same problem last year, I was surprised when my mechanic only charged me $125 to fix the valve cover gasket, I was expecting the usual $1,000+ bill whenever I pull into a service station.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Living Dead
I found that a damp, high quality microfiber...

I found that a damp, high quality microfiber cloth works well, I apply the product, let it sit for about 10 minutes then wipe off with a clean damp microfiber towel and I get a nice black without any...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 52,172
Posted By Living Dead
Yesterday the top of my 2006 3.0i reached the...

Yesterday the top of my 2006 3.0i reached the windshield everything stopped and I could not raise or lower it, nothing, just a flashing red light.

I pulled the red handle and lowered the top, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Living Dead
Glad it worked :thumbup: happy motoring :drive:

Glad it worked :thumbup: happy motoring :drive:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Living Dead
I had the same problem and the top was stuck in...

I had the same problem and the top was stuck in the down position for a day, I finally had someone help me lift the top while I pulled on the handle, it required a harder pull on the handle than I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Living Dead
I had a squeaky sound behind my left ear, it...

I had a squeaky sound behind my left ear, it sounded like styrofoam cups being rubbed together.

I eventually narrowed it down to the roll hoop covers.

I heard that graphite sprayed into the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Living Dead
I purchased my CPO 2006 3.0i in 2009 for $25K...

I purchased my CPO 2006 3.0i in 2009 for $25K with 39K on the odo. The only options are dream red interior, power top (like one with out power really exists) and auto trans (an option I wish the car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Living Dead
I was considering getting out of my Z-4 but...

I was considering getting out of my Z-4 but discovered a good indie and realized the problem was not the car but the dealership "service" the final straw was their insistence that I pay $90 to put...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Living Dead
Let the OCD begin!

This has been a horrible winter, my black 2006 Z4 is a mess. I just purchase a Griot's 6" ROP base kit from Detailer's Domain. I can't wait for warmer weather to get started!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-24-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Living Dead
Yes, the instructions say you have to press the...

Yes, the instructions say you have to press the button between the seats but you don't as it isn't connected to anything, I guess it was easier to leave it there than to make a new mold for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Living Dead
Actually the button works for pre facelift z's,...

Actually the button works for pre facelift z's, in 2006 and later cars it is nonfunctioning, the instructions should have been removed from the 2006 manual but was left in, it caused me serious...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Living Dead
Nice job, I just wonder where the got the wire...

Nice job, I just wonder where the got the wire snow brush?
Forum: The Detail Department 02-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By Living Dead
The roof stuff states it is for a vinyl roof,...

The roof stuff states it is for a vinyl roof, your car appears to have a cloth top, check out Ragg Topp cleaners and protectant.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By Living Dead
This winter has been horrible on Long Island, I...

This winter has been horrible on Long Island, I purchased a set of General Altimax Artics :thumbup: to replace my RFT Blizzaks in November and have had no problems they are non run flat, I keep one...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Living Dead
The problem with the E89 is that a rag top should...

The problem with the E89 is that a rag top should have a RAG TOP, the hard top just dosn't look quite right when up. With the top down though the E89 crushes the E85.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By Living Dead
I purchased my 2006 3.0i in 2009 with 39k and...

I purchased my 2006 3.0i in 2009 with 39k and just turned 102K. The problems I've had are:
1. hydraulic top motor failed.
2. 3 oxygen sensors.
3. computer
4. passenger side mirror glue failed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,080
Posted By Living Dead
I just had my battery changed by my local...

I just had my battery changed by my local mechanic, it cost only $155 including installation and took a total of 10 minutes. I would have done it myself but nothing would have been saved and it would...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-03-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By Living Dead
I had the new winters installed on Friday and...

I had the new winters installed on Friday and have about 400 miles on them now, they are General Altimax Arctics, non-runflats.

I don't expect they'll be significantly better in the snow than the...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Living Dead
I usually use what ever car wash I happen to be...

I usually use what ever car wash I happen to be washing the car with, I do the wheels last with what is left in the bucket. I wash the outside surface with a microfiber mit and get behind the spokes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-25-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By Living Dead
Just purchased a set of General Altimax Artic...

Just purchased a set of General Altimax Artic snow/ice tires, they are not runflat and cost only $122 each from the Tirerack to replace the worn Blizzaks. I will have them installed Friday. The speed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-12-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Z4 Roadster (E85) top wont go up or down
Views: 450
Posted By Living Dead
I would bet it is your hydraulic pump or one of...

I would bet it is your hydraulic pump or one of the switches is bad, there are many threads in this forum about it, you can also release the pressure in the system by pulling the red release handle...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-10-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Living Dead
This is the first car I've had with paddle...

This is the first car I've had with paddle shifters (and if I have a choice it will be the last). It seemed like a great idea when I purchased the car and F-1 drivers can't be wrong, right?:dunno: I...
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