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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By pokeybritches
Any interest in a non-M midpipe?

Any interest in a non-M midpipe?

I have a line on the development of a new reasonably priced midpipe for the M54-equipped cars. If there's enough interest, I can probably get a limited production...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-25-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By pokeybritches
Get a remanufactured or Autozone alternator if...

Get a remanufactured or Autozone alternator if you're concerned about costs. P3Cars digital vent gauge has the option to display system voltage, though I'm not sure where its readings are pulled.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By pokeybritches
Alternator. Alternator. Alternator. It...

Alternator. Alternator. Alternator.

It won't throw a code. The rev dips at idle are pretty damning evidence that the voltage regulator is failing. When these cars are exposed to an over- or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By pokeybritches
Your alternator is a likely culprit too.

Your alternator is a likely culprit too.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,412
Posted By pokeybritches
There are at least two kinds of Koni S/A shocks...

There are at least two kinds of Koni S/A shocks for the rear of the Z4. One is adjusted by removing the shock and twisting it. The other, sold by TC Kline, is adjusted from the top of the shock.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By pokeybritches
A) Could possibly be solved with a valve cover...

A) Could possibly be solved with a valve cover gasket, a common wear item. Not a big deal if that's what it is. $50 in parts and an easy DIY.

B) I mentioned above.

C) Could be a big deal.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By pokeybritches
Spray some WD-40 on the rollers above the...

Spray some WD-40 on the rollers above the windshield, where the top latches. They can seize up over time, giving the impression the motor is failing.

This happened to me about 4-5 years ago....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By pokeybritches
The hard top is secured by locking two vertical...

The hard top is secured by locking two vertical pins on either side near the rear window, and by a locking mechanism located where the sunglasses holder would be on a coupe. That mechanism actuates...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By pokeybritches
You've also got Remus, Racing Dynamics, Dinan,...

You've also got Remus, Racing Dynamics, Dinan, Arqray, and a few others. Supersprint and Eisenmann make sport and race versions. I prefer Supersprint since they offer a crossover (in the form of a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By pokeybritches
Check your oil via the cap on the top of the...

Check your oil via the cap on the top of the engine. Is it milky looking?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By pokeybritches
The Z4M wheels fit well on a non-M. OP, I have a...

The Z4M wheels fit well on a non-M. OP, I have a friend with some for sale if you are interested.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By pokeybritches
I guess that answers the daily driver question.

I guess that answers the daily driver question.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-13-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By pokeybritches
I've heard of one person with a 3.91 several...

I've heard of one person with a 3.91 several years ago in Florida. 4.10 would be too much. 2nd gear would redline under 50 mph.

Your best bet is to buy a used diff in the ratio you want. Changing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By pokeybritches
Thanks! The videos with engine sounds only are...

Thanks! The videos with engine sounds only are out there... with about 47 views each lol. I can turn down the volume some more if it's intrusive.



If you ever want to trade, let me know :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By pokeybritches
VF Engineering supercharger video (non-M)

I had some time today to compile some of my Z4's videos on my iPhone.

http://youtu.be/C77MFV-pWHo

Hopefully it will help anyone on the fence answer:
What will the car sound like?
How much...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By pokeybritches
Radar-mirror.com does autodimming mirror repairs.

Radar-mirror.com does autodimming mirror repairs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By pokeybritches
The Z4M is rumored to share its transmission with...

The Z4M is rumored to share its transmission with the other 6-speed Z4 variants. If that's the case, it could broaden your search.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By pokeybritches
The transmission will make no difference in the...

The transmission will make no difference in the sound. The only thing to be concerned about is your ultimate goal for the car. If you want to do the muffler and be done, Magnaflow is a good choice....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By pokeybritches
For the VF Z4, I would be in the AR class if the...

For the VF Z4, I would be in the AR class if the supercharger doesn't assume fueling/tuning/intake modification.

My first dyno was 285 whp (~348 bhp with an 18% loss) on a Dynojet. The tune was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By pokeybritches
Hmmm... does an aftermarket supercharger assume a...

Hmmm... does an aftermarket supercharger assume a tune, fuel injection modification (larger injectors), and intake modifications?

I'm adding up my mods for fun, and it looks like I would start in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By pokeybritches
I would go with the premium over the sport...

I would go with the premium over the sport package. There are much better wheel/tire and spring/shock options in the aftermarket. Any Z4 with 50k miles is probably nearing the end of its original...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By pokeybritches
^ correct. The sport package included 18" wheels...

^ correct. The sport package included 18" wheels with 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear tires. The car should have ellipsoid wheels and a sport button on the console. Very clean though!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By pokeybritches
A new Valeo is $630, plus several hours labor to...

A new Valeo is $630, plus several hours labor to install. I paid $1400 for just the alternator to be changed, but then again it was a bit more labor with my car.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By pokeybritches
See post #3. Those offsets will sit flush or very...

See post #3. Those offsets will sit flush or very close to it. The higher the number, the more sunk in they will look. 9.5ET35 sits flush as a rear wheel on a non-M. 9.5ET45 will be in 10 mm, or 1 cm.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By pokeybritches
225/35/19 and 255/30/19 rear. Your tires are...

225/35/19 and 255/30/19 rear. Your tires are wider and taller, but they still shouldn't rub unless you're not on stock suspension.
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