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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Pops Z4
Cleans up nice!

Looks super clean, however, a word of caution about these cleaners. In some form or another they are all electrically conductive so anyplace where the cleaner is not rinsed, and I mean rinsed, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-23-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Pops Z4
Check the radiator cap. If the spring is broken...

Check the radiator cap. If the spring is broken the fluid comes out the cap rather getting forces thru the radiator. If it works I'll tell you about how this almost ruined an ATV trip 1000 miles...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 04-07-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Pops Z4
WTB Style 103 17" for 03-08 Z4

Need two rims in decent shape in the New England area.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Pops Z4
Notified today that Alloy Wheel had no inventory....

Notified today that Alloy Wheel had no inventory. They simply cancelled my order without including the reason so I had to make a phone call. May have been nice to just put that in the cancellation...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Pops Z4
Pot Hole Won

Fall 2015, Z4 against a pot hole, Z4 lost[emoji20]. Two refurbished 103 rims on order from All Factory Wheels that should arrive this week. Going to keep us informed on how this transaction goes. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By Pops Z4
I'm debating what to do.

I'll see what I can dig up. Nasty problem especially between two truck and the car is tracking the road at 80. Do you have a working relationship with your dealer?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By Pops Z4
It was completed four years this month after...

It was completed four years this month after taking it out of winter storage. We had been dealing with the dealership family and had already purchased a Lexus from them. May have been customer...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By Pops Z4
Sticky wheel syndrome..... Ran into the same...

Sticky wheel syndrome..... Ran into the same issue in the midst of summer. BMW knows of the problem and is willing to get this steering column out of the market. I was able to work with my dealer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-23-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Pops Z4
Engine Temperature Changes

Up here in New England we see rapid changes in outside temperature. Normally that has little influence on engine temp but the X3 3.5i moves from 140 to 220 or so from one day to the other. Highway...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Pops Z4
Crazy but check your license plate frame and...

Crazy but check your license plate frame and bolts. Had a friend with a Lotus in Switzerland with a noise at 230 km turned out to be the plate bracket. Talk about a nice looking machine...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-04-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,620
Posted By Pops Z4
Let the horses run free..

Need to feel the thrill every day getting in the interstate in third with the Z4 3.0 stick, love the sound. In the X3 3.5, I cannot believe how quick this is when the turbo kicks in. And yes I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-03-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,727
Posted By Pops Z4
Car Seat in the Z

OK, I may have been pushing the child seat law a little. :nono: I adjusted the back seat position so it matched the car seat snugly. No perfect but it stabilized the movement quite a bit. My only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-03-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,727
Posted By Pops Z4
Just spending a little of the kids inheritence

After looking at all the drivers having a great summer afternoon in their two seaters I thought it was time to spend some of the kids money on us. Actually my wife didn't think I would pull the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-26-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Pops Z4
I needed to tighten the two vertical brace...

I needed to tighten the two vertical brace members for the roof, drove me crazy. Open the windows then shake the roof where the window is, it will stress the two roof bars that go into the car just...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-28-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Pops Z4
Connections to the entire top is behind the...

Connections to the entire top is behind the drivers seat in the large speaker cover. Not sure about the relay so start with that plug.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-28-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Pops Z4
The Boston location is Rimpro. I think they only...

The Boston location is Rimpro. I think they only deal in straightening and not refurbs.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-27-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Pops Z4
Solid machine

We have a Z4 and the same setup in a 2012 X3. Solid car with plenty of guts. That 3.5 has ample gusto. Fear not, three years into the model so it should be fine. Good lunch :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Pops Z4
Another option

This is about right as I have a quote to straighten two rims that hit a pot hole. Thought i lost the car in this hole at dusk. I ended up getting two off eBay that look great for about this price. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Pops Z4
Cogging is real

Had the same problem with the 05 and luckily BMW replaced it at their cost five years ago. They understand the problem is more prevalent in the south during warm weather. Below 85 or so not an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Pops Z4
Injector Cleaner

Try a can of injector cleaner it could be a variety of contaminates in the fuel system. Added one a few weeks back definitely improved performance. Cheap starting point. Good luck :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By Pops Z4
Battery Tender Suggestion

Welcome.. As far as winter storage the Z4 goes into hibernation in mid November and come out in April. We put a battery tender in place with a 5 years old battery, perfect every year. Now of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Pops Z4
I agree with the motor scenario. Needed to...

I agree with the motor scenario. Needed to replace ours a few years back. With the top up, use a mirror to look down inside the motor pocket near the rear of the drivers seat. If you find waters...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 65,816
Posted By Pops Z4
Z4 Motor Connections

I would hire Shipkiller as a technical writer or something, great communication skills for sure.

As far as the motor connection, if I remember right the wiring harness is accessible directly to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By Pops Z4
Picked up the X3 on Saturday, great ride for...

Picked up the X3 on Saturday, great ride for sure. Ended up with new rotors and brakes after doing all the CPO inspections. Instrumentation will take a little work to decipher. Seem to like the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-13-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By Pops Z4
2 Beemers must be better than one....

So I did it, pick up the X3 on Thursday. About tenminutes for ordering a 2016 when we saw this 2012 i35 CPO after looking for months. If the Z4 starts up after a lonely winter we'll have two in the...
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