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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By ebruder
64,000 on my MCoupe, and just normal maintenance,...

64,000 on my MCoupe, and just normal maintenance, e.g, fluid changes, a serpentine belt and the like. Original brakes have 60% left on the pads and the clutch is just fine.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By ebruder
You're talking about a lot of money for FI...

You're talking about a lot of money for FI induction. With no disrespect intended, I would sell the car and use the proceeds and what you would have spent on the induction and exhaust systems and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-20-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By ebruder
shipkiller = Mike Miller??? MP

shipkiller = Mike Miller???

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-20-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By ebruder
There is a very clear definition of "lifetime...

There is a very clear definition of "lifetime fluid" that I heard and learned some time ago. When the part (engine, tranny, diff, cooling system, etc.) fail, it is the end of their lifetime. Makes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By ebruder
I believe it was Mike Miller writing in Roundel...

I believe it was Mike Miller writing in Roundel who had reservations about changing automatic tranny fluid.

He normally recommends changing all fluids on a regular basis (manual tranny as well),...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By ebruder
Your dealer was correct. Most after market...

Your dealer was correct. Most after market warranties are just about worthless. If you can get them to pay anything, you have exceeded the norm.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By ebruder
Staci, Fill the tires to the correct...

Staci,

Fill the tires to the correct pressure. With the car running but stopped, press the tire low pressure reset button on your dash and hold it in. It is the button that looks like the low...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By ebruder
I had the same thing happen once on my 2007 Z4MC....

I had the same thing happen once on my 2007 Z4MC. A couple of days after I had my emission check done, I went to fill up. I could not get the gas cap to turn left to open.

I have weak finger...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By ebruder
I exchange wheels/tires every winter/summer on my...

I exchange wheels/tires every winter/summer on my Z4MCoupe. I put on skinnier 17" wheels and snow tires in October, and then change back in April.

The speedo calibration is off by a little, but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By ebruder
Let me encourage you to rethink getting the least...

Let me encourage you to rethink getting the least expensive tires that you can find.

One of the joys of the Z3 and Z4 is their wonderful handling when properly shod with high performance tires. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By ebruder
You're right, and foolishly, I bit. EB

You're right, and foolishly, I bit.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By ebruder
The OP's post is filled with BS. As was earlier...

The OP's post is filled with BS. As was earlier noted, he's just noticing the problem after 9-10 years and 30,000 miles???

A tire dealer says this is seen every day in BMWs. By whom?

Wheel...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By ebruder
Unless your car has the factory alarm system in...

Unless your car has the factory alarm system in it, the motion detector does not work.

I do not believe the majority of Z$'s had the alarm system. I have a loaded Z4M, and it does not have an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By ebruder
Off subject, but in your video. You actually use...

Off subject, but in your video. You actually use the cup holder?

You odds on won't be for long. Preempt breaking it by not using it.

MP
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By ebruder
http://www.ultimatepedals.com/pedal.htm ...

http://www.ultimatepedals.com/pedal.htm

Great product. View my icon.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By ebruder
I would definitely be more than a little...

I would definitely be more than a little irritated. If the dealer was able to duplicate the problem at least once, you have confirmation of the issue.

You are basically being told that by their...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By ebruder
[QUOTE=Twixboy;9024762] First question: I thought...

[QUOTE=Twixboy;9024762] First question: I thought the fuel filter is inside the gas tank (hence lifetime fuel filter). Why change it? [P/QUOTE]

No matter if the fuel filter is inside or outside...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By ebruder
It really is amazing that BMW put in a valve to...

It really is amazing that BMW put in a valve to purposely slip the clutch.

Your modification should shouted from the roof tops.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,895
Posted By ebruder
Silly question for me. I drive a coupe'. EB

Silly question for me. I drive a coupe'.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,592
Posted By ebruder
Great that most of your issue has been resolved. ...

Great that most of your issue has been resolved. Now here's how to resolve the remainder. The same approach works if 4 cars simultaneously arrive at 4-way stop sign intersection.

Solution #1: ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-06-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By ebruder
Enjoy your new, fun sound. As Chickdr...

Enjoy your new, fun sound.

As Chickdr said, geting more power from the S54 engine is not easy and not without risk. BMW tuned that engine very well and pushing it beyond its current level gains...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,592
Posted By ebruder
Sorry for my harsh response. I misread your...

Sorry for my harsh response. I misread your intent, and even then I was not too pleasant. Sorry about that.

The coupe offers no better viability, with the door windows only good for cars already...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,592
Posted By ebruder
The Internet is a perfect medium for...

The Internet is a perfect medium for misunderstandings.

Let's assume you are correct.

EB
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,592
Posted By ebruder
Yes, the coupe's visibility is worse. The huge...

Yes, the coupe's visibility is worse. The huge pane of glass that appears to be a window on the rear hatch only has a very small amount as clear glass for rearward viewing. There's a trick to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,592
Posted By ebruder
The coupe's little side windows behind the...

The coupe's little side windows behind the driver's head are for both styling purposes and for additional light. The are not usable for checking a blind spot.

I drive with a 40 car ZBimmer club,...
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