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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Dwight Lanning
As would I !!!

As would I !!!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Dwight Lanning
[QUOTE=Dwight Lanning;9657536]This happens only...

[QUOTE=Dwight Lanning;9657536]This happens only when I accelerate REALLY hard up to about 80 or 90 and then back off to normal speeds. It does not happen due to sitting or it would feel rough before...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Very funny! There does not seem to be any...

Very funny!

There does not seem to be any definite answer to the question of whether the airbags will deploy or not if the stupid light in on. From researching the problem through this forum and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Dwight Lanning
This happens only when I accelerate REALLY hard...

This happens only when I accelerate REALLY hard up to about 80 or 90 and then back off to normal speeds. It does not happen due to sitting or it would feel rough before the acceleration and it is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-02-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Tire balance problem after hard acceleration

Interesting problem.

After hard acceleration from start to about 80, my rear tires feel like they lost a wheel weight and are bouncing like crazy. Then, after driving for a few miles at normal...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-02-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Air Bag Failures

I have owned numerous vehicles since air bags were normally installed and have never had any problem with them until I bought a BMW!!!

It just seems crazy that a company whose reputation is for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-31-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By Dwight Lanning
If you cup your hand around the mike while...

If you cup your hand around the mike while talking, the sound gets much better.

I would guess you could make a small foam lined enclosure with a hole toward the driver that would go over the mic...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z3M appreciation

I was tooling along on an Inter-state Hwy in NY last week when I happened to notice a small white car in the right exit lane that somehow looked interesting. Upon closer examination, it had a BMW Z...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
I don't want to take over this thread anymore...

I don't want to take over this thread anymore than I apparently have with my interlude with Ron but...

I have traced 6 different "Press" vehicles to their respective magazine "reviews" complete...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Ron, You say, " I don't need any data to...

Ron,

You say, " I don't need any data to answer you with not true."

Well, do you specifically know of where any of these cars are?

How can you say they were all sold into the retail market...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
CalRick, I agree that a number of these cars...

CalRick,

I agree that a number of these cars probably were used in crash tests or taken apart to evaluate production problems in the factory or otherwise disposed of but that does not explain how...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Pre- Production Vehicles

It might be useful if respondents to the forum included the last 7 digits of their VINs when they wrote. Especially when we are trying to figure out how many cars are affacted by motor mount bolts...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Pre Production Cars

So Ron, you have records of others?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Number 15 was the FIRST Titanium Silver Coupe and...

Number 15 was the FIRST Titanium Silver Coupe and MINE was the SECOND!

You have to wonder what happened to #15.

Mine was # 16.

Both were "PRESS" cars but # 15 had the Nav option which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,618
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Heartbreak

After many years of driving used vehicles, I purchased my first NEW car and waited two months for my 240Z to arrive at my local dealer.

I drove it to buy lunch for mt fellow workers the next...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Pre release cars

Shipkiller remarked about the 2 coupes made in 2005 that Ron said were "pre-series management" cars.

Whatever, there seem to be a number of cars that are unaccounted for.

Between 93000 and...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 04-29-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4 Warranty Expiring

I have a 2006 Z4M Coupe and the warranty is running out on May 7th. It only has 24,000 miles and the next inspection (Inspection 1) is not due for another 7,500 miles according to the dash...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,548
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Warranty on battery?

I had my car serviced at Valley BMW in Roanoke VA (Warranty Oil Change). I told the service manager that I had to jump-start the car because I had not driven it for 10 days and either the battery...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,350
Posted By Dwight Lanning
The interesting thing is that I FIRST noticed it...

The interesting thing is that I FIRST noticed it in my daughter's 2007 roadster and THEN noticed it in my 2006 coupe. When you have a passenger sitting in the right seat, it is much quieter which...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,350
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4 Road noise

My daughter bought a new 2007 Z4M Roadster and I liked it so much that I went out and bought myself a 2006 Z4M Coupe. When I as driving my daughter's car, I noticed a lot of road noise that seemed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
So 26 thru 32 have never shown up?

So 26 thru 32 have never shown up?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
The first 14 (0-13) were for Management, 14-25...

The first 14 (0-13) were for Management, 14-25 were Press Cars and serial numbers 26 - 29 seem to be missing.

The first Regular production cars seem to have started with #30. I guess Ron's was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,173
Posted By Dwight Lanning
I seem to have one of the first production Z4Cs...

I seem to have one of the first production Z4Cs to come out of Spartenburg and mine is Titanium Silver / Black. Serial number LL93016, born on 4/18/06. It apparently was a "press" car so it is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,056
Posted By Dwight Lanning
I agree with BLAU335. The best way to find out...

I agree with BLAU335. The best way to find out you ACTUAL speed might be a GPS.

I have a Certified GPS in my airplane that will tell me within 1 mph how fast I am going as well as my location...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4M Coupe

I seem to have everything except the Nav.

Mine is a silver/black but I don't know what they CALL the silver color. Probably "Titanium" or some such.

I talked to Ron and he said the same about...
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