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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By keeton
Despite the analog look of the temp gauge, it is...

Despite the analog look of the temp gauge, it is biased to stay on center for a wide range of temperatures. Most cars with temp gauges are this way these days.

If you want to get a real temp...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By keeton
You don't want a totally waterproof cover. If it...

You don't want a totally waterproof cover. If it is keeping all of the water out, then it is also keeping all of the moisture in which can have even more harmful effects.

Poking a hole in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By keeton
The most common issue with E85's with loose...

The most common issue with E85's with loose steering are the front arm control bushings. How many miles on yours? Search this forum or google "FACB" for lots of information.

Fortunately, the fix...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By keeton
I don't think a 1/4 liter (a little over a cup...

I don't think a 1/4 liter (a little over a cup for those in the US) is enough to trigger the low coolant light.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-30-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By keeton
You were probably a little too nice!:) With so...

You were probably a little too nice!:) With so much profit potential for the dealer, they are going to ramp up the hard sell and tell you all sorts of gloom and doom this would protect you from, try...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By keeton
There are supposed to be two plastic disks with a...

There are supposed to be two plastic disks with a velcro-grabbing surface that screw into the floor carpet. This is what the underside of the accessory floor mats stick to.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By keeton
Here's the trick: Hold the key blade...

Here's the trick:

Hold the key blade pointing upwards with the tip touching your chin. The range will be _dramatically_ improved. I had heard this elsewhere and thought it absurd until I tried...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-26-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By keeton
Everyone buying ANY used BMW that is less than 4...

Everyone buying ANY used BMW that is less than 4 years/50K miles should take that in to account when purchasing. I purchased my Z4 via private sale when it was just a year old and the free...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-26-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,587
Posted By keeton
I would first try a VIN decoder (for example:...

I would first try a VIN decoder (for example: www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html ) and verify that it is either an i or Si.

If it is an i and was advertised as an Si (you DO have a copy...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By keeton
Does the auto up-down function not work on the...

Does the auto up-down function not work on the passenger side? (note that you have to do this with the door closed). If not, then the window has not been initialized. Search here to find the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By keeton
Where does it say that the 6-speed automatic does...

Where does it say that the 6-speed automatic does 2nd gear starts in normal mode? My '07 goes through all the gears. 1st is a very short gear and it will upshift within 100 ft. at part throttle,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By keeton
The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the...

The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the tires follow the ruts in the road. If your needed steering corrections are minor, it very well may be the tires.

If the steering corrections are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By keeton
The diversity system described above greatly...

The diversity system described above greatly reduces the multipath issue. Simple metal whip antennas of the correct length generally give the best reception. Styling concerns dictate unobtrusive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By keeton
The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your...

The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your wheels perfectly centered.

If you suspect your tires, find a shop that has a Hunter Road Force balancer if your shop doesn't have one. Not only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-05-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By keeton
The tire valve transmitter TPMS systems started...

The tire valve transmitter TPMS systems started with the '07 model year for the E85 series. Before that ('06 and prior), it just used the antilock sensors to detect different rotation rates of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By keeton
Some tire dealers will refuse to fix a run-flat...

Some tire dealers will refuse to fix a run-flat tire. In theory, once you have driven on a run-flat tire without air, the structure is compromised and the tire will need to be replaced. In...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By keeton
The M series (and the 3.0si) did not come out...

The M series (and the 3.0si) did not come out until 2006 so we know it is not one of those.

In '03, you had the 2.5i and the 3.0i. The 2.5 is a nice little runabout but the 3.0i was a definite...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By keeton
Year? Model (2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, M)? Options...

Year?
Model (2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, M)?
Options (premium pkg., sport pkg., automatic)?

Without knowing any of the above, prices could range from $12,000-$28,000.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By keeton
To Jerry - does your Z4 have the sport package or...

To Jerry - does your Z4 have the sport package or not? You can easily tell because there will be a button on the console to the left of the shift lever marked "Sport".

When I went to the TireRack...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By keeton
In '07, the factory xenons were bi-xenon which...

In '07, the factory xenons were bi-xenon which meant that the single bulb worked for both the low and high beam. The low beam is just as bright (which is pretty darned bright!) as the high beam...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By keeton
Well, the symptoms are kind of sneaky. On...

Well, the symptoms are kind of sneaky.

On mine, the worst popping would happen when the rear (right rear, especially) wheel went over an uneven surface and the sound (I thought) was coming from...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By keeton
Betcha it is the brace bars in the top of the...

Betcha it is the brace bars in the top of the engine compartment. Get a torque wrench and tighten the four nuts to 30 lb/ft.

I just did mine last weekend. All the creaks and pops are now gone. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-22-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By keeton
If you are operating the top via the switch on...

If you are operating the top via the switch on the console, this is exactly the way it works on my Z4. The only time the windows will be raised automatically is if you are using the key via the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,843
Posted By keeton
The photographs are more artistic rather than...

The photographs are more artistic rather than showing the vehicle's condition (other than the scratch on the rear tail light). They were, pretty, though.:)

In addition to more "documentary" style...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By keeton
Most cars (not just BMWs) these days with a temp...

Most cars (not just BMWs) these days with a temp gauge are "center weighted" and stay at the same spot over a range of temperatures. I think the manufacturers do it to calm fears when the temp...
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