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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By bten
I remember on another board, there was someone...

I remember on another board, there was someone who did it. Try googling sport button retrofit. It was a long time ago, and I decided not to try it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By bten
the airbag light might be an issue with the seat...

the airbag light might be an issue with the seat sensor on the passenger side. Also check to make sure you have good connection to the seat belt modules under the seat.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By bten
Did you convert yours to a manual top?

Did you convert yours to a manual top?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By bten
Lubricate the linkage. Try a light machine oil...

Lubricate the linkage. Try a light machine oil or white grease lubricant and the joints you can see. It will work on it's own after that.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By bten
High performance all seasons will greatly reduce...

High performance all seasons will greatly reduce if not eliminate the tramelling. I went with Bridgestone Potenza RE 960 AS. The are run flats, and do not trammel. Read reviews on Tire Rack. ultra...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By bten
Try lubricating the linkage on the top.

Try lubricating the linkage on the top.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By bten
+1 been there, done that. It will drive your DSC...

+1 been there, done that. It will drive your DSC nuts, kicks in when doing normal turns.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,593
Posted By bten
If you want to stay with runflats, consider...

If you want to stay with runflats, consider Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS RFT tires. they have good reviews on Tire Rack and ride almost as well as non run flats (very close). I had the non run flat...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By bten
Daylight Savings time

Been a busy winter, and weather really not that good in the winter time, lots of cold ~45 degrees, and rain.

Anyway, I was washing the Z, and I noticed that I needed an inspection. On the way to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By bten
+1

+1
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By bten
I found trammeling to be a function of worn or...

I found trammeling to be a function of worn or old tires (especially summer sports). Double check to make sure all the tires are the exact same type.

I switched to Ultra High performance all...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By bten
check to make sure the shelf is lowered properly...

check to make sure the shelf is lowered properly (one knob on each side)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By bten
I have been using ultra high performance A/S...

I have been using ultra high performance A/S tires and have been very satisfied. We use the Z4 for a lot of car club trips, many times we start out the mornings as low as 32 deg. (Halloween in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By bten
you have to take the plastic connectors off the...

you have to take the plastic connectors off the bottom of the seat back. You may find that they are already out. when you slide the back pieces back on, make sure the tabs lock in correctly (you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By bten
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-27-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By bten
I once had a loaner that had the manual top. It...

I once had a loaner that had the manual top. It was very easy to use. I think if you got rid of all the motors (hydraulic and the top latching one) you might find it is quite easy to operate. One...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-27-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By bten
If I install the strut bar myself, will I need to...

If I install the strut bar myself, will I need to have the front end aligned afterwards? Does it affect alignment?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 911
Posted By bten
When I am doing a lot of driving in the Z4 (road...

When I am doing a lot of driving in the Z4 (road trips), I wear running type shoes that are very narrow. Helps with moving from accelerator to brakes and back. Still looking for real driving shoes....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By bten
Replace the garage door with a rollup can...

Replace the garage door with a rollup can type.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By bten
I have gone to the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS...

I have gone to the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS run flat. I had the non run flat version on an earlier Z4 that I owned and really liked them.

These are considered 3rd generation run flats, and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,480
Posted By bten
I went ultra high performance all seasons. ...

I went ultra high performance all seasons. Trammelling is gone. I think these cars tramell with sport tires, more so with sport run flats...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bten
I had a wire in one of my non-run flats, and my...

I had a wire in one of my non-run flats, and my tire light came on. Stopped at a service station, aired it up and drove it to discount tire where they fixed it. Didn't need to use my fix-a-flat or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-23-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By bten
Try lubricating the linkage on your top at every...

Try lubricating the linkage on your top at every rivet joint. I have used light sewing machine oil, others white lithium grease. WD 40 will free things up, but leaves no lubrication after it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-23-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By bten
probably need to bleed the system.

probably need to bleed the system.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By bten
runflats, or old worn out summer sport tires. If...

runflats, or old worn out summer sport tires. If the tires are old and 50% worn, this could be the issue.
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