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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-31-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stromtech
My repair was fully covered under the extended...

My repair was fully covered under the extended warranty. You should not have been charged as BMW covers the full repair cost.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stromtech
Update...this weekend my main SRS light finally...

Update...this weekend my main SRS light finally illuminated (on it's own) so I now meet the '2 lights are on' requirement. I went to the dealer today and he indeed confirmed that the passenger seat...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-26-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,187
Posted By Stromtech
Been over a year and a half since I had the...

Been over a year and a half since I had the Continentals installed and my car has not been struck by lightening or any other heavenly force. First suggestion...stop listening to the dealer. Second...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,572
Posted By Stromtech
Good news that you fixed it...what is this...

Good news that you fixed it...what is this 'lifter bleeding procedure' you refer to?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-17-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,131
Posted By Stromtech
Someone on one of the Z forums suggested the...

Someone on one of the Z forums suggested the sequence with the key....I think it's supposed to reset the computer. It was suggested that it may reset the steering but I didn't experience any changes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-07-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By Stromtech
I understand there is an optional snap in phone...

I understand there is an optional snap in phone holder insert but I have never seen one. I think what you have is the standard issue. I use the velcro area to hold my tire gauge and the clip for a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-22-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,676
Posted By Stromtech
Get creative...jack up one side and put a 3 2x6...

Get creative...jack up one side and put a 3 2x6 or 2x8' blocks under the wheel...then jack up the other side and do the same...that will give you a 4 1/2" lift....your blocks only need to be a foot...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Stromtech
You didn't mention your mileage but DISA Valves...

You didn't mention your mileage but DISA Valves fail around 50-60K miles and make a ticking noise...if you are at this mileage then it's worth checking the valve. only 2 screws to remove it if I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,712
Posted By Stromtech
WD40 is a good cleaner and degreaser but it is a...

WD40 is a good cleaner and degreaser but it is a very poor lubricant. Use WD40 to free sticking parts and then apply a good lube, in this case white lithium grease is an excellent choice.
It's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Stromtech
You must be a Red Green fan...:thumbup:

You must be a Red Green fan...:thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Stromtech
Welcome aboard....suggest using the search button...

Welcome aboard....suggest using the search button or for a wider search of all the Z4 forums use Google...there are thousands of comments and opinions including mine...bottom line is the majority...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-25-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,131
Posted By Stromtech
Rush4....Can you please provide an update on the...

Rush4....Can you please provide an update on the long term success of your mechanic's fix?

Do you know if he cleaned and lubed the EPS worm gear as well as the bearing you described?

Thanks
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,131
Posted By Stromtech
I have an opinion or two... I believe it is...

I have an opinion or two...

I believe it is definitely related to the worm gear in the electronic assist unit.

What I don't understand is why the symptoms don't occur when the vehicle is new....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,660
Posted By Stromtech
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thum...

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-22-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Stromtech
Interesting problem...sorry I can't help as mine...

Interesting problem...sorry I can't help as mine does not do that and I have never owned a car that did. I do hope you get an answer as I am curious.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,660
Posted By Stromtech
I did a quick search on Craigslist and found...

I did a quick search on Craigslist and found these in various cities..
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,660
Posted By Stromtech
They are out there....my 04 3.oi has both sport...

They are out there....my 04 3.oi has both sport and premium packages, everything but Nav, 60K miles, sterling grey with black leather, no accidents...I picked it up locally last fall.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,822
Posted By Stromtech
BMW had problems with the passenger seat...

BMW had problems with the passenger seat occupancy pad and issued an extended 10 year warranty. If the SRS light on the dash AND the passenger seat occupancy light on the console are both illuminated...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By Stromtech
There is a good market for used run flat tires...

There is a good market for used run flat tires with 70%-80% tread. You can recover a good chunk of the cost of a new set of non-run flats by selling yours before they wear down...I covered half my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,986
Posted By Stromtech
Been discussed to death...The simple answer is...

Been discussed to death...The simple answer is get rid of the RFTs

I have a set of Continental Extreme Contact DWS ...much improved ride and handling over the run flats....and a good price for a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,131
Posted By Stromtech
I don't buy the bearing fix either...I know heat...

I don't buy the bearing fix either...I know heat is a factor and I know lubing U joints eases the steering and for a while I thought it was fixed...but it's not.

Speed seems a a factor as mine...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By Stromtech
I don't have a Z3 but I sure am interested in...

I don't have a Z3 but I sure am interested in what that part is for. Did you identify it yet?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By Stromtech
Yes...I bought the hose from the dealer and my...

Yes...I bought the hose from the dealer and my Indie installed it for the price of 2 stainless clamps while he was flushing my brake lines for me. It only took him 5 minutes so no extra charge.
The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,642
Posted By Stromtech
I put the same set of 18's on about a month...

I put the same set of 18's on about a month ago...I highly recommend the Continental DWS. They grip better in rain than the Bridgestone RFTs did. I feel much more confident with these tires and the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By Stromtech
Interesting...I sold my Vstrom and bought my Z4....

Interesting...I sold my Vstrom and bought my Z4. I don't look back as I sit in heated seats and push the top up button when the rain starts...much easier to fit the golf clubs too...LOL
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