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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By kalali
Sorry to hear that. Just out of curiosity, did...

Sorry to hear that. Just out of curiosity, did the motor die instantly or it gave you some warning signs, like laboring, etc.? I'm sure you ruled everything else out before ordering the parts. Keep...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By kalali
What does the pop from the exhaust (rear or under...

What does the pop from the exhaust (rear or under the car) have to do with the creaking from the flex bars (front) ? BTW, stabilizer bar is nowhere near the strut towers and is part of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-01-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By kalali
Any brand of cleaner wax should work. Maguire...

Any brand of cleaner wax should work. Maguire products are generally good. Try theirs. The milkiness is superficial and should come off. A dual action polisher would be very helpful for applying...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-01-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By kalali
Its the improved version of Steve's Mustache...

Its the improved version of Steve's Mustache 1.......:rofl:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-30-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By kalali
The cover needs to be breathable to allow...

The cover needs to be breathable to allow moisture leave the surface. All in all, it's not a good idea to leave the car covered under a wet cover. Do what was suggested and move up to something...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By kalali
If you plan to do all the work yourself, I highly...

If you plan to do all the work yourself, I highly recommended having a shop mount the springs/bearing on the front struts. The rest is fairly straightforward. I was very tempted to replace the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By kalali
What engine do you have? Looks like a four cyl.

What engine do you have? Looks like a four cyl.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By kalali
Just for future reference, the release button on...

Just for future reference, the release button on top of the center console does nothing if the car has power top. You can press it as much as you want. The only thing to watch for is the cable/string...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By kalali
I stand corrected. Meant PSS.

I stand corrected. Meant PSS.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By kalali
I found a couple of Z4 specific YouTube videos on...

I found a couple of Z4 specific YouTube videos on how to remove the inside door panel mostly for speaker installation and a couple more showing the regulator replacement on an e46 to guide me to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By kalali
That has nothing to do with RFT vs. non-RFT....

That has nothing to do with RFT vs. non-RFT. All-season tires are softer period. Next time try Michelin PS2 tires and you'll have the performance without side effects. I'll switch to them after my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By kalali
I'm not following your math on the savings but...

I'm not following your math on the savings but regardless, I'd still pass unless you want to use the wheels with dedicated winter tires.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By kalali
Next time put some blue Locktite on the bolt...

Next time put some blue Locktite on the bolt before tightening it down.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By kalali
The screeching sound is the window regulator...

The screeching sound is the window regulator about to die. My suggestion is to replace it before it stops completely. Part costs under $200 and takes about a couple of hours if you're handy. Just...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By kalali
Year and mileage?

Year and mileage?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-19-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By kalali
Remove the smaller foam and that should give you...

Remove the smaller foam and that should give you what you are looking for. You will get too much droning if you remove the larger one and worse if you remove both. Cheapest option for increasing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-19-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By kalali
Valve cover gasket or oil filter housing o-ring...

Valve cover gasket or oil filter housing o-ring are usual suspects
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By kalali
I'm a bit puzzled by all this. I've been...

I'm a bit puzzled by all this. I've been replacing my oil for many many years on several model BMWs, 12 years on my Z alone, and never had this issue. With one exception I have always purchased the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By kalali
There are a couple of youtube videos on the...

There are a couple of youtube videos on the window regulator that I found helpful when I did mine. Battery must be disconnected to avoid tripping the SRS light but that may be a moot point in your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By kalali
Not sure what sort of help you're expecting but...

Not sure what sort of help you're expecting but it looks like you'll need to start replacing some parts. The window regulator is around $180 and is a DIY if you're handy with hand tools and pay...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By kalali
A little clutch chatter is normal so it all...

A little clutch chatter is normal so it all depends on how loud is the noise. It will sound louder when parked in a garage near a wall.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-11-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By kalali
You need to inspect the suspension components and...

You need to inspect the suspension components and the steering movement with the car on a lift. Have someone move the steering wheel while you watch the tie rods from outside. It could be the play in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By kalali
Yes you do, and make sure you have an in-lb....

Yes you do, and make sure you have an in-lb. torque wrench.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By kalali
More info.

More info.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By kalali
Check the boots from the air filter housing and...

Check the boots from the air filter housing and to the throttle body for cracks.
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