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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By keeton
BMW recommends a brake fluid flush for the Z4...

BMW recommends a brake fluid flush for the Z4 every two years, regardless of mileage. Do you know when it was last done on your vehicle? One thing I was told about the brake flush is that it has to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By keeton
The "facelift" for the Z4s started with the 2006...

The "facelift" for the Z4s started with the 2006 model year. Visual cues to note are the fog lights became horizontal slits vs. the small round ones on the earlier car and the rear tail light lenses...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By keeton
1. Your starter may be fried. 2. Something with...

1. Your starter may be fried.
2. Something with your key may have triggered the anti-theft system. Try a different key.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By keeton
Sounds like a failing battery is your first...

Sounds like a failing battery is your first problem and it should be replaced. Here's hoping that you did not fry your starter by trying to crank the engine with the weak battery.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By keeton
If the engine was NOT turning over, then this is...

If the engine was NOT turning over, then this is a sign of a worn clutch. If the engine WAS turning over, then this is a sign of low compression in the engine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,132
Posted By keeton
Most Autozone batteries are made by Johnson...

Most Autozone batteries are made by Johnson Controls, who make them for Interstate, Varta and BMW OEM among others.

I recently replaced the original battery in my '07 3.0si with the Autozone...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By keeton
+1. The most important aspect when buying a used...

+1. The most important aspect when buying a used BMW. Also check for signs of accident damage.

Problem areas in the Z4 were pretty well resolved by the time the facelifted ('06-'08) Z4s were...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-21-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By keeton
I have the XM Commander/Blitzsafe interface,...

I have the XM Commander/Blitzsafe interface, which plugs into the socket that would normally connect to the CD changer in my 2007 Z4. XM plays (and displays) through the Business radio. Sadly,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By keeton
Most aftermarket struts/shocks that deviate from...

Most aftermarket struts/shocks that deviate from stock will probably be geared for a _firmer_ ride to satisfy the performance market. I don't think that is what you want. You didn't say how many...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By keeton
The 2007 3.0i offered the sport package which...

The 2007 3.0i offered the sport package which used staggered tires - 225/45/17 front, 255/40/17 rear. In this case, a wider rear wheel rim was also fitted.

If you don't have the sport package and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-31-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By keeton
According to his 2/11 version of his document...

According to his 2/11 version of his document (which is constantly being revised) says:



Z4s from 2006-on (except for the M model) have the N52 engine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By keeton
Question: Are the N52 engines with the electric...

Question: Are the N52 engines with the electric pump prone to failure like the earlier series engines with the mechanical pumps? I haven't seen much reported in the Z4 forums regarding pump...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By keeton
+1 When I have had cars that started to...

+1

When I have had cars that started to wander or shift direction on its own is was usually a worn suspension part (bushings in particular) that would allow the suspension components to shift,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By keeton
The big changes were in the drivetrain - the N52...

The big changes were in the drivetrain - the N52 engines (3.0 liters in the US, in i and Si versions), SMG transmission dropped, 6-speed standard, 6-speed automatic optional. The coupe version (E86)...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-22-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By keeton
Unintentional airbag deployment is a very serious...

Unintentional airbag deployment is a very serious safety issue. I would report this not only to BMW (not just the dealer), but the NHTSA, who tracks these kinds of issues.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-02-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By keeton
Monthly payments are simply factors of principal...

Monthly payments are simply factors of principal (amount you are borrowing), interest and how long a term in months.

You can get loan calculator software that will calculate the monthly payments...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Z4 Roadster (E85) Top not latching when down
Views: 343
Posted By keeton
Top not latching when down

Now that the autumn weather has broken the heat of summer, I am really enjoying driving my 2007 Z4 with the top down. I have noticed, however, in the last couple of weeks that the top had a couple...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By keeton
No it is not.

No it is not.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By keeton
You can get your Bluetooth passkey in one of two...

You can get your Bluetooth passkey in one of two ways:

1. Find the BT module under the carpeting in the trunk floor towards the front on the driver's side. The passkey will be stamped on the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-30-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By keeton
That's the way it works...as it has on most cars...

That's the way it works...as it has on most cars for years so BMW is being a bit old school here.

I agree that it makes reading the gauges a bit more difficult, especially when wearing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-23-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Z4 Roadster (E85) Bra or Protection Film?????
Views: 524
Posted By keeton
Love bugs are a nuisance but can be washed off...

Love bugs are a nuisance but can be washed off fairly easily (hint: leave the area wet for about 30 minutes).

I'd be more worried about those little critters clogging up your A/C condenser.:eek: ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By keeton
The Z4 is very weather tight and you will have no...

The Z4 is very weather tight and you will have no problems driving in the rain. The top (hood) has drain channels that MUST be kept clean. Otherwise, water can back up and get in the trunk (boot)...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-10-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,959
Posted By keeton
www.tirerack.com Search for the tires that...

www.tirerack.com

Search for the tires that are proper fitment for your vehicle. When the list comes up, look at the bottom part of the tire description for "Additional Tire Information". If they...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-06-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By keeton
Guy laps Manhattan in his '06 3.0si in record time...

...and of course he gets arrested. Cool vid although I think I've had worse taxi rides in NYC:

Here's a link to the vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_4ghLXaEVM

Here's a link to the story...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,959
Posted By keeton
Thanks for a great write up. While I don't go...

Thanks for a great write up. While I don't go back _quite_ as far as you, I remember well the days of bias-ply and the transition to radial/belted tires to today's ultra-low profile designs.

I do...
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