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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 557
Posted By pokeybritches
No air is robbed. What would cause the air to...

No air is robbed. What would cause the air to exit out the sound generator? Air moves from high pressure to low pressure. Low pressure is created when the piston creates a vacuum during the intake...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 557
Posted By pokeybritches
Yes, others have done it.

Yes, others have done it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-26-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 557
Posted By pokeybritches
I have the major piece you need (the pipe)...

I have the major piece you need (the pipe) available for $60 plus shipping. Part number 13-74-7-514-863. "Sound generator mod" has already been performed - one piece of foam was removed to increase...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By pokeybritches
The dealer should record what work has been done...

The dealer should record what work has been done to the car and when. Yes, they could reset the interval. As everyone else has said, change the oil now.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By pokeybritches
1. Check to see if there are any pending or...

1. Check to see if there are any pending or stored OBD2 codes. Not every code triggers a CEL. Don't pay them $100 to do this either.
2. Don't pay $480 for spark plugs. Buy them online (ECS Tuning...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By pokeybritches
If you Google "Pokeybritches Z4 3.0i build...

If you Google "Pokeybritches Z4 3.0i build thread", you can see all the mods I've tried, as well my opinion on each of them.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-21-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By pokeybritches
What is your front wheel width? On my M's I...

What is your front wheel width?

On my M's I run 255's up front and 275's out back. On the 3.0i I run 225 in the front, soon to move to 235.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-03-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By pokeybritches
Sportline CS.16 or Apex ARC-8

Sportline CS.16 or Apex ARC-8
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By pokeybritches
I have not heard of them. I paid that price or a...

I have not heard of them. I paid that price or a little more for wheels that increase performance (Apex, Sportline, etc.). Apex has a group buy on their EC-7's going on right now. They will likely...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By pokeybritches
Those wheel sizes and offsets will work. Go with...

Those wheel sizes and offsets will work. Go with 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear tires.

The best way to fill the space between the tire and fender is by lowering the car slightly. Larger tires...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By pokeybritches
If you decide you want winter wheels and tires, I...

If you decide you want winter wheels and tires, I have some OEM 18" wheels here in DC.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By pokeybritches
Any interest in a non-M midpipe?

Any interest in a non-M midpipe?

I have a line on the development of a new reasonably priced midpipe for the M54-equipped cars. If there's enough interest, I can probably get a limited production...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-25-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By pokeybritches
Get a remanufactured or Autozone alternator if...

Get a remanufactured or Autozone alternator if you're concerned about costs. P3Cars digital vent gauge has the option to display system voltage, though I'm not sure where its readings are pulled.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By pokeybritches
Alternator. Alternator. Alternator. It...

Alternator. Alternator. Alternator.

It won't throw a code. The rev dips at idle are pretty damning evidence that the voltage regulator is failing. When these cars are exposed to an over- or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By pokeybritches
Your alternator is a likely culprit too.

Your alternator is a likely culprit too.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,463
Posted By pokeybritches
There are at least two kinds of Koni S/A shocks...

There are at least two kinds of Koni S/A shocks for the rear of the Z4. One is adjusted by removing the shock and twisting it. The other, sold by TC Kline, is adjusted from the top of the shock.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By pokeybritches
A) Could possibly be solved with a valve cover...

A) Could possibly be solved with a valve cover gasket, a common wear item. Not a big deal if that's what it is. $50 in parts and an easy DIY.

B) I mentioned above.

C) Could be a big deal.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By pokeybritches
Spray some WD-40 on the rollers above the...

Spray some WD-40 on the rollers above the windshield, where the top latches. They can seize up over time, giving the impression the motor is failing.

This happened to me about 4-5 years ago....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By pokeybritches
The hard top is secured by locking two vertical...

The hard top is secured by locking two vertical pins on either side near the rear window, and by a locking mechanism located where the sunglasses holder would be on a coupe. That mechanism actuates...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By pokeybritches
You've also got Remus, Racing Dynamics, Dinan,...

You've also got Remus, Racing Dynamics, Dinan, Arqray, and a few others. Supersprint and Eisenmann make sport and race versions. I prefer Supersprint since they offer a crossover (in the form of a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By pokeybritches
Check your oil via the cap on the top of the...

Check your oil via the cap on the top of the engine. Is it milky looking?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By pokeybritches
The Z4M wheels fit well on a non-M. OP, I have a...

The Z4M wheels fit well on a non-M. OP, I have a friend with some for sale if you are interested.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By pokeybritches
I guess that answers the daily driver question.

I guess that answers the daily driver question.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By pokeybritches
I've heard of one person with a 3.91 several...

I've heard of one person with a 3.91 several years ago in Florida. 4.10 would be too much. 2nd gear would redline under 50 mph.

Your best bet is to buy a used diff in the ratio you want. Changing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-13-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By pokeybritches
Thanks! The videos with engine sounds only are...

Thanks! The videos with engine sounds only are out there... with about 47 views each lol. I can turn down the volume some more if it's intrusive.



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