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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,338
Posted By Mario Free
If you feel no difference then your sport button...

If you feel no difference then your sport button is not working. When I push in the sport button on my 6-speed I feel more response at the same level of gas application if I did not have the sport...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,014
Posted By Mario Free
The negative aspects are: 1) Cost more 2)...

The negative aspects are:

1) Cost more
2) Tend to wear faster and not evenly
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,401
Posted By Mario Free
Z4 I think looks a bit more modern and stylish. ...

Z4 I think looks a bit more modern and stylish. It also has a better convertible top (Mine opens and closes in about 10 seconds... fully automatic 100%, with real glass window)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mario Free
ONce open wd-40 the crap out of the lines and...

ONce open wd-40 the crap out of the lines and springs... Assuming they are not broken. Do that at least 1 a qtr and they should work fine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,014
Posted By Mario Free
Other than the price being a bit higher I never...

Other than the price being a bit higher I never had issues with the run flats.... I sport 18's. Performance is good unless the fronts get worn too low, then expect tramming and stuff... Otherwise...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,614
Posted By Mario Free
Use a 36mm socket for the oil filter housing (not...

Use a 36mm socket for the oil filter housing (not a BMW part). And FYI for Z4 and E46 there is a way to reset the service interval after and oil change without the reset/code reader. You need to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By Mario Free
My extended coverage covers all electrical and...

My extended coverage covers all electrical and motors including the top, so it may vary based on coverage package. Mine is thru Zurick. They are covering my rain sensor and new compressor for the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,425
Posted By Mario Free
I think they did away with dipstick in 2007...

I think they did away with dipstick in 2007 models.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,614
Posted By Mario Free
One thing I was surprised to discover was the...

One thing I was surprised to discover was the "service engine soon" light still came on when I got the car back. Is this normal? I did notice the mileage till next oil change had changed and was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By Mario Free
I just did my oil change yesterday and all the...

I just did my oil change yesterday and all the materials (Includes oil - 7 quarts of 100% synthetic, and the filter wich included the o-ring, and another washer for the drain plug) all for $59 at my...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,425
Posted By Mario Free
Just changed my oil yesterday using a topside...

Just changed my oil yesterday using a topside tank to suck out the oil from under the hood. Was quick and easy and clean! I plan to do it this way going forward. I paid $155 for the same oil...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mario Free
About 6 minutes of soft driving gets my oil temp...

About 6 minutes of soft driving gets my oil temp at the midpoint.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,380
Posted By Mario Free
Nice improvements!

Nice improvements!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-28-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mario Free
If it still looks and runs good at 87k miles,...

If it still looks and runs good at 87k miles, $6,400 is a small price for the thrill you can have with the Z!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mario Free
A car without problems will not leave you...

A car without problems will not leave you stranded in the cold, and make you miss a date. If it is user error have them explain to you how to handle the situation the next time.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,798
Posted By Mario Free
6-speed stick

6-speed stick
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Mario Free
Put it in the garage (close it) with car windows...

Put it in the garage (close it) with car windows open and a dehuminifier running non stop for a day. That should suck it out for you.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By Mario Free
How do you remove the bumper, do you have to get...

How do you remove the bumper, do you have to get under the car?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mario Free
Where do you get refrigerant and where does it go...

Where do you get refrigerant and where does it go in the car?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By Mario Free
Trust me you will want to have that button!!!

Trust me you will want to have that button!!!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-04-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,831
Posted By Mario Free
What does a noisy fuel pump sound like, and is it...

What does a noisy fuel pump sound like, and is it a warning that a replacement will be needed soon?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,167
Posted By Mario Free
The 2005 model was well built, I had an S2000 and...

The 2005 model was well built, I had an S2000 and liked it, but I love the Z4 (Sport 3.0i). The roof opens much faster and 100% push button on the Z4. And reminder it is a BMW, beats driving a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mario Free
Suggest you replace with the same tire with...

Suggest you replace with the same tire with similar wear, you can find these used tires on ebay. Then replace them all when you are ready.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,840
Posted By Mario Free
I have the shields and my rims have never been...

I have the shields and my rims have never been cleaner between washes!!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By Mario Free
Very nice!

Very nice!
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