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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-18-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By 12thBMW
Car Wash...Yikes...

Car Washes are serious no-no's for your Bimmer's paint finish (do some reading in the car detailing section), but are especially heinous for ragtops. :yikes: ANY soap will strip the protectant out...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,534
Posted By 12thBMW

Portland. Also, I'm having my top drains cleaned out right now, something that we NWers should probably do regularly with all the rain we get. Going to try to get a look at the top motor to see how...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,534
Posted By 12thBMW
Things to Look For...

Search the forum (and others) for discussions about 3 things to look for on Z4's: (1) engine ticking = exhaust valves; (2) sticky steering; and (3) wear on top (note the two bulges on YOUR top at the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,534
Posted By 12thBMW
Fan of Both

Of course you can be a fan of both...when 2 (+ 1 inlaw) went to UofO and 1 (+ 1 inlaw) went to OSU...you HAVE to be a fan of both. But of course you disappear on Civil War day...

Freude am...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By 12thBMW
Search the Forum

There are LOTS of threads discussing this, and the Run Flats vs non-RFs, so search around and you'll find as many answers as tires, but you'll get a good deal of info from Z4 drivers. Also, check...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-12-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,859
Posted By 12thBMW

I didn't mind the Pirellis, since I've been used to BMW rides for a long time, but sometimes they were a bit too harsh over bumps, holes, joints. After 47k changed to Michelin PS2+ All Seasons and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-30-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,523
Posted By 12thBMW
Search the Forums

On the other hand...

My '06 had to have the head replaced because of the lifter noise/problem; free with the warranty. This probably will never be an official recall...:thumbdwn:

Other 06's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,911
Posted By 12thBMW
The Ticking Continues...

I can't speak for anyone else's experience, but my ticking noise did NOT go away when the engine got warmed up. I think if you look at threads on this all over the place for the past couple of years,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By 12thBMW
More NHTSA Discussion

Check out...


Freude am Fahren...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By 12thBMW
Regular Tool Kit

You still need the regular kit in case for some really bad reason you need to be towed...

Freude am Fahren (und nicht Abschleppen)...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-17-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,082
Posted By 12thBMW
Comany Car

Tie-ing the two sub-threads of this together...when people ask me directly (or indirectly; you know, the "Oh, Wow..." kind of comments), I just tell them (truthfully) that its a company car (I don't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-17-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,581
Posted By 12thBMW
New PS2+ A/S

I just changed out the OEM Scorpions (had 47k on them) on my wife's 2005 X3 for the PS2+ A/S. The ride is clearly better, but its hard to compare worn out tires with new ones. In trying to remember...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,911
Posted By 12thBMW
Lifters then Head

First they changed the lifters, but that shortly made the situation worse because it would start making the noise WHILE I was driving (scary!). Then they replaced the head and the problem went away....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,476
Posted By 12thBMW
2006 Steering Problems?

According to the NHTSA web site three '06 Z4s have had the same steering problems as the 2005 and before. See following thread at the end.


Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-13-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By 12thBMW

I was just talking to my Sales Guy and he suggested that, if this actually is a new Z4, it might be the "Life Cycle Impulse". That hasn't happened yet, right? 2009...2010...2011(now out); the LCI...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-12-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By 12thBMW
The guy that posted the pictures of these various...

The guy that posted the pictures of these various Bimmers being test (X1?, X3? X5, 5er), said that one of the Z4's has body camouflage on it and that it "... looked to have a sportier body kit on it;...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-12-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By 12thBMW
What's Up With this Z4

Dateline: Death Valley CA; pictures of a (new?) Z4!

Is this someone's personal car or is BMW doing something with the Z4??


Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By 12thBMW
Bad Bearing

A friend had a new '05 X3 which had a front passenger side bad bearing which showed up within the first 500 miles. Made the same noise. Replaced and was fine from then on.

Freude am Fahren (ohne...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,882
Posted By 12thBMW
Another X3 fire

Not mmrbmw2009 at the beginning but further down in the thread:


Kein' Freude am Brennen...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-08-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 824
Posted By 12thBMW
Gary...Giving you Credit?


I've looked around and can't find the "Previous Contact" thing on the Tire Rack site you mentioned when ordering tires. There's a box that says "Optional Referal Number"...is that it? If it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-08-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By 12thBMW

Did the dealer indicate the reason for this problem? Is this another symptom of the water not draining properly from the area where the top's motor sits?

Freude am Fahren...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-08-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By 12thBMW
Thanks for the Feedback

The OEM Pirellis on my wife's '05 X3 are gone after 45k and I was seriously thinking about the Michelins. I put Conti ProContacts on my daughter's '02 525i and the rears were totally gone after 8...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-05-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By 12thBMW
CPO Prices

Go to www.bmwusa.com, select Certified PreOwned, then Model Search, then put in your parameters and see what other dealers in your area or the whole US are selling them for. There are 2009 3.0s for...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-25-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,951
Posted By 12thBMW
Miraculous Dent Fix

Ouch...that just hurts to look at :bawling:

I've frequently parked 20 feet away from everyone with open spaces all around me/no cars anywhere, only to come out and have some joker parked right...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-22-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,072
Posted By 12thBMW
What Seasons?

Gary from Tire Rack has mentioned more than once that good Summer Performance tires handle the rain just as well, if not better, than All Seasons do. So unless you need them for snow, then get the...
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