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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-28-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By pal
OEM M3 European headers. Here's my old post on...

OEM M3 European headers. Here's my old post on zpost about it. For some reason I could not find it here.

http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331906
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By pal
Besides the cost of the hub which is around that...

Besides the cost of the hub which is around that of a new OEM one, the rest is labor to R&R the VANOS unit and re-time the motor.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By pal
Rogue Engineering transmissions mounts are easy...

Rogue Engineering transmissions mounts are easy to do and a no-brainer improvement to the car. I also replaced the engine mount bolts (my old post:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By pal
If you don't plan to track the car at all, the KW...

If you don't plan to track the car at all, the KW V3's are the ticket to comfortable daily driving with great handling. And it does well enough for the occasional track days. The KW Clubsports are on...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By pal
Z4MC S54 VANOS Rebuilt

It's been a while since I posted here. I moved to the west coast 3 years ago and left the Z4M Coupe at my place in NJ. She only got outings a few times a year when I revisited and most of the time...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By pal
I did mine at 80K and the old pump did not look...

I did mine at 80K and the old pump did not look bad at all.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710095&highlight=water+pump

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,423
Posted By pal
Did you scan the car for codes? That may help a...

Did you scan the car for codes? That may help a bit to start troubleshooting ...

That being said, I have seen a couple of threads in the past around similar issues. No real conclusion though...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By pal
tnsbruce made the switch as well (lives in the DC...

tnsbruce made the switch as well (lives in the DC area) and is pretty happy on many fronts esp the motor. I drove his car at VIR for a session and it is so much faster than the Z4M- I think I was at...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-22-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By pal
That was my thought process :)

That was my thought process :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-19-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By pal
I visit after a year and this is the first post I...

I visit after a year and this is the first post I see :( Sorry to see you go. Nice replacement though. That motor is nirvana.

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By pal
Washed the Frau today.

Love your car "space" and the car of course looks great too.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-21-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,036
Posted By pal
Additionally, I believe Randy's coated bearings...

Additionally, I believe Randy's coated bearings did the job by being the initial sacrificial layer before getting down to the lead. Under racing conditions (DE is only that for the driver, for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,036
Posted By pal
I have replaced mine twice already- details...

I have replaced mine twice already- details below. Glad you got it done before a spun or seized bearing caused the pistons or rods to ventilate the block.

Rod Bearings Replaced Again...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By pal
Z4MC: GA 1/2 Mile at Heaven's Landing

I did a nice road trip this past weekend with the wife- 250'ish miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway though VA and NC, the GA 1/2 mile event on Saturday and Tail of the Dragon on Sunday. All in all, lots...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By pal
Z4M S54: Rod bearings replaced again ...

RRT says the journals looked good so I am not concerned.

shipkiller- I hope the Motul helps reduce rate of bearing wear. Regardless, I believe this is a maintenance item on a frequently tracked...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By pal
Z4M S54: Rod bearings replaced again ...

I had replaced the rod bearings at 59K miles back in Sep/Oct of 2011 and the last couple of reports of my oil had lead reading that started to jump again. I have done 37 track days since the last...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,239
Posted By pal
Finished the reinstall today and also replaced...

Finished the reinstall today and also replaced the coolant temp sensor on a hard coolant line on lower passenger side.

http://images54.fotki.com/v627/photos/1/1128101/12257085/IMG_6809-vi.jpg...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,239
Posted By pal
I have 80K miles on the car and about 82 track...

I have 80K miles on the car and about 82 track days on it so far. Its peak summer and track events keep coming :thumbup: I don't want my water pump failing after 10 laps on a 90+ degree day and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,239
Posted By pal
Z4M: Water Pump Service at 80K

I am at 79.5K miles and about 82 track days on the car in the last 5yrs 9mos. I figured its time to switch out the pump just to be on the safe side. I have ordered up a new pump, thermostat, coolant...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,441
Posted By pal
Randy- I bought Simon with the tune so will have...

Randy- I bought Simon with the tune so will have that with me as well. But its good to know you are equipped as its one less thing for me to carry. Zak is the software engineer at AA that wrote the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,441
Posted By pal
Bringing this back as I am starting to think...

Bringing this back as I am starting to think about some more power again. Everytime I think about an SC kit, I see some supercharged Vette break a belt or blow a hose and I decide against it. I want...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By pal
Went and dyno'd the car today - it was a very hot...

Went and dyno'd the car today - it was a very hot day and I had been driving the car for about a couple of hours before the dyno. We did let it sit for 30 mins with a fan on it before we dyno'd...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By pal
Thanks for that. I do plan to pick up a more...

Thanks for that. I do plan to pick up a more powerful charger/tender soon. This was more a last minute pickup at the local auto parts store to get the batters charged up some and have some safety...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By pal
S54 Active Autowerke Tune w/Simon Flashloader [Review]

First off, I want to thank Viral and Zak (Software Engineer at AA) for the excellent communication both via email and on the phone through this process and answering my seemingly inane to paranoid...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,882
Posted By pal
One of my concerns is that the new EDGE...

One of my concerns is that the new EDGE Professional TWS has a lower viscosity at 100C (212F) which is the typical operating temperature. On a race track on hot days I have seen temps as high as...
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