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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By pokeybritches
A few questions: 1. What are your power...

A few questions:

1. What are your power goals?

2. Does your flywheel need replacement? The dual mass flywheels are wear items...

3. Are you looking to improve performance at the expense of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-12-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By pokeybritches
Get the DSC trouble code read. It will tell you...

Get the DSC trouble code read. It will tell you what's wrong... otherwise you're going to throw parts at the problem and hope for the best. Any shop with a dealer level tool can read the code. A...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-09-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
Posted By pokeybritches
2003 Z4 3.0i - 145k miles, currently daily driven...

2003 Z4 3.0i - 145k miles, currently daily driven and parked outside, no issues

2006 Z4M - 120k miles, daily driven for several years and parked outside, no issues

2006 Z4M - 49k miles, weekend...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By pokeybritches
Wheel width has as much of an impact as offset....

Wheel width has as much of an impact as offset. Example - 18x9.5ET35 will stick out further than 18x8.5ET35. Google "wheel offset calculator" from 1010 Tires.

The wheels aren't meant to be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-10-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By pokeybritches
Thanks! Do you know if they do PDR work?

Thanks! Do you know if they do PDR work?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-30-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By pokeybritches
IIRC, there are two belts - one for the...

IIRC, there are two belts - one for the alternator, and one serpentine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-28-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By pokeybritches
Have you checked the condition of your belts? ...

Have you checked the condition of your belts?

I wouldn't think a failing alternator would cause the car to overheat.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By pokeybritches
^ Yep, same here... except I flew Navy jets......

^ Yep, same here... except I flew Navy jets... still took it to a shop. The "this is a bad idea" alarm was going crazy.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By pokeybritches
Your shocks are probably toast. I replaced mine...

Your shocks are probably toast. I replaced mine at 90k miles and couldn't believe the difference. I would recommend Koni adjustables set 1/2 soft front and 3/4 soft rear.

As for the 1-10 scale, I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By pokeybritches
Yes, the MAF sensor could have failed separately....

Yes, the MAF sensor could have failed separately. There are MAF-specific codes. Your car is 11 years old, and it's not uncommon for MAF sensors to fail at that age.

I'm assuming you disposed of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-20-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By pokeybritches
Some of your pulleys should be 6 rib pulleys, and...

Some of your pulleys should be 6 rib pulleys, and others will be smooth depending on which side of the belt they touch.

I would go ahead and change the alternator belt while you're in there.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-07-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,956
Posted By pokeybritches
Higher ratio final drive. Coincidentally, I have...

Higher ratio final drive. Coincidentally, I have a full 3.64 differential from a Z4 for sale for $400. Installs in 3-4 hours. 18.5% more torque to the ground versus the stock manual's 3.07, but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-17-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By pokeybritches
The only one I've heard in person is my...

The only one I've heard in person is my Supersprint. With the stock headers and cats in place, you won't sound like a ricer, even with straight pipes. You might get a little drone depending on the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By pokeybritches
There's also Bastuck and Stebro.

There's also Bastuck and Stebro.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By pokeybritches
Here is the link to Supersprint's 2006-2008 non-M...

Here is the link to Supersprint's 2006-2008 non-M offerings:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By pokeybritches
I have a full Supersprint exhaust (headers,...

I have a full Supersprint exhaust (headers, s-pipe, y-pipe, muffler). Supersprint sounds the best IMHO. There are plenty of options among Supersprint, Arqray, Dinan, Remus, Billy Boat, Eisenmann,...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-10-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By pokeybritches
I am interested in the hard top if you decide to...

I am interested in the hard top if you decide to part with it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-27-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By pokeybritches
What are your current toe settings?

What are your current toe settings?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-24-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By pokeybritches
It depends on how much you care about your...

It depends on how much you care about your wheels. I've had wheels marred by cheap places, including Tire Rack recommended installers. One shop dragged an impact gun across the middle of my black...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-15-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By pokeybritches
Do the map lights come on when you activate each...

Do the map lights come on when you activate each individual switch, or do they not work period?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By pokeybritches
A generic code reader from Walmart has served me...

A generic code reader from Walmart has served me well among four cars and over six years. Since I modify my cars extensively, I like code readers that show emissions status. Very few code readers can...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By pokeybritches
This model is so old that it's almost a teenager....

This model is so old that it's almost a teenager. Yet, there are only a few people who have ever pulled off an engine swap. All were high end tuners doing it to showcase their skillset, mostly in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By pokeybritches
Dealers have pulled my cars' service histories...

Dealers have pulled my cars' service histories without much resistance.

I don't want to know who owned my cars before I did. That would be like meeting the ex.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By pokeybritches
On US cars, all emissions sensors are in the...

On US cars, all emissions sensors are in the headers for both the M54 (pre-facelift) and S54 (M) cars. I'm not sure about the N52 engine (post-facelift).

The M has a set of secondary cats that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-13-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By pokeybritches
I'll be there!

I'll be there!
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