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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Patrick Gent
I have even seen people ask about a particular...

I have even seen people ask about a particular car, and another person puts up a link to an ad for the car. It is a small community, often people will be able to tell you something about the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Patrick Gent
I had a flat that tore up the sidewall--Mobility...

I had a flat that tore up the sidewall--Mobility kit was overwhelmed. It was at night after work, so called AAA, waited the standard 2 hours, and had my wife pick me up at my tire store. But it got...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Patrick Gent
I bought mine with 30,000 miles on it, and I have...

I bought mine with 30,000 miles on it, and I have the complete record (including proof that the absolutely necessary M 1200 mile was done). Got it after I owned the car, not as part of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Patrick Gent
Hey DC Wright- In my limited experience, I...

Hey DC Wright-

In my limited experience, I find that there is very little "traditional" hell and toe. On both my son's Miata (which we track) and my M coupe, I rev match just as you described. I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Patrick Gent
You can always get a print of the dealer service...

You can always get a print of the dealer service on a BMW, if the seller claims it was dealer serviced. That is maintained nationally. But the BMW service schedule is a way for BMW to save money on...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Patrick Gent
My 07 M Coupe had its bolts break, but that was...

My 07 M Coupe had its bolts break, but that was before I learned about the problem on the forums. I was under warranty, they replaced with stock. Guess I need to check them for looseness or replace....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Patrick Gent
My '07 M Coupe does the same thing. Worked fine...

My '07 M Coupe does the same thing. Worked fine with the old Garmin, but got a new one (it is far more my wife's than mine), borrowed it for a trip, absolutely no reception. Held it out the window...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Patrick Gent
Yah, that is the thread I was looking at. Seeing...

Yah, that is the thread I was looking at. Seeing it with a new eye, a few fewer layers of sweat, and some patience, it looks like he not only removed the boot around the e brake handle, but the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-21-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Patrick Gent
Help With E Brake Adjustment

I have found a couple of threads, 1 with some apparently very good photos, and the mostly useless factory instructions. However, I am stymied with how to back off the spring auto-adjuster. Car is a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By Patrick Gent
It's a BMW--it probably needs exactly 14.6 or you...

It's a BMW--it probably needs exactly 14.6 or you get a permanent fault code. (Note to the uninitiated--this is sarcasm.)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By Patrick Gent
Maybe this isn't true in automotive wiring, but...

Maybe this isn't true in automotive wiring, but in outboard motors the color code is consistent. If the wires coming into the trunk switch are black with a purple stripe and green with a yellow...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-31-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By Patrick Gent
I just don't get why they didn't move the stock...

I just don't get why they didn't move the stock light up into the hatch so it shines down on everything in the E 86. Or heck, even in the trunk lid in the E85.

Read your web page--elegant...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-31-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By Patrick Gent
Are you sure the fuse(s) is good? Can you...

Are you sure the fuse(s) is good?

Can you get to the solenoid or whatever electrically releases the latch, put a test light or multimeter on the power lead to it and see if it powers up when the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,595
Posted By Patrick Gent
Sorry, Dave--I was thinking the how to on the...

Sorry, Dave--I was thinking the how to on the angel eyes was from a while back. Didn't mean to push.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,595
Posted By Patrick Gent
Dave Z-- In your how to, you mentioned that...

Dave Z--

In your how to, you mentioned that you would later post how to eliminate the bulb warning with the LED bulb. Were you ever able to do that? Thanks
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By Patrick Gent
I would suggest one change to that DIY. He used...

I would suggest one change to that DIY. He used wood pads that were larger than the rubber jacking sockets on the car. That will eventually crush or tear the rubber. I cut small pieces of hardwood...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By Patrick Gent
Shipkiller has pretty much hit it. But, if you...

Shipkiller has pretty much hit it. But, if you buy a Z4 and want to keep it, get Mike Miller's "Lifetime Maintenance Schedule" from Mike at BMWCCA (BMW Car Club of America). It is free, and teaches...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By Patrick Gent
Question was not aimed at me, but I bought the...

Question was not aimed at me, but I bought the Michelin Pilot Sports. Not horribly expensive as these types of tires go, and from my reading of the forums it was between them and one other (can't...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Patrick Gent
I bought mine at Bimmerzone as well, few months...

I bought mine at Bimmerzone as well, few months ago. He actually suggested the spare designated for the E90, and that worked fine with the spacer for the front.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Patrick Gent
Thanks. Of course, I asked the dealer to do...

Thanks.

Of course, I asked the dealer to do this last visit (and last visit under warranty)--he told me that the tpms was fine, I had a bad tire with a "nail in the sidewall." Ordered a new tire...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Patrick Gent
If you mean, doing the reset after filling tires,...

If you mean, doing the reset after filling tires, yes. Is there anything else I can do?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Patrick Gent
2007 M Coupe - How to Determine Which TPMS Sensor is Faulty

My car keeps telling me I have a tire pressure problem. Check the tires with a very good gauge--they are dead on with each other. I assume that I have a bad sensor. Any way to figure out which one?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Patrick Gent
All you need to use one spare on a staggered...

All you need to use one spare on a staggered setup is a 12mm or 15mm spacer to acomodate the front brakes. But you have to buy the jack and lug wrench as well.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,609
Posted By Patrick Gent
Do some searching on here and Bimmerforums--I did...

Do some searching on here and Bimmerforums--I did it, just can't find it now. You can buy a donut spare, I think it is the one for the E46 M3, and a 15mm spacer. It uses a lot of trunk space, but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,870
Posted By Patrick Gent
Randy--your mailbox is full.

Randy--your mailbox is full.
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