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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By DaveZ
You might want to reconsider posting your email...

You might want to reconsider posting your email address in a public forum....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-13-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 867
Posted By DaveZ
I have indeed encountered installers that charge...

I have indeed encountered installers that charge extra for mounting low profile or large size (SUV) tires. Others don't. I can't explain the logic other than they charge because they can. Best to ask...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By DaveZ
Correct, even for the M

Correct, even for the M
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 749
Posted By DaveZ
The alarm system was never part of any package...

The alarm system was never part of any package for the Z4. In fact, come to think of it, BMW never offered it on the Z3 or 3-series as part of a package either. It has always been a dealer or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By DaveZ
I know for the M, I would assume same for...

I know for the M, I would assume same for non-M's, but the throttle changes will not take effect until you get off the accelerator. This is a safety thing, prevents an abrupt change that may be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-02-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,299
Posted By DaveZ
You might want to consider a smartTop controller...

You might want to consider a smartTop controller which will give you everything you want and then some:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By DaveZ
As previously said, if you have any concerns...

As previously said, if you have any concerns about the vehicle just walk away. This time of year especially, there are lots of choices out there and the right one will come your way. In addition to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By DaveZ
Home Depot, Lowes, or even an auto-parts store...

Home Depot, Lowes, or even an auto-parts store should have tubing of various sorts. However, whenever I need odd parts with specific dimensions I always turn to McMaster-Carr:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By DaveZ
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By DaveZ
I have a tube of the original BMW gummi pflege...

I have a tube of the original BMW gummi pflege from my 2000 Z3. It works wonders, but I have heard it is not made anymore. I have not used any of the other products, but those are the ones most sworn...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By DaveZ
I would start with treating all your gaskets to...

I would start with treating all your gaskets to see if that rejuvenates them enough to stop the leaking. If the BMW gummi pflege (literally "rubber care") is not available, then my choices would be:...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By DaveZ
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stock...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the stock S54 vanos cam bolts are prone to failure. This is a well known issue on the E85 Z4M and the E46 M3. So if you even think you are having excessive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By DaveZ
OMG, I thought I had heard them all when it comes...

OMG, I thought I had heard them all when it comes to repairshop horror stories :ouch: Keep us posted on how you make out.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By DaveZ
Here ya go: 477179

Here ya go: 477179
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,144
Posted By DaveZ
:thumbup: I always keep an accurate digital tire...

:thumbup: I always keep an accurate digital tire gauge in each of our cars. About the only thing you can trust those station air pumps to deliver is air, and even that is suspect sometimes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By DaveZ
Must be late in the day, I completely missed that...

Must be late in the day, I completely missed that this thread was about the SMG, not the manual, knob from the M5! Doh!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By DaveZ
I just swapped mine for the M5 knob also and am...

I just swapped mine for the M5 knob also and am very happy with the results. I love the slightly shorter throws and the smoothed out shifting due to the knobs increased weighting. Plus the M5 knob...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By DaveZ
Personally, I find the motion sensor very useful...

Personally, I find the motion sensor very useful on the roadster, might be less so for the coupe. I often park with the top down and the motion sensor gives fair warning to looky-loos that reach or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By DaveZ
My take is similer to elerner's. It really...

My take is similer to elerner's. It really depends on how much snow you really expect to drive on during the winter vs. needing improved cold weather grip when doing most of your driving on dry...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By DaveZ
Yes, definitely non-RFTs on my vehicle. I know...

Yes, definitely non-RFTs on my vehicle. I know it's usually the rears that are difficult to source, but when I went onto discounttiredirect, it was the fronts that weren't available for the Michelin...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By DaveZ
Your question caught my eye since every time I've...

Your question caught my eye since every time I've gone to buy new winter tires I've discovered that my current ones are no longer available in the right sizes. My first set were Dunlop Winter Sport...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By DaveZ
^^^ +1 My wife is a bit shorter than I am...

^^^ +1

My wife is a bit shorter than I am and has complained about the seat belts digging into her neck in every single car we've ever owned- my Z3, Z4M, her 3-series, and the Volvo XC90. Her...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By DaveZ
Too late now, but I have been using PIAA Super...

Too late now, but I have been using PIAA Super Sporza blades which have a spoiler on both and find they work better and last longer than oem. Driver side is 21" PIAA part #93353 and passenger side is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By DaveZ
Luckily for us, Yuengling has just started...

Luckily for us, Yuengling has just started distribution again in CT after 18 long years...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By DaveZ
Yep, recently had to have the hood repainted on...

Yep, recently had to have the hood repainted on my Interlagos roadster due to an unscheduled meeting with some post-storm road debris. The head of the body shop was really impressed with the touch-up...
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