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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By jparnes1
Yes, The Porsche has better handling, but I don't...

Yes, The Porsche has better handling, but I don't believe it's quicker. The Z4 has huge low end torque because it's turbo charged. You will easily get off the line quicker than the Boxster will. ...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 02-10-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By jparnes1
why are you painting the mirror covers? Is the...

why are you painting the mirror covers? Is the paint chipped?
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 02-08-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By jparnes1
for the mirror covers, just grab the edges with...

for the mirror covers, just grab the edges with your finger tips and pull. there are tabs that will release.
Can't help on the console.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-25-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By jparnes1
Pop of the mirror caps and have them repainted...

Pop of the mirror caps and have them repainted DSB. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By jparnes1
Is that all you're going to give us? Where is...

Is that all you're going to give us? Where is the smell? When is it noticed?
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By jparnes1
I don't care how many Z4s are sold. I love my...

I don't care how many Z4s are sold. I love my car and enjoy the exclusivity.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By jparnes1
Isn't your 2013 still under warranty? Just take...

Isn't your 2013 still under warranty? Just take it in and let BMW fix it and save yourself a lot of grief.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-07-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By jparnes1
^ Like he says

^ Like he says
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-05-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jparnes1
As far as I know, BMW has no condition-based...

As far as I know, BMW has no condition-based maintenance for tranny or diff fluid, considering them lifetime fills, but I think we all know that any oil gets dirty has to be changed periodically. ...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jparnes1
I use Redline too and they specify Redline D6 ATF...

I use Redline too and they specify Redline D6 ATF for Z4 manual trannies. I drive the Z until it gets into about the 30's and I will say that for the first 5 minutes the shifting is a little notchy....
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-04-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jparnes1
I use Redline too and they specify Redline D4 ATF...

I use Redline too and they specify Redline D4 ATF for Z4 manual trannies. I drive the Z until it gets into about the 30's and I will say that for the first 5 minutes the shifting is a little notchy....
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-15-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By jparnes1
I'm a Zaino guy too - it's the best. But after...

I'm a Zaino guy too - it's the best. But after you said "spray wax", I knew Zaino wasn't for you. It will be too much work for you.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By jparnes1
You can get the OEM cup holder from BMW, probably...

You can get the OEM cup holder from BMW, probably for not too much $.
Many people have put VMR wheels on their Zs.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By jparnes1
So white is a "weaker" paint? I would go with...

So white is a "weaker" paint? I would go with black then
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By jparnes1
Excuse me Mr. Dealer, can you tell me about the...

Excuse me Mr. Dealer, can you tell me about the pantographic roof electric actuators? LOL, are you kidding? Those guys know squat about the cars they sell.:rofl:
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By jparnes1
Correct, my mistake. the NA is unaffected by the...

Correct, my mistake. the NA is unaffected by the HPFP
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-08-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By jparnes1
The biggest issue is the high pressure fuel pump....

The biggest issue is the high pressure fuel pump. I can't imagine that this hasn't been replaced at this point in time as it was a frequent and well known problem. Ask the seller about it.. If it...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By jparnes1
^^^This is one of many reasons why you should...

^^^This is one of many reasons why you should never buy a car off-lease.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-03-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By jparnes1
If you buy a car like this, you're in for the...

If you buy a car like this, you're in for the whole ride. Upfront cost, maintenance and repairs, just like any car, but more so with this.
Will you have to fix it? YES. Will the repairs cost a...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-02-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By jparnes1
Seriously? You're asking if you should buy a Z4...

Seriously? You're asking if you should buy a Z4 in a Z4 forum? :rofl:
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,800
Posted By jparnes1
They look great in the beginning but my Alpine...

They look great in the beginning but my Alpine AE's failed after about a year (not the bulbs but the electronics). Others state that the color turns yellow over time. I went to LED AE's and I've...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-28-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By jparnes1
645/333...not a good idea to leave the suspension...

645/333...not a good idea to leave the suspension unsprung for a long time. The suspension is designed to support weight, not the opposite. Modern tires, especially RFT, are not prone to flat spots...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-25-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By jparnes1
You shouldn't run it for jsut a few minutes if...

You shouldn't run it for jsut a few minutes if it's been sitting idle since April. You should get it on the highway for about 30 minutes. As for the trickle charger, BMW makes one (but I think...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By jparnes1
I believe it is meant to be an indoors cover. ...

I believe it is meant to be an indoors cover. It's not waterproof for one thing.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 11-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By jparnes1
You can use a VIN decoder like...

You can use a VIN decoder like http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi but that won't tell you all the options. It lists other details about the car.
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