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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By BruceJM
At $350-400 (N52) for a water pump I hope we can...

At $350-400 (N52) for a water pump I hope we can get some miles out of it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By BruceJM
Look really close - its most likely the expansion...

Look really close - its most likely the expansion tank that is leaking, not the sensor. Pretty sure this sensor isnt sitting in fluid. Been a while since I overhauled the cooling system in my 330i...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-14-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By BruceJM
Just finished this on my E30. Used Weldwood...

Just finished this on my E30. Used Weldwood contact cement (gel) type from lowes
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By BruceJM
:cry: Sorry that happended to you but still not...

:cry: Sorry that happended to you but still not to bad - engine mounts are cheap. I think that even the OEM's are under $30 each

Good Luck
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Z4 Roadster (E85) New Alarm system doesn't work
Views: 2,249
Posted By BruceJM
1. What part number for the alarm kit and or...

1. What part number for the alarm kit and or components if you bought them seperately - Check REALOEM for compatibility - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do enter it in the PN application search...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By BruceJM
Check Battery first - Its free! Go to your local...

Check Battery first - Its free! Go to your local equivalent of autozone and let them check the battery. If its weak the Z4 will do some squirrely things - although the car into neutral at stoplights...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By BruceJM
+ 1 on front bushings - same thing on my e46 330i...

+ 1 on front bushings - same thing on my e46 330i sedan. While other stuff can cause it these wear out more frequently.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By BruceJM
+1 whs

+1 whs
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,006
Posted By BruceJM
If you cant get BMW to do this for Goodwill then...

If you cant get BMW to do this for Goodwill then $1500 total is a bargin. Unfortunately this issue has been well beat, screamed about and reviewed, even by the NHTSA. They stated its not a problem....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By BruceJM
Awesome & welcome

Awesome & welcome
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,636
Posted By BruceJM
Conti DWS - I got em and luv em

Conti DWS - I got em and luv em
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By BruceJM
LOL Sorry, slight understatement - water's not...

LOL Sorry, slight understatement - water's not compressible at all

+1 on replacing the rod before running the engine.

2 grand just to check a rod bearing is slightly right of insane - 3-4...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By BruceJM
Everyones been subtle about it but I'll just say...

Everyones been subtle about it but I'll just say that at 90K miles on a 9 year car ITS TIME for a water pump, hoses, thermostat, belts, and obviously an expansion tank. Definitely also get the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-23-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By BruceJM
Even with no power steering it shouldnt drift...

Even with no power steering it shouldnt drift like that. What does "tighten up" mean? Do you have power steering? I.E. engine on and idling, at a dead stop you can easily rotate the wheels to full...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By BruceJM
Like a teenager running from an ax murderer! Yeah!

Like a teenager running from an ax murderer! Yeah!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,165
Posted By BruceJM
Your car has an awesome interior! So what...

Your car has an awesome interior!

So what would you replace it with?
911 - much quicker in the corners but hasnt been restyled for decades
Merc's - Nothing comes close in this price range
Audi...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,930
Posted By BruceJM
I've got an 07 Si and threw on the M front...

I've got an 07 Si and threw on the M front Bumper. I like the Si better. It's a very quick "cruiser. " That being said it still goes around a corner in street driving (Think tail of the Dragon or...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-07-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,252
Posted By BruceJM
Gtg

Gtg
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,506
Posted By BruceJM
I've been running the Orange TPMS on my 330i for...

I've been running the Orange TPMS on my 330i for about 2 years now. I love that it shows me pressure or temp for all four tires, simultaneously. I typically run it coming and going to work daily. On...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By BruceJM
+1

+1
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-27-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By BruceJM
As simple as it is checking the battery...

As simple as it is checking the battery connections cant hurt, but I'm guessing thats not it. Sounds like all your issues happened at speed. With the engine on, with poor connections on the battery...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-11-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By BruceJM
Conti Extreme DWS's for me - like em so far

Conti Extreme DWS's for me - like em so far
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,007
Posted By BruceJM
:thumbup: We'll be there.

:thumbup: We'll be there.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By BruceJM
For fronts with a budget look at the 330i front...

For fronts with a budget look at the 330i front brakes. Big, sweet and reasonable compare to the aftermarket. If you are just a spirited driver vice getting ready to track the vehicle the'll do.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,851
Posted By BruceJM
Buying a tire for a car like the Z, you need to...

Buying a tire for a car like the Z, you need to think how you are going to use it and how fat is your wallet. The M guys/gals seem to lean more towards $1000 and up tire sets that you might squeak...
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