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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 03-17-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,580
Posted By MrZip
Well ordered the Z4 on my 50th birthday, this was...

Well ordered the Z4 on my 50th birthday, this was the first "new " BMW automobile I'd ever owned. Well it's 8 years later and I still love my Z4. It's just about to turn over 80,000 miles ( 10,000 a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-04-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,301
Posted By MrZip
The Z4 is way overpriced. Comparaing the base...

The Z4 is way overpriced. Comparaing the base pricing the Nissan 370Z is 44,170, the Porsche Boxster 50,400 and the mercedes SLK 43,525. BMW has ruined the sales potential of the Z4 w/the high price.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By MrZip
Anyome replaced transmission fluid?

My 2002 X5 has 140.000 miles on it. and I was thinking it would be a good idea to put new transmission fluid in. I asked the dealer about it & they said there is some sort of kit they would have to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By MrZip
2002 X5 - Still the Ultimate Driving Machine

Due to the populairity of the X5, there are plenty of quality used ones available for reasonable prices. I was fortunate to aquire a really nice 2002 X5 3.0i, (130,000 mi) with Leather, Prem Pkg,...
Forum: General BMW 02-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By MrZip
You can bet there will be some issues that will...

You can bet there will be some issues that will come up. (Hopefully) nothing major. I would say suspension parts will need some replacement soon. Find someone who works on German automobiles & get...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Z4 Roadster (E85) Some purchase questions
Views: 1,098
Posted By MrZip
Having owned both the Z3 & now the Z4. I...

Having owned both the Z3 & now the Z4. I definitly perfer the Z4, although the Z3 is more of a sports car, the Z-4 is more of a BMW. The cargo capacity on the Z3 was just to small for me & my SO. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-25-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By MrZip
Consumer Reports Z4 Report Card

In loooking at my 06 (3.0) Z4 consumer reports gives a black mark for major Engine Repair?
Granted there is a service bulletin to replace the lifters to fix the ticking noise in the N52 engine. This...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By MrZip
Z-4 Cleaning the dash

The material used on the Z4 dash is bumpy & coarse. How do you clean this? I found out paper towel don't work as the material tend to shread the paper towel. A lint free cloth doesen't work either...
Forum: General BMW 07-15-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,156
Posted By MrZip
These jerk offs should be beaten & jailed. This...

These jerk offs should be beaten & jailed. This is a good reason to keep BMW Assist active. The built in locator can track the vehicles location.:nono:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By MrZip
How did it crack??

How did it crack??
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By MrZip
What a great Winter here in the mid-west - I...

What a great Winter here in the mid-west - I never did put mine in storage - seems like it never sat more then a week!!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By MrZip
Used the CPO for the sticky steering - although...

Used the CPO for the sticky steering - although the defect was present from day 1 - It took awhile for me to get the vehicle to the dealer during hot tempertures so they could experience the issue. ...
Forum: General BMW 03-11-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,482
Posted By MrZip
How Long Will you keep your BMW?

I have made full use of the 6 year warranty & sorted out all the issues with my Z4.

The Service manager told me that really there are not many problems he sees with the E-85.

Now that the Z4 is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-11-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By MrZip
Z4 Long Term Report

I'm happy to report that my 2006 Z4 (3.0i) is nearing the end of it's warranty period and has no outstanding issues.

I have been the one & only owner of this vehicle from day 1.

Some issues...
Forum: General BMW 09-01-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,333
Posted By MrZip
My wife bought a Mazda Speed 3 - 4 cy turbo -...

My wife bought a Mazda Speed 3 - 4 cy turbo - she loves the car and the cost was like 25 grand
Forum: General BMW 09-01-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,376
Posted By MrZip
I have my doubts. Running a "hot" engine (as in...

I have my doubts. Running a "hot" engine (as in temperature) can't be a good thing. Yes, I'm sure the hp will be there, but there's more to an engine then pure hp. How about smooth delivery, the...
Forum: General BMW 08-24-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By MrZip
If you're running "Run-Flat" tires absolutely!! ...

If you're running "Run-Flat" tires absolutely!! I have had two run-flats replaced using "In-Tire" due to nails in the tire. The dealer tells me they don't repair "Run-Flats" so it's a new tire...
Forum: General BMW 08-24-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By MrZip
Leases can be very tempting - as many times the...

Leases can be very tempting - as many times the monthly lease rate is less then the financing you're paying now. But at the end of the day you'll have to do something w/ the leased vehicle. I've...
Forum: General BMW 08-01-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,899
Posted By MrZip
A couple ways to look at it - If you want the...

A couple ways to look at it - If you want the latest and greatest then leasing is the way to go - If your actually making a purchase then keep the car until repair costs get out of control. In my...
Forum: General BMW 08-01-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By MrZip
Cool I have also heard newbold is an excellent...

I have also heard newbold is an excellent dealership - What I like about WCBMW is they will deal! I have never been able to get autohouse to deal and plaza never gave me the time of day. The sales...
Forum: General BMW 08-01-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By MrZip
I have always had good results from West County...

I have always had good results from West County BMW (Suntrup) Both Ric & Gene have been service advisors a long time. Ric is a former mechanic so he's pretty much seen it all and fixed most of it....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,063
Posted By MrZip
I have been known to ride w/ the top down and the...

I have been known to ride w/ the top down and the A/C on - I know seems silly but seems to work when temps hit 90 and you need a little comfort. Here in St. Louis were going into our third week of...
Forum: General BMW 07-26-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,188
Posted By MrZip
Great Show - and YES, we don't need no drippn'...

Great Show - and YES, we don't need no drippn' dip sticks - You will be informed if & when you need oil, until then just drive the car!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By MrZip
Update Steering column Repair

Great news - After presenting the NHTSA data to the dealer - the service Advisor checked for a SIB or technical bulletin to see if BMW had put anything out on the Z4 steering. He didn't find...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By MrZip
Z4 Finally The Cause of Sticky Steering

Thank-you so much to those on this board who have bitched & moaned for years about the sticky steering on certain models (Z-4) we finally have a definitive answer as to the cause and the remedy. ...
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