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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-31-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Dwight Lanning
If you cup your hand around the mike while...

If you cup your hand around the mike while talking, the sound gets much better.

I would guess you could make a small foam lined enclosure with a hole toward the driver that would go over the mic...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z3M appreciation

I was tooling along on an Inter-state Hwy in NY last week when I happened to notice a small white car in the right exit lane that somehow looked interesting. Upon closer examination, it had a BMW Z...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
I don't want to take over this thread anymore...

I don't want to take over this thread anymore than I apparently have with my interlude with Ron but...

I have traced 6 different "Press" vehicles to their respective magazine "reviews" complete...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Ron, You say, " I don't need any data to...

Ron,

You say, " I don't need any data to answer you with not true."

Well, do you specifically know of where any of these cars are?

How can you say they were all sold into the retail market...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
CalRick, I agree that a number of these cars...

CalRick,

I agree that a number of these cars probably were used in crash tests or taken apart to evaluate production problems in the factory or otherwise disposed of but that does not explain how...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Pre- Production Vehicles

It might be useful if respondents to the forum included the last 7 digits of their VINs when they wrote. Especially when we are trying to figure out how many cars are affacted by motor mount bolts...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Pre Production Cars

So Ron, you have records of others?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Number 15 was the FIRST Titanium Silver Coupe and...

Number 15 was the FIRST Titanium Silver Coupe and MINE was the SECOND!

You have to wonder what happened to #15.

Mine was # 16.

Both were "PRESS" cars but # 15 had the Nav option which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,302
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Heartbreak

After many years of driving used vehicles, I purchased my first NEW car and waited two months for my 240Z to arrive at my local dealer.

I drove it to buy lunch for mt fellow workers the next...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Pre release cars

Shipkiller remarked about the 2 coupes made in 2005 that Ron said were "pre-series management" cars.

Whatever, there seem to be a number of cars that are unaccounted for.

Between 93000 and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4 Warranty Expiring

I have a 2006 Z4M Coupe and the warranty is running out on May 7th. It only has 24,000 miles and the next inspection (Inspection 1) is not due for another 7,500 miles according to the dash...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,288
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Warranty on battery?

I had my car serviced at Valley BMW in Roanoke VA (Warranty Oil Change). I told the service manager that I had to jump-start the car because I had not driven it for 10 days and either the battery...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,448
Posted By Dwight Lanning
The interesting thing is that I FIRST noticed it...

The interesting thing is that I FIRST noticed it in my daughter's 2007 roadster and THEN noticed it in my 2006 coupe. When you have a passenger sitting in the right seat, it is much quieter which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-19-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,448
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4 Road noise

My daughter bought a new 2007 Z4M Roadster and I liked it so much that I went out and bought myself a 2006 Z4M Coupe. When I as driving my daughter's car, I noticed a lot of road noise that seemed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
So 26 thru 32 have never shown up?

So 26 thru 32 have never shown up?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
The first 14 (0-13) were for Management, 14-25...

The first 14 (0-13) were for Management, 14-25 were Press Cars and serial numbers 26 - 29 seem to be missing.

The first Regular production cars seem to have started with #30. I guess Ron's was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,528
Posted By Dwight Lanning
I seem to have one of the first production Z4Cs...

I seem to have one of the first production Z4Cs to come out of Spartenburg and mine is Titanium Silver / Black. Serial number LL93016, born on 4/18/06. It apparently was a "press" car so it is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,456
Posted By Dwight Lanning
I agree with BLAU335. The best way to find out...

I agree with BLAU335. The best way to find out you ACTUAL speed might be a GPS.

I have a Certified GPS in my airplane that will tell me within 1 mph how fast I am going as well as my location...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4M Coupe

I seem to have everything except the Nav.

Mine is a silver/black but I don't know what they CALL the silver color. Probably "Titanium" or some such.

I talked to Ron and he said the same about...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4M Coupe

Well. the first thing I usually do when I buy something is to take it apart so I now have most of the interior out of it. It LOOKS like new but I do not trust other mechanics and have always done...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Z4M Coupe

I recently purchased a Z4M Coupe (LL93016) and I was wondering how I find out exactly what equipment the car has and doesn't have. On my Corvette, there is a line card that has all the options...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,413
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Owners Manuals

Most owners manuals are posted for download at the BMWUSA web site:

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/owner/dgh.aspx

On the Z4, they have a manual for the DIFFERENCE between the regular...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 216,638
Posted By Dwight Lanning
Hi!

Hi to all! I have been spending many hours reading all I can about the 2006 Z4M Coupe that I bought last month. VERY Fascinating! I noticed that I own the 16th Z4M Coupe made and Ron Stygar owns...
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