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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By chickdr
NADA "clean retail" for a 2008 Z4 3.0i with 25k...

NADA "clean retail" for a 2008 Z4 3.0i with 25k miles is $17k. So yeah, they are a "bit" high.... I am assuming it is an "i" as the OP doesn't specify. NADA is giving 5K extra on the price for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By chickdr
I am surprised nobody is 3D printing them yet. ...

I am surprised nobody is 3D printing them yet. Seems like an easy solution.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By chickdr
Not really "made by Ford" They had some common...

Not really "made by Ford" They had some common parts, but the MX-5 was never one of those cars. It has always been built in Japan and continues to be today with 100% Mazda design and build. The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-10-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,060
Posted By chickdr
Another vote for the MX-5 here. I was just at an...

Another vote for the MX-5 here. I was just at an Audi experience track day with a guy who had a beautiful Porsche 911. He had ND MX-5 he bought specifically for track days due to analysis of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-09-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By chickdr
How about an E93 3 series(328i)? You can get it...

How about an E93 3 series(328i)? You can get it with the 3.0l NA motor which would give you the reliability you seek. Or you could consider the 1 series cabrio (128) if you don't want a PRHT.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By chickdr
I think this is as close as you will get. ...

I think this is as close as you will get. Nothing about non M roadsters(only standard coupes)...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2769741&postcount=22
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By chickdr
Yes- the OP is doing something wrong. It wasn't...

Yes- the OP is doing something wrong. It wasn't hard at all for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBQXUpvdDQ0
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By chickdr
Clay bar will take that right off. Buy a Mothers...

Clay bar will take that right off. Buy a Mothers Clay Bar kit.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-23-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By chickdr
Very important info! The hood here in the US is...

Very important info! The hood here in the US is the bonnet to you in the UK...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By chickdr
Do you have sound mode settings on your radio? ...

Do you have sound mode settings on your radio? If so, you have DSP. You could also call Grom and ask them what you need. You may have to look at the area in your trunk where you attach it to see...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By chickdr
Just an Answer? What is this?

Just an Answer? What is this?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By chickdr
Look into Grom, Intravee, or Mediabridge units to...

Look into Grom, Intravee, or Mediabridge units to use with your stock stereo. This will give you all the newer options you want(aux-in, BT streaming) without having to get into areas.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By chickdr
You should be able to use either Grom, Intravee...

You should be able to use either Grom, Intravee or Mediabridge units to achieve what you want. They are easily integrated and also give you options for BT streaming which is a nice upgrade.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By chickdr
I would go ahead and replace the ignition switch...

I would go ahead and replace the ignition switch especially since you found it for such a cheap price. What could it hurt? It certainly seems it would be the issue rather than the starter itself.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By chickdr
Really? I see 335 E92's all the time in Atlanta.

Really? I see 335 E92's all the time in Atlanta.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By chickdr
Why don't you get one? Very cheap. This is what...

Why don't you get one? Very cheap. This is what I have along with a compressor: http://www.dynaplug.com/
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By chickdr
From what I understand, this would only be needed...

From what I understand, this would only be needed on newer direct injected engines. None of the E85 motors are DI.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-09-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,509
Posted By chickdr
Just depends on what you are comfortable with. I...

Just depends on what you are comfortable with. I take mine to an indie for the flushes but do the oil change myself since I can do it from the top of the engine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By chickdr
I assume you had it done at a shop? Maybe they...

I assume you had it done at a shop? Maybe they could help you out?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-06-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By chickdr
You are not supposed to post FS cars in the...

You are not supposed to post FS cars in the forums section. There is a specific classified area : http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=88

Your ad is a bit off. It says the only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By chickdr
To me the issue is less with it being outdated...

To me the issue is less with it being outdated and more that any Z4 with it will be from 9-14 yrs old. Electronics(especially German ones...) start getting dicey at that age. Recently I have seen...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By chickdr
If it was rented for 10yrs I wouldn't touch it...

If it was rented for 10yrs I wouldn't touch it with a 10ft pole. Look for a private owner sale with a documented maintenance log.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By chickdr
The fact it was an X5M didn't help....

The fact it was an X5M didn't help....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,753
Posted By chickdr
You need to try one someday. I was very close to...

You need to try one someday. I was very close to getting a leftover 2008 3.0 si until I tried the M. The hp difference is actually 75 over the si....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,753
Posted By chickdr
Really? Never heard of this. My engine bay has...

Really? Never heard of this. My engine bay has looked like that since I bought my car used in 2009 with 10k miles. No issues. I would not assume anything is off just because the motor is clean.
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