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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By bwillia
Very, Very nice! I have the Roadster but would...

Very, Very nice! I have the Roadster but would love to have the coupe someday.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By bwillia
I have both a 01 Boxster S with the 3.2L and an...

I have both a 01 Boxster S with the 3.2L and an 06 Z4M and I can tell you first hand they are very, very different creatures. The Porsche is hands down the easier car to drive. The clutch is friendly...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,301
Posted By bwillia
I searched for a solid year looking for my Black...

I searched for a solid year looking for my Black exterior/Saddle interior 335 and I absolutely love it. And as others have mentioned I get a ton of compliments about how rich it looks. It's amazing...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By bwillia
+1, What he said

+1, What he said
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By bwillia
Wheels and tires for sure. The window tint and...

Wheels and tires for sure. The window tint and black kidney grills are a natural on your car.
You may also want to consider lowering the car slightly. It makes it look more like the ones you see in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By bwillia
Oil choice

I have an 06 M Roadster. I know that the approved oil weight in this car is 10W-60 but that sounds way too heavy for cold weather winter driving here in Colorado. I can tell at start up already that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By bwillia
Sorry for the confusion. I just purchased a 2006...

Sorry for the confusion. I just purchased a 2006 M roadster with the S54 engine to add to the collection. I'm getting all of the maintenance done on it since it has 55K miles on it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By bwillia
Ahh! Now that you say that I recall that little...

Ahh! Now that you say that I recall that little subtlety. This motor is definitely a thoroughbred, semi race motor. Thanks
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By bwillia
[QUOTE=Nerdboss;8625788]E9X was a much better...

[QUOTE=Nerdboss;8625788]E9X was a much better looking 3. The F30 just doesn't really look like a traditional BMW, it doesn't stand out and it doesn't look like it costs what it does.

It appears...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By bwillia
Valve adjustment

Anybody else had their valve adjustment performed lately. The tech made it sound like this is a real pain in the A*#. He had to scour dealerships for the right shims. I'm really surprised that this...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,522
Posted By bwillia
I used the Redline MTF in my M roadster and it...

I used the Redline MTF in my M roadster and it made a big difference in shifting smoothness.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By bwillia
No, They didn't care at all from a warranty...

No, They didn't care at all from a warranty standpoint. In fact the SA's at the dealership loved it. So did the buyer when I sold it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By bwillia
It's a pity how Homogenous all cars designs are...

It's a pity how Homogenous all cars designs are these days. I swear they all share their Industrial designs ahead of time so that they can all follow the same design trends real time.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By bwillia
Back when I had my 328xi coupe I put a Remus...

Back when I had my 328xi coupe I put a Remus muffler on it. It had an adjustable baffle on the exhaust so you could tune the sound to as loud or quiet as you wanted. I ran it wide open and loved the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By bwillia
Welcome to the failed electric water pump....

Welcome to the failed electric water pump. Unfortunately very common. Mine failed on the way up the pass and required a $900 tow back to the dealership.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By bwillia
It's a matter of seizing in the head making...

It's a matter of seizing in the head making removal difficult or impossible with damage to the head.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,424
Posted By bwillia
I had a 328xi here in Colorado and I can tell you...

I had a 328xi here in Colorado and I can tell you from experience that they weren't good enough in the winter. I purchased a dedicated set of ContiWinterContacts on wheels and that made a night and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By bwillia
I have fantastic experience professionally with...

I have fantastic experience professionally with Performance radiator.

https://shop.performanceradiator.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_5720_6080_6081_6082
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,108
Posted By bwillia
+3, have them all the same.

+3, have them all the same.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By bwillia
you need D2S bulbs and here is a fantastic deal...

you need D2S bulbs and here is a fantastic deal on two by Philips.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230453810702?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By bwillia
Is this a steady roar that varies with speed? If...

Is this a steady roar that varies with speed? If so you may have wheel bearing noise starting.
The whoosh sounds you mention during a bounce test are normal. It is indeed the fluid in the strut...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By bwillia
You bring up the important point for the OP. He...

You bring up the important point for the OP. He is buying a used car. Therefore it was probably subjected to BMW's scant maintenance early in its life. There is nothing the OP can do about that but...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By bwillia
Considering your experience is on an E30 and an...

Considering your experience is on an E30 and an E46 I'm not sure it applies directly. I've had an 07 E92 328xi and I currently have an E92 335xi The 328 was a CPO and that came in handy. It was more...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By bwillia
Definitely buy the extended warranty! I really...

Definitely buy the extended warranty! I really wish I had! Very expensive lesson. These cars are awesome but not maintenance free or issue free by any stretch of the imagination!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-20-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By bwillia
One more thing. I was very surprised how much...

One more thing. I was very surprised how much difference the addition of a strut brace made to the front of my car. I would recommend this modification also.
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