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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-07-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By keeton
The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the...

The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the tires follow the ruts in the road. If your needed steering corrections are minor, it very well may be the tires.

If the steering corrections are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By keeton
The diversity system described above greatly...

The diversity system described above greatly reduces the multipath issue. Simple metal whip antennas of the correct length generally give the best reception. Styling concerns dictate unobtrusive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By keeton
The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your...

The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your wheels perfectly centered.

If you suspect your tires, find a shop that has a Hunter Road Force balancer if your shop doesn't have one. Not only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-05-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By keeton
The tire valve transmitter TPMS systems started...

The tire valve transmitter TPMS systems started with the '07 model year for the E85 series. Before that ('06 and prior), it just used the antilock sensors to detect different rotation rates of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By keeton
Some tire dealers will refuse to fix a run-flat...

Some tire dealers will refuse to fix a run-flat tire. In theory, once you have driven on a run-flat tire without air, the structure is compromised and the tire will need to be replaced. In...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By keeton
The M series (and the 3.0si) did not come out...

The M series (and the 3.0si) did not come out until 2006 so we know it is not one of those.

In '03, you had the 2.5i and the 3.0i. The 2.5 is a nice little runabout but the 3.0i was a definite...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By keeton
Year? Model (2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, M)? Options...

Year?
Model (2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, M)?
Options (premium pkg., sport pkg., automatic)?

Without knowing any of the above, prices could range from $12,000-$28,000.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By keeton
To Jerry - does your Z4 have the sport package or...

To Jerry - does your Z4 have the sport package or not? You can easily tell because there will be a button on the console to the left of the shift lever marked "Sport".

When I went to the TireRack...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By keeton
In '07, the factory xenons were bi-xenon which...

In '07, the factory xenons were bi-xenon which meant that the single bulb worked for both the low and high beam. The low beam is just as bright (which is pretty darned bright!) as the high beam...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By keeton
Well, the symptoms are kind of sneaky. On...

Well, the symptoms are kind of sneaky.

On mine, the worst popping would happen when the rear (right rear, especially) wheel went over an uneven surface and the sound (I thought) was coming from...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By keeton
Betcha it is the brace bars in the top of the...

Betcha it is the brace bars in the top of the engine compartment. Get a torque wrench and tighten the four nuts to 30 lb/ft.

I just did mine last weekend. All the creaks and pops are now gone. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By keeton
If you are operating the top via the switch on...

If you are operating the top via the switch on the console, this is exactly the way it works on my Z4. The only time the windows will be raised automatically is if you are using the key via the...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,478
Posted By keeton
The photographs are more artistic rather than...

The photographs are more artistic rather than showing the vehicle's condition (other than the scratch on the rear tail light). They were, pretty, though.:)

In addition to more "documentary" style...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By keeton
Most cars (not just BMWs) these days with a temp...

Most cars (not just BMWs) these days with a temp gauge are "center weighted" and stay at the same spot over a range of temperatures. I think the manufacturers do it to calm fears when the temp...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By keeton
I do exactly that, except for 5) where I lower...

I do exactly that, except for 5) where I lower the hood but keep it ajar. No danger of crimping or chafing wires that way.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By keeton
BMW recommends a brake fluid flush for the Z4...

BMW recommends a brake fluid flush for the Z4 every two years, regardless of mileage. Do you know when it was last done on your vehicle? One thing I was told about the brake flush is that it has to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By keeton
The "facelift" for the Z4s started with the 2006...

The "facelift" for the Z4s started with the 2006 model year. Visual cues to note are the fog lights became horizontal slits vs. the small round ones on the earlier car and the rear tail light lenses...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By keeton
1. Your starter may be fried. 2. Something with...

1. Your starter may be fried.
2. Something with your key may have triggered the anti-theft system. Try a different key.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By keeton
Sounds like a failing battery is your first...

Sounds like a failing battery is your first problem and it should be replaced. Here's hoping that you did not fry your starter by trying to crank the engine with the weak battery.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By keeton
If the engine was NOT turning over, then this is...

If the engine was NOT turning over, then this is a sign of a worn clutch. If the engine WAS turning over, then this is a sign of low compression in the engine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,259
Posted By keeton
Most Autozone batteries are made by Johnson...

Most Autozone batteries are made by Johnson Controls, who make them for Interstate, Varta and BMW OEM among others.

I recently replaced the original battery in my '07 3.0si with the Autozone...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By keeton
+1. The most important aspect when buying a used...

+1. The most important aspect when buying a used BMW. Also check for signs of accident damage.

Problem areas in the Z4 were pretty well resolved by the time the facelifted ('06-'08) Z4s were...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-21-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By keeton
I have the XM Commander/Blitzsafe interface,...

I have the XM Commander/Blitzsafe interface, which plugs into the socket that would normally connect to the CD changer in my 2007 Z4. XM plays (and displays) through the Business radio. Sadly,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By keeton
Most aftermarket struts/shocks that deviate from...

Most aftermarket struts/shocks that deviate from stock will probably be geared for a _firmer_ ride to satisfy the performance market. I don't think that is what you want. You didn't say how many...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-31-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By keeton
The 2007 3.0i offered the sport package which...

The 2007 3.0i offered the sport package which used staggered tires - 225/45/17 front, 255/40/17 rear. In this case, a wider rear wheel rim was also fitted.

If you don't have the sport package and...
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