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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Living Dead
I recently got her a CPO 2011 A5 to replace her...

I recently got her a CPO 2011 A5 to replace her 2008 Maxima that got totaled last April (I had just paid it off two months earlier) and she loves it so she'll be OK with whatever I get since Audi...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Living Dead
Thanks, these intermittent problems are tough to...

Thanks, these intermittent problems are tough to diagnose and I am about ready to throw in the towel as I've spent a whole years worth of car payments in the last 3 months and there are at least...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Living Dead
Thank you for the suggestion most of the current...

Thank you for the suggestion most of the current problems are electrical to some extent but I'm no mechanic, how would I know it is the alternator for sure? It is very intermittent.

My mechanic...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Living Dead
My 2006 3.0i does exactly the same thing, only...

My 2006 3.0i does exactly the same thing, only when in gear while stopped, revs would drop from 750 to 400 and back up a couple times and then not happen again for weeks or months.

Then it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,650
Posted By Living Dead
They are the same people who will also pay $100...

They are the same people who will also pay $100 to have the dealer fill their tires with nitrogen. :rolleyes:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-05-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Living Dead
When my top broke the first time it took a number...

When my top broke the first time it took a number of tries to finally release the hydraulic pressure by pulling the red handle in the trunk, it does not pull out more than about 1/8-1/4 inch when it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Living Dead
He replaced the gasket, probably didn't use...

He replaced the gasket, probably didn't use genuine BMW parts but as long as it doesn't leak I am OK with it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Living Dead
I had the same problem last year, I was surprised...

I had the same problem last year, I was surprised when my mechanic only charged me $125 to fix the valve cover gasket, I was expecting the usual $1,000+ bill whenever I pull into a service station.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Living Dead
I found that a damp, high quality microfiber...

I found that a damp, high quality microfiber cloth works well, I apply the product, let it sit for about 10 minutes then wipe off with a clean damp microfiber towel and I get a nice black without any...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 53,132
Posted By Living Dead
Yesterday the top of my 2006 3.0i reached the...

Yesterday the top of my 2006 3.0i reached the windshield everything stopped and I could not raise or lower it, nothing, just a flashing red light.

I pulled the red handle and lowered the top, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Living Dead
Glad it worked :thumbup: happy motoring :drive:

Glad it worked :thumbup: happy motoring :drive:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-23-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Living Dead
I had the same problem and the top was stuck in...

I had the same problem and the top was stuck in the down position for a day, I finally had someone help me lift the top while I pulled on the handle, it required a harder pull on the handle than I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Living Dead
I had a squeaky sound behind my left ear, it...

I had a squeaky sound behind my left ear, it sounded like styrofoam cups being rubbed together.

I eventually narrowed it down to the roll hoop covers.

I heard that graphite sprayed into the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By Living Dead
I purchased my CPO 2006 3.0i in 2009 for $25K...

I purchased my CPO 2006 3.0i in 2009 for $25K with 39K on the odo. The only options are dream red interior, power top (like one with out power really exists) and auto trans (an option I wish the car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-11-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By Living Dead
I was considering getting out of my Z-4 but...

I was considering getting out of my Z-4 but discovered a good indie and realized the problem was not the car but the dealership "service" the final straw was their insistence that I pay $90 to put...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Living Dead
Let the OCD begin!

This has been a horrible winter, my black 2006 Z4 is a mess. I just purchase a Griot's 6" ROP base kit from Detailer's Domain. I can't wait for warmer weather to get started!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-24-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Living Dead
Yes, the instructions say you have to press the...

Yes, the instructions say you have to press the button between the seats but you don't as it isn't connected to anything, I guess it was easier to leave it there than to make a new mold for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Living Dead
Actually the button works for pre facelift z's,...

Actually the button works for pre facelift z's, in 2006 and later cars it is nonfunctioning, the instructions should have been removed from the 2006 manual but was left in, it caused me serious...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By Living Dead
Nice job, I just wonder where the got the wire...

Nice job, I just wonder where the got the wire snow brush?
Forum: The Detail Department 02-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,521
Posted By Living Dead
The roof stuff states it is for a vinyl roof,...

The roof stuff states it is for a vinyl roof, your car appears to have a cloth top, check out Ragg Topp cleaners and protectant.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By Living Dead
This winter has been horrible on Long Island, I...

This winter has been horrible on Long Island, I purchased a set of General Altimax Artics :thumbup: to replace my RFT Blizzaks in November and have had no problems they are non run flat, I keep one...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Living Dead
The problem with the E89 is that a rag top should...

The problem with the E89 is that a rag top should have a RAG TOP, the hard top just dosn't look quite right when up. With the top down though the E89 crushes the E85.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Living Dead
I purchased my 2006 3.0i in 2009 with 39k and...

I purchased my 2006 3.0i in 2009 with 39k and just turned 102K. The problems I've had are:
1. hydraulic top motor failed.
2. 3 oxygen sensors.
3. computer
4. passenger side mirror glue failed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-11-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,650
Posted By Living Dead
I just had my battery changed by my local...

I just had my battery changed by my local mechanic, it cost only $155 including installation and took a total of 10 minutes. I would have done it myself but nothing would have been saved and it would...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-03-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By Living Dead
I had the new winters installed on Friday and...

I had the new winters installed on Friday and have about 400 miles on them now, they are General Altimax Arctics, non-runflats.

I don't expect they'll be significantly better in the snow than the...
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