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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By bten
Try lubricating the linkage on your top at every...

Try lubricating the linkage on your top at every rivet joint. I have used light sewing machine oil, others white lithium grease. WD 40 will free things up, but leaves no lubrication after it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-23-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By bten
probably need to bleed the system.

probably need to bleed the system.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By bten
runflats, or old worn out summer sport tires. If...

runflats, or old worn out summer sport tires. If the tires are old and 50% worn, this could be the issue.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 703
Posted By bten
I can say with certainty that it is not 100%...

I can say with certainty that it is not 100% lethal. I rolled Z4, with seat belts on, we did not touch the roof when upside down. Actually, the "A" pillar is very strong and can support the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By bten
Just Curious, did you notice a difference in...

Just Curious, did you notice a difference in power or responsiveness of the engine after you changed the coils and plugs?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By bten
I had a 2003 X5 that I feel the same way...

I had a 2003 X5 that I feel the same way about.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By bten
Last time I went to Autozone, I asked for refills...

Last time I went to Autozone, I asked for refills and they had them in the back. In the display area, they only had replacement blades:confused:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By bten
try applying light oil to the joint rivets in the...

try applying light oil to the joint rivets in the roof mechanism. I used "sewing machine" oil at each joint (mine was stuttering and sticking when it moved). It sounds like your frame is in a bind...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By bten
Take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS...

Take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS Run Flat. I have them on my Z and really like them. They are all season and have a 40,000 mile wear warranty. they are ultra high performance all...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By bten
Check the label

Check the label on the driver's side door jam. It will give you what was initially installed on the car.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By bten
try pressing your dsc button once, do not hold it...

try pressing your dsc button once, do not hold it down. This will allow a limited wheel spin and reduce the hesitation.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By bten
I found that the output from the audio out on a...

I found that the output from the audio out on a IPhone connector does a lot better than using the headphone jack as well. More balance sound from the iPhone.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By bten
I would be interested also.

I would be interested also.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By bten
The buttons on the console on the one in the...

The buttons on the console on the one in the picture, show that the car has a power top. Manual tops were an option. The car should have two keys with buttons for lock, unlock and the trunk.
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By bten
this might seam crazy, but go to a dealer and...

this might seam crazy, but go to a dealer and find out who they use. In the Houston area, may dealers can't get enough cars with leather. In particular, Camry's with leather are in short supply....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By bten
go to tirerack.com. See what tires are available...

go to tirerack.com. See what tires are available for your particular car. There are several runflats that are all season, I have the Bridgestone Potenza RE-960 run flats on my car right now and like...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By bten
Did you use her toothbrush? :p

Did you use her toothbrush? :p
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By bten
this is not common. three things to check, a...

this is not common. three things to check, a cracked expansion tank, leaking o-ring at the temperature sensor in the radiator hose (in front of the radiator), or a faulty radiator cap that is not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By bten
There were issues with the passenger's seat...

There were issues with the passenger's seat sensing pad. I had mine replaced under warranty. You might try to get them to replace it for you even past warranty. Have them check past TSB's
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By bten
get rid of the run-flats......

get rid of the run-flats......
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By bten
What you are seeing with the traction control...

What you are seeing with the traction control light blinking is typical of putting different types of tires on the front vs. the back. Going with one type all around will make a world of difference.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-22-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By bten
+1 I did the same thing for a short period...

+1

I did the same thing for a short period of time. The front end was "floaty" and traction control went off all the time. I wonder if it is just the run flats or different tread design.

I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By bten
+1 My O4 3.0 had a dipstick as well. I am...

+1

My O4 3.0 had a dipstick as well. I am pretty sure the 2.5 did also.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By bten
How cold was it? There was an issue with the oil...

How cold was it? There was an issue with the oil breather (or separator ) freezing up and causing the oil to blow out of the engine as.

Sorry I can't remember the details.. May be some one else...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-06-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,889
Posted By bten
I used a light oil (sewing machine type)

I used a light oil (sewing machine type)
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