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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-23-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Pops Z4
Engine Temperature Changes

Up here in New England we see rapid changes in outside temperature. Normally that has little influence on engine temp but the X3 3.5i moves from 140 to 220 or so from one day to the other. Highway...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Pops Z4
Crazy but check your license plate frame and...

Crazy but check your license plate frame and bolts. Had a friend with a Lotus in Switzerland with a noise at 230 km turned out to be the plate bracket. Talk about a nice looking machine...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-04-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By Pops Z4
Let the horses run free..

Need to feel the thrill every day getting in the interstate in third with the Z4 3.0 stick, love the sound. In the X3 3.5, I cannot believe how quick this is when the turbo kicks in. And yes I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-03-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,505
Posted By Pops Z4
Car Seat in the Z

OK, I may have been pushing the child seat law a little. :nono: I adjusted the back seat position so it matched the car seat snugly. No perfect but it stabilized the movement quite a bit. My only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-03-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,505
Posted By Pops Z4
Just spending a little of the kids inheritence

After looking at all the drivers having a great summer afternoon in their two seaters I thought it was time to spend some of the kids money on us. Actually my wife didn't think I would pull the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-26-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Pops Z4
I needed to tighten the two vertical brace...

I needed to tighten the two vertical brace members for the roof, drove me crazy. Open the windows then shake the roof where the window is, it will stress the two roof bars that go into the car just...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Pops Z4
Connections to the entire top is behind the...

Connections to the entire top is behind the drivers seat in the large speaker cover. Not sure about the relay so start with that plug.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Pops Z4
The Boston location is Rimpro. I think they only...

The Boston location is Rimpro. I think they only deal in straightening and not refurbs.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Pops Z4
Solid machine

We have a Z4 and the same setup in a 2012 X3. Solid car with plenty of guts. That 3.5 has ample gusto. Fear not, three years into the model so it should be fine. Good lunch :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Pops Z4
Another option

This is about right as I have a quote to straighten two rims that hit a pot hole. Thought i lost the car in this hole at dusk. I ended up getting two off eBay that look great for about this price. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Pops Z4
Cogging is real

Had the same problem with the 05 and luckily BMW replaced it at their cost five years ago. They understand the problem is more prevalent in the south during warm weather. Below 85 or so not an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Pops Z4
Injector Cleaner

Try a can of injector cleaner it could be a variety of contaminates in the fuel system. Added one a few weeks back definitely improved performance. Cheap starting point. Good luck :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By Pops Z4
Battery Tender Suggestion

Welcome.. As far as winter storage the Z4 goes into hibernation in mid November and come out in April. We put a battery tender in place with a 5 years old battery, perfect every year. Now of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Pops Z4
I agree with the motor scenario. Needed to...

I agree with the motor scenario. Needed to replace ours a few years back. With the top up, use a mirror to look down inside the motor pocket near the rear of the drivers seat. If you find waters...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,652
Posted By Pops Z4
Z4 Motor Connections

I would hire Shipkiller as a technical writer or something, great communication skills for sure.

As far as the motor connection, if I remember right the wiring harness is accessible directly to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By Pops Z4
Picked up the X3 on Saturday, great ride for...

Picked up the X3 on Saturday, great ride for sure. Ended up with new rotors and brakes after doing all the CPO inspections. Instrumentation will take a little work to decipher. Seem to like the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-13-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By Pops Z4
2 Beemers must be better than one....

So I did it, pick up the X3 on Thursday. About tenminutes for ordering a 2016 when we saw this 2012 i35 CPO after looking for months. If the Z4 starts up after a lonely winter we'll have two in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,652
Posted By Pops Z4
Top Removal PDF's Found

These provide the general guideline without the written instructions. Once again I can walk through the process with FaceTime.

I'll put the reassembly pictures up shortly.

Let me know,
Gene
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,652
Posted By Pops Z4
PDF's Missing

Hi
I am charging up the old ThinkPad as they may be on there. If not I can walk you through the problem spots via FaceTime if that works for you. Give me until the morning then I'll let you know...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,652
Posted By Pops Z4
Smile Happy to hear you are heading home thus week....

Happy to hear you are heading home thus week. Unfortunately this week will not work so send a pic and we'll see what we can you to help.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,652
Posted By Pops Z4
On the cap front, cleaning is extremely...

On the cap front, cleaning is extremely important. I cleaned both the rubber and body with an organic and inorganic solvent. Try paint thinner to loosen the glue and simple green to get the dirt.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-18-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By Pops Z4
Bluetooth Security Code

You will need the bluetooth pairing code (Passkey as BMW calls it) that was assigned to your car. I purchased the Z4 used but it came with a complete document set so that security code was in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By Pops Z4
Sync Phone

Did you get your phone sync'd? If not let me know and I'll shot you a pdf of my instructions.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-17-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,652
Posted By Pops Z4
The clip I speak about holds the aluminum hoop at...

The clip I speak about holds the aluminum hoop at each end, they are located over each wheel well. I've attached a picture of the screwdriver for everyone, great little tool. Fits nicely into the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,652
Posted By Pops Z4
Hi, I'm Gene and yes I'm Papa to the grand...

Hi,

I'm Gene and yes I'm Papa to the grand kids who love to go beaming with the top down. I used this bent screw driver to remove the top, it dropped right back in with only a good push. Once I...
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