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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By Zedfor
BMW also exports more car from the USA than any...

BMW also exports more car from the USA than any other manufacturer.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By Zedfor
Is the evergreen still for sale or has it sold?

Is the evergreen still for sale or has it sold?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-03-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Zedfor
Yes. Earlier columns will more than likely have...

Yes. Earlier columns will more than likely have the same problem.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-03-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Zedfor
steering problem

BMW will not share/split or pay for the cost of a car out of warranty. The cost to replace by a dealership starts at $3500 and goes up from there. The steering column is $2500 & labor is about $1000....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-03-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,248
Posted By Zedfor
I have a 2003 w/84,000+ miles. So far......

I have a 2003 w/84,000+ miles. So far... Hydraulic top motor, front suspension bushings, new shocks, brake pads, tires, loose gear shift knob, right headlight leveler, right door lock actuator, GM 5...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Zedfor
It's really tough to diagnose suspension problems...

It's really tough to diagnose suspension problems without looking at it on a rack. That said, it could be control arm bushings, a worn or loose strut, or even a bad wheel bearing.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By Zedfor
Sounds like you have a plan.

Sounds like you have a plan.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By Zedfor
M's do not have electric steering, thus they do...

M's do not have electric steering, thus they do not have the sticky steering problem.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By Zedfor
More Z4 Sticky steering

Historically that is not the case, but let us know what the dealer says. Every dealer I've ever approached with the problem says to learn to live with it or replace the entire column for something...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,108
Posted By Zedfor
Did you decide on an asking price?

Did you decide on an asking price?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Zedfor
MM recommends torquing the plugs to 22 lb-ft as...

MM recommends torquing the plugs to 22 lb-ft as they have a tendency to back out at lesser torque, and apply a thin coating of high-temperature copper-based anti-seize compound on the threads. I've...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By Zedfor
Swap automatic for manual Z4 e85

$10K? $15K? In any event, probably more than the car is worth, unless you have the ability to DIY. At this point, I guess asking why you did not buy a 6-speed to begin with is moot. The car you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Zedfor
To Change or Not to Change (Transmission Fluid)

Mike Miller, BMW Guru and all around good egg, recommends ATF replacement at least every 60,000 miles. There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluid. Who's lifetime? Your's? The car's? The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Zedfor
You can lubricate it all day long. Your top motor...

You can lubricate it all day long. Your top motor is going, going, go...
As mentioned above, follow Shipkiller's thread to nirvana or take it to your local independent BMW specialist. A BMW dealer...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Zedfor
The only thing I can thnk of that they would go...

The only thing I can thnk of that they would go to is the seat position, memory and heat elements.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Zedfor
Is he an experiences BMW mechanic? Is he...

Is he an experiences BMW mechanic? Is he experienced with A/C systems? You don't have to take it to a dealer in order to get proper service. In-fact, a reputable "indy" BMW shop will probably do a...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-01-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Zedfor
Where to learn to be BMW mechanic?

Bavarian Auto has many DIY videos in their web site.
That said, here's how BMW molds their own: http://www.bmwstep.com
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-01-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,485
Posted By Zedfor
I wish them well, but sadly, I think they've run...

I wish them well, but sadly, I think they've run their course. Clarkson has become simply boorish. That said, any attempt will be better than the half-baked version we have in the USA.
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-01-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Zedfor
Service Dept Dodges Problems

In my experience BMW dealer service departments are crap. There are four within a 60 mile radius of where I live. Two are owned by by one franchisee and the other two by different franchisees. All...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,737
Posted By Zedfor
Wtb: Z4

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Zedfor
2003 Z4 Remote.. Issues

Probably your GM5 module. Google BMW GM5 module repair for more info.

Never mind, I did it for you: http://www.bmwgm5.com/GM5_Repair_Service.htm
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Zedfor
Sure. Look for a Cars & Coffee in your area as...

Sure. Look for a Cars & Coffee in your area as well.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Zedfor
2005 Z4 story

Get a copy of Mike Miller's BMW Old School Maintenance Schedule. Google it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Zedfor
Why? Cheap insurance.

Why? Cheap insurance.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Zedfor
recently purchased a 2003 z4 3.0i - address some issues

The brake light could be telling you it's time for a fluid change or the pads/rotors are worn. In either case it is critical you get that sorted ASAP. Your safety and that of other on the road around...
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