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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By alandelucia
Z4: Just died on me today

Hello

Had an odd thing happen to me today. At ~ 200 miles into a 800 mile trip the car sputtered a few times and then died (at highway speed. I had just slowed down from 55 to about 45 when it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By alandelucia
Very simple. Do yourself a favor an take the...

Very simple. Do yourself a favor an take the plastic cover off the bottom of the front chassis. This lets you get to the belts from below. A large Torx or Hex wrench will help you wind the spring...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By alandelucia
2003 Z4 sport vs non sport suspension

Has anyone driven both the sport and non sport Z4. My 2003 is the Sport and I do love how it handles. I may be moving to a location that has much rougher terrain. I was thinking that the extra...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,997
Posted By alandelucia
Do you have any warning lights on "Service engine...

Do you have any warning lights on "Service engine soon", etc...?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-03-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By alandelucia
Nothing "special", however you will need a big...

Nothing "special", however you will need a big allen head or Torx wrench to hold the AC tensionizer. I forget the size, but it was something that I already had in my tool box.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By alandelucia
The belts from the dealer were under $75 and took...

The belts from the dealer were under $75 and took me around an hour to complete the job. If you are handy, you can save yourself a bunch.

As for the quote. its fair. My dealer gets ~ $125 an hour,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-02-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By alandelucia
Z4 brake / clutch bleeding

Hello

2003 Z4

I just completed bleeding my brakes and want to proceed to the clutch. I have seen a few posts that state if you introduce air into the system (perform the CDV mod, etc) that you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By alandelucia
I decided to pull them. There are some small...

I decided to pull them. There are some small cracks.. The idlers make some noise unloaded as well, so Im glad i decided to go for it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By alandelucia
Thanks everyone. Im going to get 2Ls of...

Thanks everyone. Im going to get 2Ls of Syncromax today. Napa has it in stock.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By alandelucia
I have not heard that noise, and I have had a...

I have not heard that noise, and I have had a 2000 z3 and a 2003 z4. It does however sound like maybe one of the E-Brake pads are rubbing. I believe they are self adjusting. I would jack up the car...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By alandelucia
I have to keep holding the top down button for 3...

I have to keep holding the top down button for 3 secs or so after the top is all the way down to get the red light off. If you have held it for that much time or longer, it may be a sensor. Try...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By alandelucia
New Belts for a 2003 Z4

Just a poll. Who is still on their original belts (AC and Combo)? I have 60k on the car, and the belts honestly look 100%. We do take LONG drives with it, so I wouldn't want to get caught in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By alandelucia
2003 Z4 6-speed, can I use Royal Purple Max-gear

Im planning to change my transmission oil in my 2003 Z3 3.0L 6 speed in the near future. I picked up 2 liters of Royal Purple based on the recomendations on the site. Yet, when I returned home, I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,070
Posted By alandelucia
It should be a 2 hr job with no special tools...

It should be a 2 hr job with no special tools required
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By alandelucia
Unless you have a dead short going to - terminal,...

Unless you have a dead short going to - terminal, I would suspect that its a bad connection from the red "+" terminal to the battery. A small arc over time when the car is charging the battery could...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,894
Posted By alandelucia
Same issue and same fix on mine. No issues with...

Same issue and same fix on mine. No issues with the airbag. You can disconnect the battery if you want to be extra cautious. IF you dont disconected it, just make sure the airbag is plugged in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,070
Posted By alandelucia
+1 on the water pump. Judging by the buildup in...

+1 on the water pump. Judging by the buildup in the leak area (white / yellow substance), its coolant for sure. Water pumps are a known issue on the M54s. Its a cheap fix if you take care of it now.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-24-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By alandelucia
2005 X3 3.0 - $13k Highland NY

Trading it in on Saturday for a MDX (I know.. not a bimmer).. Dealer is giving me 11k for it, which works out to almost 12k after the break on sales tax.

If anyone is interested, at 13k this is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By alandelucia
Please do.. Where did you pick up the power from?...

Please do.. Where did you pick up the power from? Also, did you find a way to make the nav stay upright against the lid when you are not using it? This would allow for some under nav storage.

...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,557
Posted By alandelucia
Type of Coolant?

I noticed that my anti-freeze (coolant) is blue. Do we know of a non BMW brand that can be used? I know there are many types out there and many are not compatible if blended.


Thanks
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 766
Posted By alandelucia
Front Suspension issues

2005 X3 3.0L 96kmi

I am starting to have some issues with my front suspension. In my 96k of hard miles, I have starting feeling the pain of substantial wear.

Currently, I have new Struts,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By alandelucia
Good question. I can tell you that the coil...

Good question. I can tell you that the coil diameter on both springs was .55 of an inch. There were the same number of coils, however the bend rates seemed to differ slightly.

Also, not sure if...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By alandelucia
Sounds exactly like what I experienced when my...

Sounds exactly like what I experienced when my intake boot ripped. I eventually had 2 codes show up for lean conditions, but only after idling and shaking for 6 months.

Check this forum. I have a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By alandelucia
From what I read, while 2007 was a major redesign...

From what I read, while 2007 was a major redesign year (N52 vs M54 engine, 6 speed vs 5 speed trans, styling updates, etc), it was actually 2008 that got a minor suspension tweak. I believe this can...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By alandelucia
Dramatic suspension improvement

Dramatic suspension improvement on my 2005 3.0i

After losing the oil in my Right-Front strut, I set out to not only fix by enhance my ride. As most of us know, the X3, can feel like it was welded...
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