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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-06-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By Solarus
Striking. I'm jealous. My M-Seats are all black...

Striking. I'm jealous. My M-Seats are all black leather :( .
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-06-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,284
Posted By Solarus
Not to push Sumis, but I'll be honest with you...

Not to push Sumis, but I'll be honest with you all - for the measly price Tirerack charges for them, Sumitomo are incredible. Quiet, great grip, take highway ramps at 65mph without a squeal. Had...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,284
Posted By Solarus
I swapped mine nearly immediately after buying my...

I swapped mine nearly immediately after buying my car for a $400 set of Sumitomos from Tirerack. Should I blow one - that's what my insurance policy roadside assistance is for. I honestly don't see...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-06-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Solarus
YUCK?!!?! :p

YUCK?!!?! :p
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-05-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Solarus
Correct

Wertles - absolutely correct! You described my problem perfectly.

Thanks for your input all. Will keep on bimmin'.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-05-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Solarus
Shocking news

Well, you are not going to believe this - I know I couldn't.

Apparently the rattling sound coming from my engine is not DISA valve, it's also not the hydraulic lifters.

It's a Dual Flywheel...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-04-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Solarus
Hmmm that does sound almost exactly like mine! ...

Hmmm that does sound almost exactly like mine! Another great piece of advice, I'll be sure to keep this in mind today. Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-03-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Solarus
Thanks!

Thank you very much, excellent advice. I'll be sure to let the shop know tomorrow and won't take a no for an answer. My $4000 extended warranty should cover the cost of this repair. *Just to be on...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-31-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Z4 Roadster (E85) satellite radio
Views: 577
Posted By Solarus
Been there...

Any specialized tuner shop will tell you that hard-wiring is the way to go. Aux outlet is somewhat of a compromise. And, of course, the cigarette outlet plug is the least desirable option. You'll...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-31-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,511
Posted By Solarus
Paid for?

Glad to read that you came out of this alive man.

If this car is paid for, or if it's not and you can break even - or make some money over that - take the money and get yourself a different BMW. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Solarus
Weird helicopter-like noise from sides and bottom of engine

Ok guys, after having heard the real loud "lifter knock" from what others have posted in various other places, here are links to a couple of videos I took of my engine. You will have to put on your...
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