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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By keeton
Don't forget many swing-axle cars, including the...

Don't forget many swing-axle cars, including the Volkswagen Beetle, were very prone to rolling over. In its day, it was not uncommon to see a Beetle with dents on the roof.:yikes:

The Jeep CJ was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-28-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By keeton
Why not get the real thing? A quick google...

Why not get the real thing?

A quick google search turned up the following. I'm sure there are more out there:
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-18-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By keeton
If you are an E46 guy, many of the mechanicals...

If you are an E46 guy, many of the mechanicals will be very familiar to you, including some of the problem areas that would include front arm control bushings and water pumps.

If the interior ever...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-20-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By keeton
Like DC_Wright, I had my XM antenna installed on...

Like DC_Wright, I had my XM antenna installed on the lip between the top and the trunk lid figuring there would be less vibration from opening and closing the trunk if it were mounted on the lid (I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-26-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By keeton
If I understand this correctly, the top works...

If I understand this correctly, the top works fine from the interior switches but only has a problem when you use the key remote to operate the top. If so, then yes, the key has very limited range. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-17-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,286
Posted By keeton
In the case I mentioned in my original reply, the...

In the case I mentioned in my original reply, the insurance adjusting company used NADA (my friend showed me the worksheet). They did take mileage into account.

One thing that was not mentioned...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,286
Posted By keeton
Big question: Are they going to total the...

Big question: Are they going to total the vehicle? Did the airbags deploy?

If your vehicle is as valuable as you say it is, they may elect to repair rather than total. I think the damages have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,138
Posted By keeton
If you stop filling at the first click then you...

If you stop filling at the first click then you are probably right. I have found the trip computer MPG to be pretty accurate overall, but I am a "three-clicker" when topping off my tank. I've...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By keeton
I'll let the OP chime in for sure but a common...

I'll let the OP chime in for sure but a common reason is that there was some accident damage to the right front and the body shop mis-fit or used a similar (but not exact) replacement part.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,637
Posted By keeton
Last week, I just had my third nail puncture...

Last week, I just had my third nail puncture repaired on my Z4 with the original RFTs. In all cases, the TPMS light came on and I immediately checked the pressures. The offending tire was low but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,368
Posted By keeton
You may be looking at two different issues. ...

You may be looking at two different issues.

The Contis are known for having a more compliant sidewall which will make for a better ride. The old run-flats, with their stiff sidewalls will...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By keeton
Despite the analog look of the temp gauge, it is...

Despite the analog look of the temp gauge, it is biased to stay on center for a wide range of temperatures. Most cars with temp gauges are this way these days.

If you want to get a real temp...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By keeton
You don't want a totally waterproof cover. If it...

You don't want a totally waterproof cover. If it is keeping all of the water out, then it is also keeping all of the moisture in which can have even more harmful effects.

Poking a hole in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By keeton
The most common issue with E85's with loose...

The most common issue with E85's with loose steering are the front arm control bushings. How many miles on yours? Search this forum or google "FACB" for lots of information.

Fortunately, the fix...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By keeton
I don't think a 1/4 liter (a little over a cup...

I don't think a 1/4 liter (a little over a cup for those in the US) is enough to trigger the low coolant light.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-30-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By keeton
You were probably a little too nice!:) With so...

You were probably a little too nice!:) With so much profit potential for the dealer, they are going to ramp up the hard sell and tell you all sorts of gloom and doom this would protect you from, try...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By keeton
There are supposed to be two plastic disks with a...

There are supposed to be two plastic disks with a velcro-grabbing surface that screw into the floor carpet. This is what the underside of the accessory floor mats stick to.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By keeton
Here's the trick: Hold the key blade...

Here's the trick:

Hold the key blade pointing upwards with the tip touching your chin. The range will be _dramatically_ improved. I had heard this elsewhere and thought it absurd until I tried...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-26-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By keeton
Everyone buying ANY used BMW that is less than 4...

Everyone buying ANY used BMW that is less than 4 years/50K miles should take that in to account when purchasing. I purchased my Z4 via private sale when it was just a year old and the free...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-26-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,194
Posted By keeton
I would first try a VIN decoder (for example:...

I would first try a VIN decoder (for example: www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html ) and verify that it is either an i or Si.

If it is an i and was advertised as an Si (you DO have a copy...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-19-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By keeton
Does the auto up-down function not work on the...

Does the auto up-down function not work on the passenger side? (note that you have to do this with the door closed). If not, then the window has not been initialized. Search here to find the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,004
Posted By keeton
Where does it say that the 6-speed automatic does...

Where does it say that the 6-speed automatic does 2nd gear starts in normal mode? My '07 goes through all the gears. 1st is a very short gear and it will upshift within 100 ft. at part throttle,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By keeton
The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the...

The runflats are prone to tramlining, where the tires follow the ruts in the road. If your needed steering corrections are minor, it very well may be the tires.

If the steering corrections are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By keeton
The diversity system described above greatly...

The diversity system described above greatly reduces the multipath issue. Simple metal whip antennas of the correct length generally give the best reception. Styling concerns dictate unobtrusive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By keeton
The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your...

The spacers may not be allowing you to mount your wheels perfectly centered.

If you suspect your tires, find a shop that has a Hunter Road Force balancer if your shop doesn't have one. Not only...
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