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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Patrick Gent
Shipkiller has pretty much hit it. But, if you...

Shipkiller has pretty much hit it. But, if you buy a Z4 and want to keep it, get Mike Miller's "Lifetime Maintenance Schedule" from Mike at BMWCCA (BMW Car Club of America). It is free, and teaches...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By Patrick Gent
Question was not aimed at me, but I bought the...

Question was not aimed at me, but I bought the Michelin Pilot Sports. Not horribly expensive as these types of tires go, and from my reading of the forums it was between them and one other (can't...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Patrick Gent
I bought mine at Bimmerzone as well, few months...

I bought mine at Bimmerzone as well, few months ago. He actually suggested the spare designated for the E90, and that worked fine with the spacer for the front.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Patrick Gent
Thanks. Of course, I asked the dealer to do...

Thanks.

Of course, I asked the dealer to do this last visit (and last visit under warranty)--he told me that the tpms was fine, I had a bad tire with a "nail in the sidewall." Ordered a new tire...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Patrick Gent
If you mean, doing the reset after filling tires,...

If you mean, doing the reset after filling tires, yes. Is there anything else I can do?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Patrick Gent
2007 M Coupe - How to Determine Which TPMS Sensor is Faulty

My car keeps telling me I have a tire pressure problem. Check the tires with a very good gauge--they are dead on with each other. I assume that I have a bad sensor. Any way to figure out which one?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Patrick Gent
All you need to use one spare on a staggered...

All you need to use one spare on a staggered setup is a 12mm or 15mm spacer to acomodate the front brakes. But you have to buy the jack and lug wrench as well.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,723
Posted By Patrick Gent
Do some searching on here and Bimmerforums--I did...

Do some searching on here and Bimmerforums--I did it, just can't find it now. You can buy a donut spare, I think it is the one for the E46 M3, and a 15mm spacer. It uses a lot of trunk space, but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,570
Posted By Patrick Gent
Randy--your mailbox is full.

Randy--your mailbox is full.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Patrick Gent
Bump. I did check Real OEM--same part number...

Bump. I did check Real OEM--same part number coupe or convertible.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Patrick Gent
Cvaria--thanks for the reply. I have read all of...

Cvaria--thanks for the reply. I have read all of the posts, plus the BavAuto write up. Bought the soft tools. Haven't seen anything about the issue where the A pillar piece meets the crossover...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Patrick Gent
Those Who Have Replaced Windshield Trim--Questions

First, if I can put this into words--the A pillar part of the trim is essentially a "U" that goes into the space between the glass and the pillar. At the top, where it meets the crossover part and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Z4 Roadster (E85) Blind Spots
Views: 1,592
Posted By Patrick Gent
I like how you think!

I like how you think!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-30-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Patrick Gent
Hey Birnie82--is yours the red one I see...

Hey Birnie82--is yours the red one I see sometimes at the City of Miami garage in downtown Miami?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-30-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,277
Posted By Patrick Gent
I know what I know only from reading this and...

I know what I know only from reading this and other forums. I did the research for my M, which uses a different oil from your car. The bottom line is that the 10W60 for the M is an oil blended by...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Patrick Gent
Aww, Shipkiller, I hate to hear this. Another...

Aww, Shipkiller, I hate to hear this. Another MZ4 needs rod bearings--I am so glad the factory has proclaimed that this is not a problem for Z4s.

My M Coupe, no track days, with 70,000 miles when...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Patrick Gent
I am 60 years old, 6' tall and 280 pounds. It is...

I am 60 years old, 6' tall and 280 pounds. It is an interesting sight every time I lever myself in and out of my M Coupe, but it is my daily driver and I LOVE this car. Once I am in, it is perfectly...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,694
Posted By Patrick Gent
Tallslenderguy-- Exactly what I was looking...

Tallslenderguy--

Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks. I haven't gotten to the job yet, didn't realize that the end of the cowl was flexible enough to lift it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,694
Posted By Patrick Gent
Question--it looks like the molding tucks under...

Question--it looks like the molding tucks under the cowl trim for about 2". Did you have to remove the cowl, or tuck the trim in from above?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Patrick Gent
I haven't looked it up, but the pads and discs...

I haven't looked it up, but the pads and discs seem cheap for genuine BMW, but I may be jaded by M parts. Have you either looked for a shop or checked out yours at www.bimmers.org or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Z4 Coupe (E86) B Pillar Trim Falling Off
Views: 301
Posted By Patrick Gent
bump

bump
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) Wheels Repair questions
Views: 412
Posted By Patrick Gent
This is poor man's answer, but I am at work and...

This is poor man's answer, but I am at work and don't have the time to do a proper search now. Search Bimmerfest and Bimmerforums (is it a sin to say that?). I did a search for the same thing a few...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Z4 Roadster (E85) Windshield Rubber Seal Failing
Views: 704
Posted By Patrick Gent
Do a search on this forum and others. As said...

Do a search on this forum and others. As said above, known Z4 problem. This trim is only trim, not the gasket. Contrary to what your dealer will tell you --"we have to pull the windshield, and if...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Z4 Coupe (E86) B Pillar Trim Falling Off
Views: 301
Posted By Patrick Gent
B Pillar Trim Falling Off

I did a search here and found only one thread, but it dealt with the idea that the B Pillar trim was held so tight that the clips break off when you remove the trim. My problem is just the opposite....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Patrick Gent
Thanks, Mikey! I had done a Google search, about...

Thanks, Mikey! I had done a Google search, about the cheapest for a pair was $96.00 I never think of Ebay, found sets there for $46.00.

Would still love to find someone who has done this and has...
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