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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:29 PM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
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Z4m

Is the A54 engine so troublesome that it's not a good idea to buy a 2006,07 or 08 ZM4?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:56 PM
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No. Early S54's had rod bearing problems, later ones are OK. A Z4M is a fantastic car.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:23 PM
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+1!! Best new engine of the year 2001. Best engine 3.0 to 4.0 litre, 2001 to 2005 inclusive.

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