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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Andyz4
Possibly just valve clatter from the hydraulic...

Possibly just valve clatter from the hydraulic lifters on the N52. The dilluted viscosity of the old oil is the cause, and fresh oil is usually the cure. Same thing happens on our Miatas prior to oil...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,487
Posted By Andyz4
Tommy Boy is a classic. Who could forget all...

Tommy Boy is a classic. Who could forget all those M&Ms rolling into the defroster ducts on David Spade's ride, or when TB snapped his friends door off at the gas station? I miss Chris Farley, one...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-12-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Andyz4
The Crutchfield advice is good. My understanding...

The Crutchfield advice is good. My understanding is that the oem speaker impedance and amp are matched, making aftermarket upgrades a bit limited. If you end up keeping the factory head unit, I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-11-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By Andyz4
Thanks guys, good info. Yes Joel 5.0's all...

Thanks guys, good info. Yes Joel 5.0's all around, running full course Sebring. I may need a harder pad all around though as rears are wearing just as fast as fronts. I will check out the DTCs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,487
Posted By Andyz4
If you dont track the car, just buy the premium...

If you dont track the car, just buy the premium rotors and pads from Autozone. They are good quality and with lifetime warranty they are the last set you wil have to buy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By Andyz4
Toilet bowl cleaner on a rag is all you need,...

Toilet bowl cleaner on a rag is all you need, will remove water spots in a few secs and wont hurt glass.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By Andyz4
Not to hijack this thread, but Joel what are pads...

Not to hijack this thread, but Joel what are pads you running on your track car? I started running Hawk 5.0's and really like them. However after one track day (approx 2 hours track time) they are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Andyz4
There is a product called Rub N Buff. Its wax...

There is a product called Rub N Buff. Its wax based, just rub a tiny bit on, let dry a few secs and buff off. I believe Silver Leaf is the color you want. Pretty amazing stuff, you can find at craft...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-08-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By Andyz4
I don't recommend throwing parts at a problem as...

I don't recommend throwing parts at a problem as it might be a fluke issue that you never chase down, but a BMW- specific scanner should pinpoint it. There are several good ones available, but they...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 85,759
Posted By Andyz4
For anyone contemplating this repair, definitely...

For anyone contemplating this repair, definitely relocate the top motor to the trunk so you do this job just ONCE. DC Wright has an excellent DIY on this. Secondly, if the oem replacement pump gives...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Andyz4
Hi, welcome to the forum. S54 has a cast iron...

Hi, welcome to the forum. S54 has a cast iron block, so should be borable but not sure it would be a good idea on the mag/alum N52 block.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By Andyz4
Miata actually has a pretty forgiving ride, it is...

Miata actually has a pretty forgiving ride, it is the narrow seats that murder your back on a long trip. Also, despite the tiny trunk in the softtop Miata, there is space on the package shelf behind...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Andyz4
Michelin Pilot 4S. Quiet, soft riding, with...

Michelin Pilot 4S. Quiet, soft riding, with superb dry/wet handling, and a 300 wear rating. Top rated on TR.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Andyz4
Great job and nicely documented.

Great job and nicely documented.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-24-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Andyz4
Might just be road fim/buildup on the head. Have...

Might just be road fim/buildup on the head. Have you tried one of those CD cleaner discs?I had a similar issue on a (non-BMW) car a few years ago, and that seemed to fix it. Worth a try.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-24-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Andyz4
Sounds like you got it dialed in. That Motul is...

Sounds like you got it dialed in. That Motul is good stuff.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Andyz4
Thats cool..literally. If the fluid boiled at...

Thats cool..literally. If the fluid boiled at all, time to change it as it has water in it and will only get worse. Also check your rotors. Mine were vibrating slightly too and after a track event...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By Andyz4
If you decide to fix it again, move the lift...

If you decide to fix it again, move the lift motor to the trunk and your'e done.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Andyz4
Where are you located? (Guessing across the pond...

Where are you located? (Guessing across the pond since the steering wheel is on the wrong side). Seriously though, if the car runs good none of the issues sound major enough to warrant breaking up an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Andyz4
That is an impressive bit of fabrication. Do you...

That is an impressive bit of fabrication. Do you track your car?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Andyz4
Second that suggestion on the oil filter housing...

Second that suggestion on the oil filter housing gasket since it is likely the same age as vcg. You may never notice it leaking until you lose your alternator (ask how I know..)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Andyz4
I called my dealer first to see if my car...

I called my dealer first to see if my car qualified, then I made the appointment.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Andyz4
I had mine replaced last week under the recall....

I had mine replaced last week under the recall. The "heater" is just a wire coiled inside the pvc hose. The hose itself is plastic and gets brittle with age and heat. Mine snapped in two last week...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-16-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,259
Posted By Andyz4
Get both! I have a 1st gen Miata and a 3.0si,...

Get both! I have a 1st gen Miata and a 3.0si, both great cars.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-14-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Andyz4
Do the headlights dim at all when you try to...

Do the headlights dim at all when you try to crank it? If so, check battery cables and terminal connections. If not, try wiggling the key in the ignition as you try to crank it. If it is the switch,...
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