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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2020, 10:48 AM
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Posted By dkl
There are very minor differences between the 3...

There are very minor differences between the 3 years. The '06 actually uses passive tire pressure monitoring (no sensors in the wheels), which is a plus in my book. It also have the older bolts...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2020, 08:33 AM
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Posted By dkl
BMW dealerships don't do oil analysis, at least,...

BMW dealerships don't do oil analysis, at least, none that I know. Oil analysis requires you to collect the sample and send it off to a laboratory, which are typically not nearby. For example, it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2020, 02:55 PM
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Posted By dkl
$600 ballpark sounds about right for a valve...

$600 ballpark sounds about right for a valve adjustment.

There are 2 sides to the VANOS system - the Pump and the camshaft sprockets. When you say replace the "entire VANOS", I'm assuming that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2020, 08:45 AM
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Posted By dkl
Sounds like a great deal if everything checks...

Sounds like a great deal if everything checks out. Note that you'll most likely need another valve adjustments done soon (it's recommended on every inspection)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2020, 01:04 PM
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Posted By dkl
It is indeed my Imola coupe in the sig - still...

It is indeed my Imola coupe in the sig - still can't stop starring at it even after 10yrs+ with it! Slowly updating it to my liking as well...little by little. Here are a few more pictures to push...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2020, 10:42 AM
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Z4m
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Posted By dkl
Correct - bottom end in my reference refers to...

Correct - bottom end in my reference refers to rod bearings. Top end refers to valve train - adjustments and all the VANOS stuffs. Main bearings don't appear to be an issue in these engines...at...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2020, 03:05 PM
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Z4m
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Posted By dkl
Dang- somebody got really lucky and walked away...

Dang- somebody got really lucky and walked away with it for $20k!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Z4m
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Posted By dkl
Did you see the last portion of post #4? Do you...

Did you see the last portion of post #4? Do you have specifics that you want to know?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-15-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Z4m
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Posted By dkl
Don't get too re-assured with the oil analysis...

Don't get too re-assured with the oil analysis looking for copper level spike...it may not happen. If you look at my link posted above, there's no indication of copper spiking, so it would mean that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-15-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By dkl
OP - start bidding! You may get lucky with this...

OP - start bidding! You may get lucky with this one. Hurry though, as the auction will end in a day - Good Luck!

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-bmw-z4-m-roadster-28/
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2020, 07:41 AM
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Posted By dkl
Good luck hunting. I think a reasonably priced...

Good luck hunting. I think a reasonably priced Z4M Roadsters with 40k miles in decent shapes should be in the low to mid twenties and Coupes in the mid to high twenties, if not the low thirties. I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-11-2020, 10:46 PM
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Z4m
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Posted By dkl
Found some pictures of my VANOS rebuilt (and...

Found some pictures of my VANOS rebuilt (and valve adjustments) to give you an idea of what's involved. This was performed when the car had about 46K miles - note how much wear there are on the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-11-2020, 05:59 PM
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Z4m
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Posted By dkl
I can tell you that typical PPI won't find all...

I can tell you that typical PPI won't find all the stuffs that's discussed here since you would have to open up the top and bottom end to inspect it. At that point, you mind as well replace/repair...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-11-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Z4m
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Posted By dkl
Problem with rod bearings is that if you inspect...

Problem with rod bearings is that if you inspect it, you mind as well replace it as all the labor had already been done just to peek at it. And you won't know for sure unless you have many oil...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Z4m
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Posted By dkl
If you buy one with over 50k miles, make sure to...

If you buy one with over 50k miles, make sure to set aside some money for rod bearings and VANOS work. My car required rod bearings changed at about 52k. You can read about it here =>...
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