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by beemingallover
Tue 18 Jul, 2017 09:56
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Inspection 1
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Inspection 1

Been back to the dealer and had to almost insist that the Inspection 1 was more to it than an oil change, after some kerfuffle some bod came on the line and said that I was right, valve clearances would be checked and that would be £619 please sir! Knew I was wasting my time saying that the quote wa...
by beemingallover
Sat 15 Jul, 2017 16:48
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Inspection 1
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Inspection 1

My 2006 Z4MR is due an inspection1 (69k mls), the local BMW dealer has quoted £231, seems a bit cheap, too cheap! Although not as major as inspec 2, it's still a major service. Worried about getting a decent job done. I recently had the brakes discs/pads replaced so those are excluded.
by beemingallover
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 12:09
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Coolant

Thanks, sound advice.
by beemingallover
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 09:52
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Coolant

I have a 2009 Z4M 62k mls, the radiator coolant has never been changed, is it necessary to change/flush the system from time to time?
Thanks
by beemingallover
Wed 19 Oct, 2016 15:41
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Car cover
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Car cover

Can anybody recommend a good quality outdoor car cover?
Thanks.
by beemingallover
Fri 23 Sep, 2016 17:07
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: M3
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: M3

Thanks.
by beemingallover
Thu 22 Sep, 2016 10:41
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: M3
Replies: 2
Views: 522

M3

Thinking of putting the Z4M away for the winter and buying an M3 coupe, around 2008/9. Anybody got any advice on what to look out for on M3's, mechanical wise?
by beemingallover
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 09:21
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

Ross, if you hear more let me.
Cheers.
by beemingallover
Wed 29 Jun, 2016 09:20
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

Hi Ross, I've got photos of it from around 1990, but if you've got some I'd like to see them. I was going down the M6 near Keele, 70ish when the engine went, timing chain snapped. This was probably around 1992. I had just had it in at Williams BMW for MOT, and they had phoned me to say that it wasn'...
by beemingallover
Tue 24 May, 2016 10:11
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Floor mats
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Floor mats

Can anyone recommend a supplier of good quality floor mats for my Z4MR?
Thanks.
by beemingallover
Wed 20 Apr, 2016 17:11
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

Does the tyre depot need special equipment so as to avoid the danger of damage to the alloy wheels or will any depot be okay so longer as they're careful?
by beemingallover
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 17:35
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

petecossie, just noticed that you had a M635, so did I, an '87 D plate Lachs Silver D474 XRA bought of Frank Sytner in Nottingham in 1988 on 11k miles, cost £32.5k. Ran it for about five years, clocked up £130k miles. Sadly the timing chain snapped on the M6 (motorway) not going fast, maybe 80. Stil...
by beemingallover
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 17:16
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

Thanks all. I have original spec tyres/wheels. I'll check out that link.
by beemingallover
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 15:46
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

Yes I know that lower profiles make for harsher ride, but I thought that if the profiles dropped from 40 and 45 on 18" to 35 and 40 then the rim size would have to increase to 19".
by beemingallover
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 13:03
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

gazza, wouldn't the wheel dia size have to go up to 19inch in that case- lower profiles?
by beemingallover
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 12:59
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

I'm not on run flats.
by beemingallover
Sun 17 Apr, 2016 12:20
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Re: Z4M tyres

My existing tyre sizes are F225/45ZR18, R255/40ZR18, but on tyre supplier websites when I enter my reg, sizes shown are F225/40R18W88 and R255/35R18W90. Anybody know why different profiles?
by beemingallover
Sat 27 Feb, 2016 15:26
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Z4M tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 3352

Z4M tyres

My Z4M is due new tyres, any recommendations on brand for performance/handling? I have read that Michelin Super Sports are good.
by beemingallover
Thu 29 Oct, 2015 09:56
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: S54 engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: S54 engine

siwilson, sorry for my ignorance, but what is the issue for not letting the engine idle for a long period? I have done (5-10mins) before driving off on a shortish journey during the winter months in the belief that it helps the engine reach it's operating temp sooner.
by beemingallover
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 10:02
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: S54 engine
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

S54 engine

I've got a 06 Z4M with 60k, what is the lifespan of the S54 engine? Are they good for 100k?
by beemingallover
Tue 02 Jun, 2015 17:07
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Remote locking problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: Remote locking problem

Somebody gave me a link to Colin Abraham, Reading. He fixed it by repairing the receiver in the rear view mirror. Remote is now working again. Excellent service from Colin.
by beemingallover
Mon 25 May, 2015 17:55
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Remote locking problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: Remote locking problem

Thanks Southernboy, I think I'll investigate your suggestion regarding an alternative receiver.
by beemingallover
Wed 20 May, 2015 12:40
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Remote locking problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Remote locking problem

I have a 2006 Z4M roadster and the remote locking system is not working with either key, after visiting various garages/lock specialists, it seems as though the problem is with the receiver in the interior rear view mirror. I have a price of £460 from a BMW dealer for replacing the mirror. Does anyb...
by beemingallover
Sat 13 Sep, 2014 09:09
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Leather paint
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Leather paint

Can anybody recommend a leather treatment/paint? My wife's 2009 Z4, Ivory leather, has lost some of the colour on the driver's seat side swab on the entry side.
Thanks.
by beemingallover
Sun 07 Sep, 2014 09:40
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: 'M' wheel badges
Replies: 1
Views: 689

'M' wheel badges

Anybody know where I can obtain the 'M' wheel badges, not the centre piece covering the hub. Mine had fallen off at some stage.
Thanks.
by beemingallover
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 15:37
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Key fob problem
Replies: 0
Views: 478

Key fob problem

I have a 2006 Z4M and neither of the keys will activate/de-activate the central locking. I have had an auto electrician and a keyman look and analyse and they reckon the problem is with the receiver/sendor inside the interior rear view mirror. I don't want to go to my local dealer unless I really ha...
by beemingallover
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 17:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Interior rear view mirror
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Interior rear view mirror

I have a 2006 Z4M roadster and neither of my key fobs will activate or deactivate the central locking/alarm. I have had an auto electrician and an alarm guy to the car, the problem apparently is not with the fob(s) but with the sensor in the mirror. I do want to go to the local BMW unless I really h...