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by Ian in Lancs
Sun 19 Feb, 2012 08:53
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Real Life Running Costs
Replies: 9
Views: 2494

excluding tax and insurance and warranty extension my Z4M costs 80p/mile over 40,000 miles.

Sevicing, Tyres, Battery, Fuel, depreciation etc.

It is not a car to run on a budget and I have a warranty on it too.
by Ian in Lancs
Tue 21 Jul, 2009 21:43
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Bonnet wont release
Replies: 17
Views: 4262

standard problem on pre facelift Z4's. The lock is exposed to the elements and the lube dries out. I fixed it with regular squirts of mountain bike chain lube (all weather).

On the 2006/7 Z4M's its replaced with two catches - one either side.
by Ian in Lancs
Sun 03 Feb, 2008 15:39
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Car change time... ... insight please from MZ4 owners
Replies: 14
Views: 3906

greg_ch wrote:
The Colonel wrote:... and the reasonable fuel consumption I get (27mpg, mixed driving), given its power and pace.
You must have a light foot I've never averaged better than low twenties which is inline with most people I know.
I've got 24.5 mpg over 5000mls and get about 27-28mpg cruising at 70ish
by Ian in Lancs
Fri 31 Aug, 2007 16:59
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: new Z4 spy shot?
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Looks like a TVR Cerbera
by Ian in Lancs
Tue 07 Aug, 2007 22:12
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Can cruise be retrofitted to a Z4M?
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

I find cruise really useful on the annual trip to Provence, open French motorways, point the car at the sun, pick the speed you dare, set the cruise, sit back and enjoy the view and watch the outside temp rise! It's also really useful for specs camera's etc in roadworks and late night Motorway runs ...
by Ian in Lancs
Tue 07 Aug, 2007 20:18
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Can cruise be retrofitted to a Z4M?
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Bad news I'm afraid. They've shown me the email back from BMW technical. Definately can't be done on the Z4M :-( or the 2.0litre version. So they've offered to refund the deposit I've paid. So definitive, in writing answer is No, Nowt, No Way!!! Now I've got to make a decision do I go for the car wi...
by Ian in Lancs
Tue 07 Aug, 2007 20:03
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Can cruise control be retrofitted on a Z4M
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Bad news I'm afraid. They've shown me the email back from BMW technical. Definately can't be done on the Z4M :-( or the 2.0litre version. So they've offered to refund the deposit I've paid. So definitive, in writing answer is No, Nowt, No Way!!! Now I've got to make a decision do I go for the car wi...
by Ian in Lancs
Mon 06 Aug, 2007 19:37
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Can cruise be retrofitted to a Z4M?
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Dealer has told me it can be done! So deposit paid, refundable if it can't. The 'master technician' was convinced its possible. They've raised a tech query with BMW anyway. So if they actually do it I'll tell everyone the dealer so you can get it fitted there too!
by Ian in Lancs
Sat 04 Aug, 2007 18:47
Forum: Z4M roadster and Z4m coupé
Topic: Can cruise be retrofitted to a Z4M?
Replies: 9
Views: 2779

Can cruise be retrofitted to a Z4M?

Sorry about cross posting I put this question in the Z3 section; maybe a moderator can sort it out?! Anyway...I've found a 2007 Z4M at a dealer - has everything I want except Cruise control. Can it be retrofitted? I have it on my current Z4 a 2004 2.5SE so I guess if its possible I like to swop it o...
by Ian in Lancs
Sat 04 Aug, 2007 18:17
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Can cruise control be retrofitted on a Z4M
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

I hope that is all I need. I had looked on realoem but it isn't listed for a Z4m - only for the other models and yet it's an option on all Z4's incl the M's. I hoping the wiring loom is there on all cars whatever the model and thus a switch and cover is all that's required.
by Ian in Lancs
Sat 04 Aug, 2007 17:07
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Can cruise control be retrofitted on a Z4M
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Can cruise control be retrofitted on a Z4M

I've found a 2007 Z4M at a dealer - has everything I want except Cruise control. Can it be retrofitted? I have it on my current Z4 a 2004 2.5SE so I guess if its possible I like to swop it over. So, can it be retrofitted, do you have part numbers if I need to buy or access to instructions etc. I nee...
by Ian in Lancs
Tue 24 Jul, 2007 21:26
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: DSC is King
Replies: 2
Views: 743

I've just got back from an awesome driving holiday in Provence. I had a chance to play with the DSC. You're right, in the wet it can hold the car impressively in line. In the dry however the power cut is intrusive and can pitch the car. Switching just DSC off but keeping the traction on gives awesom...
by Ian in Lancs
Thu 05 Jul, 2007 06:34
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: suspension knock
Replies: 3
Views: 655

if the knock is coming from the rear take a look at the coil springs they have a tendancy to break a couple of coils off, esp the RHS for some reason. My theory is stones hitting the low set coils, penetrating the protective coating, causing a rust spot and stress point from which the crack radiates...
by Ian in Lancs
Thu 28 Jun, 2007 17:28
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Bonnet Release
Replies: 14
Views: 2100

Or maybe they grease the catch and charge for a new cable and fitting....
by Ian in Lancs
Tue 26 Jun, 2007 09:14
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Bonnet Release
Replies: 14
Views: 2100

A tight bonnet release isn't normal - it just needs lubrication. Use spray grease intended for bicycle chains - stays in place longer. You can get better access by pulling out the kidney grills. Doing once a year before the winter seems to be enough.
by Ian in Lancs
Thu 21 Jun, 2007 18:33
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Is Z4um coming back?
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

sp3ctre (suspended) wrote:most people have found another neighborhood to play in.

Shame...
Maybe but it has a wealth of information that doesn't exist elsewhere
by Ian in Lancs
Sat 12 Mar, 2005 21:54
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: 1st Service
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

£120 incl vat and parts at Bowkers Preston...
by Ian in Lancs
Mon 25 Oct, 2004 21:30
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Z4 Run Flat Tyres: Lethal when wet ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3885

But surely, if the car aquaplaned, it would just go straight on, not dart into another lane? Doesn't that assume your wheels being dead straight? A slight turn of the wheel would be magnified, I would think No, that's the point, when the car aquaplanes, your wheels are sitting on a layer of water u...