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Choosing Engine Oil by Mike Fishwick

Mar 23, 2014
Category
General Maintenance

Many new owners seek advice about which oil to use for their BMW, and the best advice is to be found in the Owner’s Handbook, which has a couple of pages regarding engine oil – but it is unfortunately commonplace for previous owners to retain the handbook.

Battery Maintenance and Problems by Mike Fishwick

Mar 23, 2014
Category
General Maintenance

Even those who keep their cars in top condition often ignore their battery until it dies. This failure is usually regarded with surprise, and accepted as being ‘One of those things,’ but at £60 to £80 a time it is an expensive folly.

Engine Remapping by Mike Fishwick

Mar 23, 2014
Category
General Maintenance

Many people ask if it worth having their engine management system remapped, the answer being that it works well, with no snags other than the cost – unless you plan to keep the car for a long time, or it has an annoying flat spot, then perhaps it is not worth paying for – that depends on the owner’s priorities.

BMW Z4 (E85) Roadster & (E86) Coupe 2002 to 2008

Mar 23, 2014
Category
Z Roadster and Coupe Range

The BMW Z4 was not so much a replacement for the BMW Z3, but an evolution of the 2 door 2 seater convertible, designed by Anders Warming. Warmings design for the BMW Z4 was deemed controversial, as were many other car designs from BMW at the time.

BMW Z4 (E89) Coupe-convertible 2008 onwards

Mar 23, 2014
Category
Z Roadster and Coupe Range

The second generation Z4 (E89) was announced in 2008 and unveiled in 2009. Long gone was the folding canvas roof of the convertible and the concept of a coupe, this time its a coupe-convertible with retracting hard top.

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