2004 BMW Z4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 BMW Z4

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Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.

Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

Failure of the front control arm bracket bushingsoften referred to as thrust rod bushingsis moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

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It just started. Hoses and belts seem to be ok

. . .light up continuously. The manual says it has something to do with the Dynamic Stability control on the car. Has anyone experienced this and what could be causing this? Also what kind of repair charges can I be looking at. It came on before but went out. It came on again about 40 miles ...

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In certain environmental conditions, the fuel pump may vapor lock, causing the engine to stall. If this were to happen while moving, the driver would not be able to maintain speed or accelerate, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a resistor in the electrical line powering the fuel pump in order to prevent  an occurrence of vapor lock. The recall began May 11, 2004.

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Great weekend car. Handling phenomenal.Remove the runflats and smooth out the ride.

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