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.
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Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.
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.
The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and hav...
It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.
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 s...
2004 BMW Z4 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2004 BMW Z4 Questions and Answers
When al speeds, all road conditions, Installed new tires and that did not help, could it be the "electronic steering assist" has or is going out?
Yes I checked the lock on the steering c...
Dashboard gauges no longer light up and have stopped working.
Could this be a blown fuse?
How to change radio time on Bmw 2003 Z4 radio?
My tire indicator light is on, before I take it in to a service dept. I want to make sure its not something easy like the tire pressure. What is the optimal tire pressure for the run flat tires?
My driver side exterior door handle came completely off, it works fine if I can get it to stay on, how do I get it to stay on? I don't see any screws or anything. Is there an epoxy glue or re...