2005 BMW Z4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 BMW Z4

2005 BMW Z4 Problems

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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2005 BMW Z4 Questions

Just had to replace expansion tank due to dead battery. The fans apparently did not have enough juice to run. With fans not running car got hot and shut off after blowing the expansion tank. After installing new battery. Fans and ac did not re-engage and run after electrical failure. Got fans...

My car lights have just stopped coming on automatically when cranking car. I have not changed switch setting from auto. However, I did just start recieving an indication of a faulty bulb (it's in the rear brake drivers side.) Could this have an effect on the proper working of the lights? I w...

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