2006 BMW Z4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 BMW Z4

2006 BMW Z4 Problems

Oil Leaks From Engine Area

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.

Front Control Arm Bracket Bushings May Fail

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.

Stop Top Hydraulic Motor Corrosion Due to Poor Design and Drainage in pump housing

William Searfus
1780 Indian Wy
Oakland, CA 94611

BMW of North America
RE: Z4 Soft Top Hydraulic Pump Corrosion
VIN: 4USBU33576LW66425
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2006 BMW Z4 Questions

convertible top problem (1 answer)

top worked fine before winter...now..came down slowly once..had to help it back up. now won't go down anymore, still locks and unlocks..help!

tire wear (1 answer)

alignment suggestions other than factory specks

Transmission - automatic (1 answer)

Well. I am a dumbass and removed the drain plug on the transmission for my wife's 06 z4 during an oil change. Assuming I can find 2.5 liters of fluid, just where is the fill plug? Hard to get clearance under the darn thing to see anything.... Please tell me its not under the exhaust pipe hea...

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2006 BMW Z4 Reviews

Freeway driving rough and too sensitive with run flat tires. Replace will ride and handling much better. I had manual transmission and have to run RPM to above 4000 to get shifting to feel right. Exhaust did not sound as it should be. When set to Vent. Warm breeze came out. Steering a little too sensitive.

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