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      03-15-2019, 05:32 PM   #1
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I am new owner of 2011 Z4 and really like it..........but hope you all will share with me what problems to look out for.
Thanks in advance
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      03-16-2019, 02:40 AM   #2
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Hey man, I'm an 2011 3.0i Z4 owner as well.

It has 168k km and I can say the following:
- The engine is in mint condition (said by BMW, not me)
- There is only one electrical malfunction is a pressure sensor in the rear left wheel
- This applies to me as my car has a low-cost audio system (HiFi) - I am changing it today with a bavauto set (280$)

Tip:
- Have 255 wheels on the back, 225 on the front - best combo for this car from my point of view
- The wind deflector is worth it, if you don't have it, get it.
- Get the new android tablet upgrade if you don't have a navi screen, if you have the navi screen, get an apple carplay / android auto device so you can link your phone to the car.
- Add parking sensors if you don't have them (these are a must, especially for a long-hood vehicle - if you've never driven one before)
- If it's an automatic vehicle and you just bought the car you might want to do an oil change (if the car has > 50.000km)

These are just my advices that I applied to my car, some might be wrong, if somebody knows better than me you should listen to him instead.
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I am new owner of 2011 Z4 and really like it..........but hope you all will share with me what problems to look out for.
Thanks in advance
Chestnut
Really need to know which engine you have to be helpful.

Is this your first BMW or just first Z4?
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      03-18-2019, 06:56 PM   #4
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I am new owner of 2011 Z4 and really like it..........but hope you all will share with me what problems to look out for.
Thanks in advance
Chestnut
Really need to know which engine you have to be helpful.

Is this your first BMW or just first Z4?
Isn't the 2011 the 3.0? Which is the inline 6, no turbo?
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      03-19-2019, 09:50 AM   #5
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Yes.....my first BMW and first Z$. It is the 6 cylinder and no turbocharger. It is hardtop convertible....still like it. now hearing low volume whine when the engine is not pulling......(this is discussed and remedied by a much earlier message by someone else.
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Isn't the 2011 the 3.0? Which is the inline 6, no turbo?
2011 come in multiple engines
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BMW Specific problems:

- water pump will fail without warning
- oil filter housing gasket will leak
- valve cover gasket will leak
- valve cover may crack
- oil pan gasket will leak

- assume any weird electrical issue, starting issue, etc is a weak battery

Z4 specific problems
- rear cargo cover may have a broken sensors/switches that prevent the top from working
- wire harness in the hinge inside the cabin may break
- hydraulic hose in the hinge inside the cabin may leak
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