Tramlining/steering adjustment

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Tramlining/steering adjustment

Post by bmwz4dream » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:36 pm

Hi

A while back i read someone post a guide to fixing the z4 tramlining issue by making some adjustment to the steering wheel column (i think), i cant find the thread, does anyone know where it went?

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Post by Mazza » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:48 pm

The single biggest issue with tramlining is run flats! Just got rid of mine and it's stopped instantly, this is after a complete wishbone, shocks, drop links change!

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Post by bmwz4dream » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:54 pm

I dont have run flats and have had several improvements like new tyres, bushes, wheel alignments etc

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Post by Ewazix » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:14 pm

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Post by Mazza » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:02 am

I will shut my face then.....Ewazix has got what you need.. :thumbsup:

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Post by steve_naive » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:36 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:14 pm
There you go. :thumbsup:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100725
Is that tramlining though? It seems to be describing play in the steering above a certain speed. I always took tramlining to mean the car steering itself down changes in the road surface?

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Post by Ewazix » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:42 pm

steve_naive wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Ewazix wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:14 pm
There you go. :thumbsup:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100725
Is that tramlining though? It seems to be describing play in the steering above a certain speed. I always took tramlining to mean the car steering itself down changes in the road surface?
Yes, as others have already pointed out tramlining is usually down to tyre, suspension or alignment issues. The OP asked for info about adjusting the steering column so I've linked the best thread. From personal experience I'd suggest that eliminating tyres, suspension and alignment before adjusting the EPS column viewtopic.php?f=2&t=118745&start=60
2003 2.5 SE, low miles, Sterling Grey, 108's & Eagles, no stubby here! Unmolested.
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Post by bmwz4dream » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:41 am

Thsnks for the link couldnt find it anywhere and remember people had good experiences! Yes its steering play, i have had few garages check tyres and all that and say they cant find anything wrong

Now to find someone who can do this adjustment tor me!

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