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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Christopher72 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 3:33 am

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Post by Marcoose » Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:32 am

That’s what happens when you don’t replace the air in the tyres with winter air.

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Post by clarker63 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:46 am

I thought in the USA there was a proper "fix" offered by BMW, that we didn't get in the UK (or Europe?)

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Post by brillomaster » Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:52 am

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Post by B21 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:13 am

Another one bites the dust…which model of BMW wheel is that?

What tyres and sizes were on that ?
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Post by buzyg » Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:52 am

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Post by N4LLY » Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:59 pm

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Post by Pondrew » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:32 pm

B21 wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:13 am Another one bites the dust…which model of BMW wheel is that?
Pretty sure they are 296M. Nearly as prone to crack as the famous 326Ms.
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Post by jenniferlouise » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:50 pm

I feel your pain :headbang:

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Post by Christopher72 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:18 pm

Marcoose wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:32 am That’s what happens when you don’t replace the air in the tyres with winter air.

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Problem was that I used old winter air. I just looked and it was 6 months past expiration. As it gets stale it loses its springyness... which in combination with Pirelli wheelbreakers, almost is an expected result. Don't risk it.. ALWAYS purchase fresh winter air annually.
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(9) 1997-2002 E46 convertibles, several colors - gone
2000 E39 540 black on black -gone
(2) E36 roadsters (1996 red, 1998 blue) - gone
Pre-production E36 (red) - gone

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Post by Christopher72 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:22 pm

Pondrew wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:32 pm
B21 wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:13 am Another one bites the dust…which model of BMW wheel is that?
Pretty sure they are 296M. Nearly as prone to crack as the famous 326Ms.
Yes... 296 -- They are striking in appearance and expensive to replace. My local BMW Stealer wanted $927 USD for a replacement. I purchased one from ECS Tuning for around $520. I'm looking for a local refurbishing company that may want the wheel. It's probably only worth $30 as scrap aluminium.
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2011 E89 Sdrive35i - Deep Sea Blue, Beige Kansas Leather
(9) 1997-2002 E46 convertibles, several colors - gone
2000 E39 540 black on black -gone
(2) E36 roadsters (1996 red, 1998 blue) - gone
Pre-production E36 (red) - gone

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Post by Christopher72 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:22 pm

Pondrew wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:32 pm
B21 wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:13 am Another one bites the dust…which model of BMW wheel is that?
Pretty sure they are 296M. Nearly as prone to crack as the famous 326Ms.
Yes... 296 -- They are striking in appearance and expensive to replace. My local BMW Stealer wanted $927 USD for a replacement. I purchased one from ECS Tuning for around $520. I'm looking for a local refurbishing company that may want the wheel. It's probably only worth $30 as scrap aluminium.

Took some work to get it clean enough for my wife to allow it on the kitchen counter for pictures.
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(9) 1997-2002 E46 convertibles, several colors - gone
2000 E39 540 black on black -gone
(2) E36 roadsters (1996 red, 1998 blue) - gone
Pre-production E36 (red) - gone

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Post by Busterboo » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:01 am

Now, Christopher, sell the set and put on wheels that don't crack.

Otherwise, you'll be looking for cracks on the old wheels as long as you have the car.

Alternatively, of course, sell the car.
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Post by mcbutler » Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:31 am

Its a quick fix, drop it down to a local engineering shop, they will nip round the back, weld it up and back in a few hours. Had mine done, weld is stronger than original cast.... No need to repaint inside edge
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Post by Smartbear » Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:03 pm

mcbutler wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:31 am Its a quick fix, drop it down to a local engineering shop, they will nip round the back, weld it up and back in a few hours. Had mine done, weld is stronger than original cast.... No need to repaint inside edge
The problem with welded repairs is that the surrounding metal becomes more brittle due to the heat of the welding, it’s common for future cracks to appear adjacent to the weld (don’t ask me how i know this) :roll:
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