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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Trapper
My neighbours were "helping" diagnose the trunk...

My neighbours were "helping" diagnose the trunk lock issue and suggested I lie in the trunk while they closed the trunk so I could test the emergency pull cord....I had to laugh just trying to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Trapper
I had a similar problem. The wipers stopped...

I had a similar problem. The wipers stopped working while driving in the rain. I did a search on this forum and found a common issue with our cars is a grease smear across an electrical contact plate...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Trapper
I just took the latch apart and found the...

I just took the latch apart and found the problem. There is a pin that sticks up on the white bull gear in the attached pic. The pin was out of sync with the position it needed to be to open and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Trapper
Hi Vladi, Thanks for the reply. I plan on...

Hi Vladi,

Thanks for the reply. I plan on taking out the latch mechanism this afternoon to see if I can fix it or it needs to be replaced. The lined on the trunk look good nothing out of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Trapper
Ok I was finally able to open the trunk by...

Ok I was finally able to open the trunk by slightly lifting on the trunk and hitting my fob button the latch finally opened.

I sprayed lots of lubricant in and around the locking "finger" and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Trapper
Trunk won't unlock

Hello Everyone.

I have a problem with my 2003 Z4 trunk. I worked fine about an hour ago and now it won't unlock. I can hear something activating in the trunk when I press my key fob button, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trapper
Similar to other posters I leave my top down for...

Similar to other posters I leave my top down for short durations (grocery shopping, haircut, beer store). I too roll the windows up and lock it :) to deter the honest people and I always take a good...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 879
Posted By Trapper
When I bought my car the amp was fried also. I...

When I bought my car the amp was fried also. I managed to fined one a wrecking yard that specialized in BMW parts. The cost was less than half of a new one and has worked great for the past 5 years....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Trapper
I had the same problem when I got my car - no...

I had the same problem when I got my car - no tool kit. You can make your own tool kit the next time Canadian Tire has a sale on metric sockets and torx bit set. However the important thing to have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-06-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Trapper
Sorry for the late reply and yes I did remove the...

Sorry for the late reply and yes I did remove the fan.

Have you replaced your expansion tank yet? If so how did it go for you?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Trapper
Hi Bill, Here is a link to the procedure to...

Hi Bill,

Here is a link to the procedure to replace your cooling system.

http://www.bmw330ci.net/maintenance/completecoolant.php

I have the same car as yours and replaced the expansion tank...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Trapper
Thanks guys. I took your advise and went for the...

Thanks guys. I took your advise and went for the extra coats of clear coat. The paint job look great. So good that my neighbour thought I bought a brand new Z:thumbup:

Too bad I had tyo put it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Trapper
Clear coat on a new paint job

I would like to get a little advice from the forum. My 2003 Z4 will be getting a complete paint job in two weeks. When I asked the dealership doing the work about applying extra coats of clear coat...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Trapper
LOL My wife and I just had our 20th wedding...

LOL My wife and I just had our 20th wedding anniversary. Funny thing is 10 years ago we planned to go to somewhere exotic like Bora Bora or but with three kids about to enter university we...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Trapper
I have replaced both belts. For the A/C belt you...

I have replaced both belts. For the A/C belt you need to get at it from under the front end of the car. If I remember correctly I used a socket and on a breaker bar on the tensioner to release the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Trapper
The part I ordered looked like the first one...

The part I ordered looked like the first one (ES138267) the plastic gears are in the black housing between the motor and the frame.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Trapper
I ordered part #4 from Get the BMW parts. It cost...

I ordered part #4 from Get the BMW parts. It cost me $155 I think that included shipping to canada.

http://www.getbmwparts.com/parts/2003/BMW/Z4/2.5i?siteid=214672&vehicleid=139836&diagram=1918405...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Trapper
Okay here is an update. When I first posted this...

Okay here is an update. When I first posted this problem I was out of town on business. Drove the car home 300 miles with no issue in 73 degree weather ( temp gauge stayed at 12 o'clock).

Opened...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-28-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Trapper
The compressor seams to run all the time. I...

The compressor seams to run all the time. I haven't really sat and watched it to see if it does cycle on and off.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-27-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Trapper
The car has the electric fan. I just...

The car has the electric fan.

I just checked. I started the engine without the A/C on, the fan and compressor were not running.

I hit the A/C MAX button and both the fan and compressor started...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-27-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Trapper
High pressure on low side of A/C system

I have a 2003 Z4 and last year the A/C worked very well. This year I cranked on the A/C and while driving on the highway it only blew "cool" air. When the car is parked and running the A/C blows hot...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Trapper
They look good. Can you post the link to the...

They look good.

Can you post the link to the site you bought them from and some details on how hard and how long they took to install.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Trapper
I had this problem when I first bought my car....

I had this problem when I first bought my car. Found out the previous owner had water in the trunck which affected the amp. Bought a used amp in good condition and now all the speakers work great.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Trapper
$2138.47 plus tax :D

$2138.47 plus tax :D
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By Trapper
I had to provide my VIN to the dealership to get...

I had to provide my VIN to the dealership to get touch up paint.
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