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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 03:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By Vladi
I'm using the CTEK MXS 5.0 for more than a year...

I'm using the CTEK MXS 5.0 for more than a year now and I'm very happy. No need to unplug anything, just open the hood, connect the clamps to the jump-starting terminals (make sure the terminals are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Vladi
I didn't get it - in the OP you mention "light...

I didn't get it - in the OP you mention "light flywheel". Do you mean the original dual-mass flywheel was replaced with a single-mass, lightweight flywheel?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Vladi
The fuel consumption calculation is based on...

The fuel consumption calculation is based on integration of the injection pulse time. One of the reasons (probably the most rare one) is (a) bad injector(s). 10% of deviation as you mention it is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-28-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Vladi
So far I have NEVER EVER had any problems with a...

So far I have NEVER EVER had any problems with a car's lights. Except once driving a friend's car of which corrosion had turned the reflectors into absorbers. Maybe as much light as you can get can...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Vladi
Reminds me of the two years that I spent as a...

Reminds me of the two years that I spent as a child in Iraq (my dad was a contractor there). The locals used to put a bulb on every surface of their cars that was available. So there were mobile...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Vladi
A Z4 has no chance against a Boxster. The Porsche...

A Z4 has no chance against a Boxster. The Porsche gives a way better ride feeling and is faster. The 3.0si probably approaches the Boxster in terms of power but that's as far as it can get. The Z4M,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Vladi
If you have separate projectors for low and high...

If you have separate projectors for low and high beams you do NOT have bi-xenons. A previous owner might have installed xenon lights (bulb + ballast) on the high beam position. That would be a rather...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Vladi
Yes, they are separate options on the Z4s. The...

Yes, they are separate options on the Z4s. The xenons have a xenon bulb for the low beams and an incandescent bulb for the high beams. When you switch to high beams both bulbs are lit. The bi-xenons...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Vladi
You would blind oncoming traffic in the country...

You would blind oncoming traffic in the country more than you would do in the city due to the absence of street lighting in the country.

Have no idea how the regulations in the US are but I guess...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Vladi
This may help: ...

This may help:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279236&d=1306041463
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Vladi
Bill, all you need to really buy is the interface...

Bill, all you need to really buy is the interface cable (K-can compatible, costs about USD 25 on e-bay). Search "OBD cable INPA compatible" and you will find quite a few. You can download the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Vladi
It's the brake fluid - it should be replaced: ...

It's the brake fluid - it should be replaced:


"Brake fluid.
The brake fluid in your BMW should be replaced to maintain optimum performance."

https://www.bmw-service.co.uk/service_icons
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Vladi
Unfortunately I don't know of a company who does...

Unfortunately I don't know of a company who does this. Make your Google search but be careful - many people promise miracles so in so many cases remapping is just a waste of money (that goes, sadly,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Vladi
You will hardly gain much more than a few HP if...

You will hardly gain much more than a few HP if you replace the exhaust. Does it worth the effort? To me - not. The main gain there is the sound.

If you want to gain a palpable amount of power you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-23-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Vladi
I very strongly advise you to have a look here:...

I very strongly advise you to have a look here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=561237
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-23-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 527
Posted By Vladi
I find the xenons (and bi-xenons) of the Z4s...

I find the xenons (and bi-xenons) of the Z4s pretty bright. In case you have xenons ot bi-xenons you should consider that the bulbs lose brightness with time due to erosion of the electrodes,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Vladi
Oh, I see. Thanks for clarifying that! :thumbup:

Oh, I see. Thanks for clarifying that! :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-01-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Vladi
What does the serpentine belt have to do with the...

What does the serpentine belt have to do with the problems and the codes you describe in the OP?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Vladi
In case you've got the FSU already, you can...

In case you've got the FSU already, you can replace it rather easily. It's located roughly behind the glove-box, to the left. I can post a PDF of the procedure once I go back home tonight or tomorrow...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Vladi
I have no idea how is it designed with our Zs. I...

I have no idea how is it designed with our Zs. I had a Renault where it was extremely simple - the "stroke" feed of the motor was directly linked to the battery (through a fuse, of course). This way...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Vladi
Really sorry to hear that! I'm sure your mom is...

Really sorry to hear that! I'm sure your mom is in good hands now and this will pass in no time to become just another story to tell in future. Call your mom as often as you can and visit her as soon...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Vladi
If you start the car and the lever is in "auto"...

If you start the car and the lever is in "auto" mode, the mode is not activated until there's input from your side by moving the lever to "off" and then back to "auto" again. That's a safety feature...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Vladi
I call them both Gurus. Not to mention Ron...

I call them both Gurus. Not to mention Ron Styger... Please forgive me if I miss one. Those people help restore faith in humanity. Respect!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Vladi
Great to know the problem is solved and thanks...

Great to know the problem is solved and thanks for posting the solution.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Vladi
OK, seems like a classical story of going into...

OK, seems like a classical story of going into transport mode due to weak battery. Easy to repair but needs to be done by a garage unless you have the NCS Expert software and know how to use it. And...
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