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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By slyswine
Appreciate all the responses. Am convinced I...

Appreciate all the responses. Am convinced I need to purchase new struts. Will get a pair of new struts and back shocks to go along with the new springs I had to buy due to their early demise and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By slyswine
Idiot test for Front Strut piston range of motion

To this date, I only have 35K miles on the car. Never driven that much but sure had a lot of failures along the way on the car.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By slyswine
Idiot test for Front Strut piston range of motion

When replacing the brake pads for my 2003 Z4, E85 chassis, I noticed the front driver side strut spring had broke into two pieces. I took the new "non sport suspension" spring and the old strut...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-19-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By slyswine
Yes, have a floor jack supporting the control arm...

Yes, have a floor jack supporting the control arm and steering knuckle as well as an extra set of hands to hold the steering knuckle.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By slyswine
Krank, appreciate the insight. The joints are...

Krank, appreciate the insight. The joints are not as expensive as what I have expended today to replace springs, brake pad/rotors, radio amp, ABS sensors and coolant components. While the knuckle...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By slyswine
Pelican Parts has a part that looks very familiar...

Pelican Parts has a part that looks very familiar to the BMW special tool that looks like it may work> The cost is relatively cheap and if I need to take a grinder and modify it, it wont be above...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By slyswine
Z4 E85 Steering knuckle removal challenge

I need to remove the driver side steering knuckle and replace the bolt that clamps the knuckle to the strut (Bolt snapped). The challenge began when my front driver-side spring broke on the strut. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
re: Z4 M54 No Electric Engine Fan as car idles and overheats

Vladi, DC and all contributors. Z4 is running, fan kicks in and car stays cool. As was predicted by the forum contributors, there were still air pockets in the engine preventing the proper...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
Z4 M54 No Electric Engine Fan as car idles and overheats

Thanks Vladi. Looks like I should be able to unplug the sensor andreplace the thermister contacts with a 100 ohm resister and see if the fan kicks on for a quick test. Unfortunately, many of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
Z4 M54 No Electric Engine Fan as car idles and overheats

Was hoping that the removal of the thermister would in effect cause the DME to read the coolant temperature as "Very Hot" since it is a negative response thermister. The Carsoft Software I have for...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
re: Z4 M54 No Electric Engine Fan as car idles and overheats

Sorry folks. Had a business trip that took me away from the forum and my BMW. I'll try performing a more thorough bleeding job of the cooling system when I'm back to the car this weekend. All your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-31-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
re: Z4 M54 No Electric Engine Fan as car idles and overheats

DC_W,

Thanks for your responses. I've got an XP virtual machine running on my computer and will try to run Carsoft on the Virtual machine. According to the vendor, it should run on a 64 bit...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-31-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
re: Z4 M54 No Electric Engine Fan as car idles and overheats

Yes, I bled the cooling system. I'm running a legal copy of Carsoft BMW-Mini Ultimate Home V12 Software on a 64 bit Windows 7 Professional OS. I'm thinking that it is either a bad coolant sensor or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-30-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
Carsoft info

I bought the latest version BMW-Mini Ultimate Home V12 Software that included a ODB2 interface to RS232 port.

Slyswine
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-30-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By slyswine
Z4 M54 No Electric Engine Fan as car idles and overheats

After a waterpump replacement, Ive been trying to understand why I still have an overheat condition when the car Idles a while (electric engine fan does not come on). I purchased a Carsoft BMW code...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By slyswine
Slyswine Follow-up

The cooling fan for my Z4 has a circuit that takes a pulse width modulated signal that defines the fan speed. There does not appear to be a way to fire up the fan due to a simple application of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By slyswine
Follow up

I checked the fuses. Power is getting to the Red/Blue power line to the electric fan and you can see the pulse width modulated signal going to the electric fan from the engine computer. The pulse...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-05-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By slyswine
Engine Fan not running after water pump failure and replacement

I have a 2003 BMW Z4 with 3.0 M54 Engine. My water pump failed and was replaced. After that, I was leaking radiator fluid and replaced the coolant temperature sensor and o-ring which stopped the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By slyswine
I don't see any puddling of coolant under the...

I don't see any puddling of coolant under the engine but will look for the signs of coolant vapor around the overflow tank.

Thanks,

Pete
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By slyswine
2003 Z4 Cooling System Leak

I have a 2003 Z4 E85 Body, M54 Engine. My water pump failed and was replaced but I am losing Coolant once the thermostat opens. What components are likely to be the cause of the leak and how can...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-08-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By slyswine
2003 Z4 3.0i cooling system issues

My 2003 Z4 had a waterpump failure (it seized) and the pulley belt was shreaded. I replaced the waterpump but I still find the car slowly losing coolant regardless of whether the engine is running...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By slyswine
Windshield wiper system repaired

Well, again with the comfort of a Mitchel BMW online repair manual subscription at my disposal, I began to remove the windshield wiper cowling and discovered that the linkage on the driver wiper had...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-17-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,135
Posted By slyswine
2003 Z4 Windshield Wiper Frozen at 45 deg angle

I have a 2003 Z4 with 54,000 miles. While the wipers were operating, the passenger side wiper froze at a 45 degree angle while the driver side wiper returned to the park position. Regardless of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 190,357
Posted By slyswine
Hi, I have a 2003 Z4 3.0i E85 Chassis with a M54...

Hi, I have a 2003 Z4 3.0i E85 Chassis with a M54 Engine. I posted back in May the failure of my Cooling System. I was gradually loosing Antifreeze over a few months and then one day the cooling...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-12-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,074
Posted By slyswine
Thanks for the input

Thanks folks. Good info to recieve. I'm planning to remove the 1/4 inch of belt that remains and check the play in all the rotating pullys. If things look good, I will place a new belt on, fill...
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