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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 144
Posted By DaveZ
enzed, you are way ahead of me. I had the DRLs...

enzed, you are way ahead of me. I had the DRLs enabled by the dealer when I took delivery back in 2006. I have never done coding myself and my cable is still a couple of days away. In the meantime, I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 144
Posted By DaveZ
Here's my writeup and some factory vs. LED...

Here's my writeup and some factory vs. LED comparison photos: http://www.zeleznik-klein.com/z4/fixit/drl/index.html.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 144
Posted By DaveZ
No worries, DRLs are the same for M's and...

No worries, DRLs are the same for M's and non-M's. They are enabled by default depending on geography, in the USA they were disabled by default. Have no idea for NZ, but it is only a matter of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 144
Posted By DaveZ
The DRL's are the inner halos:...

The DRL's are the inner halos: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2965458&postcount=27. The M's don't have fogs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 144
Posted By DaveZ
If these are the ones you're referring to:...

If these are the ones you're referring to: http://www.amazon.com/Power-6500K-Xenon-White-Marker/dp/B00K0FNB2Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1405020776&sr=8-3 then I don't see how they will fit into the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By DaveZ
Yeah, the DRL socket with bulb is sold as a unit...

Yeah, the DRL socket with bulb is sold as a unit under that part #, but you can find the assembly cheaper online. However, it is really very very easy and all of 2 minutes to make two small notches...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By DaveZ
Z4M Angel Eyes / DRL Bulb

Driver side DRL bulb is out on my 2006 Z4M Roadster and I've spent the better part of this past week searching for an error-free LED replacement for the dinky BA9s 10w bulb on this and other forums...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,744
Posted By DaveZ
CDV = Clutch Delay Valve or "clutch lock valve"...

CDV = Clutch Delay Valve or "clutch lock valve" in the parts list. Do a search here on CDV and you will turn up lots of info, it's been discussed here to death. Some people replace with a bored out...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,744
Posted By DaveZ
Congratulations! IMO, doing a CDV delete on the...

Congratulations! IMO, doing a CDV delete on the Z4M is mandatory. You'll find lots of threads here on it, do a search. Let's just say that for the first couple of months after taking delivery I...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By DaveZ
Pinecone is absolutely correct. The bearings on...

Pinecone is absolutely correct. The bearings on my Z3's pump failed dramatically at 56K on the highway, took out the fan and the fan shroud. Luckily, no permanent damage to the radiator or the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-23-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveZ
It is possible to check for play and looseness in...

It is possible to check for play and looseness in the cam gears by removing the valve cover. Although you need to remove the vanos to access the front of the cam bolts, it is not necessary to go that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveZ
Yes. Tech said they'd only done a handful of S54...

Yes. Tech said they'd only done a handful of S54 vanos cam bolt repairs over the last several years. Mostly M3's and at least one of those was someone who had no overt symptoms but wanted it done...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveZ
For the morbidly curious, here are my intake cam...

For the morbidly curious, here are my intake cam bolts. You can see that one was sheared off and the others were all in various stages of self-destruction. The exhaust cam bolts looked pristine, but...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-17-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By DaveZ
IMO, the ///M is more than just about power and...

IMO, the ///M is more than just about power and speed. Once I compared the feel of the hydraulic steering, having a true LSD, and the suspension differences, there was no other choice in terms of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveZ
Vanos went back together today, I stopped by to...

Vanos went back together today, I stopped by to discuss with the tech on what he found. One intake cam bolt completely sheared in two, at least two others partially damaged/nicked. Luckily all bits...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveZ
Ugh! been away from the forums so long I posted...

Ugh! been away from the forums so long I posted in the wrong one! Mods, is it possible for you to move this post? Thx!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveZ
Extended Warranty Covering Z4M Vanos Repair

Been off the boards for quite a while, my 06 M Roadster with 52K on the clock has really been trouble-free until this week when I took it into the dealer for some routine maintenance. SA called me...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-07-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By DaveZ
Cool, thanks for the heads up. I honestly had no...

Cool, thanks for the heads up. I honestly had no idea that they were running an online parts supply operation. I'll keep it in mind for next time.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-05-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By DaveZ
Yes, I saw $239 as retail price on his screen as...

Yes, I saw $239 as retail price on his screen as we were looking up battery part #'s. Invoice showed somewhere between $170-180, I can't remember precisely. I don't know what application we were...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By DaveZ
I actually use the same dealer and parts dept. as...

I actually use the same dealer and parts dept. as Ron and I was side-by-side with the parts guy for 15 minutes reviewing the various parts on his screen. So, I saw the manuf invoice and the retail...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-27-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By DaveZ
Took out the stock battery today. It was marked...

Took out the stock battery today. It was marked as "951", so I guess the parts guy I originally spoke with was incorrect that this code was an AGM, since clearly BMW was not shipping those back in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-27-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By DaveZ
Z4M Roadster Battery Question

Time to replace the battery on my 06 M Roadster and have been reading through the various posts, especially Ron's. Cannot find anywhere local to buy a Deka, nearest location seems to be at least one...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 30,588
Posted By DaveZ
Could not find the link to the ECU reprogramming...

Could not find the link to the ECU reprogramming on their site. You're having both the supercharger and the ECU done at the same time? Would be interested to see dyno results for the ECU alone.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By DaveZ
I've been running Dunlop M3's in OEM sizes on 18"...

I've been running Dunlop M3's in OEM sizes on 18" cheap ASA rims very successfully through the nasty white stuff.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,311
Posted By DaveZ
FWIW, my Curve connects perfectly to my Z4...

FWIW, my Curve connects perfectly to my Z4 MRoadster. I'm also not using a cradle and do not have satnav. There's been lots of threads on BMW pairing instructions being wrong for the Z4M's. You might...
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