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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-26-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By WestCDA
To the OP, if you do a search on Z4 dash removal,...

To the OP, if you do a search on Z4 dash removal, you'll find a wealth of info on removing it - this has been done and discussed many, many times on this and other Z4 forums.

The main dash piece...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By WestCDA
CTEK has accessory quick connectors available...

CTEK has accessory quick connectors available with various eyelet sizes (M6, M8, M10) so they can be bolted directly to the positive terminal block and a firewall ground under the hood (bonnet).
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,106
Posted By WestCDA
Good plan- once I've got the garage about three...

Good plan- once I've got the garage about three feet off the ground I'll slide some blocks under it, and should then have enough room to stack a couple of cars ... :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By WestCDA
I was close to a car battery that exploded when...

I was close to a car battery that exploded when someone disconnected a negative charging cable that was clamped directly to the battery. The negative connection sparked and lit hydrogen from the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-10-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By WestCDA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_Trace_Parkway

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_Trace_Parkway
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By WestCDA
There should be a tow hook (a large eyelet with a...

There should be a tow hook (a large eyelet with a screw thread) supplied with the car - check the trunk beside the battery. It screws in to a mounting hole in the front or rear bumper. If needed,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By WestCDA
Good call. Enjoy the new car - Spring will be...

Good call. Enjoy the new car - Spring will be here before you know it ... :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By WestCDA
Well worth the drive - drive up one day and make...

Well worth the drive - drive up one day and make a night of it with a hotel, so you don't have to do it all in one day.

There isn't a lot of ground clearance, but you can flatten the ramp angle...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-27-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By WestCDA
Those are performance summer tires - they have...

Those are performance summer tires - they have virtually no traction at all on snow or ice, and even on bare pavement are very poor at low temperatures. Don't do it - trailer it or bring it home on...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,963
Posted By WestCDA
That is beyond the point of being funny - that is...

That is beyond the point of being funny - that is borderline criminal. If I received a quote like that I'd be investigating what options were available to have the dealer held accountable. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By WestCDA
Just a note for those checking in ... this was...

Just a note for those checking in ... this was originally posted over a year ago ... :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By WestCDA
Sounds like a great car! I'm in an area where...

Sounds like a great car! I'm in an area where the roads are salted as well, but I park my car over the winter until they've cleaned the mess up in the spring. :)

Magnesium-chloride and sodium...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By WestCDA
The battery is sealed and vented to the outside...

The battery is sealed and vented to the outside of the car via a tube, so hydrogen gas and electrolyte won't be released into the trunk cavity. The powder is the residue left behind from the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By WestCDA
Yes, it just clips into place. If you look...

Yes, it just clips into place. If you look closely at the left side of the cover you'll see the plastic arms that slide over protruding tangs. You can lever those off with a small flathead...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By WestCDA
Remove the plastic case below the positive...

Remove the plastic case below the positive terminal in the middle of the firewall - you can then loosen a nut and connect directly to a positive wiring connection there. CTEK sells a connector with...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By WestCDA
TireRack brings up a listing of 255 rears for...

TireRack brings up a listing of 255 rears for 18s, and 245 for 17s, when staggered. The 2006 manual for my si shows 255 rears for both 17 and 18s (with 225 fronts). Mine are 18s, and I don't see...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By WestCDA
All cars have the wiring for an alarm. The...

All cars have the wiring for an alarm. The actual alarm components consist of that hood switch, a siren/tilt sensor unit, and a motion sensor (for the roadsters). If you want to see where the parts...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By WestCDA
You'll notice that the alarm section of the...

You'll notice that the alarm section of the manual has an asterisk beside it, which shows that it is an optional feature. I don't have any production numbers to back it up, but based on postings by...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By WestCDA
You asked for someone to tell you specifically...

You asked for someone to tell you specifically what to buy - which is impossible without knowing more details about what you have on your particular car, and what part of it actually failed.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By WestCDA
My car makes very similar sounds when it reaches...

My car makes very similar sounds when it reaches fully open or fully closed - does yours not change in pitch at all when the roof reaches the fully retracted position? If the noise is markedly...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By WestCDA
I've never had one apart, but I'd be very...

I've never had one apart, but I'd be very surprised if that pump did not have an integral relief valve - pretty well all hydraulic circuits do. When the pump is turning, it needs to move fluid - and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By WestCDA
Read up on how a hydraulic circuit works. When...

Read up on how a hydraulic circuit works. When the top reaches the windshield top rail, the pump continues to run to maintain pressure so the electric latches can secure it - but the rams cannot...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By WestCDA
Sounds normal to me - mine has always changed...

Sounds normal to me - mine has always changed pitch like that once the roof presses up against the windshield header. It sounds like a typical hydraulic system bypassing when it reaches a stop -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By WestCDA
IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with...

IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with a stubby, it just unscrewed from the base on top of the fender - nothing had to be disconnected underneath.

The radio does not require any codes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By WestCDA
Wink I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in...

I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in traffic with a manual transmission is some kind of burden or onerous task. Unless the car has some kind of racing (high release pressure) clutch or the...
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