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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By Vladi
I checked the doors - they were not warped at...

I checked the doors - they were not warped at all. So if the problem was coming from there, it must have been the gaskets. Unfortunately BMW don't sell the gasket only. And the doors' price was not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By Vladi
This is only true for bi-xenon lights though.

This is only true for bi-xenon lights though.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Vladi
Great news! But keep an eye on it for a while -...

Great news! But keep an eye on it for a while - damaged cap might mean damaged thread/bayonet of the expansion tank. So a new cap in this case does not solve the problem.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Vladi
1) What's the level of coolant in the expansion...

1) What's the level of coolant in the expansion tank?

2) If you have a temperature gauge on the instrument cluster (not sure if the other models have it, the Z4 M does not, it has only an oil...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Vladi
That's what I found about towing an LSD: ...

That's what I found about towing an LSD:

"The car with the VWM LSD can't be towed using the A-Frame, we tried it!

The Golf just wants to go straight, resulting in trying to steer the tow...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Vladi
Hm, what's the problem with LSD and towing? The...

Hm, what's the problem with LSD and towing? The sheer pump...?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-06-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Vladi
Towing a manual transmission in neutral...

Towing a manual transmission in neutral diminishes the lubrication in it since only the driven shaft is turning by the wheels. The gears stay stationary. Hence the splash-lubrication (on which the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Vladi
Towing with the rear wheels in contact with the...

Towing with the rear wheels in contact with the road may damage your gearbox if done for long trips and/or high speeds. I would recommend a flat-bed.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By Vladi
Exactly the main reason for which I have dived in...

Exactly the main reason for which I have dived in the matter! Even exactly the same features that I wanted to activate! :)

Plus the added value of being able to diagnose a lot of faults and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Vladi
The illumination stops once the key is turned to...

The illumination stops once the key is turned to zero. At any other position the illumination is on no matter if the lights are on or off.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Vladi
No, they don't.

No, they don't.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-02-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By Vladi
First, you need the right cable. Not all OBDII...

First, you need the right cable. Not all OBDII cables sold are compatible (pin-out) with the CAN-bus of a Z4. You must buy one that clearly states something of the sort "INPA compatible". They are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-02-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Vladi
What does "Lights on the light switch" mean? You...

What does "Lights on the light switch" mean? You mean the illumination of the lights knob?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-30-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,454
Posted By Vladi
Yes, it does. D2S is a HID bulb for spherical...

Yes, it does. D2S is a HID bulb for spherical lens lights (hence the "S" in the end) and D2R is a HID bulb for reflector lighs (hence the "R" in the end). Both are the same but D2R has a small...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By Vladi
Thank you Bob, hope such writeups help the...

Thank you Bob, hope such writeups help the community.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,346
Posted By Vladi
Hi Mikey, Yeah, I suspected the gaskets as...

Hi Mikey,

Yeah, I suspected the gaskets as the primary suspect. However, I never managed to find the traces of water leaking into the ballasts. That's why I decided to seal every possible weak...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Vladi
Code reading is the best way to diagnose the...

Code reading is the best way to diagnose the problem. However, have a look at the fuses - it's easy enough.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By Vladi
Oh, my, that's quite a great family! :) Gorgeous!...

Oh, my, that's quite a great family! :) Gorgeous!

I really like "old school" convertibles with fabric top. Less practical and way less safe than solid tops still... :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By Vladi
Yep, initially I thought it would look too...

Yep, initially I thought it would look too "flashy" but, luckily, it's "Imola red" so a bit more discreet but still gorgeous :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Vladi
Excellent remark!

Excellent remark!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By Vladi
And there's mine... :) ...

And there's mine... :)

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Vladi
Actually, I had similar problem (although by far...

Actually, I had similar problem (although by far not the same) some weeks ago. Check this topic out: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=760611
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Vladi
Hi, First thing to do is rule-out bad...

Hi,

First thing to do is rule-out bad battery. Best way is to use a friend's car with cables or a starter-kit (I call them defibrillators) If you have no access to those, put the ignition to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,165
Posted By Vladi
Believe it or not, my most expensive and painful...

Believe it or not, my most expensive and painful car repairs so far were associated with water intake from various places. On my Z4M Roadster it was the classics - top drive motor killed by water....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Vladi
Well, after the post of Shipkiller I have nothing...

Well, after the post of Shipkiller I have nothing to add :)
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