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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By WestCDA
I don't think there is any way to be sure, other...

I don't think there is any way to be sure, other than to check if you still have the original retainer to see whether it's for the H5 or H6. My 06 SI was built Feb 2006, and originally came with the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By WestCDA
The cars came with either an H5 or an H6 - the H6...

The cars came with either an H5 or an H6 - the H6 is wider, heavier and higher capacity. There is a plastic slide in battery retainer at the bottom right side of the battery well that clamps/secures...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By WestCDA
Not correct - the E85 uses a diversity antenna...

Not correct - the E85 uses a diversity antenna system, which incorporates both the fender and bumper antennas for FM reception. Replacing the rod antenna with a shorty can degrade AM and/or FM...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By WestCDA
No it doesn't, which is to be expected - a...

No it doesn't, which is to be expected - a shorter antenna is a cosmetic upgrade, and there is a performance trade-off. In the city for me it works just fine, on the highway it will lose signal...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-22-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By WestCDA
The seats are not sold by BMW as an assembly, so...

The seats are not sold by BMW as an assembly, so the only option for 'new' would be to purchase the all the parts and build them up - a ridiculously expensive proposition.

OP - try updating your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By WestCDA
Glad you found it interesting, Enzed4. My work...

Glad you found it interesting, Enzed4. My work often involves optimization of Wi-Fi signals inside very large industrial plants, and I too know that bodies of liquid (such as large chemical storage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By WestCDA
It works even better with a jug of water, than...

It works even better with a jug of water, than using your head alone. You can take up your argument with professor Boley if you have another theory. :)

As he says in the video, 'Do the damned...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By WestCDA
I have the same Specdock iPhone mount, but...

I have the same Specdock iPhone mount, but connected to a Mediabridge. The phone plays and is charged through the dock connector by the Mediabridge, the same as if it was plugged in to USB power. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By WestCDA
noun, plural antennas for 1, antennae ...

noun, plural antennas for 1, antennae [an-ten-ee] (Show IPA), for 2.

1. a conductor by which electromagnetic waves are sent out or received, consisting commonly of a wire or set of wires;...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By WestCDA
No. Neither will other relatively weak field...

No. Neither will other relatively weak field electromagnetic devices that are probably used close to your head for longer periods of time- like cell phones, headphones, digital cameras, etc.

If...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By WestCDA
The 'key to chin' trick works because it is...

The 'key to chin' trick works because it is making using of your fluid filled noggin to create a larger radiating antennae. It's not the orientation of the key - holding the key in various positions...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 696
Posted By WestCDA
'Pleasure' use means the car is driven a lot less...

'Pleasure' use means the car is driven a lot less than a daily commuter - insurance should be considerably less, not more.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By WestCDA
Try google - lots of posts on different forums. ...

Try google - lots of posts on different forums. Looks like you might be able to get access from behind the bumper. Good luck ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By WestCDA
I ordered the full alarm kit from Tischer, and...

I ordered the full alarm kit from Tischer, and they told me at the time that I needed the mirror covers, even though I couldn't see anything 'missing' on my existing mirror and they were never...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By WestCDA
Looks like a flat plastic oval with a couple of...

Looks like a flat plastic oval with a couple of holes drilled in it. I haven't looked at the Z4 mounting, but if something similar would work it looks like a pretty simple DIY. BTW, I am tall also...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-26-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
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).
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,241
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
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, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
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, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
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, 02:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,461
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. ...
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