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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-28-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By shipkiller
Did you stay with OEM tweeters or go with an...

Did you stay with OEM tweeters or go with an aftermarket set?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By shipkiller
Ok, Whats with the series of numbers at the end...

Ok, Whats with the series of numbers at the end of your sentences?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-19-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By shipkiller
On the S54, the biggest offender for an oil leak...

On the S54, the biggest offender for an oil leak is the CPV valve located at the rear of the engine.
S54's are not noted for having valve cover or oil filter housing leaks...

From what you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By shipkiller
No, the head does NOT have to come off. ...

No, the head does NOT have to come off.

What causes the tab cracks/breakage is the drive holes that the tabs fit into are 1mm larger than what was on the S52 engine so there is 'hammering effect'...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By shipkiller
Redesigning the oil filter cartridge cap design...

Redesigning the oil filter cartridge cap design that has worked REALLY well for over 30 years is, in my mind a bit much.
Hydraulic system maintenance 'good practices' always mandate that an o-ring...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 185,921
Posted By shipkiller
Can I ask everyone a favor???? Can we not...

Can I ask everyone a favor????

Can we not ask specific questions and answers in this particular sub-forum???

This is for the DIY's and procedures people want to share. Lets not clutter it up...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By shipkiller
BG44K is the BEST 'in tank' fuel system treatment...

BG44K is the BEST 'in tank' fuel system treatment you can use. If I do not have a container of BG44K, I use Seafoam. Techron is a waist of money like most others.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By shipkiller
I understand your disappointment but I also...

I understand your disappointment but I also understand BMW's stance on this. BMW cannot find a 'smoking gun' to resolve your issue. If they did, I would be willing to bet this issue would already...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By shipkiller
Just a full floating, non drilled rotor for the...

Just a full floating, non drilled rotor for the track... That would be heaven.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By shipkiller
In all actuality, if you change your oil...

In all actuality, if you change your oil regularly and not at the 15K intervals BMW recommends, lets say 5000-7000 mile point, any good 'pure' synthetic motor oil will work just fine.

The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By shipkiller
^ THIS... :thumbup: Clearbra, the best money...

^ THIS... :thumbup:

Clearbra, the best money you can spend on protection.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-28-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By shipkiller
The Z4M uses the same braking system as the E46M3...

The Z4M uses the same braking system as the E46M3 CSL, not the normal E46M3.

The ATE rotors (OEM) are a bit pricy but worth it. You can get the Zimmermans for about $30 less per rotor. I use...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-28-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By shipkiller
The W number in an oils viscosity label does not...

The W number in an oils viscosity label does not relate to the WEIGHT of the oil. Never has. It specifies the viscosity flow rate in the temperature range in cold climates. Obviously, cold...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By shipkiller
M3 Sound Insulation issues.

My buddy had a 1995 M3 with 115K on the odometer.
He developed a rear main seal leak, this weekend, we pulled the transmission (that was a PITA) to allow access to replace the seal.

During this,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By shipkiller
Really????

Really????
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By shipkiller
So, in the long run, was it worth it to try to...

So, in the long run, was it worth it to try to save a few buck by purchasing something as critical as O2 sensors on Ebay, over just going to a auto parts store where you would have gotten the proper...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By shipkiller
dc_write is spot on.... I have been towing...

dc_write is spot on....

I have been towing things for over 35 years. Cars, boats etc, and even a house...

The closer that the ''total tow weight" gets to the weight of the 'tow vehicle',...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By shipkiller
Just to be clear, an car with a manual...

Just to be clear, an car with a manual transmission does not have a transmission cooler. That would be on an automatic transmission... Your manual is ducted for cooling air....

I seem to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By shipkiller
There are different part numbers for each sensor....

There are different part numbers for each sensor. If you get them at AutoZone or AdvanceAuto, make sure you mark the box's before you leave the store.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-11-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By shipkiller
Rear O2 sensors seldom go bad. Look at...

Rear O2 sensors seldom go bad.

Look at RealOEM.com to determine your part numbers.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-07-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By shipkiller
I agree with Twixboy. If you determine that you...

I agree with Twixboy. If you determine that you really are getting poor fuel mileage, then you can do the normal/obvious stuff, like a new air cleaner, using good quality fuel etc...

One thing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By shipkiller
No, you did not miss anything. The...

No, you did not miss anything.

The original OP asked specifically about an air intake.

Anything else you thought you read, you brought with you.

If you are more interested on an exhaust...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By shipkiller
The fender antenna is a AM only antenna. The FM...

The fender antenna is a AM only antenna. The FM antenna is located inside, along the rear bumper cover.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By shipkiller
A Vladi says, bleeding or flushing the brakes is...

A Vladi says, bleeding or flushing the brakes is not required. BUT

The normal maintenance on a BMW (or any car for that matter) is to flush the system every two years.
This makes great...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-20-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 745
Posted By shipkiller
One thing that the oil impregnated filter crowd...

One thing that the oil impregnated filter crowd (think K&N) do not talk about much, is that when you go with an oiled air filter, you will get better filtration but only for the first 1000 miles,...
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