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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By shipkiller
"Premium Batteries"???? Did the store have...

"Premium Batteries"????

Did the store have a battery recommended for your car but it was not "premium"?

Additionally, just for clarity sake, there was no 2002 model Z4. The model years were...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By shipkiller
In the Passenger seat area. It might be just...

In the Passenger seat area. It might be just under the center console on the passenger seat side.

I will have to check my documentation.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By shipkiller
The controls are digital and run on the 'K' bus. ...

The controls are digital and run on the 'K' bus. You have the port for the Aux input, you just do not have the Aux connector. You can buy one on line and install it yourself. It connects to the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By shipkiller
A vessel is constantly grounded.

A vessel is constantly grounded.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By shipkiller
Like sitting in your kitchen.... dry

Like sitting in your kitchen.... dry
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By shipkiller
I suspect that if the voltage drops below the...

I suspect that if the voltage drops below the setpoint the module needs to operate (assume 9.5V) the circuit does not function, so no monitoring is performed.
This is what I THINK is happening. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-22-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 51,767
Posted By shipkiller
No, his terminology is a little off. What I ...

No, his terminology is a little off. What I suspect he is talking about is the hydraulic power cylinders (they can also sometimes be called motors). Along with the electro/mechanical motorpump...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-22-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 63,277
Posted By shipkiller
No, his terminology is a little off. What I...

No, his terminology is a little off. What I suspect he is talking about is the hydraulic power cylinders (they can also sometimes be called motors). Along with the electro/mechanical motorpump you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-22-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By shipkiller
As an Electrical Engineer, and Submarine Field...

As an Electrical Engineer, and Submarine Field Service Engineer, I agree. BUT............

Since most people have a habit of of using WAY TOO MUCH, it can interfere with a connection, adding...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By shipkiller
Dielectric grease is a non-conductive. Being...

Dielectric grease is a non-conductive. Being non-conductive, it does not enhance the flow of electrical current.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,317
Posted By shipkiller
I really think you should sell the car and go...

I really think you should sell the car and go back to your safe zone… Honda, Toyota, Ford….<O:p

While I understand your frustration, based on your childish rant, I believe you should have never...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By shipkiller
Everyone need to back away just a bit. While...

Everyone need to back away just a bit.

While the initial Z4's did not have this functionality built into the car, unless specific hardware is needed, it is all just a function of the software....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,037
Posted By shipkiller
Yes, I took the site down three years ago.

Yes,
I took the site down three years ago.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By shipkiller
The alarm was an option. All the early cars had...

The alarm was an option. All the early cars had a complete wiring harness. If you can find the alarm kit, (about $50.00), it comes with a siren, hood switch and for the Roadsters, an additional ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By shipkiller
Correct. The older connector uses what is...

Correct.

The older connector uses what is called 'rear release' for the connector pins. The new connector uses a 'front release'.

I was tying to be very simple.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-03-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By shipkiller
They are not 'holes'. What you have is a four pin...

They are not 'holes'. What you have is a four pin and a two pin connector. Sorry, but terminology is important.

Obviously, BMW made a change. According the WDS, that change happened in Aug of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-28-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
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: 422
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: 261
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: 289
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: 466
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, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
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: 1,068
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: 615
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: 753
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...
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