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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-31-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By shipkiller
The issue with the engine mounting bolts are only...

The issue with the engine mounting bolts are only on the Z4M vehicles and is covered by SIB 220109 .
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By shipkiller
Is this a normal Z4 or a Z4M???? It makes...

Is this a normal Z4 or a Z4M????

It makes a difference..
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By shipkiller
The old sensors do NOT need to be replaced.... ...

The old sensors do NOT need to be replaced.... just because.

If you believe that, then you do not understand just how they work.. They are a very simple device that when worn down to the bare...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-08-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By shipkiller
The BMW technical documentation is/are...

The BMW technical documentation is/are essentially all the same. It is the 'real repair' manual. It presupposes that you are an experienced tech/mechanic.

The WDS DOES give you wire colors and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By shipkiller
With the WDS, it is not strictly a OS issue. It...

With the WDS, it is not strictly a OS issue. It is one of an IE issue. IE9 worked fine because you could install the SVGView imaging component, IE9 would use it and the WDS was happy. In IE 10,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-29-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By shipkiller
Vladi is correct. But be advised, the WDS...

Vladi is correct.

But be advised, the WDS will not run on IE 9 or above. I will not go into the reasons.
The TIS may not run (there is an install program) on Win7 or above.

I run both of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-22-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By shipkiller
You are partially correct. The EWS and the DME...

You are partially correct. The EWS and the DME are two different systems and do different things.

The EWS is part of the security system and will not let your car start unless it receives the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By shipkiller
Your air bag light came on because it found a...

Your air bag light came on because it found a fault during the startup/diagnostic phase of vehicle start. It will stay on until it is manually reset. This is a safety and liability issue. Most...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By shipkiller
The seat belt light is actuated or extinguished...

The seat belt light is actuated or extinguished via the Hall Effect sensor in the Seat Belt Tensioner arm. This is a known issue with ALL BMW's.
"Sometimes" you can clean the sensor and it will...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-02-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By shipkiller
One thing that is really odd. Searching...

One thing that is really odd.

Searching through the entire WDS (electrical diagrams) there is a signal for washer level, but it is not in any schematic, no matter the year or chassis level.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By shipkiller
BMW's recommendation is 15k (absurd), so the...

BMW's recommendation is 15k (absurd), so the system will reset to 15K.

Non-///M's are based on mileage.
///M's are (as dkl states) are based on fuel burned, which happens to be 660gals. Which...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By shipkiller
If you used your VIN in RealOEM, and it is...

If you used your VIN in RealOEM, and it is ghosted out, then yes, YOU do not have that option. It is very uncommon and I do not know why.... my 'basic' 2003 has this installed and so does my 2008...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-30-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By shipkiller
///M's do have a washer level sensor. At least...

///M's do have a washer level sensor. At least everyone I have seen....

I would have a very hard time believing that the top of the line ///M's and Si's do not have one either.

After doing a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By shipkiller
It would be cheaper to just by an ///M than do...

It would be cheaper to just by an ///M than do the swap.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-11-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By shipkiller
The Coupe has the same basic chassis as the...

The Coupe has the same basic chassis as the Roadster. The ONLY thing changed, that adds the extra rigidity, is the solid roof.

Overkill?

That is definitely an over simplification.

My...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-11-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By shipkiller
No truer words have been spoken....

No truer words have been spoken....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By shipkiller
BMW head units do not do K-bus 'emulation'. They...

BMW head units do not do K-bus 'emulation'. They have actual K-bus interfaces.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By shipkiller
If you are using the Pioneer DEH X4700BT, then...

If you are using the Pioneer DEH X4700BT, then that is your issue.

You cannot just replace your head unit. The BMW head unit actually controls and turns on the amplifier via a digital signal on...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By shipkiller
If you look at the Truedelta statistics for the...

If you look at the Truedelta statistics for the E85 chassis, the best for reliability (fewest repairs per 100) is the 2007 with 26. The next is the 2003 with 31. The 2004 (small sample size) had the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By shipkiller
NOTE: Before you leave the store where you...

NOTE:

Before you leave the store where you purchase the O2 sensors (I bought mine at AdvancedAuto), make sure you mark which one is for Bank 1 (B1) and which one is for Bank 2 (B2). They are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By shipkiller
Veteran BMW owners do not expect reliability like...

Veteran BMW owners do not expect reliability like Honda or Toyota. For the most part, CORE drivetrain components of BMW's will actually last longer (with some exceptions) than Honda or Toyota. Its...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-02-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,832
Posted By shipkiller
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=842354&highlight=

You just need an O2 sensor socket.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,832
Posted By shipkiller
Food for thought. On a non-///M car, if you are...

Food for thought.
On a non-///M car, if you are getting less than +27(ish) MPG (highway) and you have not thrown a CEL lamp, then I would be willing to bet you have two upstream (B1S1 & B2S1) O2...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By shipkiller
You would be incorrect in that assumption. I...

You would be incorrect in that assumption.

I personally know several individuals that have over 250K on their Z4's....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-30-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,902
Posted By shipkiller
Sensitive? No, I am not. Actually, buy...

Sensitive? No, I am not.

Actually, buy the tone of your posts, I you are. You obviously do not understand why and how a manufacture chooses what vehicles are included in a recall, and since...
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