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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By shipkiller
I know you are disgruntled because of all the...

I know you are disgruntled because of all the issues, but this relocation appears to be a lot of work and expense.

A two dollar tube of RTV to seal the motor housing and 99.5% of the time the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By shipkiller
Once a year there is talk about moving the motor...

Once a year there is talk about moving the motor to the trunk. To my knowledge it has only been accomplished in Germany, once or twice.

The only lousy design is how the housing is sealed... It...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By shipkiller
Those are high failure items if you slam your...

Those are high failure items if you slam your hood down. They usually break on the bottom end of the ejector....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By shipkiller
Does this help?

Does this help?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By shipkiller
^ This......:thumbup:

^ This......:thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By shipkiller
I have the premium sound package (with Aux input)...

I have the premium sound package (with Aux input) and the bluetooth option. The bluetooth option in the Z4 sucks. It works but the sound on the other end had much to be desired....

You may...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By shipkiller
You are correct, but it all comes down to the...

You are correct, but it all comes down to the chassis/engine/gearing and suspension setup.
Your average car has less than one (1) degree of camber. BMW's usually have one (1) to -1.4 degrees of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By shipkiller
If you are going to replace the head unit, you...

If you are going to replace the head unit, you also have to replace the amplifier as well, since it is switch on and controlled by the head unit though the 'K'-bus.
Also, if you have the Carver...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By shipkiller
When you talk 'Performance' in this venue, you...

When you talk 'Performance' in this venue, you are talking about two distinctly different areas.

dc_wright is correct when he talks about 'handling performance' when going to a higher sidewall,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,520
Posted By shipkiller
Checking the fluid level. See attached

Checking the fluid level. See attached
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By shipkiller
I have both spray cans and a quart can. I use...

I have both spray cans and a quart can. I use the quart can more than the spray can.... I put some on a blue disposable shop towel (they are better than standard kitchen paper towels) and do the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By shipkiller
3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover... It is...

3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover... It is very strong and will NOT damage the clear coat or paint.

Sometimes hard to find. It comes in spray cans, one (1) quart or one (1) gallon cans.

It...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,520
Posted By shipkiller
The locking mechanizium is not mandatory for...

The locking mechanizium is not mandatory for driving the car. In fact it was deleted in later years as not necessary.

First, get the assembly aligned. This is the first step.

What I think...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,520
Posted By shipkiller
A kinked hydraulic line is possible but rather...

A kinked hydraulic line is possible but rather unlikely.

I am going to assume that there are no error lights flashing......

How many times did you attempt to move the top?
The system is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-02-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,520
Posted By shipkiller
Its just a standard microswitch. Nothing fancy....

Its just a standard microswitch. Nothing fancy. Make sure the 'arm' has not fallen off the switch.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,520
Posted By shipkiller
My first thought that is was the rear...

My first thought that is was the rear microswitch.... and yes, it really is called the 'Compartment Shelf', or shelf.

Check the microswitch. The shelf might not be sitting properly to activate...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,520
Posted By shipkiller
The motor casing itself is perforated, letting...

The motor casing itself is perforated, letting water into the motor controller and armature . With what dc_write said and allowing that the motor housing is NOT sealed from water entry is the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By shipkiller
The car has four different bus's that all modules...

The car has four different bus's that all modules communicate on. These bus's are the K-Bus, Byteflight (Safety/AirBag), PT-CAN (CAN) and ODB-II.
With the exception of the ODB-II which connects to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-26-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By shipkiller
To add some data to the argument. The...

To add some data to the argument.

The chassis stiffness for the E92 Coupe' is approx. 14,400 Nm/degree of deflection. The chassis stiffness for the E86 is 32,000 Nm/degree of deflection.
If you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-26-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By shipkiller
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DU93...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DU93&mospid=49424&btnr=61_2017&hg=61&fg=10
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-26-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By shipkiller
As a person with both a Roadster and a MC, I...

As a person with both a Roadster and a MC, I would say this...

Unless you are tracking your Coupe', save your money. You would not feel/know the difference with a strut bar installed unless you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By shipkiller
DSC/ABS calibration is not all that is needed. ...

DSC/ABS calibration is not all that is needed. The new DSC unit has to be 'coded' to the car. The means any car specific parameters that the specific chassis needs has to be programed.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By shipkiller
Driving the car without the module connected has...

Driving the car without the module connected has me more worried about spurious signals introduced on the K-bus (I-bus in earlier modules) and PT-CAN bus (Powertrain bus). These two bus's are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By shipkiller
Something you all are not thinking about. ...

Something you all are not thinking about.

Once you remove the module, you REALLY, DO NOT, want to drive the car. To pay someone to remove the module, are they going to come to your home to do the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By shipkiller
Removal is a snap. Three connectors and two...

Removal is a snap. Three connectors and two screws.
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