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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By DaveZ
Okay, I had the rear up on race ramps the other...

Okay, I had the rear up on race ramps the other evening after work. Tried to look around with telescoping mirror and flashlights but couldn't find anything. Figured that if the front sensor was so...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By DaveZ
So I have been having problems also (ie. simply...

So I have been having problems also (ie. simply doesn't work any more, almost exact same symptoms as the OP) with auto-leveling on my '06 MRoadster. The sensor diagram for the M is the same as above...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By DaveZ
Improved Trunk Lighting

Got this idea from over on ZPost to improve on the stock trunk light that gets blocked if you put anything larger than a peanut in the trunk. Basically taking a 100cm weatherproof LED strip with...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-11-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By DaveZ
Well, I have been using Roadster Solutions clear...

Well, I have been using Roadster Solutions clear lexan wind blocker for 8+ years and have been really happy: http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page137.html. Just occasional polish / cleaning with...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By DaveZ
Loving my smartTop Controller

I hemmed and hawed at the price of this, but summer was wearing on and I've just gotten so sick and tired of having to sit still while pressing the console or key fob button for what seems an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By DaveZ
Instead of the $400+ mirror w/universal remote, I...

Instead of the $400+ mirror w/universal remote, I installed a homelink module that I bought off ebay for $35: http://www.zeleznik-klein.com/z4/fixit/homelink/index.html
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By DaveZ
I have been using the Z4 proclip mount for my...

I have been using the Z4 proclip mount for my Garmin(s) for many years. The only issue has been as the GPS's have gotten bigger and heavier (3.5" -> 5" screens) I find the vibration transmitted...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
I've done the bulb replacement so many times now...

I've done the bulb replacement so many times now that I no longer had to remove the tires this time. Was able to do it completely by feel and using a lighted inspection mirror with the wheel turned...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
The pair of Cree XBD x10 BA9S bulbs I ordered...

The pair of Cree XBD x10 BA9S bulbs I ordered from China off EBay arrived yesterday. Turns out I had to file down the center contacts by about 1mm, maybe less, in order to insert them into the socket...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By DaveZ
LeatherZ LED License Plate Lights

I know that I could probably just swap out the bulbs, but one of my license plate light assemblies was intermittent so I went with LeatherZ's LED license plate lights....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
No, not yet and it will be at least another 2...

No, not yet and it will be at least another 2 weeks.. Got my K+DCAN cable in the mail yesterday, but Z4M went in this morning to indie body shop for a week of repair. Big divot in windshield and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
Yeah, definitely a different headlight...

Yeah, definitely a different headlight configuration than here in the USA. The outer lamp here is true bi-xenon, it is both the high and low beam. The inner lamp is actually just a dummy placeholder...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
enzed, you are way ahead of me. I had the DRLs...

enzed, you are way ahead of me. I had the DRLs enabled by the dealer when I took delivery back in 2006. I have never done coding myself and my cable is still a couple of days away. In the meantime, I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
Here's my writeup and some factory vs. LED...

Here's my writeup and some factory vs. LED comparison photos: http://www.zeleznik-klein.com/z4/fixit/drl/index.html.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
No worries, DRLs are the same for M's and...

No worries, DRLs are the same for M's and non-M's. They are enabled by default depending on geography, in the USA they were disabled by default. Have no idea for NZ, but it is only a matter of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
The DRL's are the inner halos:...

The DRL's are the inner halos: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2965458&postcount=27. The M's don't have fogs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By DaveZ
If these are the ones you're referring to:...

If these are the ones you're referring to: http://www.amazon.com/Power-6500K-Xenon-White-Marker/dp/B00K0FNB2Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1405020776&sr=8-3 then I don't see how they will fit into the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By DaveZ
Yeah, the DRL socket with bulb is sold as a unit...

Yeah, the DRL socket with bulb is sold as a unit under that part #, but you can find the assembly cheaper online. However, it is really very very easy and all of 2 minutes to make two small notches...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By DaveZ
Z4M Angel Eyes / DRL Bulb

Driver side DRL bulb is out on my 2006 Z4M Roadster and I've spent the better part of this past week searching for an error-free LED replacement for the dinky BA9s 10w bulb on this and other forums...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,345
Posted By DaveZ
CDV = Clutch Delay Valve or "clutch lock valve"...

CDV = Clutch Delay Valve or "clutch lock valve" in the parts list. Do a search here on CDV and you will turn up lots of info, it's been discussed here to death. Some people replace with a bored out...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,345
Posted By DaveZ
Congratulations! IMO, doing a CDV delete on the...

Congratulations! IMO, doing a CDV delete on the Z4M is mandatory. You'll find lots of threads here on it, do a search. Let's just say that for the first couple of months after taking delivery I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By DaveZ
Pinecone is absolutely correct. The bearings on...

Pinecone is absolutely correct. The bearings on my Z3's pump failed dramatically at 56K on the highway, took out the fan and the fan shroud. Luckily, no permanent damage to the radiator or the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-23-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By DaveZ
It is possible to check for play and looseness in...

It is possible to check for play and looseness in the cam gears by removing the valve cover. Although you need to remove the vanos to access the front of the cam bolts, it is not necessary to go that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By DaveZ
Yes. Tech said they'd only done a handful of S54...

Yes. Tech said they'd only done a handful of S54 vanos cam bolt repairs over the last several years. Mostly M3's and at least one of those was someone who had no overt symptoms but wanted it done...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By DaveZ
For the morbidly curious, here are my intake cam...

For the morbidly curious, here are my intake cam bolts. You can see that one was sheared off and the others were all in various stages of self-destruction. The exhaust cam bolts looked pristine, but...
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