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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
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: 324
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: 15
Views: 345
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,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
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: 296
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: 278
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: 314
Posted By shipkiller
Does this help?

Does this help?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By shipkiller
^ This......:thumbup:

^ This......:thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
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: 585
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: 28
Views: 779
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: 585
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: 1,544
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: 629
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: 629
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: 1,544
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: 1,544
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: 1,544
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: 1,544
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: 1,544
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: 486
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: 590
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: 230
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: 590
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.
...
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