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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-20-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By Clearancediver
How recent is your alignment and was it done by a...

How recent is your alignment and was it done by a reputable shop? It going to make a difference... Apparently my 2004 Z3.0i calls for weight in the trunk as part of the alignment. Personally have it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Clearancediver
No disagreement with your statements.... and...

No disagreement with your statements.... and agree over torquing likely cause of bulging in most instances.

But can't disregard poor manufactured components either. Counterfeit/substandard...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Clearancediver
dc_wright... Don't disagree with your comment...

dc_wright... Don't disagree with your comment about dragging dry surfaces on o ring, nor your comment regarding thread surfaces being slightly oiled. But as you said wouldn't oil o ring... But lesser...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Clearancediver
The radio amp has temperature sensor(s)...

The radio amp has temperature sensor(s) according to the INPA software that I have. I'm presuming that it will shut off the amp if it over heats for some reason.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Clearancediver
That's a hose clamp sized for a radiator hose.......

That's a hose clamp sized for a radiator hose.... Right idea though....

Marine supply house has stainless steel ones and you can get them in the size required... and they aren't that expensive...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Clearancediver
Bulged every time.... And they were new o rings....

Bulged every time.... And they were new o rings. One thing I noticed was that they seemed to absorb oil and increase in thickness which made it bulge in my opinion. I seriously question the material...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Clearancediver
It's the design of the cap that's the real issue....

It's the design of the cap that's the real issue. I've always felt that the o ring was too big circumference wise which made it bulge easily. That said... If it bulges within 10-15 seconds it's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-15-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Clearancediver
I had same problem...3 o rings later despite...

I had same problem...3 o rings later despite torquing to proper spec etc. It's a poor design on the cap which has no recess to "capture" the o ring and hold it against bulging out. Actually putting...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Clearancediver
Correct way to get to the drain plugs is to...

Correct way to get to the drain plugs is to remove wheels and liner (3 bolts). Gives you the most room to work to then use some sort of vacuum attachment to "suck" out anything in the drain tube....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Clearancediver
BMW LLO1 oil is rated A3/B3 vice the North...

BMW LLO1 oil is rated A3/B3 vice the North American oil rating of A1/B1.... B3 rating means it has a higher shear rating ...

European specification oil is meant to be used in the BMW engine...
...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-02-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Clearancediver
Amp has a heat sensor for overheating... If it...

Amp has a heat sensor for overheating... If it does it will stop...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By Clearancediver
In the Top HIFI or HIFI Professional version of...

In the Top HIFI or HIFI Professional version of the 10 speaker system, the speakers in the speaker cavities behind the seats are subwoofers...as opposed to woofers which are installed in the HIFI...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Clearancediver
What he said...

What he said...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Clearancediver
Just got home and checked my spare amp.... 30 amp...

Just got home and checked my spare amp.... 30 amp fuze (green)....

Try it with that first. After that...... Not sure what the next step might be. But I would start to check wiring harness trim...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Clearancediver
Saw a post where they installed neoprene seat...

Saw a post where they installed neoprene seat covers.... Same material that's used in swimsuits. They actually looked real nice and the reviews were positive from the forum members who posted. Only...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By Clearancediver
Checked VIN decoder for your amp/speaker...

Checked VIN decoder for your amp/speaker combination.

You as you said, you have the 10 speaker HIFI Loudspeaker system... Which has the inexpensive amp at around $450 compared to my 10 speaker...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-25-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Clearancediver
It's almost certainly the amp... It's easy to...

It's almost certainly the amp... It's easy to remove the plug from the amp, you just have to remember that there is an "swing arm" on the plug that lifts on one end. It won't come out unless the arm...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Clearancediver
Doesn't necessarily have to be burnt out.... If...

Doesn't necessarily have to be burnt out.... If the bulb is failing it will trip the fault indicator.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Clearancediver
I have one rear tire that loses pressure...

I have one rear tire that loses pressure gradually for no apparent obvious reason. Annoying but just check pressures regularity ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Clearancediver
You do understand that the tire symbol came on...

You do understand that the tire symbol came on because it detected a pressure difference between tires. I hope you checked/inflated the tires before resetting.... If not you are potentially driving...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,035
Posted By Clearancediver
Make sure you do the oil change using euro spec...

Make sure you do the oil change using euro spec oil......and take another 4 liters with you as you don't know if the engine will burn oil or not. Getting euro spec oil on the road isn't exactly easy...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Clearancediver
Is the tab on the bottom of the lid...which...

Is the tab on the bottom of the lid...which pushes down the switch when closed broken off? If so many of us drill/screw in a small screw in its place.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Clearancediver
I googled Z4 electric fan issue.... Google is...

I googled Z4 electric fan issue.... Google is your friend.....[emoji4]

This is a post on the issue that you should read. Shipkillers site was taken down by him sometime ago, but there is some very...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-11-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Clearancediver
If you say power is getting to fan but it's not...

If you say power is getting to fan but it's not coming on....is that what you are stating???.. Then the electric fan motor would be suspect.

I'm old school on some things.... If you have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Clearancediver
What your site doesn't state/show is how the...

What your site doesn't state/show is how the deflector is attached to the car......
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