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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By WestCDA
Compare it to the passenger side - are the gaps...

Compare it to the passenger side - are the gaps and panel alignment different? Could be simply misalignment of the door and/or strike plate, or could also be due (hopefully not) to improperly...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,576
Posted By WestCDA
I've had my battery disconnected for weeks at a...

I've had my battery disconnected for weeks at a time, when doing things like changing the seats, doing multimedia wiring, etc. Never had a problem when reconnecting the battery - I reset the time...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By WestCDA
And while you are at it, make sure neither of the...

And while you are at it, make sure neither of the seatbelt pre-tensioners have fired on your 'new' seats. That is not uncommon, as a lot of seats make their way onto the market from accident cars. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By WestCDA
You're getting the warning because the late model...

You're getting the warning because the late model seat sensor is not electrically compatible with your car. I don't think anything changed on the connectors. To confirm, look at your old seat -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By WestCDA
It's always a good idea to disconnect the battery...

It's always a good idea to disconnect the battery when working on the electrical system, especially when messing with wiring.

Disconnecting either battery cable will work as it breaks the circuit,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By WestCDA
The passenger seat squab is not normally broken...

The passenger seat squab is not normally broken down - if the seats are 'like for like' and this is just a cosmetic upgrade or color change, it could be a simple swap of the new bottom seat covering...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By WestCDA
The occupancy sensor in the passenger seat is...

The occupancy sensor in the passenger seat is different on the early cars, and the car wiring is not compatible with the sensor in the later seats. You can cannibalize your sensor from your existing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By WestCDA
You'll find that the stubby antenna replacement...

You'll find that the stubby antenna replacement is one of the more popular mods, primarily for looks rather than fitting under a cover - I did it for both. After installing it, I have no problems...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By WestCDA
I don't think it's a common as you think - I've...

I don't think it's a common as you think - I've never heard of anyone tearing off their fuel door before.

From your picture you've lost not only the metal fuel door, but also the plastic fuel door...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By WestCDA
You didn't say what specifically was broken, but...

You didn't say what specifically was broken, but you can buy a new fuel door (P/N 51177012740) from any number of online suppliers.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By WestCDA
If it's real chrome, strip the chrome off the...

If it's real chrome, strip the chrome off the metal and powder coat it. If it's plasti-chrome, abrade the surface to provide adhesion and paint. Good luck ... :)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By WestCDA
The recommendation is the same, but BMW has...

The recommendation is the same, but BMW has clarified what is meant by 'changed regularly'.

Z3, circa 1997:

However, since oil deteriorates over time regardless of use, even those who drive...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By WestCDA
From the maintenance section of the Z4 owner's...

From the maintenance section of the Z4 owner's manual, after explaining the 'time to service' mileage shown on the service interval display:

"Minimal use drivers, who drive fewer than about 6210...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Z4 Roadster (E85) Xenons won’t go off
Views: 530
Posted By WestCDA
Yes, every other Canuck has this setup - at least...

Yes, every other Canuck has this setup - at least on a Canadian spec car. The low beam Xenon is the DRL. The settings can be changed via coding, but the secondary 'Angel Eye' rings aren't bright...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-28-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Z4 Roadster (E85) Battery vent adapter
Views: 356
Posted By WestCDA
Check out the plastic hose fittings at a hardware...

Check out the plastic hose fittings at a hardware store - they've got all kinds of fittings, including right angle adaptors. I picked up plastic a male-to-male adapter to use for 1/4 vinyl tubing a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,466
Posted By WestCDA
After going through a Midget and two B's on the...

After going through a Midget and two B's on the wayward journey to my current car, I'd say that having driven any one of those marvels blessed with a Lucas electrical system grants you a lifetime...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By WestCDA
Not using the stock components. The Z4 Bluetooth...

Not using the stock components. The Z4 Bluetooth is telephony only - it does not support A2DP music streaming. You can add third party devices like a Mediabridge that will allow you to accomplish...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,466
Posted By WestCDA
Wow, it must be draining having to pick out the...

Wow, it must be draining having to pick out the 'M' cars in time, from the rest of the riff-raff in mere Z4s. You don't also have a Harley by any chance, do you? ;)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,466
Posted By WestCDA
The 'motorcycle wave' is whatever people want to...

The 'motorcycle wave' is whatever people want to make it - some do a full on overhand wave, some just fan their hand out underneath the bars, some just lift a couple fingers. I don't think there are...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,466
Posted By WestCDA
If I spot another convertible, I'll give them a...

If I spot another convertible, I'll give them a wave - I don't really care if they do it first (or respond for that matter). As I'm not waiting for anyone to initiate it, I don't really need any...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By WestCDA
Not without a third party device - the BMW HU and...

Not without a third party device - the BMW HU and the OEM Bluetooth phone hardware do not do Bluetooth wireless audio (A2DP).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-28-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By WestCDA
Stop by a glass shop - they have windshield...

Stop by a glass shop - they have windshield adhesives and can stick it back on for you. Might even do it at no charge as goodwill ... :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Z4 Roadster (E85) Electrical Gremlin?
Views: 376
Posted By WestCDA
It's in the owner's manual (Roadside Parking...

It's in the owner's manual (Roadside Parking Lamps). If you don't have one, you should download a copy and have a look through it. Lots of good information in there.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-09-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,630
Posted By WestCDA
Next time change the oil BEFORE storing it for...

Next time change the oil BEFORE storing it for the winter. Used oil, especially with that many miles on it, contains a lot of acids and contaminants that you do not want your engine basting in over...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By WestCDA
Don't hold your breath - the post is over 3 years...

Don't hold your breath - the post is over 3 years old ... :)
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