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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,120
Posted By shipkiller
I already sent the files. For anyone else...

I already sent the files.

For anyone else reading this tread.
For SECURITY sake, DO NOT post your email address in an open forum...

This is common sense people....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By shipkiller
More information for you to look at, directly out...

More information for you to look at, directly out of the WDS:

Electronic Vehicle Immobilisation System EWS 3.3
The EWS 3.3 serves as an antitheft alarm system and enables the start of BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By shipkiller
Well, there you go using 'common sense'. ...

Well, there you go using 'common sense'. Common Sense is not so Common.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By shipkiller
RaceWerks on London Bridge Rd. Really close...

RaceWerks on London Bridge Rd.

Really close to Oceana.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By shipkiller
Rear differential oil.

Rear differential oil.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By shipkiller
I usually have two alignments performed a year. ...

I usually have two alignments performed a year. I have the alignment sheets for every alignment I have had performed since I bought the car.
Looking at past sheets allowed my to figure out that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By shipkiller
Spec......... Big word, lots of meanings. ...

Spec.........

Big word, lots of meanings.

The "spec" from BMW is for the average car, driven not very hard, wants long lasting tires and is the ave driver. For most people, including most...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By shipkiller
To keep from scratching the fender you need to...

To keep from scratching the fender you need to remove the entire assembly.

Pull the trim, inside just underneath the antenna.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By shipkiller
I think you may be incorrect.<O:p</O:p Both of...

I think you may be incorrect.<O:p</O:p
Both of my Z4's are phone ready and I can remove the antenna stalk, leaving just the base. One is a 2003 and one is a 2008. There is no difference in antenna...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By shipkiller
Rgr that. You would be surprised what kind...

Rgr that.

You would be surprised what kind or errors the dealers make... many dealers thought the Z4M used 5W30, since they had never seen one in the flesh.. or overfill the S54.

If you find a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By shipkiller
I, personally, would go to your local shop. ...

I, personally, would go to your local shop.

On a street driven car, you will not feel any difference by not putting weight in the car. A track car would be different.

Tires are not going to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By shipkiller
While I do not own a N52 engine, a quick Google...

While I do not own a N52 engine, a quick Google search leads me to believe that your dealer is FUBR in this regard. What I have read is that the N52 should be using 5W30.
What does the sticker in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By shipkiller
Here are the schematics...

Here are the schematics...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By shipkiller
The EWS module energizes the power relay to the...

The EWS module energizes the power relay to the starter...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 524
Posted By shipkiller
Most BMW 'suitable substitutes' are for short...

Most BMW 'suitable substitutes' are for short term use only.

Castrol 10W60.. is the only BMW approved oil for the S54.

Do not worry about cold starting. BMW designed the car to operate in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By shipkiller
The immobilizer would NOT let the starter...

The immobilizer would NOT let the starter crank....

From the symptoms you wrote, I would suspect the ignition switch. All of the contacts in the switch do not seem to me making the connection,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By shipkiller
As stated in your other post on another forum.......

As stated in your other post on another forum....
I still am thinking you have a GM5 module issue. The relays internal to the module do fail on occasion.

You may want to contact these guys...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By shipkiller
I'll post the SIB when I get home from work. ...

I'll post the SIB when I get home from work. It's only for the Z4M's anyway.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By shipkiller
The mount bolts that are the most problematic are...

The mount bolts that are the most problematic are the right side ones. If they break, then the engine tilts and makes some funny noises. The bolts do not initially break. They back out (loosen)...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By shipkiller
what???

what???
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By shipkiller
There is no service manual because according to...

There is no service manual because according to BMW, you are supposed to replace the transmission, not repair it...

For the most part, you are on your own... you might want to contact some BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By shipkiller
If it really is a hydraulic fluid leak, then the...

If it really is a hydraulic fluid leak, then the top must come out of the car.
The most likely suspect is one (or both) of the hydraulic power cylinders has issues. It is very unlikely (but not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By shipkiller
That means the rear micro-switch was not made.....

That means the rear micro-switch was not made.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By shipkiller
The rear micro-switch only keeps the top from...

The rear micro-switch only keeps the top from OPENING.
You can test this three ways

1. Manually unlock the top using the ‘emergency opening’ procedures located in your owner’s manual or located...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-09-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By shipkiller
Yes,<O:p Use a hose and siphon out the...

Yes,<O:p
Use a hose and siphon out the remaining fuel into a suitable container and measure… <O:p

And I am not trying to be a smarta$$......<O:p
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