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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,996
Posted By WestCDA
That is beyond the point of being funny - that is...

That is beyond the point of being funny - that is borderline criminal. If I received a quote like that I'd be investigating what options were available to have the dealer held accountable. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By WestCDA
Just a note for those checking in ... this was...

Just a note for those checking in ... this was originally posted over a year ago ... :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-10-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By WestCDA
Sounds like a great car! I'm in an area where...

Sounds like a great car! I'm in an area where the roads are salted as well, but I park my car over the winter until they've cleaned the mess up in the spring. :)

Magnesium-chloride and sodium...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By WestCDA
The battery is sealed and vented to the outside...

The battery is sealed and vented to the outside of the car via a tube, so hydrogen gas and electrolyte won't be released into the trunk cavity. The powder is the residue left behind from the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By WestCDA
Yes, it just clips into place. If you look...

Yes, it just clips into place. If you look closely at the left side of the cover you'll see the plastic arms that slide over protruding tangs. You can lever those off with a small flathead...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By WestCDA
Remove the plastic case below the positive...

Remove the plastic case below the positive terminal in the middle of the firewall - you can then loosen a nut and connect directly to a positive wiring connection there. CTEK sells a connector with...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By WestCDA
TireRack brings up a listing of 255 rears for...

TireRack brings up a listing of 255 rears for 18s, and 245 for 17s, when staggered. The 2006 manual for my si shows 255 rears for both 17 and 18s (with 225 fronts). Mine are 18s, and I don't see...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By WestCDA
All cars have the wiring for an alarm. The...

All cars have the wiring for an alarm. The actual alarm components consist of that hood switch, a siren/tilt sensor unit, and a motion sensor (for the roadsters). If you want to see where the parts...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By WestCDA
You'll notice that the alarm section of the...

You'll notice that the alarm section of the manual has an asterisk beside it, which shows that it is an optional feature. I don't have any production numbers to back it up, but based on postings by...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By WestCDA
You asked for someone to tell you specifically...

You asked for someone to tell you specifically what to buy - which is impossible without knowing more details about what you have on your particular car, and what part of it actually failed.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By WestCDA
My car makes very similar sounds when it reaches...

My car makes very similar sounds when it reaches fully open or fully closed - does yours not change in pitch at all when the roof reaches the fully retracted position? If the noise is markedly...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By WestCDA
I've never had one apart, but I'd be very...

I've never had one apart, but I'd be very surprised if that pump did not have an integral relief valve - pretty well all hydraulic circuits do. When the pump is turning, it needs to move fluid - and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By WestCDA
Read up on how a hydraulic circuit works. When...

Read up on how a hydraulic circuit works. When the top reaches the windshield top rail, the pump continues to run to maintain pressure so the electric latches can secure it - but the rams cannot...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By WestCDA
Sounds normal to me - mine has always changed...

Sounds normal to me - mine has always changed pitch like that once the roof presses up against the windshield header. It sounds like a typical hydraulic system bypassing when it reaches a stop -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By WestCDA
IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with...

IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with a stubby, it just unscrewed from the base on top of the fender - nothing had to be disconnected underneath.

The radio does not require any codes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By WestCDA
Wink I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in...

I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in traffic with a manual transmission is some kind of burden or onerous task. Unless the car has some kind of racing (high release pressure) clutch or the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By WestCDA
There are two types of OEM windblocker - the...

There are two types of OEM windblocker - the flexible one already mentioned that slides over the roll hoops and has retaining straps, and a rigid framed one that mounts between the roll hoops. The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By WestCDA
There is a negative terminal under the hood as...

There is a negative terminal under the hood as well, half way down the fender on the driver side. Connect your the negative clip from your battery tender there. Both are shown in the owner's manual...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By WestCDA
Bavsound is just a reseller of the product, not...

Bavsound is just a reseller of the product, not the manufacturer - but I don't think you'll ever see the spec.dock E85 product offered with the lightning connector.

The iPhone 4s mounted in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By WestCDA
The only one that requires a tweak to get it out...

The only one that requires a tweak to get it out is the far right clip near the passenger air vent. You can reach in and move it with the vent removed.

The small piece on the driver side just...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
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, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,911
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
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,...
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