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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-21-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Flycaster
Actually, right after all the coils were...

Actually, right after all the coils were replaced, I did a 200 mile trip on I-95 during a Miami rush hour (ran between 30 and 80 mph with some starting and stopping.) Averaged around 30 mpg, which...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-18-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Flycaster
Appreciate opinions on ignition coil(s) replacement.

I needi to have at least one (maybe 2) ignition coils replaced. My trusty BMW specialist indy (been using him for 10 years) will be doing the job. He's rather particular about the parts he uses. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,571
Posted By Flycaster
I know it is late in the game to answer, but why...

I know it is late in the game to answer, but why not? A year and a half ago, I traded in my original 2002 325i (sport package, 65K miles) for a 2013 ATS Luxury. But, I did keep my 2005 Z4. First...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-30-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Flycaster
Remote key problem solved

As I had narrowed down the problem to be either the key receiver in the mirror had not been hooked up correctly, or both keys needed reprogramming, I chose the latter before having Safelite come to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Flycaster
Windshield replaced, remote keys don't work?

Had the windshield replaced by Safelite, but had to have it replaced with a different one a second time because the rain sensor wasn't working. With the second install, the rain sensor and the garage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Flycaster
Called the stealership and was quoted around...

Called the stealership and was quoted around $1400 (which included a small discount). BMW says it takes about 5.5 hours, which included replacing all seals and an over-nite pressure seal/test. They...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Flycaster
How much for a new windshield?

Was changing the worn wiper blades on my 2005 Z4 2.5i. As I only change the inserts, I had taken off the blade holder and the arm snapped back onto the windshield and sent two cracks out from the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-27-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Flycaster
Me thinks you may be right. How do I clear...

Me thinks you may be right. How do I clear everything?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-26-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Flycaster
A specific bluetooth problem in a 2005

I was able to pair my cellphone with the car's BT. At that time I also entered about 10 "stored numbers." All worked well. However, that phone crapped out and I have yet to replace it. I have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Flycaster
Solved: Help with faulty lighting control knob

Just got the car back from having some repairs done at the BMW stealership. Had a leaking crank case valve and a leaking oil pan. Anyway, I noted that my lights don't go on automatically any more...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By Flycaster
From the responses here and from what I have...

From the responses here and from what I have read, no problem mixing oils as long as they are of a similar grade and both synthetic. But I now do have another question. My car now has BMW 5W30 in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By Flycaster
Change oil from 0-W40 to 5-W30?

Been changing the oil on my Z4 for the last 5 years, using Mobil1 0W40. BMW just did some work on the car and put in Castrol 5W30. When I either have to add oil (unlikely) and/or change the oil,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-09-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Flycaster
OK, here's the skinny. The twoo belts from my...

OK, here's the skinny.
The twoo belts from my BMW stealership are $104 for both ($50 from another dealership). By stealership gets $170/hour for the one hour job, and my indy (BMW trained) gets...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Flycaster
Z4 BMW Labor time to install alternator and compressor belts?

Self-debating between having BMW or a good indy BMW mechanic install these belts. Car is presently at BMW for several repairs and they are suggesting that these belts be replaced in my lightly used...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 06-06-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By Flycaster
E85: How to check Bluetooth call list and do scrolling?

Got the Bluetooth working in my 2005 Z4, and now have some questions on its functionality (don't have its official manual).

As far as I can tell, my cell phone's call list wasn't downloaded, but...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By Flycaster
Logic rules - although there were no specific...

Logic rules - although there were no specific references that going though the speaker cover works in the 2005 Z4s, the assumption that it should because in 2005 (and thereafter) the BT module was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flycaster
Logic rules - although there were no specific...

Logic rules - although there were no specific references that going though the speaker cover works in the 2005 Z4s, the assumption that it should because in 2005 (and thereafter) the BT module was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flycaster
Yeah, you're right. I'll lift the cover and see...

Yeah, you're right. I'll lift the cover and see what's doing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flycaster
Know how to do it, but the point is: I know it...

Know how to do it, but the point is: I know it works with Z4's dated 2006 and greater, but will it work with on a 2005 Z4? Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flycaster
Haven't taken the speaker cover off, yet, because...

Haven't taken the speaker cover off, yet, because I don't know if it will work with my year Z4. Those who have found the PK on the TCU via the speaker, have 2006+ Z4s, mine is a 2005. Will this...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By Flycaster
Can Bluetooth passkey be seen behind subwoofer?

I have read that the BT passkey can be seen behind the driver side subwoofer bu removing the speaker cover and looking in at the hole at the bottom right. But this was not for my car. Can anyone...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flycaster
Searching... EDIT: Found this thread...

Searching...

EDIT:
Found this thread indicating that the label with the PK is on its other frint side. Meaning I'll have to take the car apart undo some srcews and bolts and stuff get the TCU...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flycaster
Thanks, Keeton, but my Z4 only has the TCU and...

Thanks, Keeton, but my Z4 only has the TCU and doesn't need (have) the BT module to function. Thus, no module, no PK from it. My problem is to find out if the TCU has the PK on it somewhere.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Flycaster
Need to get paring code from TCU...without dealer's gouging.

Want a good laugh? Who doesn't? Got this car new and never bothered with Bluetooth because I thought it was a subscription deal. Now, just last week, the haze lifted and I realized that I do have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 769
Posted By Flycaster
Trouble finding replacement part (window switch cover)

The cover over the window switches (covers the two window controls and the outside mirror controls) on the driver's door is peeling and I'd like to replace it. However, I can't find the part here:...
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