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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By crewdog843
Let us know what they say. It could be the bulb...

Let us know what they say. It could be the bulb (probably not), the igniter, or the switch itself. My left hi-lo HID works sometimes, sometimes not.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,170
Posted By crewdog843
Just a small aside, which I learned this morning...

Just a small aside, which I learned this morning while replacing the hood emblem on my '08 e85: The grommets holding the emblem on are metal and will fall inside the car when prying the emblem off. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-18-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By crewdog843
Try having someone sit on the trunk while you...

Try having someone sit on the trunk while you turn the key. Used to work on the e38s.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-16-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By crewdog843
Fuel consumption has not been a problem with this...

Fuel consumption has not been a problem with this car in this state. I normally get high 19s/low 20s in spirited driving in town (19 stop signs / stop lights in nine miles one way). Highway...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) Is this real life?
Views: 1,527
Posted By crewdog843
Don't let them total the car. Amazing, just...

Don't let them total the car. Amazing, just simply amazing....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Z4 Roadster (E85) where in the TIS
Views: 453
Posted By crewdog843
The light itself is in the center console next to...

The light itself is in the center console next to the shifter, at leas on my '08. It will light during the test and wink off if the system has been activated by the key in the door jamb.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By crewdog843
Interesting observation. I failed to take note...

Interesting observation. I failed to take note of the fuel state during the first incident, but will keep it in mind should it happen again. If there is a fuel filter on the car (and I suppose...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By crewdog843
Location: Las Vegas. Approximate altitude:...

Location: Las Vegas. Approximate altitude: 2200'. Daytime temperature: 80+, less than 90. Seventy three miles remaining in tank. Injector cleaner, one tank prior to incident. Car at normal...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-13-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By crewdog843
Z4 (E85) Big stumble

Have any of you E85 owners ever had this happen? You drive on the freeway, the engine is purring....all systems are 'go' with the engine fully warmed. You depart the freeway via the exit ramp and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Z4 Roadster (E85) Electrical Gremlin?
Views: 376
Posted By crewdog843
No....threw me the first time I saw it. Put the...

No....threw me the first time I saw it. Put the blinker switch in the mid position and the lights will go off. Has something to do with European countries, narrow roads and allowing people to see...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By crewdog843
Thanks for the link. The car is still under...

Thanks for the link. The car is still under warranty so I will just let them deal with it. It's been happening for a while and is annoying, but nothing I can't live with. No problems with the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By crewdog843
Stay on the safe side...go with 6 1/2 quarts. ...

Stay on the safe side...go with 6 1/2 quarts. Keep the last half quart in the trunk until needed (when the yellow oil can shows up on the dash after you shut off the engine).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By crewdog843
2008 Z4 roadster - Strange noise

Lately I have noticed a strange noise when I first start my 2008 Z4 roadster in the morning. I have no idea what it is and hope that some of you may have heard something similar in your cars. Best...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2013 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 02-11-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,453
Posted By crewdog843
2008 Z4 3.0si roadster, Hellrot, Las Vegas, NV. ...

2008 Z4 3.0si roadster, Hellrot, Las Vegas, NV. Please include me in the group. Thanks Jake
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By crewdog843
Las Vegas has been having a relatively mild...

Las Vegas has been having a relatively mild winter, with only a couple of days with low (30 deg) temps. Very little rain, with corresponding low snow cover at the higher altitudes.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By crewdog843
I plan on being there this year as well. Coming...

I plan on being there this year as well. Coming out of Las Vegas.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Z4 Roadster (E85) idiot light
Views: 591
Posted By crewdog843
Lots of folks miss this: High mount third brake...

Lots of folks miss this: High mount third brake light.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-18-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,882
Posted By crewdog843
I have an '08 3.0si roadster in Bright Red...

I have an '08 3.0si roadster in Bright Red (Hellrot), automatic with paddles and I can tell you it is an absolute blast to drive. On long trips, with the top up, there is surprisingly little noise...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-10-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By crewdog843
I have really fallen in love with my Z4's paddle...

I have really fallen in love with my Z4's paddle shifters, and find that they are a great alternative to the old heel and toe days (which I was never very good at anyways). The simple act of driving...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-09-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By crewdog843
With the car at operating temperatures, if I...

With the car at operating temperatures, if I check the oil with the engine off, it will just show: Oil OK. If I try to check the oil with the engine running, the gauge will just keep running...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By crewdog843
Z4 '08 3.0si Oil Level

My Z4 has no oil dipstick, just a button above the steering column which one depresses to obtain information on oil levels. I find this to fall far short of my needs to not only know what my oil...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-07-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By crewdog843
The SES (formerly CEL - Check Engine Light), is...

The SES (formerly CEL - Check Engine Light), is always emissions related. It can come on for several different reasons: MAF going or gone bad, camshaft position sensor, bad O2 sensor(s), spark plug...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Z4 Roadster (E85) Oddball engine issue
Views: 1,440
Posted By crewdog843
The CEL is always emissions related. I'm going...

The CEL is always emissions related. I'm going with the cam position sensor or possibly an O2 sensor.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-21-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Z4 Roadster (E85) Convertible cleaning !
Views: 1,653
Posted By crewdog843
It doesn't rain very much here in Las Vegas, so I...

It doesn't rain very much here in Las Vegas, so I waited all summer until the start of the 'rainy season'. I purchased the cleaner and conditioner at my dealer (Desert BMW) and followed the simple...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By crewdog843
I've had my '08 roadie for almost a year now, CPO...

I've had my '08 roadie for almost a year now, CPO bought with 28K+ on the odo, have only replaced brakes. No other problems. 3.0si. This should have probably been done by the dealer prior to...
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