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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By kalali
There are a lot of factors that can contribute to...

There are a lot of factors that can contribute to "darting/tramlining" and as far a I know the lower control arm bushings are not on top of the list. Unless you either motocross or have unusually...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By kalali
Just as an FYI mostly for those of us stateside,...

Just as an FYI mostly for those of us stateside, your car's wiring diagram as well as lighting features may differ from cars destined for North America. FWIW.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By kalali
Koni Sport yellow with stock springs. At 114K...

Koni Sport yellow with stock springs. At 114K your shocks/struts are completely shot. You'll see when you take them off.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By kalali
Well, was that the problem?

Well, was that the problem?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By kalali
Try the realoem.com and see if you can find the...

Try the realoem.com and see if you can find the parts diagram showing the controls. I seriously doubt that your heater core is the issue. It appears that the mechanisms controlling the flaps are not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By kalali
If you're talking about the little round speakers...

If you're talking about the little round speakers against the back panel right behind the head rest, I find those particularly pretty useless, especially if your seat is pushed far back. In my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By kalali
For that much money, they should have included a...

For that much money, they should have included a brand new top as part of the repair.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By kalali
The SRS system doesn't allow for clearing the...

The SRS system doesn't allow for clearing the code(s) while the root cause has not been addressed. I went through a similar experience a year or so ago when the SRS light lit up and I took my car to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-02-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By kalali
Oil Pressure Gauge

Has anyone tried adding an oil pressure gauge in their Z4? Or does anyone know where to connect a gauge on the engine to measure oil pressure? Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-31-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By kalali
Thanks for letting us know.

Thanks for letting us know.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-31-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By kalali
The fuel pump is in the tank and the humming...

The fuel pump is in the tank and the humming noise is the fuel pump priming prior to starting the car. How many miles on the car? I would also suggest that adding fuel additives will do nothing to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By kalali
Regardless of which sealer you use, make sure you...

Regardless of which sealer you use, make sure you carefully read the instructions. In particular, note the ambient temperature for best results. You may need to wait for a warm sunny day to apply the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-03-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By kalali
What!? The guy is saying the car is pulling...

What!? The guy is saying the car is pulling really bad to the left. To the OP: You need to get out of the car and walk over and take a look at your left tire. May not be a bad idea to check the air...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By kalali
Based on the information you've provided, your...

Based on the information you've provided, your guess is as good as anyone reading your description.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By kalali
If you regularly run your car through automatic...

If you regularly run your car through automatic car wash, you're wasting your time trying to fix water leaks. The way you should fix your leak is by washing your car by hand.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By kalali
2003 2.5i, 115K miles, no issues. I wouldn't...

2003 2.5i, 115K miles, no issues. I wouldn't worry about it unless you're looking for an excuse to do some wrenching on you car.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By kalali
Treat it just like buying any other pre-owned...

Treat it just like buying any other pre-owned vehicle and look through the maintenance records. With low miles and the age like that, I'd make sure oil changes have been regular done. It would also...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By kalali
The OP is saying he can hear the front latch...

The OP is saying he can hear the front latch motor run when he presses the button. That takes the tray/ micro switch out of the equation. Now you have to fix the switch to get to where you started....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-04-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By kalali
This looks very interesting. Could you comment on...

This looks very interesting. Could you comment on which kit you have and how you like it in terms of ease of use and the functionalities that are supported? Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-11-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By kalali
Ask her the events that preceded the event, e.g.,...

Ask her the events that preceded the event, e.g., was she riding the clutch, difficulty putting it in gear, etc. Does she regularly drive the car or every once in a while. Clutches can fail with no...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-11-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,929
Posted By kalali
That's probably one of the worst things you can...

That's probably one of the worst things you can do to a car/bike that is either rarely used or sits for a long stretches of time. What you're doing is get the car just warm enough to create...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By kalali
Most columns, even for early model years will...

Most columns, even for early model years will more than likely NOT have the same problem. Contrary to popular belief this is a very rare occurrence. That said, I would not knowingly buy a Z4 with...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By kalali
Try using some white grease or dry lubricant on...

Try using some white grease or dry lubricant on the hinges and the moving parts before ripping the top off the car. You'll have better access to these areas by leaving the top halfway open. Costs...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,929
Posted By kalali
'03 2.5i, 115K miles, bought new with 15 miles on...

'03 2.5i, 115K miles, bought new with 15 miles on the odo. With the exception of a lot of little paint chip/dots on the nose (jet black color), everything looks and works just like the day I bought...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By kalali
Why?

Why?
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