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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-05-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By WestCDA
To answer your original question, I don't believe...

To answer your original question, I don't believe I've seen any published method of reducing the steering effort on a factory steering system. Having said that, it is electronic power steering - so...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By WestCDA
Z4 Service/Inspection Reset...

Z4 Service/Inspection Reset (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgFkPHfJGLk)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-23-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By WestCDA
The OP stated he's looking to repair curb rash -...

The OP stated he's looking to repair curb rash - which can certainly be addressed without disassembling the two-piece rim, and a reasonable cost. Refurbishing a multi-part rim where corrosion is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-22-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By WestCDA
Check into this before you attempt repairs...

Check into this before you attempt repairs yourself - see who your local dealers farm theirs out to, as they give these guys a ton of business when detailing cars and are familiar with who does good...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By WestCDA
The chips are a scam. If they do anything at...

The chips are a scam. If they do anything at all, most are a simply a kludge with about 2 dollars worth of parts to fool the ECU into thinking the the engine is cold and force an overly rich mixture...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By WestCDA
The 2006 MY had only the FTM system available,...

The 2006 MY had only the FTM system available, which uses wheel speed sensors. It shows RED when a low or flat tire is detected, and temporarily yellow during the initialization. The 2007 MY and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-17-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By WestCDA
After adjusting the tire pressure you need to...

After adjusting the tire pressure you need to reinitialize the system, so it knows what the 'normal' tire diameters and relative rotation speeds are. The initialization process is described in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-17-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By WestCDA
'Flat Tire Monitor' - it's the term used in the...

'Flat Tire Monitor' - it's the term used in the owner's manual.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-17-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By WestCDA
The 2006 Z4 used the wheel rotation sensors to...

The 2006 Z4 used the wheel rotation sensors to detect low air pressure - I would guess the M variant of that year is the same. Per the manual, it illuminates when there is 'a flat tire or...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-16-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By WestCDA
If it is the original battery for the car, you...

If it is the original battery for the car, you are about due for a replacement anyway. The E85 came with either of two different battery sizes, H5 or the larger H6 - the height and width of the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By WestCDA
A simple search?...

A simple search? (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=z4+sticky+steering+grease)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By WestCDA
If you use one of the VIN lookup sites, the...

If you use one of the VIN lookup sites, the option code is S550.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By WestCDA
Check with local shops that work on BMWs and see...

Check with local shops that work on BMWs and see if they have any leads for you. Have you contacted local transmission shops and asked them? You can also put a request out on nationwide...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,137
Posted By WestCDA
That is for a US market car, which have different...

That is for a US market car, which have different packages and standard features. As his specifications state, he does have dynamic driving control (sports button), which is part of the Canadian...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,137
Posted By WestCDA
I disagree. According to the information he...

I disagree. According to the information he provided, he received an entirely different vehicle configuration from what he ordered and paid for. It wasn't a verbal agreement - he has the paperwork...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,137
Posted By WestCDA
If you didn't order those wheels, it sounds like...

If you didn't order those wheels, it sounds like you received a different car build entirely - whether through incomprehensible bungling or a deliberate act. It's incredible to think that nobody...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,137
Posted By WestCDA
I've never seen a 'ACOD ACC' line item before,...

I've never seen a 'ACOD ACC' line item before, and can't find any reference to it and BMW orders online. I hope that it isn't an acronym for something like 'Additional Cost Option Delete', to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,137
Posted By WestCDA
I looked in my Z4 files and found the dealer...

I looked in my Z4 files and found the dealer listing for the other car I was looking at when I purchased mine - both were 'Certified' used, but that car had both the sport package and the premium...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,137
Posted By WestCDA
BMW sold different accessory packages and base...

BMW sold different accessory packages and base configurations in different markets. In Canada, for example, the roadsters were all equipped with the hardtop attachment prep (S380). Two major...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-02-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By WestCDA
I store my car each winter for several months,...

I store my car each winter for several months, and have never had this issue. I leave the battery in the car, and use a float charger to maintain it. If that is not practical for you, take the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-10-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By WestCDA
They are no longer in production, so not easy to...

They are no longer in production, so not easy to find. When they were available from BMW, the beige colored ones were considerably cheaper than the black ones, so there are a number that have been...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By WestCDA
Actually, you can run an XP virtual machine on...

Actually, you can run an XP virtual machine on Windows 8/10 using Microsoft's Hyper-V, provided the operating system is 64 bit and at least PRO version or higher. The Hyper-V software is no cost,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-30-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By WestCDA
When I first picked my car up from the dealer,...

When I first picked my car up from the dealer, the tramlining was terrible (on OEM Bridgestone runflat tires). After discovering they had the pressure set to 32 PSI all around, I adjusted it to the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-29-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By WestCDA
.. and adjusts the shift points on automatic...

.. and adjusts the shift points on automatic transmission cars.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By WestCDA
Are you actually looking to purchase a car, or...

Are you actually looking to purchase a car, or just trying to solicit high dollar car valuations in the hope of increasing the settlement offer from your insurance company?

If you feel your car...
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