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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By kalali
What year is your Z4?

What year is your Z4?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By kalali
You could very well be right but what I suggested...

You could very well be right but what I suggested costs nothing and takes only 10 minutes. And, it has worked for others. I know misery loves company but others might have better luck than you if you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By kalali
You could try lubricating the visible hinges on...

You could try lubricating the visible hinges on both sides with lithium grease and see if that helps. Opening the top halfway makes the hinges more visible/accessible. Good luck.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By kalali
What size are the tires and what is the wheel...

What size are the tires and what is the wheel offset. The front doesn't look particularly too slammed which makes think either the tires are too wide or the wheels have a wrong offset.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,342
Posted By kalali
You should consider fixing your issues before...

You should consider fixing your issues before continuing to drive the car, especially if it's running rough. The ignition coils are a known issue on the 2003 2.5i but they don't die all at the same...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By kalali
Easy DIY but be prepared to scratch some...

Easy DIY but be prepared to scratch some knuckles. Look up youtube videos for the procedure on M54 engine.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By kalali
Don't take it personal. Z4 is not perfect. I...

Don't take it personal. Z4 is not perfect. I consider it useless if I have to first jack up both sides of the car, come up with a way to keep it raised and THEN use the front (central) jack point....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By kalali
The front jack location is way inside looking...

The front jack location is way inside looking from the front of the car. You'll need a special floor jack that is roughly twice as long and low in order to reach the puck from the front. The puck is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By kalali
Can't explain why it happens at a specific speed...

Can't explain why it happens at a specific speed - could be just a coincidence, but first place I'd check would be the switch behind the tray in the trunk.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By kalali
Do a search. There are lots of threads on shocks...

Do a search. There are lots of threads on shocks and struts. Popular choice appears to be the Koni yellows. Regardless of the brand, make sure you replace them in pairs and do an alignment afterwards.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By kalali
Because they have no idea what the heck they're...

Because they have no idea what the heck they're talking about. Take it to a shop that specializes in BMWs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By kalali
Two words: Cloud storage...

Two words: Cloud storage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By kalali
It is also designed that way to avoid wiper...

It is also designed that way to avoid wiper issues for people who go to automatic car wash - hopefully none of us.... It's clearly described I'm the OM.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By kalali
If your mechanic is using a hand held spring...

If your mechanic is using a hand held spring compressor, I suggest you look for another mechanic. Even the least hi-tech mechanic shops have a floor standing spring compressor. When I did mine, using...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By kalali
I drive my cars regularly but I use this practice...

I drive my cars regularly but I use this practice on my bikes mainly because I don't want to have all the oil contaminants such as fuel stay in the crankcase for an extended period. But in my opinion...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By kalali
Sorry to hear but at least it sounds like you...

Sorry to hear but at least it sounds like you know who did it. So you have a chance of recovering some of the losses.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By kalali
Last time I changed the belts, I routed it around...

Last time I changed the belts, I routed it around the water pump so where does it say that the water pump is electrically driven? I know the electrical fan speed is controlled by the DME but didn't...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By kalali
This could very well be the case. Getting false...

This could very well be the case. Getting false codes is a known side effect of a marginal battery. I never understood why a lot of people get very cost conscious about replacing batteries but are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By kalali
Seems a bit early to do all this but I suppose it...

Seems a bit early to do all this but I suppose it won't hurt.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By kalali
Wix makes good filters. Any brand other than FRAM.

Wix makes good filters. Any brand other than FRAM.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By kalali
How many miles on the car?

How many miles on the car?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By kalali
Make sure the nozzle holes are clean before...

Make sure the nozzle holes are clean before replacing the pump.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By kalali
Did you jack up the knuckle assembly to relieve...

Did you jack up the knuckle assembly to relieve some of the stress from the lower ball joint?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By kalali
My '03 owners manual has all the fluid capacities...

My '03 owners manual has all the fluid capacities listed in a table near the end. They must have changed this in later models. If so, this would be the only car I've heard that does not include fluid...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By kalali
Why waste all that energy twisting the knob when...

Why waste all that energy twisting the knob when it can be done automatically....
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