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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Gene, where you asking if I'm in Rhode Island? ...

Gene, where you asking if I'm in Rhode Island? If so, I'm not; I'm in the extreme southeast corner of Michigan on the shore of Lake Erie.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Gene, unlike some of the others reporting on this...

Gene, unlike some of the others reporting on this forum, I luckily had little trouble removing and replacing the "hoop" in the clips at its ends. But should there be a next time - which I'm...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Z4 Soft Top Removal and Motor Replacement Procedures

Hi, Gene

Thanks for the response. I'm still a bit unclear about the use of the bent screwdriver; did you mean that you used it to replace the convertible top or the "top" that fits in the trunk...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Hi, Pops I'm sure that you've been answered...

Hi, Pops

I'm sure that you've been answered on your question re connecting the hydraulic lines to your new top motor, but if not, here goes: As has been pointed out repeatedly in the forum, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Hi, Chaparral No, I haven't, but I very much...

Hi, Chaparral

No, I haven't, but I very much appreciate the tip - thanks! I've got fairly big hands; was it hard to do? I'll be giving it a shot later today or tomorrow.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Little plasitc clips holding convertible top "floor" in place.

O.k., so I replaced the motor, etc.; everything works fine. However, I've not been able to get the little plastic clips that secure the "floor", or shelf, at the top of the trunk back in place. Any...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Job is done!

Hello, all

With help from, particularly, Shipkiller, but certainly from Donnette/John, Techie Techie, Kroddy, and last but not least, BettyBMW03, I've successfully completed replacing the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Good info, as usual. I'm having a hell of...

Good info, as usual.

I'm having a hell of a time trying to fit the operating rods onto the bottom hold-down bolts (the ones that go into the bodywork from the inside). Any suggestions?
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Eureka! Shipkiller & Techie, I found the famous...

Eureka! Shipkiller & Techie, I found the famous drain hole on the passenger side of the car; actually about 1/2" or 12 mm in dia. Some kind of plug in hole, slapped the crevice nozzle of the vacuum...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
Kroddy - In attaching the various...

Kroddy -

In attaching the various connections, I did your first option, i.e., odd-numbered lines to even-numbered ports, and vice versa; connected the electrical leads as they had been.
The ports...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
"03 Z $ top won't lower

Hi, Techie;

I haven't got the top back on yet; it's just flat too hot here - high 90s - and I'm working in my carport. I got really lucky in getting out the infamous "hoop;" it lifted out of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-18-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By lakeeriesailor
'03 Z 4 convertible top won't lower

Hello, everyone

Would someone please look at the convertible top (Shipkiller) thread; I have posted a question and urgently need an answer, or at least further info.

Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
'03 Z 4 convertible top won't lower

Forgot this in my earlier post. Someone, on this forum, I think had a picture of a replacement motor/hydraulic pump showing the reversed ports for the hydraulic lines on a replacement motor, and the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,494
Posted By lakeeriesailor
'03 Z 4 convertible top won't lower

I've read the various posts regarding this problem, including Shipkiller's very, very thorough procedure (Thanks, Shipkiller from a fellow sailor, '60 to '64). The symptoms are these: press lower...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By lakeeriesailor
New Member

Hello, everyone;

I've not posted before, but have been a member since last year, when I bought an '03 Z 4 Roadster, color: merlot, 54 K miles, sports suspension, etc., etc., etc.. It's without...
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