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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By shipkiller
Well, if its the engine sensor, its called the...

Well, if its the engine sensor, its called the Crankshaft Position sensor: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BT53&mospid=47799&btnr=12_1079&hg=12&fg=05
and if it IS that sensor, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By shipkiller
Which rotation rate sensor? Wheel...

Which rotation rate sensor?

Wheel sensor(s) or engine?

Edit: Are you talking about this: 5E38 Wheel Speed Sensor Accident Recognition

Edit again: INPA will tell you which wheel sensor...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By shipkiller
Some people are talking apples and oranges with...

Some people are talking apples and oranges with regard to warming up the car.

On the non-///M's just driving is the best way to warm up the car. That is BMW's recommendation. Common sense says...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,125
Posted By shipkiller
I already sent the files. For anyone else...

I already sent the files.

For anyone else reading this tread.
For SECURITY sake, DO NOT post your email address in an open forum...

This is common sense people....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By shipkiller
More information for you to look at, directly out...

More information for you to look at, directly out of the WDS:

Electronic Vehicle Immobilisation System EWS 3.3
The EWS 3.3 serves as an antitheft alarm system and enables the start of BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By shipkiller
Well, there you go using 'common sense'. ...

Well, there you go using 'common sense'. Common Sense is not so Common.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By shipkiller
RaceWerks on London Bridge Rd. Really close...

RaceWerks on London Bridge Rd.

Really close to Oceana.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By shipkiller
Rear differential oil.

Rear differential oil.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By shipkiller
I usually have two alignments performed a year. ...

I usually have two alignments performed a year. I have the alignment sheets for every alignment I have had performed since I bought the car.
Looking at past sheets allowed my to figure out that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By shipkiller
Spec......... Big word, lots of meanings. ...

Spec.........

Big word, lots of meanings.

The "spec" from BMW is for the average car, driven not very hard, wants long lasting tires and is the ave driver. For most people, including most...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By shipkiller
To keep from scratching the fender you need to...

To keep from scratching the fender you need to remove the entire assembly.

Pull the trim, inside just underneath the antenna.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By shipkiller
I think you may be incorrect.<O:p</O:p Both of...

I think you may be incorrect.<O:p</O:p
Both of my Z4's are phone ready and I can remove the antenna stalk, leaving just the base. One is a 2003 and one is a 2008. There is no difference in antenna...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By shipkiller
Rgr that. You would be surprised what kind...

Rgr that.

You would be surprised what kind or errors the dealers make... many dealers thought the Z4M used 5W30, since they had never seen one in the flesh.. or overfill the S54.

If you find a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By shipkiller
I, personally, would go to your local shop. ...

I, personally, would go to your local shop.

On a street driven car, you will not feel any difference by not putting weight in the car. A track car would be different.

Tires are not going to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By shipkiller
While I do not own a N52 engine, a quick Google...

While I do not own a N52 engine, a quick Google search leads me to believe that your dealer is FUBR in this regard. What I have read is that the N52 should be using 5W30.
What does the sticker in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By shipkiller
Here are the schematics...

Here are the schematics...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By shipkiller
The EWS module energizes the power relay to the...

The EWS module energizes the power relay to the starter...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By shipkiller
Most BMW 'suitable substitutes' are for short...

Most BMW 'suitable substitutes' are for short term use only.

Castrol 10W60.. is the only BMW approved oil for the S54.

Do not worry about cold starting. BMW designed the car to operate in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By shipkiller
The immobilizer would NOT let the starter...

The immobilizer would NOT let the starter crank....

From the symptoms you wrote, I would suspect the ignition switch. All of the contacts in the switch do not seem to me making the connection,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By shipkiller
As stated in your other post on another forum.......

As stated in your other post on another forum....
I still am thinking you have a GM5 module issue. The relays internal to the module do fail on occasion.

You may want to contact these guys...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By shipkiller
I'll post the SIB when I get home from work. ...

I'll post the SIB when I get home from work. It's only for the Z4M's anyway.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By shipkiller
The mount bolts that are the most problematic are...

The mount bolts that are the most problematic are the right side ones. If they break, then the engine tilts and makes some funny noises. The bolts do not initially break. They back out (loosen)...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By shipkiller
what???

what???
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By shipkiller
There is no service manual because according to...

There is no service manual because according to BMW, you are supposed to replace the transmission, not repair it...

For the most part, you are on your own... you might want to contact some BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By shipkiller
If it really is a hydraulic fluid leak, then the...

If it really is a hydraulic fluid leak, then the top must come out of the car.
The most likely suspect is one (or both) of the hydraulic power cylinders has issues. It is very unlikely (but not...
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