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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Trapper
More information is required when you post a...

More information is required when you post a question such as number of miles on you car, auto or manual transmission to get the help and right advice you are looking for.

BMW considers the life...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-30-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Trapper
You need to remove the plastic molding along the...

You need to remove the plastic molding along the front of the engine bay along the rad. The bleeder valve is to the right of the pressure relief cap.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-11-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Trapper
I would extract one of the remaining Allen head...

I would extract one of the remaining Allen head bolts to and compare it to the OEM bolt. Are the neck lengths the same? Is the thread depth the same? What is the grade of Allen head bolt they used?...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Trapper
I had the same issue with my 03 this summer. I...

I had the same issue with my 03 this summer. I was eventually able to open the trunk by lightly lifting up in the trunk lid while repeatedly pushing the trunk button on my remote.

Here is a link...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Trapper
Check your intake boot for cracks. My car did the...

Check your intake boot for cracks. My car did the same thing and I found the boot had a large crack in it so when I gave it the gas it would suck in air and cause a whistling sound.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-20-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By Trapper
I changed mine at 109K and found the tranny was...

I changed mine at 109K and found the tranny was smoother during acceleration with the new fluid. Up to 135K now an no issues.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Trapper
How would you test if the mixing door actuator is...

How would you test if the mixing door actuator is not functioning?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,158
Posted By Trapper
Thanks again DC Wright. I took a few pick so...

Thanks again DC Wright.

I took a few pick so in the future if anyone else is unlucky enough to have this problem it may help them out.

In the first pic is just the set up of my door panel...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,158
Posted By Trapper
WHOO-HOO I got the door open!!:banana::banana: ...

WHOO-HOO I got the door open!!:banana::banana:

Now I need to figure out how to take off the cable between the actuator and the outside door handle.

If anyone can help me with that it would be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,158
Posted By Trapper
Thanks DC Wright, That picture from EC...

Thanks DC Wright,

That picture from EC tuning helped by showing me the location of some clips on the actuator I can pry apart to get inside it. Once inside the actuator I should be able to figure...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,158
Posted By Trapper
Hi everyone thanks for the reply's. Tom,...

Hi everyone thanks for the reply's.

Tom, were you able to remove the actuator while the door was locked and closed?

When I look at my drivers door when it is open it shows two screws one above...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Trapper
I also forgot to mention that I did the GM5...

I also forgot to mention that I did the GM5 upgrade to my car last year.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Trapper
Another door lock problem

I went to open my passenger door and both inside and outside door handle don't unlock the door latch.

I tried key initialization....that didn't help

I managed to remove the door panel and moved...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,158
Posted By Trapper
Hi Keenmachine, I am having a similar...

Hi Keenmachine,

I am having a similar problem. When I use my key fob the drivers side unlocks normally but the passenger side door lock button pops up and down twice :confused: but doesn't go all...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Trapper
For the radio issue check your amp in your truck...

For the radio issue check your amp in your truck for water damage. I had the same problem and it was from a submerged amp. If this is the case you need a new amp $$$$

The wipers issue is likely a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Trapper
After reading some posts on this form about...

After reading some posts on this form about catastrophic engine failure from a DISA valve failure and having 130,000 mile on my engine I thought it was prudent to replace the vale with one of those...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By Trapper
I have to admit when I first read the post about...

I have to admit when I first read the post about touching the key to your chin to improve the fob range, it though it was a load of cr@p when I read it. Urban legend type stuff.

I tried it a few...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Trapper
My neighbours were "helping" diagnose the trunk...

My neighbours were "helping" diagnose the trunk lock issue and suggested I lie in the trunk while they closed the trunk so I could test the emergency pull cord....I had to laugh just trying to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Trapper
I had a similar problem. The wipers stopped...

I had a similar problem. The wipers stopped working while driving in the rain. I did a search on this forum and found a common issue with our cars is a grease smear across an electrical contact plate...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Trapper
I just took the latch apart and found the...

I just took the latch apart and found the problem. There is a pin that sticks up on the white bull gear in the attached pic. The pin was out of sync with the position it needed to be to open and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-06-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Trapper
Hi Vladi, Thanks for the reply. I plan on...

Hi Vladi,

Thanks for the reply. I plan on taking out the latch mechanism this afternoon to see if I can fix it or it needs to be replaced. The lined on the trunk look good nothing out of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Trapper
Ok I was finally able to open the trunk by...

Ok I was finally able to open the trunk by slightly lifting on the trunk and hitting my fob button the latch finally opened.

I sprayed lots of lubricant in and around the locking "finger" and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Trapper
Trunk won't unlock

Hello Everyone.

I have a problem with my 2003 Z4 trunk. I worked fine about an hour ago and now it won't unlock. I can hear something activating in the trunk when I press my key fob button, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,374
Posted By Trapper
Similar to other posters I leave my top down for...

Similar to other posters I leave my top down for short durations (grocery shopping, haircut, beer store). I too roll the windows up and lock it :) to deter the honest people and I always take a good...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,453
Posted By Trapper
When I bought my car the amp was fried also. I...

When I bought my car the amp was fried also. I managed to fined one a wrecking yard that specialized in BMW parts. The cost was less than half of a new one and has worked great for the past 5 years....
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