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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
Problem solved. On rechecking the lights, it was...

Problem solved. On rechecking the lights, it was noted that one of the rear lights was a little dimmer than the other one. Something was wrong with the socket. Got a new socket ($14), and all is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Flycaster
Well, to finish things off, it cost me $250 to...

Well, to finish things off, it cost me $250 to have the work done. A lot of work was done: stains all over the front of the bottom seat, on the backrest bolsters, on the door where the elbow hits,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Flycaster
Safety pins it will be...wife can't sew a dit!

Safety pins it will be...wife can't sew a dit!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Flycaster
Been checking around with auto upholstery folks,...

Been checking around with auto upholstery folks, and the consensus is: Get a big beach towel and just toss it over the seat. Or, for a few bucks more (if wife can't do it), have some cuffs sewn...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-16-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Flycaster
Need a cloth seat cover

My Z4 has tan seats. I play tennis and fish a lot. I am very prone to skin cancers and use a lot of sunscreen. Sunscreen yellows the leather (no matter how careful I am.) The only way to get rid...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-01-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
I think I have to go with your take on this...

I think I have to go with your take on this issue...something is about to fail, and it may be due to shorting or a loose ground. As I have stated earlier, several years ago I did do a DIY on my 2002...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
I do stand corrected as the front reflectors are...

I do stand corrected as the front reflectors are yellow/orange and the rear ones are red. Neither flash. The side hockey puck lights do flash. OK, so everything is working as it should.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-01-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
The only thing I can now think of that may be...

The only thing I can now think of that may be tripping the bulb failure icon would be if the red front fender reflectors and the rear red reflectors flash when turn signal is on, or they are lit when...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-27-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-26-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
They are working.

They are working.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-25-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
Right, none of the bulbs are out or flickering.

Right, none of the bulbs are out or flickering.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-24-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By Flycaster
Failed bulb icon on, but bulbs seem OK?

The idiot light signifying a defective bulb is on most of the time, but sometimes it is off; however, I can't detect a failed bulb. At this point, the only light that I question, and it may not be a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-24-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,033
Posted By Flycaster
I'm 76 and got my new Z4 in 2005. Only has 45K...

I'm 76 and got my new Z4 in 2005. Only has 45K miles and I will know when it is time to sell it when I can no longer get in and out of it...hopefully, I'll pass on, first (LOL).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Flycaster
Actually, right after all the coils were...

Actually, right after all the coils were replaced, I did a 200 mile trip on I-95 during a Miami rush hour (ran between 30 and 80 mph with some starting and stopping.) Averaged around 30 mpg, which...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Flycaster
Appreciate opinions on ignition coil(s) replacement.

I needi to have at least one (maybe 2) ignition coils replaced. My trusty BMW specialist indy (been using him for 10 years) will be doing the job. He's rather particular about the parts he uses. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,824
Posted By Flycaster
I know it is late in the game to answer, but why...

I know it is late in the game to answer, but why not? A year and a half ago, I traded in my original 2002 325i (sport package, 65K miles) for a 2013 ATS Luxury. But, I did keep my 2005 Z4. First...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-30-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Flycaster
Remote key problem solved

As I had narrowed down the problem to be either the key receiver in the mirror had not been hooked up correctly, or both keys needed reprogramming, I chose the latter before having Safelite come to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Flycaster
Windshield replaced, remote keys don't work?

Had the windshield replaced by Safelite, but had to have it replaced with a different one a second time because the rain sensor wasn't working. With the second install, the rain sensor and the garage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Flycaster
Called the stealership and was quoted around...

Called the stealership and was quoted around $1400 (which included a small discount). BMW says it takes about 5.5 hours, which included replacing all seals and an over-nite pressure seal/test. They...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-12-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Flycaster
How much for a new windshield?

Was changing the worn wiper blades on my 2005 Z4 2.5i. As I only change the inserts, I had taken off the blade holder and the arm snapped back onto the windshield and sent two cracks out from the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-27-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Flycaster
Me thinks you may be right. How do I clear...

Me thinks you may be right. How do I clear everything?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-26-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Flycaster
A specific bluetooth problem in a 2005

I was able to pair my cellphone with the car's BT. At that time I also entered about 10 "stored numbers." All worked well. However, that phone crapped out and I have yet to replace it. I have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-14-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Flycaster
Solved: Help with faulty lighting control knob

Just got the car back from having some repairs done at the BMW stealership. Had a leaking crank case valve and a leaking oil pan. Anyway, I noted that my lights don't go on automatically any more...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By Flycaster
From the responses here and from what I have...

From the responses here and from what I have read, no problem mixing oils as long as they are of a similar grade and both synthetic. But I now do have another question. My car now has BMW 5W30 in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-12-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,798
Posted By Flycaster
Change oil from 0-W40 to 5-W30?

Been changing the oil on my Z4 for the last 5 years, using Mobil1 0W40. BMW just did some work on the car and put in Castrol 5W30. When I either have to add oil (unlikely) and/or change the oil,...
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