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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 788
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....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-23-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Trapper
I had the same problem when I got my car - no...

I had the same problem when I got my car - no tool kit. You can make your own tool kit the next time Canadian Tire has a sale on metric sockets and torx bit set. However the important thing to have...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-06-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Trapper
Sorry for the late reply and yes I did remove the...

Sorry for the late reply and yes I did remove the fan.

Have you replaced your expansion tank yet? If so how did it go for you?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Trapper
Hi Bill, Here is a link to the procedure to...

Hi Bill,

Here is a link to the procedure to replace your cooling system.

http://www.bmw330ci.net/maintenance/completecoolant.php

I have the same car as yours and replaced the expansion tank...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Trapper
Thanks guys. I took your advise and went for the...

Thanks guys. I took your advise and went for the extra coats of clear coat. The paint job look great. So good that my neighbour thought I bought a brand new Z:thumbup:

Too bad I had tyo put it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By Trapper
Clear coat on a new paint job

I would like to get a little advice from the forum. My 2003 Z4 will be getting a complete paint job in two weeks. When I asked the dealership doing the work about applying extra coats of clear coat...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Trapper
LOL My wife and I just had our 20th wedding...

LOL My wife and I just had our 20th wedding anniversary. Funny thing is 10 years ago we planned to go to somewhere exotic like Bora Bora or but with three kids about to enter university we...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Trapper
I have replaced both belts. For the A/C belt you...

I have replaced both belts. For the A/C belt you need to get at it from under the front end of the car. If I remember correctly I used a socket and on a breaker bar on the tensioner to release the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Trapper
The part I ordered looked like the first one...

The part I ordered looked like the first one (ES138267) the plastic gears are in the black housing between the motor and the frame.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Trapper
I ordered part #4 from Get the BMW parts. It cost...

I ordered part #4 from Get the BMW parts. It cost me $155 I think that included shipping to canada.

http://www.getbmwparts.com/parts/2003/BMW/Z4/2.5i?siteid=214672&vehicleid=139836&diagram=1918405...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Trapper
Okay here is an update. When I first posted this...

Okay here is an update. When I first posted this problem I was out of town on business. Drove the car home 300 miles with no issue in 73 degree weather ( temp gauge stayed at 12 o'clock).

Opened...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-28-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Trapper
The compressor seams to run all the time. I...

The compressor seams to run all the time. I haven't really sat and watched it to see if it does cycle on and off.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-27-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Trapper
The car has the electric fan. I just...

The car has the electric fan.

I just checked. I started the engine without the A/C on, the fan and compressor were not running.

I hit the A/C MAX button and both the fan and compressor started...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-27-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Trapper
High pressure on low side of A/C system

I have a 2003 Z4 and last year the A/C worked very well. This year I cranked on the A/C and while driving on the highway it only blew "cool" air. When the car is parked and running the A/C blows hot...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Trapper
They look good. Can you post the link to the...

They look good.

Can you post the link to the site you bought them from and some details on how hard and how long they took to install.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Trapper
I had this problem when I first bought my car....

I had this problem when I first bought my car. Found out the previous owner had water in the trunck which affected the amp. Bought a used amp in good condition and now all the speakers work great.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-07-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Trapper
$2138.47 plus tax :D

$2138.47 plus tax :D
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Trapper
I had to provide my VIN to the dealership to get...

I had to provide my VIN to the dealership to get touch up paint.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Trapper
Sorry to hear about the damage, some people just...

Sorry to hear about the damage, some people just have zero respect for other peoples property.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Trapper
Very nice car. :thumbup: I couldn't help but...

Very nice car. :thumbup:

I couldn't help but notice you neighbor has green grass. So envious, I still have 4' of snow and it was -20 this morning.....be a few more weeks before I get my car out.:(
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Trapper
Let's hope it was cold weather that froze up your...

Let's hope it was cold weather that froze up your PVC valve.

I am by no means a mechanic and for what it's worth I think if it was the head gasket the engine would turn over but would not fire...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Trapper
Did you look on this site? ...

Did you look on this site?

http://www.data.bmrparts.com/bmwparts/BMW_STEREO/BMW_STEREO_Amplifier.html
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Trapper
I found mine from a BMW auto wreckes in Florida...

I found mine from a BMW auto wreckes in Florida for $350 included shipping to Buffalo NY.
Here is their e-mail address a1euromotors@comcast.net

They tested the amp before they shipped it and it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-29-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Trapper
There are always ghost loads on vehicles (clock,...

There are always ghost loads on vehicles (clock, alarms systems, etc.) that it what is likely fighting your charger. If I were using a solar charger I would disconnect the positive battery cable and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-18-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Trapper
(1) Not sure what you mean by the splash guard...

(1) Not sure what you mean by the splash guard but I removed the "trap door" under the oil pan and put some rags on a block of wood to distribute the weight and jacked up the engine from that...
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