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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By WestCDA
TireRack brings up a listing of 255 rears for...

TireRack brings up a listing of 255 rears for 18s, and 245 for 17s, when staggered. The 2006 manual for my si shows 255 rears for both 17 and 18s (with 225 fronts). Mine are 18s, and I don't see...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By WestCDA
All cars have the wiring for an alarm. The...

All cars have the wiring for an alarm. The actual alarm components consist of that hood switch, a siren/tilt sensor unit, and a motion sensor (for the roadsters). If you want to see where the parts...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By WestCDA
You'll notice that the alarm section of the...

You'll notice that the alarm section of the manual has an asterisk beside it, which shows that it is an optional feature. I don't have any production numbers to back it up, but based on postings by...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By WestCDA
You asked for someone to tell you specifically...

You asked for someone to tell you specifically what to buy - which is impossible without knowing more details about what you have on your particular car, and what part of it actually failed.


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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By WestCDA
My car makes very similar sounds when it reaches...

My car makes very similar sounds when it reaches fully open or fully closed - does yours not change in pitch at all when the roof reaches the fully retracted position? If the noise is markedly...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By WestCDA
I've never had one apart, but I'd be very...

I've never had one apart, but I'd be very surprised if that pump did not have an integral relief valve - pretty well all hydraulic circuits do. When the pump is turning, it needs to move fluid - and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By WestCDA
Read up on how a hydraulic circuit works. When...

Read up on how a hydraulic circuit works. When the top reaches the windshield top rail, the pump continues to run to maintain pressure so the electric latches can secure it - but the rams cannot...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By WestCDA
Sounds normal to me - mine has always changed...

Sounds normal to me - mine has always changed pitch like that once the roof presses up against the windshield header. It sounds like a typical hydraulic system bypassing when it reaches a stop -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By WestCDA
IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with...

IIRC, when I replaced my tall spiral antenna with a stubby, it just unscrewed from the base on top of the fender - nothing had to be disconnected underneath.

The radio does not require any codes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By WestCDA
Wink I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in...

I see this mentioned a lot - that driving in traffic with a manual transmission is some kind of burden or onerous task. Unless the car has some kind of racing (high release pressure) clutch or the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By WestCDA
There are two types of OEM windblocker - the...

There are two types of OEM windblocker - the flexible one already mentioned that slides over the roll hoops and has retaining straps, and a rigid framed one that mounts between the roll hoops. The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By WestCDA
There is a negative terminal under the hood as...

There is a negative terminal under the hood as well, half way down the fender on the driver side. Connect your the negative clip from your battery tender there. Both are shown in the owner's manual...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By WestCDA
Bavsound is just a reseller of the product, not...

Bavsound is just a reseller of the product, not the manufacturer - but I don't think you'll ever see the spec.dock E85 product offered with the lightning connector.

The iPhone 4s mounted in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By WestCDA
The only one that requires a tweak to get it out...

The only one that requires a tweak to get it out is the far right clip near the passenger air vent. You can reach in and move it with the vent removed.

The small piece on the driver side just...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By WestCDA
Compare it to the passenger side - are the gaps...

Compare it to the passenger side - are the gaps and panel alignment different? Could be simply misalignment of the door and/or strike plate, or could also be due (hopefully not) to improperly...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-19-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,688
Posted By WestCDA
I've had my battery disconnected for weeks at a...

I've had my battery disconnected for weeks at a time, when doing things like changing the seats, doing multimedia wiring, etc. Never had a problem when reconnecting the battery - I reset the time...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By WestCDA
And while you are at it, make sure neither of the...

And while you are at it, make sure neither of the seatbelt pre-tensioners have fired on your 'new' seats. That is not uncommon, as a lot of seats make their way onto the market from accident cars. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By WestCDA
You're getting the warning because the late model...

You're getting the warning because the late model seat sensor is not electrically compatible with your car. I don't think anything changed on the connectors. To confirm, look at your old seat -...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By WestCDA
It's always a good idea to disconnect the battery...

It's always a good idea to disconnect the battery when working on the electrical system, especially when messing with wiring.

Disconnecting either battery cable will work as it breaks the circuit,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By WestCDA
The passenger seat squab is not normally broken...

The passenger seat squab is not normally broken down - if the seats are 'like for like' and this is just a cosmetic upgrade or color change, it could be a simple swap of the new bottom seat covering...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-27-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By WestCDA
The occupancy sensor in the passenger seat is...

The occupancy sensor in the passenger seat is different on the early cars, and the car wiring is not compatible with the sensor in the later seats. You can cannibalize your sensor from your existing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-22-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By WestCDA
You'll find that the stubby antenna replacement...

You'll find that the stubby antenna replacement is one of the more popular mods, primarily for looks rather than fitting under a cover - I did it for both. After installing it, I have no problems...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-20-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By WestCDA
I don't think it's a common as you think - I've...

I don't think it's a common as you think - I've never heard of anyone tearing off their fuel door before.

From your picture you've lost not only the metal fuel door, but also the plastic fuel door...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By WestCDA
You didn't say what specifically was broken, but...

You didn't say what specifically was broken, but you can buy a new fuel door (P/N 51177012740) from any number of online suppliers.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By WestCDA
If it's real chrome, strip the chrome off the...

If it's real chrome, strip the chrome off the metal and powder coat it. If it's plasti-chrome, abrade the surface to provide adhesion and paint. Good luck ... :)
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