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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By kalali
If your mechanic is using a hand held spring...

If your mechanic is using a hand held spring compressor, I suggest you look for another mechanic. Even the least hi-tech mechanic shops have a floor standing spring compressor. When I did mine, using...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By kalali
I drive my cars regularly but I use this practice...

I drive my cars regularly but I use this practice on my bikes mainly because I don't want to have all the oil contaminants such as fuel stay in the crankcase for an extended period. But in my opinion...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By kalali
Sorry to hear but at least it sounds like you...

Sorry to hear but at least it sounds like you know who did it. So you have a chance of recovering some of the losses.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By kalali
Last time I changed the belts, I routed it around...

Last time I changed the belts, I routed it around the water pump so where does it say that the water pump is electrically driven? I know the electrical fan speed is controlled by the DME but didn't...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By kalali
This could very well be the case. Getting false...

This could very well be the case. Getting false codes is a known side effect of a marginal battery. I never understood why a lot of people get very cost conscious about replacing batteries but are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By kalali
Seems a bit early to do all this but I suppose it...

Seems a bit early to do all this but I suppose it won't hurt.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By kalali
Wix makes good filters. Any brand other than FRAM.

Wix makes good filters. Any brand other than FRAM.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By kalali
How many miles on the car?

How many miles on the car?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By kalali
Make sure the nozzle holes are clean before...

Make sure the nozzle holes are clean before replacing the pump.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By kalali
Did you jack up the knuckle assembly to relieve...

Did you jack up the knuckle assembly to relieve some of the stress from the lower ball joint?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By kalali
My '03 owners manual has all the fluid capacities...

My '03 owners manual has all the fluid capacities listed in a table near the end. They must have changed this in later models. If so, this would be the only car I've heard that does not include fluid...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By kalali
Why waste all that energy twisting the knob when...

Why waste all that energy twisting the knob when it can be done automatically....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By kalali
One word, SEARCH!

One word, SEARCH!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By kalali
What made you think you'll be upgrading by using...

What made you think you'll be upgrading by using FRAM?! They make the crapiest quality oil filters regardless of the vehicle.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By kalali
Check the clutch safety switch if you're certain...

Check the clutch safety switch if you're certain that the clutch pedal is fully pressed before starting.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By kalali
I suggest getting an Owners Manual in the...

I suggest getting an Owners Manual in the meantime.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By kalali
I'm not sure how you're doing the math. If you...

I'm not sure how you're doing the math. If you already have 18" wheels, I don't see how it would be cheaper to get a set of new wheels and tires vs. buying a set of new tires unless you go with real...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By kalali
Explain the symptoms. Not starting is too vague...

Explain the symptoms. Not starting is too vague if you expect any constructive input.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By kalali
Where was this 250 amp fuse?

Where was this 250 amp fuse?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-12-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By kalali
Press and hold the button with a picture of a...

Press and hold the button with a picture of a tire in the lower center console, right next to the top buttons (if you have automatic top). That should reset the warning light. As far as I know, that...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By kalali
I originally had the fronts set at the softest...

I originally had the fronts set at the softest setting but changed the setting halfway between the softest and firmist when I switched to all season tires. The rears are still set at the softest...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By kalali
I would also recommend replacing the front top...

I would also recommend replacing the front top strut mounts. Aside from the rubber, the bearings inside the mounts can also wear out over time. Let us know how you like the spring/shock combo. I did...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By kalali
The procedure described above is good for...

The procedure described above is good for cleaning the debris trapped in the tract below the top drain hole. However, the main cause of the blockage is usually the debris trapped above the drain hole...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-10-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By kalali
Are you talking about where the air filter...

Are you talking about where the air filter housing meets the area behind the front bumper? If so, there is no vacuum there and should not cause the CEL. You probably have a small crack in the bellow...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By kalali
DISA valve is supposed to open around 3K RPM and...

DISA valve is supposed to open around 3K RPM and change the length of the intake in order to manage torque at lower engine speed. There is a slight blip in the torque curve right in that area and may...
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