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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By kalali
The groaning sound you hear is the autolevelling...

The groaning sound you hear is the autolevelling mechanism/motor and you may not be able to hear it if you started up the car with the lights on. At this point you have established that your system...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By kalali
Thanks for the update. But in my case there is no...

Thanks for the update. But in my case there is no code, which I find hard to believe, at least according to my indy mechanic. I know I'll end up having the dealer take a look since I just can't stand...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By kalali
Have you checked it? They must have changed that...

Have you checked it? They must have changed that in '04 MY because that's not true on my '03.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By kalali
[QUOTE=dc_wright;8525916] ....I'm getting the...

[QUOTE=dc_wright;8525916]
....I'm getting the codes read tomorrow at the dealer. :cry:
QUOTE]


So what did the dealer say? Curious minds want to know....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By kalali
There is no performance package option on E85 Z4....

There is no performance package option on E85 Z4. It is premium, sport, cold weather or convenient package.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By kalali
And remember always remove the fill plug first...

And remember always remove the fill plug first before removing the drain plug. Live and learn.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By kalali
Wow, that must have hurt. Some dealers have a...

Wow, that must have hurt. Some dealers have a license to steal with no repercussions.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By kalali
A portion of the autoleveling mechanism is right...

A portion of the autoleveling mechanism is right behind the lower end of the front strut passenger side near the control arm. If you remove the wheel and look down in that area you should see a short...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-16-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By kalali
Why upgrade something that is never used?!

Why upgrade something that is never used?!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By kalali
Hopefully it's just a false alarm and something...

Hopefully it's just a false alarm and something tripped the sensor. By the way, I did a bit of research on the seat occupancy sensor and it looks like on BMW sedan models its located right at the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By kalali
I followed service adviser's advice but still had...

I followed service adviser's advice but still had to pay for the diagnostics cost. The repair cost would have been mostly for the labor hours involved taking the seat bottom apart in order to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,879
Posted By kalali
You should also verify the overheat using a temp...

You should also verify the overheat using a temp gun. Also keep in mind engine overheat could potentially damage the cylinder head if it is not addressed quickly.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By kalali
dc, is this the first time the light has come on?...

dc, is this the first time the light has come on? In my case this is the second time. Last time was about two years ago and I took it to the dealer. The diagnosed it as passenger occupancy sensor...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By kalali
FYI, battery tender is not a battery charger. Get...

FYI, battery tender is not a battery charger. Get the battery load tested. You might have a slow drain.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-13-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By kalali
Looks like I'll be getting the drill ready....

Looks like I'll be getting the drill ready....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By kalali
SRS Indicator

The SRS indicator lit up on my dash last week. I took it to my local mechanic and they scanned it using their BWM scanner but there was no SRS code present and they reset the indicator. The issue is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-08-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By kalali
My point exactly.

My point exactly.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-07-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By kalali
Has that been confirmed? I don't hear a...

Has that been confirmed? I don't hear a "grinding" noise in the video. It sounds more like an internal non-metallic rubbing noise. Interested to see the final verdict.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By kalali
Looks like the passenger deactivation switch is...

Looks like the passenger deactivation switch is only available on the north American models.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By kalali
I had an old Alfa that had similar symptoms and...

I had an old Alfa that had similar symptoms and it turned out to be the wheel bearing. Sounded nothing like a "normal" faulty bearing should sound.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-01-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By kalali
I think what he meant was you're doing some burn...

I think what he meant was you're doing some burn outs "secretly".....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By kalali
Look inside the trunk lid right behind the light....

Look inside the trunk lid right behind the light. If you look closely you'll see three holes and the nuts are deep inside the holes. You'll need a long extension and IIRC a 10mm deep socket. Just be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-26-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,047
Posted By kalali
I'm trying really hard not bash you but it's not...

I'm trying really hard not bash you but it's not easy...You didn't want to pay for repair and you put your passenger (or yourself but obviously you don't care) at risk. And now you complain about BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,047
Posted By kalali
Note to self: Next time, when an accident can not...

Note to self: Next time, when an accident can not be avoided, speed up to make sure the damage is proportional to the potential injury from the air bag....

Sorry, just could not resist. All points...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,047
Posted By kalali
It's difficult to quantify what highly overrating...

It's difficult to quantify what highly overrating means but the bottom line is you're safer in a car that has one vs. a car that does not. Statistically speaking anyone who has been riding a...
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