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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-28-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By tonywintn
I have had the same issue with that ribbon cable...

I have had the same issue with that ribbon cable on my 2005 X5 Navi screen. I used some contact cleaner on it and have not had an issue with it the last 3-4 years.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-01-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,703
Posted By tonywintn
Educlass, it might be your fuel level sender(s). ...

Educlass, it might be your fuel level sender(s). One or both may be bad allowing the gage to only go up to 1/2 tank. Had you considered this? If you want to take the trouble to see, pack a small...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By tonywintn
I went to 80k miles on my X5 and then changed the...

I went to 80k miles on my X5 and then changed the fluid. I didn't want to wait to 100k. I first did a fluid flush- a drain and fill. That gets about half of the fluid out- 6 quarts. I used the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By tonywintn
Thank you Clearancediver for the advice. I...

Thank you Clearancediver for the advice. I jacked up my car on the right side just now and found two drain plugs just in front of the rear wheel. Both drains were clear and dry. Then I notice a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By tonywintn
I washed my car last night and now this morning...

I washed my car last night and now this morning for the first time I heard water sloshing somewhere on the right side of the car. It sounds like either the door or rear quarter panel. I open the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By tonywintn
Did the screen go out or did you just lose sync...

Did the screen go out or did you just lose sync or colors? If so, first check the ribbon cable connection inside the unit. I have had this problem a couple of times. I lost the color blue a few...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By tonywintn
On extremely hot days it takes my X5 several...

On extremely hot days it takes my X5 several minutes for the air to get really cold. It has been that way since new. I almost took it back under warranty once to complain; but I figured nothing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,524
Posted By tonywintn
What is that phone antenna line to bumper...

What is that phone antenna line to bumper antenna? I saw that loose cable in my car and have always wondered what it was for.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By tonywintn
I put the Hankook V12s on my Z last Winter. At...

I put the Hankook V12s on my Z last Winter. At first I wasn't sure I would like them; but they were in their element once the summer weather came and I am more than satisfied. No more RFTs for me.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By tonywintn
Boy do I have garage envy- very neat and...

Boy do I have garage envy- very neat and organized. Seems like a German influence based on the overall design. The nice BMW decorations are the icing on the cake.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By tonywintn
It means you are a quarter quart down from full. ...

It means you are a quarter quart down from full. It is ok.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By tonywintn
I bought this 2007 Si version early last year. I...

I bought this 2007 Si version early last year. I drove several 3.0i versions with manuals. The Si version drives/handles about the same as the non-Si but of course has a little more kick to it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By tonywintn
The OBDII system does periodic system integrity...

The OBDII system does periodic system integrity leak checks. It does the system leak check within a certain fuel tank level range; so while the system may not detect a loose or missing gas cap...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By tonywintn
I'm supposing that the engine experienced a...

I'm supposing that the engine experienced a momentary disruption in fuel supply. I'm ruling out a hot fuel issue since the tank was nearly empty. (Fresh fuel is much more volatile than old fuel) ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By tonywintn
Not much information to go on yet so let me ask...

Not much information to go on yet so let me ask you a couple of questions. It looks like you are out west, correct? On the days that it happened, were they warm days? Had you just filled your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-06-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,465
Posted By tonywintn
Last summer when I took it into the dealer for an...

Last summer when I took it into the dealer for an oil change, I complained about the initial idle being rough just after starting. It was better after using fuel injector cleaner and cleaning out...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By tonywintn
I got my 2007 3.0si one year ago. I have done...

I got my 2007 3.0si one year ago. I have done the following to mine with satisfying results. 1) Painted the calipers red. They look great through the large, open si sport wheels. 2) Added the BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By tonywintn
Glad to hear you are back on the road and sorry...

Glad to hear you are back on the road and sorry to hear a out the cost. Is there any chance that BMW will pick up the tab since it was a manufacturing defect?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By tonywintn
Forget about the what if's. You'll be missing...

Forget about the what if's. You'll be missing out on a wonderful great driving roadster. mid-60s forecasted here this weekend. I'm counting the minutes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-04-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By tonywintn
Sounds like a vacuum leak,but I'm sure he checked...

Sounds like a vacuum leak,but I'm sure he checked for that.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By tonywintn
The pulling persisted in spite of trying...

The pulling persisted in spite of trying different air pressures. The pull would seem to improve for a short time when I changed tire pressures but then worsen again. I ended up going back to the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By tonywintn
I tried 36psi but the car didn't feel right and...

I tried 36psi but the car didn't feel right and wanted to pull to the left a bit on some roads. 40psi makes the car handle better and no pulling. I just rolled the car back and forth in the garage....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By tonywintn
Yes correct size and I see no rubbing. I wasn't...

Yes correct size and I see no rubbing. I wasn't breaking the rear tires loose either.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By tonywintn
I put the Hankook V12s on my car a few months...

I put the Hankook V12s on my car a few months ago. I'm at 40 psi fronts and 38 psi backs. I have the Si sports package. I drove the car fairly aggressively today after work and I detected a slight...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By tonywintn
Might be time for a new fuel pump.

Might be time for a new fuel pump.
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