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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By Vladi
Believe it or not, my most expensive and painful...

Believe it or not, my most expensive and painful car repairs so far were associated with water intake from various places. On my Z4M Roadster it was the classics - top drive motor killed by water....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Vladi
Well, after the post of Shipkiller I have nothing...

Well, after the post of Shipkiller I have nothing to add :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Vladi
Hi, I am not sure I understand the question....

Hi,

I am not sure I understand the question. There are online sources where the BMW-specific meanings of the P-codes (for instance P1417) as well as the hex-codes (for instance 2D09) are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-23-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Vladi
Problem solved. Ran a reset of the throttles (10...

Problem solved. Ran a reset of the throttles (10 s key on position 2, 10 s key on position 0) and the error cleared off:

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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Vladi
Sorry, my bad! I mean the EML and DSC lights went...

Sorry, my bad! I mean the EML and DSC lights went off, not "EMS and ASC" :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Vladi
Idling/EMS problems Z4M

Hi all,

Today, on starting the car, the EMS, ASC and the tyre pressure lights went off. The idling oscillated from 900 to 1200 rpm and the car went in "limp" mode. On restarting twice the EMS and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-18-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Z4 Roadster (E85) High beams dead, any tips?
Views: 429
Posted By Vladi
It's the first time I'm hearing about a bi-xenon...

It's the first time I'm hearing about a bi-xenon headlight that has two separate XENON bulbs for the low and high beams. It would mean the headlight would have two ballasts and two ignitors (one for...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-17-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Z4 Roadster (E85) High beams dead, any tips?
Views: 429
Posted By Vladi
Yeah, the only components of the headlamps that...

Yeah, the only components of the headlamps that are replaceable in those headlights are the bulbs plus sockets, the ignitor, the ballast, the lid (with the wire spring) and the aim-control motor. For...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Z4 Roadster (E85) High beams dead, any tips?
Views: 429
Posted By Vladi
As you describe it, could be a faulty switch or...

As you describe it, could be a faulty switch or LCM. You have the bixenons, right?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-15-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Vladi
I do the same - just turn the wheel all the way...

I do the same - just turn the wheel all the way to the opposite direction of the side that I'm working on. The work is possible, indeed, but seems just a bit more uncomfortable in this cramped space...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Vladi
I have a bixenon-equipped Z4 M so 225 tyres on...

I have a bixenon-equipped Z4 M so 225 tyres on the front wheels and this leaves a rather restricted passage for working on the lights, especially putting back the lid. If I remove the wheel it would...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By Vladi
I agree fully with your advise in this case...

I agree fully with your advise in this case (would give it myself), I was just a bit surprised at your harsh reaction. We have all asked somewhat foolish questions in our lifes and we have all been...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Vladi
No, those LEDs are not as bright as the OEM...

No, those LEDs are not as bright as the OEM halogen bulbs but they are close. My wish was not having something very bright but rather having something that does not burn out every 200 hours or so (I...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By Vladi
Frankly, I am a bit amazed by the reaction of...

Frankly, I am a bit amazed by the reaction of Shipkiller here. To me he is one of the gurus in this forum and I deeply respect him and appreciate his DYIs and all his contribution to the BMW-lover...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Vladi
Have a look at my experience: ...

Have a look at my experience:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719294

Unless you find a super-bright (150 lumen or more) LED bulb that "tricks" the car's bulb check system AND ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Z4 Roadster (E85) Headlights in a fog
Views: 311
Posted By Vladi
Keep in mind that the fogging has not come out of...

Keep in mind that the fogging has not come out of the blue. There must be a solid reason for it and if you don't fend it off you risk ending up with more fog few months later. Try removing the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-09-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Z4 Roadster (E85) Headlights in a fog
Views: 311
Posted By Vladi
If it is the external part of the lens (facing...

If it is the external part of the lens (facing the polycarbonate lid), cleaning will be next to impossible since access to this surface is only possible by cuttig the seam between the polycarbonate...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Vladi
Haha! Good one! And I bet hardly more than 10% of...

Haha! Good one! And I bet hardly more than 10% of the stuff stacked inside is used to really do the job. The remainder 90% is used to control if the job is done and communicate the result to the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Vladi
Oh, and the Hella ballasts (especially the...

Oh, and the Hella ballasts (especially the original one) are simple compared to my Renault's ballasts :angel:

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp175/v_spassov/image010_res-1_zpsfe4774fc.jpg
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
Posted By Vladi
As everybody else suggested here, get rid of the...

As everybody else suggested here, get rid of the run-flats. Having very bad experience with my Z4M Roadster, I would also recommend you to check your car for shipping blocks. I discovered mine were...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-06-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Vladi
Z4 xenon ballast - did I get scammed?

The story starts here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719294

Few days after replacement of the ballasts I noticed that the lights would start not more than 3 out of 4 attempts...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Towing standard transmission Z3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Vladi
Or something like this: ...

Or something like this:

http://static.autoblog.nl/images/wp/volkner%20mobile%20home%20slk.jpg
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-26-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Z4 Coupe (E86) Z4 Headlight Issues
Views: 2,457
Posted By Vladi
There's no such a thing like ballasts that are...

There's no such a thing like ballasts that are not designed for xenon bulbs. :eek: Ballasts are the electronic modules that limit the current through the gas discharge of the xenon bulbs. In a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,589
Posted By Vladi
In fact, what ultimately kills the bearings is...

In fact, what ultimately kills the bearings is the high load. It can come by far not only at high RPMs and racing-style driving since above say 2500 rpm the S54 has already 90% of its peak torque....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,589
Posted By Vladi
Thank you Randy. Being a R&D engineer, I have to...

Thank you Randy. Being a R&D engineer, I have to follow this simple "flowchart" on a daily basis.
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