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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,410
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: 48
Views: 1,410
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...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By kalali
Fair point. My comment was primarily based on my...

Fair point. My comment was primarily based on my experience on many bikes that I've owned over the last 40 years or so and now stay away from very low mileage older bikes.
I certainly didn't mean to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By kalali
Thanks to all the encouragement from the members...

Thanks to all the encouragement from the members I just completed the replacement of the two belts.. Well, I wouldn't call it "stunningly" easy but it wasn't all that bad. The difficult part for me...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By kalali
Well, I'll hopefully agree with your assessment...

Well, I'll hopefully agree with your assessment after I have (successfully) replaced the belts this weekend.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By kalali
Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated....

Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated. My main concern/question was around the A/C belt where some of the videos show the guy removing a mounting bolt before rotating the tensioner with a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By kalali
Replacing drive belts

I searched and there is plenty of info out there but nothing specific for Z4. Has anyone here replaced the two drive belts themselves? The space is very tight but the serpentine seems easy to access...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-15-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By kalali
A very low mileage car is not necessarily a good...

A very low mileage car is not necessarily a good thing and driving only a few miles day in day out is probably the worst type of use for the engine/transmission. I'd rather buy a car that is driven...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By kalali
Yes, part of the Sports package.

Yes, part of the Sports package.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By kalali
You first need to find out what system came on...

You first need to find out what system came on the car; HiFi or top HiFi w/DSP. Do you have subwoofers behind the seats?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By kalali
The only thing I'd let Meineke touch on my Z4 is...

The only thing I'd let Meineke touch on my Z4 is the muffler....For $150, I'd let the dealer do the flush.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By kalali
That's because most other folks had the top-end...

That's because most other folks had the top-end DSP unit with the 2 ohm subs.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By kalali
The front jack points are located on the frame...

The front jack points are located on the frame rail about a foot or so behind the front wheel. Look and you can't miss the jack point.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-08-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By kalali
yes only if you're a midget...

yes only if you're a midget...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-07-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By kalali
Are you talking about the navigation screen?

Are you talking about the navigation screen?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By kalali
Not sure what are you're talking about. You mean...

Not sure what are you're talking about. You mean the control on the stalk don't work, e.g., mileage, fuel left, etc.?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By kalali
Well, if you have ruled out fuses/relays, at the...

Well, if you have ruled out fuses/relays, at the minimum you'll need to remove the door panel and take a close visual. If decide to do this, make sure you use a plastic tool for separating the panel...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-04-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,410
Posted By kalali
Car manufacturers take safety equipment functions...

Car manufacturers take safety equipment functions very seriously, especially unintended airbag deployments. This could have easily caused death if that seat was occupied by a passenger. Glad to see...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-02-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By kalali
On my '03 the reset button is on the lower dash...

On my '03 the reset button is on the lower dash next to the power top buttons. With the ignition on, press and hold.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-27-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By kalali
I thought I was the only one who knew that...

I thought I was the only one who knew that trick....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By kalali
Thanks for letting us know. I wished everyone was...

Thanks for letting us know. I wished everyone was nice enough to post the outcome.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,410
Posted By kalali
I don't see much an option. If you want to keep...

I don't see much an option. If you want to keep the car then you need to do as suggested and plan to pay for the cost of the sensor replacement. Labor cost may be included in the cost of replacing...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-22-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By kalali
What do you mean by the starter not engaging? Do...

What do you mean by the starter not engaging? Do you hear a click or there is nothing? If there is absolutely no sound and the lights work, then either the clutch switch is not engaging or the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,410
Posted By kalali
I recall one older thread where exact thing...

I recall one older thread where exact thing happened to another owner. Looks like it also tore up the top of the dash. Thank god there was no passenger, especially a child in that seat. Please keep...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-19-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By kalali
And avoid automatic car washes...Aside from...

And avoid automatic car washes...Aside from ruining the top fabric and the paint, they'll push water into the top-body gap and flood the top motor housing.
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