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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By shipkiller
The mount bolts that are the most problematic are...

The mount bolts that are the most problematic are the right side ones. If they break, then the engine tilts and makes some funny noises. The bolts do not initially break. They back out (loosen)...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By shipkiller
what???

what???
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By shipkiller
There is no service manual because according to...

There is no service manual because according to BMW, you are supposed to replace the transmission, not repair it...

For the most part, you are on your own... you might want to contact some BMW...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-15-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By shipkiller
If it really is a hydraulic fluid leak, then the...

If it really is a hydraulic fluid leak, then the top must come out of the car.
The most likely suspect is one (or both) of the hydraulic power cylinders has issues. It is very unlikely (but not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By shipkiller
That means the rear micro-switch was not made.....

That means the rear micro-switch was not made.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By shipkiller
The rear micro-switch only keeps the top from...

The rear micro-switch only keeps the top from OPENING.
You can test this three ways

1. Manually unlock the top using the ‘emergency opening’ procedures located in your owner’s manual or located...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-09-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By shipkiller
Yes,<O:p Use a hose and siphon out the...

Yes,<O:p
Use a hose and siphon out the remaining fuel into a suitable container and measure… <O:p

And I am not trying to be a smarta$$......<O:p
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-06-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By shipkiller
Z4M Steering Angle Sensor Replacement

I put the DIY over on here: http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1032388
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By shipkiller
You have asked a question and want a detailed...

You have asked a question and want a detailed answer but have not provided much in the way of input

We are going to assume you have Xenon headlights because you used the word "ballast' but we are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By shipkiller
That is one option, and it is not wrong.<O:p ...

That is one option, and it is not wrong.<O:p

But have you considered looking for an independent BMW (Eurocar) shop. <O:p

A good inde-shop is just as good or better than the dealer in...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By shipkiller
There are only four data buss's on the E85/E86. ...

There are only four data buss's on the E85/E86.

K-bus (GM5, RLS, SZM SM, EWSII, PDC, CVW, LSZ, Radio, CDC, HIFI, CID, NAV, VM and TEL)
PT-Can (LWS, EPS, DSC, DME, EGS/SMG) (also known as the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By shipkiller
Just to be clear, an standard ODB-II scan tool...

Just to be clear, an standard ODB-II scan tool will NOT report any SRS Air bag error codes.
Pulling the battery will not clear the codes and they will not reset after a number of drive cycles. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By shipkiller
Do you feel better now?

Do you feel better now?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-29-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By shipkiller
I do not think the headunit has the capability to...

I do not think the headunit has the capability to place and answer phone calls itself. I might me mistaken.. I will see this afternoon when I drive home..

Call it 'theory to practice'.... ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-28-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By shipkiller
I do not have a good answer to that question. ...

I do not have a good answer to that question. It's BMW... it's possible...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By shipkiller
It is a possibility that all 2006's (you did not...

It is a possibility that all 2006's (you did not specify) have the multi-function option. I do know that not all Z4's had this option. My E85 did not and I had to add it later. BMW actually makes...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-27-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By shipkiller
The buttons on the steering wheel are an OPTION. ...

The buttons on the steering wheel are an OPTION. They were not put on all Z4's.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 49,301
Posted By shipkiller
PM an email address.

PM an email address.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By shipkiller
Use the 'emergency top release' located in the...

Use the 'emergency top release' located in the trunk.

Procedures for use are located in the owners manual.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-22-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By shipkiller
From your description, the motor is not working...

From your description, the motor is not working at all. As (clumsily) stated before, if you CAN close the top normally but NOT open the top normally, it is your rear micro-switch.

<O:pSince you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By shipkiller
If the top does not normally open, and then you...

If the top does not normally open, and then you partially open the top (manually) and then try to close it normally and it closes, then its the rear micro-switch.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By shipkiller
THAT, is a piece that goes in the ASHTRAY.....to...

THAT, is a piece that goes in the ASHTRAY.....to put out your cancer sticks...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By shipkiller
Are you SURE of the routing of the wiring along...

Are you SURE of the routing of the wiring along the softtop mechanizium (moving parts)? A pinched wire internal to the cabin (near the controller) is not as big of risk as a pinched wire in the loom...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By shipkiller
The owners manual does not list what options can...

The owners manual does not list what options can be setup for your key...

Some of the Key/Car functions are automatic. (locking/unlocking, two button window down, softtop lower/raise (depending...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By shipkiller
If you are talking about piece eight (8) or six...

If you are talking about piece eight (8) or six (6) (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BU33&mospid=49304&btnr=51_4963&hg=51&fg=75)
then, no not from a safety standpoint. But these...
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