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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By WestCDA
Actually, you can run an XP virtual machine on...

Actually, you can run an XP virtual machine on Windows 8/10 using Microsoft's Hyper-V, provided the operating system is 64 bit and at least PRO version or higher. The Hyper-V software is no cost,...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-30-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By WestCDA
When I first picked my car up from the dealer,...

When I first picked my car up from the dealer, the tramlining was terrible (on OEM Bridgestone runflat tires). After discovering they had the pressure set to 32 PSI all around, I adjusted it to the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-29-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By WestCDA
.. and adjusts the shift points on automatic...

.. and adjusts the shift points on automatic transmission cars.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By WestCDA
Are you actually looking to purchase a car, or...

Are you actually looking to purchase a car, or just trying to solicit high dollar car valuations in the hope of increasing the settlement offer from your insurance company?

If you feel your car...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By WestCDA
Possibly a stuck thermostat, given the fact it...

Possibly a stuck thermostat, given the fact it recovered and resumed normal operation.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,235
Posted By WestCDA
Yes, the tone is getting a little combative,...

Yes, the tone is getting a little combative, isn't it?

I also have the RE050A OEM runflats on my car, as it was purchased as a certified car and they ensure that certified vehicles have good...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-17-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By WestCDA
I went this route with my car (no ULF), which I...

I went this route with my car (no ULF), which I continue to be very pleased with. With the physically larger iPhones, I'll be upgrading this year from my iPhone 4S and sadly have to find an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-03-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By WestCDA
A higher wattage soldering iron (with a clean...

A higher wattage soldering iron (with a clean tip) will probably help to melt the solder before too much heat is wicked away into the attached battery. But again, are you sure it's a dead, no longer...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-01-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By WestCDA
Yes, you can open the key case and replace the...

Yes, you can open the key case and replace the battery - there are instructions out there if you look for them. Be sure you actually need to do this, before undertaking it. The factory key fobs...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By WestCDA
On the picture shown of the drivers side, just...

On the picture shown of the drivers side, just remove the lower dash panel under the steering wheel. You'll see the ground connector, there are no additional covers on it. You can see the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By WestCDA
I don't know what you are attaching with your...

I don't know what you are attaching with your add-on circuit, but if you are planning on using one of those pliers crimped 'guillotine' splices they aren't a great electrical connection - not to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By WestCDA
I went back and looked at the photos I took when...

I went back and looked at the photos I took when doing my seat wiring. The ground connector is actually above the kick panel - you can see it here when the lower dash panel is removed.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By WestCDA
The common ground connector has multiple wiring...

The common ground connector has multiple wiring 'slots', that accepts a number of brown ground wires into that single connector. You can either add a new ground wire to the connector if a slot is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By WestCDA
There are ground connections behind the kick...

There are ground connections behind the kick panels on each side, which tie a number of grounding wires to a single ground stud to the chassis.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By WestCDA
I and many others have the same engine, and have...

I and many others have the same engine, and have had zero issues with lifter noise. Yes, I can hear faint mechanical noises when the engine is running and the hood is up, but I've never heard...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-29-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By WestCDA
Congratulations on what sounds like a very nice...

Congratulations on what sounds like a very nice car - enjoy the drive home! :)



All three of those items are a huge source of added profit for the dealer. The paint protection is a blatant...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By WestCDA
I don't think there is any way to be sure, other...

I don't think there is any way to be sure, other than to check if you still have the original retainer to see whether it's for the H5 or H6. My 06 SI was built Feb 2006, and originally came with the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-25-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By WestCDA
The cars came with either an H5 or an H6 - the H6...

The cars came with either an H5 or an H6 - the H6 is wider, heavier and higher capacity. There is a plastic slide in battery retainer at the bottom right side of the battery well that clamps/secures...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By WestCDA
Not correct - the E85 uses a diversity antenna...

Not correct - the E85 uses a diversity antenna system, which incorporates both the fender and bumper antennas for FM reception. Replacing the rod antenna with a shorty can degrade AM and/or FM...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By WestCDA
No it doesn't, which is to be expected - a...

No it doesn't, which is to be expected - a shorter antenna is a cosmetic upgrade, and there is a performance trade-off. In the city for me it works just fine, on the highway it will lose signal...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-22-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By WestCDA
The seats are not sold by BMW as an assembly, so...

The seats are not sold by BMW as an assembly, so the only option for 'new' would be to purchase the all the parts and build them up - a ridiculously expensive proposition.

OP - try updating your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-19-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By WestCDA
Glad you found it interesting, Enzed4. My work...

Glad you found it interesting, Enzed4. My work often involves optimization of Wi-Fi signals inside very large industrial plants, and I too know that bodies of liquid (such as large chemical storage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-18-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By WestCDA
It works even better with a jug of water, than...

It works even better with a jug of water, than using your head alone. You can take up your argument with professor Boley if you have another theory. :)

As he says in the video, 'Do the damned...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By WestCDA
I have the same Specdock iPhone mount, but...

I have the same Specdock iPhone mount, but connected to a Mediabridge. The phone plays and is charged through the dock connector by the Mediabridge, the same as if it was plugged in to USB power. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By WestCDA
noun, plural antennas for 1, antennae ...

noun, plural antennas for 1, antennae [an-ten-ee] (Show IPA), for 2.

1. a conductor by which electromagnetic waves are sent out or received, consisting commonly of a wire or set of wires;...
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