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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By shipkiller
BMW's are hard to bypass because they are...

BMW's are hard to bypass because they are DESIGNED to be hard. Its an anti-theft feature. The ByPass is 'bypassing' the EWS module.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By shipkiller
approx. two (2) gallons...

approx. two (2) gallons...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By shipkiller
A mid-chassis mounted “saddle” type tank is used...

A mid-chassis mounted “saddle” type tank is used providing a tunnel for the driveshaft but creates two separate lower chambers. The upper portion of the tank is open, internally.

There are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-16-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By shipkiller
If that is the case, then your car is NOT 'coded'...

If that is the case, then your car is NOT 'coded' for the seat/memory convenience.
The key itself is not programed. The programming is in the General Module but needs to be activated.

If you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By shipkiller
No, you do not have to drop the tank. It is...

No, you do not have to drop the tank.

It is pretty easy to get the entire assembly out. Just a lot of interference to remove first.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By shipkiller
If you have your owners manuals, there should be...

If you have your owners manuals, there should be a card with the code.

Most likely not.

Two other ways.

The code is printed on the Bluetooth module. You can get it from that. See HERE...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By shipkiller
This is what I do. The key must be in POS 1...

This is what I do.

The key must be in POS 1 (ignition on) or car running.

Set the seat to the farthest position away from the wheel you need. e.g. entering and exiting the car. Save that to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By shipkiller
When you replace a LCM you MUST have the new...

When you replace a LCM you MUST have the new module synchronized with the instrument cluster (Kombie).

The reason for this is the vehicles mileage is stored in both places and the LCM must be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By shipkiller
There is no temperature sensor. The owners...

There is no temperature sensor. The owners manual just is a warning.

dc_write is correct in that the symptoms you describe are classic for the rear microswitch.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By shipkiller
I remember a thread or two a few years back on...

I remember a thread or two a few years back on one of the Z4 forums, that talked about an insert and/or a replacement socket. You will have to search for it. A Google search is best. The forum...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-09-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By shipkiller
Gauge? You can use a voltmeter. Just do not...

Gauge?

You can use a voltmeter. Just do not short the probes or you will blow the fuse..
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-09-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By shipkiller
The socket probably works. The Z4 has an odd...

The socket probably works. The Z4 has an odd size power socket so sometimes you need to wiggle the plug to get a good connection....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-09-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By shipkiller
I am using the exact model dc_wright mentions in...

I am using the exact model dc_wright mentions in his response on my MC... Works like a champ..
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-03-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By shipkiller
On the Z4, due to the fact that it does not have...

On the Z4, due to the fact that it does not have an IBS system, there is no apparent reason you cannot charge directly to the battery. If the car had an IBS system, then that is a different story...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-02-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By shipkiller
There are two distinct manuals. The...

There are two distinct manuals.
The mechanical manual is call the TIS. The electrical manual is called the WDS.

Both are electronic format and both can be downloaded from the internet (a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-31-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By shipkiller
It is not recommended to hook directly up to the...

It is not recommended to hook directly up to the battery. The recommended way is to use the terminals in the engine compartment.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,759
Posted By shipkiller
I think you needed to resolve your 'frozen wheel'...

I think you needed to resolve your 'frozen wheel' issue before you replaced your dampers...

If you thought you bought adjustable dampers but found out there is no adjustment on the actual...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By shipkiller
Yes. Same unit from 2003 to 2008.

Yes. Same unit from 2003 to 2008.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By shipkiller
It takes 12 lbs. of pressure to activate the seat...

It takes 12 lbs. of pressure to activate the seat mat. I doubt most small bags have enough weight to activate the mat, if this is so, then they do not have enough weight to damage it....

It is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-14-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By shipkiller
Most likely, its not a bolts issue... I could...

Most likely, its not a bolts issue... I could just a non-threatening, non-engine destruction Vano's rattle.

Read more here: http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/s54_vanos_rattle_procedure.htm
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By shipkiller
The S54 Vanos bolt issue 'normally' can be heard...

The S54 Vanos bolt issue 'normally' can be heard or is the most prevalent around 3000RPM. It will sound like 'marbles in a can'.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By shipkiller
The vanos seals issue was fixed in the very late...

The vanos seals issue was fixed in the very late 2005 model year. ALL vanos before this have a vanos seal issue because the seal material uses was not Viton, which caused seal degradation.

For...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By shipkiller
The spacers may not have been glued to the hub. ...

The spacers may not have been glued to the hub. It may have corroded onto the hub.

This is an issue with some of the spacers that have been left on the hub for long periods of time without...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-28-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By shipkiller
Pull the spacers out first and see what happens...

Pull the spacers out first and see what happens then.

A 25mm spacer is really big, and if they are not 'hub centric' then vibration issues will come about.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 896
Posted By shipkiller
Really, I will have to check that out and...

Really,

I will have to check that out and try some experimentation.... :thumbup:
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