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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-18-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By shipkiller
Is this a statement or a question?

Is this a statement or a question?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-15-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By shipkiller
I may be doing this also. This is my third...

I may be doing this also. This is my third windshield and it needs to be replaced again. The pitting is bad and it is very hard to keep clean.

I've use BMW glass up till now. I think a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-08-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By shipkiller
The rains sensor is not a self contained module...

The rains sensor is not a self contained module that mounts on the glass.

Part of the assembly is actually glued to the surface of the glass.

I actually want to get away from BMW glass and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-08-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By shipkiller
BMW never offered that option on the E85/E86.

BMW never offered that option on the E85/E86.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-08-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By shipkiller
Are you talking about 'Homelink'??? which is a...

Are you talking about 'Homelink'??? which is a third party addon.... because there was never an option from the factory for a garage door opener...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-14-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By shipkiller
Transmission mounts and engine mounts are only...

Transmission mounts and engine mounts are only for better shifting. Probably the first thing to do... amazing difference.. Research the forum articles for more information.

Front Control Arm...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-14-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By shipkiller
Thanks Clearancedriver. The total search...

Thanks Clearancedriver.

The total search time to find this and many more links was 1.5 seconds....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-14-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By shipkiller
Keep the car stock. Make your alignment a little...

Keep the car stock. Make your alignment a little more aggressive (like pal states) and leave it alone.....

As a track driver and instructor, the stock car is just fine. Don't waist your money...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By shipkiller
Here is the schematic.

Here is the schematic.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-01-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By shipkiller
I consider it a failure in that almost nobody,...

I consider it a failure in that almost nobody, including BMW owners KNOW what 'Brake Force Lighting' is for/what it does and they do not make the connection that you are braking hard.

Nice...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-29-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By shipkiller
It is called 'Brake Force Lighting'.... Good...

It is called 'Brake Force Lighting'.... Good concept in theory, but big failure in practice.

Both sides will light up under hard braking... There is a couple of 'old' posts in one of the four...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By shipkiller
Daunting is a good word, but it is not as hard...

Daunting is a good word, but it is not as hard (as you found out) at is seems. Slow and steady is the word...

The steering column is amazingly simple to remove from the car.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-27-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By shipkiller
If you believe the ABS control unit is faulty...

If you believe the ABS control unit is faulty then check with these guys to see if it can be rebuilt.

https://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By shipkiller
The procedures are detailed in the BMW TIS. ...

The procedures are detailed in the BMW TIS.

It is not a simple procedure, and requires some special tools.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-20-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By shipkiller
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BT93-...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BT93-USA-08-2006-E85-BMW-Z4_M32&diagId=54_0313

Item seven (7).
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-05-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By shipkiller
I may have not been as specific as I you wanted...

I may have not been as specific as I you wanted in the PM, but on my 2003, before I coded in the extras, I could always raise or lower the windows with the key fob. I can also do this on my ///M. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By shipkiller
All these descriptions sound a lot like the E36...

All these descriptions sound a lot like the E36 door mechanism fix.
In the E36, the small plastic plunger that actually actuates latch becomes worn and is hit or miss if it works.

While I do...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By shipkiller
Guys, Your GM5 module (as it relates to the...

Guys,

Your GM5 module (as it relates to the door locks) only controls the lock and unlock function.

If you can:
1. Manually unlock the door and it still does not open...
2. Unlock the door...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-01-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By shipkiller
As what is stated in the 'door lock...

As what is stated in the 'door lock operation.pdf' applies to all years of E85's.
Remote hood (softtop) operation from the key fob was standard from 2005 on..

Using the key in the door lock....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By shipkiller
Low engine compression is the biggest reason for...

Low engine compression is the biggest reason for a vehicle to roll on a slight incline. On a large hill then, yes, using your e-brake is appropriate. We do not have hills down here...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By shipkiller
///M's only come as a six speed.... You can...

///M's only come as a six speed....

You can see from the picture that it is a Z4M and it does have a manual... Not sure why you would make that kind of comment.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-29-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By shipkiller
I almost never use my e-brake.

I almost never use my e-brake.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-28-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By shipkiller
There are a lot of different ways to do this once...

There are a lot of different ways to do this once you have the AUX cable.

My ///M came with the cable, my 2003 did not so I added it to that car. Both cars I set up the same way.

Since my wife...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By shipkiller
Incorrect. All you need is the proper cable,...

Incorrect.

All you need is the proper cable, and they can be purchased.

Do a google search on Z4 Aux input...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-25-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,265
Posted By shipkiller
Look at these.

Look at these.
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