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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Rob2m
I'm guessing the left ear couldn't pick up on...

I'm guessing the left ear couldn't pick up on that side then! :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-27-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Rob2m
Mine are out. I think they are more relevant for...

Mine are out. I think they are more relevant for insects which doesn't really apply in the Uk.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By Rob2m
If its closing when the lock is held it proves...

If its closing when the lock is held it proves the motor and power are there, it sounds to me something simple like the door switch/s.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Rob2m
If the calipers are sticking and binding on, the...

If the calipers are sticking and binding on, the rotors will overheat.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By Rob2m
How do you know they were over torqued?

How do you know they were over torqued?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-04-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,750
Posted By Rob2m
Mines only got 40K miles on but it's lived...

Mines only got 40K miles on but it's lived outdoors through 4 winters now, The post is fairly pointless though, The roof on mine goes down a couple of times a day all through sunny months, so mileage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-22-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Rob2m
A clue may be in the fact the PT cruiser has a...

A clue may be in the fact the PT cruiser has a blown head gasket!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Rob2m
I ran mine with it out for a couple of days after...

I ran mine with it out for a couple of days after moving the motor but the clanking of the 'extras' in the boot and the extra drone of road noise made me put it back in, also there is the potential...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-13-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By Rob2m
Historically with cars a loose alternator belt is...

Historically with cars a loose alternator belt is the cause of this, I have no direct experience on a Z4 though.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-28-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Rob2m
Wing mirror glass flapping

Anyone else had this, the mirror glass appears to be wobbling and loose, is it just stuck on and if so with what?
Ta.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-31-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Rob2m
The rubber 'thing' just pulls off, mine are both...

The rubber 'thing' just pulls off, mine are both in the boot but I live in the UK. They just caused sludge to build up in the wells.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Rob2m
Soft top cleaning advice.

Any recommendations on what to clean my soft top with, It has a touch of green appearing on one side?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-09-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Rob2m
It sounds like a sensor to me. The most common...

It sounds like a sensor to me. The most common issue is the motor that lifts and lowers the roof getting submerged but if yours isn't even trying to unhook from the screen which is another motor then...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-25-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Rob2m
Does the lift motor sound okay, there is a...

Does the lift motor sound okay, there is a mechanical cable attached to the red pull ring in the boot, if that is not fully home it would cause the lift to go slow as it releases the pressure from...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-29-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By Rob2m
As a cautionary tale, when I had mine done,...

As a cautionary tale, when I had mine done, stripped and dipped, the chap at the shop recommended me to stay clear of the car wash places everywhere that use very strong chemicals to clean the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-18-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,802
Posted By Rob2m
Here in the UK the road tax is 250 for the 2.0l...

Here in the UK the road tax is 250 for the 2.0l size, 500 thereafter, Swmbo has one and it doesn't matter much, she's not heavy on the loud pedal!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-05-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By Rob2m
Ah, thanks. :thumbup:

Ah, thanks. :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By Rob2m
Do the window positions automatically reset? I...

Do the window positions automatically reset? I assume you mean the positions of the windows at rest? :dunno:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-15-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Rob2m
There is a white plastic adjuster on the bowden...

There is a white plastic adjuster on the bowden cable that is attached to the red ring in the boot, if it is slightly too tight it can reduce the pumping pressure of the hydraulic fluid.
Its...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By Rob2m
Yup, there is no access, the pump or motor and...

Yup, there is no access, the pump or motor and everything is mounted on a leg of the roof in the LH side. This was probably to make roof manufacturing and fitting easier and done away from the car.
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-08-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,346
Posted By Rob2m
Move to the UK, you will only miss it 2 days a...

Move to the UK, you will only miss it 2 days a year then!

Sorry cant help.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rob2m
Practice makes perfect, when you have done it a...

Practice makes perfect, when you have done it a few times it becomes easier. I do mine from inside the cabin and use guess work. From what I remember make sure you have the rod fully seated in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Rob2m
I had to change a snapped one on my 08 with 33k...

I had to change a snapped one on my 08 with 33k miles, it cracked off about 2" of the thinner tail part. The internet doesn't seem to rate the OEM ones very highly.

I did mine easily, I just used...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-23-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By Rob2m
I wish the weather here would warrant the thought...

I wish the weather here would warrant the thought process of rotating its parking!

Anyhoo T cut polished it up pretty well. :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By Rob2m
Headlamp discolouration/blistering

Anyone else had this, It looks like the Headlamp has had something like evostick smeared along the top edge.
Are they plastic?
It only appears on one side and across the top of the lens, it feels...
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