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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By kalali
As I had expected, the rear shock mount was the...

As I had expected, the rear shock mount was the culprit. Somehow the shock center bolt had worked itself loose enough to give some slack to the top washer as the car went over small bumps. It was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By kalali
Rattle from trunk area

2003 Z4 roadster, 124K miles. I hear a rattling sound from the trunk area most pronounced during low speed drive. Shocks were replaced with Koni Sport yellows but the mounts were reused. Are the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-17-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By kalali
Glad you're OK but please loose all those pin...

Glad you're OK but please loose all those pin striping after you fix the car.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By kalali
It's the window regulator that needs to be...

It's the window regulator that needs to be replaced. I did it last summer and took me a good couple of hours. Its not that difficult but very awkward to handle. I found a couple of videos - one was...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By kalali
People who say 2 out of 10 are just bragging. I'd...

People who say 2 out of 10 are just bragging. I'd call it BS, with all due respect of course. Or may be I'm just not handy with tools like all those guys. Either way, on my scale an oil/filter change...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By kalali
On a 2003? Extended warranty is usually not...

On a 2003? Extended warranty is usually not extended for 13 years. A new one costs around $100 and takes about 20minutes to replace. Just do it and move on.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-01-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By kalali
I replaced shocks/struts at 95k miles and all...

I replaced shocks/struts at 95k miles and all four were completely worn. By worn I mean I could push them down with only one finger and they would stay put. My guess is they should have been replaced...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,724
Posted By kalali
Nicely done. Nice wheels too. Enjoy the ride.

Nicely done. Nice wheels too. Enjoy the ride.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-16-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By kalali
If it were my 03 doing this, I would check the...

If it were my 03 doing this, I would check the idle control valve and the associated components but they might have employed a different design in the newer/07 models. The absence of a code suggests...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-15-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By kalali
Try disconnecting each stick coil one at a time...

Try disconnecting each stick coil one at a time with the engine running and see which one has no affect. You should also take a look at the spark plugs to check their condition. Sounds like an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By kalali
There are a lot of factors that can contribute to...

There are a lot of factors that can contribute to "darting/tramlining" and as far a I know the lower control arm bushings are not on top of the list. Unless you either motocross or have unusually...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-29-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By kalali
Just as an FYI mostly for those of us stateside,...

Just as an FYI mostly for those of us stateside, your car's wiring diagram as well as lighting features may differ from cars destined for North America. FWIW.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By kalali
Koni Sport yellow with stock springs. At 114K...

Koni Sport yellow with stock springs. At 114K your shocks/struts are completely shot. You'll see when you take them off.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By kalali
Well, was that the problem?

Well, was that the problem?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By kalali
Try the realoem.com and see if you can find the...

Try the realoem.com and see if you can find the parts diagram showing the controls. I seriously doubt that your heater core is the issue. It appears that the mechanisms controlling the flaps are not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By kalali
If you're talking about the little round speakers...

If you're talking about the little round speakers against the back panel right behind the head rest, I find those particularly pretty useless, especially if your seat is pushed far back. In my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,593
Posted By kalali
For that much money, they should have included a...

For that much money, they should have included a brand new top as part of the repair.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By kalali
The SRS system doesn't allow for clearing the...

The SRS system doesn't allow for clearing the code(s) while the root cause has not been addressed. I went through a similar experience a year or so ago when the SRS light lit up and I took my car to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-02-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By kalali
Oil Pressure Gauge

Has anyone tried adding an oil pressure gauge in their Z4? Or does anyone know where to connect a gauge on the engine to measure oil pressure? Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-31-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By kalali
Thanks for letting us know.

Thanks for letting us know.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-31-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By kalali
The fuel pump is in the tank and the humming...

The fuel pump is in the tank and the humming noise is the fuel pump priming prior to starting the car. How many miles on the car? I would also suggest that adding fuel additives will do nothing to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-21-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By kalali
Regardless of which sealer you use, make sure you...

Regardless of which sealer you use, make sure you carefully read the instructions. In particular, note the ambient temperature for best results. You may need to wait for a warm sunny day to apply the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By kalali
What!? The guy is saying the car is pulling...

What!? The guy is saying the car is pulling really bad to the left. To the OP: You need to get out of the car and walk over and take a look at your left tire. May not be a bad idea to check the air...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By kalali
Based on the information you've provided, your...

Based on the information you've provided, your guess is as good as anyone reading your description.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-31-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By kalali
If you regularly run your car through automatic...

If you regularly run your car through automatic car wash, you're wasting your time trying to fix water leaks. The way you should fix your leak is by washing your car by hand.
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