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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-30-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By Andyz4
Since you're on this site, it's too late. You ARE...

Since you're on this site, it's too late. You ARE a car geek. ;)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Andyz4
When I replaced my top motor and moved it to the...

When I replaced my top motor and moved it to the trunk, it worked great initially but after a few weeks it started sounding funny and stalling like it had air in the system. Also the hydraulic fluid...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,921
Posted By Andyz4
Alan, this thread is over 10 years old so I don't...

Alan, this thread is over 10 years old so I don't think you will find those parts new anymore...sorry.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-21-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Andyz4
My car (had) the CD changer, so it is a simple...

My car (had) the CD changer, so it is a simple plug-and-play to the connectors in the boot. If your car doesn't have the CD changer wiring, then the Grom connects to the back of the head unit. Both...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Andyz4
Try this: With the key on, press and hold the...

Try this: With the key on, press and hold the window switch down for the count of 5, then press up. If it window raises, it just needs programming. If not, likely need a new switch.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Andyz4
Yes I have the Grom BT3. Never tried the aux...

Yes I have the Grom BT3. Never tried the aux outputs but the BT streaming is top notch and allows full use of steering wheel controls. Unfortunately my Grom stopped working unexpectedly a few weeks...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-15-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Andyz4
Did you get it solved? Sounds like window works...

Did you get it solved? Sounds like window works just needs programming. Do a search and you will find a few threads on topic.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-12-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Andyz4
Tom, sounds like your manual hydraulic release...

Tom, sounds like your manual hydraulic release (cable red pull in trunk) is stuck, not uncommon. Removing plastic shelf won't help, neither will forcing top. There are a few threads on getting it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-10-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Andyz4
That upper latch is not a latch at all, just a...

That upper latch is not a latch at all, just a blanking plate. It is very solid, in fact I attached my camera mount to it for track events..
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-05-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Andyz4
Suggest removing electrical connectors to both...

Suggest removing electrical connectors to both the coil and injector on #5 and give them a good shot of contact cleaner before reinstalling. If that doesn't fix it, try swapping #5 coil with another...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-03-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,515
Posted By Andyz4
Doing track events has increased my situational...

Doing track events has increased my situational awareness exponentially while giving my inner demon a place to let loose. It has also helped me stay more composed when dealing with antagonistic...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-03-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Andyz4
Help! No Magazine Error

Hi, last year I installed a Grom BT3 Bluetooth interface on my 2006 Z4 so I could stream music from the oem radio. The device replaces the disc changer in the trunk, and was pretty much plug and...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-02-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,076
Posted By Andyz4
Amen brother

Amen brother
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-01-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Andyz4
If the engine runs smoothly for some time after...

If the engine runs smoothly for some time after you clear the code, logic says if a plug, coil or injector was bad the misfire would continue. It's really odd that clearing the code makes it run...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-29-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Andyz4
When you say "it happened again and again" do you...

When you say "it happened again and again" do you mean it misfired or just the CEL lit again? Because at first you said it ran rough with CEL and later you called it a false alarm.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-28-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Andyz4
I went with the Bilstein B6's all around as mine...

I went with the Bilstein B6's all around as mine has the non-sport suspension. Also added the support plates. Love the B6's, firm but not punishing ride and very planted in transitions, important...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-22-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,076
Posted By Andyz4
Those are all good points guys with real-world...

Those are all good points guys with real-world examples. It actually makes my point that if NG had been pushed more back then, technological and infrastructure hurdles would have been overcome by...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-21-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,076
Posted By Andyz4
Speaking of natural gas, I'm not sure why it...

Speaking of natural gas, I'm not sure why it never caught on as an everyday fuel alternative for our vehicles. It is already in gaseous state and burns much cleaner than gas or diesel with higher...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-19-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Andyz4
Phil, if the issue is in the pump the whine will...

Phil, if the issue is in the pump the whine will generally increase with load i.e.turning. If a belt or tensioner the whine would increase more with rpm. Also, even alternators can whine when the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-18-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,076
Posted By Andyz4
The length of this thread alone is proof that...

The length of this thread alone is proof that EV's are gaining ground exponentially. As a mechanic in another life, I have to admit that the modern ICE engine/transmission is almost ridiculously...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-17-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Andyz4
SRQ, as you may know there are 2 top motors. The...

SRQ, as you may know there are 2 top motors. The first is to latch/unlatch the top, and runs only briefly. The 2nd one is to raise or lower the top, and runs much longer. If you are hearing it, it is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-30-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Andyz4
If you end up replacing the rotors again,...

If you end up replacing the rotors again, consider buying the premium Autozone units. Actually decent quality parts, and lifetime free replacement if it warps or wears out.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-15-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Andyz4
Mine is cracked in the same spot and I have just...

Mine is cracked in the same spot and I have just lived with it. Thinking it may be caused by numerous heat cycles with tranny/exhaust heat entering the shifter boot. Might find a good one off a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-13-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Andyz4
Beautiful. Finish looks factory, and the darker...

Beautiful. Finish looks factory, and the darker color should hide the inevitable brake dust longer.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-08-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Andyz4
Thats, actually not a terrible price when you...

Thats, actually not a terrible price when you factor in new tires. I agree that very few aftermarket wheels look BMW-ish, much like the aftermarket vs. factory head units. Look forward to your pics...
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