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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-30-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By Vladi
I had to polish mine. Works fine but needs to be...

I had to polish mine. Works fine but needs to be repeated every couple of years. The good news is that one has to use sandpaper only for the first polishing in order to remove the (sometimes damaged)...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-27-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Vladi
Scan it with the INPA, then.

Scan it with the INPA, then.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-26-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Vladi
Sounds like a battery problem to me, too.

Sounds like a battery problem to me, too.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-26-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By Vladi
Nope, I use a laptop with the official INPA...

Nope, I use a laptop with the official INPA software for diagnostics and NCS Dummy for coding. One also needs a K-can bus cable in order to be able to use these software bundles. That's what is used...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Vladi
Sorry for my late reply and glad that you sorted...

Sorry for my late reply and glad that you sorted out the problem. :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Vladi
If you make sure it's not the bypass valve (must...

If you make sure it's not the bypass valve (must be relatively easy to tell), the only remaining reason is air cushion in the pump.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Vladi
Are you sure you have filled the system with the...

Are you sure you have filled the system with the hydraulic oil by the specifications?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-17-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Vladi
Does the motor turn but with no effect or the...

Does the motor turn but with no effect or the motor does just nothing?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By Vladi
The 5 V is a digital signal voltage. There's a...

The 5 V is a digital signal voltage. There's a whole bunch of communication between the ballast and the LCM module via the bus. Really complicated. And if you don't get the digital protocol/signals...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By Vladi
It seems that either the installation has gone...

It seems that either the installation has gone wrong or the replacement lights are not really compatible with the LCM (Light Control Module) of the car. There is a whole bunch of electronics within...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By Vladi
I would. Seems the problem has been solved. The...

I would. Seems the problem has been solved. The electronics of the Z4 seems to be made in a primary school. Very poor quality!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-16-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By Vladi
What is the problem with the light? This will...

What is the problem with the light? This will define what needs to be replaced.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vladi
Actually my surgery wasn't much of a trouble at...

Actually my surgery wasn't much of a trouble at all. General anesthetics, a couple of hours on morphine, some on and off pain for the next 36 hours and voilą! But, as you say, the recovery period is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vladi
Yep, even when I was completely OK it was not...

Yep, even when I was completely OK it was not easy to get out of mine. Especially in the narrow parking places here in Switzerland. They are as long as the ones in the US are large. And one...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-10-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vladi
True, we all have stories. Rewinding back to my...

True, we all have stories. Rewinding back to my late childhood - wow, how the heck could I survive?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vladi
:rofl::rofl::rofl: Good one! Step one: get 7...

:rofl::rofl::rofl: Good one!

Step one: get 7 titanium screws and a titanium plate... :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vladi
Ah, hip-surgery is even worse! Sorry to hear...

Ah, hip-surgery is even worse! Sorry to hear about yours. Mine looked like this (before and after):
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-05-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vladi
Thank you! Yeah, it is nasty but hopefully I'll...

Thank you! Yeah, it is nasty but hopefully I'll recover fully. So far I avoid driving the Z4 since even of the clutch pedal is most probably less than 70 lbs if depressed normally, if there's an...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-04-2017, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Vladi
Driving a Z4 with a disability

Hi everyone,

I had a ski accident in mid February. Broke my tibial plateau real bad, had surgery with bone grafting, bone cement, a plate and 7 screws. Nasty! Still recovering and can't put more...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-19-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By Vladi
Thanks for the information, mate. Will keep an...

Thanks for the information, mate. Will keep an eye on it. Haven't driven it for nearly 2 months now... :(
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Vladi
Sounds like the locking motor thinks your top is...

Sounds like the locking motor thinks your top is open when it's closed and vise versa. How do you manage to lock the top then you close it?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By Vladi
Good idea, thank you! Will try this!

Good idea, thank you! Will try this!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By Vladi
The tires make enormous difference, especially on...

The tires make enormous difference, especially on cars like this. I still wonder why people put mediocre tires on them - sounds a bit like taunting the engineers who have worked like crazy to squeeze...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-21-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By Vladi
Damn fluids! :) Actually, in my case if the leak...

Damn fluids! :) Actually, in my case if the leak was more serious, I would have been able to identify it by the smell of the odorant in it. But since the odorant had evaporated... BMW should start...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-20-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By Vladi
Thank you, dc! Had a bit more time after...

Thank you, dc!

Had a bit more time after work and had a look. Checked all hoses and connection points - completely dry. No trace of a leak on the lower protection shield. Lower part of the...
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