INFO FROM ANOTHER FORUM Service Bullition 12 13 05 E46 with M54M56 from 0902 up to 1204 E39 with M54 from 0902 up to 0703 E53 (X5) with M54 from 0902 up to 1204 E65E66 with N62N73 from 0901 up to 1204 E85 (Z4) with M54 from 0902 up to 1204 E83 (X3) with M54 from 0903 up to 1204 Internal insulation failure of BREMI ignition coils may cause reduced ignition firing power or ignition coils failure. The
Quote Originally Posted by w5lx INFO FROM ANOTHER FORUM Service Bullition 12 13 05 E46 with M54M56 from 0902 up to 1204 E39 with M54 from 0902 up to 0703 E53 (X5) with M54 from 0902 up to 1204 E65E66 with N62N73 from 0901 up to 1204 E85 (Z4) with M54 from 0902 up to 1204 E83 (X3) with M54 from 0903 up to 1204 Internal insulation failure of BREMI ignition coils may cause reduced ignition firing power
are stored in DME control module. CAUSE Reduced ignition firing power of BREMI coils due to coil internal insulation deterioration. CORRECTION Follow the appropriate Test Plan from DIS PlusGT1. If BREMI ignition coil is found to be defective all (six eight or twelve) coils must be replaced with Bosch ignition coils (PN 12 13 1 712 219). For replacement instructions refer to RA 12 13 511 found in bmw
Quote Originally Posted by Ron Stygar Someone was kind enough to send me the remaining files to complete the Z4 training manual. Interesting read. Main menu bookmark does not work. Nice how about giving me a heads up if you get the rest of the X5 material BTW got the gray car back today. Items replaced (1) 11 78 7 831 624 Temp Sensor (showing fault when I took it in) (1) 11 78 1 405 324 02 Sensor (previously
Not really - its essentially the last generation of the E46s running gear so most bugs were worked out before the Z4 was released. I think some people still have trouble with the ignition coils the occasional window motors and you will still want to remove the CDV but aside from that last I havent had to do a thing to mine. Like most Z4 owners I strongly recommend changing the run-flat tires for normal
I have the following used parts available they also fit the E46 330 (1) set of Koni custom double adjustable shocks (1) Ground Control tubular chromoly adjustable front swaybar wadjustable heim endlinks (1) K&N air filter for use in the factory air filter box (1) set ignition Solutions plasma direct ignition coils
See thats not worth it yet. You saved 50-60 cents a gallon thats at most like 10 a tank. If you filled up weekly thats 520 a year. Ive read that you HAVE to change all rubber hoses fuel lines injectors programming (or carb jets and fittings if you have carb) Fuel tank fuel pump ignition timing stonger coil better and hotter plugs etc. I bet that would cost quite a bit and does not touch the engine
Quote Originally Posted by tohbi oh i know i should grow up and get over it all these years later but goldarn it i woulda shoulda coulda won that race Yeah but I think we all have one of those burned into our memories... Quote Originally Posted by SDFarrell Ordered a set of the Bosch F7 LDCRs Last question on the subject Is 30000 miles too short an interval for replacement Plugs were last replaced on 122907. I typically drive 7200 miles annually. Regards Scotty Id say itd be a bit premature. I think 60K is the more common mark. That guy...writes in the Roundel...has an Old School Maintenance write-up that has loads of good info in it (for those expecting long ownership of their cars). He doesnt have it readily available online anywhere and he frequently updates it (for newer models and new info) but if I can dig up his email then you can always feel free to ask him for a copy hes happy to ablige. Search Bavarian Autosport High-Performance ignition coil Set - Set of 6 here httpbavauto.comshop.asp for the ignition coils I spoke of. The gent at I spoke to said he milked 33 MPG HWY out of his auto Z4 with them...might be better money spent than on plugs (and since the OE coils are known to be crap it might help prevent replacing them in the future). Feel free to email Mike Miller at auspuf2002aol.com and ask for his Old School Maintenance Schedule for bmw thumbsup
Quote Originally Posted by quackbury The X5 is an American make which probably explains the better reliability. Not sure if that automatically follows. I believe the original Z4 was one of the most reliable of not the most reliable models in bmws product line in the past few years. The only problem with my Z4 was the German-made ignition coils and the European CD player.
I was getting the same message repeatedly. bmw dealer insisted the battery was OK but finally tested it at my insistence. Battery tested bad even though the bmw systems in the vehicle said it was fine so they replaced it. Four months and 5000 miles later problem has not reoccurred. P.S. I later found out bmw NA stiffed the dealer and would not reimburse the dealer for the battery replacement in spite
for the info on the Peake tool Did I say it wrong Is it ignition coils not engine coils Quote Originally Posted by BobC Check out Peake for the answers to some of your questions about the tool what it does and how it works Peake Research I have both the R5FCX (for the check engine light) and the R5SRS (for the airbag light). Both have already more than paid for themselves. How many miles on your Z4
belts at some reasonable interval. Therefore I think your issues with the engine in your X3 may not be typical. (At least I hope not cause a few days ago I bought a 2007 X3 in pristine condition with 67000 miles on it but no meaningful warranty). The Z3 is the most wonderful car I have ever owned even comparing it to an M3 I once had and I expect to keep it as long as I can. The first generation Z4
Quote Originally Posted by ANZAC_1915 the 35i makes more sense to me - fewer things to go wrong. Well the diesel has no ignition system so thats a few less things to go wrong on the diesel. Having just had my Z4 flat-bedded 100 miles due to a bad coil this Summer (with the hold down chain scraping bare spots in the bumper paint) I can appreciate the lack of spark plugs and coils on the diesel.
Quote Originally Posted by CDahl There is also increased maintenance on injectors and other parts with diesel. Considering the above seems like higher long term maintenance costs are fairly obvious. But no ignition system spark plugs or coils. I just replaced a coil on my 2004 Z4 with 32000 miles.
Quote Originally Posted by KenTenn Did you use sealant on the gasket Mine old gasket did not appear to have any and I thought I reaed that others did not use it so I didnt put any on it. Also TIS says to align the slot in ignition coil rubber with tab on head cover but I dont have any tabs. Your car was apart before you got it. My Z3 S54 didnt have sealant and left it that way with no leaks. My Z4 does. What TIS number on that tabs thing.
in addition to basic maintainance (tune up plugs wires maybe ignition coils) mark D chip clutch stop short shift kit (z4 lever etc) electric fan (eg fan clutch delete) lightened flywheel
Quote Originally Posted by kyo209 Hey guys. My z4 engine service soon light came on. What is that mean my car has abou 35000. If it mean engine service do you guys know how much will it cost The light means your engine has thrown an error code at the computer and youll need the dealer to scan it to see whats wrong. If youre still under warranty it wont cost a thing. The most common causes If you left