View Full Version : 2006 Z4 Coupe - Starting problem

09-02-2012, 01:58 AM
Car has been running perfectly. Today i park it, try starting a couple hours later, and a whirring, slightly shrill sound is coming from the engine bay. On the dash, an EML and engine check light is also on. I can hear something spinning, with the shrill sound, but not sure what. Engine wont start.

Otherwise all other light, and things are working.

Anyone know what this is?

09-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Scan the OBD code (partsource will do this free)

09-03-2012, 10:47 AM
Im gonna say starter is not catching.
Not sure why the EML is on, perhaps it goes off once the car starts and does a full scan of systems but because car cannot start, it stays on while trying to start.

09-08-2012, 10:09 AM
Thanks guys. It was the starter soloniod. Had a new starter put in at Bimmer Sport Automotive.

Any suggestions on rotors and brake pads? Am leaning toward Zimmerman or Brambo and Textar pads.

09-08-2012, 03:08 PM
i'd probably do brembo blanks. Personally i'm going to put EBC greens on my z