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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By dc_wright
The first time I can't make it and you guys all...

The first time I can't make it and you guys all just fall apart! :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By dc_wright
Your RPMs will go up directly proportional to the...

Your RPMs will go up directly proportional to the ratio change in the diffs which is approximately 30%. If you're turning 3500 rpms now at 70 mph now you'll be turning 4550 rpms with the 4.45 diff. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4,899
Views: 163,077
Posted By dc_wright
We can't see from the photo, but the Lambo has...

We can't see from the photo, but the Lambo has probably got a 'Roo guard on it too. :rofl:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By dc_wright
Man, this year we've turned out like the West...

Man, this year we've turned out like the West Coast crew. :cry:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By dc_wright
Looks correct to me. ...

Looks correct to me.

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E36-Cabrio/Europe/325i-M50/mar1994/browse/bodywork/folding_top_compartment_lid/
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By dc_wright
The OEM M Sport Suspension struts/shocks are a...

The OEM M Sport Suspension struts/shocks are a bit firmer than the non-sport, but there's no difference in the mounting points. You can get Koni Sport adjustable struts/shocks that will fit just...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By dc_wright
Check the connections to the fuel injectors to...

Check the connections to the fuel injectors to make certain you didn't dislodge something while futzing with the vacuum hoses. If the wiring looks good, use a mechanics stethoscope or a large screw...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,522
Posted By dc_wright
^This^ I originally bought my OBX catback...

^This^

I originally bought my OBX catback with a bit of trepidation because the reviews of their stuff on the Subbie forums was all over the map, but their E36 catback was very good quality. The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-25-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By dc_wright
I did a lot of searching myself before I did my...

I did a lot of searching myself before I did my top and never found one. I didn't find the Sierra PDF until after I had my top installed. I used the BMW factory TIS for most of the guidance. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By dc_wright
The most common failure of the oil separator...

The most common failure of the oil separator happens on Northern cars and it's a cracked body due to accumulated moisture freezing while the car is sitting out overnight, and then you have some oil...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,522
Posted By dc_wright
Definitely NOT rice! I like the sound a lot! ...

Definitely NOT rice! I like the sound a lot! Reminds of the OBX I had on my E36......:thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By dc_wright
It's more likely a valve cover gasket leak. ...

It's more likely a valve cover gasket leak. Check on the passenger side of the engine for oil residue.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,899
Views: 163,077
Posted By dc_wright
Me likey too!

Me likey too!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By dc_wright
I'd remove the fan and fan clutch temporarily and...

I'd remove the fan and fan clutch temporarily and see if the vibration goes away.
When you state the bottom end of the engine was redone, do you mean just rod bearings replaced or was the engine...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By dc_wright
Interesting! I would have expected the boost...

Interesting! I would have expected the boost tune to have anticipated MAF saturation and to have coded out the associated fault behavior. Lots of people are running high boost (including some of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By dc_wright
Looking at the schematic in the Bentley manual,...

Looking at the schematic in the Bentley manual, fuse 9 powers the head unit, the amp, and the CD changer if you have one installed. If the Alpine amp doesn't do the trick and you do have the CD...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,899
Views: 163,077
Posted By dc_wright
The NEWEST official E36 OT Thread!!

The death of the Corvair was one of the early examples of the media being able to shape public opinion in spite of available facts contrary to their "spin". The '65 and later Corvairs handled about...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 985
Posted By dc_wright
Bump!

Bump!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By dc_wright
Looks to be a pretty sparse crowd from this sub...

Looks to be a pretty sparse crowd from this sub forum. :(

I'm going to miss this year too. Work issues, plus had to buy the MIL a new (to her) car, so the odds just stacked up against it this...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By dc_wright
[/QUOTE]You believe its about too much air when...

[/QUOTE]You believe its about too much air when its actually about too little coolant.[/QUOTE]


In law school they would have termed this "a distinction without a difference". LOL
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By dc_wright
Check the voltage on the blue wire. If it's 5-12...

Check the voltage on the blue wire. If it's 5-12 volts then the issue is the head unit isn't turning off the amp.
You'll be really hard pressed to find a single power amp with enough output...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 27,552
Posted By dc_wright
When you look at the LL-01 document published by...

When you look at the LL-01 document published by BMW that gives their guidelines on oil usage they recommend you use BMW 5-30, but they also list Mobil 1 full synthetic 0-40 as an acceptable...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By dc_wright
Google Translate will do a pretty good job...

Google Translate will do a pretty good job translating from German to English.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-19-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By dc_wright
Check the emergency release and make certain that...

Check the emergency release and make certain that it's not partially pulled (red loop in the trunk at the base of the trunk lid). Low on fluid is the next possibility. Lastly it could have the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By dc_wright
In the top storage compartment on the driver side...

In the top storage compartment on the driver side there are some rods that run from the top motor to the top frame that move the top. I'd check those first to see if one of them has snapped.
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