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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By dc_wright
The E88 is a 2011 and is still under the original...

The E88 is a 2011 and is still under the original factory warranty, so no tire retailer price will beat "Free". :)
The valve core is good, and it looks like the seal around the valve stem is where...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By dc_wright
The valve Kalali is referring to is item 7 in...

The valve Kalali is referring to is item 7 in this diagram.

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E85/Europe/Z4_3.0i-M54/jun2005/browse/engine/intake_manifold_system/

It's commonly called the DISA...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By dc_wright
Koni STR.T struts/shocks are a good choice. You...

Koni STR.T struts/shocks are a good choice. You get improved handling without any ride harshness.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By dc_wright
The seals around the fuel pump and the fuel gauge...

The seals around the fuel pump and the fuel gauge senders are known to harden with age and sometimes will allow some vapors to escape and in some cases even small seepage of gasoline. It's not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By dc_wright
Ken can probably confirm this as he's far more...

Ken can probably confirm this as he's far more familiar with the I4 engine than I am I believe but the coolant going to the heater control valve comes out of the end of the plastic manifold that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 26,936
Posted By dc_wright
They completed the comments period and the Solo...

They completed the comments period and the Solo Board has accepted the proposed changes for 2015 so they appear to be on track to release the book in January as Jay indicated. There's only a few...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 170,080
Posted By dc_wright
Alex is a LOT closer to you than Karl is. He's...

Alex is a LOT closer to you than Karl is. He's in Saugurties, NY.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By dc_wright
The drive shaft and I believe the CSB are...

The drive shaft and I believe the CSB are different for the 6 speed tranny so you'll need those also in addition to the DBW accelerator pedal DF indicated. If you can swap the M52 manifold onto the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 26,936
Posted By dc_wright
I think with ITBs and just a tune there might be...

I think with ITBs and just a tune there might be some significant gains....

The only difference between the 3.0i and 3.0si in the Z4 is the valvetronic system in the si and the 3.0 is 225 hp while...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By dc_wright
When installed on the car, the main ball joint in...

When installed on the car, the main ball joint in the control arm acts as the pivot point, so installing the bushings with the holes most inboard pushes the wheel hub outward and increases camber. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By dc_wright
I ran into a similar challenge with the automatic...

I ran into a similar challenge with the automatic transmission in my E36. Parts were difficult if not impossible to get, and while some of the auto trans specialty shops claimed they could do a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By dc_wright
It's pretty close to this on our E88. Seems...

It's pretty close to this on our E88. Seems about 3 psi change trips it. It has the TPMS sensor integrated with the valve stem and one of them has a very slight leak. About every 3 weeks the TPMS...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By dc_wright
Unless the car is already totally stock and...

Unless the car is already totally stock and you're purposely trying to keep it that way, take a look at some of the aftermarket shocks/struts from Koni or Bilstein. They give a handling improvement...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By dc_wright
A car owned by a regular auto crosser has...

A car owned by a regular auto crosser has probably had better maintenance than one that was someone's daily driver. The shifter is just normal wear as Karl indicated.
This wouldn't be any red flag...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 11:45 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 26,936
Posted By dc_wright
There's generally some restriction in all OEM...

There's generally some restriction in all OEM exhausts due to the desire to keep sound levels down. You can only attenuate so much before you start to affect flow.

WRT the intake manifold, you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 170,080
Posted By dc_wright
Oh you lucky dog you! I would so love to have a...

Oh you lucky dog you! I would so love to have a lift!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By dc_wright
I don't see why the top would need to be removed...

I don't see why the top would need to be removed for replacing the latch motor, so I think you're good there.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By dc_wright
Actually you can move it by hand even without the...

Actually you can move it by hand even without the emergency release pulled. There's some fluid bypass through the hydraulic pump itself when it's not running. If you apply moderate pressure on the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By dc_wright
Now you've really got my curiosity piqued! ...

Now you've really got my curiosity piqued! Turning the allen key turns the same gear set that the latch motor turns, so it seems strange that they used the screw driver to hold the gears in place?...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 480
Posted By dc_wright
Again, a very easy test is to let about 10 psi...

Again, a very easy test is to let about 10 psi out of one tire. The consensus seems to be that you can't turn off the TPMS system and you have no TP warning light so something was done when the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By dc_wright
From what you described I don't think you have an...

From what you described I don't think you have an issue with the latch motor. You have a top controller or a sensor issue that triggered to latches to close prematurely. I haven't had to trouble...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 26,936
Posted By dc_wright
My personal experience and that of others that...

My personal experience and that of others that have posted is that the BMW air intake system is pretty well designed and for a reasonably stock engine it performs as well as anything aftermarket. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By dc_wright
Even with the stretch fit, that 19" is going to...

Even with the stretch fit, that 19" is going to be hard to fit and make work. I think you'll need to be ET20 or 25 offset to clear on the inside and that's going to put you in a rub situation with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By dc_wright
There's no yes or no answer without more info. ...

There's no yes or no answer without more info. What size tires do you want to install and how much body work are you willing to do?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 03:58 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 26,936
Posted By dc_wright
I'm positive. The key here is "whichever comes...

I'm positive. The key here is "whichever comes first". For your 328 as the air enters the intake system the first listed item that it goes through is the throttle body so that is your "engine...
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