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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By ALM168
Greasing the bushing is only a temporary fix. I...

Greasing the bushing is only a temporary fix. I recommend that you take the time and replace the bushing with a new one. Here is the link to UUC's product:
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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By ALM168
I second 303 Fabric Guard. The water just beads...

I second 303 Fabric Guard. The water just beads off the top.

Make sure that the top is 100% clean before applying.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By ALM168
It seems to me that your measured parasitic...

It seems to me that your measured parasitic current draw is about an order of magnitude too low. Even at ~150mA, a good battery will not deplete it's charge in a week. How are you measuring your...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-31-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By ALM168
I replaced the shocks on my 98 2.8L with Sachs...

I replaced the shocks on my 98 2.8L with Sachs because to one of the original shocks started to leak. The replacements gave me the same OEM ride as the originals.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By ALM168
Does anyone have experience with Bilstein Touring...

Does anyone have experience with Bilstein Touring shocks/struts on a e46? They appear to be compariable with Sachs components.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By ALM168
I just checked the Bently manual. Interesting...

I just checked the Bently manual. Interesting that it talks about an exhaust camshaft sensor on the M52TU and M54 engine, but the M52 is not listed. Do you have the TU (technical upgrade) engine or...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By ALM168
You will find the exhaust camshaft sensor on the...

You will find the exhaust camshaft sensor on the right side of the cylinder head near the front.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By ALM168
Snow tires on all four corners is the key to safe...

Snow tires on all four corners is the key to safe winter driving. For us who 'grew up' with RWD know that these cars are safe in the snow with an experienced driver behind the wheel.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By ALM168
I have an e30 door with a good window and will...

I have an e30 door with a good window and will experiment with various otions before attempting anything on my windshield.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By ALM168
Any products / tricks to remove hard water stains...

Any products / tricks to remove hard water stains from the windshield?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By ALM168
I have the same car that had the same issue a few...

I have the same car that had the same issue a few months back. I replaced the intake cam sensor ( 12 14 1 438081K ) which resolved the issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By ALM168
You might want to make sure that the drip holes...

You might want to make sure that the drip holes in the bottom of the doors are not clogged.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By ALM168
Bavauto also has a good video showing how to...

Bavauto also has a good video showing how to access and remove the belts.

http://blog.bavauto.com/5569/bmw-serpentine-belt-pulley-replacement-diy-video/
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By ALM168
I replaced both the AC and main belt from the...

I replaced both the AC and main belt from the topside on my 98 2.8L. Did the same on my 2000 323i. It's a quick job. Suggestion: Make a drawing of the belt routing, this will save your butt when...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By ALM168
Curb rash

Has anyone had success fixing minor wheel curb rash with kits similar to the one offered by BAV Auto which includes a 'bondo-type' product and touch up spray paint (1Z Silver & Wurth clear lacquer)?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By ALM168
If you determine that it is the belt, do NOT...

If you determine that it is the belt, do NOT spray with any kind of belt conditioner. These products degrade serpentine belts. Also, you can check for any wiggle in the pulleys of the tensioners and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By ALM168
I have been trying to find the answer to my...

I have been trying to find the answer to my question for a couple of years now, without an answer, perhaps the members of this forum could answer: What is the typical ratio of synthetic oil to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By ALM168
Found on CL at a dealer in Southern NJ. $11k, 70K...

Found on CL at a dealer in Southern NJ. $11k, 70K miles.

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/ctd/4039290001.html
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By ALM168
You are referring to the rear shocks, correct? If...

You are referring to the rear shocks, correct? If so, there is carpet trim in the top compartment behind the seats. The carpet trim is held in with four plastic push clips and once the clips are...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-31-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By ALM168
I just installed Sachs OEM shocks in my 98 Z3...

I just installed Sachs OEM shocks in my 98 Z3 2.8L (45K miles) along with the Meyle RSM and UUC reinforcement plates. Total from BAV Auto was $200 and change. The hardest part of the job was removing...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By ALM168
With respect to your temperature gauge needle...

With respect to your temperature gauge needle standing straight up, I believe that this is another one of BMW's 'look good/feel good' computer controlled human interface. As long as the coolant...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By ALM168
Note of caution, be careful when removing the...

Note of caution, be careful when removing the block drain plug as the coolant will gush out, at the minimum make a mess, or at worse could burn you.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 1999 Z3 Air Conditioning
Views: 1,262
Posted By ALM168
Crappy, good points. I have no problem ripping...

Crappy, good points. I have no problem ripping into mechanics, but BMW plastic parts scare me.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 1999 Z3 Air Conditioning
Views: 1,262
Posted By ALM168
Thanks, yes, I know Al and have attended a couple...

Thanks, yes, I know Al and have attended a couple of functions. Al just sent out an email with the details of the next fix it days.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 1999 Z3 Air Conditioning
Views: 1,262
Posted By ALM168
OK, thanks. I will see what works best this...

OK, thanks. I will see what works best this weekend.

BTW - I am off of exit 7A NJTPK.

Al
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