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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By wilem
remove the spark plug boots and see if the wells...

remove the spark plug boots and see if the wells have oil in them. Usually when the VC gasket leaks these plug seals go as well and its a sure fire smoking gun for a bad gasket. it can still be the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-08-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By wilem
awe man that is very nice

awe man that is very nice
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Just got a 2002 M Roadster!
Views: 988
Posted By wilem
WOW, i realllllly like the m models. gotta get...

WOW, i realllllly like the m models. gotta get one sometime in the not so distant future.:bigpimp:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Musty smell - Evaporator
Views: 880
Posted By wilem
nice write up.. that is how its done..good job ...

nice write up.. that is how its done..good job
:thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By wilem
Looks like a sweet ride. The interior is very...

Looks like a sweet ride. The interior is very clean. cant imagine not likeing that 3.0 with manual transmission. I have a 2003 2.5 and love love love it. My last toy was a 2011 SS camaro convertible...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By wilem
plug a 12 volt battery into the cigarette lighter...

plug a 12 volt battery into the cigarette lighter and swap the battery that way you dont have to worry about any loss of stations, idle memories or the like. many shops started doing this in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By wilem
some codes are pending codes and perhaps causing...

some codes are pending codes and perhaps causing the problem prior to illuminating the SES light. some codes take several drive cycles and/or days to illuminate the SES light. for example a generic...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,538
Posted By wilem
saw two Z3s today with the tops down. seems like...

saw two Z3s today with the tops down. seems like all the folks that have clean cars are "into" them and wave. you can tell the daily drivers, they really dont even know what its about. One Z3 was the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By wilem
they certainly seem that way don't they? for...

they certainly seem that way don't they? for future reference Mitsubishi Motors (diamond star motors) teaches us that 97 percent of electrical problems are poor connections. I don't think it is that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By wilem
before you replace sensors, put a scan tool on...

before you replace sensors, put a scan tool on the vehicle, watch the cross counts, and if the pre cat sensor has an appreciable number of cross counts say, 28 maybe, don't waste your money on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-20-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Intermittent DSC / ABS issue
Views: 898
Posted By wilem
marty is on the money, that would be my advice as...

marty is on the money, that would be my advice as well. You may have to have them do a snap shot when the problem occurs because its expands the data 10 fold. it may not show up on a simple data...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By wilem
sounds like it is in limp in mode, defaults to...

sounds like it is in limp in mode, defaults to 3rd gear usually. (also what happens when a power to trans failure occurs)You might be able to disconnect the battery or have the codes cleared and it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By wilem
dust shields will reduce cooling air to the...

dust shields will reduce cooling air to the wheels. I wouldn't use them if they were free.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By wilem
it does appear to be surface type rust as long as...

it does appear to be surface type rust as long as no paint blistering has occured than it can be repaired for very little. it may even be as crappyattitude1 said and some debris that rusted on top of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Wider rear tires?
Views: 1,352
Posted By wilem
yeah, when they sell the free rotation for life...

yeah, when they sell the free rotation for life it costs them not you.. if they dont catch it at the sale.

Now, outside to mount and balance my new rims and tires..;-)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Wider rear tires?
Views: 1,352
Posted By wilem
you can rotate if the tires are the same size. if...

you can rotate if the tires are the same size. if they are not directional tires you can swap sides without dis-mounting them. some have an "outside" marked on them so that limits that. some...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,538
Posted By wilem
If they do i do. Some you can tell are way to...

If they do i do. Some you can tell are way to snooty for it i give em a nod or barely noticeable wave. I have had many different cars and when it is a obviously clean modded ride everyone seems to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-06-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,860
Posted By wilem
I am reluctant to even mention it but, as a last...

I am reluctant to even mention it but, as a last resort, you can clean the engine well and use the powder method after a short run to isolate the leak sound easy but its a pain and messy. Talcum...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By wilem
It's those intermittent problems that make a...

It's those intermittent problems that make a technician wanna bag groceries for a living.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-31-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By wilem
wiggle /tap tests go a long way towards saving...

wiggle /tap tests go a long way towards saving some cash and are easy to do. excellent place to start.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-31-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By wilem
run out is the lateral motion of the rotor to the...

run out is the lateral motion of the rotor to the rotational axis of the rotor. if the rotor is dished or has grooves (some spec is .015) then it needs to be machined or replaced. numerous import...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-31-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By wilem
If the car has plenty or normal power NO. The o2...

If the car has plenty or normal power NO. The o2 sensors are probably throwing a three way cat inefficiency code which means they are no longer burning unused hydrocarbons. Shoot them with a temp gun...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-31-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By wilem
squeak phantoms.

Typically a squeak with no pedal applied means worn out pads. BUT if you have good pads and still a squeak you very well could have excessive rotor run out ( NOT TO BE CONFUSED with parallel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By wilem
not big on warranties especially ones that make...

not big on warranties especially ones that make you pay then reimburse you. i have worked in dealerships for many years. often on major repairs you will find many extra days waiting on approval or an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By wilem
may very well be a vacumm hose or a inlet hose...

may very well be a vacumm hose or a inlet hose that is allowing a by pass of the MAF sensor. scan it see what the code is go there after correcting the damaged hose.
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