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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By dc_wright
You haven't checked the oil in 3 years?! ...

You haven't checked the oil in 3 years?! Regardless of the clutch change that's an issue.....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By dc_wright
That's the same area I'm referencing, which is...

That's the same area I'm referencing, which is where the wind noise typically comes from. Try to fix it by adjusting the window angle or door closing stop before you try adjusting the seal frame. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,749
Posted By dc_wright
An acquaintance of mine has a shop and he's...

An acquaintance of mine has a shop and he's started posting photos of the crazy $hit clueless customers have brought into his shop.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,749
Posted By dc_wright
So that's what that funny looking red symbol...

So that's what that funny looking red symbol that's been on in the instrument cluster for the last 20K miles means?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-23-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By dc_wright
Check the contact on the vertical portion of the...

Check the contact on the vertical portion of the rear part of the door window gasket. If you can slip a playing card or business card anywhere in there you have enough gap to cause wind noise that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,749
Posted By dc_wright
Carpet looks great! When the tubes get...

Carpet looks great!

When the tubes get clogged the water overflows the top of the tray and follows the tubes on their outside or it runs across the top of the headliner and finds it's way to the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By dc_wright
The harsh engagement might be from an issue with...

The harsh engagement might be from an issue with the clutch delay valve. If it's sticking and then releasing you'll get an engagement like dropping your foot off the clutch.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-21-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,749
Posted By dc_wright
Check your sunroof drains. When they get clogged...

Check your sunroof drains. When they get clogged the water tends to run toward the back of the car and into the rear seat or foot well area.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By dc_wright
How many miles on the car now? Used pads on new...

How many miles on the car now? Used pads on new rotors and new pads on used rotors can sometimes take longer to bed in, and if the pad material isn't deposited evenly on the rotor you can feel the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-21-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By dc_wright
How long since the rotors were replaced, were the...

How long since the rotors were replaced, were the pads replaced at the same time, and have the pads been bedded in?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By dc_wright
You're at the point where the guessing can start...

You're at the point where the guessing can start to get expensive. It's time to pull fault codes and see what they're telling you. Most Autozone stores have a tool loan program, and many of them...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-20-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 103,756
Posted By dc_wright
It's what they call a "momentum" car. Doesn't...

It's what they call a "momentum" car. Doesn't have a lot of acceleration, but with the right suspension set up and wheels/tires it doesn't need it. First and second generation Miatas are the same. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-20-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 103,756
Posted By dc_wright
I think your mods would put you in Street Touring...

I think your mods would put you in Street Touring Extreme so long as you're still using the rear coil springs and the height adjusters that come with the Raceland kit. While the ST rules don't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-20-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 103,756
Posted By dc_wright
Well, the quest for faster times continues, and...

Well, the quest for faster times continues, and so does the conage. Got my fastest clean time on my first run (52.897) which was almost 2 seconds ahead of the next fastest car in B Street class...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-20-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By dc_wright
There's a foam float in the coolant level sensor...

There's a foam float in the coolant level sensor and when the float starts to get water logged it doesn't sit at the coolant level, it sits just on top of the sensor, close enough that when the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-19-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By dc_wright
This VDO brand pump should do the job for you. ...

This VDO brand pump should do the job for you.

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-windshield-washer-pump-67128362154
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-19-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By dc_wright
Could be as simple as low fluid or as serious as...

Could be as simple as low fluid or as serious as tranny death. No way to tell until they look at it.


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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-18-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By dc_wright
If the transmission control unit (TCU) detects a...

If the transmission control unit (TCU) detects a fault in the transmission it lights the transmission warning indicator and initiates "limp mode". Limp mode purposely reduces engine acceleration to...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-18-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By dc_wright
The Akebono pads will be almost dustless, but...

The Akebono pads will be almost dustless, but they won't have quite as much initial bite, particularly when they're cold. Just depends on how attuned you are to your car whether you'll notice it or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-18-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,749
Posted By dc_wright
If you were going to be totally anal about no...

If you were going to be totally anal about no preload, then yes. :) I did mine without any driver load, but at some point I'd like to detach one side of the bar and then put in the weight and see if...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By dc_wright
Nothing you've described so far has anything to...

Nothing you've described so far has anything to do with the clutch. Everything you've stated so far has to do with the car not starting, not the clutch. The only part of the clutch that can keep...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By dc_wright
If you start a manual transmission car by...

If you start a manual transmission car by shorting the starter terminals to apply voltage and the car is in gear it will absolutely take off on its own. That's not just BMWs, that's ANY car with a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-17-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By dc_wright
At this point looks like I've done as much as I...

At this point looks like I've done as much as I can to help until you get to the next phase on this. Hope this project goes forward! Keep the thread updated as you go.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-16-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,749
Posted By dc_wright
I like the look of the Bimmerworld set!

I like the look of the Bimmerworld set!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-16-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,749
Posted By dc_wright
I got mine from Ground Control.

I got mine from Ground Control.
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