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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By bwillia
Interstate batteries are my go to.

Interstate batteries are my go to.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By bwillia
Thanks, I did some searching and found the riser...

Thanks, I did some searching and found the riser kit on Ebay also. I will give that a try. I also bought a support pad from an auto parts store and that helped some but after driving the car from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By bwillia
Best way is to have a technician do a load test...

Best way is to have a technician do a load test on the battery. And unfortunately the battery is not necessarily a cheap, easy fix. I made the mistake of letting the dealer replace my battery without...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By bwillia
Seat comfort

I've only had my 2000 Z3 for about six months now and it is my first but I find the seats very uncomfortable on a trip over an hour. In fact they literally start to hurt me. My 335 seats don't do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By bwillia
When this started happening to me it was a...

When this started happening to me it was a battery on it's way out. The car sacrifices things that require parasitic power in an attempt to save the energy to start the car and not leave you stranded.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By bwillia
Ahh, Could be, I used them for parts on my S54...

Ahh, Could be, I used them for parts on my S54 engine. Sorry
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By bwillia
Just a quick update. I put new rear shocks on...

Just a quick update. I put new rear shocks on over the weekend. When I removed the upper mounting nuts the LR shock immediately collapsed downward indicating a complete loss of nitrogen gas pressure....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By bwillia
I agree, most likely a thermostat. And it is a...

I agree, most likely a thermostat. And it is a simple place to start.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By bwillia
I use a pressure bleeder all the time by myself...

I use a pressure bleeder all the time by myself in my garage and flush the brakes on my BMW's and my Porsche's. Absolutely no problem.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By bwillia
www.drvanos.com Great parts that are...

www.drvanos.com

Great parts that are superior to original. And lots of great instruction to go with them. Good luck.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By bwillia
In a lot of ways the N54 is one of the best...

In a lot of ways the N54 is one of the best engines BMW ever made and the essence of it, albeit improved, lives on in current M products such as the M3, M4 and M2.

not to mention the N54 is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By bwillia
The Castrol or the Mobil 1 Euro 0W40 is what I've...

The Castrol or the Mobil 1 Euro 0W40 is what I've been using for years. I use it in my BMW and my Porsche
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By bwillia
I agree this is a good place to start. The rear...

I agree this is a good place to start. The rear shocks feel weak in a bounce test. The front struts still feel pretty stout. I think I will also add a strut brace and then go from there.

Thanks...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-14-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By bwillia
2000 2.3L handling

So I've had this car a few months now. It is a 2000 2.3L with 65K miles. I am not impressed with the handling in the canyon. Seems overly soft and kind of wallowing particularly in the back end. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By bwillia
I haven't heard of anyone upgrading their motor...

I haven't heard of anyone upgrading their motor mounts but the bushings in the rear sub frame can be upgraded to either the harder durometer M3 versions or even metal ones. This removes the feeling...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By bwillia
I went with the Dinan springs for that reason....

I went with the Dinan springs for that reason. Most spring kits lower from 1 to 1-1/2". The Dinan springs only lowered the car 1/2" inch. Some lowering is a good thing as it lowers your center of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By bwillia
No intercooler upgrade? A better intercooler...

No intercooler upgrade? A better intercooler would really help save your turbos with the extra boost of your JB4.

I'm surprised you are getting much in the way of wheel spin unless you are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By bwillia
I just bought a MY 2000 2.3L three months ago as...

I just bought a MY 2000 2.3L three months ago as well. It had 66K miles on it. New top and tires and brakes. It was in generally good condition with a couple of minor paint issues and some wear on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By bwillia
What front end parts did you end up needing? what...

What front end parts did you end up needing? what was the failure or symptom?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By bwillia
Old school maintenance schedule would say 50K and...

Old school maintenance schedule would say 50K and I agree.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By bwillia
Any overheating issues? I've heard that oil temps...

Any overheating issues? I've heard that oil temps are a problem with these on the track.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-10-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By bwillia
Any underside and/or caliper pictures. Michigan...

Any underside and/or caliper pictures. Michigan cars can be scary for corrosion.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By bwillia
CP?, SSK? What are those acronyms? No...

CP?, SSK? What are those acronyms?

No bigger, better turbos? I think that is my next step?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By bwillia
Aftermarket down pipes for an xi are problematic....

Aftermarket down pipes for an xi are problematic. They generally set SES codes and lights. I've started to see that some manufacturers are starting to offer them for xi models but I have it on good...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By bwillia
Just replaced my RR wheel bearing after having...

Just replaced my RR wheel bearing after having the same symptoms. All is well now.

When I lifted the rear wheels off the ground and spun each one it was obvious the RR was rougher and noisier than...
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