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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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Posted By RoyFokker
WTB Used Fender: Front Driver's Side - Titanium Silver

Looking to buy a used Driver's side front Fender in Titanium Silver. Please respond if you have one to sell or know someone who might. Thanks!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By RoyFokker
I hope that's the case! ;)

I hope that's the case! ;)
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-11-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By RoyFokker
It started making the noise while I was using the...

It started making the noise while I was using the BMW 5W-30 oil. When I changed the oil to Mobil 1 the noise went away for about 3000 miles then came back. I'm thinking of changing the oil again...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By RoyFokker
I never was able to figure out what was causing...

I never was able to figure out what was causing the sound. I changed the oil with Mobil 1 0W-40 and the sound pretty much went away. After about 4000 miles the sound has come back. I had an oil...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By RoyFokker
I've had 3 mechanics look at it, all have worked...

I've had 3 mechanics look at it, all have worked on BMWs for 20+ years and none of them know what it is. I replaced the DISA because the flap arm broke, the CCV because I started noticing the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By RoyFokker
I've bought the car CPO from a BMW dealer when it...

I've bought the car CPO from a BMW dealer when it only had 5k miles. I'm running the standard 5W-30 BMW synthetic. It's had zero problems with the engine since I've had it. Just replaced the CCV,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-03-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By RoyFokker
It's been making the sound for the last 10000...

It's been making the sound for the last 10000 miles or so. It's gotten maybe a tiny bit worse since then. I'm running the standard BMW 5W-30 synthetic. It's not the DISA, just replaced that about...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-01-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By RoyFokker
Its not coming from the VANOS or any of the...

Its not coming from the VANOS or any of the tensioners on the belt system. It makes the sounds independent of the A/C. It could be the chain tensioner. If it's that or the oil pump, huge dollars...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By RoyFokker
Using a stethoscope we were able to rule out...

Using a stethoscope we were able to rule out sources of the sound. It's not the VANOS or the water pump. It seems to be coming from the underside of the engine. The noise can be heard clearer when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By RoyFokker
Odd engine sound from 2003 Z4 3.0

Hey folks, any help would be appreciated. I've talked to several mechanics and no one has firm ID on what the problem is.

The M54 3.0 engine on my 2003 Z4 is making an odd sound when its hot. It...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By RoyFokker
Odd sound from M54 3.0 engine 2003

Hey folks, any help would be appreciated. I've talked to several mechanics and no one has firm ID on what the problem is.

The M54 3.0 engine on my 2003 Z4 is making an odd sound when its hot. It...
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