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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:55 PM
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Posted By drivinfaster
ken, not to mess up the works and such, but the...

ken, not to mess up the works and such, but the 4.7 (and 3.7) both had issues according to my machinist buddy. the left (iirc) heads on these engines were always cracked when checked from an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By drivinfaster
ok,....so i am not nuts. you did mention fuel...

ok,....so i am not nuts. you did mention fuel lines.....:dunno: silly me, i took this as somehow you thought it might be related to the ac not working.....





df
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By drivinfaster
i hope this clarifies. if i had to guess on this,...

i hope this clarifies. if i had to guess on this, i would state that you are low on refrigerant. i would recommend the following.

reclaim of refrigerant in system (this can be measured with the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By drivinfaster
your vin will tell you the interior color...

your vin will tell you the interior color option. i have not used this product but several people have with anything from good results to great result to everything in between.

prep is key...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By drivinfaster
these are what i have on mine. i tend to like a...

these are what i have on mine. i tend to like a satin finish myself, in black. have had them (or very similar) on pretty much all of the bmw's i have owned.

but then there is this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By drivinfaster
you need to get the code retrieved to know what...

you need to get the code retrieved to know what the computer saw.

no, i do not think it would be related to the ac issue, but without knowing what caused the noise either, there is no way to know...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By drivinfaster
i would hope the low side would drop down to...

i would hope the low side would drop down to 30psi to be able to get vent temps in the 40's. again, in a static position (car not being driven) the condensor is not able to transfer the heat in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By drivinfaster
if you are having a difficult starting issue it...

if you are having a difficult starting issue it could be one of a couple of things. we'll need additional information/descriptions to be able to more accurately determine the possible culprit(s).
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By drivinfaster
that's like running a marathon with one...

that's like running a marathon with one shoe....spend 50 bucks and get a guage set from harbor freight....otherwise you will be guessing, and that gets exensive....:nono:




if it is getting to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By drivinfaster
if the clutch is noisy when engaging, then you...

if the clutch is noisy when engaging, then you are looking at the possibility of a worn clutch on the compressor. that, or you have a very worn compressor.

what are your high/low readings when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By drivinfaster
this, times a lot. :thumbup: the ac...

this, times a lot. :thumbup:



the ac diag system 'triage' was what i used in the field of auto repair. not all systems use the same components, so this would be a general 'look for this' sort...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By drivinfaster
shoot,...i was gonna say magic....;):D ...

shoot,...i was gonna say magic....;):D


maybe that's just the cartoony headliners, though....:eeps:


df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18,321
Views: 2,017,944
Posted By drivinfaster
well, i *could* donate, but then i would expect...

well, i *could* donate, but then i would expect to find a sedan parked next to the z3 when i get back....manual only, please......:angel:



and title fixed. :eeps:




other than that,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6,215
Views: 106,250
Posted By drivinfaster
ken, now that you have a *real* road, why would...

ken, now that you have a *real* road, why would you need a 4x4??:dunno::angel:;)


seriously though, have heard awful things about the 4.7 engines from a machinist friend of mine. other than that,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,215
Views: 106,250
Posted By drivinfaster
older nissan v6's, chrysler v6's, and several...

older nissan v6's, chrysler v6's, and several others in 'v' design are like this.

the worst one i have ever had to do?? a dual plug 4cyl ford ranger. :mad::mad::mad:






df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-18-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By drivinfaster
^this. why pull the head and put on a smaller...

^this. why pull the head and put on a smaller block when you only need to replace the hg?? (and related components, of course...)

new headbolts, fluids, send the head to a machine shop to get...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By drivinfaster
possibly. or blew a fuse. :dunno: df

possibly. or blew a fuse. :dunno:



df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18,321
Views: 2,017,944
Posted By drivinfaster
diggin the hood prop!! :thumbup:

diggin the hood prop!! :thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By drivinfaster
not sure if you are a diy'er or not,...but this...

not sure if you are a diy'er or not,...but this should help you to at least get a better understanding of the ac system.


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611551





df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-14-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,215
Views: 106,250
Posted By drivinfaster
i would think that if the heater valve were to be...

i would think that if the heater valve were to be faulty there would be warm air regardless of setting.

it could very well be the control unit, as don mentioned. do you have the bently manual for...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,215
Views: 106,250
Posted By drivinfaster
jason, love the sales description!!:rofl::rofl: ...

jason, love the sales description!!:rofl::rofl:


11's ken?? i don't get it.....:eeps::angel::p


alex, could be a blend door motor issue....:dunno:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,215
Views: 106,250
Posted By drivinfaster
ken, good news for both your wife and the road. ...

ken, good news for both your wife and the road.

now no smokey burnouts.....:nono::eek:




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-12-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By drivinfaster
as don stated, the m52 engines had the cran...

as don stated, the m52 engines had the cran position sensor moved to the back of the block, not the front, like the m50 motor.

you can splice wires in that are the same guage, and i sugest using...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6,215
Views: 106,250
Posted By drivinfaster
this. orly?? i guess this is what...

this.



orly?? i guess this is what happens when a wine drinker ventures into beer territory....:p



pm sent sir. (i wrote it in canadian for you....you may need to translate:angel:)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6,215
Views: 106,250
Posted By drivinfaster
kyle, glad your friend is ok. cars can be...

kyle, glad your friend is ok. cars can be fixed/replaced. people, not so much...


jake, nice review on the 328. hear one the other day @ sea isle blvd wawa and thought it sounded like a diesel,...
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