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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By thekurgan
it baffles me as well. With these engines, there...

it baffles me as well. With these engines, there is almost no way to find leaks, rotting rubber bits, etc.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-04-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By thekurgan
I would run it a few cold to hot cycles. It...

I would run it a few cold to hot cycles. It isn't activated until the SAP stops running. Drive it around to the point where your rough condition was experienced. If the condition is the same, you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-03-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By thekurgan
I made one for less than $40 US. An empty paint...

I made one for less than $40 US. An empty paint can, regulator, tubing, air compressor and some incense (get the good smelling type ;) .... some people use a cigar and blow smoke into the intake or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-03-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By thekurgan
Common air/vacuum leaks are the main intake boot,...

Common air/vacuum leaks are the main intake boot, the vacuum lines to and from the fuel pressure regulator (they literally disintegrate!), vacuum line to the secondary air pump valve, throttle body...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By thekurgan
Do you have INPA to see your fuel trim levels? I...

Do you have INPA to see your fuel trim levels? I don't recognize those codes. Do you know if your fuel pressure is at spec? (*3.5 bar iirc). Coils ok? Smoke test?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-26-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By thekurgan
This could also be a vacuum or otherwise...

This could also be a vacuum or otherwise unmetered air leak. Do you have access to INPA to measure fuel trim values?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By thekurgan
Under the button, is a screw, T-25 IIRC, see if...

Under the button, is a screw, T-25 IIRC, see if it is the handle or the screw insert that has broken. realoem.com might have replacement part numbers.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-17-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By thekurgan
M package additions, cosmetic only.

M package additions, cosmetic only.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By thekurgan
Unless you have trouble seeing at night, I'd save...

Unless you have trouble seeing at night, I'd save your money. Most of this stuff is imported junk.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By thekurgan
It should be BMW standard 3.5mm or 1/8". I buy...

It should be BMW standard 3.5mm or 1/8". I buy it in a roll or get a few 90 degree pieces. Silicone is great in non-abrasion situations like the fuel pressure regulator, and also the hose to the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By thekurgan
I get mine here: ...

I get mine here:

http://www.verociousmotorsports.com/Shop-by-Category/Silicone-Vacuum-Hose-and-Fittings/Verocious-Silicone-Vacuum-Hose-Platinum-Cured-Sold-by-the-Foot

On some cars, like our...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By thekurgan
#16, you can find silicone variants with the...

#16, you can find silicone variants with the right angle as well. Our OE tubing was literally falling apart.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-11-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By thekurgan
What do your fuel trims look like? Can you post...

What do your fuel trims look like? Can you post the addaptive and multiplicative screens?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-11-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By thekurgan
FWIW, changing the fuel filter, it is a good...

FWIW, changing the fuel filter, it is a good opportunity to replace the regulator vacuum hoses with silicone. There should also be a small hose under the engine cover as well as next to the fuel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-09-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By thekurgan
Get a stethoscope and touch the fuel filter while...

Get a stethoscope and touch the fuel filter while someone turns the key. Ours is quite loud as well, especially after changing the filter.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-09-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By thekurgan
This sounds like fuel priming. The filter is...

This sounds like fuel priming. The filter is under the driver's seat.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-09-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By thekurgan
SAP shouldn't be running unless the engine is...

SAP shouldn't be running unless the engine is running. Are you saying you are at engine startup or just turning the key? if so, make sure all your HVAC is off and recheck. The IAC does make some...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By thekurgan
Question Transverse acceleration sensor (*SOLVED*)

*SOLVED*

Ok, so I forgot to calibrate the steering angle sensor first (facepalm). The new sensor is now calibrated and the code is cleared.


Mods may want to keep this here as an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-18-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By thekurgan
Even if it is just one of the banks, I would...

Even if it is just one of the banks, I would replace both banks regardless.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By thekurgan
This is sad new indeed. I cannot count how many...

This is sad new indeed. I cannot count how many times a search came up and he had the solution.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By thekurgan
What cooling "pipes"? What exactly was removed...

What cooling "pipes"? What exactly was removed and replaced?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,609
Posted By thekurgan
Engine mounts, transmission mounts, shift linkage...

Engine mounts, transmission mounts, shift linkage wear, as well as high internal wear can cause this issue.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By thekurgan
That is the theory, in addition, it still may not...

That is the theory, in addition, it still may not be the MAF, but might let you look at other areas. You can also leave it disconnected. If the car runs better, then focus on the MAF.

The MAF...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By thekurgan
You can drive with the MAF disconnected. The DME...

You can drive with the MAF disconnected. The DME will fall back to an alpha-N mode where it excludes the air measurement. If your car starts when hot, you may be looking at just a new MAF sensor. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By thekurgan
I mean, unplug the MAF, leave it unplugged, then...

I mean, unplug the MAF, leave it unplugged, then go about the hot start testing. Do you have INPA? Can you see fuel trim levels?
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