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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By vasr
Here is a pic from the showroom where I saw the...

Here is a pic from the showroom where I saw the car. I pick her up tomorrow.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By vasr
I was waiting for someone to ask :) I have...

I was waiting for someone to ask :)

I have always dreamed of owning a 1995 Ferrari F355 GTB. The car gods were smiling upon me last weekend when I saw her in the Ferrari show-room. They say not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By vasr
Z4 gone bye bye

I am sad to say that I had to let my Z4 go in order to get my dream car. It has been great being on this forum and I'll drop by from time to time.

If anyone is interested I have Resler i-Bus USB...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,877
Posted By vasr
My previous 2003 Z4 had the hardtop installed by...

My previous 2003 Z4 had the hardtop installed by the dealer. It did have rattles mainly originating with the catch for the soft-top. The dealer replaced the parts which solved rthe issue. It did...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,640
Posted By vasr
Great armrest. Very comfortable and the storage...

Great armrest. Very comfortable and the storage makes a great place to put my XM Radio reciever.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,009
Posted By vasr
The new head which was replaced around June 2010...

The new head which was replaced around June 2010 has eliminated the noise for me. The car definitely feels stronger than new. You'll be amazed when you get the car back and drive it for the first...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By vasr
I also had the head replacement due to lifter...

I also had the head replacement due to lifter noise. Very expensive out of warranty to the tune of $8k. I shopped around and found the prices for the BMW Gold warranty fluctuate wildly between...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By vasr
+1 on the Hakko 936. I attempted to solder a...

+1 on the Hakko 936. I attempted to solder a mini-pcie socket onto an Acer netbook. Needed a high power magifier to even see the traces. Job didn't go well. Found that using lead-free solder is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,336
Posted By vasr
+1 :beerchug:

+1 :beerchug:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,336
Posted By vasr
I wave at Z4 coupe and convertable... rarely do I...

I wave at Z4 coupe and convertable... rarely do I get a wave back. Maybe it's a regional thing.... or a BMW driver thing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,009
Posted By vasr
When the lifters were replaced, the noise went...

When the lifters were replaced, the noise went away. When the noise returned you can still hear it even when the engine is warm. My mileage was around 18 MPG after the new lifters. After the new...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,009
Posted By vasr
Two months after lifter replacement the noise...

Two months after lifter replacement the noise returned. I brought it into the dealer and later that morning got a call that they were going to do a head replacement. It took almost 2 weeks to get...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,212
Posted By vasr
Very nice. Great job!

Very nice. Great job!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By vasr
I had LASIK a day or so after it got FDA approval...

I had LASIK a day or so after it got FDA approval back in 1995. I recently started wearing minor prescription for driving at night since back then they could't fix astigmatism with LASIK which they...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-16-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,510
Posted By vasr
I had the lifters replaced in May for the lifter...

I had the lifters replaced in May for the lifter noise. The Z4 is now making the noise again. I also noticed that my freeway mileage took a hit with the new lifters. I get around 28 MPG freeway...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,686
Posted By vasr
I am also shopping around for the 7/70 Gold and...

I am also shopping around for the 7/70 Gold and got quotes from two dealers. One quoted $2930 (price is $300 off of their normal price) and the other $2380. Quite a difference in pricing.
Forum: Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks 05-27-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,673
Posted By vasr
Here's some video I shot... not very pro, but got...

Here's some video I shot... not very pro, but got some of the unusual cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F072uBEJHzI
Forum: Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks 05-27-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,673
Posted By vasr
There is a ton of vids of Bimmerfest 2010 on...

There is a ton of vids of Bimmerfest 2010 on youtube. I think this one is cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPvkzo37WZg
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By vasr
TIS won't install under native Win7. I ended up...

TIS won't install under native Win7. I ended up using Windows XP mode under Windows 7 and it installed and works fine. You can also install using VMware workstation with a XP image. VMware...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By vasr
I actually looked into the NavCoder and a...

I actually looked into the NavCoder and a Reislinger I-Bus interface kit. The cost of ~$90 for the USB interface and freeware software (20 Euro registration) is tempting. I have one more hail mary...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By vasr
I checked with three dealers on the i-bus...

I checked with three dealers on the i-bus programming to enable the CD changer audio. One wanted $240, another wanted $180 and the last $360.00. Looks like I am going to put the USA Spec iPod...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By vasr
It appears the i-bus needs to be programmed to...

It appears the i-bus needs to be programmed to allow the audio to work on the USA Spec unit. The dealer wants $260.00 to re-program. Apparently when reprogramming they need to go through every...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By vasr
After talking to the USA Spec guys, the radio...

After talking to the USA Spec guys, the radio appears to be DSP. I returned the non-DSP and attempted to install the PA12-BMWdsp unit. Unfortunately the DSP amp has a hole where the DSP cable...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-01-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By vasr
Z4 - USA Spec iPod interface No audio

I installed the USA Spec PA12BMW iPod interface into my 2006 Z4 Coupe. I can control the iPod Nano with the buttons on the stereo and steering wheel, but I get no audio. I double checked the two...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By vasr
The clicking noise is an issue with N52 engines...

The clicking noise is an issue with N52 engines in 2006 to early 2008 Z4. It is valve lifter noise. Mine started having the clicking noise 2 weeks ago. I took it into the dealer last Friday and...
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