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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By bwillia
I know that there are different part number for...

I know that there are different part number for the Inter-Cooler based on whether you have the M Tech bumper or not.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By bwillia
Frankly the value of the cold air intake is...

Frankly the value of the cold air intake is dubious. The Inter-Cooler upgrade should be your absolute first priority with any upgrade to software. Oil cooler is a close second.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By bwillia
I'm assuming this is an N52 engine? Year?

I'm assuming this is an N52 engine? Year?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By bwillia
If you are going to stage 2 or 3 it will be time...

If you are going to stage 2 or 3 it will be time to upgrade some other components. Most notably the inter-cooler. But a better exhaust would help you a lot also. Does your car have the factory oil...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By bwillia
You don't mention how many miles were on it when...

You don't mention how many miles were on it when you bought it. That is probably the biggest factor on price.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By bwillia
The door mechanisms are the same on both sides....

The door mechanisms are the same on both sides. My point was I had the same problem but on the drivers side. You need to adjust the striker and lube the mechanism on the passenger side in your case.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By bwillia
I had that problem with my drivers door not...

I had that problem with my drivers door not unlocking well on my 2000 Z3 2.3L. Turns out the striker for the door latch needed adjusting. It was putting the mechanism in a bind. I adjusted it and hit...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By bwillia
You've already been using what I would have...

You've already been using what I would have recommended for a higher mileage car. but even then only if it was starting to consume some oil. 0W40 is what I use in all of my vehicles. Frankly even a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
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: 591
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: 385
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: 591
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: 385
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: 638
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: 688
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: 729
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: 455
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: 638
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: 1,555
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: 429
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: 688
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: 688
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: 598
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: 598
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: 598
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...
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