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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-14-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By thekurgan
Until you do the bracing trilogy from...

Until you do the bracing trilogy from StrongStrut, you will not be impressed with any spring/shock/strut mod you do to this platform.

You ARE unfairly comparing the Z3 to the Cayman, which has a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By thekurgan
INPA cannot accomplish this, it's engine-specific...

INPA cannot accomplish this, it's engine-specific DME flashing required. I know tools like the Binary Modification Tool can do this, but it's for the S54/S62 powerplants.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-06-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By thekurgan
I used this thread to search and replace...

I used this thread to search and replace everything vacuum hose related, with silicone hoses where I could.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574814

This is for an e39, so not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By thekurgan
After a couple of hundred miles, the engine got a...

After a couple of hundred miles, the engine got a bit more quiet and the low-end power picked up (winter job for me). Our car wouldn't hold cold idle, so the seals were farther off from what you had...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-28-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By thekurgan
Crayons. :)

Crayons. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By thekurgan
Good decision. Post up any questions you may...

Good decision. Post up any questions you may have; I did this over the course of a few days, disassembling while waiting for the kit and gaskets, coolant and Drei bond 1209. I also used all new...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By thekurgan
It's absolutely worth it. The sound in the...

It's absolutely worth it. The sound in the winter and how it idles will be the true tell-all. The original BMW buna rubber used under the teflon seal, compresses so much. Our 2000 M52TU with 18k...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By thekurgan
This is a strange thing to have happen. Rears on...

This is a strange thing to have happen. Rears on our 2000 bleed slower, but the nipple is a smaller diameter, so I expected a bit of a slowdown compared to the front. I use the motive bleeder but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By thekurgan
No, I've never used teflon or plumber's tape on...

No, I've never used teflon or plumber's tape on the bleeder screws. Even snug, they've never leaked, even on our 16 year old 2.8.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By thekurgan
You can try disconnecting the solenoids to see if...

You can try disconnecting the solenoids to see if the idle differs. You might get a code you'd need to clear, however.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By thekurgan
Have you done any vanos maintenance? Your issue...

Have you done any vanos maintenance? Your issue seems a coincidence with the oil change.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By thekurgan
Only if they stay collapsed once the engine is...

Only if they stay collapsed once the engine is warm, thereby reducing lift and beating up the seating surface. How was your oil pressure measured?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-11-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By thekurgan
If it's just the hydraulic lifters that are worn,...

If it's just the hydraulic lifters that are worn, you might want to just replace those first. How is the oil pressure overall?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By thekurgan
This is a photo of the exhaust cps for bank 1,...

This is a photo of the exhaust cps for bank 1, the intake cps are also all black, larger diameter. My guess is that heat attacks these, so maybe there is more insulation, or larger magnet/internals....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By thekurgan
I've seen this on many models. Do they look...

I've seen this on many models.

Do they look like this? "grey = new version" (photo compliments of m5board.com)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By thekurgan
fan fan clutch check vanos seals flush...

fan
fan clutch
check vanos seals
flush power steering fluid
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By thekurgan
I will be watching this thread for your progress....

I will be watching this thread for your progress. We've had a helluva time with the speaker reliability. :thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By thekurgan
There is a DIY here, but basically it taps the...

There is a DIY here, but basically it taps the current that initiates the chirp and uses the hazard lights to create the visual. The thing with the hack is that it requires the chirp to be enabled...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By thekurgan
FWIW, you don't find high end audio systems in...

FWIW, you don't find high end audio systems in roadsters. The reason is the exposure takes a huge toll on the longevity. Not to mention, sound bouncing against canvas isn't the greatest. I'm sure...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-20-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By thekurgan
I have no update on this. I disconnected the...

I have no update on this. I disconnected the battery and left it for 30 minutes. Re-connected the battery and the same results: no visual lock/unlock confirmation.

It's a mystery to us. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By thekurgan
Yes, they have flashed for over a year we've had...

Yes, they have flashed for over a year we've had the car; it was the reason we disabled the chirp as we had a visual other than looking in the windows.

I'm hoping disconnecting the battery has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By thekurgan
The alarm functions, the panic button works, the...

The alarm functions, the panic button works, the doors do indeed lock and unlock. The flashing light in the dash flashes like it should, we left the hood open and indeed get the triple-chirp...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By thekurgan
2000 Z3 Keyless stopped flashing lights

We recently had an issue where the blinking turn signal lamps would flash upon locking and unlocking and have not stopped doing this.

Yes, I've read all the threads about making a modification for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By thekurgan
This is a great idea! I was going to use some...

This is a great idea! I was going to use some zip ties in a criss/cross fashion to keep it in place, but your idea seems stronger. I'll have the car in the air this weekend to get a closer look. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By thekurgan
The cable just snaps into the support, but the...

The cable just snaps into the support, but the support is worn or stretched and doesn't hold. The passenger side is snug. I was hoping to just replace the support. I'll have to rig something up.
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