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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By dc_wright
The OBD I crank position sensor is mounted in the...

The OBD I crank position sensor is mounted in the front of the engine and is a pick up coil type so a resistance measurement with an ohm meter works to test for opens (infinite resistance) or shorted...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By dc_wright
I think you can rule out the lines but not the...

I think you can rule out the lines but not the gaskets. Gaskets may be the leak source.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By dc_wright
Same for mine. The only way you know mine is...

Same for mine. The only way you know mine is unlatched (outside hearing it) is that it's free when you lift it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 129
Posted By dc_wright
So everything else is explained by testing the AC...

So everything else is explained by testing the AC outlets the same way? :rofl:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By dc_wright
That part hanging down is a brake cooling duct. ...

That part hanging down is a brake cooling duct. At some point in the life of an E36 the plastic under panel deteriorates and comes off leaving the brake ducts just hanging there unsupported. It...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By dc_wright
For the seals on the top of the fuel tanks you...

For the seals on the top of the fuel tanks you only get the strong smell when there's enough gas in the tanks and enough sloshing to force a bit out through the aged gaskets. If the evap control...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By dc_wright
I need to double check later when I get home but...

I need to double check later when I get home but in the year range you're looking I think you'll find the SMG transmission, not a true automatic. Just don't remember at the moment when they dropped...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By dc_wright
I know there's very little working room in the...

I know there's very little working room in the finger hole provided, but if you can push one side out a bit first then the other side it pops out a bit easier.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7,572
Views: 133,508
Posted By dc_wright
Yep! Speaking to the gas generator only, not the...

Yep! Speaking to the gas generator only, not the cushioning bag. It's the same technology used in detonators for military munitions. It's hermetically sealed and the only contents are a filament...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By dc_wright
I'm old enough that I've actually driven vehicles...

I'm old enough that I've actually driven vehicles that required double clutching, and you're depressing the clutch the first time to take the load off the tranny so you can get it out of gear, and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7,572
Views: 133,508
Posted By dc_wright
The gas generator is an airbag is a filament...

The gas generator is an airbag is a filament initiated explosive device. They typically have an ignition reliability of 99.9999% and a shelf life of 50+ years. The issue with the ones in the recall...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-21-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7,572
Views: 133,508
Posted By dc_wright
That's what they suspect killed a woman in a...

That's what they suspect killed a woman in a relatively minor crash here. The Sheriff's department and the Coroner both concur an air bag explosion was the cause of death, but the state troopers are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-21-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By dc_wright
It's not an engine power issue at all here. You...

It's not an engine power issue at all here. You can shift to 2nd and even 3rd at low rpms and the engine will have plenty of torque to accelerate the car. The issue is how smooth the shift is from...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-21-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By dc_wright
Attached is a bit older BMW that shows torques...

Attached is a bit older BMW that shows torques for all fasteners for all models up through 1997. If you can't find anything more recent, at least you can use the values in this as a guide. Check...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By dc_wright
^This^ Karl is correct on that being a BMW...

^This^ Karl is correct on that being a BMW color. What I meant to type (got in too much of a hurry) not a color for that year model.
Use a typical refrigerator magnet like you get from the pizza...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By dc_wright
That's not a BMW color so that car has been...

That's not a BMW color so that car has been resprayed at a minimum. Have you done the magnet test to check for body filler?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7,572
Views: 133,508
Posted By dc_wright
So is a Ford badged Mazda actually a "Fazda"? ...

So is a Ford badged Mazda actually a "Fazda"? And speaking of, haven't heard how his LeMons car did....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 22,246
Posted By dc_wright
Sounds like a fun time Mike! Glad the car held...

Sounds like a fun time Mike! Glad the car held together for you!

We got our act together a bit better for the points competition on Sunday. No one else in my class showed so it was a "free" day...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By dc_wright
If the micro switch indicates to the top...

If the micro switch indicates to the top controller the tray isn't down, the top will close but when you hit the open button you'll get nada. Assuming you have the bottom tray for the storage...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By dc_wright
I think there's two factors behind it. First,...

I think there's two factors behind it. First, there were proportionally fewer Z4s built than most other BMW models, and second the Z4 seems to be somewhat of a "bucket list" car for the retired...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By dc_wright
Since it's the hinge, the front latches will...

Since it's the hinge, the front latches will still operate normally so all that's needed is to pull the hydraulic release and put the top down or up by hand. Down is pretty easy, you grab the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-18-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By dc_wright
Look at figure 3 in their installation...

Look at figure 3 in their installation instructions. You just pull up the hand brake boot and slip the elastic strap under it and push it back in place. You don't have to remove the center console....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By dc_wright
This is Heather Core...

This is Heather Core (https://www.facebook.com/heather.core.96).....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 22,246
Posted By dc_wright
It was a huge headache and we wasted over 2 hrs...

It was a huge headache and we wasted over 2 hrs dorking around with it. An hour in the morning and again at lunch time. It was a very lightly attended day too so there wasn't anyone available to do...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By dc_wright
You need to buy or borrow an SRS code reader to...

You need to buy or borrow an SRS code reader to see what the fault code is, then you can go from there as to what needs to be fixed.
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