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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 56,449
Posted By ALM168
Leaks - A pilar

Are the plugs in the A pillar recessed or are do they sit proud of the A pillar rubber mount?


Al
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 56,449
Posted By ALM168
Leaks - A pillar

Are the plugs in the A pilar recessed or are do they sit proud of the A pilar rubber mount?


Al
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By ALM168
Stuck wheels

You only need to 'drive' the car a few feet. Kicking the wheels can cause injury if you are not careful.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By ALM168
Stuck wheels

This is pretty normal for wheels to become 'frozen' onto the hubs. You can try loosening the lugs a couple of turns (do NOT remove) and drive the car a short distance and hit the brakes. This should...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By ALM168
Sticking front caliber

I had exactly the same problem with my 2000 323i sedan with less than 100K miles. The front left caliber would stick, I would feel vibration, and then after applying the brakes, the vibration would...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By ALM168
Creeking

Check to see if the creaking stops if the emergency brake is off. My e46 creaks as I exit the car only when the E brake is on.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By ALM168
Clutch

My 98 Z3 and 2000 323i have only one reservoir for both the brakes and for the clutch. I would believe that you need to bleed your hydraulic system to solve this problem.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 53,041
Posted By ALM168
Air Bag Recall

I had my air bag replaced last month. My suggestion is not to wait for the dealer to call you. Because of the magnitude of this recall, air bags are in short supply. I called the dealer and had them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-17-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By ALM168
BMW Vibration

I had a similar issue with my 2000 323i, and the front left brake caliber was sticking. Feel your wheels after a taking the car out for a ride, and make sure that none are hotter than the others.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By ALM168
Is the noise coming from the clutch pedal bushing?

Is the noise coming from the clutch pedal bushing?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By ALM168
Is the noise present only when parked with the E...

Is the noise present only when parked with the E brake applied and exiting the car? If so, I found the squeak to be the E brake on the driver's rear wheel on my 2000 323i.


Al
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,879
Posted By ALM168
I believe that my failure was do to the improper...

I believe that my failure was do to the improper cap adapter or operator error. It was easier to buy a new cap keeping the old one for the next scheduled visit at the NJ Inspection station.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By ALM168
Fred, From your installed picture, I am...

Fred,

From your installed picture, I am wondering if you received the correct grommet. It is hard to believe that you would be able to push the 'collar' portion of the grommet through the hole as...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By ALM168
Normal vehicle operation. I believe this prevents...

Normal vehicle operation. I believe this prevents you from trying to start an already running engine.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By ALM168
Greasing the bushing is only a temporary fix. I...

Greasing the bushing is only a temporary fix. I recommend that you take the time and replace the bushing with a new one. Here is the link to UUC's product:
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By ALM168
I second 303 Fabric Guard. The water just beads...

I second 303 Fabric Guard. The water just beads off the top.

Make sure that the top is 100% clean before applying.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-25-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,471
Posted By ALM168
It seems to me that your measured parasitic...

It seems to me that your measured parasitic current draw is about an order of magnitude too low. Even at ~150mA, a good battery will not deplete it's charge in a week. How are you measuring your...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-31-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By ALM168
I replaced the shocks on my 98 2.8L with Sachs...

I replaced the shocks on my 98 2.8L with Sachs because to one of the original shocks started to leak. The replacements gave me the same OEM ride as the originals.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By ALM168
Does anyone have experience with Bilstein Touring...

Does anyone have experience with Bilstein Touring shocks/struts on a e46? They appear to be compariable with Sachs components.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By ALM168
I just checked the Bently manual. Interesting...

I just checked the Bently manual. Interesting that it talks about an exhaust camshaft sensor on the M52TU and M54 engine, but the M52 is not listed. Do you have the TU (technical upgrade) engine or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By ALM168
You will find the exhaust camshaft sensor on the...

You will find the exhaust camshaft sensor on the right side of the cylinder head near the front.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By ALM168
Snow tires on all four corners is the key to safe...

Snow tires on all four corners is the key to safe winter driving. For us who 'grew up' with RWD know that these cars are safe in the snow with an experienced driver behind the wheel.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,221
Posted By ALM168
I have an e30 door with a good window and will...

I have an e30 door with a good window and will experiment with various otions before attempting anything on my windshield.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,221
Posted By ALM168
Any products / tricks to remove hard water stains...

Any products / tricks to remove hard water stains from the windshield?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-15-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By ALM168
I have the same car that had the same issue a few...

I have the same car that had the same issue a few months back. I replaced the intake cam sensor ( 12 14 1 438081K ) which resolved the issue.
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