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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-30-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. Thanx for the thoughts. Yeah, it...

Blacklane. Thanx for the thoughts. Yeah, it flooded. Got a nice cloud when she finally fired up. Normally, minimal crank times to get it started. Fired up perfect this morning and ran like a top...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By smayo964
Flooding at Start

Been away for a while, but I need to tap the brain trust again. Tried to start the ole speed buggy and it flooded. I cranked on the starter a few times and it finally cleared its throat. This...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By smayo964
Timjowers. Just letting you know that I have...

Timjowers. Just letting you know that I have changed the temporary "shim" I used. I took (3) zip-ties, tape them side-by-side with wide plastic tape to make a wide flat surface, wound them thru and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Blacklane for the correction on the...

Thanx Blacklane for the correction on the suspensions series. Yeah, I'm already accounting for the adding in the adjustable rear mounts. I have seen the link provided and several others. Very...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By smayo964
B&G Sport Springs & Suspension

I've been doing a butt-ton of searching out here. Has anyone used the B&G S2 Sport springs, liked them and would recommend them? Just curious. I see a lot of discussions of for H&R and EIbach. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By smayo964
Thanx for the feedback. I already have a set of...

Thanx for the feedback. I already have a set of rubber non-offset M-style FCABs and outer Meyle ball joints to install, but need to change out the inner ball joints as well. After looking at all...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By smayo964
Control Arm Brands

I'm now planning on purchasing the balance of my suspension components, springs, etc. For front control arms, what brands are good and which should be steered away from? There are several...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,658
Posted By smayo964
MCDz3, I bought just the replacement outer ball...

MCDz3, I bought just the replacement outer ball joints this past fall in preparation of "tightening" up my speedbuggy. I have not put them in yet, but will do so after I get the balance of my parts...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By smayo964
Good morning All. Well, at 5:30am with steamy...

Good morning All. Well, at 5:30am with steamy 35deg temps (LOL) the speedbuggy fired right up. Soooooo.... hopefully all is cured. As I previously mentioned I believe the motor got flooded somehow...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-07-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By smayo964
Well, she runs. I didn't think you could do it...

Well, she runs. I didn't think you could do it to an injected engine, but it had to be flooded. I pulled all plugs and coils to check for spark. Had plenty. Plugs were extemely wet though when I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-06-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By smayo964
Marty505, nice try. But my mama raise no fool. ...

Marty505, nice try. But my mama raise no fool. LOL Blacklane/IgotBMW, battery is good. Alternator is new. I have a good scan tool and read the memory...no fault codes stored. Air box has been...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-03-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By smayo964
Won't Start---HELP!!!

Once again I need to pull from the brain trust of knowledge in this forum. Yesterday, went to start up the speedbuggy, she fired, then quit and has been dead since. Motor turns, have fuel pressure,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By smayo964
+1 on 99328ic statement. The book for the bulbs...

+1 on 99328ic statement. The book for the bulbs is incorrect at Autozone. You will actually need to get the next size up in length to fit the trunk. The bulb specified is to short.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-26-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Grey wanted
Views: 402
Posted By smayo964
Apa261, I can fit my bag and set of clubs in my...

Apa261, I can fit my bag and set of clubs in my trunk with ease. Stick the club head in first and then the bag. No issues. Good luck.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-17-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,260
Posted By smayo964
Like Bstanton, I have my windblox behind the roll...

Like Bstanton, I have my windblox behind the roll bars and works good. I tried in front to the roll bars but with my long legs and the seat as far back as possible, I got tired of the"rubbing" on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) General Suspension Questions
Views: 810
Posted By smayo964
Thanx for the info. Looks like I'll still be...

Thanx for the info. Looks like I'll still be going with the welded trailing arm mounts. The FCA inner bushing doesn't scare me, since I can do the work mayself. For the rear, I already enough...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) General Suspension Questions
Views: 810
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Blacklane. I already have the bushings for...

Thanx Blacklane. I already have the bushings for the lollipops and the outer ball joints. Can the inner ball joints be replaced or are they part of the control arm? On the rear control arm...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) General Suspension Questions
Views: 810
Posted By smayo964
Anybody? I have found a couple spring rate...

Anybody? I have found a couple spring rate packages to use from the "other" guys. Any information on the bushings and control arms is greatly appreciated. Thanx.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) General Suspension Questions
Views: 810
Posted By smayo964
General Suspension Questions

Been a while since being on here. Just finished the VANOS and valve cover seal replacements. Nice improvement. Thanx to all those that posted info on the procedures, pitfals, etc. Now, onto the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) whistle
Views: 540
Posted By smayo964
Mccoynut, how tight are your rubber window seals...

Mccoynut, how tight are your rubber window seals to the front posts? I have a small whistling on the passenger side and found there was a slight gap between the roof window seal and the piller. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-21-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Z4 Roadster (E85) Charging Issues?
Views: 1,071
Posted By smayo964
Uber-Fritz, just had to change out my alternator....

Uber-Fritz, just had to change out my alternator. Battery was not totally drained, but the alternator was cutting in and out at its leisure. I only had about 11 volts on the battery the last time I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-15-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,668
Posted By smayo964
Khammack, you're a genius! LOL I have been...

Khammack, you're a genius! LOL I have been chasing my little knocking from both sides for months. I already have the Ireland mounts, etc, but never looked at the sway bar. Simple, but effective...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-15-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Alternator, Wiring, or Battery
Views: 485
Posted By smayo964
Well, nothing like a fresh Bosch alternator to...

Well, nothing like a fresh Bosch alternator to take care of those pesky flashing dash lights. LOL

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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,999
Posted By smayo964
Vintage. I know the book states that you really...

Vintage. I know the book states that you really don't have any adjustment except for toe, but when I got my Z I found there were shims in my right front on the (2) lower bolts for camber (3 each). ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-05-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Alternator, Wiring, or Battery
Views: 485
Posted By smayo964
Alternator, Wiring, or Battery

Hey All! Just got hit with something this morning that I need some input. Left for work and noticed my guages were acting a bit funny going down the road and some of the dash lights were all...
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