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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2015, 05:05 PM
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Views: 297,254
Posted By dc_wright
When you wake up in the night to take a pee and...

When you wake up in the night to take a pee and you can't even remember which side of the bed to get out of to head towards the bath room (much less what city you're currently in) you're officially a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 42,744
Posted By dc_wright
Any outing you don't regress is a good outing....

Any outing you don't regress is a good outing. :thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-04-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By dc_wright
This won't cause any noise before it happens, but...

This won't cause any noise before it happens, but if you lose one of the anti rattle clips on the brake calipers you can definitely hear it clatter down the road if you've got the top down. I had...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 42,744
Posted By dc_wright
Best run from the points event today at DIS on...

Best run from the points event today at DIS on the kart track.

https://youtu.be/cJDnr2fDIKM
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By dc_wright
You can't magnaflux aluminum so they won't...

You can't magnaflux aluminum so they won't magnaflux your cylinder head. You have to use a dye penetrant method for non-ferrous metals.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By dc_wright
I guess I should add I never leave anything of...

I guess I should add I never leave anything of value in the car, mainly to avoid tempting some idiot from slicing the top to break into the car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12,446
Views: 297,254
Posted By dc_wright
What not to do to a 5 Series...

What not to do to a 5 Series Touring.........507312
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By dc_wright
I do it for short periods like the grocery store...

I do it for short periods like the grocery store or similar stops of 20-30 minutes or so. I do put the windows up to improve the effectiveness of the OEM alarm system interior motion sensor.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By dc_wright
You need access to an SRS code reader to see what...

You need access to an SRS code reader to see what fault tripped the light.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 42,744
Posted By dc_wright
In the grid for a couple parade laps of the road...

In the grid for a couple parade laps of the road course at DIS. Videos to come later. 507145507146507147

Here's the video. Most uncomfortable I've ever been in a car. At 45 mph on the high banks...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-02-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By dc_wright
What phone do you have, and are you using the...

What phone do you have, and are you using the browser or Bimmer App?507090
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-02-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 633
Posted By dc_wright
Correct, and with the ignition turned on.

Correct, and with the ignition turned on.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12,446
Views: 297,254
Posted By dc_wright
The battery may have a cell in the beginning...

The battery may have a cell in the beginning stages of going shorted. If you have a voltmeter check to battery voltage with no load.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 633
Posted By dc_wright
That's normal operation. The inner lights are...

That's normal operation. The inner lights are just the driving halo driving lights. On the Xenon lights there's an internal light gate that lifts or lowers depending on if you want high or low...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By dc_wright
If I could guess what fell off your car I'd have...

If I could guess what fell off your car I'd have hit the lotto 5x over by now LOL.

Maybe it really was a socket extension that someone left behind the last time they worked on the car............
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 633
Posted By dc_wright
Here ya go!

Here ya go!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 633
Posted By dc_wright
If the bulbs for your driving lights (halos) have...

If the bulbs for your driving lights (halos) have burned out then you should have a warning light on in the instrument cluster.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 633
Posted By dc_wright
The Z4's with Xenons have what I call pseudo...

The Z4's with Xenons have what I call pseudo angel eyes (halos). The main beam lights don't have them but the inner lamps have a dimpled outer ridge and the center portion is light blocked so they...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By dc_wright
My engine will occasionally have a lifter knock...

My engine will occasionally have a lifter knock when the engine is cold and I haven't driven it for 3-4 days but it goes away once I've done any kind of drive that's equivalent to the lifter bleed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-01-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By dc_wright
There's some good info in this blog: ...

There's some good info in this blog:

http://www.quirkyuncle.com/2013/04/12/diy-quieting-the-infamous-bmw-lifter-tick/
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By dc_wright
This, plus where you'd need to cut is so close to...

This, plus where you'd need to cut is so close to the pedal cluster I don't think you could get in there to do it anyway.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,281
Posted By dc_wright
I don't really care to sleep in a tent outside...

I don't really care to sleep in a tent outside anywhere in August :(, but farther North it would be a bit less humid and miserable. :)



I'm not quite ready to hit the panic button on this yet. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,659
Posted By dc_wright
After reading this...

After reading this (http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/transmission-drivetrain/modp-1006-straight-cut-transmission/), I'm starting to agree that it's the tranny making the whine. The output...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-30-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By dc_wright
Yes.......Silence. You hit the button and the...

Yes.......Silence. You hit the button and the motor doesn't make a sound. :)

Seriously though, some have noted the top raising or lowering more slowly before the motor dies. I would definitely...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-30-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,617
Posted By dc_wright
Getting the wiper arms off is the only challenge...

Getting the wiper arms off is the only challenge in doing this job. With a good wiper arm puller or small 3 jaw gear puller, you can replace the cowl cover in 30 minutes or less.
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