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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 02:35 PM
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Posted By dc_wright
Doing this job in 2 hrs would have to be done...

Doing this job in 2 hrs would have to be done like when they bring in a team of 100+ people and build a full sized house in 3 days. Just replacing the motor itself once you have the top out is about...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By dc_wright
I believe my cumulative time was about 10-12...

I believe my cumulative time was about 10-12 hours working by myself and taking my time. I started the removal at about noon on a Saturday and had it out of the car and had the motor replaced about...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Another truth is more hilarious than fiction...

Another truth is more hilarious than fiction article! You could almost make that article a "fill in the name of any British car of that era" piece.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By dc_wright
Depends on the tires, the tire size and what air...

Depends on the tires, the tire size and what air pressure you run for normal driving. If the tires aren't too large and grippy, and you keep them pumped up pretty high it's not too bad. You might...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 09:06 AM
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Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
I don't think Chad is likely that sexy either but...

I don't think Chad is likely that sexy either but it was the best pic I could find on short notice....:)



But to some Brit it makes sense. I've worked on a couple joint design projects with UK...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 04:11 AM
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Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
This comes to mind......

This comes to mind......
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By dc_wright
The piston rings don't make a perfect seal so...

The piston rings don't make a perfect seal so there will be some level of air escape past them into the crankcase area. You almost have the set up to do a leak down test, but not quite. For a leak...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 03:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 342
Posted By dc_wright
That could be arranged. :bigpimp:

That could be arranged. :bigpimp:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:19 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By dc_wright
That looks pretty clean Frankyn! It'll look...

That looks pretty clean Frankyn! It'll look really good with a set of Style 5 wheels with gun metal grey centers. :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Well, that's quite a list he's got there! First...

Well, that's quite a list he's got there! First question is what engine does he have? 2006 was a transition year and some Z4's still got the M54 while others got the newer N52. Both can have the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By dc_wright
Compared to the 2.5i and 3.0i, yes. Compared to...

Compared to the 2.5i and 3.0i, yes. Compared to the 3.0si, a big NO. The 3.0si is actually more throttle responsive than the S54 because it has essentially zero pumping losses. The further from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Says the Canuck.......:rofl:

Says the Canuck.......:rofl:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By dc_wright
^This^ Either you erred in the compression...

^This^

Either you erred in the compression test or you drove the car too long in a seriously overheated condition and the cylinder head is massively warped.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
:grouphug: It's all good! I'll get my turn...

:grouphug:

It's all good! I'll get my turn to :wahwah::wahwah::wahwah: come Summer time when it's 100 degrees and 100% humidity..............

They need to have a winter time B'Fest somewhere...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-27-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By dc_wright
The power to weight ratio between a Z4 3.0si and...

The power to weight ratio between a Z4 3.0si and the E46M3 are about the same. The Z4M's power to weight ratio is significantly better than the E46M3. Both the Z4M and E46M3 use the S54 engine, but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Weather is miserable here too. 67 degrees and...

Weather is miserable here too. 67 degrees and it's pouring sun. Going to be like that at least through Saturday. :cry:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-27-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 706
Posted By dc_wright
In somewhat simple terms: From an overall...

In somewhat simple terms:

From an overall performance standpoint Z4M>Z4 3.0si*=E46M3>Z4 3.0i>Z4 2.5i

From a comfort standpoint E46M3> All Z4s

Fun factor is an open ended equation with too...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Because salt works better than sand and is...

Because salt works better than sand and is cheaper. The salt helps to melt the ice, while the sand just hopes to give some traction to the ice.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By dc_wright
Did you recalibrate the window positions after...

Did you recalibrate the window positions after you installed the new motor? If not, put the window down and continue to hold the button down for at least 10 seconds. Then put the window up and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
If you're going by the Mason-Dixon Line then...

If you're going by the Mason-Dixon Line then Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia are also part of the South, but they use road salt in those states as does North Carolina. I'm not saying...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-26-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Franklyn, your car acquisitions are epic in their...

Franklyn, your car acquisitions are epic in their badness without adding the risk of venturing out in a blizzard. If better judgment doesn't kick in, be careful out there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-26-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Turner Motorsports Front sway. You won't need...

Turner Motorsports Front sway. You won't need adjustable end links as it has multiple connecting points to adjust the resistance.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-26-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 34,572
Posted By dc_wright
Seeing actual speed, engine RPM, and throttle...

Seeing actual speed, engine RPM, and throttle position (when the data is keeping up) in relation to the course and comparing it to what I thought I was doing have helped isolate areas where I could...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-26-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
I'm talking about probabilities, not guarantees. ...

I'm talking about probabilities, not guarantees. The percentage of cars with rust issues is much, much lower in the "no snow/no salt" states than it is in the northern states. Here in FL inland...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-26-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10,017
Views: 234,468
Posted By dc_wright
Franklyn, I'd be surprised if there's any E36s...

Franklyn, I'd be surprised if there's any E36s within 6 hours drive from you that won't have some level of rust issue. I'd be looking no farther north than South Carolina. SC, GA, AL, MS, LA, FL is...
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