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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
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, 07:33 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,479
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, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
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, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
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, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
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, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 924
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, 05:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,786
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, 05:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,786
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, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
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.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By ALM168
You might want to make sure that the drip holes...

You might want to make sure that the drip holes in the bottom of the doors are not clogged.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By ALM168
Bavauto also has a good video showing how to...

Bavauto also has a good video showing how to access and remove the belts.

http://blog.bavauto.com/5569/bmw-serpentine-belt-pulley-replacement-diy-video/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By ALM168
I replaced both the AC and main belt from the...

I replaced both the AC and main belt from the topside on my 98 2.8L. Did the same on my 2000 323i. It's a quick job. Suggestion: Make a drawing of the belt routing, this will save your butt when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By ALM168
Curb rash

Has anyone had success fixing minor wheel curb rash with kits similar to the one offered by BAV Auto which includes a 'bondo-type' product and touch up spray paint (1Z Silver & Wurth clear lacquer)?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By ALM168
If you determine that it is the belt, do NOT...

If you determine that it is the belt, do NOT spray with any kind of belt conditioner. These products degrade serpentine belts. Also, you can check for any wiggle in the pulleys of the tensioners and...
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