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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bill Dance
I have had a similar problem over the last few...

I have had a similar problem over the last few years and it seems to stem from the positive terminal connection at the battery.
When the car doesn't start I remove the terminal, wipe down the post...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,259
Posted By Bill Dance
They quoted me $550 for a 3.73 LSD. What am I...

They quoted me $550 for a 3.73 LSD. What am I missing?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Bill Dance
valvetronic head? Does your car have a throttle?

valvetronic head? Does your car have a throttle?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Bill Dance
I didn't touch the center support bearing, and...

I didn't touch the center support bearing, and wouldn't recommend it unless you want to replace it.

I also didn't need any clamps on the guibo, friction of the drivetrain was adequate to break...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-31-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,795
Posted By Bill Dance
I agree, but I need more space. My coupe has put...

I agree, but I need more space. My coupe has put me off of two seaters for a while.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-31-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,795
Posted By Bill Dance
I read a quote recently where a engineering...

I read a quote recently where a engineering manager from a performance car manufacturer (don't remember who) stated that buyers of high performance cars are going to have to get used to paying for...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-02-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Bill Dance
I would really prefer a 130 w/lsd, and closer to...

I would really prefer a 130 w/lsd, and closer to 2800 than 3200lb. Too bad.

Edit: Maybe the M version will be what I want, but probably overpriced.
Forum: General BMW 05-04-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,286
Posted By Bill Dance
I believe Delphi designed and produces the...

I believe Delphi designed and produces the magnetic shocks. No longer part of GM.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By Bill Dance
roger that After thorough internet research, I...

roger that
After thorough internet research, I concluded that, for my purposes (only tracked once or twice a year), that stock would suit me just fine for both. My car has 82k on it, so just...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By Bill Dance
New bushings everywhere. Here's what I did: ...

New bushings everywhere. Here's what I did:
Subframe - ireland
rtab - stock
lcab - stock
front sway bushings - energy suspension
rear sway bushings - racing dynamics
I also swapped hats when I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,609
Posted By Bill Dance
Beautiful craftsmanship. Appears OEM, wchich is...

Beautiful craftsmanship. Appears OEM, wchich is not even really enough of a compliment.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-05-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By Bill Dance
As I've stated previously, the stock 335 is more...

As I've stated previously, the stock 335 is more competitive with an S52 coupe and will not hang in any way, shape or form with a S54 powered M Coupe.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bill Dance
neither of those cars is a coupe. I would...

neither of those cars is a coupe.

I would take the s2k, personal preference only.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bill Dance
Maybe the same performance as an s52 z3 M Coupe. ...

Maybe the same performance as an s52 z3 M Coupe. What is your criteria, 0-60?
I believe that an s54 z3 or z4 M coupe would dominate the 335 sedan or coupe on any track, stock for stock.
I know the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2006, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Bill Dance
million dollar car...$200 stereo head unit

million dollar car...$200 stereo head unit
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-02-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,297
Posted By Bill Dance
Ron Do you plan on following the...

Ron
Do you plan on following the manual-recommended break-in procedure, or do you use another method?

Congratulations on the new ride.
Forum: General BMW 05-16-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,852
Posted By Bill Dance
Better hope they replaced it with the new...

Better hope they replaced it with the new "ethanol-compatible" fuel pump.

We've had ethanol in our gas here forever. I guess I've had a midwest-spec fuel pump in all of my cars.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-03-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bill Dance
thanks for the cut and paste. I was really...

thanks for the cut and paste.

I was really surprised by the lack of an LSD in the alpina. I guess they really are directed at a different crowd than the M cars.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-03-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bill Dance
EVO picks MZ4 over BoxterS

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/roadtest/66239/m_power_strikes_back.html

Not very surprised. This has always been my opinion, that the porsche may be the "faster" and more refined car but the M cars...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Bill Dance
I have seen posts about this before. A strut bar...

I have seen posts about this before. A strut bar would probably help.

My car seems ok @ 73000 miles
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,288
Posted By Bill Dance
BMW is ditching the lip on its wheels, which used...

BMW is ditching the lip on its wheels, which used to be the best in the business. Makes me sad.
The new MZ4's look like they have common offests in the rear.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2006, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Bill Dance
Because, as we all know, peak horsepower and...

Because, as we all know, peak horsepower and straight line performance is what M cars are all about.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-20-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,115
Posted By Bill Dance
Dual ear? yes Stock bushings? Hell no. If...

Dual ear? yes
Stock bushings? Hell no.
If you drive hard at all, the stock subframe bushings are worthless.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-18-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Bill Dance
On these cars, I would always check the battery...

On these cars, I would always check the battery first if the car doesn't start.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-24-2005, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,124
Posted By Bill Dance
It will all be worth it in the end

It will all be worth it in the end
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