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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By JackDuggan
I'm not too worried about cutting the gasket. ...

I'm not too worried about cutting the gasket. I've seen multi-piece pan gaskets before. The cuts are made on the high side (driver's side) of the engine. Because it's canted to the right it would...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By JackDuggan
01 Z3 Pan gasket w/out lowering subframe?

I've seen a few threads from E46 owners who changed the M54 pan gasket without lowering the front subframe/crossmember. They did this by cutting the gasket and then using some gasket sealant where...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By JackDuggan
Z3 M54 block coolant drain plug - easy access

I'm in the process of changing my cooling system components and I wanted to drain the block. On other BMW's I've had to reach the block plug from beneath. I wanted to share with all of you that on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By JackDuggan
I took mine out today. I see two very big plug...

I took mine out today. I see two very big plug looking things on the side of it. The could be removed with a Torx bit, but one much larger than anything I have. They don't look like they are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By JackDuggan
Replace M54 heater inlet pipe?

I'm getting ready to replace my water pump, hoses and radiator. The car has 101,000 miles and all these parts are original as far as I can tell.

I'm wondering how many out there have also...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By JackDuggan
I couldn't tell where it was coming from. The...

I couldn't tell where it was coming from. The line from the VANOS looked dry. The block was wet. I don't think there's anything else it could leak from beside the gasket; or the sending units. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By JackDuggan
I took out the air cleaner and got my light back...

I took out the air cleaner and got my light back in there behind the OFH and sure enough, the block was wet with oil. It's wet just behind the OFH, but not high up on the block in that area so I'm...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By JackDuggan
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. The M42's leak...

Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. The M42's leak at the rubber O-ring too. I didn't know the M54 housing had any O-rings or plugs like that. Does the VANOS line attach there too? I guess I'll...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By JackDuggan
I can't smell anything when I'm driving, but when...

I can't smell anything when I'm driving, but when I park it in the garage there is a faint smell. It's more like oil on a hot engine block smell, not like it's on the exhaust manifold, although I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By JackDuggan
Oil filter housing gasket M54

I've got a persistent small spot of oil under my car lately. It's fresh engine oil and it drips from the front of the car just to the pass. side of center. It's hard to see with the steering rack...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By JackDuggan
I'm looking at one on ebay from FM AutoPart; it...

I'm looking at one on ebay from FM AutoPart; it says it's all aluminum for $159. Anyone used one of these?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
Success! I got my transistors today and soldered...

Success! I got my transistors today and soldered one in. The car started right up and runs fine. I had to modify the legs on the transistor to get it to fit in the board, but other than that it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
That's good to hear. I'm waiting for my...

That's good to hear. I'm waiting for my transistors so I can try to fix the DME. I wish I didn't have the EWS. I could have just gotten another DME. I might get a spare anyway and then have it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
I got this from another thread and used it to...

I got this from another thread and used it to check my DME, I think you should try doing this to both DME's and see what you get before hooking up another coil. If you look inside the plug that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
I would check the DME before putting in another...

I would check the DME before putting in another coil. My number four section was melted and I think it was because the coil ignition transistor on the DME failed. I can't say exactly where I heard...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
I did a continuity test back into the DME from...

I did a continuity test back into the DME from the coil plug, using the system used to check the primary coil windings. I forget the sequence, it's in my Chilton's; 1-2 2-5 -2-6 2-3 etc, from the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By JackDuggan
DME/chip swap for '95ti?

I have a bad DME in my '95 ti (built in 6/95). It has the silver label 282 DME (ODBI). I want to know if I can get another 282 DME and swap my old chip into it and have the EWS work. My DME has a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
I did the continuity test and got 189-193 on 1-3,...

I did the continuity test and got 189-193 on 1-3, but very low, maybe 1 on #4. I guess that means I need a new DME. I have a '95 ti, built in 6/95 so it has EWS, but the EWS doesn't immobilize the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
I found this thread while doing some research. ...

I found this thread while doing some research. I'm going to try the continuity test he did from the coil pack connector to the DME. I'm hoping that will tell me something.
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 698
Posted By JackDuggan
I'm having almost the same problem on my '95 ti...

I'm having almost the same problem on my '95 ti M42. I had a code 1271 so I replaced the coil. I still have the same code and no spark at all on #4; I can see some spark on #2 with a timing light,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By JackDuggan
I used an Audiopipe. It fit as far as diameter,...

I used an Audiopipe. It fit as far as diameter, but it was a little deep so I used the plastic ring thing that was around the old subwoofer. It's a dual coil so I got the 4 ohm version, that's what...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-16-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By JackDuggan
I used a Harbor Freight ball joint separator too,...

I used a Harbor Freight ball joint separator too, but the "CRACK" I heard was the tool breaking. I ended up using the pickle fork to get the out ball joint separated. I've had good luck with some...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 1.9 to 5.0 mustang build help!
Views: 1,149
Posted By JackDuggan
I had '89 and '90 5.0 Mustang convertibles. The...

I had '89 and '90 5.0 Mustang convertibles. The stock h.p. was the same as my M54 3.0 Z3, I don't know about the torque. I had a lot of fun with those cars and had no problems with the 5.0 engines.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By JackDuggan
I just took it off, sprayed some carburetor...

I just took it off, sprayed some carburetor cleaner in the opening where the air goes through and then put it back on. It started right up and runs the same as always. It may go through an idle...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By JackDuggan
I guess I've answered my own question. I cleaned...

I guess I've answered my own question. I cleaned the idle control valve, which had a little carbon in it, and it made no difference in the throttle lag.
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