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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,694
Posted By RedSilver
It Gets Worse

On bobistheoilguy.com I read that even when synthetic oil is prescribed for your car, the EPA considers that "cheating", and makes them run dino juice for the tests. That could easily change the tax...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,205
Posted By RedSilver
The BMW oil filters by STP at AutoZone are made...

The BMW oil filters by STP at AutoZone are made in India.....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By RedSilver
Not software, it's the springs which control the...

Not software, it's the springs which control the valves that control the shifting. You disassemble the valve body and replace a dozen or so little bits. Commonly done on American cars.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By RedSilver
Question Shift kit for GM A/T ?

Has anyone used an aftermarket shift kit in their GM A/T E36?

I personally like a sharper shift, and I understand it makes the clutches last longer, since they slip less on each shift.

Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By RedSilver
add nuts for guibo bolts Many people use new...

add nuts for guibo bolts
Many people use new bolts for the pressure plate to flywheel.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,126
Posted By RedSilver
<<MTBE is a positive thing for gasoline, because...

<<MTBE is a positive thing for gasoline, because it actually reduces combustion emissions as well as boosting octane rating. Ethanol does pretty much the same thing, only more expensively.>>
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By RedSilver
Hood alarm switch

The hood switch often "fails" and owners unplug it.
Hook it back up, press it down to different depths and try to activate the alarm.
You'll probably find that the hood no longer presses the switch...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 63,398
Posted By RedSilver
Drain Plug Near Battery

While replacing the battery, it's a good time to poke small holes in the 3 rubber drain plugs in the area.

BMW chooses to undercoat and paint over these, so I didn't want to remove them to drain...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 04-14-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,690
Posted By RedSilver
Secondary Air Pump -- Code P1421 or 1423

Good used and tested SAI pumps for Z3 and E36 -- $120.
I will also tell you how to avoid this costly disaster in the future.
email fsee99 at aol.com
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 860
Posted By RedSilver
z4 alarm "radar" module on ebay

advertised as z3, but I think not.

Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By RedSilver
If your pump has water in it, the SAI valve has...

If your pump has water in it, the SAI valve has gone bad and stuck partly open, so replace both. Double check that you have vacuum going to the SAI valve on cold start, and that you can feel exhaust...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,151
Posted By RedSilver
Anyone know of a replacement/interchange for that...

Anyone know of a replacement/interchange for that SAI pump? Massively expensive from BMW, I heard it came on Volvo, Audi etc.,

Also that POS SAI valve, which fails so often, is the new version...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By RedSilver
Blackhawk Museum

Set aside a whole afternoon for the Blackhawk Museum, across the bay, across the hill in San Ramon, near Pleasanton.

You can get a good preview on their excellent website.
It's even better than...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-15-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,777
Posted By RedSilver
Best British parts

I believe Moss Motors sells these bumper stickers :

Honk if you see parts falling off my British car ! or

The parts falling off this car are of the best British manufacture.

Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-07-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By RedSilver

On other cars with IRS, they find that the problem is the excessive tow-out generated during the ordinary movement of the rear suspension, IF the camber starts too negative. This transient tow-out is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-04-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,284
Posted By RedSilver
Extinguised Response

Insurance cos. were behind the moronic third brake light, which worked for a couple of years. Any psychologist could have told them that a response would be extinguished after a while, and sure...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2005, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By RedSilver
Hood button

this is the infamous hood button giving up the ghost. It's located on
the radiator header on the driver's side.

Get a new one, disconnect it, or screw a rubber bumper onto the pad on the hood...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2005, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By RedSilver

I had this, turned out to be my cell phone dying........... :rolleyes:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By RedSilver
Thumbs down Visit www.Scamorama.com for hours of good laffs in...

...dealing with these scammers by baiting them.

I always bait them, having them express the check to a local police station. They are out $50 for the express charges and considerable frustration...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2005, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By RedSilver
Scare from the mass media re stolen cars

<< Who is the idiot who wrote this thing?>>

This is the network/mass media in action.
What they should report is where the cars are going [China].

Pay no attention to the man behind the...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-05-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By RedSilver
Do NOT use a splitter, the switch is called ...

....an"A - B switch", which isolates the two input signals from
each other. The are very cheap for ordinary co-ax cable, but
you probably have special cable that will need a special switch.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-05-2005, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By RedSilver
BMW's codes differ from the standard, and....

...must be translated. go to


Sez DME checksum error / communications error.

Sounds like bad ECU or bad connection reporting to it.

Bummer ! good luck
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 07-05-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By RedSilver
Clubs are easily defeated by the pros. Doesn't your...

...car have the security system that immobilizes it?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By RedSilver
Funny Little Parts

go to www.realoem.com/bmw/

and poke around for those little parts.
If you visit the dealer knowing what you want, you and the parts man
will be happier, and you can even order by mail from...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By RedSilver
Exclamation Euro headlights ?

Wouldn't they dip left instead of right, if in stock at a Brit dealer ?
They used to make a big deal out of this fact.
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