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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 185,556
Posted By dc_wright
I've had far better luck with FCP shipping...

I've had far better luck with FCP shipping quickly than ECS.

Yeah, that rear brake looks like it's got a bunch of issues..... :(
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-28-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By dc_wright
First set and last set are my favs. I'm a bit of...

First set and last set are my favs. I'm a bit of a traditionalist though.....:)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-28-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By dc_wright
Looks like the N46 engine uses the rubber profile...

Looks like the N46 engine uses the rubber profile gasket for the seal like the M50, M52, and M54 do. There a few things that lead to leaks after a new gasket is installed. A cracked valve cover is...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-26-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By dc_wright
No, just as was indicated on Zpost, it doesn't...

No, just as was indicated on Zpost, it doesn't fit. You can check fit across models in the future by going to bmwfans.info and entering the part number you're interested in. It will show all the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By dc_wright
Try getting some starter fluid in a spray can. ...

Try getting some starter fluid in a spray can. Next time it does this , pull the intake boot off the throttle body, open the throttle butterfly, and give a couple good sprays then try to start the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By dc_wright
Either will work. The oil filler check is a bit...

Either will work. The oil filler check is a bit more convenient.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-26-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By dc_wright
With the 255 width tires, the rear wheels will...

With the 255 width tires, the rear wheels will fit on the front without any issue. 265's are right at the limit as you have about 2mm between the tire side wall and the strut.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-26-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By dc_wright
Check the firewall end of the tubes that run from...

Check the firewall end of the tubes that run from the strut towers to the firewall. If those aren't really tight, you'll get a lot of squeaks, groans, and other noises.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By dc_wright
It can, but the more common cause of an oil leak...

It can, but the more common cause of an oil leak at the rear of the engine is the valve cover gasket. Due to the tilt and angle of the engine, oil leaking from the valve cover runs down the edge of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By dc_wright
Just to clarify, Mobil 1 has been LL-01 rated for...

Just to clarify, Mobil 1 has been LL-01 rated for a long time and there's no indication they've made any formula changes. BMW has formed a partnership with Shell Oil and has been aligning their...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 93,207
Posted By dc_wright
A couple people here are running the DTC 60 and...

A couple people here are running the DTC 60 and like them a lot.

On the turn signals vs. point by, I'm on the fence still. There was a convenience and safety factor using turn signals at Daytona...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 185,556
Posted By dc_wright
The purpose for multi-weight oil is that it's...

The purpose for multi-weight oil is that it's formulated to be useable across all seasons. Unless you're trying Band-Aid an oil pressure issue, no need to use anything other than the 5W30 or 0W40.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By dc_wright
Mobil 1 is still on the LL-01 list.

Mobil 1 is still on the LL-01 list.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 185,556
Posted By dc_wright
Sounds like a heat shield is just touching...

Sounds like a heat shield is just touching something rotating. Wouldn't be a surprise if it wasn't the center heatshield touching the drive shaft. Might have a tranny mount that's a bit worn...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By dc_wright
Then you'll need to shim the spark plugs to get...

Then you'll need to shim the spark plugs to get the correct clearance. Quick and dirty is to double up on the sealing washers, but the correct way is to use indexing shims and use a set of vernier...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By dc_wright
Double check and make certain they gave you the...

Double check and make certain they gave you the right plugs, but Karl's theory is actually the most likely cause. You can try doubling up on the sealing washers on the plugs to get clearance for the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By dc_wright
In the trunk along the top edge of the trunk...

In the trunk along the top edge of the trunk opening you'll see a red pull ring. Pull that and hold it in the pulled position, That will bypass the hydraulic pump and then you can manually lift the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By dc_wright
What you guys call rain, we call mist here in sub...

What you guys call rain, we call mist here in sub tropical Florida. :)
We get RAIN (see photo from a recent event) and I've driven the RE71s on the street, on concrete and asphalt autocross...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-24-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By dc_wright
I've run 275/35 x 18 on the rear of my 3.0si...

I've run 275/35 x 18 on the rear of my 3.0si Roadster and they fit with no issues. I've run 255/35 x 18 on the front with no issues either. Currently I'm running 245/40 x 18 front and 265/35 x 18...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-24-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 93,207
Posted By dc_wright
SCCA's experimented with using turn signals this...

SCCA's experimented with using turn signals this year. We used turn signals at Daytona, but there was some practicality involved also. Two of the major passing zones are on the stretches through...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-24-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 19,674
Posted By dc_wright
Yep! I had replaced most of them on my E36. You...

Yep! I had replaced most of them on my E36. You can hardly touch anything plastic in the engine compartment without something cracking or breaking.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-24-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 93,207
Posted By dc_wright
So far I've dodged or ducked out of wet sessions....

So far I've dodged or ducked out of wet sessions. Seems like risk of an incident goes way up and you can't run that fast anyway. On the Z4 it puts the big woofers at risk too because with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-24-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 185,556
Posted By dc_wright
Sweet looking cabrio! Great luck finding a...

Sweet looking cabrio! Great luck finding a manual tranny car! Seems like a large number of the E36 M3 verts came with the auto tranny, so getting the 5 speed makes it an even sweeter find.... ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-23-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By dc_wright
At the time BMW launched the E36 they )and other...

At the time BMW launched the E36 they )and other manufacturers) were getting a lot of flack for the cost of maintenance. As a result, they designated the fluid in the auto tranny as "lifetime". It...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-23-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,197
Posted By dc_wright
When putting the top down there are two motors...

When putting the top down there are two motors that run. The first is the front latch motor that runs to disengage the front latches. Once it stops the hydraulic pump motor should turn on the run...
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