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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mo Kalali
I am a bit surprised to hear the suggestion of...

I am a bit surprised to hear the suggestion of wet sanding as a way to get rid-off the orange peel. You got to rememer that the orange peel is in the paint and the paint is "covered" with clearcoat....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Mo Kalali
OK. Let's compromise... The front one is Bumber...

OK. Let's compromise... The front one is Bumber and the rear one is Bumper.
OK?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By Mo Kalali
How many miles do you have on the car? I am just...

How many miles do you have on the car? I am just under 70K miles and still have the orignal plugs...I checked them a couple of weeks ago and they looked brand new!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By Mo Kalali
The gray top looks great on the car. If I were in...

The gray top looks great on the car. If I were in the market for an M, I would gladly take if off your hands. Try to park it somewhere so people can see it as they drive by. In my opinion, this is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By Mo Kalali
The probability of being hit by a lifted GMC...

The probability of being hit by a lifted GMC 2500HD truck driven by a drunk driver is once in a lifetime! So, now that you have this out of the way, you should feel safe here on out...
Get what you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-28-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,568
Posted By Mo Kalali
Actually, in case of MZ4 and 335i, it is the...

Actually, in case of MZ4 and 335i, it is the other way around. The 335i has a much flatter torque curve as compared with S54 motor in the MZ4. I don't remember the exact numbers but I believe in case...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-28-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Mo Kalali
If the car is still under warranty, I would just...

If the car is still under warranty, I would just take it to the dealer and have them sort it out. If not, have them run the diganostics and then fix it yourself. These type of "intermittent" problems...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,354
Posted By Mo Kalali
I had a similar experience with my Alfa GTV6...

I had a similar experience with my Alfa GTV6 years ago and the dealer worked directly with the insurance company. All I had to pay was the deductible. They did end up keeping the car for about a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-08-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mo Kalali
I have had my car towed using the "hook" and I...

I have had my car towed using the "hook" and I watched him do it. He used two wood planks to reduce the incline going up on the flatbed. There was no damage to the bumper. May be I was lucky or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By Mo Kalali
Welcome to the forum. It is great to have a...

Welcome to the forum. It is great to have a resource like you available on-line.
Thanks for joining.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By Mo Kalali
All mass produced cars have some level of orange...

All mass produced cars have some level of orange peel in their paint because they are not wet sanded as the last stage. I personally think BMWs generally have more orange peel than some of the other...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By Mo Kalali
Ask for date with the service advisor's wife.....

Ask for date with the service advisor's wife.....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-03-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Mo Kalali
I suggest moving to a warmer climate...:spank:

I suggest moving to a warmer climate...:spank:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mo Kalali
I know and have tried the sequence for a nonM Z4...

I know and have tried the sequence for a nonM Z4 and it is similar to what you described without pressing the gas pedal; just 15 seconds in position 1 and 15 seconds in position 0, that's it.
I do...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,908
Posted By Mo Kalali
You got it. This is the trick to make it work....

You got it. This is the trick to make it work. All BMWs I have owned worked this way; always pull up twice.
Unfortunately most people don't know about it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mo Kalali
I have been using the Chevron Techron for many...

I have been using the Chevron Techron for many many years.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By Mo Kalali
I remember reading about a tolerance issue in the...

I remember reading about a tolerance issue in the gap between some of the hardtops and the windshield. I also remember a fix provided by BMW. Some sort of filler...
Do a search and see if anyhting...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Mo Kalali
All Z4s and most of the BMWs have the steering...

All Z4s and most of the BMWs have the steering wheel slightly tilted toward left. One of those odd BMW things...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mo Kalali
Congratulations. Great car at a great price. ...

Congratulations. Great car at a great price.
Now when you say out the door, you don't mean tax included. Right?
Otherwise, I would say you "stole" the car!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,139
Posted By Mo Kalali
If they needed a "cool-down" period both left and...

If they needed a "cool-down" period both left and right should behave the same way.
I have not seen or heard of such a thing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-25-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By Mo Kalali
If you are talking about squeaking, it could be...

If you are talking about squeaking, it could be from the brakes, specially if the pads are new. Other source(s) of noise are the wheel bearings.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-25-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,705
Posted By Mo Kalali
I think I understand the logic and the physics...

I think I understand the logic and the physics here but I still think I need a little help getting this straight in my head.
Are you saying that, rear wheel torque in a 2.5i with a 3.46 final ratio...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,159
Posted By Mo Kalali
Looks like a decent system except I am not sure...

Looks like a decent system except I am not sure if it will fit under the chassis. For my Z4 I had to find a very low profile jack.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Mo Kalali
I love happy endings....

I love happy endings....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mo Kalali
Great advice. You can always do better than the...

Great advice. You can always do better than the dealer trade-in value if you sell the car yourself. Even if you have to sit on it for a couple of months.
Congrats on a great deal on a great car....
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