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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By marty505
Oil is a big issue with the S54. 5W-30 full...

Oil is a big issue with the S54. 5W-30 full synthetic is just fine for the S52. (One of the reasons I prefer the S52 over it's crazy hot sister)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By marty505
I think the BMW P/N you're looking for is...

I think the BMW P/N you're looking for is 13621432356. Pelican Parts has a Siemens MAF (Siemens is an OEM supplier to BMW) for $248 which is quite a bit less than what BMW charges. If you're...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,005
Posted By marty505
Don't add oil. Unless you have a blow-out style...

Don't add oil. Unless you have a blow-out style failure the oil is still there in the compressor. Your plan to evacuate the system and then fill to the placard weight is a sound approach. Consider...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By marty505
The service manual says to disconnect the lines...

The service manual says to disconnect the lines on the engine side of the firewall to get to the expansion valve. I didn't when I did the EV in the coupe, there was just enough give and play in the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By marty505
The expansion valve is a pain to get to. I...

The expansion valve is a pain to get to. I wouldn't do the evap. core unless it's leaking since it's an even bigger pain to get in and out. The expansion valve in my 99 coupe failed (stuck closed)...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By marty505
You need to replace the dryer before attempting...

You need to replace the dryer before attempting to charge the system. If you leave the AC system with a leak and without pressure for a long time the dryer goes bad from absorbing moisture that gets...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By marty505
A couple years ago I did the full cooling system...

A couple years ago I did the full cooling system refresh you're looking at. New hoses (even the little ones to heater etc.) metal thermostat housing, water pump, everything. I decided to go with...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By marty505
Glad you got it done but that sounds horrible for...

Glad you got it done but that sounds horrible for what should be a fairly simple job. BMW Interior trim is the devil and they seem to spend a great deal of effort obscuring hardware, clips and...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By marty505
That just may do the trick.

That just may do the trick.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By marty505
The trailing arm bushings seem to require a...

The trailing arm bushings seem to require a special tool to replace, on the car anyway. I recently dropped the subframe to install urethane subframe bushings and I had a set of trailing arm bushings...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By marty505
That repairing the fault seemed blindingly self...

That repairing the fault seemed blindingly self evident is why I didn't mention it.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By marty505
You can buy a Peake code reader and clear the...

You can buy a Peake code reader and clear the enging light and find out what's setting the code. A very common cause in a car that's running just fine but setting an engine light is a bad gas cap. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By marty505
Any chance your doors have been replaced? It's...

Any chance your doors have been replaced? It's not unusual for body shops to forget to swap the locks when they replace the doors.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By marty505
Your pictures don't match - wheels. Are you the...

Your pictures don't match - wheels. Are you the buyer or the seller? Regardless, I'd run from that deal.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By marty505
Stay away from the Continental DW, sidewall is...

Stay away from the Continental DW, sidewall is too soft and it lacks grip. I prefer the Kuhmo Ecsta AST.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By marty505
I'd guess around $5K for the repair. The hood is...

I'd guess around $5K for the repair. The hood is over $1K by itself. Add in the various bits and pieces and you're up to $2500. Paint. labor and profit gets near $5k in a hurry. The rest is...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By marty505
I can highly recommend the 99 M coupe which is a...

I can highly recommend the 99 M coupe which is a pretty good buy right now. Goes for around 14K in good shape. Has the S52 engine which is very sporty AND reliable, a good combo. The 2001/2002 M...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By marty505
I wouldn't buy it. Your 540 is a better car (in...

I wouldn't buy it. Your 540 is a better car (in this case)- especially the 97 model year. Keep shopping.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By marty505
Diy

Seriously? You're not throwing that out there 'cause she's a GIRL are you?:rofl:

Tools required for seat bushings:
T50 Torx bit
T25 Torx bit
13mm socket
5/8" or 16mm socket

Seat weight <...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By marty505
Welcome aboard. Here's a link to a thread that...

Welcome aboard. Here's a link to a thread that has everything you need to know about fixing the shifting seat problem:...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By marty505
Common quirk? No. Any ideas? someone is blowing...

Common quirk? No. Any ideas? someone is blowing smoke. Is that true? Only if there's something wrong.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By marty505
Your drivers side door lock problem is probably...

Your drivers side door lock problem is probably the actuator. P/N 67-11-1-387-726 is readily avaliable for about $70 and can be installed in 1-2 hours. You have to dig into the door to do it but it...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By marty505
Here you go: ...

Here you go: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH33&mospid=48094&btnr=51_2346&hg=51&fg=55 Pelican Parts sells it for $29.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By marty505
"...there is fuel at the fuel rail with plenty of...

"...there is fuel at the fuel rail with plenty of pressure." This can be misleading without a pressure reading. 25 PSI can seem like plenty of pressure when you loosen a clamp and get sprayed but...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By marty505
I had a similar problem a while back with an E39....

I had a similar problem a while back with an E39. A mostly plugged fuel filter had increased the load on the fuel pump to the point that it damaged the pump. After changing the filter the problem...
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