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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By thekurgan
What cooling "pipes"? What exactly was removed...

What cooling "pipes"? What exactly was removed and replaced?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,144
Posted By thekurgan
Engine mounts, transmission mounts, shift linkage...

Engine mounts, transmission mounts, shift linkage wear, as well as high internal wear can cause this issue.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By thekurgan
That is the theory, in addition, it still may not...

That is the theory, in addition, it still may not be the MAF, but might let you look at other areas. You can also leave it disconnected. If the car runs better, then focus on the MAF.

The MAF...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By thekurgan
You can drive with the MAF disconnected. The DME...

You can drive with the MAF disconnected. The DME will fall back to an alpha-N mode where it excludes the air measurement. If your car starts when hot, you may be looking at just a new MAF sensor. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By thekurgan
I mean, unplug the MAF, leave it unplugged, then...

I mean, unplug the MAF, leave it unplugged, then go about the hot start testing. Do you have INPA? Can you see fuel trim levels?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By thekurgan
If you unplug your MAF, does this still occur?

If you unplug your MAF, does this still occur?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-14-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By thekurgan
Until you do the bracing trilogy from...

Until you do the bracing trilogy from StrongStrut, you will not be impressed with any spring/shock/strut mod you do to this platform.

You ARE unfairly comparing the Z3 to the Cayman, which has a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By thekurgan
INPA cannot accomplish this, it's engine-specific...

INPA cannot accomplish this, it's engine-specific DME flashing required. I know tools like the Binary Modification Tool can do this, but it's for the S54/S62 powerplants.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-06-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By thekurgan
I used this thread to search and replace...

I used this thread to search and replace everything vacuum hose related, with silicone hoses where I could.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574814

This is for an e39, so not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By thekurgan
After a couple of hundred miles, the engine got a...

After a couple of hundred miles, the engine got a bit more quiet and the low-end power picked up (winter job for me). Our car wouldn't hold cold idle, so the seals were farther off from what you had...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-28-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By thekurgan
Crayons. :)

Crayons. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By thekurgan
Good decision. Post up any questions you may...

Good decision. Post up any questions you may have; I did this over the course of a few days, disassembling while waiting for the kit and gaskets, coolant and Drei bond 1209. I also used all new...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By thekurgan
It's absolutely worth it. The sound in the...

It's absolutely worth it. The sound in the winter and how it idles will be the true tell-all. The original BMW buna rubber used under the teflon seal, compresses so much. Our 2000 M52TU with 18k...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By thekurgan
This is a strange thing to have happen. Rears on...

This is a strange thing to have happen. Rears on our 2000 bleed slower, but the nipple is a smaller diameter, so I expected a bit of a slowdown compared to the front. I use the motive bleeder but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By thekurgan
No, I've never used teflon or plumber's tape on...

No, I've never used teflon or plumber's tape on the bleeder screws. Even snug, they've never leaked, even on our 16 year old 2.8.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By thekurgan
You can try disconnecting the solenoids to see if...

You can try disconnecting the solenoids to see if the idle differs. You might get a code you'd need to clear, however.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By thekurgan
Have you done any vanos maintenance? Your issue...

Have you done any vanos maintenance? Your issue seems a coincidence with the oil change.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By thekurgan
Only if they stay collapsed once the engine is...

Only if they stay collapsed once the engine is warm, thereby reducing lift and beating up the seating surface. How was your oil pressure measured?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-11-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By thekurgan
If it's just the hydraulic lifters that are worn,...

If it's just the hydraulic lifters that are worn, you might want to just replace those first. How is the oil pressure overall?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By thekurgan
This is a photo of the exhaust cps for bank 1,...

This is a photo of the exhaust cps for bank 1, the intake cps are also all black, larger diameter. My guess is that heat attacks these, so maybe there is more insulation, or larger magnet/internals....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By thekurgan
I've seen this on many models. Do they look...

I've seen this on many models.

Do they look like this? "grey = new version" (photo compliments of m5board.com)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By thekurgan
fan fan clutch check vanos seals flush...

fan
fan clutch
check vanos seals
flush power steering fluid
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By thekurgan
I will be watching this thread for your progress....

I will be watching this thread for your progress. We've had a helluva time with the speaker reliability. :thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By thekurgan
There is a DIY here, but basically it taps the...

There is a DIY here, but basically it taps the current that initiates the chirp and uses the hazard lights to create the visual. The thing with the hack is that it requires the chirp to be enabled...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By thekurgan
FWIW, you don't find high end audio systems in...

FWIW, you don't find high end audio systems in roadsters. The reason is the exposure takes a huge toll on the longevity. Not to mention, sound bouncing against canvas isn't the greatest. I'm sure...
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