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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By BruceJM
if you are within 50 hp of the oem output for the...

if you are within 50 hp of the oem output for the M50 I think its not worth the extra $. Just my 2cents.

I would be more focused on making sure all wear items are replaced. sometimes folks just...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By BruceJM
I retrofitted mine with an LED. This is not...

I retrofitted mine with an LED. This is not plug/play but can be done.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=234360
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By BruceJM
http://www.radar-mirror.com/Mirror_Repair.html

http://www.radar-mirror.com/Mirror_Repair.html
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By BruceJM
If you didn't already, when jumping it, do it...

If you didn't already, when jumping it, do it under the hood, not at the battery in the trunk.

It does sound like your battery has gone south.
Good Luck
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By BruceJM
I replaced my own. Can be done with patience,...

I replaced my own. Can be done with patience, planning and time. Took me a full weekend. I also replace the tension straps. Rule #1 Dont cut the front until you are happy.
You remove old and clean...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By BruceJM
I've had the Ticking in my E85 when it sits up...

I've had the Ticking in my E85 when it sits up for a month or two. goes away after warm up and some revs.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 972
Posted By BruceJM
If symptoms are idle centric it sounds like more...

If symptoms are idle centric it sounds like more like the Idle air control (IAC). search IAC problem, IAC test, on e30 tech or r3vlimited. This is the only thing that that lets air into the engine at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By BruceJM
Check easiest cheapest things first 1. gently...

Check easiest cheapest things first
1. gently pull on plug wires with engine off. if a gentle tug removes them they are too loose and must be replaced. Not cheap, but easy.
2. Start engine let warm...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By BruceJM
There is a 13 county area in/around Atlanta, odds...

There is a 13 county area in/around Atlanta, odds are you are part of it. (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale County)
This...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,358
Posted By BruceJM
At $350-400 (N52) for a water pump I hope we can...

At $350-400 (N52) for a water pump I hope we can get some miles out of it.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By BruceJM
Look really close - its most likely the expansion...

Look really close - its most likely the expansion tank that is leaking, not the sensor. Pretty sure this sensor isnt sitting in fluid. Been a while since I overhauled the cooling system in my 330i...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-14-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By BruceJM
Just finished this on my E30. Used Weldwood...

Just finished this on my E30. Used Weldwood contact cement (gel) type from lowes
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By BruceJM
:cry: Sorry that happended to you but still not...

:cry: Sorry that happended to you but still not to bad - engine mounts are cheap. I think that even the OEM's are under $30 each

Good Luck
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Z4 Roadster (E85) New Alarm system doesn't work
Views: 2,428
Posted By BruceJM
1. What part number for the alarm kit and or...

1. What part number for the alarm kit and or components if you bought them seperately - Check REALOEM for compatibility - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do enter it in the PN application search...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By BruceJM
Check Battery first - Its free! Go to your local...

Check Battery first - Its free! Go to your local equivalent of autozone and let them check the battery. If its weak the Z4 will do some squirrely things - although the car into neutral at stoplights...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By BruceJM
+ 1 on front bushings - same thing on my e46 330i...

+ 1 on front bushings - same thing on my e46 330i sedan. While other stuff can cause it these wear out more frequently.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By BruceJM
+1 whs

+1 whs
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-08-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,063
Posted By BruceJM
If you cant get BMW to do this for Goodwill then...

If you cant get BMW to do this for Goodwill then $1500 total is a bargin. Unfortunately this issue has been well beat, screamed about and reviewed, even by the NHTSA. They stated its not a problem....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By BruceJM
Awesome & welcome

Awesome & welcome
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-24-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,683
Posted By BruceJM
Conti DWS - I got em and luv em

Conti DWS - I got em and luv em
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,154
Posted By BruceJM
LOL Sorry, slight understatement - water's not...

LOL Sorry, slight understatement - water's not compressible at all

+1 on replacing the rod before running the engine.

2 grand just to check a rod bearing is slightly right of insane - 3-4...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By BruceJM
Everyones been subtle about it but I'll just say...

Everyones been subtle about it but I'll just say that at 90K miles on a 9 year car ITS TIME for a water pump, hoses, thermostat, belts, and obviously an expansion tank. Definitely also get the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-23-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By BruceJM
Even with no power steering it shouldnt drift...

Even with no power steering it shouldnt drift like that. What does "tighten up" mean? Do you have power steering? I.E. engine on and idling, at a dead stop you can easily rotate the wheels to full...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,312
Posted By BruceJM
Like a teenager running from an ax murderer! Yeah!

Like a teenager running from an ax murderer! Yeah!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-15-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,263
Posted By BruceJM
Your car has an awesome interior! So what...

Your car has an awesome interior!

So what would you replace it with?
911 - much quicker in the corners but hasnt been restyled for decades
Merc's - Nothing comes close in this price range
Audi...
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