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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,952
Posted By phrider
Long discussion on this topic in the m3forum in...

Long discussion on this topic in the m3forum in the context of E46 M3's with S54:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=263946
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-04-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,952
Posted By phrider
Has anyone heard more about this for S54 MZ3's??

Has anyone heard more about this for S54 MZ3's??
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,045
Posted By phrider
Has anyone tried the Autozone H6-AGM in a 2001 or...

Has anyone tried the Autozone H6-AGM in a 2001 or 2002 MZ3?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-10-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,793
Posted By phrider
I did a follow-up 1000 mile oil test, see...

I did a follow-up 1000 mile oil test, see attached with my analysis of the worsening trends on copper and iron (lead has oddly stabilied). Looks worse to me, and I'm not driving it for that reason...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,793
Posted By phrider
dwm, I know you're right. I still want to...

dwm, I know you're right. I still want to complain about it.

My dealer is looking into the issue.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,793
Posted By phrider
Oh oh! I haven't been driving the car much. ...

Oh oh!

I haven't been driving the car much. It looks like I have a bearing problem, again.

While BMW was doing the bearing SIB change-outs for the E46 M3's with the S54 engine, they claimed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By phrider
Example of bent trailing arm and/or suspension...

Example of bent trailing arm and/or suspension carrier.....

http://bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49733&highlight=trailing+arm
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,053
Posted By phrider
+10 And JonM moderates here.

+10

And JonM moderates here.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,582
Posted By phrider
Also, since this is a S54 engine, have you done...

Also, since this is a S54 engine, have you done any oil testing on this car? Do you know if the bearings have been replaced?

What shape is the radiator? Has it been replaced? Hoses? Unlike...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,582
Posted By phrider
If you go with the upper front camber plates for...

If you go with the upper front camber plates for caster/camber adjustment, many seem to prefer the Vorshlag to the TCK front camber plates because of wear characteristics (TCK sells both -- ask him...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By phrider
kostverloren might be right. The plastic...

kostverloren might be right.

The plastic windshield surround gets old or unglued and makes a buzzing sound at certain speeds, especially when crosswind conditions are just right.

In mine,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-18-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,367
Posted By phrider
Yes, but Amazon is out of stock on the $89.95...

Yes, but Amazon is out of stock on the $89.95 CTEK 7002's.

I have no regrets over getting the one from etoolnet.com that Ron pointed me to a year ago.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-25-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By phrider
Such a deal! "Rare" Z3 hardtop "key"...

Such a deal!

"Rare" Z3 hardtop "key" wrench on eBay for $49.95. Just 10 available.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200560960369

Or you can buy one any day at...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,064
Posted By phrider
Another thank you to Sarah / FastWoman.

Another thank you to Sarah / FastWoman.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 57,474
Posted By phrider
Slightly off topic: is there an AGM that fits...

Slightly off topic: is there an AGM that fits the old E36 M3 (1998)?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,938
Posted By phrider
The S54 water pump in the 2001 and 2002 M...

The S54 water pump in the 2001 and 2002 M Roadsters and M Coupes is a different animal -- but it can also fail, but in different ways.

Mine started spraying a tiny amount of coolant onto the hood...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By phrider
No, you're not dumb. The dealer was very...

No, you're not dumb. The dealer was very careless.

Welcome.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By phrider
Could dehydration be part of the problem? In...

Could dehydration be part of the problem? In warm weather, the increased air circulation in a roadster can dehydrate you faster.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-11-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By phrider
And the plastic neck on the radiator. Time may...

And the plastic neck on the radiator. Time may matter as much as miles, especially if the car was stored at a hot and/or smoggy location.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By phrider
+1 on the Blackstone sample sucker. I bought...

+1 on the Blackstone sample sucker. I bought mine right after knocking a sample bottle of hot oil over while trying another method.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,795
Posted By phrider
It depends on how the car is driven. Lotsa...

It depends on how the car is driven. Lotsa country miles with few starts, no problem. Stop-start city driving, like me, anything over 5,000 miles is a potential problem. That's the benefit of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,367
Posted By phrider
Thank you, Ron!

Thank you, Ron!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,367
Posted By phrider
Dang! Amazon now wants $115 for the CTEK 7002.

Dang! Amazon now wants $115 for the CTEK 7002.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,367
Posted By phrider
Given my experiences with Harbor Freight...

Given my experiences with Harbor Freight electrical and electronics, I definitely wouldn't leave that in or near my car.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,450
Posted By phrider
Policy must have changed.... see my story from...

Policy must have changed.... see my story from 2004, based on Blackstone tests:

http://bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72435

And, even post bearing change at 20k miles, I've had some...
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