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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 06:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,389
Posted By dc_wright
^This^ I originally bought my OBX catback...

^This^

I originally bought my OBX catback with a bit of trepidation because the reviews of their stuff on the Subbie forums was all over the map, but their E36 catback was very good quality. The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By dc_wright
I did a lot of searching myself before I did my...

I did a lot of searching myself before I did my top and never found one. I didn't find the Sierra PDF until after I had my top installed. I used the BMW factory TIS for most of the guidance. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-24-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By dc_wright
The most common failure of the oil separator...

The most common failure of the oil separator happens on Northern cars and it's a cracked body due to accumulated moisture freezing while the car is sitting out overnight, and then you have some oil...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,389
Posted By dc_wright
Definitely NOT rice! I like the sound a lot! ...

Definitely NOT rice! I like the sound a lot! Reminds of the OBX I had on my E36......:thumbup:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-23-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By dc_wright
It's more likely a valve cover gasket leak. ...

It's more likely a valve cover gasket leak. Check on the passenger side of the engine for oil residue.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 162,567
Posted By dc_wright
Me likey too!

Me likey too!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By dc_wright
I'd remove the fan and fan clutch temporarily and...

I'd remove the fan and fan clutch temporarily and see if the vibration goes away.
When you state the bottom end of the engine was redone, do you mean just rod bearings replaced or was the engine...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 997
Posted By dc_wright
Interesting! I would have expected the boost...

Interesting! I would have expected the boost tune to have anticipated MAF saturation and to have coded out the associated fault behavior. Lots of people are running high boost (including some of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By dc_wright
Looking at the schematic in the Bentley manual,...

Looking at the schematic in the Bentley manual, fuse 9 powers the head unit, the amp, and the CD changer if you have one installed. If the Alpine amp doesn't do the trick and you do have the CD...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 162,567
Posted By dc_wright
The NEWEST official E36 OT Thread!!

The death of the Corvair was one of the early examples of the media being able to shape public opinion in spite of available facts contrary to their "spin". The '65 and later Corvairs handled about...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 924
Posted By dc_wright
Bump!

Bump!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By dc_wright
Looks to be a pretty sparse crowd from this sub...

Looks to be a pretty sparse crowd from this sub forum. :(

I'm going to miss this year too. Work issues, plus had to buy the MIL a new (to her) car, so the odds just stacked up against it this...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By dc_wright
[/QUOTE]You believe its about too much air when...

[/QUOTE]You believe its about too much air when its actually about too little coolant.[/QUOTE]


In law school they would have termed this "a distinction without a difference". LOL
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By dc_wright
Check the voltage on the blue wire. If it's 5-12...

Check the voltage on the blue wire. If it's 5-12 volts then the issue is the head unit isn't turning off the amp.
You'll be really hard pressed to find a single power amp with enough output...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 27,382
Posted By dc_wright
When you look at the LL-01 document published by...

When you look at the LL-01 document published by BMW that gives their guidelines on oil usage they recommend you use BMW 5-30, but they also list Mobil 1 full synthetic 0-40 as an acceptable...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-20-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By dc_wright
Google Translate will do a pretty good job...

Google Translate will do a pretty good job translating from German to English.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-19-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By dc_wright
Check the emergency release and make certain that...

Check the emergency release and make certain that it's not partially pulled (red loop in the trunk at the base of the trunk lid). Low on fluid is the next possibility. Lastly it could have the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By dc_wright
In the top storage compartment on the driver side...

In the top storage compartment on the driver side there are some rods that run from the top motor to the top frame that move the top. I'd check those first to see if one of them has snapped.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-19-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By dc_wright
When the relay contacts start to fail the drive...

When the relay contacts start to fail the drive to the lock actuator is marginal and it unlocks the mechanical 1st lock which pops up the buttons but stalls before it moves sufficiently to unlock the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By dc_wright
There's no "pan" on an SMG transmission. It's...

There's no "pan" on an SMG transmission. It's the exact same 6 speed manual trans that's used on the stick shift cars. There's a slight difference in the bell housing area of the transmission...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-18-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By dc_wright
I'd be guessing the Bowden cable that goes to the...

I'd be guessing the Bowden cable that goes to the passenger side latch is broken or there's an issue in the cable junction box (item 14). See the reference diagram in the link. In an automated top...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-18-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 85,671
Posted By dc_wright
The level these people (we have some females that...

The level these people (we have some females that are just as quick) are at is why I wouldn't try going to a national event with the Z4. It's tough enough to go handicapped with my limited skills...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-18-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By dc_wright
The whole project took me two weekends with some...

The whole project took me two weekends with some hours in the evenings in between, but I also replaced both lift cylinders and worked out relocating the pump to the trunk area. I've seen a DIY where...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-18-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 85,671
Posted By dc_wright
One of the guys that runs locally has multiple...

One of the guys that runs locally has multiple Nats championships and is fast in about anything he steps into just blasts through the course starting with his first run. He knows he'll have some...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-17-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 85,671
Posted By dc_wright
Nice runs! In the day 2 video you were just a...

Nice runs! In the day 2 video you were just a bit behind through the first three gates, but right on to just a bit early once you got rolling, Probably gave up a couple 10ths there at the...
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