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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By ZGator
Classic Robert Platt Bell, I remember him well...

Classic Robert Platt Bell, I remember him well from Z3 roadfly - I think he 'started' this 'fright pig' blog entry from posts he sent in the mid 2000s.

I liked him, he tells it like it is, so he...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,666
Posted By ZGator
yeah I love it when I change my oil, god forbid...

yeah I love it when I change my oil, god forbid you don't track closely how much oil you are putting in, then WTF do you do? (was that 4 quarts or 5, oh sht!), then even after starting your engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By ZGator
I been using these: ...

I been using these:

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS0LnUODbr6oInC1L5yaoY4qKkpiWfGdkLO2mK_uO6w8mLv9Z4F

put a rag on top to prevent any scarring.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,025
Posted By ZGator
Roads are damn bad here this time of year, and my...

Roads are damn bad here this time of year, and my 328xi is in need with only 53k IMHO. My experience with my Z3 is that Sachs shocks are crap, and can very well be done at 50k, mine were blown at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,671
Posted By ZGator
What is the oil capacity of the F30 4 cylinder...

What is the oil capacity of the F30 4 cylinder engines?

After 14 years of ownership of 2 BMW 6 cylinder engines, I am fine with 1 yr / 10-12k intervals - no issues and examination at 110k of my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,170
Posted By ZGator
I could not agree with you more f30ojo, and other...

I could not agree with you more f30ojo, and other posters here, as a result I am afraid I have no choice to buy another vw as my next car -> 6 spd tdi. I would really prefer an X1 or F30 wagon, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,251
Posted By ZGator
I believe this is the future of Phone/Car...

I believe this is the future of Phone/Car integration:

http://www.mirrorlink.com/

http://www.mirrorlink.com/technology/

BMW example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rjhKg02N-Q
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By ZGator
right, my bad - nice choice that should go 120k+...

right, my bad - nice choice that should go 120k+ without any 4k repairs!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-04-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 19,947
Posted By ZGator
IMHO post #42 says it all :rofl:

IMHO post #42 says it all :rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-04-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By ZGator
sure planned obsolescence FTW for BMW accountants...

sure planned obsolescence FTW for BMW accountants and marketers!!

and something tells me the new car was not a BMW?

what really kills me is that Manual transmissions are going away, for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By ZGator
You might not get stuck but traction is not that...

You might not get stuck but traction is not that great - probably majority with x drive don't put on winter tires, but in comparison to stock contis winter tires - I use performance winter run on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By ZGator
:mad: wtf! talk about giving bmw a bad name,...

:mad: wtf! talk about giving bmw a bad name, measly 4k?, damn 120k is nothing these days. Such a quote just encapsulates what is wrong with bmw in the eyes of most enthusiasts - big money wasting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,307
Posted By ZGator
I know BMW will be well rewarded for 4 cylinder...

I know BMW will be well rewarded for 4 cylinder diesels in terms of sales gains, all I can say is it is about time - they will steal back a lot of Audi sales lost for those who want utility and good...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-22-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,726
Posted By ZGator
Diesel? Manual? American Made?

Diesel?
Manual?
American Made?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,532
Posted By ZGator
I would check out Mishimoto this is their...

I would check out Mishimoto

this is their new Z3 specific alum rad:

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/m6h6kVEKIzD6R9Kiypw2zdw/140.jpg

many (including me) have used the slightly cheaper E36...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,303
Posted By ZGator
I have had my Z3 bought new in 2000, I from CT...

I have had my Z3 bought new in 2000, I from CT live in MA, 5 miles from NH, and have family in VT and Maine. I don't think there was ever any clubs beyond BMW CCA, and nothing specific for Zs that I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By ZGator
All I can say is wow after reading that article -...

All I can say is wow after reading that article - written a few months before I was even born and totally spot on, he is such a non-poser, I personally think the guy was on Acid or had an NDE (Near...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By ZGator
yeah, this is a great solution to those of us who...

yeah, this is a great solution to those of us who opted out of IDrive v1.0 Nav+Bluetooth

I have been following it on the other board:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473430
...
Forum: General BMW 10-15-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,494
Posted By ZGator
once I read your post I said he must be from...

once I read your post I said he must be from southern cali.. check! yeah around Boston they ain't nothing to special, but outside the big coastal cities more so, I don't think they are that big of a...
Forum: General BMW 10-15-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,494
Posted By ZGator
About time..

Many Generation X and younger folks, I would dare say the majority, who like PBR beer for instance, actually won't buy a BMW because of the stigma, YUPPIE, attitude, maybe someone from BMW marketing...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By ZGator
real nice work, nice display, I realize I am kind...

real nice work, nice display, I realize I am kind of hi jacking with my own project, but could not resist.

but that said, can't you get at least a few of the variables you are showing - coolant...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By ZGator
I don't have one, but I have heard that the BT is...

I don't have one, but I have heard that the BT is very limited - and for example, why doesn't the iRev app hardware use Bluetooth? It's one of the reasons I am holding out for the Nexus One, I might...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,984
Posted By ZGator
Right to Repair help?

How on earth do you go about decoding the proprietary CAN messages? I assume contact BMW and pay them a lot of money/contract, etc? I assume this is what Carsoft and other pro scanner software...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,001
Posted By ZGator
Took out the ICV, it was stuck, easier question!

the idle control valve (ICV) was stuck - I took it out, the valve would not move.

Now for those that have done this, is ok to just clean the ICV or is it wise to replace it? I read one post that...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,001
Posted By ZGator
P1510 Idle Speed Control Valve stuck

Stalls when I give it gas, does idle, but if I touch the gas it stalls right away..

I had to jump it last week, I should have taken the battery out since I am not driving it (winter).. So I jumped...
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