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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 04-29-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,000
Posted By AW
Congrats, I love the e90 sedan in white. Wish I...

Congrats, I love the e90 sedan in white. Wish I had a choice when I bought mine. I think I am with you in purchasing one of the last in service date sedans. I looked for months and found a brand new...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By AW
Randy, how much lead time do you need before we...

Randy, how much lead time do you need before we arrange and appointment with you? I am probably looking to get a bunch of stuff done in the Aug/Sep time frame.

Bearings, clutch, etc...

If this...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By AW
Randy is there a sign that the bearings are...

Randy is there a sign that the bearings are going? Today when I was driving my car I noticed that when the car got up to 7k rpm it did not feel as smooth as before. Below that everything seems...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,425
Posted By AW
When you pump out the oil is it hot or cold? I...

When you pump out the oil is it hot or cold? I usually do not warm the car, I know that is what you are supposed to do when you get a oil change. I don't drive mine much so when I do the oil change...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,675
Posted By AW
I could not find a glass shop to do it so I went...

I could not find a glass shop to do it so I went and bought a mirror from a craft store. Lowes for a glass cutter tool, dremel diamond bit. I used the tool to cut off big pieces, then used the dremel...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-28-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,945
Posted By AW
To put jackstands on you need to either jack from...

To put jackstands on you need to either jack from the front or back. That is why I was looking into the platforms to get to the front jacking point. The price is pretty steep but the rubber ones look...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-28-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,945
Posted By AW
Found two other options for getting under the...

Found two other options for getting under the fron with a coventional jack.


http://www.tomiokaracing.com/Pictures/3_3.jpg
Tomioka race ramps.

http://www.raceramps.com/images/trakjax_2.jpg...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-27-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,945
Posted By AW
I totally agree with this, I always use...

I totally agree with this, I always use jackstands. I will probably replace my craftsman with the esco ones. They seem to be at a great price through ultimate garage!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,945
Posted By AW
Thanks Ron, I forgot about driving the car up a...

Thanks Ron, I forgot about driving the car up a set of ramps, especially the ones you made. Since getting the low jack for my acura I forgot about the days of driving the car on ramps to get a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,945
Posted By AW
Just to add my 2 cents. I have been using that...

Just to add my 2 cents. I have been using that aluminum sears jack for 3.5 years with no problems, though I have read that others have had problems with it. Only issue is that it is not long enough...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-26-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,443
Posted By AW
I have a Garmin nuvi 780 and find that it is...

I have a Garmin nuvi 780 and find that it is accurate for speed readings. In my Acura the speed reading is dead-on and Honda generally has accurate speedo's compared to BMW. I have driven by radar...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-25-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,443
Posted By AW
You need to put the stopper back if you want to...

You need to put the stopper back if you want to see the needle at zero when you are not moving. The needle rests on stopper after you put it back. When you remove the stopper you can see where the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-25-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,443
Posted By AW
I did not show as it will be different for each...

I did not show as it will be different for each car. For mine the needle was slightly to the right of what it shows in the picture without the zero stopper.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-25-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,443
Posted By AW
Z3 Speedometer Error Correction How To

If you have ever measured your speedo you would notice that it is usually reads 5 to 7 mph high. This is within the normal acceptable specs but mine some how got out of spec even more. Mine was 20mph...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-25-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By AW
Ron, I finally have my gauge cluster out, how do...

Ron, I finally have my gauge cluster out, how do you separate the front plastic from the gauges? I removed the screws from the back, separated the front half of the cluster and do not see what is...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By AW
Ron is correct, I meausred again last night and...

Ron is correct, I meausred again last night and the odometer was exact to what the the GPS said but unfortunately my spedometer is still off the 20, indicated 80 when doing 60.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By AW
It was never off this much(before was the...

It was never off this much(before was the standard 5%), the only thing I can think of that I did was one night a friend and I did a top speed run that approach the speedo limit. Since that time I am...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By AW
Ron, I just checked the wiring and it seems fine....

Ron, I just checked the wiring and it seems fine. The sensor from what I can see does not look damaged from the outside, I am going to need to unbolt it to see if it is fine. I guess it would not...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By AW
Is the speed sensor easy to reach? I am going to...

Is the speed sensor easy to reach? I am going to try seeing if there is a short somewhere, if not I will probably just try adjusting the needle. Has anyone try putting the car on jackstands, putting...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By AW
Reading is high, when GPS says I am going 60 it...

Reading is high, when GPS says I am going 60 it reads 80!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,175
Posted By AW
sorry to bring this thread back up but after a...

sorry to bring this thread back up but after a rear subframe repair I have noticed that my speedo is way off. Looks like about 20mph at 60 mph... This is definitely outisde an acceptable range. Does...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By AW
I have the same, seems to be on the inside, I...

I have the same, seems to be on the inside, I think it is when the seat belt hits it when you take it off...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,816
Posted By AW
I read that note and never knew they were...

I read that note and never knew they were designed by Ultimate Garage...

I planning on buying an AC jack now for the coupe, where is the best place currently to get the jack and stands?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By AW
My velcro gets unglued when the car has been...

My velcro gets unglued when the car has been sitting in the sun, anyone else have this problem?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By AW
Thanks, can't wait to upload to my Nuvi!

Thanks, can't wait to upload to my Nuvi!
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