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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Tom1.9
Manual Transmission Mount Torque?

Today when I was torquing the manual tranny support bracket to the body of the car, I snapped the head off the bolt. Luckily I managed to remove the bolt stem and get a new set of stronger bolts. The...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-11-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Tom1.9
Timing ChainCover Problem

Hello. Today I was replacing the crank seal on my M44. When I took the crank pulley off I notice part of the rim where the seal sits is scarred. It almost looks like as if someone grinned a little...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Tom1.9
BMW M44 Camshaft Alignment??

I am almost ready to remove my head gasket and have my cam locking tool in place. However, the tool does not sit well on the intake cam (exhaust cam is fine). When I took I closer look, I found that...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Tom1.9
BMW M44, replacing the old head gasket with a new...

BMW M44, replacing the old head gasket with a new one.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Tom1.9
Ok thanks!

Ok thanks!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Tom1.9
I am wondering because I am replacing my head...

I am wondering because I am replacing my head gasket.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-29-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Tom1.9
BMW M44 Timing Chain Tensioner

Can my timing chain tensioner be reused? My engine only has less than 50K miles.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-23-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Tom1.9
Problem solved. I wiggled it off.

Problem solved. I wiggled it off.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Tom1.9
The transmission is out with the engine, and it...

The transmission is out with the engine, and it still stays on when I lift the engine up using a crane. I might have to wiggle it off. I don't know if that will work.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Tom1.9
BMW Z3 Transmission Removal Problem!

I am trying to remove my tranny so I can put my engine on a stand. I removed all the bolts but the transmission won't pull out, though it can rotate. Anybody have an explanation for this??
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tom1.9
How much would it cost to replace my M44 with a...

How much would it cost to replace my M44 with a M52 and what do I need?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Tom1.9
Also watch this vid to replace head gasket...

Also watch this vid to replace head gasket :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKg78rDfrIU&list=LL-JSlDmMjq37N2gbYE5AvqQ&feature=mh_lolz
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tom1.9
I was talking about the head gasket. It looked...

I was talking about the head gasket. It looked like someone tried repairing the head gasket before. I already have a valve cover seal kit on the way!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tom1.9
Yeah I'll check that out. I hope it's not worn...

Yeah I'll check that out. I hope it's not worn out or anything.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tom1.9
However I find it strange that my driveshaft fell...

However I find it strange that my driveshaft fell off so easily. Is it possible there might be something wrong with my center driveshaft clamp?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tom1.9
I don't know. I hope so....otherwise I would be...

I don't know. I hope so....otherwise I would be disappointed. I will see when I have time to lift my car up again some other day, hopefully tomorrow.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tom1.9
Should I get my cylinder head tested though? I...

Should I get my cylinder head tested though? I have very low milage, I don't know if it is required. I also found a water pump kit on eBay...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tom1.9
Yeah when I looked at the center driveshaft I saw...

Yeah when I looked at the center driveshaft I saw a white mark on it. I definitely got lucky. Hopefully there is a mark on the joint to the rear driveshaft so I can match them up. Wish me luck! :)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tom1.9
My flex disk looks like new. Do I really have to...

My flex disk looks like new. Do I really have to replace it?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tom1.9
BMW Z3 Center Driveshaft Problem

The other day I pulled my M44 engine out of my car. I was going to hang the center driveshaft using stiff wire however, accidentally during the progress the center driveshaft slid off the gear of the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tom1.9
On another forum someone was discussing about...

On another forum someone was discussing about getting your cylinder head pressure tested to check for any cracks or something like that.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tom1.9
What about getting my cylinder head checked?...

What about getting my cylinder head checked? Should I get it pressure tested??
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tom1.9
I took out the engine and it is nasty! I...

I took out the engine and it is nasty! I inspected the valve cover seal and oil filter housing and....no leak. It looked like someone tried patching this leak before because I found white silicone on...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tom1.9
M44 Removal HELP!

I am removing my engine due to an oil leak. I can't find the origin of the leak because there is oil everywhere. I have removed the air box, top intake manifold, drained engine oil, and coolant from...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom1.9
Z3 Can Performance Wear Out the Engine Faster?

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