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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,594
Posted By Mike S
S52 valve spring compressor?

Gents,

I greatly respect some of the "seasoned" opinions here. I have a *great* valve spring compressor tool that unfortunately won't work with BMW multi-grooved keepers (Toyotool dot com.)
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Mike S
1995 M3 diff gearing question, probably for you old timers...

I'm trying to find out some information about factory options on the 1995 M3, and I'm looking for a needle in a haystack.

I know all the standard factory options, which is all BMWUSA can tell me. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-14-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mike S
Whoa!

The results are in and the real culprit was *not* pretty. The relay was not the problem - it was pure coincidence that the hatch worked after changing the relay.

It turned out to be the harness...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mike S
Thanks Ron!

Karl and I dismantled the hatch last night and were testing the microswitch when I heard a relay firing. We traced that to the part I mentioned, and seeing it was similar to other relays in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Mike S
Bump!

Anyone? Ron? Randy?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mike S
Sell that dawg...

I'll do you the favor of hauling the carcass out of your garage... for a small fee. (BTW, it's *the driver*.) (Stick to mid-80's VWs and you'll be safe.) :D
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-21-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Mike S
Clicking noise on cold startup

Gang,

It's been a long time since I've had time to read the boards, but I'm back for advice. I have a sharp clicking noise on cold startup on my S52 M coupe, now with approx 125k miles. The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 08-12-2005, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,279
Posted By Mike S
1995 M3 factory clutch - sprung? Unsprung?

I just received the factory clutch kit for an 8/95 production U.S. M3. The clutch disk is unsprung, unlike the disks I recall on my M coupe. Can anyone verify for me that this is correct? I'd like...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mike S
Coupe hatch problem

No, not the standard one. My mechanical connection is fine but when I push the button I don't have any electronic response. I searched the archives here and elsewhere without any luck. Any...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-01-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mike S
Try cleaning the ABS sensors

Karl Asseily had a similar problem that he resolved by cleaning his ABS sensors. Once the car is on jackstands or a lift, it takes less than 5 minutes per corner to remove, clean and replace the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2005, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mike S
The marketing boys need to work - big time! - on...

The marketing boys need to work - big time! - on their claims, but this has worked *very* well in the last six months I've owned it. I-R impact wrench...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2005, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Mike S
Come out to California Speedway on Saturday. ...

Come out to California Speedway on Saturday. We'll be in the back lot -#12 I think. I may not be driving the coupe during the practice, but I should have it there.

Mike
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2005, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mike S
You'd need to pull the tranny. Before trying...

You'd need to pull the tranny. Before trying that, inspect the valve cover gasket for leaks. Pull the plastic engine covers off, check the spark plug galleys for oil and look for oil dropping down...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-30-2005, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Mike S
Bad calipers?

I know, wrong forum... it's for an M3 but they're the same calipers as our M coupes / roadsters and I trust the advice here.

'95 E36 M3, 65K miles and still has the original pads and rotors. My...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2005, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,823
Posted By Mike S
Which begs the question: does anyone know if...

Which begs the question: does anyone know if problems result with the S52 if it sees 100 octane (US) fuel? Union 76 sells it here in California and I'm thinking of trying a bit to see if the car...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
The piece for that number (the first in this...

The piece for that number (the first in this thread) looks identical to grounding line that connects between the hood and the engine bay on the driver's side of my M coupe. It might not *be* that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2005, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
Thanks again Ron. I'll have my parts contact...

Thanks again Ron. I'll have my parts contact check that number out.

Mike
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
Unfortunately I'm looking at the part right now...

Unfortunately I'm looking at the part right now and have to retract my former "That's it!" statement. The part delivered is an 8" cable in a plastic case. The part I need is about 3" of unshielded...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By Mike S
And while the welding is being done, they can...

And while the welding is being done, they can tack the oil pump nut too. That and the oil cooler ought to address any S52 track / oil concerns.

Mike
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
That's it! Thank you (yet again) Ron. Mike

That's it! Thank you (yet again) Ron.

Mike
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Mike S
Part number?

I'm hoping one of our many gurus can help locate a difficult part number. My contact at the dealer says the ETK shows the ignition coil ground strap, but doesn't reference a part number. He even...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2005, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Mike S
In a recent Roundel technical section, I think...

In a recent Roundel technical section, I think Brett Anderson responded that the only way to test the coils is take them to your BMW dealer and have them run through their diagnostic hardware.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Mike S
I don't know about the packs, but I just paid...

I don't know about the packs, but I just paid $9.76 per boot at 25% off retail.

Mike
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-17-2004, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By Mike S
Depends on your definition: Dressed = huge...

Depends on your definition:

Dressed = huge lifeguard hat, tee shirt, shorts, socks, sneakers. Okay, watch, underwear and car keys too.

Call it four pounds... maybe three. But that's me. If...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-03-2004, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mike S
Because maybe 12 of us have had the problem? ...

Because maybe 12 of us have had the problem? :dunno:

Mike
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