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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Mungo So Cal
I have a surging idle (which sputters into a...

I have a surging idle (which sputters into a stall usually) on my 01 2.5 z3 as well, but it only happens once in a while and there are no codes. It seems to happens more with the AC on, in stop and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Ok the lower hose had to rotate slightly which...

Ok the lower hose had to rotate slightly which set the rest of the train into alignment. Good lesson there -- a small directional error gets multiplied over distance to be a large error. It is all...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mungo So Cal
All coming back together now with a rebuilt Disa...

All coming back together now with a rebuilt Disa valve, but having trouble getting the airbox to fit in place, or getting the hoses to connect if I have started with the air box fastened. Which order...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mungo So Cal
My hoses turned out to be in good shape though I...

My hoses turned out to be in good shape though I will replace them anyway. The ICV seemed to need some TLC though so I cleaned it with some brake cleaner and lubricated with Baristol. I first...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-20-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Got the DISA off finally. Had to use a lot of...

Got the DISA off finally. Had to use a lot of force and it broke free with a giant crack! Tune in tomorrow for more exciting developments!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-20-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Good news and bad news. Good news is that they...

Good news and bad news. Good news is that they were t40 after all...though slightly rounded I could tap the t40 socket in and turn. Bad news is that though I have removed three fasteners (one more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Lower intake hose replacement

Is it possible to get to the lower intake hose without taking the intake resonance valve off? I got the upper hose off but have stripped the t30 fasteners on the resonance valve. It seems to me that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Mungo So Cal
The owner of Beisan replied to an email I sent...

The owner of Beisan replied to an email I sent him and suggested that on the Z3 I would have some difficulty removing the Vanos from the engine studs, and that I'd have to get some leverage on the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Vanos seals replacement prep

I finally ordered the double VANOS seals kit for my 2001 z3 2.5 with the m54 engine, along with new gaskets and whatnot. The write up on the web with respect to removing the fan and shroud seems to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Mungo So Cal
I go to La Jolla Independent when I can, but have...

I go to La Jolla Independent when I can, but have also used All German Auto in Escondido. Welcome to San Diego it is a great place to live.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Mungo So Cal
I didn't notice the rocking this morning after...

I didn't notice the rocking this morning after putting the seat-back into a slightly different decline position.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Mungo So Cal
I used the ones from bimmerdiffs less than a year...

I used the ones from bimmerdiffs less than a year ago, and the car isn't driven daily so it would be disappointing if it were the bushings again. The originals were very annoying under heavy...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Mungo So Cal
The up-down mechanism is functional but has...

The up-down mechanism is functional but has seemed a little shaky so I will start there after putting a wrench on the bolts. Is there a method to fiddling with it?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Mungo So Cal
My mistake -- this was at 82k miles not 90k. I...

My mistake -- this was at 82k miles not 90k. I was confused with my other car I am sinking cash into repairing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Mungo So Cal
A different seat rocking problem

01 roadster, with the seat bushings replaced last year and the tilt mod installed, feeling the seat ever so slightly rock back and forth under gentle throttle or braking. It doesn't have the same...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Mungo So Cal
another cooling system data point

My 2001 Z3 2.5 roadster with around 90k miles experienced a cooling system failure the other day. Unclear if the drive belt or the water pump failed first, but it is a mess in there and it all needs...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 07-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Sold to a fella in MN for $200 shipped.

Sold to a fella in MN for $200 shipped.
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 06-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Mungo So Cal
FS: 2001 Z3 Original Stereo/CD player (SoCal) $200

I am offering a Stereo / CD player from my 2001 Z3 roadster with code and in perfect working order for $200 plus shipping if needed. In perfect functional and cosmetic condition, and a great upgrade...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-10-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,504
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Yes, I will replace at least the driver's side....

Yes, I will replace at least the driver's side. After more poking around, I did find a briefing for download on the waycool site. I am pretty sure it is the one mentioned here. Thanks for the tos...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-09-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,504
Posted By Mungo So Cal
I have come across many walkthroughs as well and...

I have come across many walkthroughs as well and tips related to the walkthroughs. I hope the prep pays off!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-09-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,504
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Would someone still following this thread email...

Would someone still following this thread email the ppt? Hoping for something a little more clear than the waycool version. Pm me and I will reply with my email. I have a set of replacements on the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Mungo So Cal
I would look privately. Dealer doesn't really add...

I would look privately. Dealer doesn't really add any value and they are looking for at least a thousand for their trouble. And they don't know the car as well as the original owner.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By Mungo So Cal
What is the advantage of the poly subframe...

What is the advantage of the poly subframe bushings in cars that are not exhibiting rear diff mount failure? If there are substantial performance benefits, does the job overlap with replacing the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-11-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Beautiful car but you're probably $5k high for a...

Beautiful car but you're probably $5k high for a private sale. Sorry, just not going to sugar coat it. Only my wife gets the sugar. Keep the car and enjoy it! If you must sell, just get an offer from...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Mungo So Cal
Had the inspection today and resolved my issues....

Had the inspection today and resolved my issues. I was very happy with the experience at All German Auto and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone in the area. They flushed the brake fluid...
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