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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By russpe
No, but I do have CATs installed so not a problem...

No, but I do have CATs installed so not a problem there. Anyway, still waiting on word from ESS Tuning, hoping to get the emissions software this week. Also purchased a MAF sensor and MAF sensor...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By russpe
I did know about it. In fact the salesman gave me...

I did know about it. In fact the salesman gave me a great price because it wasn't emissions ready, which was the first thing he told me. As a result, I budgeted some money to cover the conversion...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By russpe
2006 Z4M with ESS Tuning kit

I recently traded my 2005 Z4 for a 2006 Z4M. The previous owner installed the stage 1 ESS Tuning super charger (SC) kit. The problem is it isn't compatible with NJ emission standards. I've spoken...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
Hey Vintage42! That's a great camera angle and...

Hey Vintage42!
That's a great camera angle and exactly where my trouble was located. I notice that your 10 Lb vibration absorber is missing from the right rear bumper mount... I assume you removed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-03-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
After a weekend of driving the Z4 I'm ready to...

After a weekend of driving the Z4 I'm ready to compare the 2 cars. Keep in mind I'm no expert but I know a good car when I drive one. I also own a 2000 Pontiac WS6 modified for 1/4 mile racing with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-31-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
Rattle solved!

OK I finally got it! First I'll tell you what it wasn't :-) (based on what I tried)

It wasn't the rear shock mounts (but I replaced them)

It wasn't the rear shocks (but I replaced them).

It...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-20-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
Yes convertible tops rattle and so does...

Yes convertible tops rattle and so does everything else on this car :-) But the noise I'm getting is more like bowling balls rolling around in the trunk. As soon as I get a break in the weather I'll...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
Well I did check the gas tank but not for the...

Well I did check the gas tank but not for the rubber insulators, I'll do that thanks. However if you heard this noise you'd agree that it was something further back. If you look at my earlier post...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
Wow! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you...

Wow! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking your time to help me out. I was so discouraged when I drove my car (after the work) and that horrible noise was still there. What surprises me...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
OK, the saga continues... I had a BMW mechanic...

OK, the saga continues... I had a BMW mechanic replace the sway bar bushings and mounts as well as the rear shocks, bushings and mounts at a cost of $700. I drove the car home and the rattle (very...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
Thanks khammack you nailed it. I inspected the...

Thanks khammack you nailed it. I inspected the shock mounts and didn't see anything that would justify the noise I was hearing so I kept looking and found that 1 end of my sway bar wasn't even...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
OK. I'm going to replace the rear shocks and rear...

OK. I'm going to replace the rear shocks and rear shock mounts next. Does anyone have the complete list of parts needed to do this? I see there are quite a few options but I'd like to hear what the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,579
Posted By russpe
Z3 @%#@! Rattle

My recently acquired '98 Z3 is coming along nicely but I've got a rattle that's driving me crazy. The sounds appear to originate mainly from the passenger side rear whenever I hit a bump. I thought...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-13-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By russpe
OOPS! thought I did. Told you I was a Newbee....

OOPS! thought I did. Told you I was a Newbee. Thanks,
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By russpe
The above illustration was really helpful since...

The above illustration was really helpful since my repair manual didn't include it (bummer). I am getting a bad clunking rattle from this general area, could these Subframe Vibration Absorbers be the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By russpe
$#@! Rattle

My '98 Z3 is coming along nicely but I've got a rattle that's driving me crazy. The sounds appear to originate mainly from the passenger side rear whenever I hit a bump. I thought it was the battery...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-25-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By russpe
Newbee

Hello

Just a quick hello and intro. I want to thank the people who posted the great info about their 1998 Z3. I just bought a preowned diamond in the rough for my son and it's our first BMW. On...
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