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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By vintage42
Rust on the caliper? Are they saying the the...

Rust on the caliper?
Are they saying the the caliper piston rusted and stuck so that it held the pad against the rotor until the brake lining wore away and the metal pad and rotor ground each other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By vintage42
But the OP's photos show ferrous metal dust...

But the OP's photos show ferrous metal dust (turned purple) all over the wheel and the body. His photos also show no lining left on the pad, and a scored pad and rotor. The rust is not on his parts;...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By vintage42
Can you drive the car to the dealership? I...

Can you drive the car to the dealership?
I misunderstood when you said "rusting so bad it is all over the wheel and the rear end. Purple liquid is iron x in action." So the purple is not grease, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By vintage42
Depends on what you mean by "work". Considering...

Depends on what you mean by "work". Considering what's at risk, I would call Bimmerzone and ask why they have different spares for the 328 and 335.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By vintage42
To my untutored eye, it looks like the pad wore...

To my untutored eye, it looks like the pad wore down to the bare metal backing, which then scored the rotor, and created enough heat to liquify the wheel bearing grease and the seals, getting the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By vintage42
That 135/80R17 tire is recommended by Bimmerzone...

That 135/80R17 tire is recommended by Bimmerzone for the 328's:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Performance_Spare_Tire/BIM-SST-F30-328-KIT.html
Bimmerzone recommends the more substantial 145/70R18...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-16-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By vintage42
That tire from TireRack is size T135/80D17. The...

That tire from TireRack is size T135/80D17.
The compact tire in the combo sold by Bimmerzone is 145/70R18:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Performance_Spare_Tire/BIM-SST-F30-KIT.html
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,577
Posted By vintage42
I test-drove a 328i and a 320i xDrive, and...

I test-drove a 328i and a 320i xDrive, and remarked to the CA that the 320 rode like an ordinary car.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By vintage42
Could be a connector as in #2 here: ...

Could be a connector as in #2 here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698913

While light is apart the gasket probably needs replacing:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-14-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By vintage42
Tire and jack are in here, but I don't know if...

Tire and jack are in here, but I don't know if they are cheapest:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/BMW_Performance_Spare_Tire.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By vintage42
So the original cam sensor had failed, but did...

So the original cam sensor had failed, but did not cause a code. You suspected it, so you replaced it with a new cam sensor that was not OEM. The engine still did not start, but again there was no...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By vintage42
I don't understand. You replaced the cam sensor...

I don't understand. You replaced the cam sensor and the car did not start. Later a mechanic removed the cam sensor and it did start. What did you do then - get a second new cam sensor? What did the...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-11-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,923
Posted By vintage42
You have everything that matters, with the best...

You have everything that matters, with the best half of life still ahead. Be happy for little problems. I am a couple years shy of twice your age, and the big problem is wondering if that means I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By vintage42
Here's a bad pulley: ...

Here's a bad pulley:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoN-zzHcOH0

For tensioner replacement, look through these DIYs about the 1.9:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By vintage42
No. My old interior grommet was the same as the...

No. My old interior grommet was the same as the new interior grommet that I need not have ordered. The interior grommet is protected inside the body and does not age.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By vintage42
Mine take a little bit of finger nail effort to...

Mine take a little bit of finger nail effort to get hold of an edge to peel them off. Wind will never do it. I just wonder if the guards are needed. How do stones hit back there? Maybe you have to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By vintage42
No. 3 on this list... ...

No. 3 on this list...
http://jalopnik.com/5949270/the-worst-car-colors-ever-offered
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By vintage42
I would have the chips fixed, then get the clear...

I would have the chips fixed, then get the clear bra that you missed when the car was new. You can probably fix the chips yourself with http://drcolorchip.com -- worked well for me on a Scion xB. But...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By vintage42
My magnetic guards from Roadster Solutions have...

My magnetic guards from Roadster Solutions have stayed tight for the 10,000 miles since I got the car. They must be different from what the dealer is supplying.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-09-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By vintage42
Too bad the dealer gave you excuses on the phone...

Too bad the dealer gave you excuses on the phone for over two weeks before you finally told them to rebalance the tires.
One person on a forum reported that their shaking was caused by balance...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By vintage42
Especially compared to this kind...

Especially compared to this kind...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By vintage42
Nevertheless, there are many strut braces for the...

Nevertheless, there are many strut braces for the 6-cylinder cars. They all fit. Perhaps your clay measured the space between the engine and the insulation. The insulation is another half inch of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By vintage42
Strong sold the 6 strut bar for the 4, with a kit...

Strong sold the 6 strut bar for the 4, with a kit to add shims under the ends to clear the 4's throttle body and valve cover. The kit contained detailed instructions, an assortment of thin shims that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-07-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By vintage42
Didn't know. Been building too many 2015 320i's...

Didn't know. Been building too many 2015 320i's where powered regular seats are in the Premium Package, manual Sport seats are in the Sport Package, and powered Sport seats are an option on top of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-07-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By vintage42
The junkyard was my first thought, too. But it...

The junkyard was my first thought, too. But it might be hard to find a salvage sport seat for a 2015, a 328, in the right color. And either power or manual, as they come both ways. This BMW recycler...
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