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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,593
Posted By dc_wright
Meh, it's I-95 most of the way there. Once...

Meh, it's I-95 most of the way there. Once you're out of the DC area none of the roads will be as bad as they are in that area.
I'll start looking to see what events are happening on Sunday the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By dc_wright
No. I've got a Harbor Freight Micrometer set...

No. I've got a Harbor Freight Micrometer set (http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-micrometer-set-66512.html) and I check the rotor wear. I only change out the rotors if it looks like there's not...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By dc_wright
Removing the fender liner is straightforward. ...

Removing the fender liner is straightforward. You can look it up on realoem.com or bmwfans.info and the exlopded parts diagram will show you the various fasterners that hold it in place. It's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By dc_wright
Agreed! The recall actions just addressed the...

Agreed! The recall actions just addressed the low mileage engine detonations. Rod bearing wear is still a factor in the S54. At least it's better than the late '60s- early '70's big block V8's...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By dc_wright
The S54 engine was first released in the US in...

The S54 engine was first released in the US in the E46M3 and they had a significant number of early life catastrophic engine failures (thrown rods). They changed the rod bearing tolerances twice and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By dc_wright
Check out the "Buying an E36" sticky. Lot's of...

Check out the "Buying an E36" sticky. Lot's of good info there. I think you'll get the best bang for your bucks with a '96-'98 328. It the newest of the E36 models and it provides decent...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By dc_wright
If it's the Castrol Syntec European Formula 0W30...

If it's the Castrol Syntec European Formula 0W30 that's on the LL-01 spec sheet. What you don't want to buy (and you'd have to go out of your way to do this) is an oil that's actually formulated for...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By dc_wright
Wow! You've got to have a pretty significant...

Wow! You've got to have a pretty significant amount of slack in the main timing chain to give it enough space to jump teeth on the gears. Even if the tensioner isn't functioning you usually get...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12,822
Views: 312,713
Posted By dc_wright
I couldn't remember what the older top out was....

I couldn't remember what the older top out was. It's 155 on later models.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By dc_wright
It's not so much a function of how long you've...

It's not so much a function of how long you've had the tires as it is how many miles have you've put on them. What tires are have you been running, what's their tread wear rating, and how many miles...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12,822
Views: 312,713
Posted By dc_wright
With a stock ECU it should top out at 155 mph...

With a stock ECU it should top out at 155 mph which is the factory programmed max speed. Everyone else has already chimed on what a bad idea this was, so this is just piling on, but doing that speed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By dc_wright
I stand corrected! Interesting.....Both...

I stand corrected! Interesting.....Both bmwfans.info and realoem show the same part number for the fronts for both the E46M3 and E46M3 CSL. With some digging bmwfans does indicate for car with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,593
Posted By dc_wright
For me so far it's not an issue. I'm usually...

For me so far it's not an issue. I'm usually about 80% committed when they announce, but I don't know for certain I'll be able to attend until about 2 weeks beforehand. So far the only impact might...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By dc_wright
That does provide more clarity! I was thinking...

That does provide more clarity! I was thinking you'd used parts from the 318 to fix the 328, but now it's clear you used parts from the 328 to make the 318 a "328".
From what you've described it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By dc_wright
Check realoem.com or bmwfans.info to find out. ...

Check realoem.com or bmwfans.info to find out. In bmwfans if you highlight the partnumber a lower case "i" appears next to it. If you click on that it shows all the BMW models that part is used on....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By dc_wright
^This^ So long as you're using 0WXX or 5WXX...

^This^

So long as you're using 0WXX or 5WXX you're good for cold temperatures.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By dc_wright
The Z4M and E46M3 use the same front rotors. The...

The Z4M and E46M3 use the same front rotors. The E46 used solid rotors as the primary offering and cross drilled rotors as an option. The Z4M only used the cross drilled rotors. If you look for...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By dc_wright
Those look like American Racing Torq Thrusts...

Those look like American Racing Torq Thrusts...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By dc_wright
might just need to be recalibrated or the track...

might just need to be recalibrated or the track may need to be lubed pr both. If the window will move 1 cm each time you hit the button, nurse it to the fully closed position and continue to hold...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By dc_wright
What's the voltage you measure at the convenience...

What's the voltage you measure at the convenience terminal when the engine is running?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,770
Posted By dc_wright
When the cover is trying to close, does the motor...

When the cover is trying to close, does the motor keep running when it gets to the point where it's stopping short, or does the motor stop there too? If the motor keeps running, do you hear a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,770
Posted By dc_wright
Have you run the sync procedure yet? Have...

Have you run the sync procedure yet?

Have you checked the seal on the front of the storage compartment to ensure it hasn"t gotten pulled loose and is getting caught and keeping the top from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 71,637
Posted By dc_wright
Good link! I use that site for reference quite...

Good link! I use that site for reference quite often.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By dc_wright
Do you have the 18 button OBC, and does it have...

Do you have the 18 button OBC, and does it have power?

Also, for clarification, you have the original keys, DME, EWSII module, instrument cluster still installed in your 328 and you just moved...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-26-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By dc_wright
BMW 5W30, Mobil 1 0W40 (both full synthetic) and...

BMW 5W30, Mobil 1 0W40 (both full synthetic) and a couple others are the oils currently listed on the BMW LL-01 oil usage specification. This doesn't mean you can't use same weights from a...
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