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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Today, 03:17 AM
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Posted By dc_wright
You can go to most any of the third party...

You can go to most any of the third party warranty companies and get a similar warranty for your Z4M for about $3,500 - $4,000. That's far less than what you're going to pay to trade up to an E89.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By dc_wright
Could be a failed rear shock mount..........

Could be a failed rear shock mount..........
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By dc_wright
We had that on steroids happen here a few years...

We had that on steroids happen here a few years back. The state dinged the local counties for not awarding enough small businesses road building contracts. In the usual political overkill pendulum...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 143,198
Posted By dc_wright
Higher octane just means a higher auto ignition...

Higher octane just means a higher auto ignition temperature, which translates to greater resistance to pre-ignition. The indirect translation to more power is that it allows running higher...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 143,198
Posted By dc_wright
I'm usually more concerned about the quality of...

I'm usually more concerned about the quality of the gasoline than the octane. There are a few "independent" convenience stores near my house that always have cheaper gas than everyone else, and I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By dc_wright
On each side by the bumper mount there's a piece...

On each side by the bumper mount there's a piece BMW called the "vibration absorber". Items 5 & 6 in the diagram...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 22,166
Posted By dc_wright
I'd visually inspect both to make certain they...

I'd visually inspect both to make certain they aren't broken or damaged and then yes, I'd press on both.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 22,166
Posted By dc_wright
There's an interlock to prevent you from opening...

There's an interlock to prevent you from opening the storage compartment lid and the trunk at the same time. If you try opening them simultaneously they interfere. There's a microswtich on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 8,984
Posted By dc_wright
The time lapse was really neat! The older dodge...

The time lapse was really neat! The older dodge fishtailing his way through the slalom was a hoot!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 390,528
Posted By dc_wright
Just about every insurance company has changed...

Just about every insurance company has changed their policies so they don't even cover auto cross anymore. Since they're not liable under the policy, they really don't care.....
Some policies are...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 8,984
Posted By dc_wright
S2000s had their revenge today. Fastest time for...

S2000s had their revenge today. Fastest time for me was almost 2 seconds slower than the fastest S2000. Supposedly you learn more from your losses than your wins so today was definitely a learning...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 35,436
Posted By dc_wright
Awesome Joey! If you post the other videos, put...

Awesome Joey! If you post the other videos, put them over in the AutoX/Trackday thread.

DF, the light posts were actually pretty far away........the camera perspective makes them look closer than...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-13-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By dc_wright
Switching to the M50 manifold will drop the lower...

Switching to the M50 manifold will drop the lower RPM torque and HP slightly and with the auto tranny your're already at a disadvantage to a manual tranny car so I wouldn't do it. The runners on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 35,436
Posted By dc_wright
That collar looks like it was supposed to stay...

That collar looks like it was supposed to stay with the part it came out of. The new part should have a tapered shaft that will mate with the tapered hole in the collar. Is that one of the "A arm"...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 35,436
Posted By dc_wright
Driver side rear quarter panel is the best spot...

Driver side rear quarter panel is the best spot I've found so far. You can see what you're doing with the steering wheel, a down course view of what's coming up, and where the front wheels are...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 390,528
Posted By dc_wright
Photos of the bolt and where it's located would...

Photos of the bolt and where it's located would be helpful for us to figure out how best to approach getting it out.......
If this is a bolt that you had already had loose and then retightened a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 35,436
Posted By dc_wright
Joey, Sounds fantastic! Which mic are you using? ...

Joey, Sounds fantastic! Which mic are you using? Is it the Sony or the Polar Pro?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 960
Posted By dc_wright
^^This!^^ Mike, you can't start a "how old...

^^This!^^

Mike, you can't start a "how old are you" thread and then waffle on YOUR age. :)

I'm 57 and I had wanted a BMW since I did a business practicum at BMW in Munich in 2001. Bought the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 35,436
Posted By dc_wright
I would personally make finger writings in the...

I would personally make finger writings in the dust on the car if I saw that sign... :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 35,436
Posted By dc_wright
Seems to have been everyone's bad week! Had to...

Seems to have been everyone's bad week! Had to do a layoff this week at our place....8 people. Effect of sequestration and last year's shut down rippling through. Had 107 employees 2 years ago, now...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By dc_wright
Even if there was an additive to bind to the...

Even if there was an additive to bind to the water, you'd still need to drain the oil to get the water out. I'd do the oil change and see what the new oil looks like after it's been run in the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By dc_wright
In the oil filter housing there are two plugs...

In the oil filter housing there are two plugs that are a bit like freeze plugs except they use o-rings for their seal. In some of the E36 housings the plugs screw in and these hardly ever leak. In...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 6,737
Posted By dc_wright
Then get to work and get it looking acceptable!

Then get to work and get it looking acceptable!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By dc_wright
Pretty rare to get any VCG leakage on the driver...

Pretty rare to get any VCG leakage on the driver side. The engine is tilted to the passenger side and anything coming out around the VC tends to run in that direction. Have you checked your oil...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 22,166
Posted By dc_wright
You have to do the sync with the top in the fully...

You have to do the sync with the top in the fully down position, not the fully up position. If you've done it with the top up then the top controller is lost as to where the top actually is...
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