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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Pinecone
Anybody??

Anybody??
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Pinecone
2013 Zfest Registration Available

It is looking like we will not be able to make Zfest this year. We have a registration with 2 tickets for each nights' banquet available.

Let me know if you are interested.

Email is probably...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-09-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Pinecone
Why I Hate American Airlines (the company)

My wife and I made a trip from IAD to Barbados. I am working, she is taking a nice vacation.

We were offered upgrades to First and Business class at the kiosk when checking in. Since this is a...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Pinecone
Also have the alignment checked, not enough toe...

Also have the alignment checked, not enough toe in can cause this also.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By Pinecone
AFAIK BMW is not longer using ATF. I have BMW...

AFAIK BMW is not longer using ATF. I have BMW tranny fluid in all three cars. LTF2 IIRC
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-04-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,509
Posted By Pinecone
THere have been some SMG issues. But remember,...

THere have been some SMG issues. But remember, you hear more about problems than from people who have no problems.

A LOT of SMG cars without any issues.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-04-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Pinecone
91 AKI in the US minimum. In the rest of the...

91 AKI in the US minimum.

In the rest of the world 97 RON or higher.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 04-04-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By Pinecone
Shocks/struts are another thing to check. How...

Shocks/struts are another thing to check. How many miles on them?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-06-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pinecone
Oil changes more often than once a year on a low...

Oil changes more often than once a year on a low usage vehicle are wasting oil. Why would oil sitting in the crankcase "go bad" faster than oil in an engine being driven? :)

Jack stands are not a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-06-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Pinecone
No need to touch the drain plug. Mine has not...

No need to touch the drain plug. Mine has not been touched since the last free oil change from BMW. Using a MityVac and such the oil out from the top. It actually gets more oil out than the drain...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Manual transmission fluid change
Views: 1,813
Posted By Pinecone
Except it would not be covered under the free...

Except it would not be covered under the free maintenance anyway, as the interval would be past the free period.

A lot of Euro cars have "lifetime" tranny fluids. Some don't even have fill ports.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By Pinecone
Not actually a myth, it is old information. Like...

Not actually a myth, it is old information. Like about 40 - 50 years ago it was true. But hasn't been since the late 60s.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-03-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By Pinecone
Do NOT start it up unless you are going to...

Do NOT start it up unless you are going to actually drive it long enough to get everything fully up to temp.

More harm than good.

Just go sit in it and dream about better days. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Pinecone
No leaks. Your frame was bent. NOT normal.

No leaks.

Your frame was bent. NOT normal.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-03-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Pinecone
For oil changes get a MityVac and don't get under...

For oil changes get a MityVac and don't get under the car at all.

For looking around underneath, it would be better to find a friendly garage to get it up on a lift.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Pinecone
Camber does not wear tires, toe wears tires,...

Camber does not wear tires, toe wears tires, camber changes HOW they wear.

Check the rear toe. It is not adjustable, but something may be bent.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Manual transmission fluid change
Views: 1,813
Posted By Pinecone
I always wonder which lifetime they are talking...

I always wonder which lifetime they are talking about with "lifetime" fills. :)

I change mine every 50K miles.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Pinecone
Bah, 2 vehicles is boring. We have 5 now, plus...

Bah, 2 vehicles is boring. We have 5 now, plus the race car. :)

Keep teh car and stick around.

Or even if you sell the car, you can stick around. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By Pinecone
Whenyour car was made, BMW only speced...

Whenyour car was made, BMW only speced conventional oil.

They later switched to synthetic oil, 5W-30 in allengines except the S54 and some S62 engines.

So the proper modern oil is a quality...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By Pinecone
Road trip :d

Road trip :d
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,987
Posted By Pinecone
For break in, there is a difference between...

For break in, there is a difference between running it up for a short period on rollers and running it on the road for a longer period of time.

I have heard that BMW engines (at least the M...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,987
Posted By Pinecone
Did you call and ask? I did, and they had...

Did you call and ask?

I did, and they had heard NOTHING about this. Try making a service call and tell us how it goes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-17-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Pinecone
Even the expensive ones develop cracks. ...

Even the expensive ones develop cracks.

Brake bias has nothing to do with how hard the rears work with modern ABS. Weight transfer and tire traction are the limiting factors.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) Z3M Clutch Line Replacement
Views: 1,619
Posted By Pinecone
Also the fitting on the SS lines is a...

Also the fitting on the SS lines is a restriction. Not as bad as the CDV, but not as good as the OEM non-M line.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Pinecone
Check the rear subframe mounting areas. They are...

Check the rear subframe mounting areas. They are known to crack/tear. It is not a huge fix, but it needs to be done.

RTABs bad are very common, not a deal breaker.
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