Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 256
Search took 1.20 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: gldfshkpr
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By gldfshkpr
Glad you have that solved! :thumbup:

Glad you have that solved! :thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-07-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
Well, I'm not exactly sure what those last two...

Well, I'm not exactly sure what those last two comments are saying. I will say this, I have done all the work on my own car including replacing the starter and radiator among other things.

My...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-06-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
Update

Okay folks. Car went to the dealership yesterday. The rubber O ring wasn't fitted to the oil filter cap properly. They fixed that, degreased the engine and found other things that needed to be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
Car is at the dealership now. Will update when...

Car is at the dealership now. Will update when concluded.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
Hi greyish, We put the recommended 6 1/2 quarts...

Hi greyish,
We put the recommended 6 1/2 quarts into the engine after draining it all. It was leaking and indicating low oil. That's why oil is being continually added.

We've fixed the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
Hi Randy, Could it be a faulty pressure...

Hi Randy,
Could it be a faulty pressure regulator valve? Is there any other reason oil should be coming up that tube? Could it be there's just too much oil in the engine itself?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
The Leak

The leak is coming from the vent pipe (1) where it connects to the pressure regulating valve (2). It's a steady drip.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-03-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
Okay. Thanks for the replies. He told me today...

Okay. Thanks for the replies. He told me today that when he checked it it was low. He added a quart and now it's high. I'm going to his work on lunch break with some tubing and try and suction...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By gldfshkpr
Z3 What kind of damage if low on oil?

Friend of mine noticed his dipstick not reading any oil in his 97 Z3. It's the 6 cylinder, 2.8 litre. Anyhow, we decided it was time for an oil change anyhow so we did that. Next day he notices...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-13-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By gldfshkpr
Horsepucki, my advice is to get a second opinion...

Horsepucki, my advice is to get a second opinion / or learn how to reset the thing. I have to do the same with mine. I was shampooing the carpet and sprayed too much water under the seat that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-12-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By gldfshkpr
Thanks Ze - I to be clear, the major rattle...

Thanks Ze -
I to be clear, the major rattle you hear in that vid is the compressor knocking against the engine / bracket. I did need to replace the tensioner due to the noise the chain was making,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By gldfshkpr
Conclusion

Well, here's the deal. I replaced the timing chain tensioner piston. Engine seems to run smoother now. Shifts are better. Maybe it's in my head?? No more rattle, except for the clunky ones. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-30-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By gldfshkpr
I hear ya. Maybe the guy was too rough opening up...

I hear ya. Maybe the guy was too rough opening up the hood. I was always very gentle, letting the hood open itself. Nobody loves your BMW like the one who owns it I guess. Sounds like its time to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-30-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By gldfshkpr
Right. I use Pelican. But what do you think...

Right. I use Pelican. But what do you think happened to them? This is why I don't trust just anybody with my car. What could he have done?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-30-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By gldfshkpr
Hood Shocks

Took my car to get a smog check and when I got home I noticed the hood shocks didn't work anymore. Did they guy somehow over extend them and break them or disable them somehow? Just trying to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-28-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By gldfshkpr
You are all close. I've narrowed it down to...

You are all close. I've narrowed it down to timing chain tensioner piston. No Vanos on the 4 cylinders. No rattle snakes here either. Looks like an easy repair. Timing chain is loose and making...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-28-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By gldfshkpr
Engine Rattle

Please help identify this engine rattle. It happens on deceleration. Most noticeable at low RPMs at low speed, like a parking lot situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIOuMIkF3dc
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By gldfshkpr
You know, half the starters online are rebuilds. ...

You know, half the starters online are rebuilds. So I figure it can't be too hard to do it or have it done. The old one seems kinda classic. Seems like a shame to give it away for $35.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-19-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By gldfshkpr
It's difficult to understand their "limited...

It's difficult to understand their "limited lifetime warranty". I'm not putting much faith into that. Thanks for the advice on the thinner webbing. I'll be careful.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-19-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By gldfshkpr
Starter: Rebuild or Replace?

I just pulled the Starter from my '97 318i with 150k miles on it. The starter I pulled seems to be original. Has the BMW stamp on it and Made in Italy I think it says. There's also some company...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-07-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,085
Posted By gldfshkpr
Starter Replacement 318i

I have a 97 318i. I disconnected the electrical connections and the lower bolt for the starter. I can't seem to find the upper bolt for the starter. The books say to remove the bolt from the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By gldfshkpr
Hi Monolith, The amp(s) are both Alpine. The...

Hi Monolith,
The amp(s) are both Alpine. The old one was semi-blown. The new one fits just fine. You are absolutely right about the connections. The white lever was a puzzle to figure out. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-01-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By gldfshkpr
The expansion tank is connected to the radiator. ...

The expansion tank is connected to the radiator. Why do you want to remove it? I just got done replacing my radiator. Give more info and I can help.

Edit: Oh, the clips. Take a screwdriver and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By gldfshkpr
What do you want for it? I see you live in CA...

What do you want for it? I see you live in CA like me.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By gldfshkpr
Z3 Help! Need an Amp.

My buddy just spent $200 on what we thought was a speaker issue. Turns out it's an amp issue. Anyone have a spare BMW amp to sell / give away? It's a '97 Z3.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 256

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms