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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. I did the same thing originally on...

Blacklane. I did the same thing originally on the bushing before I bought it. But, the differential mount I bought is "rubber", not polyurethane. I have my hole towards the bottom to raise the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane, I have the slot going left and right. ...

Blacklane, I have the slot going left and right. As for the offset, the part was to be an original replacement. I have seen other photos of the bushings with the hole offset. After doing a few...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. My adjusters are the eccentric bolt...

Blacklane. My adjusters are the eccentric bolt style. I'm about ready to put the assembly back into the car. I realize something though, the outside bolts need to be with the heads outward, which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By smayo964
Mark 5, I did get my spacers off Ebay...

Mark 5, I did get my spacers off Ebay (#281417714269 - 7mm 5x120 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers (72.5 72.56) + 10 Black Extended Lug Bolts. They were from Precision European Motorwerks. I only needed the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By smayo964
Differential Mounting Hole Position

I'm installing a new rubber/stock differential mount bushing with the offset hole. Is the hole to be positioned at the lowest position (away from the body) or at the highest position (towards the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By smayo964
Toe&Camber Bolt Installation

Doing a preliminary check on fitup before I weld in my adjuster brackets and re-hung the subframe. I had installed the outer toe bolts opposite each other (one side bolt head out and one side nut...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By smayo964
Well, after a microscopic inspection of the...

Well, after a microscopic inspection of the nut/hub, I do have the nut retainer. It was so full of crud that it looked like part of the hub. I'll finish the disassembly today and start getting my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Blacklane. I am planning on changing the...

Thanx Blacklane. I am planning on changing the bearings since I'll have the unit removed and mileage on the vehicle. I didn't see the "keeper", so I must have one that needs opened up for removal. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By smayo964
Rear Hub Nut Removal Issues- HELP!

Tapping the brain trust here. I'm finally tearing out the rear end to add the new bushings, toe/camber kit, and subframe mounts. I cannot get my drive axle nuts loose. I've pulled the swing arms...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By smayo964
Yep. Got the whine also at slow speeds(approx...

Yep. Got the whine also at slow speeds(approx 30-35mph). If it is occurring in cars with minimal miles, it could possibly just be bearing design. I thought mine was pinion and mileage.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By smayo964
Once again, Thanx Blacklane. I have always...

Once again, Thanx Blacklane. I have always wondered about if the RTABs and the percentage of gain one would get using poly. Mine are so warn, and since the car being lowered, I jumped the gun and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By smayo964
You guys have me curious now since I'm running...

You guys have me curious now since I'm running Mobile 1 Synth. Mine has over 130K on it now and I figured any noise was pinion related and due to age. Will have to tune in tomorrow and listen.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane, thanx for the tips. You know, you...

Blacklane, thanx for the tips. You know, you about the only one I've heard (or remember) mention about staying with the stock RTABs. So my simple question is "is the squeak from the bushing sliding...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By smayo964
I saw replacement dams starting around $200 on...

I saw replacement dams starting around $200 on E-bay and other sites. I had the same issue with mine. The people who had it before me busted up the nose pretty good. But since the car was getting...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By smayo964
Whooo-hooo... the poly sub-frame bushings and...

Whooo-hooo... the poly sub-frame bushings and toe/camber kits arrived today!!! Look out, it's time to get back under the car. LOL
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By smayo964
Thanx guys for the feedback. Since most of my...

Thanx guys for the feedback. Since most of my life is in manufacturing with tubes/pipes and design of air/fluid/steam systems, I'm more towards the tubular header config kind of guy. LOL BMW has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By smayo964
Hey Blacklane and Z3Papa. With the front end of...

Hey Blacklane and Z3Papa. With the front end of my buggy already upgraded, I'm in the midst of getting the rest of my rear suspension stuff lined up. I was thinking of going with a header w/o the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-30-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. Thanx for the thoughts. Yeah, it...

Blacklane. Thanx for the thoughts. Yeah, it flooded. Got a nice cloud when she finally fired up. Normally, minimal crank times to get it started. Fired up perfect this morning and ran like a top...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By smayo964
Flooding at Start

Been away for a while, but I need to tap the brain trust again. Tried to start the ole speed buggy and it flooded. I cranked on the starter a few times and it finally cleared its throat. This...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By smayo964
Timjowers. Just letting you know that I have...

Timjowers. Just letting you know that I have changed the temporary "shim" I used. I took (3) zip-ties, tape them side-by-side with wide plastic tape to make a wide flat surface, wound them thru and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Blacklane for the correction on the...

Thanx Blacklane for the correction on the suspensions series. Yeah, I'm already accounting for the adding in the adjustable rear mounts. I have seen the link provided and several others. Very...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By smayo964
B&G Sport Springs & Suspension

I've been doing a butt-ton of searching out here. Has anyone used the B&G S2 Sport springs, liked them and would recommend them? Just curious. I see a lot of discussions of for H&R and EIbach. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By smayo964
Thanx for the feedback. I already have a set of...

Thanx for the feedback. I already have a set of rubber non-offset M-style FCABs and outer Meyle ball joints to install, but need to change out the inner ball joints as well. After looking at all...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By smayo964
Control Arm Brands

I'm now planning on purchasing the balance of my suspension components, springs, etc. For front control arms, what brands are good and which should be steered away from? There are several...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,888
Posted By smayo964
MCDz3, I bought just the replacement outer ball...

MCDz3, I bought just the replacement outer ball joints this past fall in preparation of "tightening" up my speedbuggy. I have not put them in yet, but will do so after I get the balance of my parts...
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