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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2005, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tommy V
I try to find my engine number this weekend Ron. ...

I try to find my engine number this weekend Ron.


Cheers

Tom
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2005, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tommy V
Ron, I do not have engine numbers only last...

Ron,

I do not have engine numbers only last digits of vins after the L in the code.

Thanks Bob for your post and urls. I read through them all. Nice writeup. I really appreciate your help.
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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tommy V
Thanks Ron for the "brief" list. Quite a few...

Thanks Ron for the "brief" list. Quite a few parts. I ask BMW to replace all of these just like the M3 motors from the prob build date range.

Hey Loki!

Long time, no speak! Going to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tommy V
Thanks for the info Randy. I vent a bit on the...

Thanks for the info Randy. I vent a bit on the board as opposed to the people at BMW. Thanks for the RPM info. Glad to hear this from a trusted source. I understand valve issue with "extra" high rpms...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tommy V
PhRider, Thanks for the links.....read em...

PhRider,

Thanks for the links.....read em all.

What is the name of the service people who helped you?

How do you suggest I handle my upcoming contacts with dealers?

Do you suggest BMWNA...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tommy V
No engine mods. No issue. Suspension has nothing...

No engine mods. No issue. Suspension has nothing to do with bearing...etc.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Tommy V
S54 MCoupe Bearing Issue

Hey Guys

I have a 2002 S54 MCoupe 12/01 build date - dead center of the problem motors.

Ive done 6 Blackstone labs oil reports for every oil change. 21K miles on motor. Lead now at 13ppm...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2003, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By Tommy V
FS: MCoupe HMS Harness Bar

This is an fyi for those interested: See FS section

Cheers
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-10-2003, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,025
Posted By Tommy V
Dan, Those really look great!!!! :thumbup:...

Dan,

Those really look great!!!! :thumbup:

I bet its tough to wait to get them in.....Will my mechanic need a special tool(s) to do the swap?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-06-2003, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,804
Posted By Tommy V
Five critical words for any Z4/5 Coupe......WIDE...

Five critical words for any Z4/5 Coupe......WIDE BODY REAR FENDER FLARES.......this is what makes the MCoupe the MCoupe...imho
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-06-2003, 06:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,025
Posted By Tommy V
Yes, how can a "properly tuned" x-pipe be made...

Yes, how can a "properly tuned" x-pipe be made for our system?


Second:

Can different cats be used in the euro system. They are the most expensive part....what other options exist (still smog...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2003, 08:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,025
Posted By Tommy V
Based on this thread with Euroheaders going back...

Based on this thread with Euroheaders going back to Supersprint Cans in the back, how and where can x/y-pipes be placed/made. Do you have further suggestions on how to do this...steps needed?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2003, 10:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,025
Posted By Tommy V
Randy, Thank you very much for the...

Randy,

Thank you very much for the explanation!

Do x-pipes exist for our S54 Z systems? If so, who. If not, how can an x-pipe be developed.

Lastly, whats the ramifcation(s) of running...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2003, 07:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,025
Posted By Tommy V
Question Would you explain scavenging and how the x-pipe...

Would you explain scavenging and how the x-pipe helps improve it? What would be the effect(s) of your suggestion above?


Thanks!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-30-2003, 07:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,025
Posted By Tommy V
Group Buy on Euro Headers/Cats/Res/Parts?

When all this gets sorted out, maybe a group buy on all the parts for a better deal?.......
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-29-2003, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Tommy V
Found out part information: The kit from BMW...

Found out part information:

The kit from BMW for the S54 recall including bearings and oil pump is

p/n 11 41 0 301 359 $324 from Paul M @ South Motors Miami

Finding out if they can...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-29-2003, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Tommy V
My iron has gone from 12 to 11 to 9 so not much...

My iron has gone from 12 to 11 to 9 so not much better given my lead content. What do you guys suggest. Wait another 1000-1500 miles and see what the next Blackstone reading is or do the recall? Do I...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2003, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Tommy V
Over the past 3 tests (total milage 13.8k...last...

Over the past 3 tests (total milage 13.8k...last tested milage 11.5K), my AL stays constant at 5 every time. Lead goes 4 to 5 to 10.....

In my present situation, my AL is half my lead....not three...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Tommy V
At what point would you do the recall service in...

At what point would you do the recall service in terms of lead content? Im at 10 right now after a jump from lower single digits?

Do you guys know the cost of parts and #of hours labor for the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2003, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By Tommy V
Randy, What size tires are you running,...

Randy,

What size tires are you running, especially up front? Are they 245"s? If so, do you have any problems with 245 on the stock 7.5" rim.

Thanks!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2003, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Tommy V
I contacted Rennwerks about the ebay ad as well...

I contacted Rennwerks about the ebay ad as well as filed a fraud complaint with Ebay.

Thanks for the heads up....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-04-2003, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By Tommy V
www.ground-control.com Talk with Jay. He is...

www.ground-control.com

Talk with Jay. He is one of the best. Tune the suspension specifically the way you want with custom spring rates and (if needed) custom valved shocks. Get their rear shock...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-04-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Tommy V
that car and engine is from here: ...

that car and engine is from here:

www.rennwerks.com


Under for sale.....I service my coupe with them. The body is a full ///M division race body with CAD Cage made in Germany....just like PTG...
Forum: M Series 09-03-2003, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By Tommy V
Its seems that you bot the wrong car if you"re...

Its seems that you bot the wrong car if you"re looking to put the M3 on the bottle/supercharger, etc.

Look/get the Z06 and sell the M3. You can mod the Z06 for less money to roughly 500hp/tq...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-11-2003, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,195
Posted By Tommy V
Pinecone, Whats your build date on the M3? ...

Pinecone,

Whats your build date on the M3?

Cheers...
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