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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By bwillia
The 0W40 offers the best of both worlds. And...

The 0W40 offers the best of both worlds. And right on the bottles from Mobil 1 and Castrol it states this is the "European Formula"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-31-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By bwillia
When I had an 08 E92 328xi I put the Remus...

When I had an 08 E92 328xi I put the Remus muffler on it with the adjustable baffle. I opened the baffle all the way up and I loved the sound. It did not drone or prevent conversation but had a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-19-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By bwillia
One more thing to be aware of. Many of the modern...

One more thing to be aware of. Many of the modern high performance tires we use on these cars tend to vibrate when the tire is cold and then it goes away as the tire warms up. This is a function of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By bwillia
Contrary to popular opinion alignment does NOT...

Contrary to popular opinion alignment does NOT cause vibration. Alignment sets rigid angles of camber, caster and toe that are determined by your suspension and steering components. Bad alignment can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-07-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By bwillia
I say count your blessings. I absolutely hate...

I say count your blessings. I absolutely hate that function!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By bwillia
I know that there are different part number for...

I know that there are different part number for the Inter-Cooler based on whether you have the M Tech bumper or not.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By bwillia
Frankly the value of the cold air intake is...

Frankly the value of the cold air intake is dubious. The Inter-Cooler upgrade should be your absolute first priority with any upgrade to software. Oil cooler is a close second.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By bwillia
I'm assuming this is an N52 engine? Year?

I'm assuming this is an N52 engine? Year?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By bwillia
If you are going to stage 2 or 3 it will be time...

If you are going to stage 2 or 3 it will be time to upgrade some other components. Most notably the inter-cooler. But a better exhaust would help you a lot also. Does your car have the factory oil...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By bwillia
You don't mention how many miles were on it when...

You don't mention how many miles were on it when you bought it. That is probably the biggest factor on price.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By bwillia
The door mechanisms are the same on both sides....

The door mechanisms are the same on both sides. My point was I had the same problem but on the drivers side. You need to adjust the striker and lube the mechanism on the passenger side in your case.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By bwillia
I had that problem with my drivers door not...

I had that problem with my drivers door not unlocking well on my 2000 Z3 2.3L. Turns out the striker for the door latch needed adjusting. It was putting the mechanism in a bind. I adjusted it and hit...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By bwillia
You've already been using what I would have...

You've already been using what I would have recommended for a higher mileage car. but even then only if it was starting to consume some oil. 0W40 is what I use in all of my vehicles. Frankly even a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By bwillia
Interstate batteries are my go to.

Interstate batteries are my go to.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By bwillia
Thanks, I did some searching and found the riser...

Thanks, I did some searching and found the riser kit on Ebay also. I will give that a try. I also bought a support pad from an auto parts store and that helped some but after driving the car from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By bwillia
Best way is to have a technician do a load test...

Best way is to have a technician do a load test on the battery. And unfortunately the battery is not necessarily a cheap, easy fix. I made the mistake of letting the dealer replace my battery without...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By bwillia
Seat comfort

I've only had my 2000 Z3 for about six months now and it is my first but I find the seats very uncomfortable on a trip over an hour. In fact they literally start to hurt me. My 335 seats don't do...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By bwillia
When this started happening to me it was a...

When this started happening to me it was a battery on it's way out. The car sacrifices things that require parasitic power in an attempt to save the energy to start the car and not leave you stranded.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By bwillia
Ahh, Could be, I used them for parts on my S54...

Ahh, Could be, I used them for parts on my S54 engine. Sorry
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By bwillia
Just a quick update. I put new rear shocks on...

Just a quick update. I put new rear shocks on over the weekend. When I removed the upper mounting nuts the LR shock immediately collapsed downward indicating a complete loss of nitrogen gas pressure....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By bwillia
I agree, most likely a thermostat. And it is a...

I agree, most likely a thermostat. And it is a simple place to start.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By bwillia
I use a pressure bleeder all the time by myself...

I use a pressure bleeder all the time by myself in my garage and flush the brakes on my BMW's and my Porsche's. Absolutely no problem.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By bwillia
www.drvanos.com Great parts that are...

www.drvanos.com

Great parts that are superior to original. And lots of great instruction to go with them. Good luck.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By bwillia
In a lot of ways the N54 is one of the best...

In a lot of ways the N54 is one of the best engines BMW ever made and the essence of it, albeit improved, lives on in current M products such as the M3, M4 and M2.

not to mention the N54 is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By bwillia
The Castrol or the Mobil 1 Euro 0W40 is what I've...

The Castrol or the Mobil 1 Euro 0W40 is what I've been using for years. I use it in my BMW and my Porsche
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