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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By marty505
I'd go with a good AC shop since there isn't...

I'd go with a good AC shop since there isn't anything unique about the system and they may be able to get a better deal on the compressor (a Japanese Denso unit I think). It is safe to drive as long...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By marty505
Your compressor has failed. You will need a new...

Your compressor has failed. You will need a new compressor a new dryer and you should replace the expansion valve and the belt. A complete system flush is needed as part of the repair. If you're...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By marty505
Since the hood switch is disconnected I'd guess...

Since the hood switch is disconnected I'd guess it's the driver's side door switch. The little plastic actuator wears down and causes this. I got a few extra months out of mine by gluing a thin...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By marty505
I went with the waterless coolant because I...

I went with the waterless coolant because I wanted a low pressure cooling system. Over the years I've had a couple warped heads due to overheats caused by coolant leaks and I've seen other cars with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By marty505
I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for...

I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for over 2 years now. Not a bit of trouble. The cooling system is almost a zero maintenance item now - I check the level every couple months, that's all.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By marty505
Ubplugging the seat while the battery is still...

Ubplugging the seat while the battery is still connected will cause this. The light will not go away on it's own, too many lawyers involved in the design process. Fortunately there is the B800...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By marty505
I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for...

I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for over 2 years now. Not a bit of trouble. The cooling system is almost a zero maintenance item now - I check the level every couple months, that's all.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By marty505
I've had similar symptoms with an E32 and an E39...

I've had similar symptoms with an E32 and an E39 (not the E36 so far) which both have a very similar fuel supply system. In both cases a plugged fuel filter increased the load on the pump until it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By marty505
I bought one of these and it works:...

I bought one of these and it works: http://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Airbag-Repair-Instrument-Reset/dp/B00MBTK50S/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1407895815&sr=8-6&keywords=bmw+srs+reset+tool
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By marty505
Fuel filter & fuel pump would be my guess.

Fuel filter & fuel pump would be my guess.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By marty505
Oil is a big issue with the S54. 5W-30 full...

Oil is a big issue with the S54. 5W-30 full synthetic is just fine for the S52. (One of the reasons I prefer the S52 over it's crazy hot sister)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By marty505
I think the BMW P/N you're looking for is...

I think the BMW P/N you're looking for is 13621432356. Pelican Parts has a Siemens MAF (Siemens is an OEM supplier to BMW) for $248 which is quite a bit less than what BMW charges. If you're...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By marty505
Don't add oil. Unless you have a blow-out style...

Don't add oil. Unless you have a blow-out style failure the oil is still there in the compressor. Your plan to evacuate the system and then fill to the placard weight is a sound approach. Consider...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By marty505
The service manual says to disconnect the lines...

The service manual says to disconnect the lines on the engine side of the firewall to get to the expansion valve. I didn't when I did the EV in the coupe, there was just enough give and play in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By marty505
The expansion valve is a pain to get to. I...

The expansion valve is a pain to get to. I wouldn't do the evap. core unless it's leaking since it's an even bigger pain to get in and out. The expansion valve in my 99 coupe failed (stuck closed)...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By marty505
You need to replace the dryer before attempting...

You need to replace the dryer before attempting to charge the system. If you leave the AC system with a leak and without pressure for a long time the dryer goes bad from absorbing moisture that gets...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By marty505
A couple years ago I did the full cooling system...

A couple years ago I did the full cooling system refresh you're looking at. New hoses (even the little ones to heater etc.) metal thermostat housing, water pump, everything. I decided to go with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By marty505
Glad you got it done but that sounds horrible for...

Glad you got it done but that sounds horrible for what should be a fairly simple job. BMW Interior trim is the devil and they seem to spend a great deal of effort obscuring hardware, clips and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By marty505
That just may do the trick.

That just may do the trick.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By marty505
The trailing arm bushings seem to require a...

The trailing arm bushings seem to require a special tool to replace, on the car anyway. I recently dropped the subframe to install urethane subframe bushings and I had a set of trailing arm bushings...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By marty505
That repairing the fault seemed blindingly self...

That repairing the fault seemed blindingly self evident is why I didn't mention it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By marty505
You can buy a Peake code reader and clear the...

You can buy a Peake code reader and clear the enging light and find out what's setting the code. A very common cause in a car that's running just fine but setting an engine light is a bad gas cap. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By marty505
Any chance your doors have been replaced? It's...

Any chance your doors have been replaced? It's not unusual for body shops to forget to swap the locks when they replace the doors.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By marty505
Your pictures don't match - wheels. Are you the...

Your pictures don't match - wheels. Are you the buyer or the seller? Regardless, I'd run from that deal.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By marty505
Stay away from the Continental DW, sidewall is...

Stay away from the Continental DW, sidewall is too soft and it lacks grip. I prefer the Kuhmo Ecsta AST.
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