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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 07:39 PM
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Posted By dc_wright
Dorman is about the lowest end of the spectrum as...

Dorman is about the lowest end of the spectrum as far as quality of replacement parts. The only source a peg lower is URO.
It's one thing to take a chance on a non-critical part that's easy to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
At 2:17 he's got his upper body fully under the...

At 2:17 he's got his upper body fully under the car to get the angle to use the impact for putting the lower shock bolt back in place.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-29-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By dc_wright
If you need springs, then both need to be...

If you need springs, then both need to be replaced, and at 98K miles the shocks are due also. Is the car sitting level or is the left rear sitting lower than the right rear? If left is lower, then...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-28-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
Ok, this one gets this week's Darwin award.... ...

Ok, this one gets this week's Darwin award....

https://youtu.be/_KaKg7APdUU
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By dc_wright
That has got to be one of the most dumbass things...

That has got to be one of the most dumbass things I've ever seen someone do while working on a car! :yikes:
If the weight of the car breaks the bead of the tire loose from the wheel, the tire will...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By dc_wright
Broken rear spring or a failed upper shock mount....

Broken rear spring or a failed upper shock mount. Both are common failures on the E85.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-28-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
That's why we have no state income tax. State...

That's why we have no state income tax. State gets revenue from new comers and tourists. :)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-28-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By dc_wright
Sounds like you've got some binding in the top...

Sounds like you've got some binding in the top frame or you've got an issue in one of the lift cylinders. Lubricate all of the top frame pivot points with white lithium grease and see if that frees...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-28-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
I might be able to check it out. We're under...

I might be able to check it out. We're under shutdown order at the moment so might not be in next few days. Can you PM me the ad link? I might be able to get some info on it through some of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
A friend of mine had the same diesel Colorado. ...

A friend of mine had the same diesel Colorado. Loved it for 38K miles, then it died on him on the way home from work. Chevy never got it running right again so now he's got a gas engine Colorado....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-20-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
Thought you might show for the Dixie event, but...

Thought you might show for the Dixie event, but didn't see you sign up.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-20-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
I'm still hanging around. We have an E85 and i3,...

I'm still hanging around. We have an E85 and i3, but the E85 forum is full of bucket listers that take their car to the dealer and whine about the cost. Number of true DIY owners is relatively...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-19-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 204,416
Posted By dc_wright
I believe it's got a 2 inch lift. Coilovers...

I believe it's got a 2 inch lift. Coilovers front and adjustable spring perches in the rear. They were just looking for a bit less chance of getting high centered on rutted trails....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-18-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 204,416
Posted By dc_wright
A couple I autocross with have an E36TI they do...

A couple I autocross with have an E36TI they do rally and rally cross with.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-16-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 204,416
Posted By dc_wright
Every mod you make that adds speed or grip...

Every mod you make that adds speed or grip stresses another part that was fine before the mod LOL.

What were your "upgraded" brakes that you're replacing with the BBK?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-16-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 204,416
Posted By dc_wright
Did my 2nd national SCCA AX tour event this past...

Did my 2nd national SCCA AX tour event this past weekend. I was in the trophies right up to the very last run of the last car in C Street on Sunday. Last driver made a hero run and bumped a bunch of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-16-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By dc_wright
There are plastic guides that hold the cables...

There are plastic guides that hold the cables where they're routed through the top storage compartment. They tend to break when older and when the do it takes more travel from the cables to get the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-16-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 501,496
Posted By dc_wright
Happy Ken! Hope you had a great day!

Happy Ken! Hope you had a great day!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-26-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By dc_wright
When Performance IX bought out the website they...

When Performance IX bought out the website they had lots of issues with site availability and other issues that drove off a lot of forum members. Where the OT thread used to be several pages of...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-22-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By dc_wright
Is item 8 what you're looking for? ...

Is item 8 what you're looking for?

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E85/USA/Z4_3.0si-N52/may2006/browse/lighting/single_parts_xenon_headlight/
...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-20-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By dc_wright
A few people have swapped in an E46 power...

A few people have swapped in an E46 power steering pump and rack because they wanted the old style feel.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By dc_wright
Just curious how you cleaned the threads with a...

Just curious how you cleaned the threads with a file?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-27-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By dc_wright
Actually warping rotors is pretty rare, and the...

Actually warping rotors is pretty rare, and the symptom is usually more a pulsation that you can feel in the brake pedal, even at low speeds.
Brake judder is more typically caused by uneven pad...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-24-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By dc_wright
A combination of unevenly worn tires, and front...

A combination of unevenly worn tires, and front alignment where there's no enough toe in will make the E85 really skittish a highway speeds. It will really want to tramline and you have to be very...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By dc_wright
That's the one. Fixing these leaks takes...

That's the one. Fixing these leaks takes patience and perseverance. Looks like you're on the right track.
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