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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By dc_wright
You don't have any place where fluid is coming...

You don't have any place where fluid is coming out so makes it unlikely you have a one way leak anywhere that's letting air in but no fluid out.
The only place usually where air can be forced in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By dc_wright
I have a suspicion you had a post session brake...

I have a suspicion you had a post session brake fluid boil. When you boil the fluid into it's vaporous form, only some of the constituents reliquify, the remainder stay in gaseous form.
If you're...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By dc_wright
Damn Dude! Not again already! You're not...

Damn Dude! Not again already!

You're not having to add any fluid either correct? Once you got it bled and the pedal felt correct, the level in the reservoir stayed the same?

Also, what fluid...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-04-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By dc_wright
It does not have a TCM. Sounds like the ECU you...

It does not have a TCM. Sounds like the ECU you installed is from a car with an auto tranny and it's looking for the TCM to respond.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-23-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,243
Posted By dc_wright
I suspect you're going to find the issue is in...

I suspect you're going to find the issue is in the handle assembly where the plastic handle is worn/broken in the area where it engages the mechanism that moves the rod connected to the door latch...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By dc_wright
I believe this is the one you need, but double...

I believe this is the one you need, but double check. http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/61357158010/
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-20-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By dc_wright
M Sport suspension has a spring set that lowers...

M Sport suspension has a spring set that lowers the car 13mm, the struts/shocks are a bit firmer, and the front and rear sway bars are a couple mm thicker. Generally the 18" Style 108 wheels also...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By dc_wright
It's pretty straight forward. The controller is...

It's pretty straight forward. The controller is behind the left rear side trim panel in the rear seat area.
With the door open the center piece of the trim panel slides forward and you'll see the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-15-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By dc_wright
Race car 101 - most current race cars have...

Race car 101 - most current race cars have sequential dog gear transmissions and don't require a clutch to shift.

ZF 6 speed transmission 101 - The ZF 6 speed transmission used in the E46 and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-12-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By dc_wright
LOL, there's actually a lot of good info there,...

LOL, there's actually a lot of good info there, but it is looooooooooooong. :rofl:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-12-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By dc_wright
^This^ Can't even count the number of times...

^This^
Can't even count the number of times I've tried to help someone in a car forum only to get treated like they were paying for the service and they should be catered to like a customer. Have...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-12-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By dc_wright
Interesting! In the semi-auto or auto tops the...

Interesting! In the semi-auto or auto tops the trunk closure switch connects to the top controller and the top won't retract if it thinks the trunk is open. The storage compartment lid will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-11-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By dc_wright
You'll need to remove the interior side panel so...

You'll need to remove the interior side panel so you can access so you can get to the back side of the release lever. With the driver's door open the center piece of the panel should slide forward...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By dc_wright
Either way, soldering the wires or buying a...

Either way, soldering the wires or buying a generic connector set is a better alternative than the whole engine compartment wiring harness.

Mouser Europe carries Molex automotive connectors. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By dc_wright
I was expecting you to find the battery safety...

I was expecting you to find the battery safety terminal was the issue since the air bags deployed.
Congrats on rescuing the car!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-07-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By dc_wright
Track Sprint is like an autocross event with...

Track Sprint is like an autocross event with fewer cones so it's a good event to start out with. Make absolutely certain you have read the rules, particularly the tech inspection rules and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By dc_wright
You can put 17" wheels on the car, but you need...

You can put 17" wheels on the car, but you need to get wheels with the correct offset and pick a tire size that keeps close to the original diameter. This web site will help you do that.
...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2020, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By dc_wright
From looking at the picture provided looks like...

From looking at the picture provided looks like he's got an E60.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-05-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By dc_wright
Check the rear upper shock mounts. When they...

Check the rear upper shock mounts. When they fail they usually push through into the top storage compartment. With the top up there's nothing for the them to bump against. With the top down the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-31-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By dc_wright
The "mystery switch" is the micro switch that...

The "mystery switch" is the micro switch that senses when the top storage tray is in the full down position. If that switch is not closed or its wires shorted together to bypass it the top will not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-30-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By dc_wright
Check the condition of the connection at the...

Check the condition of the connection at the convenience terminal in the engine compartment, the cable that runs from the battery in the trunk to the convenience terminal, and the condition of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-30-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By dc_wright
It would be interesting to see a video of what...

It would be interesting to see a video of what the storage compartment lid does when you run the reset.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-27-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By dc_wright
Interesting! I've never seen one move the...

Interesting! I've never seen one move the storage compartment lid up first before pulling it down. Normally the storage compartment lid just pulls down and sits there while you count off the 10...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-27-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By dc_wright
Welcome back!

Welcome back!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-27-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By dc_wright
When you're doing the reset, are you releasing...

When you're doing the reset, are you releasing both motors, putting the top all the way down, then re-engaging the motors before you turn the ignition on?
When you're running the reset, are you...
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