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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By dc_wright
Sounds like you didn't get it fully bled the...

Sounds like you didn't get it fully bled the first time.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By dc_wright
^This^ I can't recall ever seeing a post...

^This^

I can't recall ever seeing a post where there was a cracked block from an overheat. Dozens (maybe hundreds) of cracked or warped heads.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8,189
Views: 455,421
Posted By dc_wright
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-24-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By dc_wright
This is exactly what the sport button does. The...

This is exactly what the sport button does. The Sprint Booster is an aftermarket sport button.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By dc_wright
Sound like you're not getting any fire to the ...

Sound like you're not getting any fire to the spark plugs or it's at the wrong time. Have you pulled a spark plug wire and checked for spark at the plugs?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By dc_wright
The sheet metal bracket that holds the tonneau...

The sheet metal bracket that holds the tonneau cover motor can bend over time and allow the motor to move out far enough that the gears donít engage. The fix is to remove the motor assembly,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By dc_wright
Bingo! Glad it was that simple! Sent...

Bingo! Glad it was that simple!


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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By dc_wright
Shame you canít get the codes. Iíd try the crank...

Shame you canít get the codes. Iíd try the crank position sensor. Usually when they fail the engine wonít run, but Iíve seen a couple cases where it wasnít completely dead and the engine would still...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By dc_wright
Pop the intake boot off, open the throttle...

Pop the intake boot off, open the throttle butterfly, and spray some starting fluid in, then see if it fires and runs briefly. If it does then youíve got a fuel issue, possible the injectors arenít...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-05-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By dc_wright
Connection to the auxiliary fan needs to be...

Connection to the auxiliary fan needs to be checked. The belt driven fan doesn't move enough air through the condenser at stops or low speeds so the aux fan needs to run. At highway speeds there's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-03-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8,189
Views: 455,421
Posted By dc_wright
Rigid has always been a top end brand. Even...

Rigid has always been a top end brand. Even after they moved production off shore they managed to keep decent quality.
Currently I've got a Kobalt compact impact, and pretty happy with it. Picked...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By dc_wright
This is the most common error and misconception...

This is the most common error and misconception related to BMW cooling systems. Everyone thinks they are designed like the cooling systems on American and Japanese cars and that you have to get the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By dc_wright
Currently FCP Euro has the best deal going. ...

Currently FCP Euro has the best deal going. Lifetime warranty on any part you buy from them. They offer genuine BMW or OEM choices.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-13-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By dc_wright
Mild soap like car wash soap and a soft bristle...

Mild soap like car wash soap and a soft bristle brush. Woolite is also good. When it's fully dry treat it with Sunbrella 303 protectant.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-11-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By dc_wright
It takes a LOT of turns to get the front portion...

It takes a LOT of turns to get the front portion of the top to move from that position to the close position. How many turns did you try before you gave up?

To resync the top it has to be in the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-08-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By dc_wright
Is the LED that's flashing RED or Dark Orange? ...

Is the LED that's flashing RED or Dark Orange? There's two LEDs right beside each other and the Dark Orange one is only a shade or two away in color from the RED. If it's the orange LED, it means...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-05-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By dc_wright
Do you carry your wallet in your left or right...

Do you carry your wallet in your left or right rear pocket? The M seats are designed to provide a lot of lateral support and if you've got a thick wallet it can cause a pressure point or displace...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By dc_wright
The Conti's are a good choice, particularly since...

The Conti's are a good choice, particularly since you just use for daily driving. You'll like their wet weather performance also as they're actually better in the wet than the Michelins. A lot of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-04-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By dc_wright
The oil definitely reduces the compressed space...

The oil definitely reduces the compressed space and increases the compression ratio. If you don't pull the fuel pump relay and drain the fuel rail, injected unburned gas will also raise it. Those...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-01-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By dc_wright
I didnít say you couldnít daily drive them. Just...

I didnít say you couldnít daily drive them. Just donít expect them to last 100K miles. 20K-30K is what Iíd expect from them. You might get more, just donít have unrealistic expectations for a really...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-27-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By dc_wright
Raceland has sold lots of kits. A couple forum...

Raceland has sold lots of kits. A couple forum members on here have bought and installed them. They work, but don't expect them to last more than 20k miles or so.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-26-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By dc_wright
You can look up that part on realoem.com or...

You can look up that part on realoem.com or bmwfans.info, then Google to find the best price.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-26-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By dc_wright
Not gonna happen with $400 unfortunately. Might...

Not gonna happen with $400 unfortunately. Might be able to get some struts/shocks that will work with lowering springs when you get them. Koni STR.T are good performers and decently priced.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By dc_wright
Do all your audio controls work OK? If you have...

Do all your audio controls work OK? If you have the multi-function steering wheel (steering wheel with control buttons for phone and radio control) do those buttons all work?
If the audio controls...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-21-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,913
Posted By dc_wright
The EBC Yellows will do OK for the tire setup...

The EBC Yellows will do OK for the tire setup you're currently using. If you get a tire/wheel set with more grip, you'll be carrying more speed and you'll need higher temp brake pads. Check them...
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