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  • 02-20-2011, 09:58 PM
    scottpettit

    This message should be in the lounge

  • 02-20-2011, 01:38 PM
    eldelidax

    Mortgage rates headed down - time to refi?

    Anyone else thinking of re-financing the mortgage at the new low rates this morning? I'm seeing some 5.30 APRs for 30yr fixed w/ 0 points.
  • 12-03-2010, 03:36 PM
    dorkdog

    Re: NorCal VANOS Clinic: May 30th & 31st

    Wow this would be awesome if I only lived closer/had more time.

    I would have no problem ripping into the gutz of my Z3 if there are others around doing the same, but going it alone in my driveway? Nah... I'd end up having to get the dealer to tow it there, fix it and drain my bank account.

    If there's ever an east coast version of this I would try and be there with bells on!
  • 05-09-2010, 09:55 PM
    lpcapital

    Maybe this guy from Kremenchug, Ukraine, wanted

    to attend...
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    1998 Z3 1.9 - few modifications here and there
    1999 Z3 2.8 - individual edition (British Traditional)
    2003 Z4 2.5i

  • 05-12-2009, 01:25 AM
    lpcapital

    Everything is confirmed and ready!!!


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    1998 Z3 1.9 (my baby)
    2003 Z4 2.5i (my babe's baby)

  • 05-05-2009, 09:34 PM
    tonysofia

    Any one passing through Fairfield on the way...

    let me know so I can be on the look out for you or if you want to meet somewhere along HI99?
    Tony
    2000 Z3 2.8l
  • 05-04-2009, 01:53 PM
    lpcapital

    UPDATE: Rattle solution available for NorCal

    I had a chance to meet Rajaie in person this weekend at B_i_m_m_e_r_f_e_s_t and he supplied me with some kits for the rattle solution.

    The VANOS rattle is mostly noticeable on the Single VANOS ///M cars and double VANOS 330i ZHP. The reason is the different cams that these two engine have which exacerbate a failure of all VANOS unit.

    The rattle noise is often referred to as the sound of "marbles in a can". The source appears to be the play that helical gears experience with time which is transferred to the bearing in the VANOS piston. By tightening the tolerance in bearing seat the rattling is eliminated.

    I will have this available for the NorCal people if anyone is interested, but here's my recommendation:

    NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT NECESSARY:
    - if you have a double-VANOS car with stock non-ZHP cams
    - you're not planing on installing aftermarket cams

    HIGHLY RECOMMANDED:
    - if you have a single-VANOS car (particularly if equipped with an S52)
    - ZHP package or any aftermarket cams

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    1998 Z3 1.9 (my baby)
    2003 Z4 2.5i (my babe's baby)

  • 04-29-2009, 02:28 PM
    lpcapital

    ZeattleDave, are you still coming down?


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    1998 Z3 1.9 (my baby)
    2003 Z4 2.5i (my babe's baby)

  • 04-27-2009, 04:34 PM
    lpcapital

    UPDATE: SoCal and Single-VANOS

    This weekend we had the SoCal VANOS clinic and I think it's fair call it a success. At some point we had about 20/25 people hanging out, more than 10 cars showed up and we were able to service 7 VANOS units between Saturday and Sunday.

    Everyone noticed a difference in the behavior of the car and comment ranged from "I feel power I never remember being there" to "The car feels smoother and overall more powerful".

    Now regarding the single-VANOS kit to address both the seals and the bearing race. I spoke to Rajaie and he said HE HAS IT READY. This means that these of you with first version of the M52 (up to 1998) and the S52 ///M (up to 2000) both using the Single-VANOS can be fully addressed (both seals and bearing race). Once again, the seals will improve the way the VANOS responds to the ECU while the bearing race will address the rattling.

    Right now I have 9 cars (7 Double-VANOS and 2 Single-VANOS) signed up for the NorCal clinic:
    1) Steve (2001 Z3 2.5i) - Double-VANOS
    2) Tony (2000 Z3 2.8) - Double-VANOS
    3) Jean (2001 Z3 3.0i) - Double-VANOS
    4) Scott (2000 Z3 2.8) - Double-VANOS
    5) James (Single-VANOS M52) - Single-VANOS
    6 & 7) Rich (2000 Z3 2.3 & E39 528i) - Double-VANOS & Single-VANOS
    8) Ken (2001 Z3 2.3) - Double-VANOS
    9) Robert (1999 Z3 2.8) - Double-VANOS

    NOTE: I will NOT have extra kits with me so you need sign up by emailing me you contacts (Name, email, phone) and last 7 digits of your VIN
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    1998 Z3 1.9 (my baby)
    2003 Z4 2.5i (my babe's baby)

  • 04-20-2009, 07:48 PM
    tonysofia

    How many so far? 9 or 10?

    This post is being buried, how come it won't come back on top?
    Tony
    2000 Z3 2.8l
  • 04-20-2009, 06:40 PM
    lpcapital

    Bump


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    1998 Z3 1.9 (my baby)
    2003 Z4 2.5i (my babe's baby)

  • 04-11-2009, 02:32 AM
    scottpettit

    If anyone can tell me how to broadcast...

    live video, I'll do it.

    Scott
  • 04-11-2009, 02:20 AM
    scottpettit

    To help wrap up each day....more

    the margarita machine is being prepped for duty.

    Scott
  • 04-10-2009, 08:38 PM
    ZGator

    Take Pictures! Envious - and Questions

    Being on the east coast I am jealous, sounds like a great get together/clinic.

    Some questions/comments:

    (1) Love to hear how this effects performance.

    (2) Would love to see pics, and comments/concerns, any problems etc, for those of us who are considering this DIY.

    (3) Is this still a subject to debate? BMW official position? Did they ever upgrade these O rings to date?
  • 04-10-2009, 05:19 AM
    lpcapital

    Added some more folks...

    Looks right now we have 9 cars showing up for the events. I haven't heard back from Rajaie yet about the upgraded single-VANOS kit.
    I think we'll ba able to do many cars since it looks like many folks are willing to get their hands dirty...
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    1998 Z3 1.9 (my baby)
    2003 Z4 2.5i (my babe's baby)

  • 04-07-2009, 08:03 PM
    tonysofia

    Re: I got the part #s from real oem dot com

    Think I'm ready to do this :)



    Tony
    2000 Z3 2.8l
  • 04-01-2009, 10:41 PM
    tonysofia

    I got the part #s from real oem dot com

    and filled out the parts request form on their website requesting a quote. How much do they want for the red line? I'm ordering the Amsoil for about $9.79 a qt. On a site note, I still haven't figured out how to subscribe to posts on this forum :(
    Tony
    2000 Z3 2.8l
  • 04-01-2009, 09:19 PM
    scottpettit

    I will probably use the Red Line D4 Synthetic....

    I cannot find the gaskets and so forth on the oem bimmer... website.

    Scott
  • 04-01-2009, 09:04 PM
    scottpettit

    Dunno yet. What did they sell you?

  • 04-01-2009, 08:20 PM
    s-retire

    Re: I have one here if you need to save the trunk

    space.

    If you send me your vin, I'll try to see which fluid it came with from the factory so you can cross ref.
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