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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Wertles
Go to Walmart, get Mobile 1 5W-40 and your car...

Go to Walmart, get Mobile 1 5W-40 and your car will out last you. With yearly 3000 mile oil changes, just about anything you put in there would be fine. Other M engines like the S-54 need the higher...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Wertles
A couple of thoughts. First, 166K miles is not...

A couple of thoughts. First, 166K miles is not the end of life for a well maintained 2.8. The cooling system is the weak point so see what has been replaced. If unsure of what is original, plan on...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By Wertles
It is not an M. Up until 2000, the M cars all had...

It is not an M. Up until 2000, the M cars all had the S-52, 3.2 liter motor. 2001-2002 M cars have the S54, 3.2 liter motor. M cars have dual exhaust, different suspension, brakes, gauges, mirrors,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Wertles
An engine designed to run on 91/93 octane will be...

An engine designed to run on 91/93 octane will be most powerful and efficient running that grade of gas. In a pinch, running lower octane fuels will be fine because BMW has knock sensors. You will...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Wertles
Directly from the owners manual. ...

Directly from the owners manual.

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z342/wertles72/imagejpg1_zpsab9d323c.jpg
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Wertles
Check the fuse first. Had the exact same issue. ...

Check the fuse first. Had the exact same issue. Pulled the fuse, replaced it. All better.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By Wertles
http://www.bimmerdiffs.com/collections/z3-products...

http://www.bimmerdiffs.com/collections/z3-products

OR

http://www.whalenshiftmachine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=8&zenid=5599d830329fd5c0382f56f684660dc4



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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By Wertles
I'm not sure what year it changed, but the...

I'm not sure what year it changed, but the earlier seats have different connectors than the later ones. There are adapters you can buy to retrofit later seats into earlier cars without having to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Wertles
Try this. ...

Try this.

http://e36-drift.blogspot.com/2009/04/14-diy-service-indicator-reset.html?m=1
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-30-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Wertles
Do you allow coupes?:rofl:

Do you allow coupes?:rofl:
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Wertles
I am guessing, if it's like any other tourist...

I am guessing, if it's like any other tourist group run (I am a corner flagger at The Glen) that it will be a supervised run around the track, meaning there will be a lead pace car and no passing...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Wertles
I'll shoot him a text to see if he knows someone.

I'll shoot him a text to see if he knows someone.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Wertles
You need to find a good wheel repair place. The...

You need to find a good wheel repair place. The bent wheels can most of the time be straightened. The cost is usually $80-100. I have had 1 on my coupe and 3 on my parents car straightened with...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Wertles
With the transmission and diff, the best practice...

With the transmission and diff, the best practice is to change the fluids after they are warm. Both the transmission and diff have a drain plug and a fill plug. There are many write ups on the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Wertles
You are correct that there are no replacement u...

You are correct that there are no replacement u joints except for a remanufactured shaft. I tried to have mine replaced when I had my driveshaft shortened for my 6 speed conversion only to find that...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Wertles
If you are a DIY person, I would go the used...

If you are a DIY person, I would go the used route as the labor is free. It is a fairly easy process. Maybe 2 hours at most if you have never done it before. The joints should theoretically be good...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Wertles
Yes, the military is already using them. ...

Yes, the military is already using them.


http://www.polaris.com/en-us/military-vehicles/military-atv/sportsman-mv-850-le/features
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Wertles
Not sure about the availability of the Quaiffe,...

Not sure about the availability of the Quaiffe, but your rear diff is not that difficult to rebuild. Chances are by now, it is running as an open diff as the clutches are worn out. Here is where to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Wertles
You sir have a different transmission than the OP.

You sir have a different transmission than the OP.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Wertles
The manual transmission does not have a dip...

The manual transmission does not have a dip stick. I could be mistaken,but I believe you are looking at the power steering reservoir. That system uses automatic transmission fluid. Your manual...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,351
Posted By Wertles
It is not hard at all to replace the guides....

It is not hard at all to replace the guides. First seat took an hour. Second 45 minutes. By the time you do the "repair," you could have done the job the right way and not have to worry about it. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Wertles
This fixes your problem. I've done it to 3 cars...

This fixes your problem. I've done it to 3 cars so far. At this point, nothing else is needed.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318432&highlight=blend+door+cable+adjust
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Wertles
I have had really good luck with PDR but with...

I have had really good luck with PDR but with something that is a skill, every experience is different. Asking used car lots which guy is the best is a great way to find someone with experience and...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Wertles
The poly subframe bushings don't make any noise. ...

The poly subframe bushings don't make any noise. They just limit movement in hopes of preventing the subframe failure. I have the Ireland Engineering in both my cars, both used as daily drivers. On...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Wertles
What's your budget for your build? No one can...

What's your budget for your build? No one can help you without knowing what you have to work with. Putting a turbo on your car is a very expensive upgrade since there are no real bolt on kits. Most...
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