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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By palmspringstigr
The dual-mass flywheel should last at least...

The dual-mass flywheel should last at least another 100k miles. If the clutch is replaced in time without damage to the flywheel then I would invest the money in an upgraded clutch in order to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-25-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By palmspringstigr
Hi. I hope you already changed your clutch. You...

Hi. I hope you already changed your clutch. You may have 23,000 miles or 123,000 miles, the clutch is like the brake pads... a lining that allows the power to be transferred from the engine to the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-25-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By palmspringstigr
Hi. It can be a lot of things. Did you find out...

Hi. It can be a lot of things. Did you find out what the issue was? I had a cam positioning sensor gone bad on my car. Take care.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-12-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,970
Posted By palmspringstigr
Have you changed the fluid between 73k and 168k...

Have you changed the fluid between 73k and 168k or did you let it ride for about 100k miles? Are you the only driver of the car? Do you down-shift hard constantly (say from 50-to-30 via 2nd gear? I...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-12-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By palmspringstigr
THERMOSTAT, HOSES AND BELTS! The most of the...

THERMOSTAT, HOSES AND BELTS! The most of the problems with blown head engines is a thermostat that failed. In less than 3-minutes you can warp your head by not changing the thermostat. I have owned a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,591
Posted By palmspringstigr
Arrow Convertible Top Hydraulic Fluid Help

Friends:

I have a 1998 BMW 1.9L Z3 with an electric top. I wonder if you knew what type of hydraulic fluid it is used in the reservoir.

Thanks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-01-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By palmspringstigr
Two things to consider. The window tint "film"...

Two things to consider. The window tint "film" has two applications, UV (heat) protection and chroma (color). You can get up 50% UV protection without any color (clear). This is the most expensive...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By palmspringstigr
Where to start, where to start... Great car!...

Where to start, where to start... Great car! CHANGE THE THERMOSTAT-WATER PUMP-RADIATOR HOSES AND FLUSH THE FLUIDS! The M44 engine is a bulet proof engine, yet its Achiles tendon is the failure of the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By palmspringstigr
Points to consider: 1) you could have a simple...

Points to consider: 1) you could have a simple boot repair (about $35 for the boot and $75hr to replace it) plus the cost of re-aligning the car. If that is the case, depending on where you live,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,347
Posted By palmspringstigr
Hi: This is what I get on the link... "404:...

Hi:

This is what I get on the link... "404: Board Does Not Exist.
Make sure you did not mis-type the URL."

I would appreciate copies of the photos on how to take the headlight apart. I want to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-11-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By palmspringstigr
ABS or no ABS... that is the question. Open the...

ABS or no ABS... that is the question. Open the hood and look in front of the driver seat. Under the brake booster (big flat black disc on top of the steering shaft) there should be metal lines going...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-08-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By palmspringstigr
ABS - Light On - Break job and fluid drain and fill

Friends:

I executed my first brake job on my Z3. Very good results on the brakes. The Brembo drilled rotors and the Axxis Ceramic pads matched nicely and I don't have a single rattle noice on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-02-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By palmspringstigr
Is your speedometer working? My issue was that...

Is your speedometer working? My issue was that the speedometer stopped working and then my ABS-Brake-DSC lights came on. I changed the front sensor to find out that it was the rear sensor. Pelican...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-01-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,611
Posted By palmspringstigr
What is your objective? I don't believe you have...

What is your objective? I don't believe you have defined what you need to accomplish. You want to have a nicer cluster, i.e. rings, or do you want to have the complete housing of the M work with the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-01-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,780
Posted By palmspringstigr
Hi. Getting late in the thread, but as you know...

Hi. Getting late in the thread, but as you know the 1.9L on the Z3 sounds like a child's toy. I would like a little growl on the engine. I tried a short air intake to find out that at idel the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,866
Posted By palmspringstigr
Plugs: I have 3-bimmers which combined have over...

Plugs: I have 3-bimmers which combined have over 300,000 miles in them. I had the NGK platinum, the NGK 2-prong, the Bosch 4-prong and recently the Iridium in my cars. I was a firm believer that the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-27-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,917
Posted By palmspringstigr
Hi. Look at the attached link: ...

Hi. Look at the attached link:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/101-Projects-90-Gauges/101-Projects-90-Gauges.htm

Be VERY careful to protect the cluster, it scratches easy... I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-27-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,044
Posted By palmspringstigr
Hi. On my 2001 BMW Z3 i had the light staying on...

Hi. On my 2001 BMW Z3 i had the light staying on after the regular start up cycle. I took it to the $tealer and they clear the light for only $175.00 and they said that there was nothing wrong with...
Forum: 7 Series / 8 Series 09-26-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By palmspringstigr
Combined I have driven over 300,000 miles on my...

Combined I have driven over 300,000 miles on my 3-bimmers. ZERO road problems. Until I purchased my first BMW I never understood why we are such FREAKS about these cars. Welcome to the club... now...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,966
Posted By palmspringstigr
Batee... Battery: 12.6Volts and how many...

Batee...

Battery: 12.6Volts and how many AMPS? Go to autozone or any store and have them do a load test on your battery. It may be that your battery does not have enough current yet it shows...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-31-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,744
Posted By palmspringstigr
I installed Brembo drilled disks on my 525i about...

I installed Brembo drilled disks on my 525i about 1yr ago. I have a 3.5L Altima for work... when I drive the Altima after driving the 525i I can TELL the significant difference in the brakes... I can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-29-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,613
Posted By palmspringstigr
I have GNK Iridium installed in my 2.5i Z3. Happy...

I have GNK Iridium installed in my 2.5i Z3. Happy with the results. It is not like the difference between bread and tortilla, but the plugs are working fine. No I did not get 100% more horse power or...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By palmspringstigr
Just plug a voltmeter and see what you get!

Just plug a voltmeter and see what you get!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,614
Posted By palmspringstigr
Don't remote start your car... I live in Palm...

Don't remote start your car... I live in Palm Springs and a third of the year we are above 100-degrees; which is quite hot. I have been tempted to install the remote start to have the cabin...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By palmspringstigr
Yes. Do you have a factory stereo? Do you have...

Yes. Do you have a factory stereo? Do you have the code for the stereo? An inexpensive way to reset the light is to come home on Friday night, take out everything out of the trunk and unplug one...
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