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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,250
Posted By KevinR
I just removed the steering wheel first. It's...

I just removed the steering wheel first. It's not too difficult.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,250
Posted By KevinR
Plastic "bone tool" specifically designed for...

Plastic "bone tool" specifically designed for prying out interior trim pieces. Be careful though, the Z3's plastics were never all that great to begin with and they haven't gotten any better in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By KevinR
As mentioned above, no one will be able to help...

As mentioned above, no one will be able to help you without knowing the specs of the wheels and tires. Need to know:
offset for both front and rear wheels
size of tires mounted on the wheels
...
Forum: Parting Out 03-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By KevinR
You have a private message.

You have a private message.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By KevinR
Thanks! I should have added: I only sold it...

Thanks!

I should have added: I only sold it because I had gotten wind that my job was being eliminated (which it was). Otherwise, I probably would have kept it.

To FredoinSF's point: I also...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By KevinR
I owned this '06 325i Sport for a couple of...

I owned this '06 325i Sport for a couple of years. It was a very basic car with not a lot of options that I bought with 12k on it and sold with 39k on it. Overall I liked the car but found...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By KevinR
As part of my ritual on newly acquired used cars,...

As part of my ritual on newly acquired used cars, I have developed a habit. One of the first things I do is remove every bulb, clean the bulb base and the contacts in the sockets, apply dielectric...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By KevinR
I haven't used a CD changer in 15 years, but in...

I haven't used a CD changer in 15 years, but in the old days I would use a thin flat object like a putty knife on a stuck cartridge. Slide it between the cartridge and the carrier mechanism and it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By KevinR
I just put a set on my '01 330Ci. I'm using 22A...

I just put a set on my '01 330Ci. I'm using 22A on the driver's side and 19B on the passenger side. They fit and work perfectly.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By KevinR
That was supposed to be the process for my E90. ...

That was supposed to be the process for my E90. The E90 also required replacement of the carpet on the driver's side of the trunk to make room for the SIRIUS tuner and bracketry.

However, when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,630
Posted By KevinR
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-25-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,630
Posted By KevinR
It was a last minute decision. My 255s were worn...

It was a last minute decision. My 255s were worn out (like that when I put them on) and I needed to get new tires. The tire guy asked me if I wanted to stick with the 255s or switch to the 245s,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 78
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) You're under 45 and own a Z3?
Views: 8,601
Posted By KevinR
The Z3s have been my wife's cars. Z3 #1 was a...

The Z3s have been my wife's cars. Z3 #1 was a '97 1.9 that we bought in 1999 when she was 35.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z130/MBMVW/2001Columbus1.jpg

Z3 #2 was a '97 2.8 that we bought...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,630
Posted By KevinR
Thanks! In the inside pictures, the rear tires...

Thanks! In the inside pictures, the rear tires are BF Goodrich g-Force Sport A/S, size 245/40ZR 17. The suspension is all original (at the time, 14 years and 101k miles). It may have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,630
Posted By KevinR
I don't think that rear wheel and tire setup is...

I don't think that rear wheel and tire setup is going to fit under the 1.9's narrower rear fenders. Here are some more pictures to help you visualize:
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,630
Posted By KevinR
Wow, back from the dead... :) They worked...

Wow, back from the dead... :)

They worked out fine. I drove the car with the E90 setup for a month, then bought a new set of BF Goodrich g-Force Sport A/S tires. At that time I changed the back...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By KevinR
The rubber is supposed to be bonded to the metal...

The rubber is supposed to be bonded to the metal pieces. So, yes, you do remove the metal piece.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By KevinR
One caveat. It was posted above, I think, but it...

One caveat. It was posted above, I think, but it bears repeating. This works on OE BMW glass, but you may have difficulties with aftermarket glass.

I did the same procedure on a friend's '01...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By KevinR
That looks like a spatula from a George Foreman...

That looks like a spatula from a George Foreman grill...

Did the same repair on my brother's '01 M5 about 6 months ago. It was really easy and made us wonder why we hadn't done it sooner. It...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By KevinR
Thanks for that....

but best I can tell, that still requires the rear window to open--which mine will not. And there lies my problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,019
Posted By KevinR
Sorry to ressurect this old thread, but...

now i have this problem. I suspect the solenoid on the switch. But can you change out just the switch from the "outside", i.e, once I remove that little plastic cover and take the pieces apart, can I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By KevinR
I know this is sorta old and...

OT, but while we're talking about this piece, can someone help me find a thread about removing the arm, etc? I think my solenoid is dead, and I'm a bit lost. Thanks if you can help....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,686
Posted By KevinR
I'm fairly certain they are the 8k version, but...

I'm fairly certain they are the 8k version, but I'd have to dig them out of their storage spots to check for sure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By KevinR
Update: released the passenger side, then pushed...

Update: released the passenger side, then pushed the assembly towards the back of the car, keeping the cover assembly level. When it reached approximately a 45 degree angle to the driver's side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-03-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By KevinR
Touring--SO frustrated...cargo cover..

I have fought with this thing for a good long while now....but I just cannot get the cargo cover to come out of its mounting on the driver's side. The passenger side releases with no problem, but the...
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