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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Pima Roadster
So if I disconnect the MAF before the hot start &...

So if I disconnect the MAF before the hot start & it starts as it should, that would be indicative of the MAF failing as it has been taken out of the loop. I will look into the INPA software. Wife...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Pima Roadster
Do not have INPA, hopefully it is not a medical...

Do not have INPA, hopefully it is not a medical condition LOL. Pretty much a shade tree analog mechanic of over half a century spinning wrenches & now in a digital age which is why I will likely take...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Pima Roadster
MAF was unplugged last week-end as I was into the...

MAF was unplugged last week-end as I was into the dark bowels of the engine compartment investigating the vacuum hoses. As mentioned, in the past various codes, including O2 sensors & cam position...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Pima Roadster
Starting problem when hot

Been struggling with this issue for a time which is due to how little I drive the Z3 (35K mi.). SES light is on, let it sit long enough (weeks) & it will go away by itself. When light is on pulled...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Pima Roadster
Believe me the kit is worth it! Afterward apply...

Believe me the kit is worth it! Afterward apply the Meguiars Protectant afterward. http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-headlight-protectant.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-06-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Pima Roadster
Thank you for the link! Much good information for...

Thank you for the link! Much good information for me to review. After a quick perusal, what I was thinking was an EGR valve is the SAS valve so I got that small hose. See where the one I mentioned on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-06-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Pima Roadster
SES & vacuum lines query

The garage queen, '01 3.0 (35K miles,) apparently has reached the age where rubber pieces are cracking & failing under the hood. Had an SES last year & found both of the bellows from the airbox to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-07-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Pima Roadster
I was under the impression that the VANOS seals...

I was under the impression that the VANOS seals failing would give idle issues but this is new tech to me. Got everything buttoned up the second time after I flubbed the position of the bellows which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-30-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Pima Roadster
Many thanks for the input. No other hoses broken....

Many thanks for the input. No other hoses broken. Idles & runs too smooth to need the vanos seals but as with the coolant system, it will all need attention eventually. Both intake hoses were cracked...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Pima Roadster
Air filter was replaced in the last year or so....

Air filter was replaced in the last year or so. On the coolant system, I intend to wait until the mileage is closer to the 60K mile which the consensus is that the coolant system should be renovated....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Pima Roadster
Intake bellows & what else?

Our garage queen '01 3.0 (35K miles) has a torn rubber tube aft of the air mass meter so I will replace that & the one before. Looks like there are several other smaller hoses on the intake side...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-28-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Pima Roadster
Thank you @hornhospital for the tutorial! I would...

Thank you @hornhospital for the tutorial! I would think the E24 deck lid would be wider than 51" but perhaps not. This spoiler is one piece & does not have the cut out for the roundel. I did see...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-28-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Pima Roadster
Giving it a try!

Giving it a try!
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-27-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Pima Roadster
If there was a way to post pictures directly from...

If there was a way to post pictures directly from my PC I would do so but it does not appear that is possible. My wife, after 40 years in the IT industry, has strong views about interactions &...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-27-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,916
Posted By Pima Roadster
So now I am confused after making another post...

So now I am confused after making another post about this subject. Evidently there is the tension cable & there is a tension rope if I interpret correctly. The cable is perhaps for the top assembly &...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Pima Roadster
What you have described is simply a tensioner for...

What you have described is simply a tensioner for the inner top liner. If I am incorrect someone please say so. I have one broken too but since the top has not been raised in four years, it is not a...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-27-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Pima Roadster
Deck spoiler identification

I have had this deck spoiler for many years & would like to sell it. I believe it may be for the E21 but there are no identification marks. It is a bridge spoiler made of the soft material with one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pima Roadster
As an owner of a Dakar Yellow 3.0, I concur with...

As an owner of a Dakar Yellow 3.0, I concur with you about the Phoenix Yellow & Evergreen. The latter is what I wanted but when the one I have literally fell into my lap with only 28K miles in 2011,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Pima Roadster
I do not like tire dressing & use the Meguiars...

I do not like tire dressing & use the Meguiars rubber & vinyl cleaner/conditioner instead. http://www.meguiars.com/en/professional/products/m4016-vinylrubber-cleanerconditioner-16oz/
It does not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By Pima Roadster
The reservoir is a remote mount as opposed to the...

The reservoir is a remote mount as opposed to the style where the pump & reservoir are integrated. The reservoir itself has a filter built into it so the whole unit is replaced. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By Pima Roadster
Yes, the O-ring on the p/s cap is frequently a...

Yes, the O-ring on the p/s cap is frequently a source for a leak. However, do be aware that the p/s reservoir does contain a filter which should be serviced periodically. Life of the steering rack...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,254
Posted By Pima Roadster
I will second the praise on the 9011 & 9012...

I will second the praise on the 9011 & 9012 upgrade. An unexpected bonus with these is the flare up on the shoulder side of the beam which illuminates the side of the road nicely. Also discovered the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By Pima Roadster
As suggested, the Inspection II covers the...

As suggested, the Inspection II covers the gauntlet & will give you a base for future service. Our '01 was acquired in 2011 with 28.5K miles. As it is our second car & rarely driven, I have gone...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Pima Roadster
Likely the reference is to the serpentine belt....

Likely the reference is to the serpentine belt. Big question is did the purchase include service records? On the 6 cylinder models, 60K is a critical point for service of the cooling system. Do a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By Pima Roadster
This is my take on the situation. If you have the...

This is my take on the situation. If you have the early style, the key has a button you depress to illuminate the key when unlocking etc. This is the style that came with my early 2001. With the...
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