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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Wertles
PlM me. There are some tricks to make this go...

PlM me. There are some tricks to make this go easy. Without them, you will probably ruin another slave. I'll talk you through the process.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Wertles
As I stated before, bleeding the slave is more...

As I stated before, bleeding the slave is more difficult than the brakes. It's not hard but for the most part, needs to be bled before inserting into the bell housing. The bleeder valve is not at the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Wertles
Search for directions on how to bleed the slave....

Search for directions on how to bleed the slave. It's a little bit finicky compared to the brakes. The reservoir is in the master cylinder. Take the time to order a stainless steel clutch line or new...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Wertles
EVERY state is different in their nomenclature...

EVERY state is different in their nomenclature and rules/regulations regarding totaled vehicles. Fixing and getting a plate in North Carolina is a simple and free process. Fixing or even bringing one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Wertles
Erandyforbes@aol.com will get you in contact...

Erandyforbes@aol.com will get you in contact with him. He is a busy man but active on this forum and still produces, sells and installs the kits. I did it myself two years ago and he was always a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Wertles
Having rebuilt 2 salvage cars in two different...

Having rebuilt 2 salvage cars in two different states, the term rebuilt or salvage are pretty interchangeable. Both decrease your value and one doesn't decrease it more or less than the other. It has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Wertles
I used amsoil in mine. No issues at all with...

I used amsoil in mine. No issues at all with compatibility.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-12-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Wertles
I'm not sure why there are no more pictures with...

I'm not sure why there are no more pictures with the link but this will fix it. You will be a little disappointed in spending $30 when you see what you get but it definitely fixes the problem. I wish...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By Wertles
If you say they are the same, the only similarity...

If you say they are the same, the only similarity between the two is that they both create boost to the motor. After that, they are very different in their mechanism of action and driving...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By Wertles
Yes, a much simpler mod. Mostly a complete kit. ...

Yes, a much simpler mod. Mostly a complete kit. Some fabrication is needed but nothing a guy with some decent tools can't figure out. As far as the rest of the car goes, the rear subframe...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By Wertles
Just so you know, there is no "kit" that fits our...

Just so you know, there is no "kit" that fits our car. Nothing is plug and play. The eBay kit just sells you a couple of parts. The exhaust has to be custom fabricated, the intake plumbing and inter...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Wertles
You have broken the back of the knob. There are...

You have broken the back of the knob. There are good fixes for it if you hit the search button. The real fix though starts on post 11 of this thread. I have done it to three different cars and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By Wertles
I have the hexomats in the roadster. I picked...

I have the hexomats in the roadster. I picked them up used and cheap. They do the job. I like the Weather Tech better.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Wertles
It has a different clutch, different...

It has a different clutch, different differential, different axles, different brakes, different wheels and tires and different suspension. The transmission is the same.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Wertles
Our cars can handle up to about 400 hp (yes, it...

Our cars can handle up to about 400 hp (yes, it is torque that breaks things) before things really get out of hand. The subframe still needs to be reinforced, the 2.8 clutch will most likely not hold...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Wertles
Many have turbocharged their Z's. There are no...

Many have turbocharged their Z's. There are no bolt on kits available. Most are one off custom set ups. There really wasn't enough of our cars made or the demand for increased power for kits to be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Wertles
Pretty much any aftermarket flywheel will be...

Pretty much any aftermarket flywheel will be lighter than oem. Aluminum flywheels with steel friction surfaces run in the 8-10 pound range and these should be used in a car that really doesn't see a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Wertles
A light weight single mass flywheel will require...

A light weight single mass flywheel will require more revs to get going, be more prone to stall at take off, will make idle a little more irradic, and make your transmission prone to chatter at idle...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Wertles
If you take a few pictures of the engine in the...

If you take a few pictures of the engine in the engine bay, it would be very helpful in determining what motor you have.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-11-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By Wertles
You can pull it off then get a new one. Each...

You can pull it off then get a new one. Each quality knob will go right on our shift levers. Some non bmw knobs stay secure with a set screw. Some universal knobs take a little work to get right...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By Wertles
Don't buy one for $200. That's a rip off. If you...

Don't buy one for $200. That's a rip off. If you have to have the exact knob that came on the car, order it from thebmwpartstore.com, pelican parts etc but not the dealer. It will be cheaper. My...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
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, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
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...
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