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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By dougmcintyre
From...

From http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205161
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By dougmcintyre
Here is a 5 year old water pump that failed. ...

Here is a 5 year old water pump that failed.



Personally I will stick with preventative maintenance.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By dougmcintyre
Vintage42 posted the BMW definitive list: ...

Vintage42 posted the BMW definitive list:



The S52 is not a "BMW M vehicle equipped with S54, S62, S65 or S85 engines" and is "in the US market with gasoline engines", so where is the doubt?
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By dougmcintyre
Do you prefer apples or oranges?

Do you prefer apples or oranges?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By dougmcintyre
Just a visual check? I've seen fuses which...

Just a visual check? I've seen fuses which visually looked good but would fail a continuity check. Rare, but something to keep in mind.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By dougmcintyre
Your opinion of BMW dealers, BMW diagrams, and...

Your opinion of BMW dealers, BMW diagrams, and BMW in general is way too high - odd mistakes happen all the time.

Just be sure, before buying, you know the return policy.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By dougmcintyre
The vulnerable need protection from the secure....

The vulnerable need protection from the secure. Most car meets pedestrian accidents leave the pedestrian busted up on the ground, maybe, still alive. For the driver, the accident is a minor...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By dougmcintyre
Unfortunately, after production ceases, BMW will...

Unfortunately, after production ceases, BMW will discontinue or consolidate parts. An intake tube with a resonator outlet could have been dropped.

Googling the part numbers might turn up your...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By dougmcintyre
What does the $3,200 cover? Engine only? Engine...

What does the $3,200 cover? Engine only? Engine plus installation?

Based on

your mechanic has obvious never actually done a 1.9 to 2.8 swap. How could his install estimate be accurate? What is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By dougmcintyre
See...

See http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391945&highlight=pre+purchase+advice
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By dougmcintyre
Stock, the M Coupe sits a half inch lower than...

Stock, the M Coupe sits a half inch lower than the Z3 coupe.

The following threads go thru the other differences:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By dougmcintyre
Nice find.

Nice find.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-26-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By dougmcintyre
Correct ride height is easy to check -...

Correct ride height is easy to check - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239652 See post 2 for the specs for all Z3s. Also, when you do the measurements, the car needs to be loaded...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By dougmcintyre
I also don't think a blown head gasket is causing...

I also don't think a blown head gasket is causing the overheating. But I would still check the condition of the head gasket before I started spending money. You might learn something. Something that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By dougmcintyre
OK, that thermostat could have stuck while the...

OK, that thermostat could have stuck while the car sat for 6-8 months. More likely, the car was overheating when parked.

As I have had enough breakdown adventures, I'd replace every component of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By dougmcintyre
Try reading...

Try reading http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763477&highlight=hood+stuck
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By dougmcintyre
Replacing the driver's door lock actuator fixed...

Replacing the driver's door lock actuator fixed this problem in my car.

See http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=755658&highlight=door+lock+actuator for more info
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By dougmcintyre
The average owner has never even seen an air...

The average owner has never even seen an air filter, much less changed an air filter. At my former job (currently I'm retired), I was the only person who had ever changed their own oil.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By dougmcintyre
I wish I could believe this was true. IMHO,...

I wish I could believe this was true.

IMHO, car manufacturers fall mainly into two groups. Those (ex., Ford and Toyota), who due to market forces and legal standards, care about low cost, fuel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By dougmcintyre
You must have missed the first sentence. ...

You must have missed the first sentence.


Doesn't take much knowledge to think "that has to pass some dirt. Perhaps those studies are right."
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-26-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By dougmcintyre
Says it all for me:

Says it all for me:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By dougmcintyre
And pay special attention to the requirements...

And pay special attention to the requirements section. BMW specs are only valid if BMW procedures have been followed. Something most shops ignore.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By dougmcintyre
Cars that have lowered 1.5 inches have rear tire...

Cars that have lowered 1.5 inches have rear tire life of 10k. I wouldn't think in only 75,000 miles springs could sag enough to cause 10k tire life. Perhaps broken rear springs? But this is all pure...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By dougmcintyre
Check your ride height -...

Check your ride height - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239652 See post 2 for the specs for all Z3s. Also, when you do the measurements, the car needs to be loaded with 150 lbs. in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By dougmcintyre
Ok, maybe I should have said "Assuming a stock...

Ok, maybe I should have said "Assuming a stock suspension ...", and you exactly right about lowering, but serious misinformation that's an overstatement. As you implied, on the stock suspension,...
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