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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
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, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
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...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By Wertles
Directly from the owners manual. ...

Directly from the owners manual.

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z342/wertles72/imagejpg1_zpsab9d323c.jpg
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Wertles
Check the fuse first. Had the exact same issue. ...

Check the fuse first. Had the exact same issue. Pulled the fuse, replaced it. All better.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,108
Posted By Wertles
http://www.bimmerdiffs.com/collections/z3-products...

http://www.bimmerdiffs.com/collections/z3-products

OR

http://www.whalenshiftmachine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=8&zenid=5599d830329fd5c0382f56f684660dc4



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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,108
Posted By Wertles
I'm not sure what year it changed, but the...

I'm not sure what year it changed, but the earlier seats have different connectors than the later ones. There are adapters you can buy to retrofit later seats into earlier cars without having to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Wertles
Try this. ...

Try this.

http://e36-drift.blogspot.com/2009/04/14-diy-service-indicator-reset.html?m=1
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-30-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Wertles
Do you allow coupes?:rofl:

Do you allow coupes?:rofl:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Wertles
I am guessing, if it's like any other tourist...

I am guessing, if it's like any other tourist group run (I am a corner flagger at The Glen) that it will be a supervised run around the track, meaning there will be a lead pace car and no passing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Wertles
I'll shoot him a text to see if he knows someone.

I'll shoot him a text to see if he knows someone.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Wertles
You need to find a good wheel repair place. The...

You need to find a good wheel repair place. The bent wheels can most of the time be straightened. The cost is usually $80-100. I have had 1 on my coupe and 3 on my parents car straightened with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Wertles
With the transmission and diff, the best practice...

With the transmission and diff, the best practice is to change the fluids after they are warm. Both the transmission and diff have a drain plug and a fill plug. There are many write ups on the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Wertles
You are correct that there are no replacement u...

You are correct that there are no replacement u joints except for a remanufactured shaft. I tried to have mine replaced when I had my driveshaft shortened for my 6 speed conversion only to find that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Wertles
If you are a DIY person, I would go the used...

If you are a DIY person, I would go the used route as the labor is free. It is a fairly easy process. Maybe 2 hours at most if you have never done it before. The joints should theoretically be good...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Wertles
Yes, the military is already using them. ...

Yes, the military is already using them.


http://www.polaris.com/en-us/military-vehicles/military-atv/sportsman-mv-850-le/features
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Wertles
Not sure about the availability of the Quaiffe,...

Not sure about the availability of the Quaiffe, but your rear diff is not that difficult to rebuild. Chances are by now, it is running as an open diff as the clutches are worn out. Here is where to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Wertles
You sir have a different transmission than the OP.

You sir have a different transmission than the OP.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Wertles
The manual transmission does not have a dip...

The manual transmission does not have a dip stick. I could be mistaken,but I believe you are looking at the power steering reservoir. That system uses automatic transmission fluid. Your manual...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,434
Posted By Wertles
It is not hard at all to replace the guides....

It is not hard at all to replace the guides. First seat took an hour. Second 45 minutes. By the time you do the "repair," you could have done the job the right way and not have to worry about it. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Wertles
This fixes your problem. I've done it to 3 cars...

This fixes your problem. I've done it to 3 cars so far. At this point, nothing else is needed.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318432&highlight=blend+door+cable+adjust
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