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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By CarterTG
Just reiterating what the others have posted... A...

Just reiterating what the others have posted... A year or more before the US launch of the '96 roadster, BMW implemented the transponder driveaway protection (CDP/EWS) in their lineup. I would think...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By CarterTG
Any possibility this might be a misdiagnosed case...

Any possibility this might be a misdiagnosed case of an invisible bra aging and peeling? Back in the day this product was applied not just to the nose region, but side mirrors, and the fender region...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-16-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By CarterTG
Drawing from vague recollection.. the three...

Drawing from vague recollection.. the three co-mingled issues are model year, rollhoop, and rear bulkhead options (storage or sub).

The inaugural model year for the US was '96.. might have been...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By CarterTG
Without looking up exactly when, BMW changed the...

Without looking up exactly when, BMW changed the battery location on the 1996 model years. This possibly occurred some time after April and before July. At the time, the move from the front...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By CarterTG
Rear wheel negative camber is normal for BMWs....

Rear wheel negative camber is normal for BMWs. It's designed that way for handling. Every Z3 I've been convoying with for 12 years has shown this when observed from the back.
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By CarterTG
One of the TireRack guys held a seminar (of many...

One of the TireRack guys held a seminar (of many since) at the local CCA meeting and mentioned that from the moment rubber was manufactured, it began its aging process. As I recall, the takeaway was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By CarterTG
None of the M roadsters had a jack. The M's quad...

None of the M roadsters had a jack. The M's quad exhaust ate the space originally designed for the spare.

The pump in the trunkwell referred by BMW as the "M Mobility Kit" effectively equates to a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By CarterTG
The idea behind the mod back then was that BMW...

The idea behind the mod back then was that BMW "left some performance on the table" when the roadster left the factory. Anyone who drove a 1.9L long enough could certainly tell some amount of spunk...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 2 Fuse questions
Views: 490
Posted By CarterTG
It's been ages since I had brain cells that...

It's been ages since I had brain cells that stored the current cost of an SRS reset tool... Now that I'm prompted to check Peake Research's site, it seems to be listed at $130. I believe this tool...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 2 Fuse questions
Views: 490
Posted By CarterTG
The Benley manual indicates fuses #41 and 42 are...

The Benley manual indicates fuses #41 and 42 are SRS related.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 2 Fuse questions
Views: 490
Posted By CarterTG
Back in the day, the two common causes for the...

Back in the day, the two common causes for the airbag light was either the connectors for the power seats got disconnected with the ignition ON (ie Seat Bushing Fix) or that the sensor in the belt...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By CarterTG
Vehicle Trim > Center Armrest / Storage Trays ...

Vehicle Trim > Center Armrest / Storage Trays

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH73&mospid=48091&btnr=51_2349&hg=51&fg=35

Listing #16 Ball Pin: 51168412059

$26.04? Yikes. The...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Battery question
Views: 476
Posted By CarterTG
For me, this year has been the longest I've let...

For me, this year has been the longest I've let the roadster hibernate. Finally found a moment today to replace the battery in the trunk.

The previous battery was from Interstate recommended by...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By CarterTG
Differences in the inaugural 1996 roadster... ...

Differences in the inaugural 1996 roadster...

April '96 roadsters were built with the battery in the engine bay. After June or July of that year, it got relocated to the trunk for enhanced...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By CarterTG
Lightbulb Garmin: Bring your lineup so we ol' timers with...

Garmin: Bring your lineup so we ol' timers with our pre-navigation dashes get a chance to twist your knobs and pound your buttons to see if it's worth upgrading our 2008 Nuvis for your 2009 models....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By CarterTG
I'm too bedridden and phlegmmy (yeah, that's a...

I'm too bedridden and phlegmmy (yeah, that's a medical term) right now to look up the vintage of a "Garmin GPSMap", but bear in mind that over the past several years, the chip they put into these...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By CarterTG
I use a popsicle stick to pry off the black...

I use a popsicle stick to pry off the black plastic cover next to the foglamp. Unscrew the hex-bolt and the foglamp assembly falls out toward you. As I recall the assembly is a clamshell containing...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-09-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By CarterTG
Durwood.. izzat you?

Durwood.. izzat you?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,335
Posted By CarterTG
Now the last guy on another message board that...

Now the last guy on another message board that speculated my ability to whip up a ring for a proposed roadster wedding got a definitive answer...
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By CarterTG
Craig, Midway between the Factory and the...

Craig,
Midway between the Factory and the Embassy Suites, you'll find additional Homecoming attendees staying at the Wingate Inn. Their $79 rate includes free breakfast and broadband internet. They...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By CarterTG
In '97, they made traction control ($1100 option)...

In '97, they made traction control ($1100 option) and one-touch windows standard for the 1.9L The rookie year model doesn't require pressing down the clutch to start the engine. By the time they...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By CarterTG
I'm sure the process was a cakewalk for everyone...

I'm sure the process was a cakewalk for everyone else, but it wasn't so for my Aug '96 build.

Underneath the ragtop basket's liner, the factory used an oversized washer at the end of the shock...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-07-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By CarterTG
4 replies and no one's recommended some masking...

4 replies and no one's recommended some masking tape and a decent airbrush?? :thumbup:

http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/airbrush/eclipse/img/hpbcs_hardware.jpg...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By CarterTG
Robin, You got caught on the Dragon! ...

Robin, You got caught on the Dragon!

Killboy.com snagged shots of you on Sunday:

http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/ThumbPage.aspx?e=3115416&g=04RK00JN05

Shots number 510-512. 576 & 577, is...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By CarterTG
Crabtree Photographics...

Crabtree Photographics (http://homepage.mac.com/crabtree/index.htm)
PO Box 1452
Morgantown, WV 26507
(304) 296-6050
crabtree@mac.com

Jay Best is the photog
Proprietor Mark Crabtree answers...
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