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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Blacklane
While you're at it, you might want to consider...

While you're at it, you might want to consider replacing the clutch line with an aftermarket stainless-steel one. As the original one ages, the rubber gets softer and expands more under pressure. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Blacklane
The aluminum thermostat housing is an aftermarket...

The aluminum thermostat housing is an aftermarket part for the 2.8 engine. I'm fairly certain there is not one available for the M52TU engine, but you could go to a site like BavAuto, ECS Tuning or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-04-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Blacklane
Question 2: There are usually several ebay...

Question 2: There are usually several ebay sellers of seat covers for the non-sport seats. The quality of the leather may not be that great, but might be what you need.

LeatherSeats.com has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-04-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Blacklane
It sounds like you have air in the system. As...

It sounds like you have air in the system. As mentioned above, look for leaks, quite possibly at the coolant reservoir seams or the radiator nipple. There are other places, but those are common...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Blacklane
Turner is a fine company to buy from, although I...

Turner is a fine company to buy from, although I don't have to worry about importing their parts.
Most of the parts places that are site sponsors at the top of the forum page sell water pumps. Most...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-28-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Blacklane
This thread might help: ...

This thread might help:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=372386
I believe the same parts were used for all engine sizes in a given year.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-28-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Blacklane
There is almost no possibility that the timing...

There is almost no possibility that the timing chain tensioner is causing your no-start condition. A worn tensioner is just noisy.

You need good diagnostics tests starting with fuel, air, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Blacklane
I have the WindBlox, which I love, but there are...

I have the WindBlox, which I love, but there are some others.
Near the top of the forum page, on the right, is a button labeled "Search This Forum". You can use that to find many more reviews.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Blacklane
Leatherseats.com does a great job with repairing...

Leatherseats.com does a great job with repairing and replacing the leather. If you find their YouTube video with the black sport seats, those are mine.
I sent them my leather covers and foam. They...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Blacklane
I think they are saying that the Alpha 4C...

I think they are saying that the Alpha 4C traction control system can detect a wheel spin and apply braking to that wheel. Assuming a rear-wheel car under acceleration, the downside is that only one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-22-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Blacklane
This might help: ...

This might help:
http://www.ge39.com/files/zeigeinfo.pdf
It seems to mover around between engines, but it looks like M44, M52, and S52 have number plates under the intake manifold near the oil pan....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Blacklane
My experience is that they just look cooler.

My experience is that they just look cooler.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Blacklane
It sounds like a great idea. I have a...

It sounds like a great idea.
I have a rechargeable Bluetooth amplifier at home and it's amazing for sound quality. One premium brand is SONOS, but I think mine is Sony.

One problem I see for a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Blacklane
Again, be sure to bleed the slave cylinder...

Again, be sure to bleed the slave cylinder correctly. That means removing it from the bell housing and compressing the plunger with the bleed screw open and pointing upward, then of course closing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-20-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Blacklane
P0134 means there is no activity from the O2...

P0134 means there is no activity from the O2 sensor, indicating a broken wire. the O2 sensor wires go through the loom at the back of the engine. Maybe you disconnected something while working on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-19-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Blacklane
Those big connectors in the trunk go to the...

Those big connectors in the trunk go to the amplifier. Your car might not have gotten one from the factory, depending on the options.

What exactly do you mean by "...the caps are on tight under...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Blacklane
Thanks Vintage42. I was hoping you could provide...

Thanks Vintage42. I was hoping you could provide the correct 1.9 liter info.

FCPO2000: Disregard everything I posted above. That's for the 6-cylinder.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Blacklane
I've never heard of BMW doing a fan delete, but...

I've never heard of BMW doing a fan delete, but with quite a few six-cylinder owners successfully deleting the engine-driven fan, it make sense that it's not required for the four-cylinder engine....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Blacklane
The CCV system is under the intake manifold. ...

The CCV system is under the intake manifold. That is a common source of vacuum leaks and is likely your problem.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Blacklane
You're already on the right track by searching...

You're already on the right track by searching the forum.

"...the MAF may need cleaned, Coil might be bad, 02 sensor Pre cat, Boot leak, vacuum leak all could be causes."

I would start by...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Blacklane
Are you talking about the attachment of the...

Are you talking about the attachment of the rear-view mirror to the windscreen? My car doesn't have a plastic trim piece, just the metal pieces. Are you talking about the attachment of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Blacklane
The OEM rubber RTABs are pressed in and out of...

The OEM rubber RTABs are pressed in and out of the trailing arms, so there is no motion there. Polyurethane ones are too hard for that, so have a very close fit, but one that can allow some...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Blacklane
I'm using plain old IE 11 with no problems. I do...

I'm using plain old IE 11 with no problems. I do see the site sponsor ads at the top right of the page.

Maybe you need to run a spyware program such as Spybot S&D, and/or disable pop-ups.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Blacklane
You're off to a good start. It sounds like...

You're off to a good start. It sounds like you're about to drop the rear subframe. I wish I would have installed the toe/camber adjusters the first time I dropped the subframe. Here are a few...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Blacklane
Again, I would concentrate on suspension, such as...

Again, I would concentrate on suspension, such as rear coilovers as discussed here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823312

I've never heard of a problem with the DME (engine...
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