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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 09:34 AM
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Views: 285
Posted By CarterTG
Vintage is correct. Mental dyslexia on my part....

Vintage is correct. Mental dyslexia on my part. Point is, one side of the trunk wall conforms to the rear wheelwell (driver's side). The wall on the other side is not symmetrical and has a flat spot...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By CarterTG
It's entirely possible the previous owner stuck...

It's entirely possible the previous owner stuck an aftermarket alarm in there and kept the alarm fob. As Bob indicated, the BMW-branded (dealer installed) alarm served mostly as keyless entry and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By CarterTG
Shining example of our top-notch education...

Shining example of our top-notch education system, Euro Fest folk. :rolleyes:

2016 would mark the 20-year anniversary of the Z3's US debut.

The Z3 roadster was first introduced in Europe in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By CarterTG
'Course it does. That's the ghetto windblocker...

'Course it does. That's the ghetto windblocker mode.

:bigpimp:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By CarterTG
I would guess "no" to any sort of paint. You'd be...

I would guess "no" to any sort of paint. You'd be gambling that the paint adhesion to metal would be greater than the glue onto the paint itself. Then again, I'm no specialist in that matter.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By CarterTG
The plate that the mirror attaches to might be...

The plate that the mirror attaches to might be referenced as a tri-lobe hub. On the mirror side of things are three rods that cup onto the plate's triangular hub. The mirror arm then gets rotated to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
Like many, I used to think CAD was some...

Like many, I used to think CAD was some crazy-difficult process. It's not. Much of it is simply applied geometry from elementary school with some additional understanding of extruding and Boolean...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
Anyone else tinkered with 3D printing for their...

Anyone else tinkered with 3D printing for their Z3?

:thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
A stub clip is hardly earth-shattering stuff, but...

A stub clip is hardly earth-shattering stuff, but this is more about the proof-of-concept of making things that were once only possible via large-scale productions.

Now that there's an advanced...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
Fewer trips to the dealer's parts counter will be...

Fewer trips to the dealer's parts counter will be a GOOD thing -- for us at least. One of those console spots became a handly clip for parking stubs and receipts -- scraps that don't often mix with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
The comparative results? ...

The comparative results?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=511923&stc=1&d=1432950154
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
To test the feasability of part-fabrication, the...

To test the feasability of part-fabrication, the Z3's console blank looked like a good candidate to replicate.

A session of measurement taking, a session of 3D modeling in Rhino, and the model's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
For smoother surface detail, the better solution...

For smoother surface detail, the better solution comes from SLA 3D printers. StereoLithography Additive. These print by exposing succesive layers of photoreactive resin to UV light. These layers are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
Z3D Printing, anyone?

Given the typical news coverage, you'd think 3D printing was some spankin' new miracle tech. It's been around for over 20 years now. All that's new are the affordable machines that consumers are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-04-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By CarterTG
Unless the pixels are failing me, I'm not reading...

Unless the pixels are failing me, I'm not reading "A-L-A-R-M" anywhere on that sticker. It's correctly pointing out that the roadster (ALL Z3 roadsters) feature their then-marketed "CDP" Coded...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By CarterTG
Push the windshield washer stalk forward to...

Push the windshield washer stalk forward to activate the rear wiper. Another push further forward sprays washer fluid. Fluid is pumped from the common front reservoir.

I don't remember if the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By CarterTG
X3 firmware update

The actual manufacture date of the car might've been long enough that BMW since created an updated firmware for the car.

Our 2013 was initially paired with my iPhone 4S and the wife's iPhone 5. On...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By CarterTG
Our first winter with the X3 saw the heating...

Our first winter with the X3 saw the heating system take FOREVER to warm up. Climate temp would be cranked past 75, and if we were on a long enough drive, the blower might start shedding 60 degree...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-25-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By CarterTG
Our 2013 X3 28i has been an outdoor car through...

Our 2013 X3 28i has been an outdoor car through two Chicagoland winters. It's a daily driver. Its cold weather package (heated seats, steering wheel, side mirrors) has been working splendidly.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By CarterTG
Not on the roadster. In these 18 years, the grins...

Not on the roadster. In these 18 years, the grins have never faltered from the 1.9. Rewarding to drive when the needle's dancing up near redline. Knowing that any one of the sixes adds 200-300lbs to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By CarterTG
1997 had two models of Z3s. The 1.9L 4cylinder...

1997 had two models of Z3s. The 1.9L 4cylinder and the 2.8L inline 6. Neither use a belt.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By CarterTG
I forgot where I once saw a poster that showed...

I forgot where I once saw a poster that showed the silhouettes of the 507 and the Z8 side by side. The similarities were quite interesting.

edit: Here's the image.. done by none other than the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By CarterTG
The square hump indication got memorized wrong....

The square hump indication got memorized wrong. It's on the PASSENGER SIDE wheelwell hump.



I never indicated it was on the floor... unless your rear drive wheels are located underneath that.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By CarterTG
All '96 Model Year Z3s have its amp, roughly the...

All '96 Model Year Z3s have its amp, roughly the size of a thick book, located in the trunk, underneath the "carpeting" at the left hump that forms the driver's side wheelwell. It's one of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-01-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By CarterTG
The one recently mentioned in this thread? ...

The one recently mentioned in this thread?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791373
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