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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
The z3 I got about 5 years ago now had the same...

The z3 I got about 5 years ago now had the same seat switch issue. You can disconnect one of the connectors under the seat front that runs to the motor, and jerry rig a connection to a 12v battery, I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
This may be totally irrelevant, but on my M52,...

This may be totally irrelevant, but on my M52, there was an upgrade, where one of the alternator bolts was replaced with a longer one which the idler pulley mounted on. Try checking realoem for the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
Your interior (pre leather removal) looks exactly...

Your interior (pre leather removal) looks exactly like mine. I've noticed that the leather on my dash has started to detach from the panels, kind of bubble up, although it is still attached at the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Exhaust?
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Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
I'm interested in this issue as well, as it seems...

I'm interested in this issue as well, as it seems that Remus specifically for the 98 2.8 is a cut and clamp fit. It would be nice to find an exhaust that mounts up to the factory joint, so the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
The round connector is the proprietary BMW...

The round connector is the proprietary BMW connector which the dealer uses instead of the standard one. The standard one is apparently only included because it has to be by law in North America. The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
I have Bilstein Tourings in front assembled with...

I have Bilstein Tourings in front assembled with the stock (old BMW) bump stop and everything works just fine. I bought a set of Bilstein Sports, not yet installed, and when I heard that they had a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,654
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
The Z3 2.8 is really a great car to work on. My...

The Z3 2.8 is really a great car to work on. My windows were slow as well, which was caused by movement in the brackets holding the motor and track. Was fixed several years ago by simply tightening...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-24-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
An Alpine CHA S634 (6 disc cd changer) will also...

An Alpine CHA S634 (6 disc cd changer) will also work, will mount on the existing bracket, however, needs an adapter because the plugs don't match up. It will also play recorded MP3.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
Sometimes a blown head gasket can be very subtle,...

Sometimes a blown head gasket can be very subtle, and happen only at certain temperatures and engine loads. You can have the coolant tested for engine oil, or you may see oily residue in the coolant....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,576
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
On my 98 Z3 the switch was made by Cherry, but...

On my 98 Z3 the switch was made by Cherry, but they won't sell to you directly, so you have to get one from BMW. Replacement as I recall was relatively straightforward once the seat was out.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,444
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
If the outside temp goes below 3 degrees celcius...

If the outside temp goes below 3 degrees celcius (canada) the display will beep and display temperature to warn you of possible ice. The grill has a mount for the probe where it snaps in. I've caught...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-18-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,212
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
When you have the door panels off check all the...

When you have the door panels off check all the window mechanism bolt tightness. If they're loose, binding might be your problem.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-18-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,212
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
If the window motor works partway it's probably...

If the window motor works partway it's probably not the motor. There's a way to reprogram the open and close points, somewhere on these posts. It works.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,478
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
Although I had my top frame out completely, my...

Although I had my top frame out completely, my recollection is this would not be necessary to access the cylinder. There is a black rigid foam stuffer piece, triangular shape, that has the ribbed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,478
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
Had to replace the entire softtop frame once,...

Had to replace the entire softtop frame once, considered replacing the hydraulic cylinder with a gas assist one but the bottom attachment was difficult to access. That cylinder is one tough piece....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
Bimmerspecialist has a few, Autopartsway.ca has...

Bimmerspecialist has a few, Autopartsway.ca has some too.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
Make sure your battery is disconnected. That's a...

Make sure your battery is disconnected. That's a positive cable running from the alt.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
http://www.eshine.ca/ in Canada, formerly part of...

http://www.eshine.ca/ in Canada, formerly part of the Empire, may well ship to Ireland, perhaps even Scotland.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-02-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
This probably won't be much help but on "regular"...

This probably won't be much help but on "regular" cars backfires are usually caused by EGR exhaust gas recirculation valve and/or associated vacuum hose actuator problems. Bentley's doesn't show any...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By dmytroa@telus.n
When I took my broken mirror metal piece to a...

When I took my broken mirror metal piece to a welder who said it was pot cast aluminum and that if he touched a welder to it it would melt. Lots of JB weld held it in place until I got a replacement....
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