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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-01-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By Eighthnote
That's 2 Bad

Too bad BMW didn't see the need for lights in the rear markers. It would have been a low cost feature and added to the night look. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-31-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By Eighthnote
I found this older thread and thought I might get...

I found this older thread and thought I might get some insight on my questions. Keep in mind a few things while reading this. I'm only talking about the SIDE MARKERS. In front those have a yellow...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Oil Light
Views: 444
Posted By Eighthnote
Two lights?

I'm going out to see the light you wrote about at the top next to the high beam light. I do not remember that one ever coming on. The one I wrote about is the one at the bottom of the instrument...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-22-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Oil Light
Views: 444
Posted By Eighthnote
No pattern

Operating temp----No RPM trigger..........Nothing "makes" the light go out. It comes and goes at random
107K and I always use BMW 5W30 Synthetic. It's not the RED oil pressure light at the top but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-22-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Oil Light
Views: 444
Posted By Eighthnote
Oil Light

The oil light on the dash comes on even though my oil level is good. It doesn't happen all the time and when it does I still check the oil just in case. Do I simply just have a faulty sending unit at...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Running Temp
Views: 1,820
Posted By Eighthnote
Just ordered a new thermostat and a 32mm flat...

Just ordered a new thermostat and a 32mm flat wrench (for the fan) to prepare to do this myself. The cars been sitting for a couple weeks so I thought I'd take it for a short trip around town. Of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Running Temp
Views: 1,820
Posted By Eighthnote
OK thanks for all the input. Now ,,,,,,,,,,,,,...

OK thanks for all the input. Now ,,,,,,,,,,,,, someone post the link to the step by step "replace the thermostat" video. And while I'm here why when I look for the replacement online I find the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Running Temp
Views: 1,820
Posted By Eighthnote
Thanks..but......

Thanks but I'd kill that cat........:eek:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Running Temp
Views: 1,820
Posted By Eighthnote
Running Temp

Up until about a week ago it seems that my Temp gauge always ran right in the middle after the car warmed up. Now I just drove from the airport and noticed that the needle never went past 1/4. The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-11-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Another rear window post
Views: 582
Posted By Eighthnote
Good Point but.......

That is true and a very good point. Plastic would be affected by temperature. The problem is that I live in South Carolina and yesterday (the day I had the new window installed ) it was in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Another rear window post
Views: 582
Posted By Eighthnote
Another rear window post

I know the rear window has been discussed over and over but....... I usually fix and repair, replace most everything on my Z myself. For some reason I made the decision to have the BMW dealer do my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Gearshift Knob
Views: 718
Posted By Eighthnote
Wires?

What about the wiring? Is it there to replace the knob with the lighted version?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Gearshift Knob
Views: 718
Posted By Eighthnote
Gearshift Knob

Would someone answer a couple questions? I have a gearshift knob that is starting to look it's age. I have a 2001 3.0i five speed. I need to know how this knob is attached, (screw on, pull off,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,011
Posted By Eighthnote
Question Z3 Brake Job

Hello, I'm looking to do my first brake job on my 2001 Z3 3.0i. I found a "complete" brake kit on bavauto.com It's part number RBK Z3 3.0 for $287.95 Can some of you kind folks take a look at this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-02-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Eighthnote
Oem

350258103427 item # on Ebay. If it was me I'd spend the extra $90. and get an OEM window.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,419
Posted By Eighthnote
Ebay

If you punch in item # 350258103427 on ebay there's a guy there selling them for $259.
They are OEM and come with all the fixn's if this helps any one.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-02-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By Eighthnote
Z3 3.0i AC/Heater Fan

I'd first like to thank all the folks here that help out with the site. I'm so glad Al Gore invented the internet. I don't know what I'd do without it. :p Here's my next project on this Z3. The fan...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By Eighthnote
Thanks for clearing that up. My car (if you look...

Thanks for clearing that up. My car (if you look at my garage pic) looks just like your car (which looks great by the way) just a different color. (Steel Metallic Grey)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By Eighthnote
2001 Z3 Sports Package?

Pretty simple but maybe obvious post here. I bought a 3.0i a few years back and it has the "M" badges on the steering wheel and gear shift. I'm aware it's not a M-roadster but as I read about this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-25-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,531
Posted By Eighthnote
I would actually like someone who knows a...

I would actually like someone who knows a "crooked" BMW dealer to sting them. Take a car in that you know what is wrong with it. Get a written estimate for the repairs and if it is way out of line...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By Eighthnote
Great Info

Thanks all for all your responses. I do not drive my Z in bad road weather so I'm looking for great handling and braking. I've been caught in the rain a couple times on trips from S. Carolina to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By Eighthnote
Z3 Tires

While researching my options for brake replacement parts I read a lot of post from folks that emphasized tire selection as being just , if not more, important than what style rotors and pads. I do...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Eighthnote
Thanks folks. It's tucked away in the garage....

Thanks folks. It's tucked away in the garage. Time to get my Bentley Service Manual out and see what's involved.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Eighthnote
Z3 Trouble signs?

Hello all, I noticed some "steam" rising up from under the hood today. :cry: No gauge indication of running hot. :) Open up the hood and could smell coolant but no leaks. Then I saw it. My fan is not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By Eighthnote
This was the method I used. I didn't have any air...

This was the method I used. I didn't have any air that I could see when I turned the bleed screw on the overflow tank. It seems everything is OK but whenever I pull in the garage I still hear what...
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