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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,974
Posted By trailrider
I just realized my previous comment applies to...

I just realized my previous comment applies to the installation of factory roll bars. A Hard Dog or HMS bar (no longer available) is no problem to install into a car that did not come with factory...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,974
Posted By trailrider
It depends on the year and date of manufacture....

It depends on the year and date of manufacture. My '97 2.8 manufactured in Jan had the mounts installed but no roll bars. It would be fairly easy to install. Earlier models you would need to install...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-20-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,959
Posted By trailrider
My threaded shaft was jammed. I think it was at...

My threaded shaft was jammed. I think it was at the end of its travel. I just had to disconnect it, free it up and then hook it back up. I had no motor or electrical problems (only mechanical). I...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By trailrider
Z3 Front Control Arm and Bushing Replacement Tips

Here is some information regarding front lower control arm (driver side) and bushing replacement (both sides). Right or wrong I chose a Meyle HD control arm with full metal ball joints and OEM style...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,013
Posted By trailrider
I had a sportbike and would ride it...

I had a sportbike and would ride it recreationally in the twisties. I would go out and play and put 300-400 miles on. I took safety pretty seriously. I had a full one piece leather race suit with all...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By trailrider
Which wind deflector do you have? First or 2nd...

Which wind deflector do you have? First or 2nd generation?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By trailrider
Re Trickle Charger

I am not sure what BMW recommend but the Battery Tender brand is good. I have used it on my Z3 every winter. I have not lost any water in the battery. I also have quite a few cheap ones from Harbor...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-17-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,118
Posted By trailrider
Z4 Actual Brochure

Here is a link to the new Z4 actual Brochure. It was too big to attach. http://www.bmwblog.com/2008/12/15/2009-bmw-z4-official-catalog/

The optional double clutch transmission is interesting. To...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By trailrider
What is the disk brake corrosion inhibitor that...

What is the disk brake corrosion inhibitor that is mentioned in the bulletin? Would it need to be cleaned off before driving? I would think it could contaminate the brake pads if it is oilly.
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By trailrider
A small 6" hand held polisher makes the job...

A small 6" hand held polisher makes the job easier. Just get a cheap one. Mine has orbital action. I just bought it for this use and don't plan on using it on the paint. I used it on the inside and...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,688
Posted By trailrider
The set screw is a 2.5mm allen head. I also have...

The set screw is a 2.5mm allen head. I also have the same problem. I have read that some people have sealed the edges of that triangular rubber piece at the A-pillar with black silicone. Some have...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By trailrider
Homecoming Performance Course Helmets?

Are helmets required for the course? Should people bring their own helmets if they have them? Anything required for the course?

Thanks,

Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-23-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By trailrider
Thanks for the replys. Regarding the Dragon,...

Thanks for the replys.

Regarding the Dragon, I know they stepped up law enforcement last year. What was it like last year on Thursday and or Wednesday. We were at the Dragon in '06 and it was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-22-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By trailrider
Homecoming Questions

What is the dress code for the majority of the guys for the evening dinner events on Friday and Saturday? Are dockers and a polo shirt good enough? I have seen pictures of some people dressed up a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By trailrider
Plant Tour Homecoming & Tech Clinic

I was just wondering if it is tough to get plant tour tickets for homecoming (do they run out). Is it necessary to get them on Thursday afternoon-evening or will there be tickets still available...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,088
Posted By trailrider
Pinecone, Glad to see you are going to make...

Pinecone,

Glad to see you are going to make it. I hope to meet you. Your forum replies have been insiteful and helpful.

Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By trailrider
I am no expert. I have dropped the rear end and...

I am no expert. I have dropped the rear end and subframe before to install Ireland subframe bushings and caster and camber adjustment kit. I gather you mean you have a leadking seal from the rear...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,088
Posted By trailrider
I am in #2367. This is my first one and I am...

I am in #2367. This is my first one and I am really looking forward to it. :) I signed up for the driving school and the Sunday drive.

I really hope to meet and thank some people that have helped...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By trailrider
I did not really get an answer but from looking...

I did not really get an answer but from looking at parts fische and manuals I figured it was this way. I did not have any other gaskets than those mentioned above. I installed the BMW OEM cover and...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By trailrider
'97 Z3 2.8 Thermostat Cover Sealing

Is the only thing that seals the thermostat cover (up to 9/98 build date) are the two O-rings (one on the thermostat and the other odd shaped one). I did not have gasket that follows the outside...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By trailrider
Thanks Ron! Also thank you for all the...

Thanks Ron!

Also thank you for all the information you have posted on the net regarding BMWs. You surely have helped many BMW owners.

Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By trailrider
Z3 Brake Pad Sensor-Thickness

How much pad is left when the brake pad sensor first trips on a Z3? I am trying to determine how far to take my pads down before changing them to avoid tripping the sensor.

Thanks,

Mike
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By trailrider
Problem solved! I was reading numerous...

Problem solved!

I was reading numerous posts on axle shafts and somebody was asking about movement.

A person posted:

"There is axial movement in the constant velocity joints to allow for...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By trailrider
Z3 Half Shaft Install Problem

I recently had my rear end and subframe out. I installed Ireland subframe bushing and Ireland camber-toe adjustments. I also upgraded my suspension. Everything is bolted up tight. Subframe, trailing...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By trailrider
Front Camber Z3 vs MZ3

I am replacing stock Z3 suspension with MZ3 suspension. I was under the impression that the MZ3 suspension gives you more positive caster and increased negative camber (more negative number).

In...
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