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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2012, 07:28 AM
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Views: 663
Posted By Gotechslack
'97 Z3 - Oddments Box cover - cracked

Looking for suggestions to replace, repair, cover, etc. my oddments box cover (beige). I think the part number is 51168399064. Can it be right that the part is over $200? :(Thanks.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
LOL. Ok, let me try to explain. The end of the...

LOL. Ok, let me try to explain. The end of the spark plug boot (i.e., what your grab to pull) is square. You place the blue tool over a spark plug wire and slide it around the square boot. The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Mission accomplished, guys. Thanks for the...

Mission accomplished, guys. Thanks for the input. I used the tools in the photo, which included the "wrench" in the trunk. It holds the spark plug very well to assist in removing and starting the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Excellent point. Thanks!!

Excellent point. Thanks!!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks. I'm leaning toward not putting on anti...

Thanks. I'm leaning toward not putting on anti seize.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Everything I have read, indicates to install them...

Everything I have read, indicates to install them "dry." However, several 3rd Party manuals (e.g., Chilton) and various forum posters indicate to put anti seize on the plugs. Here is an excerpt...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks Stromtech. I have changed plugs many...

Thanks Stromtech. I have changed plugs many time, but not on this BMW - Z3. With the sparkplugs seated down, I just wanted to make sure I followed the correct procedures and use the right tools. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks. Yeah, there is actually a tool in the...

Thanks. Yeah, there is actually a tool in the trunk that looks like will work for the job.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks. I tried pulling twisting boot to left...

Thanks. I tried pulling twisting boot to left (square end) and pulled hard by hand. I guess I can try harder, with more force. BTW, should I use the tool in the trunk (long socket wrench) to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-05-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Gotechslack
Z3 Spark Plug Wire Removal Tool

Well, I got ready to change the plugs (1997 Z3 - 1.9L) and noticed the spark plug wire removal tool, that is supposed to be under the heat shield is missing. Any ideas how I can safely remove the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-30-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks!!!!:thumbup:

Thanks!!!!:thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Gotechslack
Fan: ac/heater blower issue: 1997 Z3 - 1.9L - man. tran

Hello. I have the stated Z3. The blower will only "blow" on the highest setting, which is setting #4 (i.e., no air comes out of the vents at the other settings (i.e., 1, 2, and 3)). Any ideas? ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-20-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,710
Posted By Gotechslack
I was going to go with Redline and do the project...

I was going to go with Redline and do the project myself, but decided to have a local Euro mechanic shop do it, who uses Royal Purple. I put the following in my '97 Z3 1.9L Manual: Royal Purple...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 11-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,255
Posted By Gotechslack
Ok. Although I have a Z3 Roadster '97, this...

Ok. Although I have a Z3 Roadster '97, this thread applies to my question. I recently replaced the front pads with Textar (and replaced the sensor). My brake light continued to stay on (flash...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks!! BTW, Ron's note below? I don't see it....

Thanks!! BTW, Ron's note below? I don't see it. Of course, it is probably right there in front of me. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Gotechslack
Understand. Thanks. The 22 f-lbs is for the 14M...

Understand. Thanks. The 22 f-lbs is for the 14M correct. If I have the 12M it would be less, correct?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Gotechslack
You put anti-seize on the threads? I thought the...

You put anti-seize on the threads? I thought the plug threads were supposed to be installed "dry?" I will look at the box for torque spec (i.e., from that I can probably tell what type of threads I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-25-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Gotechslack
How do you determine thread - M12 or M14 for...

How do you determine thread - M12 or M14 for spark plugs? I have a Z3 1.9L 1997. Will it state such on the spark plug box? Thanks.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Gotechslack
Roger that. I did as you instructed. Got the...

Roger that. I did as you instructed. Got the part #. Thanks so much!! Looks like my car uses the screw in pads. Thanks again!!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Gotechslack
Z3 - 1997 - 1.9L - jack point covers - ?

I am missing 2 of the 4 jack-point covers for my stated car. I can't seem to find the part number or locate it to purchase on-line. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

Mike
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Gotechslack
Great, thanks. That sounds about right for a...

Great, thanks. That sounds about right for a bolt on "plastic." Thanks again.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks!! Is that 7 in/lbs or 7 ft/lbs? I...

Thanks!! Is that 7 in/lbs or 7 ft/lbs? I ordered 4 new bolts and it has M 8.8 on the bolts.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Gotechslack
No. The pulley (which is plastic) bolts to a...

No. The pulley (which is plastic) bolts to a "flange" on the outside of water pump. If you remove the pulley bolts, to remove the pulley - thus removing the belt, you can have access to the bolts...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Gotechslack
Does anyone know what I need to torque the four...

Does anyone know what I need to torque the four bolts for the water pump pulley, I am replacing? I can't seem to find this info. The pulley is plastic, so I don't want to over-torque. I noticed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Gotechslack
Thanks. I just hope it didn't do any major...

Thanks. I just hope it didn't do any major damage. My concern is that once the belt came off, thus no water-pump operation, that it wasn't driven too long for excessive over-heating. Oh well, I...
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