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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Dheilman
These are the resistors I used:...

These are the resistors I used: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L4V9ECY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 The resistors are installed in parallel to the bulbs so the wire...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-28-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Dheilman
I have replaced all of my rear lamps and the...

I have replaced all of my rear lamps and the front parking lamp/turn signals with LEDs. I put resistors on the rear turn signal bulbs and thought it was fine with no hyperflash until I discovered...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Dheilman
Blacklane is correct, the part number is...

Blacklane is correct, the part number is 11121718856. Here is one source for $6.95. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-6593-11121718856-genuine-bmw-part.aspx
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-25-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Dheilman
Try Wheels America in Houston TX, They refurbish...

Try Wheels America in Houston TX, They refurbish wheels and do a great job (I have no affilation). I ordered a replacement wheel from them on Ebay and it looked like new plus I sent my slightly bent...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dheilman
The first digit of all VIN numbers indicates the...

The first digit of all VIN numbers indicates the country of manufacture. 1 being the U.S.,2 Canada. This applies to all vehicles. Here is a listing of VIN Country codes:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By Dheilman
Wheel size

I currently have staggered 17" factory wheels on my 1998 Z3 2.8 Roadster. I have an opportunity to buy some 17" wheels from an 2009 335Xi sedan, will they fit?

Thanks in advance for your for your...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-11-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Dheilman
Don't forget that these cars do not have...

Don't forget that these cars do not have overdrive. 5th gear is direct. 3300 RPM's in 5th at 70 sounds right. My Z3 is a 2.8 and runs at the same RPM's.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Dheilman
I sizes you refer to as factory are correct if...

I sizes you refer to as factory are correct if you have factory 17 inch wheels. The factory 17 inch front wheels are 7.5 inches wide and the rears are 8.5 inches wide. Since you have non-factory...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Dheilman
I've had weather tech mats (I have no...

I've had weather tech mats (I have no association) in my Z3 for 2 years. I think they are great! They keep the sand and dirt out of the carpet, clean easily and fit well....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Dheilman
Call your local auto glass company for an...

Call your local auto glass company for an estimate, it may surprise you. I had the same problem and had mine replaced last January for $275.00..and they did it at my location!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By Dheilman
Rear Resonator Delete

I have a slight rattle under my 98 2.8 and I have determined that it's coming from a loose baffle in the rear resonator, so I'm thinking about replacing the resonator with a straight pipe. I would...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Dheilman
Vintage42 is correct but camber will only cause...

Vintage42 is correct but camber will only cause minimal wear. The rear toe was off on mine and I installed new adjustable control arm bushings and was able to correct the tire wear problem.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 46,766
Posted By Dheilman
Congratulations....sounds like you found a gem!

Congratulations....sounds like you found a gem!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 46,766
Posted By Dheilman
Smile I just turned 160K...I'm only half way there. :)

I just turned 160K...I'm only half way there. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By Dheilman
I had a wood shift knob like you describe but...

I had a wood shift knob like you describe but after years of use it started to come apart. After removing it from the car I could tell that there had been previous attempts at repair. I replaced it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 46,766
Posted By Dheilman
Wow! What engine?

Wow! What engine?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,669
Posted By Dheilman
Smile Rear camber/toe update

I finally finished installing the adjustable rear control arm bushings on my Z3 last weekend. I was able to get it into the alignment shop yesterday afternoon and they were now able to get the rear...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,669
Posted By Dheilman
They are from Bavarian Auto ( bavauto.com) . Part...

They are from Bavarian Auto ( bavauto.com) . Part # 192026
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,669
Posted By Dheilman
I too thought for sure that I had a camber...

I too thought for sure that I had a camber problem with a noticeable vertical lean to the rear tires and excessive rear tire wear on the inside (last set worn out on the inside in 7k miles). I was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By Dheilman
True, but the title brand remains which detracts...

True, but the title brand remains which detracts from the value of the car.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By Dheilman
One other aspect that hasn't been addressed is...

One other aspect that hasn't been addressed is that if this car has had an insurance claim filed and paid the title will be branded as salvage making the car legally undrivable in most states.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,409
Posted By Dheilman
The only keys that have a battery are the ones...

The only keys that have a battery are the ones with a small flashlight built in. In either case the chip does not need battery power to activate the ignition sensor.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,027
Posted By Dheilman
Where did you get that idea?? Drivers side air...

Where did you get that idea?? Drivers side air bags can be replaced easily. There is a problem with cars that have 3 passenger seating in the front if the passenger side airbag deploys it requires...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,027
Posted By Dheilman
The bulges are because the tire structure was...

The bulges are because the tire structure was damaged when the tire was run flat. It only takes a short distance to render the tire unusable. I agree, that shouldn't cause the air bag to go off.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By Dheilman
I'm 6'3" and just clear the roof, no big deal...

I'm 6'3" and just clear the roof, no big deal because the top is down whenever possible.
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