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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By dkindig
So very sorry to hear that things have taken a...

So very sorry to hear that things have taken a turn for the worst. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Good luck, I hope something good can ultimately come of this. One thing is very...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By dkindig
Not sure how handy you are with a soldering iron,...

Not sure how handy you are with a soldering iron, but if it were me I would just heat up and reflow all the solder joints on the circuit board. Most likely will get the source of the problem unless...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By dkindig
Depends on how I drive. Mileage is SURPRISINGLY...

Depends on how I drive. Mileage is SURPRISINGLY good.

If I have my foot in it pushing the car hard, 17-18 mpg, in normal daily driving, 24-25 mpg, on the road driving for mileage, I can get 31...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By dkindig
These cars have their quirks and consistent items...

These cars have their quirks and consistent items that need addressing but overall, very easy to work on and very reliable.

I have an '01 3.0 with 77K on it now, bought about 4 1/2 years ago with...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By dkindig
Here are some docs for you, the third section is...

Here are some docs for you, the third section is headed:

TEVES DSC III MK60
Model: E46 (except M3 and Xi) and E36/7
Production Date: From 9/00

This info might give you more theory behind the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-20-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By dkindig
If you haven't done the seat-tilt mod (shimming...

If you haven't done the seat-tilt mod (shimming up the front of the seat about 3/4"-1") I would HIGHLY recommend it before a long road trip...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By dkindig
I've seen issues with circuits like this where...

I've seen issues with circuits like this where somehow the relay gets fed a voltage from another circuit, in this case, the headlamps. Often you will see a diode inserted between the two circuits to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By dkindig
Yes, if the reads of the O2 sensors are correct...

Yes, if the reads of the O2 sensors are correct for the ECU the check engine light will remain off. Basically you are replicating the voltage swings of a properly-working post-CAT O2 sensor with a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By dkindig
Here's one for the MZ3: ...

Here's one for the MZ3:
http://store.bimmerworld.com/oxygen-sensor-simulators-p871.aspx

And if you want to build your own (circuit number 2 is the one you want, can be timed to match your sensor...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-27-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By dkindig
guy10956, here is the best advice I can give: ...

guy10956, here is the best advice I can give:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2009740-soft-top-points-unstitched&p=26555515#post26555515

As indicated, I used a thread...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By dkindig
^^^^^^ This... With a substantial...

^^^^^^

This...

With a substantial amount of power for the size of the car and handling dynamics that require some technical finesse if you get yourself into trouble, I definitely would avoid...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By dkindig
Just as an fyi, I had success with going from an...

Just as an fyi, I had success with going from an eMiata window back to OEM. I cleaned the traces of glue off the top with a rag dampened with acetone and it didn't harm the top at all.

As for my...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By dkindig
It is entirely possible. Those early Datsun...

It is entirely possible. Those early Datsun Roadsters were part of kind of a World Car initiative and shared a lot of parts with British marques. The cheapest way to get a timing chain tensioner...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By dkindig
Though I didn't rip all of my existing wiring...

Though I didn't rip all of my existing wiring out, the only wiring I found that was usable for a new system was the amp turn-on leads and (borderline) the subwoofer speaker wires.

I'm running 250W...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By dkindig
I think you're WAY too bored, or perhaps have a...

I think you're WAY too bored, or perhaps have a serious case of OCD... :D
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By dkindig
I see you're talking about the front control arms...

I see you're talking about the front control arms and bushings.

For ball joints, it's far easier to just get replacement control arms with ball joints already pressed in. The potential for...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By dkindig
I change my brake fluid every two years and my...

I change my brake fluid every two years and my coolant every 60k miles (BMW long-life blue)
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-25-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By dkindig
6 hours doesn't seem too high, but $900 does. ...

6 hours doesn't seem too high, but $900 does.

Have to suspend the engine, undo the mounts, pop loose the inner control arm ball joints, remove the crossmember (oil pan drops down and comes out the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) power antenna?
Views: 530
Posted By dkindig
If you're shopping around for other sources, that...

If you're shopping around for other sources, that is a Metra Antennaworks 44-PW32 antenna. Measurements are 3.5" wide, 2.8" thick and 14" high. On a quick search I didn't find anything less than...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By dkindig
Hello jc_frog, I live in Murphy as well... ...

Hello jc_frog, I live in Murphy as well...

Atlanta Blue '01 3.0 roadster
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,070
Posted By dkindig
The viscosities recommended are as follows: ...

The viscosities recommended are as follows:

Standard open diff: 75W90
Torsen LSD: 75W110
M cars with clutch-type LSD: 75W140

Amsoil DID make a difference with my diff, not a huge one, but...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By dkindig
Try spraying some water on the belts with a...

Try spraying some water on the belts with a squirt bottle after you just start it up. If it quiets down, there's a belt issue. If it doesn't, it's probably a tensioner pulley.

Tensioner pulley...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,333
Posted By dkindig
Love this thread! It's great to see, as I...

Love this thread! It's great to see, as I suspected, that the real dyed-in-the-wool sportscar buffs are who seem to be drawn to the Z3/Z4. I haven't seen many cars outside of the Z3 that exemplify...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 09-08-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By dkindig
What is the internal volume of this enclosure? ...

What is the internal volume of this enclosure? That's an important spec. I'm running a Kicker in the stock enclosure and looking to get an increase in enclosure volume. What thickness mdf are you...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-02-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By dkindig
If you're willing to do a little DIY, the panel...

If you're willing to do a little DIY, the panel doesn't have to be replaced. Reference the links provided above for more info. The panel can be flipped up so you can get to the back of it by...
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