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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By nfunk
Wow, that seem very low unless you are running it...

Wow, that seem very low unless you are running it hard.

I have no problem getting 30 mpg on the highway doing 70 mph on my '98 2.8L Z3. If I occasionally hot rod it I drop down to the low 20s...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By nfunk
On my system, the top doesn't make any difference.

On my system, the top doesn't make any difference.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By nfunk
I don't have any glove box light in my '98 2.8L...

I don't have any glove box light in my '98 2.8L Roadster.

BTW, I have the exact system and mine works fine. I even added a microwave proximity sensor so that when I have my top down anybody...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By nfunk
A tide less than $800 for full coverage and...

A tide less than $800 for full coverage and comprehensive coverage in the costliest town for insurance in the USA - New Orleans Louisiana.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By nfunk
Guys, Thanks for the information. ksw161,...

Guys,

Thanks for the information. ksw161, posted the first question and that got me thinking if the 2.8L has the same drive train as the European Z3M roadsters.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By nfunk
I see we both took the same physics course. But...

I see we both took the same physics course. But I still don't have the answer to my question.

Does the 2.8L have the same drive train as the European Z3M with the 321 hp S50B32 engine?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By nfunk
True, but the S50B32 engine produces more torque...

True, but the S50B32 engine produces more torque than my 2.8L engine. Horsepower and torque are directly proportional, both can break things. In an automotive engine, power and torque are related by...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By nfunk
I have a '98 2.8L roadster and was wondering how...

I have a '98 2.8L roadster and was wondering how much increase in horsepower will the clutch and differential handle? Does the 2.8L have the same drive train as the European Z3M with the 321 hp...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By nfunk
I didn't think Torsen differentials were purely...

I didn't think Torsen differentials were purely mechanical and don't have clutch plates to wear out. Also since it doesn't have clutch plates LSD oils and additives aren't need in these differentials.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-22-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By nfunk
I had the same noise in my pickup truck, turned...

I had the same noise in my pickup truck, turned out to be leaves in the fan's squirrel cage. Hopefully that is the problem with you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By nfunk
BTW, If your radiator hose doesn't go through the...

BTW, If your radiator hose doesn't go through the shroud, it should take you less than an hour to do the job.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By nfunk
Yes, The first thing I did was remove the fan,...

Yes, The first thing I did was remove the fan, and then pulled the shroud and fan up out of the way. The fan had to come off to give me more additional room. The fan came off fairly easy using a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By nfunk
Ok, got around to it this morning to change the...

Ok, got around to it this morning to change the belt.

It wasn't as easy as the video showed. The main problem is that the radiator hose goes through the fan shroud on my '98 Z3 2.8L. Since I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By nfunk
I purchased the exact same system with the flip...

I purchased the exact same system with the flip key on Ebay. I have use my own keys on the key ring so I don't have the key on the fob key cut.

FYI:
The system was easy to install, except...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By nfunk
The Z3 is a '98 in show room and like new...

The Z3 is a '98 in show room and like new condition with only 23,000 miles. From what I can find out the belts have never been changed. I just had the cooling system flushed, but they didn't have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By nfunk
I tried installing TIS on Windows 7 and it...

I tried installing TIS on Windows 7 and it wouldn't run. I was able to install it on my laptop running Win XP.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By nfunk
Wifheld, Thanks! The video helps a lot. I...

Wifheld,

Thanks! The video helps a lot. I don't have the fan removal tool, but I might be able to fabricate one or purchase the tool.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-05-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By nfunk
I have a copy of TIS on my laptop. I find it to...

I have a copy of TIS on my laptop. I find it to be a pretty good reference. I don't have Bentley's so I can't compare it to that book.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By nfunk
belt change?

How much of a problem is it to change both belts on my '98 Z3 2.8L with AC? I looked and it doesn't seem like there is much access from the top.

Any information is greatly appreciated!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By nfunk
I don't know what they are talking about. I...

I don't know what they are talking about. I plugged the unit into the OBD plug inside my Z3 and was able to read all of the parameters and reset the oil and maintenance indicators.

When I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By nfunk
The unit I have is self contained, the CD is the...

The unit I have is self contained, the CD is the pdf manual.

Here is a youtube video showing the scanner in use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oxHx7Be1mY
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By nfunk
I bought this on Ebay for my '98 Z3. It does...

I bought this on Ebay for my '98 Z3. It does everything I need it to do and cost less than $60.

OBDII/EOBD BMW Code Reader scanner Creator C110 V3.6 Hot S
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By nfunk
It took me only about 1 1/2 hours to do both...

It took me only about 1 1/2 hours to do both seats in my '98. It took more time to get the seats out and back in then to replace the bushings.

There is a good youtube video showing the procedure....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By nfunk
I never install the fix or removed the plate. The...

I never install the fix or removed the plate. The glove box is sagging a little but barely noticeable.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By nfunk
I only keep the important paper, a small LED...

I only keep the important paper, a small LED flashlight and a pare of glasses in the glove box. I put everything else such as the large owner's manual in a waterproof ziplock bag which I keep in the...
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