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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Wertles
It does not add any horsepower to the car. It...

It does not add any horsepower to the car. It sheds quite a bit of weight over stock though. It is quite a bit louder than stock. Magnaflow never made a direct bolt on replacement for our cars....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Wertles
Stop driving the car immediately!!! You are...

Stop driving the car immediately!!! You are fortunate to have caught it before any major damage has been done. The usual post is that the hood is trashed from the exploded fan, the radiator is taken...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Wertles
Run from that mechanic. $600 to change a throttle...

Run from that mechanic. $600 to change a throttle body? I'd do it for a beer in 15 minutes. Someone's trying desperately to screw you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Wertles
Feel free to PM me. I also live in Rochester. We...

Feel free to PM me. I also live in Rochester. We can take a test drive and figure it out. It is really hard to diagnose strange sounds over the Internet.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Wertles
RF subframe fix ~$3000 for someone to do, ~$1000...

RF subframe fix ~$3000 for someone to do, ~$1000 if you do it yourself. Can't comment on bearings. Don't sandblast the wheels. It's best to acid dip them clean. My wheel guy does a set including...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Wertles
It's a piece of cake to replace. The pulleys need...

It's a piece of cake to replace. The pulleys need to be replaced from time to time. I just replaced all 3 on my S-52. There is no lubing or oiling that will work for any amount of time so just order...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Wertles
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Wertles
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-29-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Wertles
I run Amsoil in my trains and rear diff. I have 4...

I run Amsoil in my trains and rear diff. I have 4 years running the fluid. My car gets driven around the town, long trips and gets tracked. There has been no issues whatsoever. As stated above, when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Wertles
Post a picture of your motor and we will tell...

Post a picture of your motor and we will tell you. My 2.5 has M badges on the steering wheel and other various bits. It by no means is an M but an M interior package.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Wertles
Just did this on a single vanos S-52 but this was...

Just did this on a single vanos S-52 but this was a one man job. I made a tool like you can get off of eBay with scrap metal. The besian directions are spot on. If you can't make your own tool, spend...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Wertles
Use this thread. ...

Use this thread.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?632391-ac-fan-only-works-on-4-write-up-)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Wertles
I have both, an auto in the 2002 and the stick in...

I have both, an auto in the 2002 and the stick in the M. Each has it's place. The auto is very nice to drive and very relaxing on long drives. The stick is FUN. You decide. It will be your car.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Wertles
Heavier fluid will not hurt anything but fuel...

Heavier fluid will not hurt anything but fuel economy. Off the top of my head, the M cars call for 90-140, the other 6 cylinder cars 75-110 and the 4 cylinders 75-90. I have Amsoil 90-140 in my diff...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-31-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Wertles
You need to add more info to get a realistic...

You need to add more info to get a realistic number. Color combo, sunroof, rod bearing/subframe status, other modifications, recent maintenance etc. When dealing with a 14 year old car, these details...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By Wertles
It's easy and cheaper to keep the springs. All...

It's easy and cheaper to keep the springs. All you need is to rent a spring compressor from autozone if you are going to do it yourself or any repair shop will have them. I went with Monroe shocks...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Wertles
It should be located at the junction of where the...

It should be located at the junction of where the flexible hose meets the hard line at the slave. Only the M cars came with the restriction built into the hose.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-19-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wertles
It doesn't matter. Each state had its own...

It doesn't matter. Each state had its own classification for titles. New York has clean, salvage and salvage-parts only. Both salvage titles mean that an insurance company has deemed the car too...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-15-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Wertles
Do it once, do it right. Most likely you will...

Do it once, do it right. Most likely you will break the plastic bits anyway while getting to the water pump and flushing it out. I just took mine apart with 68,000 miles and the thermostat housing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Wertles
Picking up an ///M finned diff cover is a very...

Picking up an ///M finned diff cover is a very common upgrade for the non ///M's. When I did the Forbes fix, I sold my cover to a guy with a non ///M car. Unless using his single ear kit, the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-07-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Wertles
No. All Z3's have single ear differential...

No. All Z3's have single ear differential covers. The M cars got a finned cover to aid in cooling. Only cars that got the reinforcement kit from Randy Forbes use dual ear covers from an M3. This...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Wertles
Ha.. Never noticed you were from here. I saw that...

Ha.. Never noticed you were from here. I saw that add and it is very intriguing. If you ever really want to know what to look at when looking at these, PM me and you can stop over and I'll give you a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Wertles
If it's cosmetically "perfect," it's worth more...

If it's cosmetically "perfect," it's worth more than $500. You can sell a non dented hood for $800. $1500-2000 is a likely range depending on how everything else looks.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By Wertles
PlM me. There are some tricks to make this go...

PlM me. There are some tricks to make this go easy. Without them, you will probably ruin another slave. I'll talk you through the process.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By Wertles
As I stated before, bleeding the slave is more...

As I stated before, bleeding the slave is more difficult than the brakes. It's not hard but for the most part, needs to be bled before inserting into the bell housing. The bleeder valve is not at the...
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