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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,799
Posted By vintage42
Here's a site on BMW automatic transmission...

Here's a site on BMW automatic transmission problems. This link is page 2, but you can jump back in time by changing the 2 to earlier pages -- page 23 is 2006. It does not inspire confidence in BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By vintage42
Two years on top of 5,000 miles should be OK....

Two years on top of 5,000 miles should be OK. These people had problems much further down the road...
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/bmw_trans.html
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By vintage42
Check your manual, but I think the ECW light...

Check your manual, but I think the ECW light self-tests before every start, and then goes out. As for the short period of rough high idle after a cold start, that too may be normal. Before driving...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By vintage42
More power from the same amount of air/fuel...

More power from the same amount of air/fuel mixture means less of it consumed to do the same amount of work.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By vintage42
Cold weather will hurt mileage in errand driving...

Cold weather will hurt mileage in errand driving where the engine goes cold at stops, can't get up to full operating temperature between stops and so runs rich. But the OP was on a trip, where the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
Posted By vintage42
Additives usually reduce the energy content of...

Additives usually reduce the energy content of gasoline, which reduces mileage. Ethanol is added to reduce use of fossil oil. Drying agent (alcohol) is added to absorb condensation in winter....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,296
Posted By vintage42
Here I am thinking of ordering a 320, trying to...

Here I am thinking of ordering a 320, trying to decide between a manual and automatic. So the automatic has problems?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,079
Posted By vintage42
The Buick Regal has a European Opel FWD chassis....

The Buick Regal has a European Opel FWD chassis. The Cadillac ATS has a GM Alpha RWD chassis, used for all their compact to mid-size, front-engine, rear-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,079
Posted By vintage42
The bailout ended up costing taxpayers $10...

The bailout ended up costing taxpayers $10 billion. Some feel it was not worth it to save GM and their suppliers. Some say not saving GM would have cost a lot more.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By vintage42
I have given up on touch up sticks with brush...

I have given up on touch up sticks with brush applicators. They always leave a ridge of paint around the edge of the chip or scratch. The best repairs use leveling first. For chips, drcolorchip.com...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By vintage42
Leaves blue at 140, next mark at 160, vertical...

Leaves blue at 140, next mark at 160, vertical mark at 170, stays there until overheating begins. To see actual temp, can use a ScanGauge:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-28-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,529
Posted By vintage42
I think Subaru's are larger. On my 2008 Forester,...

I think Subaru's are larger. On my 2008 Forester, the glass panel is 33 x 30, and the clear opening is 26 x 26.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-28-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By vintage42
Maybe the dark blue or light blue? ...

Maybe the dark blue or light blue?
http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page117.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-28-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By vintage42
It fits fine, just like the picture shows. It...

It fits fine, just like the picture shows. It takes about a minute to put it on. Shake it out, find the back end and slip its rod into the trunk gutter, close the trunk on the rod, pull the front...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,079
Posted By vintage42
I didn't know. I see the MT AWD now on their site.

I didn't know. I see the MT AWD now on their site.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,079
Posted By vintage42
Like the BMW 6MT is only available with RWD. If...

Like the BMW 6MT is only available with RWD. If you want an AWD manual sport sedan, get a Subaru WRX.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By vintage42
The Supersprint makes nice sounds. At steady...

The Supersprint makes nice sounds. At steady highway speed it is quiet without drone....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By vintage42
Here's what's in my Z3... ...

Here's what's in my Z3...
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/vintagefortytwo/BMW%20Z3%20Related/Z3Toolkit1997_zps4cdce0ae.jpg
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,079
Posted By vintage42
I drove the family's new 1955 Buick Roadmaster in...

I drove the family's new 1955 Buick Roadmaster in high school. No, in hindsight, you would not enjoy that 1954 Buick. Horrible in comparison to any car today.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,079
Posted By vintage42
Did you rent a Regal GS? The GS is like M Sport,...

Did you rent a Regal GS? The GS is like M Sport, a very different package from the basic car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,079
Posted By vintage42
We have had 3 Buicks. A 1992 Regal, a 2003 Le...

We have had 3 Buicks. A 1992 Regal, a 2003 Le Sabre, and now a 2008 Lucerne.
I also bought an almost new ultimate driving machine in 1973, a BMW 2002, and have had a couple, with a Z3 now.
The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By vintage42
With a 1999 Z3 1.9, I think his Worcester must be...

With a 1999 Z3 1.9, I think his Worcester must be in England.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By vintage42
Here is the collected wisdom of the forum on...

Here is the collected wisdom of the forum on rev-matched downshifting:
"Sport automatic adds paddle shifters, rev-matched down shifts and .008 sec faster shift times."
"All BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-23-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By vintage42
Sounds like they are pretty flat. Probably...

Sounds like they are pretty flat. Probably flatter than the seats in my Forester and Scion xB, which are not flat at all.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By vintage42
That's what I suspected. From looking at the...

That's what I suspected. From looking at the bottom of the rear seat, it did not look like the seat backs could fold to make a flat cargo floor. True flat-folding seats are probably only in minivans.
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