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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By marty505
It's not real common but the o-ring on the...

It's not real common but the o-ring on the dipstick tube can fail. See item 14 in this diagram http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH73&mospid=48091&btnr=11_1559&hg=11&fg=10 . It's a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,331
Posted By marty505
Just got my decals from Neverdone. I scraped...

Just got my decals from Neverdone. I scraped off the originals with a razor blade and cleaned off the glue residue with Goop Off. Put the new decals on and they look great. Thanks for the tip...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By marty505
Check the mounting hardware for the starter to...

Check the mounting hardware for the starter to make sure nothing is loose and causing the starter to bind. If that's all good it's time for a new starter.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By marty505
Here you go. ...

Here you go. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327491
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By marty505
Well, since a 2 pack of replacemnet incandescent...

Well, since a 2 pack of replacemnet incandescent bulbs is less than $4 it didn't seem like a problem worth spending much time or effort on. There's always the satisfying of idle curiosity aspect...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-23-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By marty505
I had the same experience. It bugged me so I...

I had the same experience. It bugged me so I went back to the regular incandescent light.
Forum: Performance 11-21-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By marty505
PM Sent.

PM Sent.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By marty505
It's not the oil, it's just old age. Here's a...

It's not the oil, it's just old age. Here's a link to a DIY on how to replace the PCV. Looks like a good Saturday job should you be so inclined. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By marty505
Pick up a Peake R5 Reset tool. Keep it in the...

Pick up a Peake R5 Reset tool. Keep it in the glove box, it resets the oil & service lights and reads engine trouble codes. Pays for itself in no time. http://www.peakeresearch.com/fcx3.htm
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-30-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,309
Posted By marty505
It is easy to assemble the seat drive mechanism ...

It is easy to assemble the seat drive mechanism backwards causing the reversed drive thing with the buttons. Before doing anything with the seats, or anything electrical on these cars, disconnect...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By marty505
I'd go with a good AC shop since there isn't...

I'd go with a good AC shop since there isn't anything unique about the system and they may be able to get a better deal on the compressor (a Japanese Denso unit I think). It is safe to drive as long...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By marty505
Your compressor has failed. You will need a new...

Your compressor has failed. You will need a new compressor a new dryer and you should replace the expansion valve and the belt. A complete system flush is needed as part of the repair. If you're...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By marty505
Since the hood switch is disconnected I'd guess...

Since the hood switch is disconnected I'd guess it's the driver's side door switch. The little plastic actuator wears down and causes this. I got a few extra months out of mine by gluing a thin...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By marty505
I went with the waterless coolant because I...

I went with the waterless coolant because I wanted a low pressure cooling system. Over the years I've had a couple warped heads due to overheats caused by coolant leaks and I've seen other cars with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By marty505
I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for...

I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for over 2 years now. Not a bit of trouble. The cooling system is almost a zero maintenance item now - I check the level every couple months, that's all.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By marty505
Ubplugging the seat while the battery is still...

Ubplugging the seat while the battery is still connected will cause this. The light will not go away on it's own, too many lawyers involved in the design process. Fortunately there is the B800...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By marty505
I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for...

I've been using Evans NPG+ in my S52 M Coupe for over 2 years now. Not a bit of trouble. The cooling system is almost a zero maintenance item now - I check the level every couple months, that's all.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By marty505
I've had similar symptoms with an E32 and an E39...

I've had similar symptoms with an E32 and an E39 (not the E36 so far) which both have a very similar fuel supply system. In both cases a plugged fuel filter increased the load on the pump until it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By marty505
I bought one of these and it works:...

I bought one of these and it works: http://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Airbag-Repair-Instrument-Reset/dp/B00MBTK50S/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1407895815&sr=8-6&keywords=bmw+srs+reset+tool
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By marty505
Fuel filter & fuel pump would be my guess.

Fuel filter & fuel pump would be my guess.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By marty505
Oil is a big issue with the S54. 5W-30 full...

Oil is a big issue with the S54. 5W-30 full synthetic is just fine for the S52. (One of the reasons I prefer the S52 over it's crazy hot sister)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By marty505
I think the BMW P/N you're looking for is...

I think the BMW P/N you're looking for is 13621432356. Pelican Parts has a Siemens MAF (Siemens is an OEM supplier to BMW) for $248 which is quite a bit less than what BMW charges. If you're...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By marty505
Don't add oil. Unless you have a blow-out style...

Don't add oil. Unless you have a blow-out style failure the oil is still there in the compressor. Your plan to evacuate the system and then fill to the placard weight is a sound approach. Consider...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By marty505
The service manual says to disconnect the lines...

The service manual says to disconnect the lines on the engine side of the firewall to get to the expansion valve. I didn't when I did the EV in the coupe, there was just enough give and play in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By marty505
The expansion valve is a pain to get to. I...

The expansion valve is a pain to get to. I wouldn't do the evap. core unless it's leaking since it's an even bigger pain to get in and out. The expansion valve in my 99 coupe failed (stuck closed)...
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