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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By vintage42
A dealer might not replace the top. They are not...

A dealer might not replace the top. They are not experienced at that job, and might send it out to be done elsewhere, like with upholstery repair and windshield replacement. Also, a dealer tech's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By vintage42
Could the giubo (rubber flexible coupling). The...

Could the giubo (rubber flexible coupling). The part is shown in Step 5 in this clutch DIY:
https://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplassma/cj/cj.html#step5
And here:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By vintage42
If a used original cover can't be found at a good...

If a used original cover can't be found at a good price, the Roadster Solutions Travel Cover is an alternative. It is somewhat easier to work with and folds flat into a storage envelope. I use both....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By vintage42
The black tar is butyl tape, which is used with...

The black tar is butyl tape, which is used with plastic and metal frames to sandwich the canvas and bolt it to the body. I assumed Miata tops sealed the same way because they look the same. But you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By vintage42
I think the Z3 top is similar to a Miata top in...

I think the Z3 top is similar to a Miata top in that the canvas takes water down into the body onto a butyl-tape-sealed frame that guides water to internal drains. If a shop has done Miata tops, it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By vintage42
One of many threads on that... ...

One of many threads on that...
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27719
Or Search here for more.
Or we can hear it all again.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By vintage42
When RHD moves the steering column, brake...

When RHD moves the steering column, brake cylinder, and booster to the right side, it leaves a big hole on the left. And evidently all of that added to the right side interferes with the washer...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By vintage42
You cannot order a belt fan for your 1.9. The...

You cannot order a belt fan for your 1.9. The electric fan behind the radiator of a 1.9 is not an auxiliary, second, or supplementary fan, but is the only fan.
Nor should you want a belt fan, as...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By vintage42
I didn't do it. Did this instead: ...

I didn't do it. Did this instead:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808447&highlight=intake+duct
I thought I noticed some difference at the time, but that was years ago, and I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By vintage42
That was a good insight. I had a sticky...

That was a good insight.
I had a sticky fluctuating thermostat for my first two years. Coasting a mile downhill at 40 mph would get the temp down to 167F. The last two years with a new thermostat...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By vintage42
You can try it yourself... ...

You can try it yourself...
https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/which-he-becomes-hack-electrician
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7911350&postcount=11...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By vintage42
http://ackthud.com/shawnfogg/1_9airbox.htm ...

http://ackthud.com/shawnfogg/1_9airbox.htm
http://mz3.net/1-9-fogged-airbox-modification.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By vintage42
They do fit, see #9 and #10... ...

They do fit, see #9 and #10...
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2344242-Tail-Lights&p=29698711#post29698711
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By vintage42
A 98 Z3-M would be a pre-facelift wide body,...

A 98 Z3-M would be a pre-facelift wide body, while a 97 4-cylinder would be a pre-facelift narrow body.
The eBay tail lights look like the middle picture in this series, for a pre-facelift wide...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-03-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By vintage42
What is the fluid, and are you seeing it on the...

What is the fluid, and are you seeing it on the car, or on the ground, and where?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By vintage42
My early 97 (10/96) still has its push in pads....

My early 97 (10/96) still has its push in pads. Surprises me because they pull out easily.

<a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By vintage42
I replaced every part in my cooling system two...

I replaced every part in my cooling system two years ago at 40,000 miles.
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18066

I looked at all the water pumps and came to think the spot welds of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By vintage42
Maybe the clutch is not releasing completely and...

Maybe the clutch is not releasing completely and is dragging on the gears. If that would be the case, maybe the fluid is low or the slave line is old and ballooning.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-26-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By vintage42
Why all this? What is the matter with the...

Why all this? What is the matter with the original wheels and tires?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By vintage42
I think that would be hard on the lug nut and not...

I think that would be hard on the lug nut and not apply enough leverage on the wheel to show any meaningful result. I think it would be better to jack the tire off the ground, hold it at 9 and 3, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By vintage42
Buyer advice: ...

Buyer advice:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9737854&postcount=7
Without knowing anything, the ball park is between $5,000 and $10,000.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By vintage42
By stabilizer bar, do you mean a sway bar, or a...

By stabilizer bar, do you mean a sway bar, or a strut bar? Neither would have an effect on a shimmy.
What do you mean by pulling out a tire rod in the parking lot? Are you saying that you pulled on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By vintage42
Your post is very detailed, but from the wording,...

Your post is very detailed, but from the wording, it is not easy to tell exactly what happened.
Nevertheless, it appears that you installed an aftermarket catalytic converter and fore and aft O2...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By vintage42
How can you tell that from the sticker?

How can you tell that from the sticker?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,527
Posted By vintage42
Turn the T-handle back into operation, and have...

Turn the T-handle back into operation, and have someone operate the top switch while you hold the top motor. Maybe you will feel something that will help. Is the motor turning or not.
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