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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By marty505
For the differential I'm partial to Redline...

For the differential I'm partial to Redline Shockproof ( http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=43 ) Right out of the bottle it's suitable for an open diff. Posi-track additive is needed when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-24-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By marty505
That's not cool at all. Something I've had good...

That's not cool at all. Something I've had good luck with (i.e. won't do any harm and usually helps) is a product you find in Honda motorcycle shops. It's sold under the Pro Honda brand and is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By marty505
I replace the original clutch in my 99 at right...

I replace the original clutch in my 99 at right around 60K. It wasn't slipping yet but the clutc h disc was at the min. wear limit. You need a clutch.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By marty505
Fan removal is not hard. My personal favorite...

Fan removal is not hard. My personal favorite way is the use a pry bar to press on the belt between the tensioner & alternator and then tap the 1 1/4" wrench on the fan nut with a hammer. Works...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By marty505
I did what pretty much what TurnAround did and...

I did what pretty much what TurnAround did and I'm happy with the results. I got the shocks & springs from TCK: Koni shocks (front - 8641-1342 Sport/ Rear - 8040-1217 Sport) and H&R springs (29520)....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By marty505
Pulled out my 3.23 to try another diff and had...

Pulled out my 3.23 to try another diff and had some problems with that unit. Cleaned out the original 3.23 and refilled it with the Redline lightweight shockproof + about 3 oz. of friction ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-29-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,629
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
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, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By marty505
PM Sent.

PM Sent.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
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, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,545
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
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, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
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, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
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
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