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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-17-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By rfeirste
Driving around in the daylight with front and...

Driving around in the daylight with front and rear fogs on. Hay, we (in the USA) don't get that option to distract other people.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,037
Posted By rfeirste
It would be nice if you could call Sony Tech...

It would be nice if you could call Sony Tech Support for help, but following my own experience, they will have no clue. When I purchased a multi-channel SACD/DVD/CD/DTS/Dolby Digital radio a few...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,161
Posted By rfeirste
I have a 2001 2.5l Z3 and use Mobil 1 EP 5W-30...

I have a 2001 2.5l Z3 and use Mobil 1 EP 5W-30 and change it once a year, whether it needs a change or not. I guess I'm just too conservative when it comes to protecting my baby. I have about 60,000...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-18-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,398
Posted By rfeirste
Believe it or not but shocks can last a long...

Believe it or not but shocks can last a long time. The only way to tell if a shock needs replacement is to stand outside the car while someone drives over a bump. If the impacted tire rebounds more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,152
Posted By rfeirste
The 2001 and 2002 Z3's have stability control and...

The 2001 and 2002 Z3's have stability control and that does wonders for its stability. All Z4's have stability control.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By rfeirste
The Carver setup is best, but next to impossible...

The Carver setup is best, but next to impossible to find new or used. Do you have the HK system or the standard system and what is your model year?
Other venders offer custom sub systems but they...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-05-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,739
Posted By rfeirste
The impact of non OEM style plugs on performance...

The impact of non OEM style plugs on performance and fuel economy has been tested by the EPA, the FTC and numerious publications. This is what I recall from studing this subject for my employer (a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,980
Posted By rfeirste
I just put in a pair of front PBR ULT Ceramic...

I just put in a pair of front PBR ULT Ceramic pads and they are equal to the OEM pads in stopping ability, if not a bit better. They do produce more dust than a mild set of ceramic pads. Believe it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-23-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,741
Posted By rfeirste
My red 2001 roadster has had the front pads...

My red 2001 roadster has had the front pads replaced. Previous owner fixed the power top. That's it in almost 50,000 miles. :thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By rfeirste
The clear side lights became standard in 2001 and...

The clear side lights became standard in 2001 and 2002, as did stability control.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By rfeirste
Nope; looks just like my 2001 Red 2.5l. I highly...

Nope; looks just like my 2001 Red 2.5l. I highly recommend changing out the light bulbs with 9011's and 9012's which you can order off the internet. A huge improvement with no additional current draw...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,456
Posted By rfeirste
When you receive the HIR bulbs usually they are...

When you receive the HIR bulbs usually they are marked where you need to trim them. Or you could just hold both bulbs in your hands and look at the minor difference in the tab sizes. Only one needs...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,456
Posted By rfeirste
HIR technology was invented by GE. It is simple...

HIR technology was invented by GE. It is simple and is becoming widely adopted in industrial lighting applications and perhaps in new energy saving home lighting very soon.

It uses a unique shape,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,456
Posted By rfeirste
In North America our headlights use 9006 and 9007...

In North America our headlights use 9006 and 9007 bulbs. We can get near HID output by replacing those bulbs with HIR 9011 and 9012 bulbs. :thumbup: These do not draw any more current but provide at...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-14-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,376
Posted By rfeirste
GIUBO is said to be the correct spelling.

GIUBO is said to be the correct spelling.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-14-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By rfeirste
I'm not trying to play top the other guy; but...

I'm not trying to play top the other guy; but here in upstate NY we have to look out for deer and even meese. Believe me, you don't want to hit one with your Z. I had a glancing run in with a deer...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-14-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,718
Posted By rfeirste
The BMW recommended pressures printed on the door...

The BMW recommended pressures printed on the door jam are the starting point. But remember, BMW set this a bit high due to the risk that a driver will try the max speed of the vehicle. If you live a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-06-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,538
Posted By rfeirste
Smile On the other hand, I just picked up a 2001...

On the other hand, I just picked up a 2001 Roadster this Summer, and except for the front pads, this almost 60,000 vehicle has been perfect!!!! {Knock on Wood}. :DThe front pads were very easy to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By rfeirste
That type of wear is not caused by bad shocks....

That type of wear is not caused by bad shocks. The camber at the rear needs to be checked.

Richard
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-28-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By rfeirste
Smile hirheadlights.com has detailed instructions for...

hirheadlights.com has detailed instructions for the easy modification needed to fit these bulbs into the bulb holder.

Richard
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By rfeirste
Do an internet search, they are not available at...

Do an internet search, they are not available at retail, although a Chrysler dealer would be glad to grossly overcharge you for a bulb. Try hirheadlights.com or candlepower.com. The hir 9012 low beam...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By rfeirste
Change out all the exterior OEM bulbs. 9011 and...

Change out all the exterior OEM bulbs. 9011 and 9012 headlight bulbs will really make a huge improvement in night driving. Also, change out the OEM rubber clutch fluid hose with a new stainless steel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-21-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By rfeirste
Today's shocks should last a lot longer than...

Today's shocks should last a lot longer than 20,000 miles! 80,000 miles and longer are more typical. Often the bushings need replacement way before the damper looses its ability to dampen the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By rfeirste
Not an issue with 9011 high beam's. The 9012 low...

Not an issue with 9011 high beam's. The 9012 low beam is best used in a housing that shields the front of the bulb, still the tip of the 9012 is painted.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By rfeirste
When I pickup my 2001 Z3 this summer the first...

When I pickup my 2001 Z3 this summer the first thing I did was change out all the exterior bulbs. The amber coating on all the amber bulbs had mostly fallen off! I then ordered a set of 9011 and 9012...
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