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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Blacklane
Not much. It does rev a little faster without...

Not much. It does rev a little faster without the load of the fan, and there is less fan roar sound at higher RPMs.
A main reason to do this is to avoid the exploding fan problem that is common to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Blacklane
If you install an in-hose thermal switch, note...

If you install an in-hose thermal switch, note that you have to connect a wire from it to ground. The thermal switch completes the path to ground, however if it's installed in a rubber hose, there...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-16-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Blacklane
RaggTopp cleaner and protectant.

RaggTopp cleaner and protectant.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-16-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Blacklane
That's the right circuit. Your heavy wires...

That's the right circuit.
Your heavy wires need to connect to terminals 30 and 87. That would be a heavy red wire to the battery (through an in-line fuse) and the other heavy wire going to the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Blacklane
Nope. I don't think that will work. The white...

Nope. I don't think that will work. The white wire needs to get connected to ground through the temperature switch. You can just connect it to ground for a test. Then either install a second...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Blacklane
Not exactly what you need, but this might help: ...

Not exactly what you need, but this might help: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255325
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Blacklane
You need to look over these threads: ...

You need to look over these threads:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656114
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708660
plus you can use the "Search This Forum" tool...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Blacklane
A clay bar is good for re-creating a smooth...

A clay bar is good for re-creating a smooth finish, but doesn't do much for scratches. I've heard a lot of good things about Dr. Colorchip, but haven't used it myself yet.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-12-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Blacklane
You can find bridge adapters from many sources...

You can find bridge adapters from many sources such as eBay, Sonic Electronics, Crutchfield, etc. You will also need a German-to-US style antenna adapter. Also, be sure to connect the white...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Blacklane
It's generally not very hard to replace the...

It's generally not very hard to replace the tensioner once the belt is off, but it's hard to say without knowing what engine you have.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-08-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Blacklane
It sounds like you have a big vacuum leak. You...

It sounds like you have a big vacuum leak. You don't mention what engine you have, but if it's a 6-cylinder, it's likely the CCV.
It could also be an air leak downstream from the MAF, which is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-08-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Blacklane
A trim tool is a big help here. It looks kind of...

A trim tool is a big help here. It looks kind of like a putty knife with a notch cut in it. It allows you to simultaneously lift both sides of the plastic pin. You can find them at any auto parts...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-08-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Blacklane
Randy can fix it, or recommend someone near you...

Randy can fix it, or recommend someone near you who can.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Blacklane
You need to contact Randy Forbes: ...

You need to contact Randy Forbes:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836619

That's a classic sign of a Differential Mount failure.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Blacklane
I installed the Mason strut brace since it looks...

I installed the Mason strut brace since it looks like it came with the car. You can look over these threads:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708539...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By Blacklane
Well, just the other day I was stopped at a red...

Well, just the other day I was stopped at a red light with the top down and someone pulled up next to me, rolled down his window and asked what year my car was. When I said 1998, he looked amazed.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Blacklane
You're talking about the eccentric-bushing type,...

You're talking about the eccentric-bushing type, right?
Those are OK, but can't change the camber (or toe) much.
Given the amount of work required to remove the subframe to get to the trailing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Blacklane
You do mean "Wrench" instead of "Wench", don't...

You do mean "Wrench" instead of "Wench", don't you?

And Florida is a long way to go from Alaska for service.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Blacklane
That's a pretty common failure mode for these...

That's a pretty common failure mode for these radios. It might be time for an upgrade.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Blacklane
That's exactly it. The lowest-level part is the...

That's exactly it. The lowest-level part is the switch. No junk yard (or anyone) will sell you a button for a discount, then have to throw away the rest of the switch, since the switch has no value...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Blacklane
Why not just get the entire switch? The buttons...

Why not just get the entire switch? The buttons are part of the switch.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Blacklane
I have also heard of similar problems due to a...

I have also heard of similar problems due to a broken wire in the harness that goes next to the trunk hinge, causing brake-light related problems. BMW once issued a service bulletin to remove the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Blacklane
I might leave my top down for a few weeks since I...

I might leave my top down for a few weeks since I normally don't take it out in the rain, but I try to keep it up as much as possible to reduce the amount of time the frame is resting on the folded...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Blacklane
Paddy G: Your problem is a classic case of bad...

Paddy G: Your problem is a classic case of bad clutch hydraulics. There is air in the clutch line or you have a bad master or slave cylinder. Somehow the clutch is not completely disengaging the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By Blacklane
My first thought is rear transmission mounts. At...

My first thought is rear transmission mounts. At least those are easy to fix. My second thought is shift pins, however I don't believe that's a problem with the 1.9 cars.

Do you let go of the...
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