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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By vintage42
Foam pad removal ...

Foam pad removal
http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/02/100602/shish09.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By vintage42
I could get used to that.

I could get used to that.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By vintage42
I see it does open in Chrome, but not in Safari....

I see it does open in Chrome, but not in Safari. WTF.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By vintage42
The article was viewable when I first saw it on...

The article was viewable when I first saw it on the computer a couple of years ago, but not now. Just the masthead of the site. Are you saying you can still view the whole article on a tablet?
As I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By vintage42
Good find. It is a shame to replace the OE $110...

Good find. It is a shame to replace the OE $110 base/amplifier just because the plastic tip holding the antenna breaks off.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By vintage42
The news site page loads but no longer shows the...

The news site page loads but no longer shows the article.
I replaced 1996 compact tire that came with my Z3, with a NOS tire made in 2000. Both look good as new. The older one is for sale on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 04:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By vintage42
I don't know if any battery comes with a vent...

I don't know if any battery comes with a vent tube. I think you are supposed to re-use the one you supposedly already have on your old battery. That's what I did with my Bosch. But if a new vent tube...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-26-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By vintage42
Blend door: ...

Blend door:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8014240&postcount=45
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318432&highlight=blend+door+cable+adjust -- especially Post #11
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By vintage42
I don't see that there is a well or a cover. ...

I don't see that there is a well or a cover.
Wheel Cover No. 2 is a plastic tub that fits in Support No. 1 which holds the spare tire up against the bottom of the trunk.
The support swings down...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By vintage42
That would be the retractor. The tensioner is the...

That would be the retractor. The tensioner is the receiver or latch down between the seat and the console.
Threads:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?838473-Seat-belt-retractor-jam...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By vintage42
I don't think Z3s are more sensitive to neglect...

I don't think Z3s are more sensitive to neglect than any other car, or prone to break.
The question of reliability had not occurred to me --in reading a couple of Z3 forums for the past four...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By vintage42
Hot water does not reach the radiator through the...

Hot water does not reach the radiator through the thermostat; the water goes the opposite way. The thermostat does not control the engine temp, it controls the coolant temp entering the engine from...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By vintage42
Costco changed from Kirkland to Interstate: ...

Costco changed from Kirkland to Interstate:
http://consumerpete.com/reviews/kirkland-car-battery-any-good

But they are the same battery:
"Both Interstate and the late Kirkland batteries are made...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By vintage42
I would think the plate's passages are blocked...

I would think the plate's passages are blocked with deposits, and the plate itself is not corroding.
The pictures of the part show a round black thing with a tube connection, and I was only...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By vintage42
The PN is called a flange (No. 12 in RealOEM) and...

The PN is called a flange (No. 12 in RealOEM) and appears to be a warming plate with coolant passages and a thermostatic spring valve, between the throttle body and the intake manifold....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By vintage42
I have used the Deltran for almost twenty years...

I have used the Deltran for almost twenty years to trickle charge up low batteries and then maintain their charge. Boat batteries, various car batteries and now the new Bosch AGM in the Z3.

The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By vintage42
We are talking about the possibility of a battery...

We are talking about the possibility of a battery tender to overcharge the Optima battery.

The Deltran's max charge rate is 1.25 amps. Can that rate can overcharge an Optima? The CTEK has a max...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By vintage42
I suppose a intelligent-chipped Deltran Battery...

I suppose a intelligent-chipped Deltran Battery Tender would provide the required overcharge protection, too, for under $100.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By vintage42
I think you are saying that it plugs into the...

I think you are saying that it plugs into the socket that holds the bulb. That socket is apparently shown on the back of the signal in the photos in Post #6. But that socket does not look like it is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By vintage42
My 4-cylinder has one fan which is electric. The...

My 4-cylinder has one fan which is electric. The thermostat maintains 206F until stopped in hot traffic. Around 212F the temp drops suddenly back to the low 200s, so I think that is when the fan...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By vintage42
The miles, the code and the poor idle point to...

The miles, the code and the poor idle point to the camshaft position sensor.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2046731-BMW-Z3-1-9-Bouncy-Idle-When-Warm&p=26961804#post26961804
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By vintage42
It would help if you could give the mileage and...

It would help if you could give the mileage and what, if any, symptoms accompany the codes. Is the Check Engine light on?
For instance, I recently replaced my camshaft position sensor at 45,000...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By vintage42
I wonder if the GapTech auto-down switch will...

I wonder if the GapTech auto-down switch will work for the OP's Z3, even though GapTech only mentions it for the Z4? Might be worth a call or email before sending money.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By vintage42
Are you using it on your Z3 or Z4? I wonder why...

Are you using it on your Z3 or Z4? I wonder why GapTech only mention it for the Z4?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By vintage42
I like Bosch from Pep Boys. ...

I like Bosch from Pep Boys.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2306713-Battery-Recommendation&p=29335095#post29335095
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