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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Dale K
I'm not sure if the engines are that unusually...

I'm not sure if the engines are that unusually sensitive to overheating, or if maybe the issue is more that the gauge doesn't provide enough warning. It's not really a true gauge anyway, as it has a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Dale K
Looks like Autozone is making lots and lots of...

Looks like Autozone is making lots and lots of profit on those vent hose kits! ($20 Autozone, $4.68 Amazon for the same Dorman part number). Reminds me of Best Buy's markup on cables and other small...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Dale K
Just an FYI, Costco gas is now also top tier. ...

Just an FYI, Costco gas is now also top tier. http://www.costco.com/kirkland-signature-gasoline.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By Dale K
The original tire emergency kit that should have...

The original tire emergency kit that should have come with the car isn't a currently available part and refills for the sealant aren't available either. The one in Vintage42's ecstuning link is the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Dale K
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Z3-M-Roadster-Clock-Ga...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Z3-M-Roadster-Clock-Gauge-Coupe-E36-7-OEM-370-012-003-C-/331494250750?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d2e98d8fe&vxp=mtr
Here's one I found on ebay. Price...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Dale K
Any chance the pushrod from the first slave...

Any chance the pushrod from the first slave replacement is inside the tranny after the overpressurization? You'd know that by whether it came out with the slave or not, but it's the first thing that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Dale K
Some of this stuff shows up on ebay, as one...

Some of this stuff shows up on ebay, as one source, so keep checking there for what you want.
Sunglasses example:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Dale K
As far as "waterproof" covers (whether a...

As far as "waterproof" covers (whether a commercial, custom cover or a cheap blue tarp)...don't do it. Water will condense underneath it, promoting rust, mold, bubbled paint, and who knows what. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,468
Posted By Dale K
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/DaleCoupe...

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/DaleCoupe/084_zpsfd996ab9.jpg

This is the only photo I have. Hope it helps.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,468
Posted By Dale K
The strip can apparently be replaced easily with...

The strip can apparently be replaced easily with the windshield removed. That's MUCH easier/cheaper than dash removal. If you happen to sort-of need a new windshield anyway, due to sandblasting over...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Dale K
This is pretty much completely useless info, as...

This is pretty much completely useless info, as what you pay depends to a huge extent on where you live. In one part of the country, someone might pay $300 per year, and in another part, $1500 for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Dale K
Some people report similar symptoms due to oil...

Some people report similar symptoms due to oil leaking from the valve cover gasket into the spark plug wells, so check that. (The oil interferes with the spark)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Dale K
To run it on Windows 7 (and I assume 8) PC, you...

To run it on Windows 7 (and I assume 8) PC, you need to install and run a "Virtual PC." You can get XP for free as part of doing that. Start googling if you don't understand what I'm saying. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Dale K
OK, that makes sense. Normal oil levels are...

OK, that makes sense. Normal oil levels are surprisingly high up in the oil pan (or even a bit above?) anyway. So if you jack up the opposite side of the car, it could put the oil level over that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Dale K
You'd need part #9 to fix the dipstick tube leak...

You'd need part #9 to fix the dipstick tube leak (an o-ring). http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CM93&mospid=48089&btnr=11_1486&hg=11&fg=10
That's part number 11431740045 if the link...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Dale K
Years ago I had a similar fuel leak and it turned...

Years ago I had a similar fuel leak and it turned out to be only that the black plastic ring that holds the fuel pump in place was a bit loose. Tightening it solved the issue. From the orig...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Dale K
To see a enlarged view of the clip, do a google...

To see a enlarged view of the clip, do a google image search on 51718195811. That's the BMW part number for the clips.

You just need to pull up the center part, then the base will pull out.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Dale K
Is there a such thing as a good mouse smell? (ha...

Is there a such thing as a good mouse smell? (ha ha)

One place to consider is down where the wiper mechanism lives. It would possibly be accessible (to a mouse) from the tubes running down to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Dale K
Peeling clear coat doesn't seem to be an issue...

Peeling clear coat doesn't seem to be an issue that a lot of people have complained about with Z3 models. Do you know if it's the original paint, or a repaint? A less than decent repaint now...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dale K
In this case, I'd recommend having a mechanic do...

In this case, I'd recommend having a mechanic do the work, not DIY. No disrespect intended, but mistaking a PS reservoir for a MT fill port tells me that there will be issues with the DIY approach....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dale K
You have a transmission dipstick, but it's a...

You have a transmission dipstick, but it's a manual transmission Z3? Something is not right here, unless there's something I'm not aware of on your model. (I have an M Coupe. Filling the manual...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Dale K
Correct. If you're installing the slave, and...

Correct. If you're installing the slave, and there isn't noticeable (quite a few pounds of force) resistance (push back) to getting it seated on the mounting bolts, you're doing it wrong. If that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Dale K
Would brand new driveshafts from BMW have match...

Would brand new driveshafts from BMW have match marks? (In other words, they should be there on all of them?)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Dale K
$1500 PLUS his 540i is the way I read that part.

$1500 PLUS his 540i is the way I read that part.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By Dale K
Carfax isn't always the most accurate thing, but...

Carfax isn't always the most accurate thing, but it looks like there have been multiple accidents (three, with the 2011 one being the total?) The short amount of time that the 2nd two owners had the...
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