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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By dkindig
I have an '01 3.0 (M54) and it will hold its own...

I have an '01 3.0 (M54) and it will hold its own against the S52 engine in the M's prior to the '01/'02 years. Some even prefer it for daily/urban driving because the torque curve is extremely flat,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By dkindig
I think that it routes through the driver-side...

I think that it routes through the driver-side rocker panel area, but not sure. I ran all of my preamp-level wires (RCA's) through the grommet on the driver's side and ran my speaker wires back up...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By dkindig
I'm running 80 watts per driver so I opted to run...

I'm running 80 watts per driver so I opted to run 16 ga speaker wire for the front speakers all the way back to the front of the car instead of relying on the thin factory wires.

If you choose to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dkindig
Orrrrrrrrrrrr, You could pull the plugs and...

Orrrrrrrrrrrr,

You could pull the plugs and turn the engine by hand by tensioning the belt a little bit and using the alternator pulley nut. Much easier and doesn't require bumping the starter...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By dkindig
Bob's Shoe, I double-checked my post and...

Bob's Shoe,

I double-checked my post and updated the broken link to the thread I used, as well as more details on the type of thread in case the link broke again in the future...

It's...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By dkindig
Cheddar57, I sent you a PM with some links to...

Cheddar57, I sent you a PM with some links to details of my audio upgrades...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By dkindig
I have EXTENSIVE experience with the audio in my...

I have EXTENSIVE experience with the audio in my car. I'm out of time this AM but will come back later in the day and get some thread links to you that will get you started...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By dkindig
Google "top-tier" gas for better results. Also,...

Google "top-tier" gas for better results. Also, the top-tier rating has more to do with the additive package than the base gasoline.

I run local no-ethanol premium in my car for the better...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By dkindig
My PopTop IS waterproof, has been rained on...

My PopTop IS waterproof, has been rained on before. It might weep a little bit in a seam area, but I never had any problems with water getting through it. Perhaps if water sat on it overnight or...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By dkindig
In Georgia they gave up testing caps for some...

In Georgia they gave up testing caps for some cars because the adapters weren't really right. I went through the same thing, $45 later with a new cap for a Jag, that one failed too.

Wasn't real...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By dkindig
You should be fine. There's lots of material in...

You should be fine. There's lots of material in the brackets, and the type of stresses in addition to the bushing material absorbing a lot of those stresses, shouldn't cause any problems like...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 37,576
Posted By dkindig
Part number 65218411562, thebmwpartstore.com,...

Part number 65218411562, thebmwpartstore.com, $6.19, and generally stuff like that they will ship in an envelope via first-class mail so the shipping won't kill you either.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By dkindig
Another trick if you have a staggered setup is to...

Another trick if you have a staggered setup is to try and gauge about 50%-70% treadwear on the inside and flip the tires so that the insides are now the outsides when remounted. That can help...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By dkindig
thebmwpartstore.com has them for $260 as well...

thebmwpartstore.com has them for $260 as well...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,571
Posted By dkindig
So very sorry to hear that things have taken a...

So very sorry to hear that things have taken a turn for the worst. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Good luck, I hope something good can ultimately come of this. One thing is very...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By dkindig
Not sure how handy you are with a soldering iron,...

Not sure how handy you are with a soldering iron, but if it were me I would just heat up and reflow all the solder joints on the circuit board. Most likely will get the source of the problem unless...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By dkindig
Depends on how I drive. Mileage is SURPRISINGLY...

Depends on how I drive. Mileage is SURPRISINGLY good.

If I have my foot in it pushing the car hard, 17-18 mpg, in normal daily driving, 24-25 mpg, on the road driving for mileage, I can get 31...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By dkindig
These cars have their quirks and consistent items...

These cars have their quirks and consistent items that need addressing but overall, very easy to work on and very reliable.

I have an '01 3.0 with 77K on it now, bought about 4 1/2 years ago with...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By dkindig
Here are some docs for you, the third section is...

Here are some docs for you, the third section is headed:

TEVES DSC III MK60
Model: E46 (except M3 and Xi) and E36/7
Production Date: From 9/00

This info might give you more theory behind the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-20-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By dkindig
If you haven't done the seat-tilt mod (shimming...

If you haven't done the seat-tilt mod (shimming up the front of the seat about 3/4"-1") I would HIGHLY recommend it before a long road trip...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By dkindig
I've seen issues with circuits like this where...

I've seen issues with circuits like this where somehow the relay gets fed a voltage from another circuit, in this case, the headlamps. Often you will see a diode inserted between the two circuits to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By dkindig
Yes, if the reads of the O2 sensors are correct...

Yes, if the reads of the O2 sensors are correct for the ECU the check engine light will remain off. Basically you are replicating the voltage swings of a properly-working post-CAT O2 sensor with a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By dkindig
Here's one for the MZ3: ...

Here's one for the MZ3:
http://store.bimmerworld.com/oxygen-sensor-simulators-p871.aspx

And if you want to build your own (circuit number 2 is the one you want, can be timed to match your sensor...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-27-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By dkindig
guy10956, here is the best advice I can give: ...

guy10956, here is the best advice I can give:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2009740-soft-top-points-unstitched&p=26555515#post26555515

As indicated, I used a thread...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,843
Posted By dkindig
^^^^^^ This... With a substantial...

^^^^^^

This...

With a substantial amount of power for the size of the car and handling dynamics that require some technical finesse if you get yourself into trouble, I definitely would avoid...
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