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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Dheilman
Vintage42 is correct but camber will only cause...

Vintage42 is correct but camber will only cause minimal wear. The rear toe was off on mine and I installed new adjustable control arm bushings and was able to correct the tire wear problem.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,222
Posted By Dheilman
Congratulations....sounds like you found a gem!

Congratulations....sounds like you found a gem!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,222
Posted By Dheilman
Smile I just turned 160K...I'm only half way there. :)

I just turned 160K...I'm only half way there. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By Dheilman
I had a wood shift knob like you describe but...

I had a wood shift knob like you describe but after years of use it started to come apart. After removing it from the car I could tell that there had been previous attempts at repair. I replaced it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,222
Posted By Dheilman
Wow! What engine?

Wow! What engine?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dheilman
Smile Rear camber/toe update

I finally finished installing the adjustable rear control arm bushings on my Z3 last weekend. I was able to get it into the alignment shop yesterday afternoon and they were now able to get the rear...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dheilman
They are from Bavarian Auto ( bavauto.com) . Part...

They are from Bavarian Auto ( bavauto.com) . Part # 192026
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dheilman
I too thought for sure that I had a camber...

I too thought for sure that I had a camber problem with a noticeable vertical lean to the rear tires and excessive rear tire wear on the inside (last set worn out on the inside in 7k miles). I was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By Dheilman
True, but the title brand remains which detracts...

True, but the title brand remains which detracts from the value of the car.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By Dheilman
One other aspect that hasn't been addressed is...

One other aspect that hasn't been addressed is that if this car has had an insurance claim filed and paid the title will be branded as salvage making the car legally undrivable in most states.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,496
Posted By Dheilman
The only keys that have a battery are the ones...

The only keys that have a battery are the ones with a small flashlight built in. In either case the chip does not need battery power to activate the ignition sensor.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Dheilman
Where did you get that idea?? Drivers side air...

Where did you get that idea?? Drivers side air bags can be replaced easily. There is a problem with cars that have 3 passenger seating in the front if the passenger side airbag deploys it requires...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-29-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Dheilman
The bulges are because the tire structure was...

The bulges are because the tire structure was damaged when the tire was run flat. It only takes a short distance to render the tire unusable. I agree, that shouldn't cause the air bag to go off.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Dheilman
I'm 6'3" and just clear the roof, no big deal...

I'm 6'3" and just clear the roof, no big deal because the top is down whenever possible.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-21-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Dheilman
So we are probably back to the electrical short...

So we are probably back to the electrical short theory. I would definitely suggest taking it to a dealer. Not because I am a former dealer myself but because the airbag system is a critical safety...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-21-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Dheilman
Wow, that's scary and probably expensive. I may...

Wow, that's scary and probably expensive. I may be wrong but I can't see how the two issues are related. I think you may be right about a problem with the suspension, I would get it somewhere with a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,222
Posted By Dheilman
I live in Wisconsin, the land of salt and snow. I...

I live in Wisconsin, the land of salt and snow. I don't take my car our in the spring until we have a good rain to wash the salt residue off the roads. Even if the weather gets nice, that corrosive...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Dheilman
I did the same...it has a much nicer feel.

I did the same...it has a much nicer feel.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Dheilman
Mine was starting to do that so I lubed the door...

Mine was starting to do that so I lubed the door latches with WD40(the switches are in the latch), seems to be fine again now. It's worth a try...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-30-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Dheilman
Alvin, I think you are confusing Toe with...

Alvin,

I think you are confusing Toe with Camber, take a look at this explanation from Tire Rack(I have no association), it does a good job of explaining the difference.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-22-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,222
Posted By Dheilman
Give us your comparison to the Miata....just...

Give us your comparison to the Miata....just curious.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Major safety warning on z3 2.8
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dheilman
Also in the opening between the license and the...

Also in the opening between the license and the fog light?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,222
Posted By Dheilman
Where did you get the kit? Kits that I have...

Where did you get the kit? Kits that I have found do not gain the amount of camber adjustment that I need. I have the same issue that you did.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,222
Posted By Dheilman
How were the rear tires shimmed?

How were the rear tires shimmed?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Dheilman
Great effects on the photos.

Great effects on the photos.
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