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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Wertles
No. That will not change the cold start issue at...

No. That will not change the cold start issue at all.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Wertles
First of all, are there any codes present. That...

First of all, are there any codes present. That would be the first place to start. If there are no codes present, the next thing is too look at maintenance. Only three things are needed to start....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Wertles
Starting from easiest fix to hardest, (1) the...

Starting from easiest fix to hardest, (1) the clutch stop may be out of adjustment (screwed in all the way to the floor) or completely missing by this point, (2) as Blacklane stated, the clutch fluid...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Wertles
I do it as the video shows but I check 3 times...

I do it as the video shows but I check 3 times before sticking the wire in that I have the correct pin. The best thing I can suggest is to take some nail polish around the correct pin so you never...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Wertles
I did.

I did.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Wertles
One of my good friends owns a wheel...

One of my good friends owns a wheel repair/refurbish business. I get to go there and play around whenever I want. We have played around with multiple finishes and different powders on my wheels. Most...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By Wertles
You are going to need heat to pull them apart...

You are going to need heat to pull them apart safely without stripping them. After the tires are off, a propane torch heating up the barrel gently will break the locktite that is on the bolts. Slow...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Wertles
I'm lowered. Harbor freight has a low profile...

I'm lowered. Harbor freight has a low profile aluminum jack for pretty cheap that works just fine. Getting my car in my lift takes a little more creativity. I go really slow over speed bumps. No...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Wertles
Going to a square set up has been done many...

Going to a square set up has been done many times. Most often in the autocross/HPDE circles. It is claimed to reduce he understeer our cars exhibit while allowing tires to be rotated. The same wheel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-20-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Wertles
I recommend the 3M contact cement. It's available...

I recommend the 3M contact cement. It's available at Home Depot and lowes. Buy 2 tubes. One isn't enough.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By Wertles
The problems are not the spot welds. They are...

The problems are not the spot welds. They are just the weakest point in a much bigger picture. In short, adding more spot welds (or adhesives) will not fix the issue. All the fixes out there that are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Wertles
Except for the S-54, all the other Z motors are...

Except for the S-54, all the other Z motors are not picky about oil. Let's talk only about cars NOT driven primarily on the track. That's where oil selection gets a little more technical and that's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Wertles
There are better water pumps now with metal...

There are better water pumps now with metal impellers. The best water pump is the Stewart water pump. That will never fail but would probably be overkill in your situation. Same with radiators....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Wertles
No kidding. Just about every part of the cooling...

No kidding. Just about every part of the cooling system is filled with plastic that is known to fail at around 80,000 miles or 10-15 years. It is more an Achilles heel to this car than the subframe...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Wertles
I will respectfully disagree. If you are handy...

I will respectfully disagree. If you are handy with a wrench or are patient reading and watching YouTube videos, just about every repair for these cars is out there. Finding parts on line is easy and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Wertles
I deal a lot with salvage cars. That is really...

I deal a lot with salvage cars. That is really the only way I get them anymore. Currently at my house sits 7 of them so I have just a bit of knowledge of how everything seems and how it actually...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Wertles
You can get a new front bumper for under $500 and...

You can get a new front bumper for under $500 and if you are handy and looking for a project and a daily driver, paint it yourself. It's worth a 3 hour trip to look at. I deal a lot with salvage...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Wertles
From the photos, the wheels "look" to be hyper...

From the photos, the wheels "look" to be hyper silver which would make it a 98-00 S-52 car. 01-02 S-54 cars had a chrome shadow finish. If the wheels have been repaired/refinished/replaced/dirty/in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Wertles
You have two issues. The rubber slave line should...

You have two issues. The rubber slave line should be replaced with either a new one, or a stainless steel one. You mention that it happens worse when hot, that is the culprit for that issue. The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Wertles
I believe the total capacity of the 5 speed...

I believe the total capacity of the 5 speed automatic is 9.5 quarts, the drop the pan, change filter, let it drain a while method of change requires 4.2 quarts or so. I had 6 quarts available and had...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Wertles
The OP stated that in two years, he has put 2400...

The OP stated that in two years, he has put 2400 miles on his car. I still hold that if that trend continues, he will never have to change his transmission fluid again. I see now how you could read...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Wertles
Vintage42, I have 2 Z3's, my M coupe and a 2.5...

Vintage42, I have 2 Z3's, my M coupe and a 2.5 roadster with an auto. Before I ever took the roadster out, the transmission fluid and filter got changed. The fluid was definitely ready for a change...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Wertles
By mileage you don't. By time I say yes. It's 16...

By mileage you don't. By time I say yes. It's 16 year old fluid. Change it now, and at 2400 miles every 2 years, you will never have to do it again. I put Amsoil in mine and it's been great.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-10-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Wertles
Correct. If the maximum level of grip at the 35...

Correct. If the maximum level of grip at the 35 foot radius is at 35 mph, increasing the speed will cause (my car) to push out to a larger radius circle. The faster you go, the bigger the circle....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-08-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Wertles
You are close but I will use a little different...

You are close but I will use a little different terminology and make up some fake numbers to illustrate the point. Let's say that your car can hold .9Gs which translates to going around a circle with...
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