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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-31-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Car will not start
Views: 993
Posted By flossy21
Pull the Codes

Have you pulled the codes to see if that provides any further info?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Inside rearview mirror question
Views: 676
Posted By flossy21
I'm not sure

I'm not sure so maybe some others will chime in here. I can tell you that I worked as an Engineer in the auto industry for a time. Based on my experience auto makers work diligently to minimize the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Inside rearview mirror question
Views: 676
Posted By flossy21
Not sure but...

I am not sure but it seems like I read here somewhere that Z3 M's have self dimming mirrors while non M's do not. However, the wiring harness is the same so the connection is there if you want to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Z3 convertible boot source
Views: 732
Posted By flossy21
check out roadster solutions

Have you looked at Roadster Solutions

I haven't used their stuff but others here have and have said good things.


http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page18.html
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-16-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Z4 Roadster (E85) Oddball engine issue
Views: 1,406
Posted By flossy21
Water in the gas tank?

Has the weather/humidity been wet? maybe some water/condensation in the gas tank? Try dumping some "dry gas" in there.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-27-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By flossy21
Try the search function

The headlights are sealed units and are not something you can modify easily. There have been a bunch of threads on this mode and I think even someone who does these for a fee.

Try the search...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By flossy21
If you run the VIN through this VIN decoder it...

If you run the VIN through this VIN decoder it may help with figuring out what you have here...

http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By flossy21
Magic number is 60k

Many say the magic number is 60,000 miles. Some have seen it happen sooner, some later and some not at all. The water pump bearings usually fail first. The problem is that they fail with not much,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By flossy21
Here's a qucik list

Not sure about the 3.0L engine. I have the M52TU which is a 2.8L.

Radiator -- you can go OEM which is prone to the same failure as what you have or you can go all aluminum. Fitment can be an...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Z3 rear window trim ///help ???
Views: 1,620
Posted By flossy21
Search the forum

This is a very common problem. You have 3 options basically...

1.) Replace the top

2.) Replace the window (aftermarket or OEM each have Pros/Cons)

3.) Tear all the trim off and go without...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,370
Posted By flossy21
air in the system

If you think about it your coolant system is a bunch of channels and tunnels that go through the block. The more turbulent the flow the better the heat transfers so the coolant has to go through...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-25-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,913
Posted By flossy21
Download an app

I downloaded an app to my Iphone called "Speed Box free" which uses GPS to provide a real time speed output. I can set my Iphone on the cluster while driving and compare actual speed with the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,177
Posted By flossy21
Here you go

Here you go...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1681426

Also - I bought the ebay window as well. I have not installed it yet. I am told it is the exact same seller as the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By flossy21
Radiator

At the kind of mileage you are describing -- 200,0000 km/125,000 miles I would expect the water pump to have already failed/been replaced. Experience has shown that the water pump fails at or before...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By flossy21
The OEM radiator part number is not that...

The OEM radiator part number is not that important to know. The OEM rads are prone to failure (as you've seen first hand) so why would you put another one in there? Most folks go with an all...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By flossy21
Fan delete

There is actually a kit you can buy which lets you use the electric front (pusher) fan as the primary fan and lets you remove the clutch driven (puller) fan altogether.


Here's a link......
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 124,237
Posted By flossy21
Good find!

Very detailed and dead nuts accurate for my car right down to the options an upholstery.

Thanks!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By flossy21
Do vents also blow hot air when the AC is off and...

Do vents also blow hot air when the AC is off and the dial is turned to cool. In other words will it blow non-heated air at all with any setting?

My guess is that the hot/cool dial is not...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By flossy21
Can you post the name of the dealership? I might...

Can you post the name of the dealership? I might call them to ask a few questions. Thanks.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,089
Posted By flossy21
It's not uncommon for the wires under the seat to...

It's not uncommon for the wires under the seat to get frayed or chewed up by the movement of the seat mechanism over time. Worst case is you have a bare wire under there somewhere that is grounding...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By flossy21
Cool

I'd definitely go the manual route over cutting wires and the like. I had no idea you can move the thing manually.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-24-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By flossy21
Here's how

Tilt the seat back forward as far as you can. Now reach under the bottom of the seat from the back. You will feel some wires under there. The wires come from the tunnel side of the seat and go to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By flossy21
PM Sent! You are awesome!

PM Sent! You are awesome!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By flossy21
I think I found them...

Is this the roundel you were recommending?

http://leatherz.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=01&Product_Code=wheelroundel&Category_Code=Z3_Appearance
...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By flossy21
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the link...

Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the link does not want to work for me. Can you try it again or give me an idea of where to look?
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