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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By nfunk
I thought about doing the same thing, but...

I thought about doing the same thing, but undecided which ones to get. Which chrome tips did you purchase?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,244
Posted By nfunk
I was told that having a torsen limited slip...

I was told that having a torsen limited slip differential I thought you don't need special LSD fluids since there aren't any clutches inside the unit.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By nfunk
Bucko521, Thanks for the information! ...

Bucko521,

Thanks for the information!

Nick
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By nfunk
Bucko521, Thanks for the insight! Do you...

Bucko521,

Thanks for the insight!
Do you know if the newer edition (Hardcover Yellow) has updated information, or is it just a newer reprinted version?

Thanks,
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-07-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By nfunk
I went to amazon.com and searched for Bentley BMW...

I went to amazon.com and searched for Bentley BMW Z3 and saw the yellow and grey one. In fact I just did the search again and a blue covered Bentley manual also showed up, but it is limited to 1996,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By nfunk
Bentley service manual ????

I noticed there are two Bentley service manuals for the Z3. One has a yellow cover and the other one has a grey cover. Is there any difference or one better than the other?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By nfunk
My '98 Z3 2.8L is exactly like yours.

My '98 Z3 2.8L is exactly like yours.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,244
Posted By nfunk
Hey the famous Hersey bar wing, not the most...

Hey the famous Hersey bar wing, not the most efficient but does have a good payload.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,244
Posted By nfunk
I agree, if you put a higher octane in your car...

I agree, if you put a higher octane in your car than required you are throwing away money. Actually higher octane gas has a lower BTU content and thus provides less bang for the buck. But as...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By nfunk
Hopefully not, I only have 20,000 mile on the car.

Hopefully not, I only have 20,000 mile on the car.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By nfunk
I have a '98 Z3 2.8L and if the engine is cold...

I have a '98 Z3 2.8L and if the engine is cold sometimes on the first start it revs up to mayber 2000 RPM for a second then falls back down to a perfect idle.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-21-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By nfunk
Great fix! I keep a small 12v tire pump in my...

Great fix! I keep a small 12v tire pump in my trunk with a set of tools for emergency repairs. Luckily I have never had to use the pump or tools.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By nfunk
Just a thought. Couldn't you have used the...

Just a thought. Couldn't you have used the existing wire for the new installation and speakers?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By nfunk
I changed out the Head unit (radio) with a...

I changed out the Head unit (radio) with a Kenwood unit that has CD, digital FM, and USB for playing tunes. I got the unit at Crutchfield with the wiring adapter. Swap is very easy, most time (15...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-04-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By nfunk
WOW! Great improvement!

WOW! Great improvement!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By nfunk
I appreciate all of the posts and...

I appreciate all of the posts and recommendations. I guess I really need to contact Mobil 1 and see if they have any scientific information on synthetic oil crankcase life.

As it stands I change...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By nfunk
Our weather isn't that bad in New Orleans. The...

Our weather isn't that bad in New Orleans. The car is driven every weekend, and if not it is driven within a couple of days. The car has always been garage kept, and is in immaculate condition. I...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-11-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By nfunk
Length of time between oil changes.

I haven't found any information on how long oil can be kept in the crankcase without changing it.

I use Mobil 1 0w40 in my '98 Z3 2.8L roadster. The car is a fair weather weekend car and as such...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By nfunk
I had a shop replace the OEM top this past year...

I had a shop replace the OEM top this past year with a GAHH one. Quality is as good as the OEM top. And for the price I can replace the top 3 times before it equals one BMW replacement. Knowing...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By nfunk
M50 intake manifold performance gain

I have seen post from people stating that the M50 intake manifold modification on the 2.8L gives them better mid to high rpm performance while loosing it in the lower rpm. But I haven't seen any...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Z4 Roadster (E85) changing battery myself?
Views: 726
Posted By nfunk
An old trick to keep settings is to get a 9v...

An old trick to keep settings is to get a 9v transistor radio battery and plug it into the cigarette lighter plug right before swapping out the battery. Once the new battery is in unplug the 9v...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By nfunk
Damn, I feel jealous. When I was 17 I had a...

Damn, I feel jealous. When I was 17 I had a Rambler. Probably most members here don't even remember Ramblers.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) air bag light won't come on
Views: 292
Posted By nfunk
Could it just be the bulb that went out?

Could it just be the bulb that went out?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 1999 M roadster Alarm
Views: 289
Posted By nfunk
I installed an aftermarket alarm system on my...

I installed an aftermarket alarm system on my 1998 Z3 2.8L and the attachment explains where the plug should be located
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Wider rear tires?
Views: 1,210
Posted By nfunk
Since you don't rotate, which tires do you find...

Since you don't rotate, which tires do you find wear the quickest?
I rotate so that I get the best tire life and even tread wear.

Nick
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