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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By wrench13
3&4 that's the hydraulic clutch slave cylinder. ...

3&4 that's the hydraulic clutch slave cylinder. THat line could be threaded wrong, but if its not leaking there, no worries. Yes that's where you bleed the clutch line, if needed. Search forum on...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By wrench13
I'm thinking more like "Toast".

I'm thinking more like "Toast".
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-16-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By wrench13
Black Mariah - Cosmo blk Z3

Black Mariah - Cosmo blk Z3
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By wrench13
Yes, see the link below. Part # 11, and the adj...

Yes, see the link below. Part # 11, and the adj nut if on left hand side of the pic.
http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/q/e/0.png
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By wrench13
Pull the e-brake boot in the cabin, and there is...

Pull the e-brake boot in the cabin, and there is another at the rear, if memory serves. WHen the cable stretches, it rattles against stuff over the rear wheels.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By wrench13
Running high test for 3 years on my 6 cyl. Never...

Running high test for 3 years on my 6 cyl. Never tried low octaine. But, my bike, when it was stock, was designed and ran great on regular gas. Big, lazy v-twin, 1.6L motor. But after I put in...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By wrench13
Try tightening your Ebrake cable to the rear...

Try tightening your Ebrake cable to the rear wheels. Known rattle point, esp as cable stretches over the years. Hell the one time I took the Z3 to BMW the mechanic even knew about it. GL, rattles...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By wrench13
With enough $$ anything is possible. But it would...

With enough $$ anything is possible. But it would be a LOT more then just a motor swap. Wiring harness, almost all sensors and the magic Bavarian computer , to name but a few, all must be swapped...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By wrench13
Notice how almost every one is a front end crash?...

Notice how almost every one is a front end crash? That's why hoods are so scarce, followed by radiator supports. Unbelievable.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By wrench13
that's not chrome line from the factory. Its...

that's not chrome line from the factory. Its wood trim. Perhaps a PO added some chrome goodies.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By wrench13
Could be a faulty switch , or the sensor that...

Could be a faulty switch , or the sensor that tells the car the roof has been raised 6-7 inches or so above the roof line. Get you a multimeter and check the continuity of the switch, and check the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By wrench13
Those pins are adjustable front to back by first...

Those pins are adjustable front to back by first loosening the set screw in the tops casting which screw against the side of the pin, and then screwing the pins in or out, depending on what you need....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By wrench13
:-( Only saw 1 Z3 in Scotland over the last 10...

:-( Only saw 1 Z3 in Scotland over the last 10 days, while I was on holiday there - a Topaz blue, with extended blue leather interior, in Edinborough - it was nice! Lots of z4's.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By wrench13
I've had pretty much the same damage 2x on my...

I've had pretty much the same damage 2x on my roadster. First time, I did the work, but not paint. Total was around 3500, and I never got the radiator support banged out enough to make all the body...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By wrench13
Actually, my passenger seat has the same issue,...

Actually, my passenger seat has the same issue, so if this works for you, I'll be looking around for a piece of Irish confetti too.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By wrench13
LOL, hangin bricks from seat covers... no offense...

LOL, hangin bricks from seat covers... no offense MCD.
Hey, if your cruise control is busted, you could double purpose that brick!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By wrench13
A DD in Alaska??? Even with snows on ( and you...

A DD in Alaska??? Even with snows on ( and you WILL need real snow tires, not all season radials BS), the car has a limited clearance, so if its like 8" on the ground, I doubt you are going...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By wrench13
First, thank you for your service. Second, I...

First, thank you for your service.
Second, I found the same situation, that once I got the Z3 'vert, I was riding my bike a lot less. I am still keeping the bike ( its been paid off a LONG time...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-04-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By wrench13
Yeah, the Z3 hood is not ideally built for PDR or...

Yeah, the Z3 hood is not ideally built for PDR or other body work repair techniques, cuz of the double wall construction. New OEM hoods are hard to come by and pretty expensive, especially if you...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By wrench13
Mikie, underpower feeling , under 3500RPM is...

Mikie, underpower feeling , under 3500RPM is usually a sign of Vanos Seal failure. Not sure why making the small improvements only last a day or two. Beisan Vanos kits wake the Vanos right up (...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-23-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By wrench13
Ever change the MAS ?

Ever change the MAS ?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By wrench13
Wyowoodyman, this is the most common damage to...

Wyowoodyman, this is the most common damage to Z3s. Hoods are really hard to find for that reason. Buying from a dealer is like 12-1300 plus shipping ( I am on my 3RD HOOD). THe radiator support...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By wrench13
Dear Son, while I can appreciate the mental...

Dear Son, while I can appreciate the mental aspect of restoring your first car to a drivable condition, you really will be wasting yours and your dads and likely a whole lot of other peoples...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By wrench13
Unless you own a well to do body shop, my guess...

Unless you own a well to do body shop, my guess is that Z is toast. And I would consider getting your 16 yr old a nice Corolla with a lil bitty 4 banger.
We all want our sons to have cool first...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By wrench13
So spake the Prophet Randy Forbes, which is good...

So spake the Prophet Randy Forbes, which is good enough for this pedestrian mechanic. My Z will now visit the red zone more often ( not I get a chance to wind her out much in NYC).
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