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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By vintage42
I was responding to PaddyG whose transmission was...

I was responding to PaddyG whose transmission was hard to get into 1st gear. He said he had your problem, but does not.
As for your problem, I think it is caused by the shims of the gears not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By vintage42
I got a new top in late 2013, had it up for that...

I got a new top in late 2013, had it up for that winter, and then left it down from April 2014 to October 2014. It was almost impossible to get the top stretched and latched for last winter.
I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By vintage42
The automatic shifter "knob" looks like a flat...

The automatic shifter "knob" looks like a flat pad on which to rest the wrist while operating the controls. Seems like a good idea to me.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By vintage42
Is your car jumping out of 1st gear, or just hard...

Is your car jumping out of 1st gear, or just hard to get in 1st gear?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By vintage42
I want an F30, but but it would be a third car to...

I want an F30, but but it would be a third car to a Z3 and a Forester that I don't want to part with. I might only put 3,500 miles a year on an F30, and as it sat in the garage, its warranty and free...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By vintage42
Subaru does.

Subaru does.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,134
Posted By vintage42
I have talked about Z3s, in over 1,800 posts, and...

I have talked about Z3s, in over 1,800 posts, and many were DIY-related.
Even though the Z3 needed DIY attention after 30,000 miles, I would not refer to it as the **** that the Scion xB was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-28-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,541
Posted By vintage42
Europeans put big trailers on the 3 series. And...

Europeans put big trailers on the 3 series. And some Americans put regular gas in them. That shows the cars can "pull" trailers, and "run" on low octane.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-28-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,504
Posted By vintage42
Wish I could do that. I am on Medicare, but my...

Wish I could do that. I am on Medicare, but my Blue Cross supplement costs $1,800.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,558
Posted By vintage42
That is what I found. I bought the steel bar kit,...

That is what I found. I bought the steel bar kit, but after getting into it, found that it had a disadvantage, and all that was really needed was to get the 2-pound steel plate out of the lid....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By vintage42
The AMSOIL is more viscous than MTF2. It feels...

The AMSOIL is more viscous than MTF2. It feels better than MTF2 in a hot transmission. But it shifts harder than MTF2 until hot. If you live in a hot climate the AMSOIL would be OK. In a northern...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-28-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,309
Posted By vintage42
That's what I saw, too.

That's what I saw, too.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-27-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By vintage42
A 1996 must be a 1.9 four as the six did not...

A 1996 must be a 1.9 four as the six did not appear until 1997. How many miles? How you could tell it was overheating, how long did you drive overheated, what happened as the engine died, how much...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-27-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,246
Posted By vintage42
My 1997 was also built in Oct '96, and its wheels...

My 1997 was also built in Oct '96, and its wheels look like this:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/vintagefortytwo/BMW%20Z3/IMG_0886_zps5abbe454.jpg
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 935
Posted By vintage42
I recently test drove a 328i with sport seats,...

I recently test drove a 328i with sport seats, and a 320i with standard seats. The standard seats feel and look flat. My 2008 Forester with LL Bean leather seats has better bolstering than BMW's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By vintage42
The car in this thread had some wheel shaking. ...

The car in this thread had some wheel shaking.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814898
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By vintage42
Calendar

Calendar
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By vintage42
Cracked1, your car is one of the combos I am...

Cracked1, your car is one of the combos I am thinking of ordering. Looks like Mineral Gray, Beige SensaTec, no Sport package, and moonroof option.
Do you have a 6MT and if so, how do you like it?...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,921
Posted By vintage42
OK, so the 320i does not get the B48 engine until...

OK, so the 320i does not get the B48 engine until the next complete model change (2018?).
Any opinions on whether the B48 will be better than the present N20? The extra 20 hp is a plus, but the B48...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,550
Posted By vintage42
BMW Group has many manufacturing facilities...

BMW Group has many manufacturing facilities around the world.
http://www.bmwgroup.com/bmwgroup_prod/e/0_0_www_bmwgroup_com/produktion/produktionsnetzwerk/produktionsstandorte/standorte/index.html
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,914
Posted By vintage42
For a person who has the cash, what are you...

For a person who has the cash, what are you recommending? Financing - when you don't have to? Or leasing - when you want to buy the car at the end? Surely those cost more than just paying cash.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By vintage42
Look at the polymer chain guide going into 320i...

Look at the polymer chain guide going into 320i engine, from 1:00 to 2:00:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsMyT2iJjS8
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,921
Posted By vintage42
But this says the 320 gets a B in 2016...

But this says the 320 gets a B in 2016...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,921
Posted By vintage42
I see the LCI will give the 2016 320i the new B48...

I see the LCI will give the 2016 320i the new B48 engine now being used in the Mini S, increasing the 320i's HP from 180 to 200.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By vintage42
I had sun roofs on my two BMW 2002s which didn't...

I had sun roofs on my two BMW 2002s which didn't tilt back then. Then had moon roofs on a Buick, the present Scion xB and the present Forester.
And I always leave the shade back for the daylight...
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