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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By marty505
I'd guess around $5K for the repair. The hood is...

I'd guess around $5K for the repair. The hood is over $1K by itself. Add in the various bits and pieces and you're up to $2500. Paint. labor and profit gets near $5k in a hurry. The rest is...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By marty505
I can highly recommend the 99 M coupe which is a...

I can highly recommend the 99 M coupe which is a pretty good buy right now. Goes for around 14K in good shape. Has the S52 engine which is very sporty AND reliable, a good combo. The 2001/2002 M...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By marty505
I wouldn't buy it. Your 540 is a better car (in...

I wouldn't buy it. Your 540 is a better car (in this case)- especially the 97 model year. Keep shopping.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By marty505
Diy

Seriously? You're not throwing that out there 'cause she's a GIRL are you?:rofl:

Tools required for seat bushings:
T50 Torx bit
T25 Torx bit
13mm socket
5/8" or 16mm socket

Seat weight <...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By marty505
Welcome aboard. Here's a link to a thread that...

Welcome aboard. Here's a link to a thread that has everything you need to know about fixing the shifting seat problem:...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By marty505
Common quirk? No. Any ideas? someone is blowing...

Common quirk? No. Any ideas? someone is blowing smoke. Is that true? Only if there's something wrong.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By marty505
Your drivers side door lock problem is probably...

Your drivers side door lock problem is probably the actuator. P/N 67-11-1-387-726 is readily avaliable for about $70 and can be installed in 1-2 hours. You have to dig into the door to do it but it...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By marty505
Here you go: ...

Here you go: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH33&mospid=48094&btnr=51_2346&hg=51&fg=55 Pelican Parts sells it for $29.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By marty505
"...there is fuel at the fuel rail with plenty of...

"...there is fuel at the fuel rail with plenty of pressure." This can be misleading without a pressure reading. 25 PSI can seem like plenty of pressure when you loosen a clamp and get sprayed but...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By marty505
I had a similar problem a while back with an E39....

I had a similar problem a while back with an E39. A mostly plugged fuel filter had increased the load on the fuel pump to the point that it damaged the pump. After changing the filter the problem...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By marty505
Yep, there are 2 connectors, one on top and the...

Yep, there are 2 connectors, one on top and the other on the bottom of the motor. Neither one is easy to see or readily accessible inside the door. They both have the standard molded clips to hold...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,704
Posted By marty505
Appears to be totaled. Damage got into the floor...

Appears to be totaled. Damage got into the floor pan of the body and there really isn't a fix for that. Parting out is and option but it's a lot of work (advertising, removal, packing, shipping,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-16-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By marty505
The Vortech kit for that car has 6psi of boost. ...

The Vortech kit for that car has 6psi of boost. This can be changed by changing pully sizes and bypass valves but is not recommended since the programming changes to the ECU are based on the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By marty505
Of all the various S series engines found in M...

Of all the various S series engines found in M cars over the years the S52 in the 99 Coupe (or any of the 90's M3's for that matter) is the one I'd vote for as most compatible for forced induction. ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By marty505
Your car, it is no good anymore. I will take it...

Your car, it is no good anymore. I will take it off your hands for $10.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-20-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By marty505
Take a look at the transmission mounts and the...

Take a look at the transmission mounts and the motor mounts and the diff mounts too- anything that could sag or fail and let the drive shaft get out of alignment. Another possibility is that the new...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-07-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) 99 M Coupe w/150k?
Views: 478
Posted By marty505
If the price is right buy it. 99 is a good year...

If the price is right buy it. 99 is a good year for the coupe. Has stability control, and the S52 is the kind of motor that will last long time. Fun car.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-23-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By marty505
Good job. I'll be keeping this for future...

Good job. I'll be keeping this for future reference.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-19-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By marty505
The flex disc is a pretty simple job. The one...

The flex disc is a pretty simple job. The one thing that is imperative is proper clocking. There are little arrows embossed on the side of the disc. These must point to the output flanges on the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By marty505
Absolutely. If the switch is closing when it...

Absolutely. If the switch is closing when it should be open that will deactivate the cruise control just as if you pressed the brake pedal.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By marty505
Hmm, first link doesn.t seem to work, let's try...

Hmm, first link doesn.t seem to work, let's try this: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CN33&mospid=48093&btnr=64_0203&hg=64&fg=18
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By marty505
See Item 4 in the attached link. The part is...

See Item 4 in the attached link. The part is located on the engine side of the firewall on the driver's side. This valve controls all hot water into the heater core and if it doesn't open you don't...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By marty505
I used the RockSolid tan polyurethane. It's good...

I used the RockSolid tan polyurethane. It's good stuff but I'm not sure it's worth the extra cost vs. epoxy.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) Coupe Rear Shock Replacment
Views: 307
Posted By marty505
Here's a link to a write-up that helped me out...

Here's a link to a write-up that helped me out when I did mine: http://www.ex-parrot.com/pdw/mcoupe/rsm.html
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By marty505
You're doing the right thing Wildag, especially...

You're doing the right thing Wildag, especially the floor. When you're working under the car a smooth floor is fantastic. Makes clean up super easy too. Getting the garage fixed up is a lot of...
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