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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2016, 08:12 PM
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Views: 64,365
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Post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4SYct1sAj4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4SYct1sAj4
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 64,365
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Post https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF-pMingp6A

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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,168
Posted By aba4430
Post Beautiful car; you need to get over the price. ...

Beautiful car; you need to get over the price. Mine has a love handle (genuine accessory) as well. It came with the car when I procured it in 2009. I have become used to it. I do need to change...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By aba4430
Post In the second picture, the rectangular or square...

In the second picture, the rectangular or square washer is integral to the shock, not separate. See link:
https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-Z3-2.8-M52_2.8L/Suspension/Shocks/ES261030/
The Bilstein B4...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By aba4430
The KYB rear shocks come with large (enough)...

The KYB rear shocks come with large (enough) washers and a nut. I used RE shock mounts when I replaced the rear shocks last year. I used the washers included for the lower securement even though...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 64,365
Posted By aba4430
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBunD9pis6E ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBunD9pis6E

Jethro Tull
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By aba4430
Mobil 1 75W-140LS is fine for the rear...

Mobil 1 75W-140LS is fine for the rear differential as well.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By aba4430
Thumbs up The KYB strut boot I used is specified for the Z3...

The KYB strut boot I used is specified for the Z3 and like the struts are manufactured in Germany. And, no, the original bumpers were not totally a loss, the dust cover was totally intact, actually....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By aba4430
KYB Strut Boots

This is the strut boot I used on our 1998 Z3. Perfect fit for the KYB struts, 334604 & 334605.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-22-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By aba4430
Post http://www.amazon.com/Centric-117-34006-Rear-Brake...

http://www.amazon.com/Centric-117-34006-Rear-Brake-Hardware/dp/B000C01MXC/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1456189271&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=117.34006

This is what you need. Exceptional price. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By aba4430
Just read this. Excellent car. One comment, is...

Just read this. Excellent car. One comment, is that blue brake fluid or else, is it dirty? May want to look into it.....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By aba4430
All I can tell you is my experience. I bought ...

All I can tell you is my experience. I bought Meyle ET and installed it when doing the cooling system on the 328Ci in 02/15. The ET appeared well built. However, the level sensor lamp was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By aba4430
I have the same problem. It took me a while to...

I have the same problem. It took me a while to figure out that the tabs on part number 13 were broken in my car. I will also be ordering an E46 alarm down the road. I read in one post that someone...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By aba4430
See response in the other forum as well. The...

See response in the other forum as well. The lower shock mounting bolt head rests against the plate or thrust washer. The Bentley E46 manual has clear pictures as well.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By aba4430
After some research when I did my cooling system...

After some research when I did my cooling system overhaul, I chose not to remove the cover. Does not impact functionality at all.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By aba4430
You do not need to take the cover off. Just...

You do not need to take the cover off. Just install it as is.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-16-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 64,365
Posted By aba4430
Thumbs up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRu7Pt42x6Y

Hope this has not already been posted....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 68,816
Posted By aba4430
Got the passenger side airbag recall taken care...

Got the passenger side airbag recall taken care of at Athens (GA) BMW this morning. The actual airbag replacement was fast. They checked my tire pressures, fluids (all OK) etc., and washed the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,334
Posted By aba4430
Another lead - are your lugs properly torqued? ...

Another lead - are your lugs properly torqued? Improperly torqued lug nuts (on the tighter side) may lead to warped rotors.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 68,816
Posted By aba4430
Not sure about the huge backlog. I called the...

Not sure about the huge backlog. I called the Athens, GA dealership ~ a month ago, and they ordered it. I called to follow up late last week and they said it was not in, but transferred me to the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-24-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 68,816
Posted By aba4430
Called the Athens, GA dealership today and they...

Called the Athens, GA dealership today and they are ordering the airbag for our 328Ci. You can go to the BMW website to determine if your car is impacted....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By aba4430
Post How old is your fuel filter? Does it need to be...

How old is your fuel filter? Does it need to be replaced? If your condition (loss of power) only occurs with low level of gas, then the fuel filter does not appear to be the cause. However, a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By aba4430
Post The OEM Z3 rubber mats were @$35. You may want...

The OEM Z3 rubber mats were @$35. You may want to check for availability. I obtained mine in late 2009. They are pretty decent.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By aba4430
Those look pretty decent. Anyone wants a EBay...

Those look pretty decent. Anyone wants a EBay pair of brand new lamps; I have a set. Please PM me if interested. I bought a set of clear Magneti Marelli's and do not need these....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By aba4430
Post I had a 81 Subaru GL hatchback that I bought in...

I had a 81 Subaru GL hatchback that I bought in 1987 with less than 17K miles. It used only Castrol GTX 10W-30 in winter and either 10W-40 or mostly 20W-50 in summer. At @165K miles, the engine was...
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