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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Randy Forbes
Nice inheritance! I also have an 01 M Rdstr that...

Nice inheritance! I also have an 01 M Rdstr that we bought new__it's probably been the most reliable, least expensive to maintain, car that I have ever owned!

Given the mileage, and planned...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Randy Forbes
Two (2) things come to mind, after reading the...

Two (2) things come to mind, after reading the above posts; I think you need to find someone with an Autologics diagnostic computer, and utilize the Bleed ABS function in it. The Autologics will...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Randy Forbes
Do you have an ETM for your car? Shoot me an...

Do you have an ETM for your car? Shoot me an E-mail, telling me what year (of manufacture/model year) your ///M Coupe is. Address in signature pic...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,952
Posted By Randy Forbes
For the record, I never used the A-word, merely...

For the record, I never used the A-word, merely saying dementia.

Yes, I think of the lovable old curmudgeon a lot myself.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Randy Forbes
Autologics can code the modules too; I have never...

Autologics can code the modules too; I have never had the need to do this, but I do have a Coupe here right now (with a very sad back-story...) that the windows don't drop when the door is opened, so...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Randy Forbes
Molded foam, held on with butyl rubber...

Molded foam, held on with butyl rubber caulk/adhesive__aka, stickiness from hell!

It is possible to do little to no damage to the barrier upon removal, but not if you're in a hurry...

(which is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Randy Forbes
Going to be a PITA, but you must have a fractured...

Going to be a PITA, but you must have a fractured wire somewhere in the circuit; in the case of my '99 M Rdstr, it was where the wire flexed too many times going into the trunklid. I'd start looking...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Randy Forbes
I recommend that you take a look under the false...

I recommend that you take a look under the false floor in the trunk, and also underneath the car; IF this is the source of your noise, you don't want to keep driving it like this guy did!

As bad...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 53,757
Posted By Randy Forbes
Since I can't edit my own post to correct the...

Since I can't edit my own post to correct the broken links, I'll quote it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,219
Posted By Randy Forbes
Or Cindarella (Cindy Reller) leading a convoy of...

Or Cindarella (Cindy Reller) leading a convoy of up to 130 Z3s & Z3/Ms from Ohio to HC.

One year, Kenn Sparks agreed to meet the convoy @ Deal's Gap, if she had a hundred (100) cars, and roll into...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By Randy Forbes
To agree with Doug, I have only heard of one (1)...

To agree with Doug, I have only heard of one (1) ever automatic xmsn equipped Z3 having a problem, and have personally never seen one myself.

To carry that last sentence a little further, I have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Randy Forbes
Just as a point of reference, our member here,...

Just as a point of reference, our member here, Derek, aka "Vinci" has done a very comprehensive write up on the subject of top replacement, as well as a few other common maintenance jobs.

I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Randy Forbes
Yes, people (and car-people in particular) love...

Yes, people (and car-people in particular) love to see pictures; the more taken apart the subject matter is, the better!

I can very matter-of-factly say, that what I do to earn a living today, is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Randy Forbes
I've been side-stepping this thread, but I'll...

I've been side-stepping this thread, but I'll tell you what I know, and how it relates to the 1999 & 2001 ///M Roadsters. If you wanted to bypass the clutch interlock switch, it was a simple matter...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Randy Forbes
I'm going to have to write those guys a terse...

I'm going to have to write those guys a terse letter; they're making the rest of us look bad... :angel:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By Randy Forbes
I did when I had the black car painted. Pretty...

I did when I had the black car painted. Pretty simple really, remove the old, noting how its fitted, and replace the new the same way.

One tip might be to buy the seal ahead of time, unroll it,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By Randy Forbes
Indeed! Like I said, it has become my...

Indeed! Like I said, it has become my life__well, I've always worked on sportscars, before the BMWs, it was Austin-Healeys, MGBs and Triumphs__but working on the Z3/Ms allowed me to make them my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Randy Forbes
Mice. There are a couple of relays that are...

Mice.

There are a couple of relays that are mounted right at the top's elctro-hydraulic unit in the trunk (immediately behind the left rear wheel). Easily accessible behind the felt side panel. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By Randy Forbes
It's possible that that module has to be "coded"...

It's possible that that module has to be "coded" to the car; so you've replaced it, but the controller doesn't recognize it yet. I can't say positively, as I've not had to replace one yet, but there...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Randy Forbes
You'll have a pretty hard time, and relocating...

You'll have a pretty hard time, and relocating the front xmbr to remove the oil pan sounds more daunting than it really is, and isn't a job to be afraid of. It would be terribly difficult to insure...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Randy Forbes
Sounds like fun, but I'd probably spend about 30...

Sounds like fun, but I'd probably spend about 30 or 40 million dollars (>$30,000,000.00)...

... I mean, I would if I had it :angel:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Randy Forbes
Nah, it's just a queen now, though I do drive it...

Nah, it's just a queen now, though I do drive it as often as I can__in between having to drive other people's cars :angel:

My courtyard...
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,340
Posted By Randy Forbes
Pretty sure this is the one he's looking for: 54...

Pretty sure this is the one he's looking for: 54 21 8 410 534 Torx bolt. THIS is the bolt that secures the front of the hdtp to the windscreen frame.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,440
Posted By Randy Forbes
A milling machine with a rotary indexing...

A milling machine with a rotary indexing table__every workshop should have one... :angel:

http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/var/resizes/mhc/IMG_7745.jpg?m=1304138551
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Randy Forbes
Without going into too much detail, the 1.9 &...

Without going into too much detail, the 1.9 & 2.3/2.5 Z3s DO use a different XMSN than the 2.8/3.0 & 3.2 litre models. The smaller (physical size & torque capacity) Getrag and the larger (ditto) ZF...
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