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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By vintage42
Horn relay and fuse are shown in photos. Our...

Horn relay and fuse are shown in photos.
Our old '97s (mine built 10/96) don't have a rear speaker. The kick panel speakers can be replaced with better, that are component speakers that incorporate...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By vintage42
At those miles, fluid changing is not the most...

At those miles, fluid changing is not the most important thing to be concerned about. The cooling system needs to be replaced to avoid the possible loss of coolant from old plastic components. There...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By vintage42
That was thirty years ago, when fuel injection...

That was thirty years ago, when fuel injection was making leaner burning possible. Lean burn became computer controlled engine management, which is now used with catalysts. There is no one path -...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By vintage42
Here's a thread about 1.9 compression: ...

Here's a thread about 1.9 compression:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=361644
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By vintage42
If the problem was the EWS (immobilizer) system,...

If the problem was the EWS (immobilizer) system, the starter would not work. Since your engine cranks over, the problem is not the EWS.
You said the ignition coils tested OK. The 1.9 has a coil pack...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By vintage42
A link on that site says: "On the Z3 roof cover...

A link on that site says:
"On the Z3 roof cover there are eight attachment points. On the back there are two "security tabs" that go into the drain well around the trunk. When the trunk lid is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By vintage42
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-Z...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-Z3/95-FUEL-Charcoal_Canister_Replacing/95-FUEL-Charcoal_Canister_Replacing.htm
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By vintage42
If you don't need to cover the whole car, this...

If you don't need to cover the whole car, this roof cover is easier to use:
http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page165.html
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-25-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,327
Posted By vintage42
Turbocharging a flat four requires a lot more...

Turbocharging a flat four requires a lot more plumbing than an inline four. Perhaps a plastic engine cover should be hiding the mess.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-25-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,327
Posted By vintage42
The 2.0L WRX is $26,595, and the optioned-up WRX...

The 2.0L WRX is $26,595, and the optioned-up WRX Limited is $30, 395. The engine has 268 HP.
The 2.5L winged WRX STI Limited is $39,995 and there are no more options that can be added. And at 305...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By vintage42
Are you saying that this disengagement point is...

Are you saying that this disengagement point is good, or not?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By vintage42
Redline does not make a manual transmission fluid...

Redline does not make a manual transmission fluid of the correct viscosity for the Z3 transmission. Shifting would be even better with the correct viscosity.
See...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By vintage42
I think you are referring to the lack of metallic...

I think you are referring to the lack of metallic additives in synthetic, which keeps catalytic converters cleaner.
Synthetics replace anti-wear qualities that were removed from petroleum oil by...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By vintage42
I don't know about the one on the right, but the...

I don't know about the one on the right, but the two others are varieties of push fasteners that can be bought cheaply in blister packs, in different diameters and lengths, in auto stores. If...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-24-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By vintage42
So the present ScanGauge, which shows coolant...

So the present ScanGauge, which shows coolant temperatures on my Scion xB, Subaru Forester and BMW Z3, will not show it on a new BMW. And needs a F30 mule so this can be designed into it. I would...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By vintage42
What do you mean by the radio not sleeping? Are...

What do you mean by the radio not sleeping? Are you saying it does not turn off? The factory radios have a flashing LED to warn that they won't work after removal unless a code is entered. Is that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By vintage42
Would oil from a bad CCV make it past the...

Would oil from a bad CCV make it past the catalytic converter intact and accumulate in the muffler?
If there was oil in the muffler, would it smoke out under deceleration and not acceleration?
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By vintage42
There is no need to use a BMW battery, but you...

There is no need to use a BMW battery, but you should use a battery that can take a vent tube. The Z3 battery is in a confined interior space and unvented fumes may be corrosive if not dangerous. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-24-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By vintage42
I see the character for "big" used twice, but I...

I see the character for "big" used twice, but I don't get the meaning of "rain" and "can". Is this some kind of colloquial saying that does not mean anything when translated literally?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-24-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,327
Posted By vintage42
Kids in a Mitzu Evo would be another story.

Kids in a Mitzu Evo would be another story.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) I wanna be a ricer...
Views: 1,338
Posted By vintage42
Compromise with a Supersprint for nice sound and...

Compromise with a Supersprint for nice sound and looks...
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/vintagefortytwo/BMW%20Z3%20Related/Z3%20Supersprint/SuperspsrintonZ319L.jpg
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By vintage42
Fits my '97. Is your '98 also a 1.9?

Fits my '97. Is your '98 also a 1.9?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By vintage42
Here is a thread that applies: ...

Here is a thread that applies:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1290857-eml-light
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By vintage42
No black plastic trim around the latch holes....

No black plastic trim around the latch holes. There is one hood switch, spring plunger type, on the driver side. He must mean that. If the black plastic trim plate around the plunger is broken, he...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,531
Posted By vintage42
The one hardtop fits all. They are only available...

The one hardtop fits all. They are only available used. Some have left their mounting hardware behind. This site has hardware and it would be nice if they moved into buying up and reselling used...
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