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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By FredR
DIY is buy the stuff. What stuff to buy is the...

DIY is buy the stuff. What stuff to buy is the question. Do coil over for best results. Plan on lots of neg camber and some rear toe change to cause more rapid tire wear. Check the archives for Andy...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By FredR
Go to RealOEM.com and compare part numbers.

Go to RealOEM.com and compare part numbers.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By FredR
I use the boot cover. If for nothing else to keep...

I use the boot cover. If for nothing else to keep the under side of top cleaner and I prefer the look. There was some talk in the early days that the boot cover kept chaffing of the top where it...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-22-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By FredR
78.04% more or less.

78.04% more or less.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-21-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By FredR
Here's a place....

Here's a place. http://www.originalwheels.com/bmw-wheels/z3.php
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,286
Posted By FredR
Switch is to the left of the steering column....

Switch is to the left of the steering column. When on there will be a green indicator in the dash.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By FredR
Congrats on the wife's new ride! As far as the...

Congrats on the wife's new ride! As far as the rear window, it its an original window there are lots of DIYs that show you how. This is a good project for the both of you(it takes two to new window)....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-15-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By FredR
E36 BMWs have had issues with the ignition switch...

E36 BMWs have had issues with the ignition switch since the beginning. I've helped several friends to replace them, but luckily mine still operates. If you do a Google you will come up with lots of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By FredR
I would, except when the original radiator failed...

I would, except when the original radiator failed the gauge did move from straight up. It would cycle between normal and hot back to normal. So I know the temp sending unit and gauge work to notify...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By FredR
Rock steady just off the middle, doesn't vary.

Rock steady just off the middle, doesn't vary.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By FredR
Mine when at operating temp is a needle width to...

Mine when at operating temp is a needle width to the right of center.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By FredR
Gently squeeze the boot sides at the base next to...

Gently squeeze the boot sides at the base next to console.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-08-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,813
Posted By FredR
Good reason to leave her home! JK Yes, lots of...

Good reason to leave her home! JK Yes, lots of folks have put in aftermerket seats, But its a bit complicated. Z3s have an offset seat base so aftermarket seat don't just bolt in. You need a base...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-08-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By FredR
How many miles? Anywhere above 70k miles its...

How many miles? Anywhere above 70k miles its close to needing pre-cat o2 sensors, which are considered expendable items.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-29-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By FredR
Did you fill the gas tank recently? Most common...

Did you fill the gas tank recently? Most common reasom for CEL is the gas cap, but as Monolith said you need to get the codes read to be certain. Most autoparts will read the codes for free.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By FredR
Year, and engine of Z or plug in the last 7 of...

Year, and engine of Z or plug in the last 7 of your VIN into realoem.com. That will get you the correct parts list. From there its easy.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By FredR
There probably is a loose connection on one of...

There probably is a loose connection on one of the wires since the light came on the first time. I will keep in touch.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-24-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By FredR
The SRS light can only be reset with a tool. For...

The SRS light can only be reset with a tool. For future Whalen Bushing installers leave the ignition key in your pocket. Maygro, I'll be in Arlington the end of April if you haven't gotten it reset...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-24-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,951
Posted By FredR
Nice write up! I guess that since I still drive...

Nice write up! I guess that since I still drive my same OLD Z and the battery in under the hood I won't be able to enjoy the benefits of your instructions. OH wait! The M3 has a buried battery too!...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-24-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,177
Posted By FredR
Bummer! The insurance company can't tell you...

Bummer! The insurance company can't tell you where to have your car fixed! You can choose any shop to do the repairs. If they try that, contact the state insurance commision and they will stop that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By FredR
Texas in the Spring is great! We are the spring...

Texas in the Spring is great! We are the spring wildflower capital. We have a group drive on the calendar for Mar31-Apr1. Here's the link http://anachargreta.com/Z3/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By FredR
Flossy21, are you aware that you have a British...

Flossy21, are you aware that you have a British Tradition edition? Here's a link with a bit of info for you. http://www.zroadster.net/tim/colors/col-limited.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,120
Posted By FredR
The Bilstein HDs that are hard to find are the...

The Bilstein HDs that are hard to find are the rears, Bilstein listings are for the Sport. I'm not a fan of lowered springs on Zs. The camber increase in the rear is excessive IMHO. I'm real big and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,120
Posted By FredR
I would recommend replacing the rear shock mounts...

I would recommend replacing the rear shock mounts even if they look OK when you replace the shocks. Its just a matter of time before stock mounts fail and start making noise. It is hard separting the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,120
Posted By FredR
I have Rogue rear shock mounts on the M3 and...

I have Rogue rear shock mounts on the M3 and Ground Control on the Z3. Both allow you to replace the shocks from below once installed. But how often do you replace rear shocks? Any of the aftermarket...
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