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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Blacklane
1. There are some great internet tools that...

1. There are some great internet tools that convert tire and wheel combinations to actual size so you can make comparisons. It's pretty common to run square set-ups on the non-M versions of these...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) z3 seat belt guides
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Posted By Blacklane
There are plenty of pictures in the eBay ad. Just...

There are plenty of pictures in the eBay ad. Just go to eBay and search on the item number. From Post #14 above: "GO TO Ebay Item # 150914868208."

It's been around for years. Way past the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Blacklane
I carry a tire repair/inflation kit in my trunk...

I carry a tire repair/inflation kit in my trunk and a roadside assistance card in my billfold. You can find repair/inflation kits at any auto supply source, online or walk-in. Even Wal-Mart has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Blacklane
One of the biggest complaints about Z3s is the...

One of the biggest complaints about Z3s is the lack of wheel options. Good Luck.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Blacklane
Boy, I don't know. The smaller offset might make...

Boy, I don't know. The smaller offset might make the tire hit the front strut. Maybe you'll need spacers.

I think the back ones will be fine.

I would look them up on Wheel-Size.com: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Blacklane
Cheap aftermarket parts seems like a likely...

Cheap aftermarket parts seems like a likely explanation.

They should cost about $50 US each. Bosch is a good brand. You can buy them from one of the site sponsors at the top of the forum page.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Blacklane
You need a Bentley manual, usually available on...

You need a Bentley manual, usually available on Amazon. You can also find the factory Technical Instruction Sheets (TIS) in CD form on eBay. It can be a challenge to get it installed, tough, since...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Blacklane
While the seats are out, you should replace the...

While the seats are out, you should replace the bushings to fix the sliding problem. Maybe install the seat-tilt mod for more comforts.

I'm not sure what small pieces your are trying to replace,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Blacklane
Maybe you didn't get the bolts tight. Maybe the...

Maybe you didn't get the bolts tight.
Maybe the up/down mechanism is broken or loose.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Blacklane
Jack up the back of the car and turn the wheels...

Jack up the back of the car and turn the wheels and driveshaft to try to isolate the noise. A stethoscope or rubber hose might be helpful to pinpoint the noise.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Blacklane
I've actually never heard of that kit until I...

I've actually never heard of that kit until I searched just now. It appears to be a set of Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks for a fairly attractive price (at least in the US).

I have a set of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Blacklane
Bavarian Autosport has a YouTube video that's...

Bavarian Autosport has a YouTube video that's pretty close to the Z3 6-cylinder engine. Someone pointed that out on your last post: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803575
Pelican...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 31,300
Posted By Blacklane
You will get better results by starting a new...

You will get better results by starting a new post rather than hijacking this one. Also, be sure to use the "Search This Forum" button near the top right of the forum page.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Blacklane
khammack is correct: there is a window...

khammack is correct: there is a window adjustment. Look over this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=666872
There are several more posts on the subject. Just use the "Search...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Blacklane
Or Beisan Systems for VANOS diagnostics and...

Or Beisan Systems for VANOS diagnostics and repair.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) z3 seat belt guides
Views: 2,602
Posted By Blacklane
There are plenty of pictures in the eBay ad. ...

There are plenty of pictures in the eBay ad. Just go to eBay and search on the item number. From Post #14 above: "GO TO Ebay Item # 150914868208."
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Blacklane
The 1996-1999 subwoofer, if equipped, has two 5...

The 1996-1999 subwoofer, if equipped, has two 5 1/4 inch speakers mounted back-to-back in the subwoofer box. These are actually identical to the kick panel speakers. In model year 2000, these were...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) z3 seat belt guides
Views: 2,602
Posted By Blacklane
I don't believe he's selling them; he's telling...

I don't believe he's selling them; he's telling you where to find them on ebay.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Blacklane
Here's a good description of the system: ...

Here's a good description of the system: http://www.europeantransmissions.com/Bulletin/DTC.BMW/EML-BMW.pdf

What are those codes? With only 3 digits, they're not the generic P codes from an OBD 2...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Blacklane
If I recall correctly, It just pulls straight...

If I recall correctly, It just pulls straight off. It's really hard, though.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Blacklane
I'm not sure I would use a screwdriver there. I...

I'm not sure I would use a screwdriver there. I would use a flat putty knife if I needed anything. However, I've never needed anything but my fingers.
See posts 14-16 here:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) z3 seat belt guides
Views: 2,602
Posted By Blacklane
I had those Velcro things for a while hoping that...

I had those Velcro things for a while hoping that the drag on the seat belt would some day diminish. I just had to fight to get the belts to retract. One day, the loose belt got caught in the door...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-29-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Blacklane
That would be unusual for an OBD-2 engine to...

That would be unusual for an OBD-2 engine to flood.

Are you sure it's flooding? Long crank times can also be caused by fuel pressure leaking down due to a leak, faulty pressure regulator, bad...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Blacklane
For reliability and peace-of-mind, you should...

For reliability and peace-of-mind, you should start with replacing all of the plastic cooling system components: radiator, water pump, water pump pulley, fan, thermostat, thermostat housing, hoses,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Blacklane
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703491
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