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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-10-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By Vinci
That config sounds correct. For what it's worth,...

That config sounds correct. For what it's worth, your DRLs are actually your highbeams running at 80%.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By Vinci
The center (pilot) bearing isn't typically part...

The center (pilot) bearing isn't typically part of a clutch kit.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,764
Posted By Vinci
I wish I knew that you needed them, Bob. I sold...

I wish I knew that you needed them, Bob. I sold my set after I finished mine.

There should be a few sets floating around. It's doubtful that anyone, other than Randy (or me) needs them for more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By Vinci
Bob, if you won't have a spare set of hands to...

Bob, if you won't have a spare set of hands to help you, you'll definitely want to get some more clearance than I had and a transmission jack. For me, it was simpler for me to remove/install the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-08-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By Vinci
What you are describing is exactly how it went...

What you are describing is exactly how it went with my car. It was noisy since I bought it, so I assumed it was normal. It then got suddenly worse, and I had to tear it apart. With that in mind, I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,957
Posted By Vinci
I don't know what is leaking, no. If I'm going to...

I don't know what is leaking, no. If I'm going to open the system, though, I am going to replace anything suspect. One of my last "refills" contained a UV dye, and I don't see anything in the engine...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,957
Posted By Vinci
I bought all the hardware, o-rings, blower seals,...

I bought all the hardware, o-rings, blower seals, plastic bits from the dealer. I ordered an evaporator, expansion valve, and dryer from AutohausAZ, though. They are supposed to be OEM, but I suspect...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By Vinci
Typically, the throwout bearing doesn't fail...

Typically, the throwout bearing doesn't fail suddenly and without a warning. When the bearing starts to wear out, you will hear the *whooshing* noise of loose bearing when the clutch is disengaged...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,957
Posted By Vinci
I just ordered all my A/C parts today, as well as...

I just ordered all my A/C parts today, as well as the euro glovebox I have been wanting to install since I bought the car. I have a few vacation days left to burn before July, so I might just spend...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Vinci
Is the tensioner base plate the entire tensioner...

Is the tensioner base plate the entire tensioner assembly or just the pivoting armature, minus the hydraulic piston? I know it used to be possible to get it as a whole assembly, but I think the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By Vinci
All of your tires are larger (taller and wider)...

All of your tires are larger (taller and wider) than the stock tires. It's not a huge deal in the rear, though it will make your speedometer read slower than you are actually going. In the front,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By Vinci
I like the look of the wheel, it's just the...

I like the look of the wheel, it's just the modifications that I am concerned with. Us lowly early-model owners have single-stage systems to deal with. ;)

Is the wheel's diameter any different...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-25-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By Vinci
What slipring does it use? Do you know what the...

What slipring does it use? Do you know what the PN for the airbag is or what model it came from, so I can look it up?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,098
Posted By Vinci
Was FM reception impacted? I have a short antenna...

Was FM reception impacted? I have a short antenna from a 3rd-party supplier, and while I can still get some reception, it's pretty poor.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By Vinci
The valve cover bolts aren't single-use, but the...

The valve cover bolts aren't single-use, but the rubber grommets around them are. If you haven't done one before, it's not that bad. I did mine in an afternoon, having never opened the motor before.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Vinci
Clint doesn't need an alarm. The only one who...

Clint doesn't need an alarm. The only one who attacks his car is him. ;)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,957
Posted By Vinci
I got my control arms installed a couple weeks...

I got my control arms installed a couple weeks ago, got my tires flipped today, and will be getting my shift pins serviced and my shifter linkage rebuilt next week. A/C is coming up on my to-do...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,957
Posted By Vinci
I doubt that you need to be too worried about the...

I doubt that you need to be too worried about the grease you use. I used 3M silicone paste when I did mine a couple years ago, and the stuff still looked new when I pulled the panels earlier this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By Vinci
If you read through my guide, you'll see where...

If you read through my guide, you'll see where the butyl tape goes (I list a BMW part number and the size specs). I don't know if the dealer can get it for you or not. I would assume they could, but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By Vinci
If everything is already assembled, it shouldn't...

If everything is already assembled, it shouldn't be too bad to install. Replacing the canvas is a job, though. Make sure you take your time and use your butyl tape properly. You don't want to battle...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-28-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By Vinci
I fixed mine by pulling back the sheathing around...

I fixed mine by pulling back the sheathing around the harness between the body and the trunk lid and using a sharp pin to pierce each wire in turn and check them with my meter. When I found the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-24-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,751
Posted By Vinci
When my center brake light didn't work, it was...

When my center brake light didn't work, it was the result of a break in the harness. You could confirm/eliminate this by using a multi-meter on the plug while someone holds the brake pedal down.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,199
Posted By Vinci
Ah, the 9012's are painted? All the photos that I...

Ah, the 9012's are painted? All the photos that I had seen showed them as bare.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,199
Posted By Vinci
Not going to fight the PZ's anymore? :angel: ...

Not going to fight the PZ's anymore? :angel:

To those of you with HIR bulbs, doesn't the lack of the painted tip cause some pretty serious glare for oncoming traffic?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,199
Posted By Vinci
Aren't they only plastic with the chrome-ringed...

Aren't they only plastic with the chrome-ringed headlights? I thought the early versions had glass lenses.
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