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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 09:29 AM
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Views: 682
Posted By vintage42
It is not at all like the real sticker. Here's...

It is not at all like the real sticker. Here's the $8 "monroney" for my car which was built in 10/96:
http://monroneylabels.com/cars/9311
It is about like the build data sheet you can get free from...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By vintage42
That is a source of seepage which would look...

That is a source of seepage which would look different from a hose leak. The top of my reservoir was a little oily so I replaced the cap's O-ring, PN 32 41 1 128 333. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By vintage42
Right, I found the wrong product. That one should...

Right, I found the wrong product. That one should at least be compatible. But it says its stop leak is a seal conditioner, and the OP says his hoses are leaking.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By vintage42
The power steering uses automatic transmission...

The power steering uses automatic transmission fluid (ATF). The original fill was probably Dexron III which is now superseded by Dexron VI.
Valvoline MaxLife is a motor oil. It should not be used...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By vintage42
In discussing the merits of suspensions, remember...

In discussing the merits of suspensions, remember that the OP was not free to order them. He said:
"If I order M-sport and adaptive suspension I would need to give up Technology package (only get...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By vintage42
Some DIYs: ...

Some DIYs:
http://perkornhall.se/Per_Kornhall/Rear_upper_mounts.html
http://www.rogueengineering.com/pdf/re_rsm.pdf

Many buy the Meyle kit with the locked-in rubber and the reinforcement plates:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By vintage42
Based on what you value and need, your budget and...

Based on what you value and need, your budget and your age, I think you made the best choice of options. You will constantly appreciate the safety options, and will not know what you missed with the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By vintage42
What does ECM stand for?

What does ECM stand for?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By vintage42
Is the top in good condition so there is no smile...

Is the top in good condition so there is no smile or gap above the rubber window gasket?
Does the window go all the way up to press against the rubber gasket?
Is the gasket in good soft...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By vintage42
Here are some things that you must do -- unless...

Here are some things that you must do -- unless you know that they have already been done:

Cooling system

The plastic parts will fail and leak coolant. The radiator and reservoir will leak slow...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By vintage42
http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-bmw-z3-m/

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-bmw-z3-m/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By vintage42
It must be GL5 which is for differentials. GL4...

It must be GL5 which is for differentials. GL4 lacks the extreme pressure metallic sulfur additives to resist the shearing force of the hypoid gears. GL4 is only suitable for transmissions (but not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By vintage42
Glove box sag The sag comes from a 2 pound...

Glove box sag
The sag comes from a 2 pound metal plate in the lid and maybe a 1 pound zipper case full of manuals in the box. You can unscrew the lid (without removing the box), remove the plate,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By vintage42
Might it be from one side or the other? Do you...

Might it be from one side or the other? Do you think it might still be there when the top is down, but you can't hear it? Is it a rattle or a knocking? With the top up, can you hold a metal bow and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By vintage42
No restrictions on Bimmerfest or Bimmerforum on...

No restrictions on Bimmerfest or Bimmerforum on using links from anywhere. Roadfly has a restriction that replaces links with ****, and it has become greatly diminished, perhaps as a result of no...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By vintage42
The Packages also seem disorganized. Maybe BYO...

The Packages also seem disorganized. Maybe BYO came out of beta too soon.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By vintage42
The link in here will download a PDF DIY: ...

The link in here will download a PDF DIY:
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=20854

And here's a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEAzWJtmM30
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By vintage42
My amp lump is on the other side, the passenger...

My amp lump is on the other side, the passenger side, next to the CD changer. Odd that the factory would ever have put the amp and the CD changer on opposite sides, as their harnesses go to the same...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
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) 08-27-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
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) 08-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
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) 08-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
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) 08-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
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) 08-26-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
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) 08-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
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
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