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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Randy Forbes
Lift up the leather boot surrounding the handle,...

Lift up the leather boot surrounding the handle, and use the two (2= large adjusting nut and jam nut) to take the slack out of the cable.

Go on ebay and buy a bootleg copy of the TIS, EPC, ETM for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Randy Forbes
Without getting too scientific, or exceeding my...

Without getting too scientific, or exceeding my intelligence (don't laugh, I see other people exceed theirs all the time...) suffice it to say that products of combustion turn acidic in the oil, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By Randy Forbes
Just to eliminate the possibility, and at 190,000...

Just to eliminate the possibility, and at 190,000 miles it will be money well spent, one of my suggestions would be to send ALL SIX (6.) fuel injectors out to be cleaned and serviced. It's not an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Randy Forbes
Thank you Dale! We may have lost Ron the man,...

Thank you Dale! We may have lost Ron the man, but his legacy will continue for future generations of BMW enthusiasts, thanks to your generosity.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-12-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Randy Forbes
Ron Stygar, R.I.P.

I regret to inform everyone that Ronald J. Stygar passed this morning at 5:30 AM EST.

Dale, aka Dr Burr, informed me a little before 11:00 this morning. I don't have the exact cause of death, but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-15-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,540
Posted By Randy Forbes
+1 Highly probable. Also, sounds like the...

+1 Highly probable.

Also, sounds like the idle control valve could stand a cleaning too.

Edit: though not to be ignored, the thermostat fault would not contribute to rough running, or sending...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-13-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 71,679
Posted By Randy Forbes
Yep, later cars, possibly >4/99, used a different...

Yep, later cars, possibly >4/99, used a different control unit and the shafts do not pass through the fascia, so the whole unit, knobs and all, is pushed into the hollows.

There are also...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-13-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Randy Forbes
Roger that! I pulled the stickers off as...

Roger that!

I pulled the stickers off as soon as I got the cars home from the dealer ('99 CPO w/5400 miles and '01 PCD w/6.0 miles) and stuck them on the back cover of the owners manuals.

So if...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-07-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By Randy Forbes
That's music? I thought it was a plea for...

That's music?

I thought it was a plea for help!

:tsk:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-07-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By Randy Forbes
There are "hash marks" on both the tank and the...

There are "hash marks" on both the tank and the pump body; lines those up and it's straight.

Hi Tom, yep, still around after all these years (have Zoran's / Jen's old Coupe now too)! Hope that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-04-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By Randy Forbes
First off, the gauge reading not giving linear,...

First off, the gauge reading not giving linear, or at the least, expected readings from FULL on down to say 1/4-1/8 tank has to do with the shape of tank itself.

I can show you pictures, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Randy Forbes
Yes, this is how 99% of the cars I see are...

Yes, this is how 99% of the cars I see are equipped__only deviation s have been when someone else took it apart and didn't reuse all the pieces.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Randy Forbes
I just opened it with a laptop/Google Chrome. ...

I just opened it with a laptop/Google Chrome.

Hey Michael!!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By Randy Forbes
That's pretty big of you! Did that xmsn come out...

That's pretty big of you! Did that xmsn come out of a Z3 by any chance, or is that just wishful thinking?

Al Mancuso, pretty sure he frequents this forum, as well as the other popular one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Randy Forbes
The head cover/cam cover/valve cover, whatever...

The head cover/cam cover/valve cover, whatever you want to call it doesn't usually leak on its own; it's when pressure builds up in there that the oil is forced out.

A blocked/clogged cyclone oil...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Randy Forbes
Only put the anti-seize__my preference is for...

Only put the anti-seize__my preference is for Kopr-Shield__on the first few threads, and VERY SPARINGLY.

A little goes a long way.

You DO NOT want the lubricant to reach or get on the conical...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Randy Forbes
I recently broke a 17mm impact socket (with a...

I recently broke a 17mm impact socket (with a standard breaker bar, no air tool or extension pipe) removing a lug-bolt on a customer's car. The threads on that bolt were distinctly stretched, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-24-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Randy Forbes
I have a mint condition pair of OE roll hoops...

I have a mint condition pair of OE roll hoops that were removed from an 01 M Rdstr when it was still pretty new; the car's owner fitted the chrome hoops that were then popular aftermarket items...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-09-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Randy Forbes
You can see how I did the job, in pictures, but I...

You can see how I did the job, in pictures, but I don't do write ups.

http://spcarsplus.com/gallery3/var/resizes/BLR-DEER/IMG_8445.jpg?m=1350776396

Thirty-two (32) page album here: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-09-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Randy Forbes
I stay pretty busy, usually booked three (>3)...

I stay pretty busy, usually booked three (>3) months out all the time, but I might be able to slot you in between some of the other work I'm doing.

I'm on the outskirts of Parrish, about forty...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By Randy Forbes
Here are the front and back pages of the...

Here are the front and back pages of the Inspection Worksheet, as used by the dealer's techs when performing the oil, Inspection I / II services:

This one is for the 01 model year; I also have the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Randy Forbes
From a guess__that really is a lousy picture__it...

From a guess__that really is a lousy picture__it looks like it goes to the remote CD changer, if one was fitted. Seems there'd be a second plug/connector too (6-conductor?). Guessing again, but was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Randy Forbes
Left to right: 1/4 turn fastener for the LH...

Left to right:
1/4 turn fastener for the LH wheelwell trim panel in the trunk; receptacle for the fastener is up fairly high, by the taillight. Removing that 1/4 turn fastener gives access to the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Randy Forbes
Nice inheritance! I also have an 01 M Rdstr that...

Nice inheritance! I also have an 01 M Rdstr that we bought new__it's probably been the most reliable, least expensive to maintain, car that I have ever owned!

Given the mileage, and planned...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Randy Forbes
Two (2) things come to mind, after reading the...

Two (2) things come to mind, after reading the above posts; I think you need to find someone with an Autologics diagnostic computer, and utilize the Bleed ABS function in it. The Autologics will...
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