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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Wertles
http://bimmerdiffs.myshopify.com/collections/z3-pr...

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I would try this, especially if you are a tall guy. It changes the angle of the seat so you sit IN the seat, not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Wertles
It's fairly normal (if it's an automatic). My car...

It's fairly normal (if it's an automatic). My car would drop 2 inches in drive, raise 2 inches in reverse. New shocks, 1/2 inch each way now plus a much better ride.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Wertles
OP, you and Vintage42 have completely deferent...

OP, you and Vintage42 have completely deferent transmissions. The problems that plague your ZF transmission are different than what plague his. Of course, changing fluid is a logical, cheap ($30)...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Wertles
I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.

I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Wertles
I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.

I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Wertles
No. To do the job properly requires removing the...

No. To do the job properly requires removing the leather. It honestly wasn't a big deal. It took me 45 minutes per side once the seat was out. I was doing bushings at the same time. I need to do it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Wertles
It does not add any horsepower to the car. It...

It does not add any horsepower to the car. It sheds quite a bit of weight over stock though. It is quite a bit louder than stock. Magnaflow never made a direct bolt on replacement for our cars....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Wertles
Stop driving the car immediately!!! You are...

Stop driving the car immediately!!! You are fortunate to have caught it before any major damage has been done. The usual post is that the hood is trashed from the exploded fan, the radiator is taken...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Wertles
Run from that mechanic. $600 to change a throttle...

Run from that mechanic. $600 to change a throttle body? I'd do it for a beer in 15 minutes. Someone's trying desperately to screw you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Wertles
Feel free to PM me. I also live in Rochester. We...

Feel free to PM me. I also live in Rochester. We can take a test drive and figure it out. It is really hard to diagnose strange sounds over the Internet.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Wertles
RF subframe fix ~$3000 for someone to do, ~$1000...

RF subframe fix ~$3000 for someone to do, ~$1000 if you do it yourself. Can't comment on bearings. Don't sandblast the wheels. It's best to acid dip them clean. My wheel guy does a set including...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Wertles
It's a piece of cake to replace. The pulleys need...

It's a piece of cake to replace. The pulleys need to be replaced from time to time. I just replaced all 3 on my S-52. There is no lubing or oiling that will work for any amount of time so just order...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Wertles
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By Wertles
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z342/wertles72...

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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-29-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Wertles
I run Amsoil in my trains and rear diff. I have 4...

I run Amsoil in my trains and rear diff. I have 4 years running the fluid. My car gets driven around the town, long trips and gets tracked. There has been no issues whatsoever. As stated above, when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Wertles
Post a picture of your motor and we will tell...

Post a picture of your motor and we will tell you. My 2.5 has M badges on the steering wheel and other various bits. It by no means is an M but an M interior package.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Wertles
Just did this on a single vanos S-52 but this was...

Just did this on a single vanos S-52 but this was a one man job. I made a tool like you can get off of eBay with scrap metal. The besian directions are spot on. If you can't make your own tool, spend...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Wertles
Use this thread. ...

Use this thread.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?632391-ac-fan-only-works-on-4-write-up-)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Wertles
I have both, an auto in the 2002 and the stick in...

I have both, an auto in the 2002 and the stick in the M. Each has it's place. The auto is very nice to drive and very relaxing on long drives. The stick is FUN. You decide. It will be your car.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Wertles
Heavier fluid will not hurt anything but fuel...

Heavier fluid will not hurt anything but fuel economy. Off the top of my head, the M cars call for 90-140, the other 6 cylinder cars 75-110 and the 4 cylinders 75-90. I have Amsoil 90-140 in my diff...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-31-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Wertles
You need to add more info to get a realistic...

You need to add more info to get a realistic number. Color combo, sunroof, rod bearing/subframe status, other modifications, recent maintenance etc. When dealing with a 14 year old car, these details...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By Wertles
It's easy and cheaper to keep the springs. All...

It's easy and cheaper to keep the springs. All you need is to rent a spring compressor from autozone if you are going to do it yourself or any repair shop will have them. I went with Monroe shocks...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Wertles
It should be located at the junction of where the...

It should be located at the junction of where the flexible hose meets the hard line at the slave. Only the M cars came with the restriction built into the hose.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-19-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By Wertles
It doesn't matter. Each state had its own...

It doesn't matter. Each state had its own classification for titles. New York has clean, salvage and salvage-parts only. Both salvage titles mean that an insurance company has deemed the car too...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-15-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Wertles
Do it once, do it right. Most likely you will...

Do it once, do it right. Most likely you will break the plastic bits anyway while getting to the water pump and flushing it out. I just took mine apart with 68,000 miles and the thermostat housing...
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