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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-20-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By TurnAround
Is there an iPhone Code Reader app yet? (Airbag reset too?)

My Z3 Roadster picked up an airbag light. It's probably a phantom re-light up from last May when we had the top replaced, and the top shop had to remove the seats. They don't have a reset tool...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By TurnAround
Thanks you guys. Ok, sounds like no fire risk...

Thanks you guys. Ok, sounds like no fire risk (phew).

Yeah, the cost has always seemed high to me too. I love my indi mechanic. They've helped me out (financially, and smarts) on many other...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-09-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
Posted By TurnAround
Hmmm.. Valve Cover Gasket leak, risk of fire?

Ok, silly question, but I have to ask...

On these M54 engines, the valve cover gaskets eventually start to leak. I've had to have the X5's replaced three times now. My Z3 Coupe's valve cover...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By TurnAround
Seimens/VDO replacement MAF sensor high quality?

Hi Guys.

I goofed up and broke my Z3 Coupe's MAF sensor and need to replace it. Bavarian Auto sells an original OEM BMW MAF for $400 something, but they also sell a Seimens/VDO MAF for $225...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By TurnAround
Hi David. The blade assemblies are much more...

Hi David. The blade assemblies are much more expensive, and I have three BMWs that need new sets. I just need the rubber inserts.

Where do you buy your Bosch micro edge inserts online?
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By TurnAround
That's normal. Both my Z3's do that. Our cars...

That's normal. Both my Z3's do that. Our cars are of the vintage where incandescent light bulbs are used for everything, instead of LEDs. There's a mini bulb inside each of those switches. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By TurnAround
Where online to order Bosch OEM wiper inserts ?

Needing new wiper inserts. Not the whole blade (metal + rubber). Just the rubber inserts.

Posting, because... I've had not so good luck with buying Bosch blade inserts outside of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By TurnAround
Thanks. I'll check the fluid condition and level...

Thanks. I'll check the fluid condition and level (haven't done that yet).
And I'll order 3 O-rings for the cars and replace them all.

Learning stuff every day about these engines! Good stuff. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By TurnAround
Highly recommend TC Kline Racing. They package...

Highly recommend TC Kline Racing. They package suspension kits that are based on the Koni line of shocks. I put their single (rebound) adjustable kit on my Coupe and am very happy with it. If I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By TurnAround
Leaking Power Steering fluid cap

My Coupe's been having this sort of 'burning rubber' smell coming off the engine after I get home and park sometimes. Been doing that for a year now. Yesterday, I was out driving and enjoying the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,056
Posted By TurnAround
How did you keep the springs? I thought there...

How did you keep the springs? I thought there was no way to easily get them off the factory struts without cutting the plates? Thx
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,056
Posted By TurnAround
Wait... I just realized this isn't going to work,...

Wait... I just realized this isn't going to work, for another reason; Correct me if I'm wrong, but ALL of the other shock replacement options/strategies, other than the Sachs OEM struts, are 'shock...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,056
Posted By TurnAround
Recommendations on ideal front struts for 'factory' ride quality?

Ok.. my wife's '01 Z3 3.0i Roadster again; 62k miles, and the shocks have been gone for at least 15k now, and I'm needing to pick out some replacements and could use your experience and advice with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By TurnAround
Hmm... I wonder if I'm frying my turn signal system?

5 years ago the original left front turn signal burned out on my wife's '02 Roadster, and I replaced both the front and the rear with some Sylvania 7507 (PY21W) bulbs I bought at Knechts... instead...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-26-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By TurnAround
Thanks!

Thanks you guys, that really helped a lot. Some really good choices there. My cars are already excited they'll get some new Microfiber!
:thumbup:
Forum: The Detail Department 01-24-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By TurnAround
Best microfiber drying towels? What happened to Wayne's Towels?

I went to do a Google search just now for Waynes Towels, but can't find his website anywhere. Is he still selling microfiber towels? Or if not, can you guys recommend a source for super high...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By TurnAround
The test is apparent. I'm inquiring about the...

The test is apparent. I'm inquiring about the geometry design of the suspension components so that I can re-fabricate the adjustment plates... now.. so as to produce the correct alignment numbers.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,692
Posted By TurnAround
Z3C: Will lowering the front change caster angle?

I installed a TCK ride height adjustable SA coilover kit in my '02 Z3C 3.0i a few years ago. The kit also includes their camber adjustment plates. I didn't know at the time, but the problem with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,099
Posted By TurnAround
Thanks guys. That info helps!

That info really helps. Thank you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-06-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,099
Posted By TurnAround
Z3 - Dumb Q on having Z safely towed

Most tow trucks these days are bed systems as opposed to "dolly". I replaced my Z3 Coupe's suspension and the car is now 1.25" lower. Without trying.. I'm guessing that if I had to have my car...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,906
Posted By TurnAround
Z3 or Z4: Replace air filter, how often?

On the advice of Bimmer Mag I've been replacing the air filters on my cars every 12k miles, regardless of their appearance. Dealer says 30k.

Mine look super clean when I swap them out, but like...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By TurnAround
Washington folks; Good twisty tour routes?

Oregonian looking to put together a road tour in late June or early July. Might do CA, or might head up to the gorge in search of some nice twistie touring routes. I've heard of "The Washington...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-10-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,332
Posted By TurnAround
[Keeping in mind I have Z3's and do not have a...

[Keeping in mind I have Z3's and do not have a Z4, but have tested the Z4 and it has similar body roll, squat, dive, and slight understeer characteristics as the Z3. Have not tested the MZ4, but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By TurnAround
I'm studying the instructions and pics on the Bav...

I'm studying the instructions and pics on the Bav Auto site, but I can't make out exactly how these bushings and bolts work. The instructions make mention of a cotter pin, the use of special plyers,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,968
Posted By TurnAround
Me like. We did the same. :thumbup:

Me like. We did the same.
:thumbup:
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