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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By kurth
Question Body work question - front air dam z3

Any advice on cleaning up the dings and cracks in the front air dam. Took a little getting used to so as not to crunch on parking curbs. Now, years later, I would like it to look as good as the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By kurth
Z3 spoiler

Hi all.

I have about two months before driving season and would like to get my front spoiler cleaned up. I have rebuilt other vehicles from the ground up, but have done nothing besides seat and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-25-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By kurth
Problem solved (for now) pulled passenger seat,...

Problem solved (for now) pulled passenger seat, everything was clean and tight, put anti oxi on connectors. Drove car to friends rural one man auto shop. His snap-on computer has the round...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-25-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By kurth
david, have you or anyone ever heard of the b200...

david, have you or anyone ever heard of the b200 srs reset tool? its 48.95 and some reviews on bavarian imports says it works great for this.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By kurth
Airbag light on cluster lit

:dunno: The airbag icon decided to come on. First, intermittently, now full time. No trauma to car. Any ideas? Thanks.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By kurth
The synthetic oil grade/weight varies by...

The synthetic oil grade/weight varies by manufacture or brand. Your 1999 m52 2.8 would use 0W-40 in Mobil 1. Not sure what your brand spec is.
Unless you are planning to race/rally with the car,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By kurth
Id buy two of them, but i dont like the beveled...

Id buy two of them, but i dont like the beveled edge on the rear bumper reflectors.:D
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By kurth
They go back to 00-01. ...

They go back to 00-01.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Z8_(E52)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,275
Posted By kurth
2nd the mesh windblocker.

2nd the mesh windblocker.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By kurth
I would like to see some chat on the z8, my holy...

I would like to see some chat on the z8, my holy grail.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By kurth
Z3 Bodywork

Spring has nearly sprung, and I want to have my front and rear bumper covers refinished. The previous owner used the parking stops in parking lots literally. Front has good wear on the bottom apex...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,676
Posted By kurth
z3 code reader

Not an issue about $, just WHICH one to buy. Most have the cylindrical Peake unit, however the Equus 3030 Innova Diagnostic Code Reader for OBDII Vehicles
is locally available and seems to do more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,676
Posted By kurth
2000 z3 code reader

Want one. Need one. The Peake code/scan is $130, is there another/better option or do I just get the Peake unit?:dunno:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-20-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By kurth
A recent search for z3 m for sale - any distance,...

A recent search for z3 m for sale - any distance, showed 5 beautiful //m's for less than 18 k. Auto trader had 496 z3's as of this morning. A rough //m with a bent frame was no doubt rode hard and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,899
Posted By kurth
I am southwest of Madison, about 30 Minutes north...

I am southwest of Madison, about 30 Minutes north of the Lovely State of IL, Monroe would be the closest town. My Mobil 1 google search showed about 48 bucks for the oil and I figured the best...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,899
Posted By kurth
2000 z3 2.8 oil change

When I take my car out of storage next month, it will be oil change time (my 1st with the car). I have changed the oil in every vehicle I have ever owned. THe car has had a steady diet of Mobil 1...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,326
Posted By kurth
Dont be afraid of the new Cadillac

Drive one, and be honest. They are sweet.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-11-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By kurth
z3 rear window

I put in an OEM or clone last year (the one with the thin black piping). It was about 200 dollars US and went in fine. The biggest pain in the rear was getting the zipper started, but there are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By kurth
Cad??? Thanks for the insult. The car is in a...

Cad??? Thanks for the insult. The car is in a heated shop,the spent fuel exhausted to the outside. No, with 20+ inches of snow this car wont see the pavement until late april for any exercise. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By kurth
Its a 2000, 2.8 with 52k miles. I took it to the...

Its a 2000, 2.8 with 52k miles. I took it to the dealer after I got it and the only thing they recommended (after considering the records) was break fluid fill and flush and coolant fill and flush. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By kurth
z3 engine tick

As a one year owner of a z3 and an persnickity engine maintenance freak, I am wondering how much of the rhythmic tick noise is normal with the m52 2.8 engine. Its a fast ticking, noticeable with the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,320
Posted By kurth
z3 in heated storage

you folks suck. Its 19 degrees. 14 more inches of snow here this past weekend. My z is on a rack in a heated storage facility. Last week I was in phoenix for a little play. Got to the airport...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,077
Posted By kurth
Thanks for the correction on the M vs S,... I...

Thanks for the correction on the M vs S,... I told you, Im a BMW novice. I can design the plumbing and electrical systems in a nuclear power plant, just dont ask me which end of the pen goes into...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,077
Posted By kurth
Enlightening reading. I am learning more and...

Enlightening reading. I am learning more and more about MY car. If I understand you correctly, in summation: The z3 is great fun to drive (I like the go cart reference) and I can attest. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,077
Posted By kurth
Red face My vote would be for the z3. Beauty, however, is...

My vote would be for the z3. Beauty, however, is in the eye of the beholder. I bought mine after driving a friends z4. I had never operated a car quite like the z's - the handling just blew me...
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