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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Wertles
You have broken the back of the knob. There are...

You have broken the back of the knob. There are good fixes for it if you hit the search button. The real fix though starts on post 11 of this thread. I have done it to three different cars and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Wertles
I have the hexomats in the roadster. I picked...

I have the hexomats in the roadster. I picked them up used and cheap. They do the job. I like the Weather Tech better.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Wertles
It has a different clutch, different...

It has a different clutch, different differential, different axles, different brakes, different wheels and tires and different suspension. The transmission is the same.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Wertles
Our cars can handle up to about 400 hp (yes, it...

Our cars can handle up to about 400 hp (yes, it is torque that breaks things) before things really get out of hand. The subframe still needs to be reinforced, the 2.8 clutch will most likely not hold...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Wertles
Many have turbocharged their Z's. There are no...

Many have turbocharged their Z's. There are no bolt on kits available. Most are one off custom set ups. There really wasn't enough of our cars made or the demand for increased power for kits to be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Wertles
Pretty much any aftermarket flywheel will be...

Pretty much any aftermarket flywheel will be lighter than oem. Aluminum flywheels with steel friction surfaces run in the 8-10 pound range and these should be used in a car that really doesn't see a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Wertles
A light weight single mass flywheel will require...

A light weight single mass flywheel will require more revs to get going, be more prone to stall at take off, will make idle a little more irradic, and make your transmission prone to chatter at idle...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Wertles
If you take a few pictures of the engine in the...

If you take a few pictures of the engine in the engine bay, it would be very helpful in determining what motor you have.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Wertles
You can pull it off then get a new one. Each...

You can pull it off then get a new one. Each quality knob will go right on our shift levers. Some non bmw knobs stay secure with a set screw. Some universal knobs take a little work to get right...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-11-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Wertles
Don't buy one for $200. That's a rip off. If you...

Don't buy one for $200. That's a rip off. If you have to have the exact knob that came on the car, order it from thebmwpartstore.com, pelican parts etc but not the dealer. It will be cheaper. My...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Wertles
Go to Walmart, get Mobile 1 5W-40 and your car...

Go to Walmart, get Mobile 1 5W-40 and your car will out last you. With yearly 3000 mile oil changes, just about anything you put in there would be fine. Other M engines like the S-54 need the higher...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Wertles
A couple of thoughts. First, 166K miles is not...

A couple of thoughts. First, 166K miles is not the end of life for a well maintained 2.8. The cooling system is the weak point so see what has been replaced. If unsure of what is original, plan on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 722
Posted By Wertles
It is not an M. Up until 2000, the M cars all had...

It is not an M. Up until 2000, the M cars all had the S-52, 3.2 liter motor. 2001-2002 M cars have the S54, 3.2 liter motor. M cars have dual exhaust, different suspension, brakes, gauges, mirrors,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By Wertles
An engine designed to run on 91/93 octane will be...

An engine designed to run on 91/93 octane will be most powerful and efficient running that grade of gas. In a pinch, running lower octane fuels will be fine because BMW has knock sensors. You will...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By Wertles
Directly from the owners manual. ...

Directly from the owners manual.

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z342/wertles72/imagejpg1_zpsab9d323c.jpg
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Wertles
Check the fuse first. Had the exact same issue. ...

Check the fuse first. Had the exact same issue. Pulled the fuse, replaced it. All better.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By Wertles
http://www.bimmerdiffs.com/collections/z3-products...

http://www.bimmerdiffs.com/collections/z3-products

OR

http://www.whalenshiftmachine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=8&zenid=5599d830329fd5c0382f56f684660dc4



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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By Wertles
I'm not sure what year it changed, but the...

I'm not sure what year it changed, but the earlier seats have different connectors than the later ones. There are adapters you can buy to retrofit later seats into earlier cars without having to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Wertles
Try this. ...

Try this.

http://e36-drift.blogspot.com/2009/04/14-diy-service-indicator-reset.html?m=1
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-30-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Wertles
Do you allow coupes?:rofl:

Do you allow coupes?:rofl:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Wertles
I am guessing, if it's like any other tourist...

I am guessing, if it's like any other tourist group run (I am a corner flagger at The Glen) that it will be a supervised run around the track, meaning there will be a lead pace car and no passing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Wertles
I'll shoot him a text to see if he knows someone.

I'll shoot him a text to see if he knows someone.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Wertles
You need to find a good wheel repair place. The...

You need to find a good wheel repair place. The bent wheels can most of the time be straightened. The cost is usually $80-100. I have had 1 on my coupe and 3 on my parents car straightened with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Wertles
With the transmission and diff, the best practice...

With the transmission and diff, the best practice is to change the fluids after they are warm. Both the transmission and diff have a drain plug and a fill plug. There are many write ups on the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Wertles
You are correct that there are no replacement u...

You are correct that there are no replacement u joints except for a remanufactured shaft. I tried to have mine replaced when I had my driveshaft shortened for my 6 speed conversion only to find that...
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