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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-07-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Pima Roadster
I was under the impression that the VANOS seals...

I was under the impression that the VANOS seals failing would give idle issues but this is new tech to me. Got everything buttoned up the second time after I flubbed the position of the bellows which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-30-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Pima Roadster
Many thanks for the input. No other hoses broken....

Many thanks for the input. No other hoses broken. Idles & runs too smooth to need the vanos seals but as with the coolant system, it will all need attention eventually. Both intake hoses were cracked...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Pima Roadster
Air filter was replaced in the last year or so....

Air filter was replaced in the last year or so. On the coolant system, I intend to wait until the mileage is closer to the 60K mile which the consensus is that the coolant system should be renovated....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Pima Roadster
Intake bellows & what else?

Our garage queen '01 3.0 (35K miles) has a torn rubber tube aft of the air mass meter so I will replace that & the one before. Looks like there are several other smaller hoses on the intake side...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-28-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Pima Roadster
Thank you @hornhospital for the tutorial! I would...

Thank you @hornhospital for the tutorial! I would think the E24 deck lid would be wider than 51" but perhaps not. This spoiler is one piece & does not have the cut out for the roundel. I did see...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-28-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Pima Roadster
Giving it a try!

Giving it a try!
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Pima Roadster
If there was a way to post pictures directly from...

If there was a way to post pictures directly from my PC I would do so but it does not appear that is possible. My wife, after 40 years in the IT industry, has strong views about interactions &...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-27-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,608
Posted By Pima Roadster
So now I am confused after making another post...

So now I am confused after making another post about this subject. Evidently there is the tension cable & there is a tension rope if I interpret correctly. The cable is perhaps for the top assembly &...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-27-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Pima Roadster
What you have described is simply a tensioner for...

What you have described is simply a tensioner for the inner top liner. If I am incorrect someone please say so. I have one broken too but since the top has not been raised in four years, it is not a...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-27-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Pima Roadster
Deck spoiler identification

I have had this deck spoiler for many years & would like to sell it. I believe it may be for the E21 but there are no identification marks. It is a bridge spoiler made of the soft material with one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Pima Roadster
As an owner of a Dakar Yellow 3.0, I concur with...

As an owner of a Dakar Yellow 3.0, I concur with you about the Phoenix Yellow & Evergreen. The latter is what I wanted but when the one I have literally fell into my lap with only 28K miles in 2011,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-07-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Pima Roadster
I do not like tire dressing & use the Meguiars...

I do not like tire dressing & use the Meguiars rubber & vinyl cleaner/conditioner instead. http://www.meguiars.com/en/professional/products/m4016-vinylrubber-cleanerconditioner-16oz/
It does not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Pima Roadster
The reservoir is a remote mount as opposed to the...

The reservoir is a remote mount as opposed to the style where the pump & reservoir are integrated. The reservoir itself has a filter built into it so the whole unit is replaced. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Pima Roadster
Yes, the O-ring on the p/s cap is frequently a...

Yes, the O-ring on the p/s cap is frequently a source for a leak. However, do be aware that the p/s reservoir does contain a filter which should be serviced periodically. Life of the steering rack...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,807
Posted By Pima Roadster
I will second the praise on the 9011 & 9012...

I will second the praise on the 9011 & 9012 upgrade. An unexpected bonus with these is the flare up on the shoulder side of the beam which illuminates the side of the road nicely. Also discovered the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Pima Roadster
As suggested, the Inspection II covers the...

As suggested, the Inspection II covers the gauntlet & will give you a base for future service. Our '01 was acquired in 2011 with 28.5K miles. As it is our second car & rarely driven, I have gone...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Pima Roadster
Likely the reference is to the serpentine belt....

Likely the reference is to the serpentine belt. Big question is did the purchase include service records? On the 6 cylinder models, 60K is a critical point for service of the cooling system. Do a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Pima Roadster
This is my take on the situation. If you have the...

This is my take on the situation. If you have the early style, the key has a button you depress to illuminate the key when unlocking etc. This is the style that came with my early 2001. With the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Pima Roadster
I am reluctant to post a link for the world to...

I am reluctant to post a link for the world to see from a company with which I do not do business & is not a sponsor here. Suppose you could call it an ethics kind of thing, just one of my quirks....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-30-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,807
Posted By Pima Roadster
Perhaps you should consider the Philips 9012....

Perhaps you should consider the Philips 9012. Check them out at www.candlepowerinc.com There is also a high beam upgrade available.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Pima Roadster
Link sent to your mailbox.

Link sent to your mailbox.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Pima Roadster
Exterior manual folding mirror stuck

Our garage space is close at best so I regularly fold the driver side mirror. Decided there was a need to fold the passenger side too but found it stuck (USA market vehicles or markets where the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,382
Posted By Pima Roadster
Nice upgrades! Something to consider with the...

Nice upgrades! Something to consider with the painted rotor hubs is a product called Wheel Mates made by the people who make Kleen Wheels. This is a gasket of sorts to go between the wheel & the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Pima Roadster
Congratulations on accomplishing those tasks. Did...

Congratulations on accomplishing those tasks. Did the same service as you, preventative maintenance, a year ago on our low mileage '01 3.0 (33K). Found the spare tyre removal made all the difference...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Pima Roadster
There is an early & late on the keys & alarm...

There is an early & late on the keys & alarm system, change occurred around 03/2001. If built after that date, your system is the same as the 2002 models- or at least this is what I have determined....
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