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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By Pima Roadster
Z3 aspheric mirror glass

From what I have read, the aspheric mirror glass was available if not standard on Euro market vehicles & possibly other markets. I enjoyed these on another car I owned, discovering how much the blind...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Pima Roadster
Is there not a middle ground here? Perhaps...

Is there not a middle ground here? Perhaps upgrade many of the bushings with poly or even go with coil overs all around. Upgrade imo does not always equate out to a stiffer, harder ride or am I wrong?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,864
Posted By Pima Roadster
A much simpler solution than reinventing the...

A much simpler solution than reinventing the wheel! I first repaired the subwoofer in our '01 & replaced the sound deadener with polyfil instead of the OEM material. Then I did the two speakers in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Pima Roadster
And what is the purpose of the strings & springs?...

And what is the purpose of the strings & springs? Only to tension the headliner or something else?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Pima Roadster
In the BMW Accessory Catalog 2001 (?), two wheels...

In the BMW Accessory Catalog 2001 (?), two wheels with leather/wood combination are listed. The wheel in Maple is p/n 82-21-9-405-209 for the Z3 through production date 4/99. The other wheel in Burl...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Pima Roadster
One of the advantages to a membership in the...

One of the advantages to a membership in the BMWCCA is the local chapters. Here, the local chapter has a tool loaning program which includes the special tools to do the serpentine belt replacement....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Pima Roadster
Have not tried the products from 303 but here is...

Have not tried the products from 303 but here is a link to one source. http://www.autogeek.net/303fabcontop.html I do purchase detailing supplies from the company & have found it to be very...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Pima Roadster
There is a dearth of information about these gems...

There is a dearth of information about these gems out on the net. Spent time looking but to no avail. I will likely be replacing mine some time this winter & would like to know more about them.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Pima Roadster
Very interesting regarding the interior pieces....

Very interesting regarding the interior pieces. Wonder if the sport seats were available in non M Roadsters before 2001.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Pima Roadster
Price talks louder than anything. If in Florida,...

Price talks louder than anything. If in Florida, how rough is the interior & the top? Thousand dollar car maybe or less? How long has the seller owned the car? What displacement is the engine & is it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Pima Roadster
I saw that part but the quantity confused me....

I saw that part but the quantity confused me. After working in dealership parts departments as well as aftermarket over the years, the "quantity" listed is important & this showed only one for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Pima Roadster
Welcome to the forum. In 2001 & 2002 there was a...

Welcome to the forum. In 2001 & 2002 there was a sport package offered which included the sport seats as found in the "M" & the 17" cross spoke two piece 17" rims. This package confuses people due to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Pima Roadster
Collected my pair from the dealership today....

Collected my pair from the dealership today. Price is $9.64 each with BMCCA discount. Thank you again @ZZZING!
Now I want to find the 2 or possibly 4 round protectors, likely the same 3M material as...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Pima Roadster
Some one in the Charlotte area is parting out a...

Some one in the Charlotte area is parting out a couple of Z3s. One has unusual two tone seats. http://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/4526171490.html
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Pima Roadster
WOW, @ZZZING, you nailed it. I never found that...

WOW, @ZZZING, you nailed it. I never found that part diagram on realoem. I was thinking if this was NLA, a substitute could be made from 3M Clear Bra. This will be much easier. Trick I guess is to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Pima Roadster
Hood bump stop

The bonnet at the rear corners has a bump stop, p/n 51718407377 as shown here-
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CN53&mospid=48096&btnr=41_0040&hg=41&fg=35
Item #26 "Stop Buffer". On...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pima Roadster
The cover I have from California Cover will not...

The cover I have from California Cover will not cover with the top raised. Looked at the Covercraft site & appears they offer a cover for top down applications in a couple of different fabrics....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Pima Roadster
The trunk in a TR-4 is the only place the water...

The trunk in a TR-4 is the only place the water does not get in until the spare tyre well becomes a well due to a leak from the underneath. But to the question at hand. Evidently some of the early...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pima Roadster
The top never rises out here in the sunny...

The top never rises out here in the sunny Southwest. Only up once since 2011 when I had the car in the shop to have the lower front fascia refinished. I acquired ours used. It is not waterproof which...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Pima Roadster
This is too funny. Cannot tell you how many times...

This is too funny. Cannot tell you how many times I have looked at these tyres & reviewed information on the Tire Rack site & never caught this! It caused a flashback to many years ago when my...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-04-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Pima Roadster
'01 Z3 3.0 tramline & tyre tread design

Roadster has 33K miles, garage kept & always in the Southwest. Never a track car. Present tyres, BFG G Force T/A which have an aggressive tread, came on the car when purchased in 2011. Staggered 17"...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Pima Roadster
Quality wheel service is worth the expense. You...

Quality wheel service is worth the expense. You know what you get when you have your own wheels refinished. On the east coast, there is Viking Wheel Service in Delaware & certainly others. I have not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Pima Roadster
On some models, the p/s reservoir has a built-in ...

On some models, the p/s reservoir has a built-in filter. The o-ring problem is common but it may be time to do the res. w/filter & get two issues resolved. Welcome to the forum!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,864
Posted By Pima Roadster
Yes it works & brings the stereo system back to...

Yes it works & brings the stereo system back to the OEM quality. I agree, not the greatest imo, but I am not interested in a symphony hall quality in a roadster where the top is rarely if ever...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Pima Roadster
00Z, it sounds like our 3.0 are equipped much the...

00Z, it sounds like our 3.0 are equipped much the same & the mileage on mine is less than 33K. The 3.0 did have upgraded brakes over the earlier models as I recall, at least in the front. My...
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