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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By pepz
I also thought Sunoco was a good gas to use,...

I also thought Sunoco was a good gas to use, seeing it is the official gas of NASCAR. I was surprised not to find it as Top Tier gas on my Gas Buddy app. That's a good app, as it not only tells you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By pepz
It looks like at least by 2001 the wire harness...

It looks like at least by 2001 the wire harness connections were simplified with just having the one connection that is easy to disconnect with the plastic sliding catch. The videos on You Tube must...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By pepz
Ok, I figured it out. On a 2001 probably 2002...

Ok, I figured it out. On a 2001 probably 2002 also there this a black plastic sliding catch on the side of the yellow connection block. Just pull it away from the connection block and the floor mount...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By pepz
Question 2001 Z3 seat bushing question

I finally got around to installing the Whalen seat bushings. I read the write ups and saw the You Tube video. I have come across a connection that was not mentioned. Under the passenger seat, I found...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By pepz
Thumbs up Ot - bmw 507

I recently went to a vintage car race at Lime Rock and saw my very first BMW 507. I have only seen this Bimmer in pictures. It must be quite rare. Pictures do not do this car justice. It is one of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
The amount of water found under the car is not...

The amount of water found under the car is not normal. I guess the pictures I provided were not clear enough. If I could have provided a video, you would see how much water is pooling under the car...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-08-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
Water coming from rear of engine housing

Water coming from rear of engine housing
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
Water on pavement

Water on pavement
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
I was able to replicate the leaking issue with...

I was able to replicate the leaking issue with the AC on. I have attached pictures showing the
leaking under the car and on the pavement. The last picture taken from underneath the car is looking...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-06-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
I drove around for a considerable amount of time...

I drove around for a considerable amount of time yesterday and there was no leaking at all. This eliminates hose or water pump issues. I want to duplicate the conditions where the large puddle of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
True, but there was considerable water and some...

True, but there was considerable water and some coolant leaking the other day. At this point it looks like I will need to wait for the next hot and humid day with the AC on, in order to see if the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
I finally had a chance to get the car on ramps...

I finally had a chance to get the car on ramps and let it run for awhile. I ran the car up to normal running temp without the AC on and everything seemed ok. I then turned the AC on...still nothing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
I have seen two puddles forming under the car and...

I have seen two puddles forming under the car and the coolant level is lower. I will now check for a hose issue, as I am not hearing any grinding noise or seeing a wobbling pulley. I was just really...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
I"ll put it on ramps and take a look with the car...

I"ll put it on ramps and take a look with the car running and th AC on. I am leaning to some hose issue. However, I probably should go ahead and do the pump and radiator change out.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
No suggestions? I am noticing that the fluid loss...

No suggestions? I am noticing that the fluid loss is rear of the engine. I did check the expansion tank and hoses. I see no cracks in the tank or hoses, but I did find white residue around the neck...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
I placed a tray under the car and it did drip...

I placed a tray under the car and it did drip some more while cooling down. There is now some anti freeze dripping as well.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By pepz
Question Z3 3.0i Water pump going?

When I pulled into the gas station today a woman tapped on my window and told me she saw two streams of water coming from under my car. I pulled over to the side and popped the hood, but could not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-09-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By pepz
I'm not a fan of the stone guard look. So I just...

I'm not a fan of the stone guard look. So I just Dr.
Color chip the minimal road rash once a year or so. It takes less than a half hour and you would never know there where any nicks.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By pepz
For scratches and road rash, I use Dr. Color...

For scratches and road rash, I use Dr. Color Chip. I have had very good results using this product.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,079
Posted By pepz
I just went to a local fabric store and purchased...

I just went to a local fabric store and purchased a packet of 4 2x4 lengths of Velcro for 5 dollars. I just used two of the strips and it works fine. There is no binding of the seat belt against the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-09-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Clanking sound from brakes
Views: 266
Posted By pepz
Question Clanking sound from brakes

I am hearing a metallic clanking sound when depressing the brakes on my 2001 3.0. Z3. It sounds like it is coming from the front brakes...any ideas?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By pepz
This is exactly what I was looking for. I clicked...

This is exactly what I was looking for. I clicked on the Topaz blue Q4PB and that picture is the exact color of my seats....thanks for the link.:thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By pepz
I could try that. There is a small 8 oz bottle...

I could try that. There is a small 8 oz bottle for $21.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By pepz
Question '01 Z3 leatherette seat color code

The passenger seat in my topaz blue '01 z3 has a faded spot. The seats are blue, but I cannot seem to find information on the exact blue color code for a dye kit. Several companies carry a color code...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,795
Posted By pepz
I would recommend the Nitto INVO for your M5. I...

I would recommend the Nitto INVO for your M5. I have it on my Z3 and it is an excellent road tire, both wet and dry. It has great grip as well for running the country twisties.
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