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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By vintage42
Do you want to upgrade or replace? Upgrade means...

Do you want to upgrade or replace? Upgrade means expensive, stiffer, harder riding -- for better handling. Do you have a need for that? A set of KYB struts and shocks, with new upper shock mounts,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By vintage42
Yes, it looks like the part I posted from...

Yes, it looks like the part I posted from ECSTuning, an idle air control valve:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-Z3-1.9-M44_1.9L/Search/SiteSearch/13411435846/ES33074/
It's a powered mechanism, so I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By vintage42
One of these, a few dollars each... ...

One of these, a few dollars each...
http://www.target.com/p/swimways-box-of-28-swim-noodles/-/A-15278076#prodSlot=_1_1
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By vintage42
What about idle air control or regulating valve?...

What about idle air control or regulating valve? 09 at:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH73&mospid=48091&btnr=13_0402&hg=13&fg=15&hl=76
Picture at:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By vintage42
4w40 must be a typo. 5w30 or 0w40 will be fine....

4w40 must be a typo. 5w30 or 0w40 will be fine. So will 15w40.
It really does not matter much, as the spec of the oil has not made as much difference in the life of an engine, compared to keeping...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By vintage42
I don't see Orange in the Owners Manual, so...

I don't see Orange in the Owners Manual, so here's what Red and Yellow could mean:

Red: stop immediately
Engine oil pressure
Stop the vehicle and switch off
the engine immediately. Check
the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By vintage42
On my 1.9, I put on new tires when I got the car...

On my 1.9, I put on new tires when I got the car 8,000 miles ago, and don't see any camber wear on the rear tires yet.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By vintage42
The need for seals in the variable valve timing...

The need for seals in the variable valve timing system is likely at 132,000 miles, and is not a reflection on the soundness of the engine. The VANOS service is not difficult or expensive, and might...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By vintage42
I wonder if the same spring is shown in these...

I wonder if the same spring is shown in these posts:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8335758&postcount=20
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8335760&postcount=21
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By vintage42
You don't give us the main info that we need,...

You don't give us the main info that we need, which is the miles. But assuming that your car has high miles, as Blacklane says, the variable valve timing VANOS mechanism is probably not working. That...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By vintage42
The rear suspension of the Z3 is designed with a...

The rear suspension of the Z3 is designed with a slight negative camber for good handling. This causes the inner half of the tread to wear faster than the outer half. Such wear is normal, and can be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,888
Posted By vintage42
How can you tell when the trunk light is out? How...

How can you tell when the trunk light is out? How do you make it go out?
Breaks in the trunk wiring harness cause problems such as yours. Do you want links to them?
I have noticed that people want...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By vintage42
Check for moisture. Feel the carpet under the...

Check for moisture. Feel the carpet under the seats, and feel the pad under the carpet. Feel in the trunk and look in the battery well.
If the smell is worse when the fan is on, maybe the evaporator...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By vintage42
http://www.weathertech.com/bmw/2000/z3-roadster/fl...

http://www.weathertech.com/bmw/2000/z3-roadster/floor-mats-all-weather/
The mats for the Z3 and M3 are different in size and configuration. The M3 driver mat looks much too short to cover the floor....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By vintage42
The flat rubber WT All Weathers do not have holes...

The flat rubber WT All Weathers do not have holes for tabs. Good thing, too, or all the collected water would run through the holes.
I don't think the Z3 twist-tabs are compatible with any carpet or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By vintage42
If you would consider an alternative to the OE...

If you would consider an alternative to the OE rigid folding boot cover, there is the fabric "travel" cover.
http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page18.html
It would be cheap to ship, too.
I use...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By vintage42
Those are flat rubber All Weathers. When you said...

Those are flat rubber All Weathers. When you said Weather Tech in your Z4, I thought you could mean their Digital Fit Floor Liner buckets, which would also probably mean the Z4 pedal was not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By vintage42
I assume you mean WeatherTech FloorLiner in the...

I assume you mean WeatherTech FloorLiner in the Z4, not WeatherTech AllWeather.
Is the bottom of the Z4 accelerator pedal attached to the floor, or completely free of the floor?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By vintage42
Deleted, too much info.

Deleted, too much info.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-10-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By vintage42
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2117986-How-to-remove-door-sill-properly&p=27802404#post27802404
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By vintage42
Gorgeous but expensive and don't hold debris or...

Gorgeous but expensive and don't hold debris or water.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By vintage42
I wonder how to get those expanding plugs, which...

I wonder how to get those expanding plugs, which are necessary to attach the currently available pads. I don't see them in RealOEM.
If one of my snap-in pads falls off, I will need to replace it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By vintage42
Crutchfield may not have a pre-fab kit for your...

Crutchfield may not have a pre-fab kit for your car, but I am sure they have everything you could want. Call them up and talk to a specialist.
Read this DIY for ideas:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By vintage42
WeatherTech does not make Digital Fit Floor...

WeatherTech does not make Digital Fit Floor Liners for Z3. There is either not enough demand from our old cars, or perhaps our floor mounted accelerator pedals are incompatible with a plastic "tub"....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By vintage42
By "whole", do you mean "all"? You want to...

By "whole", do you mean "all"? You want to replace all the speakers? Because they are bad, or you want better? Do you need an amp, too? Search this forum for threads on audio upgrades, to show you...
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