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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Dale K
As far as "waterproof" covers (whether a...

As far as "waterproof" covers (whether a commercial, custom cover or a cheap blue tarp)...don't do it. Water will condense underneath it, promoting rust, mold, bubbled paint, and who knows what. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By Dale K
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/DaleCoupe...

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a506/DaleCoupe/084_zpsfd996ab9.jpg

This is the only photo I have. Hope it helps.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,734
Posted By Dale K
The strip can apparently be replaced easily with...

The strip can apparently be replaced easily with the windshield removed. That's MUCH easier/cheaper than dash removal. If you happen to sort-of need a new windshield anyway, due to sandblasting over...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Dale K
This is pretty much completely useless info, as...

This is pretty much completely useless info, as what you pay depends to a huge extent on where you live. In one part of the country, someone might pay $300 per year, and in another part, $1500 for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Dale K
Some people report similar symptoms due to oil...

Some people report similar symptoms due to oil leaking from the valve cover gasket into the spark plug wells, so check that. (The oil interferes with the spark)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By Dale K
To run it on Windows 7 (and I assume 8) PC, you...

To run it on Windows 7 (and I assume 8) PC, you need to install and run a "Virtual PC." You can get XP for free as part of doing that. Start googling if you don't understand what I'm saying. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Dale K
OK, that makes sense. Normal oil levels are...

OK, that makes sense. Normal oil levels are surprisingly high up in the oil pan (or even a bit above?) anyway. So if you jack up the opposite side of the car, it could put the oil level over that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Dale K
You'd need part #9 to fix the dipstick tube leak...

You'd need part #9 to fix the dipstick tube leak (an o-ring). http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CM93&mospid=48089&btnr=11_1486&hg=11&fg=10
That's part number 11431740045 if the link...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Dale K
Years ago I had a similar fuel leak and it turned...

Years ago I had a similar fuel leak and it turned out to be only that the black plastic ring that holds the fuel pump in place was a bit loose. Tightening it solved the issue. From the orig...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Dale K
To see a enlarged view of the clip, do a google...

To see a enlarged view of the clip, do a google image search on 51718195811. That's the BMW part number for the clips.

You just need to pull up the center part, then the base will pull out.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Dale K
Is there a such thing as a good mouse smell? (ha...

Is there a such thing as a good mouse smell? (ha ha)

One place to consider is down where the wiper mechanism lives. It would possibly be accessible (to a mouse) from the tubes running down to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Dale K
Peeling clear coat doesn't seem to be an issue...

Peeling clear coat doesn't seem to be an issue that a lot of people have complained about with Z3 models. Do you know if it's the original paint, or a repaint? A less than decent repaint now...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Dale K
In this case, I'd recommend having a mechanic do...

In this case, I'd recommend having a mechanic do the work, not DIY. No disrespect intended, but mistaking a PS reservoir for a MT fill port tells me that there will be issues with the DIY approach....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Dale K
You have a transmission dipstick, but it's a...

You have a transmission dipstick, but it's a manual transmission Z3? Something is not right here, unless there's something I'm not aware of on your model. (I have an M Coupe. Filling the manual...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Dale K
Correct. If you're installing the slave, and...

Correct. If you're installing the slave, and there isn't noticeable (quite a few pounds of force) resistance (push back) to getting it seated on the mounting bolts, you're doing it wrong. If that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Dale K
Would brand new driveshafts from BMW have match...

Would brand new driveshafts from BMW have match marks? (In other words, they should be there on all of them?)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Dale K
$1500 PLUS his 540i is the way I read that part.

$1500 PLUS his 540i is the way I read that part.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Dale K
Carfax isn't always the most accurate thing, but...

Carfax isn't always the most accurate thing, but it looks like there have been multiple accidents (three, with the 2011 one being the total?) The short amount of time that the 2nd two owners had the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Dale K
Look for this first: ...

Look for this first: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1295727-Z3-Pre-Purchase-Advice
(not sure if the link to a different forum will work here).
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Dale K
PDR can give excellent results, but there has to...

PDR can give excellent results, but there has to be access to the back of the dent. Have you (and PDR people) confirmed that there are no hood reinforcements behind any of the dents?

From a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By Dale K
Someone else with the same device in Russia...

Someone else with the same device in Russia wondering what it is: http://forums.drom.ru/toyota-caldina-carina-corona-premio-allion-avensis/t1151024455.html

(I had my Chrome browser translate it. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Dale K
Rare M Coupe model currently on ebay (no...

Rare M Coupe model currently on ebay (no affiliation to the seller...in Germany):...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Dale K
Here's my work-in-progress list of coupe models. ...

Here's my work-in-progress list of coupe models. I have not included the 1:87 Herpa models in the list (other than the dealer ones), nor others such as Majorette and Hi Speed. Dealer and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dale K
For U.S. cars? No - that would be VIN etching...

For U.S. cars? No - that would be VIN etching applied by a dealer or aftermarket source. (Used to be a high-profit thing pushed by dealers during the sale, along with paint sealants, undercoating,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-10-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dale K
So lets compile locations of VIN stickers. For...

So lets compile locations of VIN stickers. For free! What I posted below applies to U.S. cars (seems like BMW would do the same locations for all cars produced).

It seems like the only parts...
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