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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By CarterTG
Dusting off my archive document folder... ...

Dusting off my archive document folder...

The installation sheets supplied to the dealer specifically for the Z3 shows the 'I-Bus CD changer' and installation kit with their own part numbers....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By CarterTG
In it's inaugural '96 US release, the Z3s only...

In it's inaugural '96 US release, the Z3s only had speakers in the kickpanels and at the base of the window fillets.

Some point into '97, a service bulletin was given to the dealers indicating a...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-15-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,403
Posted By CarterTG
I'll just leave these clips in case one of them...

I'll just leave these clips in case one of them birds accidentally fall head-first toward a croquet mallet and inadvertently get plucked thoroughly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqXjCFNX6HQ
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-04-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By CarterTG
I just installed a battery in the trunk of my 1.9...

I just installed a battery in the trunk of my 1.9 a few weeks ago and had a brief moment to look over the clamping bolt. I'm pretty confident the factory was pulling from the same bins insofar as the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,267
Posted By CarterTG
Search the Forum John The radio display...

Search the Forum John

The radio display outtage is a known issue with the BMW head unit. One of the thread goes into disassembling the unit to access a particular circuit board where the soldering...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-28-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By CarterTG
The jack points aren't difficult to locate on the...

The jack points aren't difficult to locate on the Z3. Go lizard mode and peer up at the rocker panels. (Below door sill). Two pads along each rocker panel -- one trailing the front tire, one ahead of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By CarterTG
Bright Red II (Code #415) has been described by...

Bright Red II (Code #415) has been described by those who've seen in in-person as having a very slight orange component to it whereas the Hellrott #314 "Bright Red" is what most folk would expect a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-24-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,267
Posted By CarterTG
I'm with Zeeboy on this... I DIY installed the...

I'm with Zeeboy on this... I DIY installed the BMW CD changer somewhere within the first two years of ownership. It was great for it's time. Instant track access over cassette, no tape-flipping,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-23-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,267
Posted By CarterTG
The Z3's design captivated me since day one. I've...

The Z3's design captivated me since day one. I've grown to be sort of a design geek since. Almost 20 years forward and I still love it all -- from the sculpted flowing lines reinforced by blackening...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-04-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By CarterTG
The reinforced A-pillar has been intact...

The reinforced A-pillar has been intact throughout the entire production run. As early as the very first Z3 Homecoming in '97, the Zentrum kept a CRT display looping slo-mo of a hoop-less Z3 leaping...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By CarterTG
You can adjust the Clutch Pedal travel with an...

You can adjust the Clutch Pedal travel with an aftermarket clutch stop replacing the stubby factory one.

You can replace the clutch itself with instructions from this site:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-31-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By CarterTG
Relatively easy DIY. If you're suspecting one has...

Relatively easy DIY. If you're suspecting one has failed, might as well do them both.

Rear Shock Mount (RSM) is exactly what it says. Peer up under either rear wheelwell. The shock tube attaches...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By CarterTG
Vintage is correct. Mental dyslexia on my part....

Vintage is correct. Mental dyslexia on my part. Point is, one side of the trunk wall conforms to the rear wheelwell (driver's side). The wall on the other side is not symmetrical and has a flat spot...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By CarterTG
It's entirely possible the previous owner stuck...

It's entirely possible the previous owner stuck an aftermarket alarm in there and kept the alarm fob. As Bob indicated, the BMW-branded (dealer installed) alarm served mostly as keyless entry and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By CarterTG
Shining example of our top-notch education...

Shining example of our top-notch education system, Euro Fest folk. :rolleyes:

2016 would mark the 20-year anniversary of the Z3's US debut.

The Z3 roadster was first introduced in Europe in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By CarterTG
'Course it does. That's the ghetto windblocker...

'Course it does. That's the ghetto windblocker mode.

:bigpimp:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By CarterTG
I would guess "no" to any sort of paint. You'd be...

I would guess "no" to any sort of paint. You'd be gambling that the paint adhesion to metal would be greater than the glue onto the paint itself. Then again, I'm no specialist in that matter.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By CarterTG
The plate that the mirror attaches to might be...

The plate that the mirror attaches to might be referenced as a tri-lobe hub. On the mirror side of things are three rods that cup onto the plate's triangular hub. The mirror arm then gets rotated to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By CarterTG
Like many, I used to think CAD was some...

Like many, I used to think CAD was some crazy-difficult process. It's not. Much of it is simply applied geometry from elementary school with some additional understanding of extruding and Boolean...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By CarterTG
Anyone else tinkered with 3D printing for their...

Anyone else tinkered with 3D printing for their Z3?

:thumbup:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By CarterTG
A stub clip is hardly earth-shattering stuff, but...

A stub clip is hardly earth-shattering stuff, but this is more about the proof-of-concept of making things that were once only possible via large-scale productions.

Now that there's an advanced...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By CarterTG
Fewer trips to the dealer's parts counter will be...

Fewer trips to the dealer's parts counter will be a GOOD thing -- for us at least. One of those console spots became a handly clip for parking stubs and receipts -- scraps that don't often mix with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By CarterTG
The comparative results? ...

The comparative results?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=511923&stc=1&d=1432950154
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By CarterTG
To test the feasability of part-fabrication, the...

To test the feasability of part-fabrication, the Z3's console blank looked like a good candidate to replicate.

A session of measurement taking, a session of 3D modeling in Rhino, and the model's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By CarterTG
For smoother surface detail, the better solution...

For smoother surface detail, the better solution comes from SLA 3D printers. StereoLithography Additive. These print by exposing succesive layers of photoreactive resin to UV light. These layers are...
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