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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-06-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,952
Posted By awdonald
As for the tires.....if not "finished" they can...

As for the tires.....if not "finished" they can be flipped on he wheels and be good for more miles.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-06-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By awdonald
Whatever you do don't try a M......

Whatever you do don't try a M......
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By awdonald
Naa...been running that on the street and track...

Naa...been running that on the street and track for years no problem
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By awdonald
Friends don't let friends buy Phoenix...

Friends don't let friends buy Phoenix Yellow....mind you, this comes from an Evergreen owner which some would say is an acquired taste ...or as otherws say, they just put clear coat over primer.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By awdonald
You could purchase Z8 covers for the tops of the...

You could purchase Z8 covers for the tops of the front struts.....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By awdonald
Ahhh...the slippery slope. I've done the bushings...

Ahhh...the slippery slope. I've done the bushings and am happy...then consider reversing the strut tower caps for negative camber.....and on and on.
Enjoy.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By awdonald
My Z3MCoupe built Jan '00 has an "added" DLR...

My Z3MCoupe built Jan '00 has an "added" DLR relay...goes in the footwell on
the driver's side
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-01-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By awdonald
Watkins Glen is busy....5-6 May will be a Boston...

Watkins Glen is busy....5-6 May will be a Boston Club DE event for experienced DE participants, a new approach focused on coaching rather than instructing, much more solo time. Should be very...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By awdonald
Years ago a wise person pointed out brake pads...

Years ago a wise person pointed out brake pads cost $100-300 whereas you could spend $3000 rebuilding a tranny.

Obviously exceptions apply.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By awdonald
Don't forget you can also flip the tires on their...

Don't forget you can also flip the tires on their rims if they haven't been destroyed
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By awdonald
Very active Z3 group in Seattle area and many...

Very active Z3 group in Seattle area and many excellent indie shops...I'd suggest you take a look at the Puget Sound BMW club web site...hey, join the club.
Enjoy your new car.
Alan
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By awdonald
How about the cats....

How about the cats....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-16-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,084
Posted By awdonald
Love all the "ideas" we seem to have about the...

Love all the "ideas" we seem to have about the real truths about oil.

Time to remind all about THE oil guru ....Bob the Oil Guy....stop the verbal clutter and hit his web site.

YMMV

Alan
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By awdonald
This may be heresy but you have a brilliant...

This may be heresy but you have a brilliant convert, a car you know and love...the Cougar.
Friend bought a pristine 911 for sale as on a trip the Husband refused to drive across a few hundred yards...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By awdonald
On my '00 M if the cap on the round 20ish pin...

On my '00 M if the cap on the round 20ish pin gizmo ( this early onset stuff is a bummer) on the rear passenger side of the engine compt is not fastened/closed I would not get a reading from the obd...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-11-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By awdonald
Try "search"

Try "search"
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-28-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By awdonald
Search is your friend..... To answer, change...

Search is your friend.....

To answer, change the oil and filter...don't start it till spring, keep a Battery Tender or quality trickle charger on it, and the Stabil.

If you want to disconnect...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-07-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By awdonald
If you service the brakes regularly, etc...just...

If you service the brakes regularly, etc...just disconnect them.

I think it is fair to say most track junkies who change out pads regularly have zip tied the sensors out of the way.

If you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By awdonald
Thet famous store for fine tools...Harbor...

Thet famous store for fine tools...Harbor Freight...sells a hand pump thar will "suck and blow" for about $5
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,981
Posted By awdonald
Try a "reverse bleed"...fill an oil can with...

Try a "reverse bleed"...fill an oil can with brake fluid and pump fluid "up" the bleed nipple. Obviously that oil can becomes a "dedicated" device.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,501
Posted By awdonald
'00MCoupe, in exotic Evergreen, driven to, from...

'00MCoupe, in exotic Evergreen, driven to, from and at DE days,Vancouver - Pacific Raceways-Thunderhill-Mission Raceways.

After the back to back PCA and BMW DE days in mid June ar PR will be...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-03-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By awdonald
Get on the forums...bad idea to keep starting it...

Get on the forums...bad idea to keep starting it up. Changemthe oil, put on a battery tender or similar and leave it alone.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By awdonald
Found Budget charges $1750 for the rental ........

Found Budget charges $1750 for the rental ..... and a 15 or 16 ft dual axle is $2150 or so new.....so looks like a new trailer and then sell it if necessary.
Thanks for the info
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-25-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By awdonald
My friendly Vanc dealer had the relay for $140 or...

My friendly Vanc dealer had the relay for $140 or so..the dealer in the US supplied on for $46 or so...an easy dig into the footwell area, remove old, replace with new....

Where are you in NS ?...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By awdonald
Long tow for a Z3M Coupe

I will be doing a cross county tow of my MCoupe next summer..need advice about a flat tow, dolly tow...etc. Behind a SUV.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Alan
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