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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By siwilson
Same setup, same experience, same advice! If...

Same setup, same experience, same advice!

If you really do whack the butt brace on something it won't damage the sub-frame itself, but it may bend the mounting studs. Luckily these can be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By siwilson
Thanks for the response. I have IE green...

Thanks for the response.

I have IE green subframe bushes installed and a full set of strong strut braces. I also have a spare subframe ready to go in with the IE toe and camber kits. I think I'll...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By siwilson
Z3M - RTAB Replacement

hi all, any reason you need to remove drive shafts when replacing the RTABS?

I Thought you could just lower the subframe/rear end in one piece to gain access, but my Indy is telling me different....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By siwilson
An intermittent issue like that could well be...

An intermittent issue like that could well be down to a dry solder joint. i have not had that particular unit apart, but I suspect anyone handy with a soldering orion could re-flow the joints for...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 07-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By siwilson
Interesting topic! I had the rear tyres...

Interesting topic!

I had the rear tyres replaced on my S54 Z3M about a year ago. Prior to this the car stuck to the road, but after it feels like I have oversteer and the DSC light flashes way...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By siwilson
The hardtop will sit fine on the car without the...

The hardtop will sit fine on the car without the soft top in place, but you will have an issue with the rear brackets. The hardtop mounting brackets actually bolt into the main hinge assembly. If you...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By siwilson
Great vid and what a sound from your Z4MC!

Great vid and what a sound from your Z4MC!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) Z3M Clutch Line Replacement
Views: 1,455
Posted By siwilson
I have had a regular SS line installed since 2005...

I have had a regular SS line installed since 2005 and never looked back. There were no clearance issues during install and when I had a look at it last year it looked almost new.

FWIW, my main...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Control arm bushings alignment
Views: 639
Posted By siwilson
So is this a slot added to the M version or a...

So is this a slot added to the M version or a smaller slot on the non M version?

Maybe this is a new 'universal' version?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,741
Posted By siwilson
Remember not all Z3s have the camber bolt. Most...

Remember not all Z3s have the camber bolt. Most don't need it, they just use the standard 'fit bolt' which has no cam action, it's just a round bolt. Even if you have or need the camber correction...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-05-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,741
Posted By siwilson
Item 5 camber correction bolt. What you would...

Item 5 camber correction bolt. What you would normally use is called the fit bolt.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CL92&mospid=48085&btnr=31_0418&hg=31&fg=10
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-05-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,741
Posted By siwilson
I have changed over front struts a few times and...

I have changed over front struts a few times and there is normally there is nothing to adjust on a Z3. BMW do sell a camber correction bolt, so if you see an eccentric bolt in there or some washers...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-07-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,311
Posted By siwilson
Force, wiggling and persistence. It helps if it's...

Force, wiggling and persistence. It helps if it's not freezing cold either.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-07-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By siwilson
An overhang is normal, just make sure it's even...

An overhang is normal, just make sure it's even both sides.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By siwilson
1/2 inch is not really a lot and could just be...

1/2 inch is not really a lot and could just be body panel alignment from new. How are you measuring?

THe fact you have one tyre wearing more may be telling though. The trailing arm would not need...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By siwilson
It would be interesting to see what the diff...

It would be interesting to see what the diff mount and trunk floor looks like on that beast. Without modification I bet it would last 5 mins under the strain of all those torques!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,875
Posted By siwilson
I really like this bit "After the vehicle was...

I really like this bit "After the vehicle was worked on it could not be started by the car wash" :)

Two things here.

1. I have never been able to start my car using a car wash. I always have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-18-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By siwilson
Another word for warped is bent and things do get...

Another word for warped is bent and things do get bent in accidents. Unusual I agree in this case, but not impossible I would have thought.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,857
Posted By siwilson
You only have to read some of the stories of S50s...

You only have to read some of the stories of S50s and S52s that have been wrecked on a wet road to understand that DSC is your friend and not your enemy.

Leave it on unless the conditions and your...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-18-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,797
Posted By siwilson
You would need to look at the circuitry, but on...

You would need to look at the circuitry, but on the face of it it looks like the head unit needs to detect the AUX cable before it enables it. if there is only one resistor then maybe this is used to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By siwilson
E30 m3

E30 m3
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,894
Posted By siwilson
The issue you have is that the ISO to BMW adapter...

The issue you have is that the ISO to BMW adapter you are using connects the BMW remote wire (used by both antenna and amplifier) to the auto antenna wire on your new head unit and not the amp remote...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-21-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,552
Posted By siwilson
To make more money for BMW and their dealers!...

To make more money for BMW and their dealers! it's a common thing to have a dealer call you and say pads and rotors need changing. Then when you push they say they 'may' not make it to the next...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,608
Posted By siwilson
Sorry, roll hoops makes a big difference here. I...

Sorry, roll hoops makes a big difference here. I have the lid off the hinges, but can't see how to remove the hinge form the box. i am trying to avoid removing the box and all that entails, but may...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,608
Posted By siwilson
Z3 Rear oddments box

Does anyone have pictures of the rear console and oddments box while dismantled? I am specifically interested in where the hinges attach to the console. I am trying to fit an aftermarket sub box...
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