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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By TBuff
Seemed like a good idea

I have finally gotten my 99 Z3 back on the road from bringing it back from the dead. It was given to me after an accident, was hit on the driver side causing some suspension damage. The center...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By TBuff
Today I removed both seats and thoroughly cleaned...

Today I removed both seats and thoroughly cleaned all the contacts and reinstalled the seats. Reset the codes and rechecked. All the codes returned. So any suggestions? Should I be looking for a me...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By TBuff
99 Z3 Air bag Light

I am almost done with fixing my Z3. The car was given to me (freebie) but was the victim of a substantial driver side impact. All the body damage has been fixed and now I working my way through...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By TBuff
Thanks for the pictures. I was afraid that was...

Thanks for the pictures. I was afraid that was the case and the picture confirms it. I replaced the inner panel with a OEM panel but they do not include ANY of the studs or mounting points on the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-06-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By TBuff
I have figured out the flasher issue. Now all my...

I have figured out the flasher issue. Now all my lights are working correctly. So does anyone have tips or suggestions on how to get the rear sway bar end links on the sway bar?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By TBuff
Z3 help please

I am almost done bringing a 99 Z3 back to life. I am now down to sorting through some electrical and wiring issues. Would anyone happen to have a picture of their radio antenna installed? I am...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By TBuff
Thanks for the feedback! I had the rear assembly...

Thanks for the feedback! I had the rear assembly checked out by Korman Auto, which specializes in BMW restorations and services. They gave it a thumbs up for installation. I will probably keep the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By TBuff
Now that the body damaged has been fixed I pulled...

Now that the body damaged has been fixed I pulled the rear out to repair some bent brackets, upgrade the rear diff cover and install some stainless brake hoses.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By TBuff
1999 Z3 Build

Here is my 99 Z3 project. The car was given to me so I don't have a whole lot in the car up front. Here is how the car looked when I got it. In the pictures I have already repaired the bent driver...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By TBuff
It's one thing to fix a bad motor or tranny or...

It's one thing to fix a bad motor or tranny or bolt on sheet metal but this one appears to have serious structure damage. I am currently bringing a 1999 Z3 back to life that was hit further back to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By TBuff
I've been in contact with Randy. That is a very...

I've been in contact with Randy. That is a very nice kit he offers. I already have the rear of the care completely stripped so no "real" extra work to install it. :eek:

I am not really concerned...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By TBuff
Actually the rear came out of a 2.8 auto car so...

Actually the rear came out of a 2.8 auto car so it should handle what my 2.5 can give it. :D
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-13-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By TBuff
Z3 rear diff mount issues

I am currently building a 99 Z3 for the wife. The car was given to me as payment for some work did for the owner. The issue is the car was in a wreck, it was hit on the driver side rear quarter. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By TBuff
Z3 Clutch

I was about to install a new clutch in a 2000 Z3 and was considering using a Beck/Arnley brand clutch. Has anyone had any experience with this brand or can offer up a better brand to use? I was...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By TBuff
Z3 Engine Removal

I've been posting some questions concerning my Z3 project. The car belongs to a friend and I have just been helping source parts etc. Now I've been presented with the opportunity to pull the motor...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By TBuff
Wanted Z3 Engine

I am looking for a used engine for my 2000 Z3 project. My block was damaged in the accident. Would love to find one with less than 100K miles.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-12-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,328
Posted By TBuff
Z3 Rear Quarter Removal

I am helping a friend get her Z3 put back together after it was wrecked. My question is how do you remove the rear quarter panels. It appears that it bolts onto the car but are there any hidden spot...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-12-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,748
Posted By TBuff
Thanks for all the help guys. It took me about 15...

Thanks for all the help guys. It took me about 15 minutes working by myself to remove the front bumper.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-09-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,748
Posted By TBuff
So I can remove without removing the headlights?...

So I can remove without removing the headlights? I am picking up a parts car for my rebuild project and want to remove the front to make it easier to load on the trailer. Thanks for the info!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-09-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,748
Posted By TBuff
Z3 front bumper removal

How difficult is it to remove the front bumper from a Z3? Can it be done fairly quickly or does it take a bit of time?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-08-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By TBuff
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By TBuff
Anyone??? I need to let the guy know tomorrow if...

Anyone??? I need to let the guy know tomorrow if I am buying his car. Thanks!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By TBuff
Z3 rebuild question

I have a 2000 Z3 that was wreck and I am in process of fixing. The car was wrecked in the front and the steering wheel airbag deployed. I found a 99 Z3 thar was wrecked in the rear. Mys question is,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By TBuff
New member with sad tale

Hello All,

My friend loaned her Z3 to a friend who went out and used it to cut a telephone pole in half. I am working with her hopefull bring the car back to life. However, I discovered a...
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