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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By SDFarrell
Thanks for the response. I appreciate it. I...

Thanks for the response. I appreciate it.

I think I posed the wrong question for my issue. My electricals are fine, but the latch that releases the seat back (to recline/return) is not working. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-29-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By SDFarrell
Reaplacing seat adjustment gear

Good afternoon.

Has anyone attempted to replace the seat adjustment gear(s) on their Z3? The part, made by Dorman (DORMAN 924386), goes for about $15, and I am thinking about do this job. My...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
Thank you, Wrench and Sportedge !! Wrench13,...

Thank you, Wrench and Sportedge !!

Wrench13, I would be happy to take you up on the offer. Would insist upon covering all your costs and providing a sixer of your favorite beverage.

Before I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
Thanks Sportedge. Will consider this. ...

Thanks Sportedge.

Will consider this.

Scotty
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
What I hope is my last question on this issue :) ...

What I hope is my last question on this issue :)

In the event that my mechanic is unable to clear the hoses, is there a downside to simply pulling out the hoses? Leaving the drain holes there to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-07-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
Thanks, Blacklane. I have a German mechanic...

Thanks, Blacklane.

I have a German mechanic nearby. I am purchasing the clutch parts (have to determine exactly what it is I need to order) and he will do the clutch replacement. Hoping the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
Still dealing with this issue months later. Cowl...

Still dealing with this issue months later. Cowl hoses still clogged and water entering floor area.

I am soon having the clutch replaced (107,500 miles). Will it be easier to have my mechanic...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By SDFarrell
2000 Z3 Clutch Inquiry

My mechanic, a reliable German guy, told me that I am in need of a new clutch. Makes sense, as the car now has 105K miles on the original clutch. He told me I could purchase the parts, and he would...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
Provided that I cannot get these miserable flat...

Provided that I cannot get these miserable flat hoses cleared, is there any problem with simply drilling a coupla holes in the metal well, and allowing the water to drain thru them?

This may be an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
Vintage and TJH, Thanks for your help. I finally...

Vintage and TJH, Thanks for your help. I finally get it. The schematic of the Scuttle Assembly explains it all. In the end, this is not a bad job, however, in my case, I cannot break thru the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
True. No one mentioned pulling out the flanges. ...

True. No one mentioned pulling out the flanges.

Thing is, I am back working on car now. The drain holes are clearly filled with that black gunk material. I have been clearing as much as I can,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-25-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
I may have figured this out. The two holes...

I may have figured this out.

The two holes below the blower (with flanges?) must lead to the elephant nose drains. I'm guessing that I need to pull off those plastic/rubber flanges and clean them...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
I gave up for the day. Put plastic cowl and...

I gave up for the day. Put plastic cowl and weather-stripping back on. Left wiper arms off for now. Will give it another shot in the morning.

Could it be that the blower needs to be removed? I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
In that area (shown with wire feeding in), there...

In that area (shown with wire feeding in), there is nothing but metal wall. The only thing down in that well is the holes with flanges you mentioned.

And I thought the hose clearing was gonna be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
Vintage, Thank you. Kind of a helpless...

Vintage,

Thank you. Kind of a helpless feeling when you cannot locate the correct spot.

I am looking at it again right now. Are the hoses found BELOW the blower assembly? I do not see them...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
At standstill on this. The only things below the...

At standstill on this. The only things below the blower are the two one inch wide spaces. Again, they seem to have plastic or rubber caps over them. Aside from that, I do not see anything else. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By SDFarrell
I am in the home stretch of this job. Are the...

I am in the home stretch of this job. Are the elephant nose the two spaces in the lower center, about an inch wide? They seem to have some type of plastic cap over them. Do I remove this? I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-26-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By SDFarrell
Vintage and ZZZ, Thnx so much for the info. ...

Vintage and ZZZ,

Thnx so much for the info. This could be the solution to my problem. Going to tackle the job on Saturday morning.

On the clips, will a large screwdriver work to pry them off?...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By SDFarrell
2000 Z3: How to remove the black plastic piece just below windshield

Could really use some help from the Forum on this.

I need to remove that large black plastic piece that lies under the hood, just below the windshield. I am somehow getting some water in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By SDFarrell
Thnx for the help. Turns out that the...

Thnx for the help.

Turns out that the assembly just needed to be wiggled out. Gap reduced. Problem solved.

:)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By SDFarrell
Revisiting this issue... Removed the plastic...

Revisiting this issue...

Removed the plastic cover (inside trunk) and revealed 3 mounting screws. Removed them, but the assembly would not budge.

Is there a 4th or 5th screw holding the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By SDFarrell
BlackLane, Thnx very much. Kinda thought...

BlackLane,

Thnx very much. Kinda thought that would be it, but I have really grown to depend on this site. Wanted to be sure. :thumbup:

Scotty
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By SDFarrell
Z3: How to loosen/adjust tail light assembly

If anyone can tell me how to slightly adjust the position of the tail light assembly on my 2000 Z3 Roadster, it would be greatly appreciated.

The assembly is only about 2 millimeters out of line. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By SDFarrell
Vintage, Thnx for the feedback. Yes, I also...

Vintage,

Thnx for the feedback. Yes, I also replaced the whip with a short, carbon look antenna. My problem, though not a big one, is that I accidentally snapped the inner base of the antenna...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By SDFarrell
Z3Roadster: Tips on properly installing antenna grommet?

This probably seems like an odd thread, but I was wondering if there is a best way to "line up" the rubber antenna grommet before pushing it on, so that it fits flush to the fender panel. That...
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