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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,889
Posted By tohbi
this behavior is not normal if the car is set up...

this behavior is not normal if the car is set up correctly. mine is precise and solid as a rock at 120 [haven't gone faster than that] although, with the short wheelbase, it will be very quick...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-30-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By tohbi
+1

+1
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,889
Posted By tohbi
same problems with tramlining and bump steer when...

same problems with tramlining and bump steer when i bought my z3. i used to race [mostly motorcycles] and really thought i'd lost ALL my skills until i changed tires. put on a set of staggered...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-23-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By tohbi
salvaged titles for unibody cars can indicate...

salvaged titles for unibody cars can indicate problems because damage can push right on through the car. i'd have more confidence with framed cars.

one thing about the 1.9 is lighter weight,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By tohbi
kudos to your local police. did you give them a...

kudos to your local police. did you give them a big kiss?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,626
Posted By tohbi
for a temporary fix, there are clear packing...

for a temporary fix, there are clear packing tapes. also, clear sail tape used to patch sailboat sails; strong and sticks well.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By tohbi
is there an easy way to eliminate the clutch...

is there an easy way to eliminate the clutch switch?

i remember a triumph i had that had a starter switch under the hood. one could bump the starter to cycle the crankshaft. very handy.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By tohbi
are these alignment specs for standard 16"...

are these alignment specs for standard 16" wheels? i read -2 degrees camber. my 17" tires checked out at -2.5. could bigger wheels, wider tires account for the difference?

city driving wears the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By tohbi
tire wear

i've been looking thru the archives re tire wear. as we all know, rear tire wear is a problem and i'm wondering the best approach to mitigating it.

my '97 is sport package with 17" staggered...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,639
Posted By tohbi
our prayers are with you, guy. your experience is...

our prayers are with you, guy. your experience is a reminder of how precious good health is and that each day with a loved one is a blessing to be thankful for.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,780
Posted By tohbi
i would be very interested in anything that can...

i would be very interested in anything that can make these antediluvian transmissions shift smoothly. i think i heard they were originally designed for samson's chariot.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,780
Posted By tohbi
the gearboxes on these cars are pretty clunky at...

the gearboxes on these cars are pretty clunky at best. i don't understand the reasoning in recent years of using atf in standard transmissions and requiring a fluid change every 60k or so. we used to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,780
Posted By tohbi
there are several synthetic oils available. i...

there are several synthetic oils available. i used royal purple because amsoil proved to be particularly incompetent, then nasty in their ordering dept.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,780
Posted By tohbi
http://www.royalpurple.com/

http://www.royalpurple.com/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By tohbi
check the junk yards. find a z3 with a blown...

check the junk yards. find a z3 with a blown motor and make one car of the two.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By tohbi
boxster is an easy car to drive fast, costs more...

boxster is an easy car to drive fast, costs more than a z3 and more expensive maintenance, feels more like sitting in a bathtub than the more open z3. my ole racing buddy owns a porsche shop so the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,017
Posted By tohbi
when you fill the gas tank, don't top off....

when you fill the gas tank, don't top off. topping off will cause the smell and the code.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By tohbi
use the search mode on this forum or just type in...

use the search mode on this forum or just type in "z3 fan delete" in your search engine. it will direct you to numerous directions.

as far as removing the cat, i don't know what the law is in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,780
Posted By tohbi
i do. high octane prevents dieseling, which...

i do.

high octane prevents dieseling, which is good for the engine. medical care is good for the body.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-22-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By tohbi
2. how old are your tires? wear and tread pattern...

2. how old are your tires? wear and tread pattern seem to be the major culprits in tramlining. if you're experiencing bump steer, your suspension damping may be the culprit. there are other...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,780
Posted By tohbi
royale purple has worked well for me. you need a...

royale purple has worked well for me. you need a fluid that is compatible with limited slip differentials.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,034
Posted By tohbi
wish your dealer was close to me, randy. a key...

wish your dealer was close to me, randy. a key cost twice that much here.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By tohbi
one caveat. when putting screws into the panel...

one caveat. when putting screws into the panel behind the seats, remember the plastic gas tank is just inside that panel. it's real easy to put a screw into the tank and thereafter encountering...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Z3 Coupe (E36/8) Wheels or Ride Height first
Views: 1,307
Posted By tohbi
my car is lowered and the inside rear edge wears...

my car is lowered and the inside rear edge wears quicker than the rest of the tire. i don't live in the city but, if i did, the problem may be less evident because of my driving style.

i regularly...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 32,201
Posted By tohbi
if a 4 cylinder z3 is comparable to a miata,...

if a 4 cylinder z3 is comparable to a miata, you'll be in heaven driving a 6 cylinder z3. i had thought the miata was faster than that. that little retractable hardtop is tres cute.
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