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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By KBH22102
Local would be great, but if you really want a...

Local would be great, but if you really want a top, be prepared on short notice to drive about 500 miles to get one. Increase that to 1000 miles if one turns up in your color. Painting an HT costs...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By KBH22102
What is wrong with your current one? Do you have...

What is wrong with your current one? Do you have the "bubble"? If you do, the best solution is to send it to Sybesma for repair. In the meantime, put a towel on your center console under the mirror...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By KBH22102
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,316
Posted By KBH22102
On another Z3 forum, we have discussed that the...

On another Z3 forum, we have discussed that the 2008-13 era Ford Focus uses the same size spare so maybe a Ford dealership would be a place to look. I just haven't had a chance to go by one yet.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By KBH22102
Note that droz is referring to OEM hoops. The...

Note that droz is referring to OEM hoops. The various aftermarket ones for Z3's without roll bars may have varying dimensions and may not necessarily fit.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By KBH22102
Simultaneous failure of the odometer and...

Simultaneous failure of the odometer and speedometer suggests the sensor at the diff has failed or the harness plug has become disconnected.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-28-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By KBH22102
OP glad to hear you're okay. I'm guessing you...

OP glad to hear you're okay. I'm guessing you were alone (passenger side airbag did not deploy). Hope everything works out for you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By KBH22102
I purchased a GAHH top when I replaced the top on...

I purchased a GAHH top when I replaced the top on my 97 a few years ago. The fit is good and it is about 1/4 the price of buying an OEM top. The main"shortcoming" is that the rear window is sewn in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By KBH22102
Roadsters produced before 1/97 do not have the...

Roadsters produced before 1/97 do not have the threaded holes in the bodywork to receive the inboard roll hoop anchors. They can be welded in, but in that case are of questionable structural strength...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By KBH22102
Not quite sure what you are referring to. Perhaps...

Not quite sure what you are referring to. Perhaps the speedster cover, which was an OEM accessory? They come up every now and then on eBay or CL, but I think they are NLA new.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By KBH22102
I find that it does help to push down on the top...

I find that it does help to push down on the top itself as I am turning the handles. That little bit of "pre-load" seems to make it much easier.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By KBH22102
This is kind of subjective but I use the "pale...

This is kind of subjective but I use the "pale palm" standard. What is more useful is to measure the gap at the trailing edge of the top where it meets the deck to see if your HT is tightened down...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By KBH22102
The OEM windscreen I pictured above is the Type...

The OEM windscreen I pictured above is the Type II. They occasionally come up on eBay for about $300 as mentioned. There is also the Type I OEM which I have never seen for sale here in the US
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By KBH22102
Most OEM mesh windscreen are missing the metal...

Most OEM mesh windscreen are missing the metal hooks that snap into the plastic buckle. Look to see if you have these. If you do, it becomes obvious that they hook under the plastic seat belt cover...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By KBH22102
Even if you don't ever develop the diff mount...

Even if you don't ever develop the diff mount tear, replacing the bushings will improve your handling and minimize/eliminate the floatiness you mentioned earlier. If you are handy, have a good tool...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By KBH22102
The real key to prevent diff mount separation is...

The real key to prevent diff mount separation is to upgrade your subframe carrier bushings to urethane units by Ireland Engineering, AKG, or Powerflex. The SS front tower brace does help reduce cowl...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By KBH22102
45 is pretty standard in most National Parks...

45 is pretty standard in most National Parks (i.e. Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway). By definition, National Park roads are not intended to be high speed throughways.

The Greenway is not as...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By KBH22102
You just drove right by my house. I live off...

You just drove right by my house. I live off Georgetown Pike just past Scotts Run. You're lucky they just put down fresh asphalt Westbound last night. She's a beauty. Love the Style 42 wheels with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By KBH22102
Welcome and congrats! Aside from SoCal, the DC...

Welcome and congrats! Aside from SoCal, the DC area has one of the higher concentrations of Z3 coupes (M's and non-M's) of any US region. Would love to see your car sometime. Post up some pictures of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By KBH22102
I assume you are aware that there are OEM...

I assume you are aware that there are OEM options? Before I retrofitted roll hoops to my 97, I had the Type II OEM wind deflector. They show up on eBay now and then. Not cheap, but a very effective...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By KBH22102
Al, is this your home? When did you get the lift?...

Al, is this your home? When did you get the lift? Also spy a non-BMW Z-car (Nissan). Did that owner participate as well? Good to see some cars from ZFest - the Montreal Blue roady is Brian's?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By KBH22102
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18278
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By KBH22102
Best bet is to search local pick and pull yards....

Best bet is to search local pick and pull yards. 97's did not have roll hoops.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By KBH22102
I have a 97 which still has the single stage...

I have a 97 which still has the single stage airbag but I swapped my wheel to a partial wood rim. I think if you look around for E36 wheels from the same model year you might find a compatible one. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By KBH22102
FI is the only way to pick up real power. You can...

FI is the only way to pick up real power. You can install a higher ratio diff (stock is 3.15) such as 3.46 or 3.73. You will lose top speed and fuel mileage will suffer but your off the line...
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