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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Blacklane
First, Look at the site sponsors at the top of...

First, Look at the site sponsors at the top of the forum board.
Then look over the sites listed here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681393
Then use the button near the top...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Blacklane
Those two hoses circled go to the power steering...

Those two hoses circled go to the power steering cooling line in front of the radiator. It's a big loop of black tubing in front of the fan.
There is a coolant hose above that. Yours is attached...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Blacklane
I agree with Vintage42: none of the things you...

I agree with Vintage42: none of the things you mention (compression, clean, Blackstone, etc.) would be affected by bad VANOS seals. The only indication is usually a lack of power at low RPMs, so...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Blacklane
The 2.8 has plenty of torque unless the VANOS...

The 2.8 has plenty of torque unless the VANOS seals are shot. Look over this site: http://www.beisansystems.com/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By Blacklane
These should work for ya: ...

These should work for ya:
http://www.autosportcatalog.com/autosport-floor-mats/autosport-leather-mats.cfm
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Blacklane
I use that method every year or two on all of my...

I use that method every year or two on all of my cars. It really helps renew the finish.

The idea is that there are tiny particles stuck in the paint that washing cannot remove. You can even...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Blacklane
Generally, you want polyurethane RSBs to stiffen...

Generally, you want polyurethane RSBs to stiffen the subframe-to-body frame connection. While that improves handling quite a bit, it helps prevent the trunk-floor tear-out at the differential mount,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Blacklane
While I still wouldn't know the answer to your...

While I still wouldn't know the answer to your question, I'm curious: what bushings are you talking about? Rear Subframe Bushings (RSBs), Rear Trailing Arm Bushings (RTABs), Front Control Arm...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Blacklane
That sounds like a creative solution. Can you...

That sounds like a creative solution. Can you post any pictures?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Blacklane
Classic symptoms of clutch hydraulics problems. ...

Classic symptoms of clutch hydraulics problems. Maybe the slave cylinder isn't engaging the clutch arm, but that usually results in the piston blowing out of the slave cylinder.. Most likely the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Blacklane
I believe Vintage42's list is for manual...

I believe Vintage42's list is for manual transmission fluids, not differential fluids.

Much has been written here on that topic, as recently as yesterday.
Near the top of the page, on the right,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-04-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Blacklane
Unfortunately, it's in the box that holds the A/C...

Unfortunately, it's in the box that holds the A/C evaporator. You pretty much have to remove the evaporator to get to all of it. You start by removing the glove box.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Blacklane
Most problems like that on Z3 roadsters are...

Most problems like that on Z3 roadsters are caused by wires breaking in the trunk lid harness, where it folds next to the hinge. I would cut that open and inspect it first. There is also a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Blacklane
Sounds like a stuck-open Thermal Expansion Valve...

Sounds like a stuck-open Thermal Expansion Valve (TXV) so far, but a set of gauges are needed to confirm. That's not much fun to fix.

It could also be as simple as a broken blend door actuator...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-02-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Blacklane
I can't tell you when it's time to replace the...

I can't tell you when it's time to replace the clutch pack, other than "When it starts to act like an open diff." I had my subframe off to replace the RSBs and decided it was a perfect time to tear...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-01-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Blacklane
That sounds like normal pressure-equalization to...

That sounds like normal pressure-equalization to me. A/C pressures are very high and the Thermal Expansion Valve (TXV) orifice is quite small.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-01-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Blacklane
You have a limited-slip differential with a...

You have a limited-slip differential with a clutch-pack. As the clutches wear, they introduce metal "dust" into the oil, causing the thickening. What you're seeing is normal.

You can rebuild...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-31-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Blacklane
Are you sure the brake light is leaking? You can...

Are you sure the brake light is leaking? You can put newspaper on the trunk floor to verify. A more common leak on roadsters is the soft top sealing frame, which gets brittle and cracks with age. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Blacklane
The BMW TIS says to remove the intake manifold to...

The BMW TIS says to remove the intake manifold to get to the CCV. Most people who don't read TISs just reach around it. I assume the actual labor would be similar either way, but maybe not. I'm...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Blacklane
Sounds like the classic symptoms of a bad CCV. ...

Sounds like the classic symptoms of a bad CCV.

The back of the car probably smells like burning oil after a hard drive due to the oil burning through the exhaust.

It's a pretty easy fix. Near...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Blacklane
The Cosmo strut brace is generally considered...

The Cosmo strut brace is generally considered bling. They're reasonably priced, but the fit and finish are often not the best; they've even been known to damage hoods. There are much better and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Blacklane
The OEM dual mass flywheel is riveted together...

The OEM dual mass flywheel is riveted together along with several springs and rubber pieces. There is no way to remove the driven side for machining, and that's where most of the mass is. Machining...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Blacklane
That doesn't look like a BMW part. For a stock...

That doesn't look like a BMW part.
For a stock replacement, go to RealOEM.com to find the part you need, then order it from one of the many online BMW parts suppliers, which you can find by doing a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Blacklane
The dual mass flywheel is not machinable since it...

The dual mass flywheel is not machinable since it flexes too much. There are plenty of aftermarket sprung clutch/solid flywheel combos available, though.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Blacklane
$1400 US for a compressor replacement is about...

$1400 US for a compressor replacement is about right. If it fails, it will probably won't affect the belt, since usually the clutch can disengage it. A seized compressor will throw debris into the...
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