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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Wertles
I've used a jump box plenty of times on my M car...

I've used a jump box plenty of times on my M car and my 2.5 quite a few times. There has been no ill effect. I have jumped it from the terminals under the hood and at the battery. I haven't...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,069
Posted By Wertles
98-2000 M cars have the S-52 motors that put out...

98-2000 M cars have the S-52 motors that put out ~230 hp. In 2001-2002, they have the S-54 motor which is ~315 hp, a clear 100+ hp gain over the 3.0 in 2001. Yes, there is a big difference between...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-14-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,069
Posted By Wertles
Not quite. The M in 2001 was a hundred plus...

Not quite. The M in 2001 was a hundred plus horsepower more, different bumpers, bigger brakes, shorter axles to fit more tire, true dual exhaust, different seats, gauges, suspension, side gills and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Wertles
Some of the early cars did have mis matched wires...

Some of the early cars did have mis matched wires on the fan and you definitely have a car in the time frame that things were wrong. I will have to look to find what thread I used to test mine. It...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By Wertles
Brakes being near the end of their life would not...

Brakes being near the end of their life would not affect the clutch unless your reservoir fluid is low. What usually happens is that the rubber line going to the clutch gets very pliable. Pretty much...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By Wertles
There are several things to take into account...

There are several things to take into account when looking at a single mass vs. a dual mass flywheel conversion. The reason OEM companies choose dual mass is for a reduction in NVH. It is a quiet...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Wertles
You can get OEM hoods again. They were difficult...

You can get OEM hoods again. They were difficult to get for a while but you can order at any BMW dealership again. If I remember correctly, $1100 for one in primer sounds about right.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Wertles
I haven't seen any DIY write ups on that...

I haven't seen any DIY write ups on that specifically. It's basically finding all the nuts and bolts to remove the bumper cover, bumper, headlights, fan, radiator and condenser to get to the radiator...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Wertles
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Wertles
Your mods may add one, maybe two HP over stock....

Your mods may add one, maybe two HP over stock. On a dyno, three minutes apart, the shark tune lost one HP and one ft-lb of torque from stock and ran lean the entire time. I went back to stock in a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Wertles
Just for reference, I can provide you with...

Just for reference, I can provide you with multiple threads of people trying to duplicate Randy's kit. Every one of them ended up being more expensive and they all wished that they had just bought...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Wertles
My welder is set up to run 110 or 220 right from...

My welder is set up to run 110 or 220 right from the factory. I have found working with thin material, it works nicely on 110. For thicker stuff, I always run it on 220. I can tell the difference...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Wertles
I took a "home owners" course from the local...

I took a "home owners" course from the local welding supply company. It cost about $200 and was 6 nights, 3 hours a night. By the end I had a good understanding of basic welding skills and what I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Wertles
The failure will continue to progress now with...

The failure will continue to progress now with any sort of band aid repair and may make the future repair more difficult (expensive). I personally did the Forbes fix myself. If you have basic welding...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Wertles
All doors are interchangeable. You can even put a...

All doors are interchangeable. You can even put a roadster door on a coupe (ask how I know). The innerds can be swapped in.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Wertles
Emiata rear window. ~$110 if I remember correctly...

Emiata rear window. ~$110 if I remember correctly and 2 hours of your time.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Wertles
The airbag lights are very common. Most of the...

The airbag lights are very common. Most of the time a good connector cleaning will fix them. replace the seat bushings, install the seat tilt mod and fix the connectors all at the same time if you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By Wertles
http://bimmerdiffs.myshopify.com/collections/z3-pr...

http://bimmerdiffs.myshopify.com/collections/z3-products/products/z3-seat-mod-kit

I would try this, especially if you are a tall guy. It changes the angle of the seat so you sit IN the seat, not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Wertles
It's fairly normal (if it's an automatic). My car...

It's fairly normal (if it's an automatic). My car would drop 2 inches in drive, raise 2 inches in reverse. New shocks, 1/2 inch each way now plus a much better ride.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By Wertles
OP, you and Vintage42 have completely deferent...

OP, you and Vintage42 have completely deferent transmissions. The problems that plague your ZF transmission are different than what plague his. Of course, changing fluid is a logical, cheap ($30)...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Wertles
I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.

I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Wertles
I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.

I did not and no leaks for 3+ years.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Wertles
No. To do the job properly requires removing the...

No. To do the job properly requires removing the leather. It honestly wasn't a big deal. It took me 45 minutes per side once the seat was out. I was doing bushings at the same time. I need to do it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Wertles
It does not add any horsepower to the car. It...

It does not add any horsepower to the car. It sheds quite a bit of weight over stock though. It is quite a bit louder than stock. Magnaflow never made a direct bolt on replacement for our cars....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By Wertles
Stop driving the car immediately!!! You are...

Stop driving the car immediately!!! You are fortunate to have caught it before any major damage has been done. The usual post is that the hood is trashed from the exploded fan, the radiator is taken...
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