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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-17-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By ctxspy
Thanks for the replies. I do know a...

Thanks for the replies.

I do know a fabricator who welds regularly, I will ask him if he'd be interested in doing it.

Generally speaking, do you think this is more along the lines of body work...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-16-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By ctxspy
Subframe reinforcement

I think I may be starting to experience the initial phases of subframe weld failure. :dunno:

Anyone aware of a shop in Rockland NY or Bergen NJ that has done this repair?

Googling around I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-12-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
Update! Note for anyone interested in the...

Update!

Note for anyone interested in the body brace. I scrape quite a bit, my car having been slightly lowered, and also with sub-optimal installation per above. It's never BAD, and I have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
I was able to install the body brace during the...

I was able to install the body brace during the week.. Unfortunately, my experience with the body brace was not quite as pleasant as it was with the butt strut.

I'll start by saying that there was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By ctxspy
Interior A-Pillar trim gap

The driver's side A-Pillar trim has a noticeable gap near the top. I googled around and heard this is at least somewhat common with this car, because of the poor design of the 'clip' near the top.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
Latest update! There was a creaking issue...

Latest update!

There was a creaking issue which drove me nuts for a while, seems to be resolved now that I sprayed some lubricant into the driver's side door jamb sheet metal weld gaps.

I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By ctxspy
I good luck with sale. I just installed my butt...

I good luck with sale. I just installed my butt strut, didn't do the body brace yet. So far I'm happy.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-25-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By ctxspy
Hello I just ordered the butt strut and body...

Hello I just ordered the butt strut and body brace.. Curious, why are you selling?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-24-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By ctxspy
My friend at the body shop wasn't able to find...

My friend at the body shop wasn't able to find anything specific wrong, his assumption was also that there's some kind of shifting sheet metal.

In any event, I gave it a last attempt, and sprayed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By ctxspy
Small update - left it at a friend's body shop...

Small update - left it at a friend's body shop for a couple days, they looked it over and said they couldn't pinpoint the issue either, no visual evidence of a problem but they generally agree it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By ctxspy
I appreciate the replies guys. I also figured it...

I appreciate the replies guys. I also figured it may be the hood so I tested with hood open as well, same noise.

I will try to take a quick video and post it here.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By ctxspy
to quiet squeaky rubber, I found that Krytox...

to quiet squeaky rubber, I found that Krytox GPL-105 (or other weights) is very good.

In this case I really don't think it is a rubber gasket issue.

I will take to s body shop soon, I am just...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By ctxspy
Hello, I didn't run a car fax.. Car looked...

Hello,

I didn't run a car fax.. Car looked pretty clean to me, didn't see any evidence of body work, but I may be wrong.

Got it around 8 months ago, has around 60k miles on it.

I spent most...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By ctxspy
Creaking M Roadster

For a while, my M roadster has made a cracking/popping sound over certain bumps, coming into and out of driveways at an angle, basically situations where there is torsional stress on the chassis.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-11-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
Today, I upgraded the clutch line with the Rogue...

Today, I upgraded the clutch line with the Rogue Engineering stainless steel model. It wasn't the easiest job in the world, but having done it once I think I could do it's try quickly if I had to do...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
I've attached a picture of the intake. It's...

I've attached a picture of the intake.

It's a basic plastic mailbox, with a hole cut in the "back" to allow the air filter to go through and be mounted to the MAF housing.

Overall it took...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By ctxspy
If there's any cost required to get that radio...

If there's any cost required to get that radio working, I would also suggest just replacing it.. There are SO MANY options nowadays that have many more features, look decent, and cost is quite low. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
I forgot to add -- ECS Tuning was/is having a...

I forgot to add -- ECS Tuning was/is having a sale on the illuminated shift knob kit, so I replaced my previous illuminated shift knob which was quite worn and the face was delaminating, only $60!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
A quick update! The transmission is feeling...

A quick update!

The transmission is feeling better by the day - the new trains fluid cleared up the blotchy shifting and difficulty getting into first gear.

I also had enough of the stock air...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-22-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,310
Posted By ctxspy
Hello everyone -- I just want to add my two cents...

Hello everyone -- I just want to add my two cents on this topic.

I looked around myself to buy a 'kit' to repair my terribly sagging glovebox.

After spending several unsuccessful hours...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
Over the past could or days, did a little more: ...

Over the past could or days, did a little more:
- replaced air filter (some kind of high flow looking filter), with Mann filler
- fresh motor oil - Mobil 1 0w40, bought only 6 quarts, needed a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
Neat, i had no idea this even existed.

Neat, i had no idea this even existed.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By ctxspy
New M Roadster owner

Hello Everyone,

It's been a few years since I've been on the forum. I previously owned a Black 1999 E39 with manual trans & sport package. It was a nice car, ultimately sold it because the seats...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 09-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 217,086
Posted By ctxspy
Hello, I have an f10, would like to get some...

Hello, I have an f10, would like to get some coding done, would appreciate a PM.
Forum: Interior 06-13-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By ctxspy
SOLD finally!

SOLD finally!
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