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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By dougmcintyre
Well, the ASC has saved me a couple of times....

Well, the ASC has saved me a couple of times. IMHO, unless you are a track regular, deleting the ASC is a terrible idea.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By dougmcintyre
Sure, why not? I'm a big believer in "buy...

Sure, why not?

I'm a big believer in "buy the best that you can comfortable afford and keep it as long as possible." My experience is buying something, then finding out you need/want something...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By dougmcintyre
Do a search on "TC Kline". 99% of the owners say...

Do a search on "TC Kline". 99% of the owners say both the ride and handling are better than stock. I only say 99% because there must be somebody who disagrees.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By dougmcintyre
Yes, it an excellent time for a suspension...

Yes, it an excellent time for a suspension upgrade. But first you need to decide what are you trying to accomplish (i.e., stock ride, stock handling, better than stock handling and ride, etc) and how...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By dougmcintyre
OK, I broke down and did the search for you....

OK, I broke down and did the search for you. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766363&highlight=rear+camber covers your problem.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By dougmcintyre
How quick are your rear tires wearing out? 2,000...

How quick are your rear tires wearing out? 2,000 miles or 20,000 miles?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By dougmcintyre
My understanding is CarMax buys used cars at...

My understanding is CarMax buys used cars at their auction value. By running their own auctions, they make their profit when selling the car from the auction fees. According to the web, the typical...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-02-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By dougmcintyre
I've had good luck with CarMax. On one car, their...

I've had good luck with CarMax. On one car, their offer was so close to my desired selling price, I couldn't justify the effort and expense of selling the car myself. On another car, their offer was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By dougmcintyre
From...

From http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205161
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By dougmcintyre
Here is a 5 year old water pump that failed. ...

Here is a 5 year old water pump that failed.



Personally I will stick with preventative maintenance.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By dougmcintyre
Vintage42 posted the BMW definitive list: ...

Vintage42 posted the BMW definitive list:



The S52 is not a "BMW M vehicle equipped with S54, S62, S65 or S85 engines" and is "in the US market with gasoline engines", so where is the doubt?
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By dougmcintyre
Do you prefer apples or oranges?

Do you prefer apples or oranges?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By dougmcintyre
Just a visual check? I've seen fuses which...

Just a visual check? I've seen fuses which visually looked good but would fail a continuity check. Rare, but something to keep in mind.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By dougmcintyre
Your opinion of BMW dealers, BMW diagrams, and...

Your opinion of BMW dealers, BMW diagrams, and BMW in general is way too high - odd mistakes happen all the time.

Just be sure, before buying, you know the return policy.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By dougmcintyre
The vulnerable need protection from the secure....

The vulnerable need protection from the secure. Most car meets pedestrian accidents leave the pedestrian busted up on the ground, maybe, still alive. For the driver, the accident is a minor...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By dougmcintyre
Unfortunately, after production ceases, BMW will...

Unfortunately, after production ceases, BMW will discontinue or consolidate parts. An intake tube with a resonator outlet could have been dropped.

Googling the part numbers might turn up your...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By dougmcintyre
What does the $3,200 cover? Engine only? Engine...

What does the $3,200 cover? Engine only? Engine plus installation?

Based on

your mechanic has obvious never actually done a 1.9 to 2.8 swap. How could his install estimate be accurate? What is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By dougmcintyre
See...

See http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391945&highlight=pre+purchase+advice
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By dougmcintyre
Stock, the M Coupe sits a half inch lower than...

Stock, the M Coupe sits a half inch lower than the Z3 coupe.

The following threads go thru the other differences:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By dougmcintyre
Nice find.

Nice find.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-26-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By dougmcintyre
Correct ride height is easy to check -...

Correct ride height is easy to check - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239652 See post 2 for the specs for all Z3s. Also, when you do the measurements, the car needs to be loaded...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By dougmcintyre
I also don't think a blown head gasket is causing...

I also don't think a blown head gasket is causing the overheating. But I would still check the condition of the head gasket before I started spending money. You might learn something. Something that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-23-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By dougmcintyre
OK, that thermostat could have stuck while the...

OK, that thermostat could have stuck while the car sat for 6-8 months. More likely, the car was overheating when parked.

As I have had enough breakdown adventures, I'd replace every component of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By dougmcintyre
Try reading...

Try reading http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763477&highlight=hood+stuck
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By dougmcintyre
Replacing the driver's door lock actuator fixed...

Replacing the driver's door lock actuator fixed this problem in my car.

See http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=755658&highlight=door+lock+actuator for more info
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