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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,533
Posted By dwm
See my PM, but basically you need to remove the...

See my PM, but basically you need to remove the exhaust, disconnect the driveshaft from the differential, support the differential with the jack (under the body of the diff, NOT the cover), remove...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-02-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,868
Posted By dwm
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By dwm
So it's not running at all? You should here it...

So it's not running at all? You should here it prime when you turn the key to the run position (without turning it to the start position), and it sounds like you knew that and that it's not priming?...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By dwm
If you're in Israel, I'd likely call it normal. ...

If you're in Israel, I'd likely call it normal. The water temperature gauge in these cars is basically an idiot light disguised as a gauge.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By dwm
I'd say you (or your wife :)) made the right...

I'd say you (or your wife :)) made the right choice.

Congrats and welcome aboard!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By dwm
I get Menzerna products from Amazon (TCP Global,...

I get Menzerna products from Amazon (TCP Global, but I get free shipping from Amazon) or autogeek.net. Wolfgang and Klasse from autogeek.net. Chemical Guys from chemicalguys.com.

Most of my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By dwm
It's been 7 years since my last post in this...

It's been 7 years since my last post in this thread...

I'm currently using Wolfgang DGPS 3.0 on the roadster, mostly because I like their compatible Spritz Sealant for day-to-day (applied after...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,410
Posted By dwm
Maybe it's just me, but I chuckle when I see the...

Maybe it's just me, but I chuckle when I see the strut tower tolerances of "+/- 1mm" in the TIS, given the number of cars BMW has sold over the last several decades with strut tower integrity issues.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-02-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By dwm
The CRI of the Solux bulb is above 98. CRI is...

The CRI of the Solux bulb is above 98. CRI is very important if you're trying to color match. If you're just trying to spot swirls, it's less important.

Brighter isn't necessarily better when...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-01-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By dwm
Thanks for the post! I just put mine together...

Thanks for the post! I just put mine together tonight using a Skil 2240-01. Trimmed about 5/32" off of the diameter of the inner chuck-holding ring to have the bulb fit perfectly.

All told, $92....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By dwm
For cleaning the fabric top, I use the RaggTopp...

For cleaning the fabric top, I use the RaggTopp horsehair brush.

http://www.autogeek.net/convertible-top-brush.html

For protection, I've gone back and forth between 303 Fabric Guard and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,877
Posted By dwm
Sorry to see that Fred. Looks like it's time...

Sorry to see that Fred.

Looks like it's time to take her apart and have a look. Makes me miss the days of being able to drop an oil pan without a whole bunch of ancillary work.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,332
Posted By dwm
I don't know. I've only taken apart ones with...

I don't know. I've only taken apart ones with the chrome-ringed lenses. And I hope to never do it again. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,332
Posted By dwm
The internal lenses are plastic. I'd replace...

The internal lenses are plastic.

I'd replace the headlights and stop using the low beams as daytime running lamps. If you still want daytime running lamps, install the DRL module which uses the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-11-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,303
Posted By dwm
I guess what's funny about it is that just...

I guess what's funny about it is that just replacing the bulbs with HIR bulbs makes the headlights very reasonable. In fact I now prefer my Z3 headlights to the OEM HID in my MINI, and I've had a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By dwm
Yes, they are at a different level, but the wear...

Yes, they are at a different level, but the wear rate winds up being about the same (which surprised me).

The Star Specs are sticky, but I find the ride a little rougher than I like for a daily...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By dwm
Ditto, my RE-01R's are due for replacement and...

Ditto, my RE-01R's are due for replacement and I'm planning on RE-11's. RE-01R was easily the best summer tire I've had on any vehicle, and I got 15,000 miles out of the rears without *****footing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By dwm
RE-11 is a stickier tire than the PS2, but it's...

RE-11 is a stickier tire than the PS2, but it's not available in stock sizes for the Z4 M. It'd be my choice if you're willing to run non-stock sizes.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,374
Posted By dwm
I'm not sure what you're asking. I threw the...

I'm not sure what you're asking. I threw the battery safety terminal in the trash over 3 years ago, hence can't take any pictures of it. If you mean the fuse I used to replace the igniter... I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,009
Posted By dwm
Derek, for whatever it's worth, the condenser was...

Derek, for whatever it's worth, the condenser was replaced on my car due to leakage while it was still under warranty. The tech said it wasn't uncommon, but I don't recall seeing anyone else post...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By dwm
Looks handy. Now you just need a projector, a...

Looks handy. Now you just need a projector, a motorized screen and a remote control so you can page through it while under the car. ;)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By dwm
Post the actual codes. Symptoms sound like a...

Post the actual codes. Symptoms sound like a fuel pressure issue, but could be something else.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-16-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By dwm
What DTC's are present?

What DTC's are present?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,887
Posted By dwm
Most likely a bad fuel pressure regulator. If...

Most likely a bad fuel pressure regulator. If diagnosing yourself, you'll need a fuel pressure gauge.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,998
Posted By dwm
For what it's worth, BMW 90.88.6.321.260 is under...

For what it's worth, BMW 90.88.6.321.260 is under $50 at the moment (for all the clamps with ear clips).
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