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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By daven
Although it is a parts bin car, there is nothing...

Although it is a parts bin car, there is nothing universal about the Z3............

and that's a great thing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By daven
Those prices were for full assemblies. I don't...

Those prices were for full assemblies. I don't think they sell inserts. Autobarn is my usual vendor for wiper blades.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By daven
What do you have against blade assemblies? I...

What do you have against blade assemblies? I order Bosch MicroEdge's on line for ~$6 a blade or the newer DirectConnects for ~$5.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By daven
No then its on. To disengage the ASC, push the...

No then its on. To disengage the ASC, push the ASC button and the light will come on. Its a reminder, that the system is inactive. Push it again, light goes out and system has been reactivated. It...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By daven
I'm in this camp. Even tried the recline mod for...

I'm in this camp. Even tried the recline mod for one drive and out it came. :dunno:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-20-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By daven
My Behr replacement thermostat lasted <2 years. ...

My Behr replacement thermostat lasted <2 years. I agree with Blacklane, your thermostat is stuck open.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,409
Posted By daven
Even across the pond, righty tighty; lefty loosey...

Even across the pond, righty tighty; lefty loosey rules.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By daven
Sounds like you didn't put the 2 travellers, (the...

Sounds like you didn't put the 2 travellers, (the pieces you replaced the bushings in), back on evenly. So the seat is moving at a slight angle and some or all of the moving parts are binding. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-08-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By daven
I don't know if this will help. Mine reset after...

I don't know if this will help. Mine reset after an overnight in the garage followed by a cold start and an idle for <3 minutes.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By daven
1. Have the code read. 2. Search seat...

1. Have the code read.

2. Search seat bushings
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-14-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By daven
If that look really lights your fire, please buy...

If that look really lights your fire, please buy a Miata and a body kit.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-08-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By daven
As per my original post, the usual (but not...

As per my original post, the usual (but not guaranteed) culprit is a cracked solder joint in the controller. Given the severe cold of the previous evening, my guess is that the broken joint...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-08-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By daven
Make sure the rear bolts are centered in the...

Make sure the rear bolts are centered in the holes in the rail and tight to the floor. A little hangup on the side of the rail hole and the seats are just that bit loose.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By daven
pretty sure the caliper pins are 6mm hex. That's...

pretty sure the caliper pins are 6mm hex. That's all you need to change the pads. Probably something to push back the pistons, but that's it toolwise.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By daven
My guess is that the spring metal clips that are...

My guess is that the spring metal clips that are supposed to hold the inner pad snug against the caliper piston are broken or loose. When I tracked my car, those clips would break during the first...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By daven
Service Engine Soon

I recently got a SES light - P1622. I guess I need a new thermostat. P*s*ed off I may be, its a 2.5 year old Behr thermostat. But that's not my issue. The parts arrived today and of course the SES...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-07-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By daven
Try here first. ...

Try here first. http://www.whalenshiftmachine.com/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By daven
My Fiat used to do that. It turned out to be a...

My Fiat used to do that. It turned out to be a loose main ground. As others have said, check ALL of your main electrical connections.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By daven
It is the process that essentially transfers a...

It is the process that essentially transfers a thin coating of pad material to the rotor and 'mates' the surface of the pads to the surface of the rotor.

Dave Zeckhausen does a better job at...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By daven
Did you bed the pads?

Did you bed the pads?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By daven
nevermind

nevermind
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By daven
Hey doc: FWIW there's a BMW dealer across from...

Hey doc:
FWIW there's a BMW dealer across from Asheville airport. You may also want to contact Chris Joyner, Asheville area coordinator for BMWCCA. csjoyner@bellsouth.net He may be able to point...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By daven
Another is www.paintscratch.com

Another is www.paintscratch.com
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By daven
Are you using a paper air filter or an oiled K&N?...

Are you using a paper air filter or an oiled K&N? Have you tried cleaning your MAF?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-24-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By daven
Round black invisible button located at bottom...

Round black invisible button located at bottom of dash to the left of the steering column. Its almost easier to feel than see.
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