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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By vintage42
It would help if you would give the year and...

It would help if you would give the year and model of your Z3. For instance, mine has no rear speakers. And there may also be variations in audio for the UK market. For that reason, your best advice...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By vintage42
Possible fix... ...

Possible fix...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701440

Or replace console panel around shifter. I think the whole console has to come out to get the panel out of it......
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By vintage42
Your RealOEM.com page is here, with two ball pins...

Your RealOEM.com page is here, with two ball pins listed under Item 05:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CN53&mospid=48096&btnr=54_0201&hg=54&fg=10
They look like this:...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By vintage42
The doubt was that it appeared all Z3 M's should...

The doubt was that it appeared all Z3 M's should get the higher viscosity oil, but I see the S52 M is not an omission, but was excluded on purpose.
I don't think much about oil. For my 1.9, at...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By vintage42
That later Version 3.1 does not exclude my 1997...

That later Version 3.1 does not exclude my 1997 like Version 2.1 did. My car has both ports. The Amazon review of v3.1 only got 3 stars. I wish there were more reviews, with more stars. Future...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By vintage42
Check it.

Check it.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By vintage42
The eBay ad says it's not for my 1997. The...

The eBay ad says it's not for my 1997. The reviews on Amazon are not good. One said "Software would not function on my computer"....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By vintage42
You don't say which side guide you want. Driver...

You don't say which side guide you want. Driver side is 51328410167.
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/51328410167/ES93938/

It is possible that the split rubber is not what prevents the window from...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By vintage42
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2110066-Strange-electrical-issues&p=27711432#post27711432
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409080
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By vintage42
It has a CD of software, but does not state the...

It has a CD of software, but does not state the system requirements. Likely Windows.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By vintage42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9S...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5FB1PR4542&cm_re=bmw_airbag_scan-_-9SIA5FB1PR4542-_-Product...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By vintage42
This site says: "... lift up the shifter boot....

This site says:
"... lift up the shifter boot. There are 4 tabs (two on each side) that snap it down. Squeeze the side on either side and then lift once it's loose."...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By vintage42
In other words, for the S52 M engine, use the...

In other words, for the S52 M engine, use the lower viscosity oil like a non-M engine?
What do you mean by 5W-30 being "just fine" for the S52? It may just mean that you have selected it for your...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-26-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,431
Posted By vintage42
The broken bolt can be welded: ...

The broken bolt can be welded:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2085746-Window-mechanism-broke
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By vintage42
After three and 1/2 years, the gas in the...

After three and 1/2 years, the gas in the injection system has evaporated to residue, and the gas in the filter and tank probably has little volatility. New gas will not remove residue. Seafoam in...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By vintage42
Voltage should be between 12.4 and 12.7 volts. A...

Voltage should be between 12.4 and 12.7 volts. A reading lower than 12.4 volts means that the battery needs to be charged
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By vintage42
The second page of this site gives BMW's...

The second page of this site gives BMW's recommendations for your M engine:
http://www.bimmerfile.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/bmw-ll-01_ll-01-fe-recommended-synthetic-oils.pdf
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By vintage42
In other words, someone raised the seat all the...

In other words, someone raised the seat all the way up, and the screw stuck there? Could this happen to anybody who raises their seat as far as it will go? I wonder why it happens, and it makes me...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By vintage42
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1267900-Electric-seat-won-t-move-up-or-down
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By vintage42
I have the same car. My Owners Manual says on p....

I have the same car. My Owners Manual says on p. 127:
Approved oils are in SAE classes 5W-40 and 5W-30.
And a chart on p. 127 says:
From -20F to 80F+, BMW High Performance Synthetic 0W-X / 5W-X....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By vintage42
Auto Tops and Interiors in central NC may be out...

Auto Tops and Interiors in central NC may be out of the desired area, but has done many Z3s.
303 N West St., Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 821-4425
info@autointeriorsandtops.com...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,724
Posted By vintage42
This the Z3 forum, actually. BavAuto's paint will...

This the Z3 forum, actually. BavAuto's paint will be an exact match, probably sourced from the supplier to BMW, but they don't appear to have the color you need for your 328i. I don't think something...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,724
Posted By vintage42
I am sure the colors from Bavarian Auto will...

I am sure the colors from Bavarian Auto will match. But Orion Silver (A92) is not on their list of Z3 colors. And your BMW site does not show any colors for Z3.

Maybe you are asking about paint...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By vintage42
The Prius is a very tough, trouble-free, reliable...

The Prius is a very tough, trouble-free, reliable and long-lived car. And probably economical to repair when needed. If that is what you liked about a Prius, you may not find that in a Z3....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By vintage42
Here's some thoughts: ...

Here's some thoughts:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8428311&postcount=3

You are going from a very reliable but boring econo car to a high-miles potentially high-maintenance...
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