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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By nfunk
I don't want to cut the old tips off, trying to...

I don't want to cut the old tips off, trying to keep it as original as possible. But that is a great idea to paint the inner tips black.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By nfunk
Cargirl, Nice! I have never made to Oshkosh,...

Cargirl,

Nice! I have never made to Oshkosh, but been to Sun-n-Fun many times.

mstabile,

I had several friends with Mooney's, one of which was the Porsche Mooney. The P-Mooney he had was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-11-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By nfunk
Carlgirl, Yes I am a pilot, and for many...

Carlgirl,

Yes I am a pilot, and for many years had a PA28-180 Piper Cherokee 180, until it became a submarine when hurricane Isaac flooded the airport. I am also a scretary/treasurer of our local...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By nfunk
Cargirl, That is great! I have painted...

Cargirl,

That is great! I have painted several cars, truck and trailers, and was self taught shade tree painter/mechanic, but master of none. I know everyone here would appreciate your expertise!...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By nfunk
I bought the tips from Autozone, but they had...

I bought the tips from Autozone, but they had bolts located horizontal which wouldn't work on the Z3 due to the exhaust pipes being so close together. So I cut the inside nuts off and brazed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By nfunk
Exhaust tips

I hated the look of the exhaust on my '98 Z3 2,8L roadster, so I added polished Stainless Steel tips.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-21-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By nfunk
Wow, that seem very low unless you are running it...

Wow, that seem very low unless you are running it hard.

I have no problem getting 30 mpg on the highway doing 70 mph on my '98 2.8L Z3. If I occasionally hot rod it I drop down to the low 20s...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By nfunk
On my system, the top doesn't make any difference.

On my system, the top doesn't make any difference.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-14-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By nfunk
I don't have any glove box light in my '98 2.8L...

I don't have any glove box light in my '98 2.8L Roadster.

BTW, I have the exact system and mine works fine. I even added a microwave proximity sensor so that when I have my top down anybody...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By nfunk
A tide less than $800 for full coverage and...

A tide less than $800 for full coverage and comprehensive coverage in the costliest town for insurance in the USA - New Orleans Louisiana.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By nfunk
Guys, Thanks for the information. ksw161,...

Guys,

Thanks for the information. ksw161, posted the first question and that got me thinking if the 2.8L has the same drive train as the European Z3M roadsters.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By nfunk
I see we both took the same physics course. But...

I see we both took the same physics course. But I still don't have the answer to my question.

Does the 2.8L have the same drive train as the European Z3M with the 321 hp S50B32 engine?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By nfunk
True, but the S50B32 engine produces more torque...

True, but the S50B32 engine produces more torque than my 2.8L engine. Horsepower and torque are directly proportional, both can break things. In an automotive engine, power and torque are related by...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By nfunk
I have a '98 2.8L roadster and was wondering how...

I have a '98 2.8L roadster and was wondering how much increase in horsepower will the clutch and differential handle? Does the 2.8L have the same drive train as the European Z3M with the 321 hp...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By nfunk
I didn't think Torsen differentials were purely...

I didn't think Torsen differentials were purely mechanical and don't have clutch plates to wear out. Also since it doesn't have clutch plates LSD oils and additives aren't need in these differentials.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-22-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By nfunk
I had the same noise in my pickup truck, turned...

I had the same noise in my pickup truck, turned out to be leaves in the fan's squirrel cage. Hopefully that is the problem with you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By nfunk
BTW, If your radiator hose doesn't go through the...

BTW, If your radiator hose doesn't go through the shroud, it should take you less than an hour to do the job.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By nfunk
Yes, The first thing I did was remove the fan,...

Yes, The first thing I did was remove the fan, and then pulled the shroud and fan up out of the way. The fan had to come off to give me more additional room. The fan came off fairly easy using a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By nfunk
Ok, got around to it this morning to change the...

Ok, got around to it this morning to change the belt.

It wasn't as easy as the video showed. The main problem is that the radiator hose goes through the fan shroud on my '98 Z3 2.8L. Since I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By nfunk
I purchased the exact same system with the flip...

I purchased the exact same system with the flip key on Ebay. I have use my own keys on the key ring so I don't have the key on the fob key cut.

FYI:
The system was easy to install, except...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By nfunk
The Z3 is a '98 in show room and like new...

The Z3 is a '98 in show room and like new condition with only 23,000 miles. From what I can find out the belts have never been changed. I just had the cooling system flushed, but they didn't have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By nfunk
I tried installing TIS on Windows 7 and it...

I tried installing TIS on Windows 7 and it wouldn't run. I was able to install it on my laptop running Win XP.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-05-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By nfunk
Wifheld, Thanks! The video helps a lot. I...

Wifheld,

Thanks! The video helps a lot. I don't have the fan removal tool, but I might be able to fabricate one or purchase the tool.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By nfunk
I have a copy of TIS on my laptop. I find it to...

I have a copy of TIS on my laptop. I find it to be a pretty good reference. I don't have Bentley's so I can't compare it to that book.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By nfunk
belt change?

How much of a problem is it to change both belts on my '98 Z3 2.8L with AC? I looked and it doesn't seem like there is much access from the top.

Any information is greatly appreciated!
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