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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Antenna Grommet Slit

vintage42's replay made it all clear to me as to how the grommet fits! Whenever I have thought of a grommet it has always been two pieces of circular rubber, separated a bit to allow the sheet metal...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Angled lip

What I don't understand is how the quite angled "lip" gets flush with the body. It's probably obvious, but wouldn't the grommet have to be way over at an angle in order for the lip to seal with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 Antenna Grommet

I tried to install a new antenna grommet, the one marked #5 in the parts diagram in the first picture. Is the angled piece of rubber (where 5 points to in the diagram) supposed to remain on the...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-09-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Final Stage Blower Resistor Replacement

Recently I had to replace the FSR (final stage resistor) in my Z3. Checking out this site gave me the help I needed. Many thanks to all who took the time to document the process.

Removing the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 2.8 Expansion tank hose to engine block

I have a 2000 (production date 6/1999) Z3 2.8 roadster. I am trying to get the part number for the hose between the expansion tank and the engine block. The expansion tank looks like:

341432
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,007
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Complete Engine Block Coolant Drain

This question has to be about the silliest ever asked in a Z3 forum, so I apologize ahead of time, but I can't figure it out.

I am wondering how you can get a complete engine coolant flush by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-04-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Udo Jourdan, I wasn't as clear as I should have...

Udo Jourdan, I wasn't as clear as I should have been when I said the top closed by itself. The actual soft top, the part which goes over the driver's head, does NOT close by itself. When I put the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Fred Parmenter
UJOURDAN, that was a great suggestion. Rather...

UJOURDAN, that was a great suggestion. Rather obvious, but only obvious to me after you suggested it. Another great reason to participate in this forum.

I did indeed find the fuse box in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Fred Parmenter
330Ci How to Disable Soft Top Automatically Closing

In my 2002 BMW 330Ci there is a small piece of black plastic (about 8" long) that the soft top is glued to. Some string is also attached to the piece of plastic so as to be able to pull the piece of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 - Shifting Into Reverse

Is it just me? Or my technique? I don't know, but I'm having increased difficulty shifting into reverse on my 2000 2.8 Z3. Eventually I always get it, but it takes a while.

I've tried various...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,415
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Thank you so much! That was exactly the...

Thank you so much! That was exactly the information I needed. It worked just as you said. As soon as I turned the key the siren stopped. Thanks again.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,415
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 - Is Remote Lock Possible Without Enabling Alarm?

If I use my key FOB to lock the doors on my 2000 Z3 2.8 Roadster the doors lock and the alarm is enabled. Later if I use the key FOB to unlock the doors it unlocks all the doors and turns off the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Testing Current Draw

I wanted to test current draw in my car myself, instead of trusting my mechanic who said there was no draw on the battery when the car was off. Here's waht I did.

I opened the trunk and connected...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Battery Age

I bought the car used, so I don't know the battery age for sure. I'd guess 2 to 3 years because it looks so new. My mechanic did say, however, that the battery checked out fine.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 Battery Charge Sometimes Runs Down

Three times since I bought my 2000 Z3 2.8 Roadster in the last six months the battery charge has run down too low to start the car. Interior lights and dashboard come on, but there wasn't enough...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Solution to Problem Found!

It turns out the reason my siren "chirped" three times was because the switch behind the radio was not connected to the radio. I am so thrilled. Now I have a remote which locks and unlocks the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Finding Remote and Red LED

JB, I found the remote FOB for my 2000 Z3 by going to my dealer. He didn't have one and he also told me the part is no longer available from BMW. It has been discontinued. But he did a search of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Great News!

That was wonderful information! When I click the remote the siren "chirps" three times! So now I know a switch somewhere is defective or open?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-25-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 - Alarm Without Keylees Entry?

Can a 2000 Z3 roadster have an alarm without having keyless entry?

The reason I ask is I didn't get a remote with my Z3 I bought last November. I didn't even know one was available. But the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-31-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Fred Parmenter
That's a great idea! I'm going to see if there...

That's a great idea! I'm going to see if there is a local chapter or group in MA where they get together and share knowledge on Z3's. Thanks.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 Airbag Sensor - An Idea for a Gadget

You know how when you remove a door panel you are supposed to disconnect the battery and remove the airbag? If you then reconnect the battery to work in the door area you will trigger an airbag...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-18-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Fred Parmenter
330Ci Storage - Mice Opinoins reqeusted

A few months ago I bought a Z3 and have been enjoying it so much that I haven't been driving my 2002 330 Ci. So a few weeks ago I cleaned it up good and put one of those Bavarian Auto covers on it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,311
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Also noted pull to right

mhughett, you are quite right. There was pull to one side! It pulled to the right and the mechanic said the right front caliper was frozen. But is true, that once the mechanic heard that my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 - Costly Repairs and Your Mental Outlook

I recently bought a 2000 2.8 Z3 that I've been having a lot of fun with. I've been also been spending more that I'm used to to keep it running. I have a local mechanic who is very good with BMWs...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-17-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,311
Posted By Fred Parmenter
Z3 Tire Wobble Problem Solved

About 1000 miles ago I put on four new snow tires and wheels and recently began to experience steering wheel vibration. I thought the problem was that Tire Rack had not properly balanced my wheels. ...
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