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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By vintage42
I would buy a CarFax (http://www.carfax.com). I...

I would buy a CarFax (http://www.carfax.com). I always do that when selling a car, to see what others are seeing. CarFax probably draws from many databases -- insurance, police, dealers, repair...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By vintage42
It's on the record, yours now. Imagine the...

It's on the record, yours now. Imagine the dealer's surprise if he was to find the accident on CarFax, or if a buyer sees it on CarFax and uses it in negotiation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By vintage42
Even better, every few minutes, which happens on...

Even better, every few minutes, which happens on twisty hilly 2-lane back roads. They are the best break in.

Break in occurs during accelerations and back-offs, which load and unload the pistons,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By vintage42
If the window is not going all the way up, it can...

If the window is not going all the way up, it can be adjusted per this thread:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2108182-passenger-side-window-adjustment-help&p=27687457#post27687457...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By vintage42
The spray, application, removal... ...

The spray, application, removal...

http://3mauto.com/paint-defender-spray-film.html

http://www.amazon.com/3M-90000-Paint-Defender-Spray/dp/B00BSKYM82
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By vintage42
I have only cycled through the information...

I have only cycled through the information displays and set the clock, and have not tried the test functions like you.
Here is info on the computer, but it does not answer your question about LSP:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By vintage42
I have a Z3 built in 1996, with on board computer...

I have a Z3 built in 1996, with on board computer with clock, and I can't figure out what you are asking.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By vintage42
It's actually very quick and simple. You have to...

It's actually very quick and simple. You have to remove or at least loosen the base unit anyway to replace the grommet. Just order a new base unit and grommet, and read the DIYs.
The parts:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By vintage42
The rails the threaded rods are indestructible....

The rails the threaded rods are indestructible. It's bushings. Take a look at what's involved.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2109016-1996-Z3-power-seats&p=27698955#post27698955...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By vintage42
If this Z3 was a few thousand less, if you did...

If this Z3 was a few thousand less, if you did not have to ask the repair and and maintenance expense, if you were mechanically handy and had some tools, if you did not have to rely on this car for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By vintage42
Removing the restrictive intake duct is a NO cost...

Removing the restrictive intake duct is a NO cost improvement. If you have trouble removing the plastic snorkel end, on the passenger side of the radiator, I can explain.
Pictures of intake duct,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By vintage42
None of the foam is any good. You sucked out the...

None of the foam is any good. You sucked out the crumbly foam under the filter. More important to get the foam that's on the top or engine side of the filter. And you might want to increase the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By vintage42
Does your air box have the acoustic foam liner?...

Does your air box have the acoustic foam liner? Is it old and crumbly? Is any above the filter missing (below does not matter)? Maybe the filter changing disturbed it and some got sucked into the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,404
Posted By vintage42
Or are they referring to one turbo with two...

Or are they referring to one turbo with two scrolls?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,732
Posted By vintage42
The O.D. of the tires stays the same. As the...

The O.D. of the tires stays the same. As the steel wheels get bigger, the sidewalls of the tires on them become lower. The tire on a 17 inch wheel has a high sidewall that flexes and makes the ride...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-30-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By vintage42
No connection. If the filter fits, it's not...

No connection. If the filter fits, it's not wrong.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By vintage42
Tramlining is made up from tram-lining, or...

Tramlining is made up from tram-lining, or following tram tracks, where the road steers the car. Up to middle of the last century many city streets had trams (trolleys) and their rails would try to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By vintage42
My Z3, 1.9 from 1997, has standard six speakers...

My Z3, 1.9 from 1997, has standard six speakers and cassette player. On each side there is a large speaker in the foot well kick panel, and two speakers (midrange and tweeter) in the top corner of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By vintage42
My original tires looked good as new at 32,000...

My original tires looked good as new at 32,000 miles, but one or more had some defect that caused a lumpy wiggle at low speed and a vibration at high speed. My original Sachs rode harsh, and felt...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By vintage42
The miles and condition make it unlikely that the...

The miles and condition make it unlikely that the connecting suspension elements are worn or damaged. Perhaps you are feeling "tramlining" or the ability of the road cause steering inputs, which is a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By vintage42
I took the metal knee protection plate out of the...

I took the metal knee protection plate out of the glove box lid so it wouldn't contribute to sagging and rattling. I almost never have a passenger. Removing that metal from the driver side would...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By vintage42
Removing glove box: ...

Removing glove box:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/vintagefortytwo/BMW%20Z3%20Related/Z3%20Glove%20Box/1Removingglovebox_zpsa35ad0dd.jpg
On the driver side, remove the panel over the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By vintage42
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511230
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409080...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By vintage42
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?9...

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?922228-Z3-DIY-How-to-replace-your-entire-interior (Number 3)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=631115#post631115...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By vintage42
There might be usable info about the comfort...

There might be usable info about the comfort relay in this thread:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2023653-96-E36-Z3-Windows-don-t-work&p=26708669

What's the matter with the temp...
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