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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By dkindig
For running TIS on Windows 7, first instead of...

For running TIS on Windows 7, first instead of installing directly from CD, copy the entire contents of the CD to a temporary folder on your hard drive. Then restart the computer in safe mode and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By dkindig
Your other option is to cut a small swatch of...

Your other option is to cut a small swatch of seat material from somewhere hidden, send it to Leatherique and have them do a color match. You don't have to guess what color sample matches, just have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By dkindig
See your quoted text for answers...

See your quoted text for answers...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By dkindig
You want to use the amp turn-on lead from your...

You want to use the amp turn-on lead from your head unit to power the white wire. If you look at your wiring, the white wire is used for the antenna amp AND the audio amp(s) and in the factory head...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By dkindig
I'm not sure where you got the 'squeaky' part,...

I'm not sure where you got the 'squeaky' part, but the squeaking issue is generally only encountered when they are used in a part that rotates or oscillates. The subframe bushings are only stressed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By dkindig
The heater control valve is electrically...

The heater control valve is electrically operated. Just turn the heat control all the way up and the fan on with ignition on, and that should open the valve so you can flush the heater core too.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By dkindig
I have an '01 3.0 (M54) and it will hold its own...

I have an '01 3.0 (M54) and it will hold its own against the S52 engine in the M's prior to the '01/'02 years. Some even prefer it for daily/urban driving because the torque curve is extremely flat,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By dkindig
I think that it routes through the driver-side...

I think that it routes through the driver-side rocker panel area, but not sure. I ran all of my preamp-level wires (RCA's) through the grommet on the driver's side and ran my speaker wires back up...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By dkindig
I'm running 80 watts per driver so I opted to run...

I'm running 80 watts per driver so I opted to run 16 ga speaker wire for the front speakers all the way back to the front of the car instead of relying on the thin factory wires.

If you choose to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By dkindig
Orrrrrrrrrrrr, You could pull the plugs and...

Orrrrrrrrrrrr,

You could pull the plugs and turn the engine by hand by tensioning the belt a little bit and using the alternator pulley nut. Much easier and doesn't require bumping the starter...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By dkindig
Bob's Shoe, I double-checked my post and...

Bob's Shoe,

I double-checked my post and updated the broken link to the thread I used, as well as more details on the type of thread in case the link broke again in the future...

It's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By dkindig
Cheddar57, I sent you a PM with some links to...

Cheddar57, I sent you a PM with some links to details of my audio upgrades...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By dkindig
I have EXTENSIVE experience with the audio in my...

I have EXTENSIVE experience with the audio in my car. I'm out of time this AM but will come back later in the day and get some thread links to you that will get you started...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By dkindig
Google "top-tier" gas for better results. Also,...

Google "top-tier" gas for better results. Also, the top-tier rating has more to do with the additive package than the base gasoline.

I run local no-ethanol premium in my car for the better...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By dkindig
My PopTop IS waterproof, has been rained on...

My PopTop IS waterproof, has been rained on before. It might weep a little bit in a seam area, but I never had any problems with water getting through it. Perhaps if water sat on it overnight or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By dkindig
In Georgia they gave up testing caps for some...

In Georgia they gave up testing caps for some cars because the adapters weren't really right. I went through the same thing, $45 later with a new cap for a Jag, that one failed too.

Wasn't real...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By dkindig
You should be fine. There's lots of material in...

You should be fine. There's lots of material in the brackets, and the type of stresses in addition to the bushing material absorbing a lot of those stresses, shouldn't cause any problems like...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,863
Posted By dkindig
Part number 65218411562, thebmwpartstore.com,...

Part number 65218411562, thebmwpartstore.com, $6.19, and generally stuff like that they will ship in an envelope via first-class mail so the shipping won't kill you either.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,490
Posted By dkindig
Another trick if you have a staggered setup is to...

Another trick if you have a staggered setup is to try and gauge about 50%-70% treadwear on the inside and flip the tires so that the insides are now the outsides when remounted. That can help...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By dkindig
thebmwpartstore.com has them for $260 as well...

thebmwpartstore.com has them for $260 as well...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By dkindig
So very sorry to hear that things have taken a...

So very sorry to hear that things have taken a turn for the worst. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Good luck, I hope something good can ultimately come of this. One thing is very...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By dkindig
Not sure how handy you are with a soldering iron,...

Not sure how handy you are with a soldering iron, but if it were me I would just heat up and reflow all the solder joints on the circuit board. Most likely will get the source of the problem unless...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By dkindig
Depends on how I drive. Mileage is SURPRISINGLY...

Depends on how I drive. Mileage is SURPRISINGLY good.

If I have my foot in it pushing the car hard, 17-18 mpg, in normal daily driving, 24-25 mpg, on the road driving for mileage, I can get 31...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-06-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By dkindig
These cars have their quirks and consistent items...

These cars have their quirks and consistent items that need addressing but overall, very easy to work on and very reliable.

I have an '01 3.0 with 77K on it now, bought about 4 1/2 years ago with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-27-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By dkindig
Here are some docs for you, the third section is...

Here are some docs for you, the third section is headed:

TEVES DSC III MK60
Model: E46 (except M3 and Xi) and E36/7
Production Date: From 9/00

This info might give you more theory behind the...
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