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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Blacklane
You have a 1.9L engine, right?

You have a 1.9L engine, right?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Blacklane
Maybe it's some sort of stop-leak product,...

Maybe it's some sort of stop-leak product, although it looks like hard water residue.
In any case, I would rebuild the entire cooling system. You don't mention the model year or engine type, but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Blacklane
The foam replaced the plastic sheet after 1999,...

The foam replaced the plastic sheet after 1999, however all model years can use either the foam or the plastic sheet. It's called "sound deadening foam", but I have my doubts how much sound can be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Blacklane
You can fabricate your own with bar stock. It...

You can fabricate your own with bar stock. It just takes a little more time to locate and drill the holes.

Here's mine, but I think it's a little over-the-top. I welded-in some T-nuts and cut a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-23-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Blacklane
If you're going to remove the transmission for a...

If you're going to remove the transmission for a new clutch, you should consider replacing the shift pins at that time. If the shifter doesn't have the new-car feel of needing a little pressure to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-23-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Blacklane
Actually, I think the sensor you found is for the...

Actually, I think the sensor you found is for the outdoor air temperature display. The windshield washer heaters stay on all the time.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-22-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,135
Posted By Blacklane
It's sad to see all of the helpful posts from Ron...

It's sad to see all of the helpful posts from Ron Stygar here. He was so knowledgeable and generous.

I read a recent post on another forum posted by Randy Forbes at the end of February 2015. He...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Blacklane
Spark plug manufactures nearly all say not to use...

Spark plug manufactures nearly all say not to use anti-seize since they plate the threads with a metal that serves the same purpose. Applying anti-seize lubricates the threads too much and make them...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Blacklane
These cars are getting pretty old and most bolts...

These cars are getting pretty old and most bolts have been tight for a long time. Often a little heat will help, but obviously not here.
Nearly every bolt and screw that I re-install gets...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Blacklane
Why don't you keep the sway bars attached where...

Why don't you keep the sway bars attached where they are?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Blacklane
That's always a question for the dealer. Usually...

That's always a question for the dealer. Usually they'll do it for free. Most won't do it over the phone, but want to see proof that you own the car.

You can look over this thread: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Blacklane
For starters, the motorcycle BMWs are Beamers,...

For starters, the motorcycle BMWs are Beamers, the cars are Bimmers. I don't know why.
I don't quite understand the misfire issues with no codes. All misfires set codes.
With the information you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Blacklane
Yes. You can replace the two amplifiers with a...

Yes. You can replace the two amplifiers with a modern 3-channel amp, usually with about 80w x2 and 240w X1 (4 ohm loads). You might also find a 4-channel amp with 2 channels bridgeable which you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Blacklane
I don't believe there is any coding required. ...

I don't believe there is any coding required. You just replace the component then reset the failure code.

You can drive it, but you won't know the status of the ABS system since the light will...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Blacklane
I think your parts list is too short. The most...

I think your parts list is too short. The most common failure items in the cooling system are the plastic pieces, especially the radiator nipple, the reservoir seam, and the fan. If you had the 1.9...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-16-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Blacklane
The BMW antenna base is actually powered. Maybe...

The BMW antenna base is actually powered. Maybe that has failed or is disconnected. There is a German-to-rest-of-world adapter needed for the BMW antenna cable to connect to an aftermarket head...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Blacklane
Didn't you buy the car for its classic curves? ...

Didn't you buy the car for its classic curves? The fenders that are on it are already beautiful.

I suppose you could go with this look, which is um, enhanced.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Blacklane
You can easily find 12v power under the + battery...

You can easily find 12v power under the + battery under-hood connector. There is a stud underneath it with several other wires. I mounted the relay near there inside the Secondary Air Pump box.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-12-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Blacklane
You need a harness and relay. It pulls way too...

You need a harness and relay. It pulls way too much current to be wired into the existing system.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-10-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Blacklane
You can usually find a set of fan wrenches...

You can usually find a set of fan wrenches reasonably priced on ebay (often called water pump tools). Personally, I thought they were worth the price since there is not much room for standard tools...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-09-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Blacklane
OEM Rubber is all you should use in the...

OEM Rubber is all you should use in the differential mount. You can upgrade to the solid M-style rubber mount (33 17 2 228 425), but nothing stiffer. Polyurethane differential mounts can cause the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-08-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Blacklane
There has been much written here about Rear...

There has been much written here about Rear Subframe Bushings. Near the top of the forum page, on the right, is a button labeled "Search This Forum." Use that to find all the info you need.

You...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-08-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Blacklane
The roadster already has a big steel box beam...

The roadster already has a big steel box beam that goes behind the seats, plus a steel panel between the soft-top boot and trunk. I've never heard of anyone adding more stiffening to the trunk.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-08-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Blacklane
Huh? You have an OEM electric aux fan in front...

Huh? You have an OEM electric aux fan in front of the radiator, right? You're planning to add another one? Where?

I'm thinking "front" is relative to the car's motion. You're thinking "front"...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-08-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Blacklane
Amancuso: I assume you are talking about the...

Amancuso: I assume you are talking about the engine-driven fan. The OP says his won't fit anymore due to the larger 3-row radiator.

The electric Aux fan in front of the radiator costs around...
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