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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By vintage42
If it has the original "lifetime" factory fill,...

If it has the original "lifetime" factory fill, it will benefit from fresh fluid of the same proper viscosity. The OP and I used two of the choices, the Pentosin and the Royal Purple, with the same...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By vintage42
Without pipes on each side, it's not an M. But it...

Without pipes on each side, it's not an M. But it sounds like a very nice car at an unusually low price. Now try to find out the good and bad (if any). Ask about maintenance and repair history. Buy a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,014
Posted By vintage42
The current Car & Driver has a back road test...

The current Car & Driver has a back road test comparison between a Mustang, 228 and Scion FRS. The 228 has the track package, but not the sport seat package, and LSD is not available. It is the worst...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By vintage42
This is what stymied me in removing the passenger...

This is what stymied me in removing the passenger seat. I gave up and later heard how to twist to drop the airbag occupancy sensor. This untethered the seat from the floor, and allowed the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By vintage42
This post covers it... ...

This post covers it...
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2109016-1996-Z3-power-seats&p=27698955#post27698955
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,417
Posted By vintage42
Here's two approaches to installing guides with...

Here's two approaches to installing guides with seats in...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648884
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2358032&postcount=45
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By vintage42
My BMW was built in 10/96 and the lenses are...

My BMW was built in 10/96 and the lenses are clear as new. The car is never washed because it's never dirty. But is has been garaged except when being driven.

My Forester built in 7/07 also has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By vintage42
One of the two rubber o-rings holding the console...

One of the two rubber o-rings holding the console armrest cover on my'97 1.9 was broken, and I found two new o-rings in the plumbing department of the local hardware store. A year later I got a new...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By vintage42
I don't know. Maybe the CEL light will go out...

I don't know. Maybe the CEL light will go out because the ECU is getting input from the sensor, but the code will still be stored.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-18-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By vintage42
Possibly a sensor was damaged or not replaced in...

Possibly a sensor was damaged or not replaced in the suspension work, and possibly that sensor can trigger the CEL light, which perhaps responds to more than just "engine" codes.

For instance,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-17-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By vintage42
ProClip makes holders for phones, and mounting...

ProClip makes holders for phones, and mounting bases for attaching the holders to various console and dash locations.
https://www.proclipusa.com
Here's the iPhone in my Z3:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By vintage42
Repaint the fins in the two kidney grilles, and...

Repaint the fins in the two kidney grilles, and put an expanded metal mesh in the bumper opening.
Don't know the answers.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By vintage42
I don't understand anything about that post.

I don't understand anything about that post.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,598
Posted By vintage42
According to bmwusa.com Build Your Own, the 228...

According to bmwusa.com Build Your Own, the 228 is less at $32,100 than the 320 which is $32,950.
Although the 228 is $850 less, it has 60 more HP.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By vintage42
At another filter comparison site, the following...

At another filter comparison site, the following conclusion accompanies the graph for "Dirt Passed Versus Total Test Time"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,611
Posted By vintage42
"Good" gas is meaningless. Chevron and Shell and...

"Good" gas is meaningless. Chevron and Shell and others are Top Tier gas, which have more detergency than the minimum required. That is what is good and important.
http://www.toptiergas.com
See...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,598
Posted By vintage42
Great comments from a 320i Sport owner. I don't...

Great comments from a 320i Sport owner. I don't think I was high to notice the Accord 6MT Sport, or to think that I would be satisfied with a 320i Sport after driving both a 320ix and a 328i. I was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,598
Posted By vintage42
A Sport with 6MT? The one the reviewers have been...

A Sport with 6MT? The one the reviewers have been raving over? Good to know.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,598
Posted By vintage42
Or, looking downward, get an Accord Sport with...

Or, looking downward, get an Accord Sport with 6MT for about $10,000 less than a 320i. The naturally aspirated engine has about the same performance, the shifter feels as good, there's chrome exhaust...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By vintage42
If that is the case, someone has been in the...

If that is the case, someone has been in the door. The door panel has been removed, for repair of regulator or body damage. If so, the membrane was not resealed or perhaps omitted. Like #9 here:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By vintage42
I put a Supersprint on my 1.9 two years ago. It...

I put a Supersprint on my 1.9 two years ago. It was $650 plus shipping.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/vintagefortytwo/BMW%20Z3%20Related/Z3%20Supersprint/SuperspsrintonZ319L.jpg

Over the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By vintage42
Various ideas... ...

Various ideas...
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2128932-What-are-good-seat-belt-guide-prevent-replace-fix-options-Can-we-list-them-here...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-14-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By vintage42
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841050
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By vintage42
This site:...

This site: http://www.knfilters.com/filter_facts.htm
Everybody's got their facts.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By vintage42
Removing fog light: ...

Removing fog light:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1799695-Z3-1-9-DIYs-(will-be-continuously-updated)&p=23974344#post23974344

Lens:...
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