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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By CarterTG
Was watching this shoot-out today with the full...

Was watching this shoot-out today with the full realization that the Z3's own unique reflector will affect the end-pattern and light focus results...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQF5ESBHLrw
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By CarterTG
Looseness might be old worn out bushings rather...

Looseness might be old worn out bushings rather than shocks & springs. One symptom of worn shocks would feel you're riding on solid 2x4s when going over bumps or that the ends undulate too much.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By CarterTG
The front end of a Z3 roadster simply fall into...

The front end of a Z3 roadster simply fall into one of three types.

The inaugural 1.9L 4 cyl Z3s sported an air-scoop below the bumperline that was roughly the same height as the bezel below it......
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-18-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By CarterTG
Back in the day TimUK from another forum...

Back in the day TimUK from another forum maintained a site collecting all the roadster colors that came out of the Spartanburg factory... often times snapped personally when visiting during...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-14-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By CarterTG
It'd be helpful to indicate which of the two...

It'd be helpful to indicate which of the two motors BMW offered for the 2013 model year. This could be the first culprit:

https://bmwtechnician.com/2016/08/07/n20-timing-chain-issue/
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 04-06-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By CarterTG
Certainly not high on the priority list, but...

Certainly not high on the priority list, but something to check through anyway are the niblets that came with the X3 but tends to disappear whenever owners change...

Roller blind...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-30-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,253
Posted By CarterTG
The LED component itself isn't the culprit. When...

The LED component itself isn't the culprit. When LEDs roll out of manufacturing and pass its initial test, they're dang near bulletproof longevity-wise.

From what I've skimmed in this thread, the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-27-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By CarterTG
It's quite possible OP is requesting the ability...

It's quite possible OP is requesting the ability to MANUALLY tune a station and may also be indicating the touchless entry (Comfort Access) only works for one remote.

For station tuning, the 207...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-24-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By CarterTG
Just to add another data point, I did a...

Just to add another data point, I did a first-time DIY oil change on the xDrive28i X3 this past February (N20 engine)

My brief research indicated somewhere beyond 5.5 quarts for the N20 engine.
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-22-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By CarterTG
Just for kicks a few weeks ago, I looked up the...

Just for kicks a few weeks ago, I looked up the replacement cost for a new OEM screen. If I'm reading the RealOEM listing correctly, it's a cost beyond $2k :yikes:

Thankfully, mine's not at any...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-17-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By CarterTG
Looks more like an outright indent in the plastic...

Looks more like an outright indent in the plastic bumper to me.

At THIS level, the underlying plastic needs repair before you can address the paint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3aM4lSgRHY
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 03-12-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By CarterTG
The stuff that stays on in the Accessory mode...

The stuff that stays on in the Accessory mode isn't the heavy battery-drain stuff. I find it a convenience that it's not interrupting a radio station when I'm dropping someone off and waiting in a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-09-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By CarterTG
Congrats & welcome! Back in the day when I...

Congrats & welcome!

Back in the day when I had tons of unstructured freetime, I had the opportunity to participate in the outings the local clubs had to offer.

By joining the national BMWCCA...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By CarterTG
With the driveway recently turning into a mini...

With the driveway recently turning into a mini Spartanburg Factory showcase, I thought it was time to upgrade from the little 1.5 ton trolley jack I previously used on the roadster.

The past week...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-22-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By CarterTG
There's currently a stickied post at the top of...

There's currently a stickied post at the top of this forum described as a 2017 Model Year X3 Pricing Guide, an improvised keyword search for "2014 X3 Pricing Guide" unearths this link:
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-21-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By CarterTG
Auto-stop left activated, daily driver with 20...

Auto-stop left activated, daily driver with 20 minutes of highway & 40 minutes of city, climate control kept ON throughout. This is just sporadically thumbing through the stack of receipts since...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By CarterTG
I'd be mighty surprised if the installation...

I'd be mighty surprised if the installation bracket kit for the Z3 was floating new-in-box somewhere out there. Perhaps cannibalize one out of a fallen roadster being parted out? This earlier thread...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By CarterTG
Dusting off my archive document folder... ...

Dusting off my archive document folder...

The installation sheets supplied to the dealer specifically for the Z3 shows the 'I-Bus CD changer' and installation kit with their own part numbers....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By CarterTG
In it's inaugural '96 US release, the Z3s only...

In it's inaugural '96 US release, the Z3s only had speakers in the kickpanels and at the base of the window fillets.

Some point into '97, a service bulletin was given to the dealers indicating a...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-15-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,622
Posted By CarterTG
I'll just leave these clips in case one of them...

I'll just leave these clips in case one of them birds accidentally fall head-first toward a croquet mallet and inadvertently get plucked thoroughly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqXjCFNX6HQ
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-04-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By CarterTG
I just installed a battery in the trunk of my 1.9...

I just installed a battery in the trunk of my 1.9 a few weeks ago and had a brief moment to look over the clamping bolt. I'm pretty confident the factory was pulling from the same bins insofar as the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-02-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By CarterTG
Search the Forum John The radio display...

Search the Forum John

The radio display outtage is a known issue with the BMW head unit. One of the thread goes into disassembling the unit to access a particular circuit board where the soldering...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-28-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By CarterTG
The jack points aren't difficult to locate on the...

The jack points aren't difficult to locate on the Z3. Go lizard mode and peer up at the rocker panels. (Below door sill). Two pads along each rocker panel -- one trailing the front tire, one ahead of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By CarterTG
Bright Red II (Code #415) has been described by...

Bright Red II (Code #415) has been described by those who've seen in in-person as having a very slight orange component to it whereas the Hellrott #314 "Bright Red" is what most folk would expect a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-24-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By CarterTG
I'm with Zeeboy on this... I DIY installed the...

I'm with Zeeboy on this... I DIY installed the BMW CD changer somewhere within the first two years of ownership. It was great for it's time. Instant track access over cassette, no tape-flipping,...
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