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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Blacklane
When the time comes to replace the amp, you can...

When the time comes to replace the amp, you can install the crossovers where the current amp is and re-use all of the wiring. Then mount the new amp on the forward trunk wall or the side wall.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Blacklane
The crossovers are built-in to the factory...

The crossovers are built-in to the factory amplifier. You might get good performance by discarding the Polk crossovers and using the HK amp, but there will be an impedance mis-match since the HK...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Blacklane
This: ...

This:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=817534

Or are you saying you had no sound, replaced the head unit, and still have no sound? In that case, the problem is in the amplifier...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-02-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Blacklane
Nope. It sounds like you need new bushings. The...

Nope. It sounds like you need new bushings. The dealer probably isn't too competent on these cars since they're getting pretty old. You need to keep reading this forum, check out the Youtube...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-30-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Blacklane
On RealOEM.com, the illustration might show...

On RealOEM.com, the illustration might show several variants of parts, but the parts list will not provide a part number if it doesn't apply to your model. It may be something like Part #1 only...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Blacklane
Are you saying you have that much negative camber...

Are you saying you have that much negative camber in the front without adding camber plates? That is a lot of camber for street use, but may be fine for track use. Maybe you should swap the top...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Blacklane
If you cleared the SRS code and it came right...

If you cleared the SRS code and it came right back, you still have a fault in the system.
Are you saying you get the flashing "E" display, then look through the possible errors listed in the back...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Blacklane
Lots of seats fit at the base. It's width at the...

Lots of seats fit at the base. It's width at the shoulder height that prevents most seats from fitting in the Z3. I would do a lot of research before buying something.
You can find a wiring...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Blacklane
I would also replace the rear subframe bushings...

I would also replace the rear subframe bushings with polyurethane ones. Maybe your original rubber ones are worn-out, allowing the rear suspension to move. In any case, you need to replace them to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Blacklane
Wow. That's a lot better idea than I had, which...

Wow. That's a lot better idea than I had, which was to leave the metal knee bolster laying on the garage floor while I installed the driver's side under-dash panel. Maybe now I'll re-install it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Blacklane
If I recall, there are several screws that are...

If I recall, there are several screws that are hard to find: Two are Phillips screws that are installed backward behind the temperature controls. You need a really short screwdriver to get to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Blacklane
I can't see your video since I don't have a...

I can't see your video since I don't have a dropbox account, but this might help:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=631115#post631115
It's from the "How To" sticky thread at the top...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Blacklane
I tried without success. I finally just bought a...

I tried without success. I finally just bought a Z3 mirror off ebay and replaced the entire assembly.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-20-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Blacklane
Is the electric aux fan working? Those fail...

Is the electric aux fan working? Those fail often and would explain the higher temperature in traffic.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-20-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Blacklane
I've never actually painted a mirror, but quite a...

I've never actually painted a mirror, but quite a few plastic bumper covers. Surprisingly, there is nothing special about it. You can use the same colors, paints, primers, color coat, and clear...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-18-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Blacklane
This is a duplicate post from the same day: ...

This is a duplicate post from the same day:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845556
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Blacklane
By "doesn't turn over", do you mean nothing...

By "doesn't turn over", do you mean nothing happens when you turn the key other than a few lights on the dash? That sounds like a poor battery or ground connection. But any good mechanic would know...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Blacklane
You'll need to re-set the SRS light using a BMW...

You'll need to re-set the SRS light using a BMW SRS reset tool/code reader readily available from parts suppliers, amazon, ebay, etc.
I can't imagine why the light went on after you connected the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-15-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Blacklane
There is a special BMW tool for that. It mounts...

There is a special BMW tool for that. It mounts to the lug holes and drives the shaft inward. Bavarian Autoworks and many other places have them, probably even ebay and Amazon.
More importantly,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Blacklane
It's pretty common for the small plastic nipple...

It's pretty common for the small plastic nipple to break off at the clamp. You might find part of it inside the hose. If that's the case, you should replace the radiator along with every other...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-12-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Blacklane
Every site sponsor who is a parts supplier that I...

Every site sponsor who is a parts supplier that I have dealt with has been excellent. In fact, the only time I've felt I got a bad deal was by going directly to a dealer. There are a couple of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-08-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Blacklane
Have you used the button near the top right of...

Have you used the button near the top right of the forum page labeled "Search This Forum"? That's the one you need.
Here you go: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344646

Note...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Blacklane
Item #3 includes the circuit board and I believe...

Item #3 includes the circuit board and I believe the bulbs as well. You should also get a new gasket (#2).
Item 8 is an interior trim piece that hides the back side of the brake light. It's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-07-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Blacklane
So many things to repair, however I think you...

So many things to repair, however I think you will find it rewarding.
Some of this will be as random as your list, but a few things come to mind:
I don't think the brake light parts have individual...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-05-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Blacklane
The M52 engines are great. Like all Z3s, all of...

The M52 engines are great. Like all Z3s, all of the plastic parts in the cooling system are getting old and brittle and need to be replaced very soon. Another common problem is the crankcase...
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