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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Randy Forbes
I've been side-stepping this thread, but I'll...

I've been side-stepping this thread, but I'll tell you what I know, and how it relates to the 1999 & 2001 ///M Roadsters. If you wanted to bypass the clutch interlock switch, it was a simple matter...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Randy Forbes
I'm going to have to write those guys a terse...

I'm going to have to write those guys a terse letter; they're making the rest of us look bad... :angel:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-23-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Randy Forbes
I did when I had the black car painted. Pretty...

I did when I had the black car painted. Pretty simple really, remove the old, noting how its fitted, and replace the new the same way.

One tip might be to buy the seal ahead of time, unroll it,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By Randy Forbes
Indeed! Like I said, it has become my...

Indeed! Like I said, it has become my life__well, I've always worked on sportscars, before the BMWs, it was Austin-Healeys, MGBs and Triumphs__but working on the Z3/Ms allowed me to make them my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Randy Forbes
Mice. There are a couple of relays that are...

Mice.

There are a couple of relays that are mounted right at the top's elctro-hydraulic unit in the trunk (immediately behind the left rear wheel). Easily accessible behind the felt side panel. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Randy Forbes
It's possible that that module has to be "coded"...

It's possible that that module has to be "coded" to the car; so you've replaced it, but the controller doesn't recognize it yet. I can't say positively, as I've not had to replace one yet, but there...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Randy Forbes
You'll have a pretty hard time, and relocating...

You'll have a pretty hard time, and relocating the front xmbr to remove the oil pan sounds more daunting than it really is, and isn't a job to be afraid of. It would be terribly difficult to insure...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Randy Forbes
Sounds like fun, but I'd probably spend about 30...

Sounds like fun, but I'd probably spend about 30 or 40 million dollars (>$30,000,000.00)...

... I mean, I would if I had it :angel:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Randy Forbes
Nah, it's just a queen now, though I do drive it...

Nah, it's just a queen now, though I do drive it as often as I can__in between having to drive other people's cars :angel:

My courtyard...
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,150
Posted By Randy Forbes
Pretty sure this is the one he's looking for: 54...

Pretty sure this is the one he's looking for: 54 21 8 410 534 Torx bolt. THIS is the bolt that secures the front of the hdtp to the windscreen frame.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,371
Posted By Randy Forbes
A milling machine with a rotary indexing...

A milling machine with a rotary indexing table__every workshop should have one... :angel:

http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/var/resizes/mhc/IMG_7745.jpg?m=1304138551
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Randy Forbes
Without going into too much detail, the 1.9 &...

Without going into too much detail, the 1.9 & 2.3/2.5 Z3s DO use a different XMSN than the 2.8/3.0 & 3.2 litre models. The smaller (physical size & torque capacity) Getrag and the larger (ditto) ZF...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Randy Forbes
You can use any Dexron/Mercon ATF fluid__I'm...

You can use any Dexron/Mercon ATF fluid__I'm partial to Castrol brand__in the Power Steering Reservoir.

I'm afraid you threw everybody off when you were calling it the transmission fluid ;)
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,371
Posted By Randy Forbes
That's the biggest load of bull$hit I've ever...

That's the biggest load of bull$hit I've ever heard to come across the parts counter! The part numbers for the tools have to be cross-referenced from their former numbering system to their...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Randy Forbes
Pretty sure you can bolt on the rear fenders of...

Pretty sure you can bolt on the rear fenders of the pre-face-lift Z3s, but you'll also need the rear bumper, and possibly the rocker panels (they are bolted on, not welded).

AGES ago, there was a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Randy Forbes
There could've been a hardtop fitted at some time...

There could've been a hardtop fitted at some time in the past, so the rear window defrost switch was likeley removed. Are the hdtp mounting brakets still in the car? I'd guess not__they bolt on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By Randy Forbes
Glad you're doing it at the DMV; I've been told...

Glad you're doing it at the DMV; I've been told that Florida won't issue salvage/rebuilt titles, but I have no idea about honoring a salvage/rebuilt title from another state.

Your best bet on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Randy Forbes
What you describe, assuming you're familiar with...

What you describe, assuming you're familiar with manual xmsns in general, sounds like a worn synchromesh ring. What sound does it make when (on the move) and you shift down from 2nd to 1st? If it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-03-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Randy Forbes
I don't remember the exact cut-off date (04/03...

I don't remember the exact cut-off date (04/03 maybe?) but to fit the later pan on the earlier block isn't a big deal. If it has the smaller diameter circular strainer/cover, then you just need the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Randy Forbes
Amazing, a jack & jackstands, eh? It looks...

Amazing, a jack & jackstands, eh? It looks entirely too clean/nice to function as a working garage__I'm sure that I couldn't accomplish a thing in it__I'd be too self-conscious about getting it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Randy Forbes
I've lost count of the number of trips our ///M...

I've lost count of the number of trips our ///M Rdstrs (99 & 01) have made between Ohio and Florida; nine (9) round-trips from Ohio to Greenville too.

The upside of the smallish fuel tank is its...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Randy Forbes
I found the car that I used them on, if you feel...

I found the car that I used them on, if you feel you still want to use the serrated plates; you can see what I felt they needed to be installed correctly in one of our cars. Work on the rear...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Randy Forbes
I tried a set when they first came out, and...

I tried a set when they first came out, and discovered on the Z3 chassis, that the inboard ones have to be modified (shortened) considerably, or you'll puncture the fuel tank.

I've installed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Randy Forbes
Takes up less space than the Coupes I've got...

Takes up less space than the Coupes I've got here...

https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1526828_10152124837162720_827687423_n.jpg

... SIlver car will go back to Tampa this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By Randy Forbes
There seems to be a bit of this going around; one...

There seems to be a bit of this going around; one guy is in IL too, the other SoCal...

Are you sure you're getting fuel at the fuel rail? Most models are easy enough to check @ the Schrader valve...
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