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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By smayo964
Vintage, that was good to know. I need to change...

Vintage, that was good to know. I need to change a couple bulbs due to my odometer is not backlit. Is there a step by step out here for removing the cluster from the dash? I have not looked to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By smayo964
I just found mine while I've been updating the...

I just found mine while I've been updating the suspension. The counterweights added in the rear corner of the car in the bumper cover are bad loose. They will be either tightened or removed shortly.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By smayo964
I have an aftermarket one that spans full width...

I have an aftermarket one that spans full width between outer leg of individual roll cage hoops. Cuts down on the wind pulsing that usually started to hurt my ears after a while. Yes, with the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By smayo964
Well, we're into the trunk and heading forward...

Well, we're into the trunk and heading forward with the reinforcement. I'm just floored that BMW made the trunk area that cheap (in my opinion). I was very surprised that when measuring the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Wertles, but I have been knee deep in...

Thanx Wertles, but I have been knee deep in threads, photos, horror stories, etc., on this topic. LOL I do understand the principle of Randy's setup, and let me clarify that I'm not downplaying his...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By smayo964
Vintage, I would not put it so generic. I'm...

Vintage, I would not put it so generic. I'm looking to hopefully add reinforcement without removing what is still sound metal out of the car. I only have (2) popped spot welds, no cracks, and no...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By smayo964
Thanx guys for the updates. Been traveling all...

Thanx guys for the updates. Been traveling all week and getting caught up. I have a welder already and a variety of other auxiliary tooling as I am experienced in fabricating and have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By smayo964
Trunk Repair Options

Well, thought I was in the downhill slide in getting the speedbuggy back together and found (2) definite and (1) questionable spot weld failure that I overlooked it the truck earlier. The mounting...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. I did the same thing originally on...

Blacklane. I did the same thing originally on the bushing before I bought it. But, the differential mount I bought is "rubber", not polyurethane. I have my hole towards the bottom to raise the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane, I have the slot going left and right. ...

Blacklane, I have the slot going left and right. As for the offset, the part was to be an original replacement. I have seen other photos of the bushings with the hole offset. After doing a few...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane. My adjusters are the eccentric bolt...

Blacklane. My adjusters are the eccentric bolt style. I'm about ready to put the assembly back into the car. I realize something though, the outside bolts need to be with the heads outward, which...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By smayo964
Mark 5, I did get my spacers off Ebay...

Mark 5, I did get my spacers off Ebay (#281417714269 - 7mm 5x120 Hubcentric Wheel Spacers (72.5 72.56) + 10 Black Extended Lug Bolts. They were from Precision European Motorwerks. I only needed the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By smayo964
Differential Mounting Hole Position

I'm installing a new rubber/stock differential mount bushing with the offset hole. Is the hole to be positioned at the lowest position (away from the body) or at the highest position (towards the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By smayo964
Toe&Camber Bolt Installation

Doing a preliminary check on fitup before I weld in my adjuster brackets and re-hung the subframe. I had installed the outer toe bolts opposite each other (one side bolt head out and one side nut...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By smayo964
Well, after a microscopic inspection of the...

Well, after a microscopic inspection of the nut/hub, I do have the nut retainer. It was so full of crud that it looked like part of the hub. I'll finish the disassembly today and start getting my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-10-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Blacklane. I am planning on changing the...

Thanx Blacklane. I am planning on changing the bearings since I'll have the unit removed and mileage on the vehicle. I didn't see the "keeper", so I must have one that needs opened up for removal. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By smayo964
Rear Hub Nut Removal Issues- HELP!

Tapping the brain trust here. I'm finally tearing out the rear end to add the new bushings, toe/camber kit, and subframe mounts. I cannot get my drive axle nuts loose. I've pulled the swing arms...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By smayo964
Yep. Got the whine also at slow speeds(approx...

Yep. Got the whine also at slow speeds(approx 30-35mph). If it is occurring in cars with minimal miles, it could possibly just be bearing design. I thought mine was pinion and mileage.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By smayo964
Once again, Thanx Blacklane. I have always...

Once again, Thanx Blacklane. I have always wondered about if the RTABs and the percentage of gain one would get using poly. Mine are so warn, and since the car being lowered, I jumped the gun and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By smayo964
You guys have me curious now since I'm running...

You guys have me curious now since I'm running Mobile 1 Synth. Mine has over 130K on it now and I figured any noise was pinion related and due to age. Will have to tune in tomorrow and listen.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-10-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane, thanx for the tips. You know, you...

Blacklane, thanx for the tips. You know, you about the only one I've heard (or remember) mention about staying with the stock RTABs. So my simple question is "is the squeak from the bushing sliding...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By smayo964
I saw replacement dams starting around $200 on...

I saw replacement dams starting around $200 on E-bay and other sites. I had the same issue with mine. The people who had it before me busted up the nose pretty good. But since the car was getting...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By smayo964
Whooo-hooo... the poly sub-frame bushings and...

Whooo-hooo... the poly sub-frame bushings and toe/camber kits arrived today!!! Look out, it's time to get back under the car. LOL
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By smayo964
Thanx guys for the feedback. Since most of my...

Thanx guys for the feedback. Since most of my life is in manufacturing with tubes/pipes and design of air/fluid/steam systems, I'm more towards the tubular header config kind of guy. LOL BMW has...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By smayo964
Hey Blacklane and Z3Papa. With the front end of...

Hey Blacklane and Z3Papa. With the front end of my buggy already upgraded, I'm in the midst of getting the rest of my rear suspension stuff lined up. I was thinking of going with a header w/o the...
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