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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By wrench13
:-( Only saw 1 Z3 in Scotland over the last 10...

:-( Only saw 1 Z3 in Scotland over the last 10 days, while I was on holiday there - a Topaz blue, with extended blue leather interior, in Edinborough - it was nice! Lots of z4's.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By wrench13
I've had pretty much the same damage 2x on my...

I've had pretty much the same damage 2x on my roadster. First time, I did the work, but not paint. Total was around 3500, and I never got the radiator support banged out enough to make all the body...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-30-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By wrench13
Actually, my passenger seat has the same issue,...

Actually, my passenger seat has the same issue, so if this works for you, I'll be looking around for a piece of Irish confetti too.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By wrench13
LOL, hangin bricks from seat covers... no offense...

LOL, hangin bricks from seat covers... no offense MCD.
Hey, if your cruise control is busted, you could double purpose that brick!
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By wrench13
A DD in Alaska??? Even with snows on ( and you...

A DD in Alaska??? Even with snows on ( and you WILL need real snow tires, not all season radials BS), the car has a limited clearance, so if its like 8" on the ground, I doubt you are going...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By wrench13
First, thank you for your service. Second, I...

First, thank you for your service.
Second, I found the same situation, that once I got the Z3 'vert, I was riding my bike a lot less. I am still keeping the bike ( its been paid off a LONG time...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-04-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By wrench13
Yeah, the Z3 hood is not ideally built for PDR or...

Yeah, the Z3 hood is not ideally built for PDR or other body work repair techniques, cuz of the double wall construction. New OEM hoods are hard to come by and pretty expensive, especially if you...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By wrench13
Mikie, underpower feeling , under 3500RPM is...

Mikie, underpower feeling , under 3500RPM is usually a sign of Vanos Seal failure. Not sure why making the small improvements only last a day or two. Beisan Vanos kits wake the Vanos right up (...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-23-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By wrench13
Ever change the MAS ?

Ever change the MAS ?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By wrench13
Wyowoodyman, this is the most common damage to...

Wyowoodyman, this is the most common damage to Z3s. Hoods are really hard to find for that reason. Buying from a dealer is like 12-1300 plus shipping ( I am on my 3RD HOOD). THe radiator support...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By wrench13
Dear Son, while I can appreciate the mental...

Dear Son, while I can appreciate the mental aspect of restoring your first car to a drivable condition, you really will be wasting yours and your dads and likely a whole lot of other peoples...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By wrench13
Unless you own a well to do body shop, my guess...

Unless you own a well to do body shop, my guess is that Z is toast. And I would consider getting your 16 yr old a nice Corolla with a lil bitty 4 banger.
We all want our sons to have cool first...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By wrench13
So spake the Prophet Randy Forbes, which is good...

So spake the Prophet Randy Forbes, which is good enough for this pedestrian mechanic. My Z will now visit the red zone more often ( not I get a chance to wind her out much in NYC).
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-18-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By wrench13
with my bikes, I've always occasionally gone up...

with my bikes, I've always occasionally gone up to the rev limiter to get the carbon build up out ( in lieu of a water mist blast). I do it OCCASIONALLY in the Z3 ( like 2-3x a season). I would...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-22-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By wrench13
Randy, I use a "Harley Davidson" tool kit - a...

Randy, I use a "Harley Davidson" tool kit - a cell phone. That and AAA.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By wrench13
I'd check the giubo ( rubber puck 'tween the...

I'd check the giubo ( rubber puck 'tween the drive shaft and tranny), uni joint, drive shaft support bearing. Gotta get the car in the air for these, rear wheels hanging. Does it make this sound...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Major safety warning on z3 2.8
Views: 1,288
Posted By wrench13
Vintage, that's too much reading for the OP !

Vintage, that's too much reading for the OP !
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Major safety warning on z3 2.8
Views: 1,288
Posted By wrench13
That is the #2 most known defect in BMW Z3...

That is the #2 most known defect in BMW Z3 history, well documented in the stickys in this and other BMW Z3 forums. Suggest you spend a few hours reading. Once done, Seek out Randy Forbes , the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By wrench13
No way. Right off the bat you need a hood (...

No way. Right off the bat you need a hood ( figure 1000) and possibly the radiator support ( rare in scrap yards and expensive). Paint. Lights. Nuther 2000. ANd who knows if the suspension was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By wrench13
Now ribbed for your pleasure.

Now ribbed for your pleasure.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-30-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By wrench13
"domestic disturbance" - LOL. Round my house...

"domestic disturbance" - LOL. Round my house it's more like a matrimonial meltdown.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-26-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By wrench13
Plasti DIp is your friend

Plasti DIp is your friend
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By wrench13
If you mean the small drain, originating under...

If you mean the small drain, originating under the fill opening, I use a piece of grass trimmer nylon, generously lubricated with WD40 or other lub, I sand the end a bit so it does not have a sharp...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-15-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By wrench13
Hey fly me down to Miami and I will service both...

Hey fly me down to Miami and I will service both for no charge !
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-13-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By wrench13
Lets face it - its a 7 yr old used car with 90K...

Lets face it - its a 7 yr old used car with 90K on the clock. Nothing should go wrong, but something will. THe Z4s are not as DIY friendly as the Z3s so better get chummy with that Indie shop. THe...
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