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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:47 PM
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Posted By vintage42
That's where I got mine, too. They used to have...

That's where I got mine, too. They used to have this good picture showing the little black plastic post. The post goes through the door panel and the tip is mashed flat with a hot blade to hold the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By vintage42
The BMW Mobility Kit is a compressor and sealant,...

The BMW Mobility Kit is a compressor and sealant, same as the ContiComfortKit that I bought.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-Z3-M_Roadster-S52_3.2L/ES184518/...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By vintage42
Here's a list I made about two years ago: ...

Here's a list I made about two years ago:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1917353-changed-thermostat-temp-slighly-over-middle&p=25846746#post25846746

Here's a list I am using...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By vintage42
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By vintage42
Batteries for your car are Group 48, also called...

Batteries for your car are Group 48, also called H6:
BMW battery 61 21 8 381 738
Duralast Platinum H6-AGM (AutoZone, comes with vent hose)
Interstate MTP-H6 Megatron (NAPA)
Sears DieHard...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By vintage42
Is your engine a four or a six? The four (1.9L...

Is your engine a four or a six? The four (1.9L M44 engine) has a plastic Y fitting on the rear of the head that becomes brittle and cracks, causing coolant loss. There is also a plastic connector...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By vintage42
Fuse 26 according to these E36 photos. Edit: I...

Fuse 26 according to these E36 photos.
Edit: I just went out and looked in my fuze box lid. It said 26.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-30-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By vintage42
Interesting insights.

Interesting insights.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By vintage42
My handle broke loose. I repaired the broken base...

My handle broke loose. I repaired the broken base with epoxy, but the plastic post was broken and would have required a long screw from behind the door panel into the post's stump. That handle is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-29-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By vintage42
Hard dash, uncollapsing steering column aimed at...

Hard dash, uncollapsing steering column aimed at the chest, ladder frame with no crush zone, no door beams or seat belts or air bags. Those were the good old days. Lost a few classmates to accidents...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-29-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By vintage42
I was a junior in high school that year, and can...

I was a junior in high school that year, and can tell you that the roads were filled with Chevrolets. The only thing odd about that car is the putrid shade of green. I don't recall any such color.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-29-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By vintage42
What country are you in? The last year of the 1.9...

What country are you in? The last year of the 1.9 in the US was 1998. I think all the 1.9s exported to Germany had Sport suspensions.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,004
Posted By vintage42
The folding hardtop is not structural. Roll over...

The folding hardtop is not structural. Roll over protection is provided whether the top is up or down by pop up roll posts, which appear to have failed here:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,004
Posted By vintage42
If you roll in a convertible, even should both...

If you roll in a convertible, even should both the A-pillar and roll hoops remain intact, it does not look like there is enough head room to the pavement as you hang upside down in your seat belt.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By vintage42
For the 2.5L Z3, does it matter which Getrag...

For the 2.5L Z3, does it matter which Getrag plant in which country makes the S5D 250 G manual, or which GM plant in which country makes the A5S 360R automatic?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By vintage42
What does that explain? The transmission is a...

What does that explain? The transmission is a Getrag S5D 250 G used in the 1999 through 2002 Z3s.
Getrag is a German company with over a dozen manufacturing sites worldwide. The French site is in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By vintage42
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Z3-Rear-Center-console-lid...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Z3-Rear-Center-console-lid-/252039298374?fits=Make%3ABMW%7CModel%3AZ3&hash=item3aaeb67d46&vxp=mtr
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By vintage42
This? ...

This?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Z3-Rear-Center-console-lid-/252039298374?fits=Make%3ABMW%7CModel%3AZ3&hash=item3aaeb67d46&vxp=mtr
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By vintage42
Bits and pieces......

Bits and pieces......
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By vintage42
My speckles are probably the same color as yours...

My speckles are probably the same color as yours only faded. I can't imagine two different colors for speckles.
My car built in 10/96 had exactly what the ECSTuning picture shows - plastic ring...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By vintage42
This describes removing the panel over the...

This describes removing the panel over the pedals, and the lower dash panel above that:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2197906-Replacing-Clutch-Pedal-Bushings
This shows the brake...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By vintage42
One of my floor mat locks was broken, so I...

One of my floor mat locks was broken, so I ordered another. They screw through the carpet into it's rigid fibrous backing. The tiny hole they make is not visible unless you know where it was. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By vintage42
If the evaporator drain was stopped up, the pan...

If the evaporator drain was stopped up, the pan would fill with condensate, overflow and wet the carpet. Which you don't report.
More likely there is just some mold on the coils or in the pan that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By vintage42
I don't know. The OEM window and the sewn in...

I don't know. The OEM window and the sewn in window look exactly the same from the outside. The Emiata window looks very different from the outside because of its glued black canvas sealing flange....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By vintage42
My carpet is plain beige. It is the carpet mats...

My carpet is plain beige. It is the carpet mats that are specked like the seats and doors.
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