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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Blacklane
All US-Spec Z3s got limited-slip differentials.

All US-Spec Z3s got limited-slip differentials.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By Blacklane
Your biggest friend will be the "Search This...

Your biggest friend will be the "Search This Forum" button near the top right of the forum page.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Blacklane
The usual rattle in that area is the rear shock...

The usual rattle in that area is the rear shock mount.
Rogue Engineering, Ireland Engineering, and Meyle make ones that are superior to OEM.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Blacklane
EML: yes. No-start: no.

EML: yes. No-start: no.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Blacklane
Pelican Parts has a good how-to for the...

Pelican Parts has a good how-to for the 4-cylinder engine:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Blacklane
I would look for a bad wire to the exhaust cam...

I would look for a bad wire to the exhaust cam position sensor.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-27-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Blacklane
You might want to pick up the seat tilt mod kit...

You might want to pick up the seat tilt mod kit from Thayer Motorsports:
http://thayermotorsports.com/collections/z3-custom-parts
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Blacklane
Whalen.

Whalen.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Blacklane
I believe the floor compartment has remained...

I believe the floor compartment has remained unchanged through the model years, even through the facelift in 2000.
You can double-check by going to RealOEM.com and looking up the floor mat part...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Blacklane
Try shifting with the engine turned off. If that...

Try shifting with the engine turned off. If that works well, then you have a clutch hydraulics issue, if not, then you have a transmission shift issue. Clutch hydraulics issues are very common on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Blacklane
My CCV was replaced by the previous owner and...

My CCV was replaced by the previous owner and sold to me shortly thereafter. I had burning oil smell after every long trip for about a month, and I could see oil in the seams of the muffler.

I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Blacklane
Give it some time. Oil has been accumulating in...

Give it some time. Oil has been accumulating in your muffler and the long drive started to burn it off. You might even see some oil along the seam of the muffler.
It may take a few weeks for the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-23-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Blacklane
On these cars, the hoses rarely fail before the...

On these cars, the hoses rarely fail before the other plastic pieces in the cooling system. If you think it's time to replace the hoses, you should also replace the rest of the cooling system...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By Blacklane
I assume somebody added a stop-leak compound.

I assume somebody added a stop-leak compound.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Blacklane
We're going to need more information than that. ...

We're going to need more information than that. What model do you have: coupe or roadster? What engine do you have? Is this a manual transmission? Where does the rattle sound come from: in front...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Blacklane
I'm not sure I would go this route in that area,...

I'm not sure I would go this route in that area, but I removed the airbag warning labels from the visors with Berryman B-12 Chemtool Throttle Body Cleaner. It kind of makes sense that it doesn't...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Blacklane
No. I haven't had to replace the pads on the Z3...

No. I haven't had to replace the pads on the Z3 yet. Just have Hawkes on a Honda Civic, Honda Accord, and Chevy Avalanche. All are Hawke yellow. All have no real brake dust. Braking performance...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Blacklane
I don't know anything about Akebono. I'm really...

I don't know anything about Akebono.
I'm really happy with Hawke ceramic pads that I'm running on several of my cars.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Blacklane
That sounds like a vacuum leak. Have you...

That sounds like a vacuum leak.
Have you looked over this recent thread?: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863489
Check the fittings downstream of the MAF and check the CCV...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Blacklane
Really, MIG wire-feed welding is for thinner...

Really, MIG wire-feed welding is for thinner material: sheet metal, body panels, IE camber & toe adjusters, etc. A 115 volt machine can easily do all of that. There is no need for special wiring. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,164
Posted By Blacklane
The best way to choose the speaker wire pairs is...

The best way to choose the speaker wire pairs is to see what colors are at each speaker position when you install the speaker. The colors at the amp end are the same. Be sure to note the polarity...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Blacklane
As Vintage42 said, the temperature gauge in the...

As Vintage42 said, the temperature gauge in the cluster is driven by the engine computer, not the water temperature. It's no better than a light. If the temperature is in the normal range, the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Blacklane
MIG welding with solid-core wire and shielding...

MIG welding with solid-core wire and shielding gas is actually pretty easy. With a good book, instruction videos, etc. and a few hours of practice, you can do a decent job. MIG welding is far...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Blacklane
I forget the details, but there are two materials...

I forget the details, but there are two materials used to make oxygen sensors: the cheap stuff and whatever BMW uses. The difference in performance is how quickly it starts working as it warms up. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Blacklane
The BMW paint is pretty brittle, which is why it...

The BMW paint is pretty brittle, which is why it chips so easily. It sounds like a previous owner use something like Plasti-dip to hide previous parking block damage. Go ahead and remove it. The...
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