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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-04-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Wertles
Actually, as long as you don't go to the...

Actually, as long as you don't go to the dealership for parts, they are quite affordable.

It is a fun journey bringing these cars back to life. I have done it on a Coupe and a roadster. One bit...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Wertles
The question is what is your goal with bigger...

The question is what is your goal with bigger brakes? If it's looks, then by all means go for it. If it is performance you lack, I would suggest you have the wrong pads, old fluid, a problem with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Wertles
I have an enclosed trailer by Pace American and I...

I have an enclosed trailer by Pace American and I love it. It's 24 foot long with the regular side door on the passenger side plus a huge door on the drivers side so you can open your car door and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Wertles
Seats should move without the key on. Mine do....

Seats should move without the key on. Mine do. Maybe there is something different about the early 4 cylinder models, I don't know. As with the above posters, no need to disconnect the battery. You...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Wertles
NO BOLT ON SUBFRAME FIXES. I have seen some posts...

NO BOLT ON SUBFRAME FIXES. I have seen some posts of people drilling holes, adding nuts, bolts and washers but they are not fixing the problem in the least. They are making it worse and more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Wertles
I have hooked up a battery tender to the charging...

I have hooked up a battery tender to the charging posts under the hood and swapped out batteries without losing any memory to my radio. Just be careful not to let the cables hit any bare metal or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-11-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Wertles
If it's the first one built.

If it's the first one built.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Wertles
How are you coming up with parts to replace? You...

How are you coming up with parts to replace? You have replaced a temperature sensor and switch and are now talking about a throttle position sensor. We haven't heard why the first two parts were...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Wertles
No. That will not change the cold start issue at...

No. That will not change the cold start issue at all.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-23-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Wertles
First of all, are there any codes present. That...

First of all, are there any codes present. That would be the first place to start. If there are no codes present, the next thing is too look at maintenance. Only three things are needed to start....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Wertles
Starting from easiest fix to hardest, (1) the...

Starting from easiest fix to hardest, (1) the clutch stop may be out of adjustment (screwed in all the way to the floor) or completely missing by this point, (2) as Blacklane stated, the clutch fluid...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By Wertles
I do it as the video shows but I check 3 times...

I do it as the video shows but I check 3 times before sticking the wire in that I have the correct pin. The best thing I can suggest is to take some nail polish around the correct pin so you never...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By Wertles
I did.

I did.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By Wertles
One of my good friends owns a wheel...

One of my good friends owns a wheel repair/refurbish business. I get to go there and play around whenever I want. We have played around with multiple finishes and different powders on my wheels. Most...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By Wertles
You are going to need heat to pull them apart...

You are going to need heat to pull them apart safely without stripping them. After the tires are off, a propane torch heating up the barrel gently will break the locktite that is on the bolts. Slow...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Wertles
I'm lowered. Harbor freight has a low profile...

I'm lowered. Harbor freight has a low profile aluminum jack for pretty cheap that works just fine. Getting my car in my lift takes a little more creativity. I go really slow over speed bumps. No...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Wertles
Going to a square set up has been done many...

Going to a square set up has been done many times. Most often in the autocross/HPDE circles. It is claimed to reduce he understeer our cars exhibit while allowing tires to be rotated. The same wheel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-20-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Wertles
I recommend the 3M contact cement. It's available...

I recommend the 3M contact cement. It's available at Home Depot and lowes. Buy 2 tubes. One isn't enough.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By Wertles
The problems are not the spot welds. They are...

The problems are not the spot welds. They are just the weakest point in a much bigger picture. In short, adding more spot welds (or adhesives) will not fix the issue. All the fixes out there that are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By Wertles
Except for the S-54, all the other Z motors are...

Except for the S-54, all the other Z motors are not picky about oil. Let's talk only about cars NOT driven primarily on the track. That's where oil selection gets a little more technical and that's...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Wertles
There are better water pumps now with metal...

There are better water pumps now with metal impellers. The best water pump is the Stewart water pump. That will never fail but would probably be overkill in your situation. Same with radiators....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By Wertles
No kidding. Just about every part of the cooling...

No kidding. Just about every part of the cooling system is filled with plastic that is known to fail at around 80,000 miles or 10-15 years. It is more an Achilles heel to this car than the subframe...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wertles
I will respectfully disagree. If you are handy...

I will respectfully disagree. If you are handy with a wrench or are patient reading and watching YouTube videos, just about every repair for these cars is out there. Finding parts on line is easy and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Wertles
I deal a lot with salvage cars. That is really...

I deal a lot with salvage cars. That is really the only way I get them anymore. Currently at my house sits 7 of them so I have just a bit of knowledge of how everything seems and how it actually...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-27-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By Wertles
You can get a new front bumper for under $500 and...

You can get a new front bumper for under $500 and if you are handy and looking for a project and a daily driver, paint it yourself. It's worth a 3 hour trip to look at. I deal a lot with salvage...
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