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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Blacklane
The Cosmo strut brace is generally considered...

The Cosmo strut brace is generally considered bling. They're reasonably priced, but the fit and finish are often not the best; they've even been known to damage hoods. There are much better and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Blacklane
The OEM dual mass flywheel is riveted together...

The OEM dual mass flywheel is riveted together along with several springs and rubber pieces. There is no way to remove the driven side for machining, and that's where most of the mass is. Machining...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Blacklane
That doesn't look like a BMW part. For a stock...

That doesn't look like a BMW part.
For a stock replacement, go to RealOEM.com to find the part you need, then order it from one of the many online BMW parts suppliers, which you can find by doing a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Blacklane
The dual mass flywheel is not machinable since it...

The dual mass flywheel is not machinable since it flexes too much. There are plenty of aftermarket sprung clutch/solid flywheel combos available, though.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Blacklane
$1400 US for a compressor replacement is about...

$1400 US for a compressor replacement is about right. If it fails, it will probably won't affect the belt, since usually the clutch can disengage it. A seized compressor will throw debris into the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Blacklane
It's a pretty common problem. Have you looked...

It's a pretty common problem. Have you looked over this thread?:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=789600
If you do a search here, you will find many others.

Also, a Bentley...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Blacklane
You can find aluminum fan pulleys, and many...

You can find aluminum fan pulleys, and many people just remove the engine-driven fan while still others replace it with an electric fan, such as Spal.

And I always thought of it as Z3 M Roadster...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Blacklane
The Z3 does not have a sampling fan. The...

The Z3 does not have a sampling fan.
The heating and air conditioning fan is located behind the panel under the windshield wipers.
I've never heard of a problem with the HVAC fan, only the fan...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Blacklane
I don't see how the head unit could know about...

I don't see how the head unit could know about the status of the amp. The problem could be that the BMW amp is low-level input while your head unit is expecting line-level. You can buy adapters for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By Blacklane
Your results are not quite as conclusive as I had...

Your results are not quite as conclusive as I had hoped.
At 96F degrees, the static pressure, with the A/C off, should be about 115 psi. When the compressor engages, the low-side pressure should...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By Blacklane
We might be able to learn something with your...

We might be able to learn something with your gauge. Give us the low-side pressure reading with the A/C not engaged then engaged. If those two pressures are different, then we'll at least know that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By Blacklane
I can confirm that your Z3 does not have a cabin...

I can confirm that your Z3 does not have a cabin air filter.

If there is no change in temperature with the blue button depressed or not, then it's almost certain that the compressor is not doing...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Blacklane
With a brand-new hose, it might not have been...

With a brand-new hose, it might not have been installed tightly enough, which would explain the original problem. It's also likely that the coolant was changed at that time. You probably just need...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Blacklane
Thanks. That's exactly the kind of response I...

Thanks. That's exactly the kind of response I was looking for.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Blacklane
OK, but why did you choose it? "Not a bit of...

OK, but why did you choose it?
"Not a bit of trouble" isn't really a measure I would use since Billions of cars use Ethylene Glycol/water with "Not a bit of trouble" and with almost zero...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By Blacklane
If the pressure of 53 PSI is the low-side...

If the pressure of 53 PSI is the low-side pressure with the system off and at 91 F ambient, that only reveals that there is some refrigerant in the system and nothing more. If that's the low-side...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Blacklane
You have to do it right. Do a search here on...

You have to do it right. Do a search here on "Coolant Bleed" and you should find the tips such as this one: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788246
There are many more.

Also,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Blacklane
Do you have a Bentley manual? That would be...

Do you have a Bentley manual? That would be invaluable to you for owning this car. After 16 years, there will be a lot of other maintenance to be done.

I don't know the capacity of a 1.9, but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By Blacklane
What does "I switched the yellow plugs and...

What does "I switched the yellow plugs and recharged the system within the range" mean?
What are the yellow plugs? What pressures are you reading?
Your compressor seems to be engaging, but you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Blacklane
This has been covered many times. Near the top...

This has been covered many times.
Near the top of the page, on the right, is a button labeled "Search This Forum". Use that to find all the information you need.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Blacklane
You can buy coolants that are pre-diluted, but...

You can buy coolants that are pre-diluted, but the real reason for that is convenience and quality-control: the manufacturer knows exactly what is in there.

I've never heard anyone recommend using...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Blacklane
If you want to do the work yourself: yes, you...

If you want to do the work yourself: yes, you can replace the compressor and receiver/dryer (always replace the receiver/dryer when you open the system). If there is no debris in the system, then...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Blacklane
It's hard to say what you're asking here. Your...

It's hard to say what you're asking here. Your air conditioning is broken and you want an affordable solution? There probably isn't one. Air conditioning problems come in two types: the $100 kind...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Blacklane
Nobody has thought of checking the blower motor?

Nobody has thought of checking the blower motor?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Blacklane
You should look at the Blox Water Temperature...

You should look at the Blox Water Temperature Sensor Adapter, usually for sale on ebay and elsewhere. It mounts in the lower radiator hose.
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