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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-18-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By vintage42
Door switch DIY. Includes way to prevent plate...

Door switch DIY. Includes way to prevent plate behind door jamb from dropping down inside body.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1916437-Door-Striker-DIY
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By vintage42
The solid composite plastic impeller of the 1.9...

The solid composite plastic impeller of the 1.9 is often reported to last 100,000 miles, longer than the pump in the sixes. Did you find a steel pump for your 1.9?
The Grafs are made of spot-welded...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By vintage42
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/5141839...

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/51418397540/ES102827/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By vintage42
Didn't mean to. Deleted.

Didn't mean to. Deleted.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By vintage42
Yes, I would think that 7 quarts of clean oil...

Yes, I would think that 7 quarts of clean oil made the VANOS work better, rather than an extra 1/2 quart of oil had any effect on anything at all. I also wonder what oil was in there, and what oil it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By vintage42
Replacing just glass, on a Z4: ...

Replacing just glass, on a Z4:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3035029&postcount=29
Replacing Z3 mirror:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By vintage42
A 1.9 pump?

A 1.9 pump?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By vintage42
The water pump on your '96 1.9 is not the same as...

The water pump on your '96 1.9 is not the same as the short-lived pump on the 6-cylinder engines, and even for them, the critical mileage seems to be 60,000. I plan on waiting until 60,000 miles...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By vintage42
How many miles on the car and how long have you...

How many miles on the car and how long have you had it? Is there any history on the radiator or hose, like were they ever touched before? Sometimes the spigot on the plastic radiator breaks at the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By vintage42
Benefits Over Water-Based Coolants... ...

Benefits Over Water-Based Coolants...
http://www.evanscooling.com/products/high-performance-coolant/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By vintage42
According to the Owners Manual, the capacity of...

According to the Owners Manual, the capacity of the 1.9L is 6.9 quarts. If you need a manual, I can email you a PDF.
I see no reason not to use BMW coolant. According to the label on the back of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,616
Posted By vintage42
I first mounted the shocks with the short end of...

I first mounted the shocks with the short end of the bushings against the trailing arms because that is what the Sensen video did, and it seemed right to minimize the cantilever stress on the bolt....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By vintage42
What would I be disputing? I agree with the...

What would I be disputing? I agree with the information about waterless coolant in No-rosion's FAQ. They said they recommended against it because they tested and found "there are a number of heat...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By vintage42
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=84...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8428311&postcount=3
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,616
Posted By vintage42
I had no problems either way. What makes you...

I had no problems either way. What makes you believe one way is better than the other?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,616
Posted By vintage42
So which way is that? I did 4,000 miles one way,...

So which way is that? I did 4,000 miles one way, and now 4,000 miles the other way.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By vintage42
That was from a FAQ of a coolant additive mfr: ...

That was from a FAQ of a coolant additive mfr:

So pure glycol coolant may have its uses but is not ideal or practical for everybody.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By vintage42
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2109016-1996-Z3-power-seats&p=27698955#post27698955
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By vintage42
Evans is becoming popular because it is an ideal...

Evans is becoming popular because it is an ideal coolant. Your comparison is flawed.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By vintage42
I do not agree that Evans waterless coolant is...

I do not agree that Evans waterless coolant is garbage.
The Evans waterless coolant is ideal for its purpose, like nitrogen in tires. But if you ever need to change tire pressure, and don't have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-13-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By vintage42
The Z3 filter is so big I wonder how it can ever...

The Z3 filter is so big I wonder how it can ever become clogged enough to hurt the pump. Here's one opened after 80,000 miles, looking pretty clean: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By vintage42
Amazing. I peeked into my driver receiver to see...

Amazing. I peeked into my driver receiver to see why it was not clicking to latch onto the belt, and didn't see much. So there was a switch in there? With a part number that could be ordered and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By vintage42
The idle problem might be the idle air control...

The idle problem might be the idle air control valve, which can be cleaned or replaced:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By vintage42
Why did you emulate rather than replace the...

Why did you emulate rather than replace the passenger seat occupancy sensor? I guess because it was easier and cheaper?
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/Seat_Occupancy_Sensor/ES143812/
Is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By vintage42
So the idle RPM is so low that the engine almost...

So the idle RPM is so low that the engine almost stalls? Does it stall, or do you intervene before that might happen? Otherwise, the engine drives OK?
What harness did you inspect? To inspect the...
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