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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By CarterTG
X3 firmware update

The actual manufacture date of the car might've been long enough that BMW since created an updated firmware for the car.

Our 2013 was initially paired with my iPhone 4S and the wife's iPhone 5. On...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By CarterTG
Our first winter with the X3 saw the heating...

Our first winter with the X3 saw the heating system take FOREVER to warm up. Climate temp would be cranked past 75, and if we were on a long enough drive, the blower might start shedding 60 degree...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-25-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By CarterTG
Our 2013 X3 28i has been an outdoor car through...

Our 2013 X3 28i has been an outdoor car through two Chicagoland winters. It's a daily driver. Its cold weather package (heated seats, steering wheel, side mirrors) has been working splendidly.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By CarterTG
Not on the roadster. In these 18 years, the grins...

Not on the roadster. In these 18 years, the grins have never faltered from the 1.9. Rewarding to drive when the needle's dancing up near redline. Knowing that any one of the sixes adds 200-300lbs to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By CarterTG
1997 had two models of Z3s. The 1.9L 4cylinder...

1997 had two models of Z3s. The 1.9L 4cylinder and the 2.8L inline 6. Neither use a belt.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By CarterTG
I forgot where I once saw a poster that showed...

I forgot where I once saw a poster that showed the silhouettes of the 507 and the Z8 side by side. The similarities were quite interesting.

edit: Here's the image.. done by none other than the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-06-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By CarterTG
The square hump indication got memorized wrong....

The square hump indication got memorized wrong. It's on the PASSENGER SIDE wheelwell hump.



I never indicated it was on the floor... unless your rear drive wheels are located underneath that.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By CarterTG
All '96 Model Year Z3s have its amp, roughly the...

All '96 Model Year Z3s have its amp, roughly the size of a thick book, located in the trunk, underneath the "carpeting" at the left hump that forms the driver's side wheelwell. It's one of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By CarterTG
The one recently mentioned in this thread? ...

The one recently mentioned in this thread?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791373
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By CarterTG
Eons ago when the local CCA held a brake-service...

Eons ago when the local CCA held a brake-service seminar, there were three things to follow. Two have been mentioned here.. anti-squeal applied to the back of the pads and proper break-in after...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-02-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By CarterTG
Given your know-how, it sounds like it'll be a...

Given your know-how, it sounds like it'll be a nice addition to the fleet. My '96 is at the 83k mark and I've found that the DIY maintenance has been very approachable... not terribly surprising...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By CarterTG
Question Possible Mirror Adapter?

During some preliminary sleuthing, I'm gathering that the puck-mount in the Z3 is referred to as a Tri-Lobe design. I also noticed that some Chrysler/Dodge vehicles are using a tri-lobe for their...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-26-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By CarterTG
As I recall, the entire production run of Z3s...

As I recall, the entire production run of Z3s (1996-2002) had the 12v plug (with dummy cover) in its center console (at front corner of the shift frame) Replacing the dummy cover with a low-profile...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By CarterTG
Just reiterating what the others have posted... A...

Just reiterating what the others have posted... A year or more before the US launch of the '96 roadster, BMW implemented the transponder driveaway protection (CDP/EWS) in their lineup. I would think...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By CarterTG
Any possibility this might be a misdiagnosed case...

Any possibility this might be a misdiagnosed case of an invisible bra aging and peeling? Back in the day this product was applied not just to the nose region, but side mirrors, and the fender region...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-16-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By CarterTG
Drawing from vague recollection.. the three...

Drawing from vague recollection.. the three co-mingled issues are model year, rollhoop, and rear bulkhead options (storage or sub).

The inaugural model year for the US was '96.. might have been...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-15-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By CarterTG
Without looking up exactly when, BMW changed the...

Without looking up exactly when, BMW changed the battery location on the 1996 model years. This possibly occurred some time after April and before July. At the time, the move from the front...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By CarterTG
Rear wheel negative camber is normal for BMWs....

Rear wheel negative camber is normal for BMWs. It's designed that way for handling. Every Z3 I've been convoying with for 12 years has shown this when observed from the back.
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By CarterTG
One of the TireRack guys held a seminar (of many...

One of the TireRack guys held a seminar (of many since) at the local CCA meeting and mentioned that from the moment rubber was manufactured, it began its aging process. As I recall, the takeaway was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By CarterTG
None of the M roadsters had a jack. The M's quad...

None of the M roadsters had a jack. The M's quad exhaust ate the space originally designed for the spare.

The pump in the trunkwell referred by BMW as the "M Mobility Kit" effectively equates to a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By CarterTG
The idea behind the mod back then was that BMW...

The idea behind the mod back then was that BMW "left some performance on the table" when the roadster left the factory. Anyone who drove a 1.9L long enough could certainly tell some amount of spunk...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 2 Fuse questions
Views: 605
Posted By CarterTG
It's been ages since I had brain cells that...

It's been ages since I had brain cells that stored the current cost of an SRS reset tool... Now that I'm prompted to check Peake Research's site, it seems to be listed at $130. I believe this tool...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 2 Fuse questions
Views: 605
Posted By CarterTG
The Benley manual indicates fuses #41 and 42 are...

The Benley manual indicates fuses #41 and 42 are SRS related.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-07-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) 2 Fuse questions
Views: 605
Posted By CarterTG
Back in the day, the two common causes for the...

Back in the day, the two common causes for the airbag light was either the connectors for the power seats got disconnected with the ignition ON (ie Seat Bushing Fix) or that the sensor in the belt...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By CarterTG
Vehicle Trim > Center Armrest / Storage Trays ...

Vehicle Trim > Center Armrest / Storage Trays

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CH73&mospid=48091&btnr=51_2349&hg=51&fg=35

Listing #16 Ball Pin: 51168412059

$26.04? Yikes. The...
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