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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 08:43 AM
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Posted By vintage42
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1267900-Electric-seat-won-t-move-up-or-down
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By vintage42
I have the same car. My Owners Manual says on p....

I have the same car. My Owners Manual says on p. 127:
Approved oils are in SAE classes 5W-40 and 5W-30.
And a chart on p. 127 says:
From -20F to 80F+, BMW High Performance Synthetic 0W-X / 5W-X....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By vintage42
Auto Tops and Interiors in central NC may be out...

Auto Tops and Interiors in central NC may be out of the desired area, but has done many Z3s.
303 N West St., Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 821-4425
info@autointeriorsandtops.com...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,656
Posted By vintage42
This the Z3 forum, actually. BavAuto's paint will...

This the Z3 forum, actually. BavAuto's paint will be an exact match, probably sourced from the supplier to BMW, but they don't appear to have the color you need for your 328i. I don't think something...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,656
Posted By vintage42
I am sure the colors from Bavarian Auto will...

I am sure the colors from Bavarian Auto will match. But Orion Silver (A92) is not on their list of Z3 colors. And your BMW site does not show any colors for Z3.

Maybe you are asking about paint...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By vintage42
The Prius is a very tough, trouble-free, reliable...

The Prius is a very tough, trouble-free, reliable and long-lived car. And probably economical to repair when needed. If that is what you liked about a Prius, you may not find that in a Z3....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By vintage42
Here's some thoughts: ...

Here's some thoughts:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8428311&postcount=3

You are going from a very reliable but boring econo car to a high-miles potentially high-maintenance...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By vintage42
Take out the plate and it won't sag or shake at...

Take out the plate and it won't sag or shake at all.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By vintage42
So does the glove box need the sag fix kit, or is...

So does the glove box need the sag fix kit, or is it OK carrying just the metal plate?
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By vintage42
My glove box was undamaged, but did have a bit of...

My glove box was undamaged, but did have a bit of a smile, and shook over bumps. The steel plate weighed 2 pounds on the kitchen scale, and the BMW zippered case full of booklets weighed almost...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By vintage42
Why not re-attach it to the holder on the bottom...

Why not re-attach it to the holder on the bottom of the seat, the way it was intended? From what I was told, it comes off with a pull and twist, and should go back on with a push and a twist....
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By vintage42
Thanks for adding the pics. I see the occupancy...

Thanks for adding the pics. I see the occupancy sensor (black module) is laying on the floor. You were fortunate that someone had already removed it from the seat.

That sensor is what prevented me...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By vintage42
There is a bolt on the bottom rear of the door...

There is a bolt on the bottom rear of the door that I think does what you want. I have a picture but no description.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By vintage42
Roadster Solutions Window / Headlight Cleaning...

Roadster Solutions Window / Headlight Cleaning Kit, contains three Mequiar's products:
http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page6.html
Be very careful not to push on the window too hard when polishing,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By vintage42
They have been discussed in this forum: ...

They have been discussed in this forum:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=550651
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By vintage42
Or not. I bought the repair kit, and after...

Or not. I bought the repair kit, and after getting the glovebox out, decided not to use the repair kit and eBayed it for $5. I thought it was a crude thing that served no purpose if the weight was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By vintage42
Plug in an alien here: ...

Plug in an alien here:
http://www.gkdsportscars.com/supercharger-kit.html
Or get the complete M44 kit, if it exists:...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-14-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By vintage42
This shows screw locations... ...

This shows screw locations...
http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/06/042906/fixit2006/glovebox/glovebox.pdf
Parts diagram:...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By vintage42
So frustrating to not know what the problem was,...

So frustrating to not know what the problem was, or what fixed it.
Why would the reset tool fail? Defective, broken?
What made you think of disconnecting the battery after the reset tool failed? ...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By vintage42
Those statements don't seem to agree.

Those statements don't seem to agree.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By vintage42
Just curious. Are you saying you took the cowl...

Just curious. Are you saying you took the cowl apart and actually got directly to the connections on the blower motor, like this?...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By vintage42
The compressor is probably what's rumbling. Bad...

The compressor is probably what's rumbling. Bad compressor.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By vintage42
Primer is for metal. You have a deep scratch that...

Primer is for metal. You have a deep scratch that needs filler before paint. Did you not like the deep scratch repair that I did with Scratch Wizard? It is a filler and paint system. Watch the...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By vintage42
The boot that accepts the resonator? ...

The boot that accepts the resonator?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007577UQS/ref=mw_dp_img_z?is=l
Or the resonator, which he would have to photograph.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By vintage42
Haven't heard evolution used that way since my...

Haven't heard evolution used that way since my ship's Plan of the Day listed the day's evolutions.
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