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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By vintage42
Why replace your springs? Are one or more broken?...

Why replace your springs? Are one or more broken?
If so, used springs are the answer.
http://www.bmrparts.com
New aftermarket springs probably cost more, and lower the ride some:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-23-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By vintage42
This would be the light over the mirror. I put in...

This would be the light over the mirror. I put in this and it works well, not blinding bright, and no after glow.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/festoon/3710-led-bulb-6-smd-led-festoon/661/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By vintage42
You have to slide something to allow it to...

You have to slide something to allow it to disconnect...

"... The stock cable harness uses a multi-lead connector with a slide locking mechanism. To detach the connector from the old radio, slide...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-20-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By vintage42
Some bleeding threads: ...

Some bleeding threads:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788246
http://www.esatclear.ie/~bpurcell/318ismaintenance.html#bleed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,065
Posted By vintage42
Continental sold out of their old stock of...

Continental sold out of their old stock of 125/90R15 a year ago. I bought mine back then by calling a Continental phone number which located a few remaining tires in a Columbus warehouse. I would be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,065
Posted By vintage42
Here is the reference to the Ford tire: ...

Here is the reference to the Ford tire:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1963871-Spare-Tire-Question&p=26051694#post26051694
Nobody has found one. Evidently they are discontinued...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,065
Posted By vintage42
I have one for sale. Unused, in perfect...

I have one for sale. Unused, in perfect condition.
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/classifieds.php?listing=z3-spare-tire-31914
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By vintage42
Can you give the year and engine?

Can you give the year and engine?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By vintage42
The heater control valve is not working. It...

The heater control valve is not working. It sounds like a wire is disconnected. Here's a DIY on the valve. For your car it's PN 64118375443....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Intermittent Rattle in Rear End
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Posted By vintage42
Here's what's called either the differential...

Here's what's called either the differential carrier or the rear subframe (though the channel across the trunk floor is also called the rear subframe). It's the black tube that carries the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By vintage42
When I was trying to replace my rear window, I...

When I was trying to replace my rear window, I was afraid to kneel on the seats for fear of breaking the heating wires. I put a boat cushion on each seat, but I guess a thick folded towel or blanket...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By vintage42
And I think that there might be a law that says...

And I think that there might be a law that says repair shops must report VINs with repair estimate that appear to be 75% of the car's value.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By vintage42
That is the same as Kentucky. After your car has...

That is the same as Kentucky. After your car has been totaled, you get a Salvage Title if you surrender the original title and the plate. The Salvage Title shows you own the car, but it does not come...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By vintage42
In KY, Salvage and Rebuilt mean two different...

In KY, Salvage and Rebuilt mean two different things.
When I totaled my vehicle and wanted to keep and repair it, I surrendered the title and plate and got a Salvage Title. That meant I owned a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-13-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By vintage42
Z3 1.9 Intake Duct Removal

In the DIY on fogging the air box, the statement is made that the "small factory inlet is the biggest restriction in the M44s intake path." This is in reference to the hole in the air box....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By vintage42
That was before my first winter of ownership. In...

That was before my first winter of ownership. In the winter, the thermostat was slow to warm up, and the engine stayed in the 160's.
Approaching a second winter at 40,000 miles, I bought a new BMW...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By vintage42
I thought his fuel gauge went bad first, then the...

I thought his fuel gauge went bad first, then the speedo only went bad later after he applied test voltage to the fuel gauge.
The differential sensor is for the speedometer, but I was not aware it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By vintage42
The clunk: at what point in the shift does it...

The clunk: at what point in the shift does it happen, and what does it sound and feel like? Is it easy to shift from neutral to 1st? Does the clunk only occur on the 1-2 shift, or is there also a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By vintage42
Here's a thread on the fuel gauge: ...

Here's a thread on the fuel gauge:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1041265-Z3-Fuel-Gauge-Fixes-Stuck-Low-Fuel-amp-Wacky-Gauge
Here's a couple on the fuel gauge sending unit:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By vintage42
Unless, for $2500 he is looking at a 4-cylinder, ...

Unless, for $2500 he is looking at a 4-cylinder, whose transmission does not have shift pins.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-09-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By vintage42
This? ...

This?
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/51718401844/ES130192/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-07-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By vintage42
I see they have a cat-back for $660: ...

I see they have a cat-back for $660:
https://www.octanemotorsports.com/1997-2000-bmw-z3-magnaflow-cat-back-exhaust-system-p-146275.html
The Magnaflow is a bit loud and resonant for some people. For...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-06-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By vintage42
I guess that would be Fuse 18 on the list under...

I guess that would be Fuse 18 on the list under the fuse box lid. In the photo it is third from the right end of the second upper row of fuses. On pages 610-17 (1996) and 610-18 (1997), the Bentley...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By vintage42
That's a battery tender, same as the Deltran I...

That's a battery tender, same as the Deltran I use on my Z3:
http://www.amazon.com/Deltran-Battery-Tender-021-0128-Charger/dp/B00068XCQU

The Deltran cigarette adapter only adds $1 to the $49...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By vintage42
For deep scratches like keying, Scratch Wizard is...

For deep scratches like keying, Scratch Wizard is good, a system of filler plus paint.
http://scratchwizard.net

It fixed a very bad scratch on my Z3:...
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