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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:58 PM
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just bought her

So I just bought her. Im so happy I love it! Bad pic but I took it with my phone still at the lot. Going to take more pix tomorrow!!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:08 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:45 PM
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Congrats and welcome.

More details and pics please.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:20 AM
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Congrats! Beautiful car.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:26 AM
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:41 AM
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Congrats! You are going to have a great spring. After that, it just gets better.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:20 AM
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Very nice, and a hardtop to boot! Congrats and welcome.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:24 AM
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Nice! Welcome aboard!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:23 AM
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thank you i cant wait to start personalizing it. and i live in florida so i want to get that hard top ASAP...lol only problem with it is the windows are tough to get down they go up real fast but going down you have to mess with it a litle and they are slow going. so im thinking regulators? any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:44 PM
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:59 PM
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... only problem with it is the windows are tough to get down they go up real fast but going down you have to mess with it a litle and they are slow going. so im thinking regulators? any suggestions would be appreciated.
I think the windows have friction, which slows them and puts strain on the regulators and motors, which can eventually break spot welds in the linkage and anchorage. You need to remove the panels and probably replace the sliders to stop the progression. There are various DIYs on panel removal, slider replacement, regulator replacement, and broken welds. I will just throw a few down here:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=51&fg=10&hl=3
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1366261
http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/power_window/
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...bag+reset+tool
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=709563
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:09 AM
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thank you everone! as far a sthe windows go...its oddd when its cold out is when they act up but when its warm they go up n down with hardly any difficulties. Thank you for that DIY tho as soon as i can im going to replace the sliders i think...Thanks for the input!
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:53 AM
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thank you everone! as far a sthe windows go...its oddd when its cold out is when they act up but when its warm they go up n down with hardly any difficulties. Thank you for that DIY tho as soon as i can im going to replace the sliders i think...Thanks for the input!
Silicone sprayed down the edge - loosened mine up immediately and I had exact same problem & have never looked back. thought I was in for new lifters, etc - instant fix.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:55 AM
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i would still have to take the door panel off tho...correct?
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:32 AM
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i would still have to take the door panel off tho...correct?

negative my brother - just squirt down the edge of window - easy fix -
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:35 AM
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sweet thanx i will try it!
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:19 PM
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Very nice. I got my '97 last summer. Way to much fun....
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