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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-25-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By vintage42
Some id's in this, but may not apply to you. ...

Some id's in this, but may not apply to you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEr3Qai4SRY
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-19-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By vintage42
The crash control module for our years is in the...

The crash control module for our years is in the driver footwell, under the dashboard above the side kick panel. Remove the black cover over the pedals, and then the larger dash-colored metal-backed...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-18-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By vintage42
In that old thread, the defective part was...

In that old thread, the defective part was sometimes called a "relay," but a relay is nothing more than a switching device. As you properly called it, "module" is the better and official description,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-18-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By vintage42
See this thread, where the solution was to...

See this thread, where the solution was to replace the "Crash Control Module" mentioned in Post #11:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=951622
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By vintage42
Do you think that too much friction in the...

Do you think that too much friction in the sliders can disable the auto-up feature for which the window needs to be reset?
That might mean the motor can tell the difference from one pull of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 94,385
Posted By vintage42
We are not glueing a gasket. We have a plug that...

We are not glueing a gasket. We have a plug that your non-Z3 does not show. And we are not glueing the plug, either. We are applying a film of sealant across the top of the plug to keep water in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By vintage42
At 32Kmiles my original Sachs struts were harsh...

At 32Kmiles my original Sachs struts were harsh riding and did not absorb speed bumps. So I replaced them with KYBs and new bumpers. The old bumpers could be picked apart with fingers. It is not...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By vintage42
That post should be a continuation of this...

That post should be a continuation of this currently active thread that contains some history of the problem:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1361595
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By vintage42
So you found a relay behind the kick panel that...

So you found a relay behind the kick panel that had burnt contacts and did not click, and you thought it was the fuel pump relay?
I wonder what relay it was.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By vintage42
That last statement of mine is not correct in...

That last statement of mine is not correct in that the framework of the bows remains in place, but the bows flop around when the straps are removed. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By vintage42
I prefer the display of this one: ...

I prefer the display of this one:
http://bimmer.work
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By vintage42
I had a local shop install my top. They had been...

I had a local shop install my top. They had been open for decades and sold me a GAHH top. I did not ask if they had done other Z3 tops.
They did use rivets to attach the straps to the bows. There...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By vintage42
I see it in Bentley now. Fig. 24 on p. 610-34....

I see it in Bentley now. Fig. 24 on p. 610-34. "Under left dashboard at kick panel." It's not behind the side kick panel that covers the speaker, but above that behind the lower dash panel that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-31-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By vintage42
Why does it need replacing? They never do. Is...

Why does it need replacing? They never do. Is that where it is? I thought it was behind the glove box.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-12-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,339
Posted By vintage42
What Z3 do you have, how long have you had it,...

What Z3 do you have, how long have you had it, how many miles on it, and what kind of use do you intend for it? And if you just recently bought it, have you attended to what could become more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-07-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By vintage42
I bought one of those in 2012. Expensive back...

I bought one of those in 2012. Expensive back then, and sort of obsolete today....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By vintage42
I did not expect the standard Oregon Leather...

I did not expect the standard Oregon Leather seats and doors to be real leather. But would expect the stitched dash covering of the Extended Leather option to be real leather. Which explains its...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-02-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By vintage42
Emissions testing is all done through the...

Emissions testing is all done through the standard OBD2 port on the console, which provides data about the engine's running.

Emission testing agencies do not have the need or the equipment to test...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-30-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By vintage42
What happened to your 1.9? I test drove an M...

What happened to your 1.9? I test drove an M before I got my 1.9. Aside from the M being roughly used, it was also work to drive it, so I kept looking.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-28-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By vintage42
The inside port is a 16-pin OBD2 for...

The inside port is a 16-pin OBD2 for emissions-related info coming from the engine. The 20-pin hood port is a data link for that as well as all the other systems like service resets, SRS, ABS, ASC,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-25-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,011
Posted By vintage42
No experience.

No experience.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By vintage42
If that is saying that all the green bars are out...

If that is saying that all the green bars are out in 4000 miles, it would only be possible if one or maybe two oil changes were done without resetting the indicator.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-07-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By vintage42
That depends on how many bars are out. Have they...

That depends on how many bars are out. Have they almost all gone out? How many miles did that take? Mine is 2500 miles per bar. Do you like going that long between a change?

You don't need INPA. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-06-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By vintage42
I think it depends on your use and time frame. ...

I think it depends on your use and time frame.
If you have a pristine front end, or a an expensive new paint job, and drive in a rock chip environment, it might be worth it even if you don't keep...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By vintage42
Many BMW models have it, and one forum theory is...

Many BMW models have it, and one forum theory is that it reduces RF interference with the radio....
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