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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By smayo964
Thanx for the input. I did look online at the...

Thanx for the input. I did look online at the difference in calipers and was curious if it could be an easy swap only with the calipers. I didn't know if the pistons were larger slightly to give a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-23-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By smayo964
"M" Brakes on Non-M Z3??

Hey All! Been off here a bit. On my 99 Z3 2.8, I'm looking to update my front brake calipers since my car is about to clip 172K miles, etc. Can you put "M" type brakes on the non-M car? They are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By smayo964
Caricamento, I think you have the clutch fan...

Caricamento, I think you have the clutch fan logic backwards. You should be able to stop the fan if all the temps are normal with the engine running. There is a temp coil on the front of the clutch...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By smayo964
My buggy is my daily driver. I change mine at...

My buggy is my daily driver. I change mine at 7,500 using Mobile 1 full synthetic.


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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-24-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Streetmaster. I decided not to mess with...

Thanx Streetmaster. I decided not to mess with mine and replace the balance of the hoses. I figure Iíll cross that bridge when I get there if something happens.


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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-18-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,485
Posted By smayo964
LOL. Yeah Squarebear, I agree on the heater...

LOL. Yeah Squarebear, I agree on the heater part. LOL I can slow cook if the drive is long enough and the outside air cold enough. LOL
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Chili. I posted the final cooling system...

Thanx Chili. I posted the final cooling system under mjagg`s post. Be patient with it with the upgrade. Definitely make a list of what needs to be done and prioritize so you don't work yourself...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-13-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,485
Posted By smayo964
Mjagg, don't be scared!!! LOL I was working out...

Mjagg, don't be scared!!! LOL I was working out of town outside Harrisburg PA about 1 1/2yrs ago for weeks at a time. I drove back and forth from Columbus MS thru the summer and the fall. The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,793
Posted By smayo964
Don't know what happened, but I was looking at...

Don't know what happened, but I was looking at the photos when I inserted them. Here they are now. The 1st two are the fan mod, the 2nd two are the original install, and the last two are the tweaks...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-08-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,793
Posted By smayo964
Well, here it is. Ditto on the 3-row and minimal...

Well, here it is. Ditto on the 3-row and minimal clearance. LOL I changed the water pump, alternator (under warranty and it was beginning to annoy me), belts, expansion tank, fan/pulley, and all...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-08-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,793
Posted By smayo964
MJAGG, looks good. Is you radiator a 3 or 2...

MJAGG, looks good. Is you radiator a 3 or 2 pass? I finished mine yesterday, but haven't got my stuff together to post.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-03-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By smayo964
Rest easy! My new fan and pulley have been...

Rest easy! My new fan and pulley have been ordered. LOL As with MJAGG, I'm good with replacing some of the "plastics" at intervals. As mentioned, I replaced the electronic thermostat unit last...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By smayo964
Blacklane, Thanx for the info. Already...

Blacklane,
Thanx for the info. Already replaced the electronic thermostat last year. Thanx for the info on the lack water pipe failure. I'll check my fan and pully when I start taking the ole...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By smayo964
Nfunk, I've got 163k on the ole speed buggy. I...

Nfunk,
I've got 163k on the ole speed buggy. I think the radiator is original as there is a fan imprint from a previous owner water pump failure.

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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By smayo964
Water Pipe Replacement/Failure

After reading all the other posts and online topics of radiator and plastic part failures, I became victim of my radiator outlet nozzle cracking off some of its length and the top hose coming off...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By smayo964
Like Vintage, my buggy is setup pretty stiff and...

Like Vintage, my buggy is setup pretty stiff and runs straight as an arrow. The only tramming is on a really bad road. Iíve fitted mine with stock width tire tread on 7.5 wide rims. I do have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By smayo964
Mjagg, you got that right. I love my speed...

Mjagg, you got that right. I love my speed buggy. Havenít driven it in a couple weeks due to travel and having to work on it. It was so good to hit road today behind the wheel.


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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-28-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By smayo964
Well, all is good under the hood. The culprit...

Well, all is good under the hood. The culprit was a clamp that let go on the downstream side of my fuel filter. Replaced and tightened clamps to achieve planet alignment again. LOL While I was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,967
Posted By smayo964
Welcome. I bought a stainless header a while...

Welcome. I bought a stainless header a while back and have not put it on yet. I might be installing it in the near future if get motivated to put the buggy back up on jackstands. I'll keep you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By smayo964
Thanx BL. I will take a look at it as I have...

Thanx BL. I will take a look at it as I have changed the gasket when I did the vanos, etc. How many small pieces of hose go around for the fuel injectors? I'm guessing that some of the quality...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-18-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By smayo964
Good comment on the Bond series Blacklane!!! LOL

Good comment on the Bond series Blacklane!!! LOL
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-04-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By smayo964
Just my couple pennies worth, it looks like all...

Just my couple pennies worth, it looks like all that was done was to reweld the separated tack welds and weld up an existing seam in the first picture. Don't know if I'd call that reinforcement. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By smayo964
Thanx Daven! LOL. Heck, I thought gravity was...

Thanx Daven! LOL. Heck, I thought gravity was going to let go and shift a planet slightly out of alignment. Thanx khammack for the reference.


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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By smayo964
Service Indicator Symbol

Can someone tell me what the clock like symbol is indicating that is showing up in my service level indicator when I start the car? I do not have the original owners manual and cannot locate the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-30-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By smayo964
Thanx for the reference Zed.

Thanx for the reference Zed.
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