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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Randy Forbes
I haven't been able to get on since...

I haven't been able to get on since Wednesday__tried several times yesterday and got the same screen you're seeing.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Randy Forbes
There are a minimum of two (2) codes/maximum of...

There are a minimum of two (2) codes/maximum of three (3) because Alpine, Blaupunkt and apparently, a third vendor (for some model years, or series only, I'm guessing, because I normally only get 2...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By Randy Forbes
There's a lot more damage than what you're...

There's a lot more damage than what you're showing in those pictures, so an accurate *guess* is not possible. From experience, I can speculate that an additional 12-15 hours, over what the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-15-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Randy Forbes
The o-rings around the plug tubes is your likely...

The o-rings around the plug tubes is your likely source of the oil, as I've seen that before__it most certainly did not wick its way up the threads from the inside of the cylinder bore ;)

The...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-14-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Randy Forbes
While looking for something else, I came across...

While looking for something else, I came across an aftermarket CD changer located in the correct factory location for the M Rdstrs, with full access to the mobility kit.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-14-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By Randy Forbes
It's bad, but it's repairable. Kind of reminds...

It's bad, but it's repairable. Kind of reminds me of this one...

http://spcarsplus.com/gallery3/var/resizes/DLRdstr/IMG_2051.jpg?m=1321761688

Mixed with some of this one...
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-08-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By Randy Forbes
You could use the ETM__YOU DO HAVE AN ETM, if...

You could use the ETM__YOU DO HAVE AN ETM, if you're going to be working on the car, right?__to find and pull out the fuel pump relay and jump the appropriate pins in the base. No seat moving or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By Randy Forbes
... just like to throw this picture in here from...

... just like to throw this picture in here from time to time :angel:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=624497&d=1500573173

From the where are they now? file!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Randy Forbes
You didn't specify which bolt it was, but I...

You didn't specify which bolt it was, but I presume it was the stainless steel pin with the 7mm Allen head (as opposed to the 16mm hex-head caliper mounting bracket to hub-carrier bolt). While I've...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By Randy Forbes
Hi Ken! That picture is not of the Z3 trunk,...

Hi Ken! That picture is not of the Z3 trunk, looks like an E-36 (3 Series coupe).

There were two (2) different remote CD changer brackets used in the Z3s; the non-M version was mounted behind the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Randy Forbes
Lift up the leather boot surrounding the handle,...

Lift up the leather boot surrounding the handle, and use the two (2= large adjusting nut and jam nut) to take the slack out of the cable.

Go on ebay and buy a bootleg copy of the TIS, EPC, ETM for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Randy Forbes
Without getting too scientific, or exceeding my...

Without getting too scientific, or exceeding my intelligence (don't laugh, I see other people exceed theirs all the time...) suffice it to say that products of combustion turn acidic in the oil, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-22-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By Randy Forbes
Just to eliminate the possibility, and at 190,000...

Just to eliminate the possibility, and at 190,000 miles it will be money well spent, one of my suggestions would be to send ALL SIX (6.) fuel injectors out to be cleaned and serviced. It's not an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-13-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Randy Forbes
Thank you Dale! We may have lost Ron the man,...

Thank you Dale! We may have lost Ron the man, but his legacy will continue for future generations of BMW enthusiasts, thanks to your generosity.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-12-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Randy Forbes
Ron Stygar, R.I.P.

I regret to inform everyone that Ronald J. Stygar passed this morning at 5:30 AM EST.

Dale, aka Dr Burr, informed me a little before 11:00 this morning. I don't have the exact cause of death, but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-15-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,067
Posted By Randy Forbes
+1 Highly probable. Also, sounds like the...

+1 Highly probable.

Also, sounds like the idle control valve could stand a cleaning too.

Edit: though not to be ignored, the thermostat fault would not contribute to rough running, or sending...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-13-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 84,979
Posted By Randy Forbes
Yep, later cars, possibly >4/99, used a different...

Yep, later cars, possibly >4/99, used a different control unit and the shafts do not pass through the fascia, so the whole unit, knobs and all, is pushed into the hollows.

There are also...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-13-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By Randy Forbes
Roger that! I pulled the stickers off as...

Roger that!

I pulled the stickers off as soon as I got the cars home from the dealer ('99 CPO w/5400 miles and '01 PCD w/6.0 miles) and stuck them on the back cover of the owners manuals.

So if...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-07-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By Randy Forbes
That's music? I thought it was a plea for...

That's music?

I thought it was a plea for help!

:tsk:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-07-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,121
Posted By Randy Forbes
There are "hash marks" on both the tank and the...

There are "hash marks" on both the tank and the pump body; lines those up and it's straight.

Hi Tom, yep, still around after all these years (have Zoran's / Jen's old Coupe now too)! Hope that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-04-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,121
Posted By Randy Forbes
First off, the gauge reading not giving linear,...

First off, the gauge reading not giving linear, or at the least, expected readings from FULL on down to say 1/4-1/8 tank has to do with the shape of tank itself.

I can show you pictures, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By Randy Forbes
Yes, this is how 99% of the cars I see are...

Yes, this is how 99% of the cars I see are equipped__only deviation s have been when someone else took it apart and didn't reuse all the pieces.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Randy Forbes
I just opened it with a laptop/Google Chrome. ...

I just opened it with a laptop/Google Chrome.

Hey Michael!!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-02-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,896
Posted By Randy Forbes
That's pretty big of you! Did that xmsn come out...

That's pretty big of you! Did that xmsn come out of a Z3 by any chance, or is that just wishful thinking?

Al Mancuso, pretty sure he frequents this forum, as well as the other popular one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-11-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,385
Posted By Randy Forbes
The head cover/cam cover/valve cover, whatever...

The head cover/cam cover/valve cover, whatever you want to call it doesn't usually leak on its own; it's when pressure builds up in there that the oil is forced out.

A blocked/clogged cyclone oil...
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