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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
Follow-Up after all front suspension work completed

Thanks everybody who answered questions and helped me knock this work out. In all, I replaced the front ball joints, control arms, links, sway bar bushings, struts and rear shocks. The difference is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-07-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By sangatster
Sporadic Tachometer after repair job

Just completed replacing the exhaust manifold on my 1.9L 1996 Z3 automatic. It had a crack on one of the pipes and couldn't be welded because the crack was blocked by another pipe where they all...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,998
Posted By sangatster
Snapped my antenna's neck too...

I did the same thing. Broke off the part into which the antenna screws. So effectively screwed myself and not the antenna.

Bookmarking this post. Thanks!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 236,376
Posted By sangatster
Business Radio Volume Control Fix - No parts required!

My first Z3 how-to. I'm so excited right now...

Problem: volume control on stock business radio works intermittently or not at all

Over time the volume control on my stock radio became...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-18-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,123
Posted By sangatster
How did it go?

Interested in a follow-up. It's been a couple months since the last post.

Thanks!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-02-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
Well, good news. Since I haven't installed the...

Well, good news. Since I haven't installed the passenger's side strut yet I tested the center nut on the other one which doesn't have the spring installed yet and it does get tighter after several...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
You are exactly right. That's how it works, and...

You are exactly right. That's how it works, and when you reassemble with the spring compressed, you screw what I'm calling the "center nut" down at that time. I thought I tightened it down all the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
Thought I better put this question in a separate...

Thought I better put this question in a separate comment so it didn't get lost.

So, after installing the driver's side strut I took it out and it thumps like crazy. I apparently didn't get the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
Boy you got that right! Took me a day to replace...

Boy you got that right! Took me a day to replace the driver's side strut. Never done it before. Spring compressor was...exhilarating. The spring compressor I got barely worked. You need to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
Bilsteins Touring was my other choice. I went...

Bilsteins Touring was my other choice. I went with the KYB mostly because they had equally good reviews and, well, they were cheaper when I ordered all 4.

Yeah, I'll probably do the fronts first....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
Doh! Glad it confused me then :eeps: Great,...

Doh! Glad it confused me then :eeps:

Great, thanks a lot! This is a big help.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
Thanks Vintage42! This doesn't sound all that...

Thanks Vintage42! This doesn't sound all that bad then.

Question about the first item. "Yellow foam rubber bumpers" (31106774714)? Is that coolspeak for a lock nut? That's what I'm turning...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,441
Posted By sangatster
1996 Z3 Front Struts -- what parts?

Introduction

I finally registered today. Have used bimmerfest forums for years though, just usually find definitive answers and don't need to post. Thanks to everybody for making BMW life worth...
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