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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-20-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By z3jeff
I bought my 2001 3.0i 5 years ago. The leather...

I bought my 2001 3.0i 5 years ago. The leather was peeling off the top of the driver's side door card. I took the car to a auto leather shop and they said they would have to steam and stretch the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-20-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By z3jeff
I too had one leaking original shock on my 2001...

I too had one leaking original shock on my 2001 Z. At age 71, I no longer want a car with a stiff ride and replaced them with KYB's. I honestly can't tell the difference from the originals.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-16-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By z3jeff
I have Nationwide and pay $50 per month for full...

I have Nationwide and pay $50 per month for full coverage. I have 2 other cars and my house insured by them.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-16-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By z3jeff
I had lean bank codes and I took it to a indy BMW...

I had lean bank codes and I took it to a indy BMW shop and they did a smoke test. It showed I needed to replace the disa valve. I did that and have not had the codes again and it has been 5 years.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By z3jeff
purpose of ground wire from engine bay to hood?

I noticed a wire attached at one end to the outside edge of my engine bay that was detached at the other end. It appeared to be a ground wire and that was confirmed by an indie BMW shop who...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By z3jeff
Love the color.

Love the color.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-29-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By z3jeff
Here in the states, independent BMW shops will do...

Here in the states, independent BMW shops will do a pre-purchase inspection for approx $100. Often they uncover hidden problems and are especially help full in finding mechanical issues. I don't...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-28-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By z3jeff
Welcome to the Z3 owners club. I have had sports...

Welcome to the Z3 owners club. I have had sports cars in the past: Mustang, Camaro, MG's etc and my Z is by far the most fun. You made a great choice.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By z3jeff
Rather then folding it back up and storing it in...

Rather then folding it back up and storing it in the trunk, I got 3 large hooks from Home Depot. They are the kind used to hang a bicycle in the garage. I wrapped each one with a microfiber towel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 59,581
Posted By z3jeff
2001 Z3 3.0i with 49,000. Put 5k on it in the 5...

2001 Z3 3.0i with 49,000. Put 5k on it in the 5 years I have had it.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-03-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By z3jeff
I have gotten the extended warranty on all new...

I have gotten the extended warranty on all new cars for the last 40 years. I have cashed in for big expenses 3 times. The air conditioner replaced on a 79 Datsun. A tranny replaced in a 83 Dodge...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By z3jeff
I had Best Buy install an Alpine radio in by 2001...

I had Best Buy install an Alpine radio in by 2001 a few years ago and the ignition was turned off and everything works fine. My understanding that the radio code only applies to the original BMW...
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-14-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By z3jeff
Just a little advice. I bought a key from the...

Just a little advice. I bought a key from the dealer and when I picked it up, I tested it in the car and the car started. When I got home, the key did not work. I took it back and they said that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-10-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By z3jeff
I have the same problem on my 2001. 90% of the...

I have the same problem on my 2001. 90% of the time I have to pull the top the rest of the way down and it is often hard. The other 10% it falls right down into the holes.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By z3jeff
You have to manually push the top up about 6...

You have to manually push the top up about 6 inches until the automatic function takes over. Yes, you foot has to be on the brake.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By z3jeff
I got a duplicate key at the BMW dealer and it...

I got a duplicate key at the BMW dealer and it only cost $61. You have to provide proof of ownership and they have to send away for it. If you get one, make sure it works before you leave. I tried...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-06-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By z3jeff
Everything is in the eye of the beholder but I...

Everything is in the eye of the beholder but I like silver with a black interior better. Just my opinion.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-01-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By z3jeff
The few parts I have ordered have been through...

The few parts I have ordered have been through ECS. They always have been very helpful on the phone and never a problem.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By z3jeff
I bought the handles and took them to an indie...

I bought the handles and took them to an indie shop for replacement. He had a tool that looked like an ice pick with a hook on the end. He put in in a hole in the edge of the door and the old one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-21-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By z3jeff
Search realoem.com and find the part number. I...

Search realoem.com and find the part number. I have good luck with ECS tuning for parts. They are very helpful on the phone and the prices are good.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By z3jeff
A few years ago,I replaced the head unit in my...

A few years ago,I replaced the head unit in my 2001 Z3 with an Alpine with a built in Sirius XM radio. Bought it at Best Buy and had them install it. Fits and works perfectly. I don't know if such...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By z3jeff
I also had the same problem in my Z and bought...

I also had the same problem in my Z and bought the grill and bulb at ECS Tuning and had the indie shop I use install them. They charged me $40. Well worth it.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By z3jeff
A few years ago I had an Alpine with a built in...

A few years ago I had an Alpine with a built in satellite radio installed by Best Buy. It fit perfectly in by 01 Z3 and I love it. I don't know if they still make such a unit.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,938
Posted By z3jeff
Thanks Vintage, I appreciate the answer.

Thanks Vintage, I appreciate the answer.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-27-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,938
Posted By z3jeff
Basic radio code question

I have read the comments about having to input a radio code after replacing the battery but everything I can find appears that this only pertains to an original BMW radio. My 2001 Z has an Alpine...
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