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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-07-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
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: 1,018
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: 114
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: 296
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: 483
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: 13,575
Posted By vintage42
No experience.

No experience.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-12-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
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: 554
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: 925
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: 378
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....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By vintage42
It has a Service Interval display, a series of...

It has a Service Interval display, a series of colored bars below the odometer:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,288
Posted By vintage42
This may help: ...

This may help:
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9873369&postcount=56
Be careful that this detent pin does not fall out:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By vintage42
The two thumbnails of the dash don't load. What...

The two thumbnails of the dash don't load. What did you do that required removal of the dash?
Supercharging adds cost, complexity and difficulty of maintenance long term. Will there be enough...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By vintage42
The plastic parts begin to fail after 60,000...

The plastic parts begin to fail after 60,000 miles.

The plastic parts are the radiator, expansion tank, and plastic connector pipes on the block and head. With age and heat, the plastic becomes...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By vintage42
Wait until you can afford a decent 1.8. If you...

Wait until you can afford a decent 1.8.
If you buy this car for 2500, the problems that you have easily seen, and the problems what you will find out after buying, will add more than...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By vintage42
This post shows the far end of the cable at the...

This post shows the far end of the cable at the damper (called a blend door):
https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3707265&postcount=11
This post is about the near end of the cable, in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-23-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By vintage42
So all we know is that pressures are OK. How many...

So all we know is that pressures are OK. How many miles on the car, and the tires? Tires could be old and cupped. Front end could need alignment. Ball joints and control arm bushings could be bad.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-23-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By vintage42
No governor. The 4-cylinder listed as having a...

No governor. The 4-cylinder listed as having a top speed of 127mph.
https://fastestlaps.com/models/bmw-z3-1-9
The 3.0 is listed as 155mph:
https://fastestlaps.com/models/bmw-z3-3-0i
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-22-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By vintage42
The 4-cylinder 1.9 ended in 1998 (for the US...

The 4-cylinder 1.9 ended in 1998 (for the US market), so those 6-speed transmissions are for a much more powerful 6-cylinder engine, if they even bolt up to a 1.9. Their ratios would not match the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-22-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By vintage42
I don't know about what the rpms "should" be. BMW...

I don't know about what the rpms "should" be. BMW optimized the gear ratios for the engine. If the car was laboring at 80, see what it feels like at 100. That's the fastest I have gone and it had...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-21-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By vintage42
Is this car new to you? The 1.9 does not have a...

Is this car new to you?
The 1.9 does not have a lot of torque, which is what you are asking for at 3500 rpm.
Flooring the 1.9 at 3500 rpm is too low to open the DISA valve to the shorter intake...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By vintage42
It would be interesting to know how long you have...

It would be interesting to know how long you have had the car, and now many miles it has.
Perhaps you just got the car and it has a lot of miles. With a high-miles high-powered M, perahaps you are...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By vintage42
How do you flush just the radiator? Is that like...

How do you flush just the radiator? Is that like a drain and refill, or do you somehow put hose pressure into it? Do you open the **** on the engine and do the whole system?
And why would doing this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-16-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By vintage42
Sounds like you received a grommet for a...

Sounds like you received a grommet for a pre-facelift Z3:
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/z3-antenna-grommet/65218389698/

For your later (post-4/99) face-lifted Z3, you would need:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-16-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By vintage42
I just lowered my top for the first time since...

I just lowered my top for the first time since May.
What do you mean by "the boot"?
If you mean the well into which the top drops, the OE rigid folding cover is designed to be carried in the trunk....
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