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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Randy Forbes
Yes, but you're not going to like it... ...

Yes, but you're not going to like it...

Caveat: I haven't worked on a 4-cyl Z3, but on any 6-cyl version, THE ONLY WAY to access the top of the fuel tank is to remove it, which I have done on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-10-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Randy Forbes
A note about the fuel pump, it is only energized...

A note about the fuel pump, it is only energized briefly when you turn the key on, just enough to charge the fuel rail.

The fuel pump will not have power going to it full time unless the engineis...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Randy Forbes
See if you can find what you need here, though I...

See if you can find what you need here, though I recommend going back to the home page, entering the last seven (7) characters of your VIN to get model-specific information.

You *might* get enough...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-25-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,504
Posted By Randy Forbes
Maybe so. I've never even entertained the idea...

Maybe so. I've never even entertained the idea because of that Viper.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-24-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,504
Posted By Randy Forbes
I recommend against it. Silicone hoses will leak...

I recommend against it. Silicone hoses will leak way easier than your OE hoses__I like to never got a set to seal on a Viper I used to work on; I hated them! Every time he brought me the car (3...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Randy Forbes
A friend of mine__in Michigan__has been trying...

A friend of mine__in Michigan__has been trying unsuccessfully to contact you (site won't let him register apparently).

I'll PM you his email address...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Randy Forbes
Worse than this one? I put this one back...

Worse than this one? I put this one back together for $6-7k. Hate to see it parted out if it can be saved.

http://spcarsplus.com/piwigo/i.php?/galleries/BLR-DEER/IMAG0600-la.jpg
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-08-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By Randy Forbes
The Coupe Flippers (Mark Rand in Texas, Jon...

The Coupe Flippers (Mark Rand in Texas, Jon Martin in Colorado & another guy whose name embarrassingly escapes me...) have some experience with this; they bought a M Coupe out of Tampa that was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-02-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,374
Posted By Randy Forbes
The battery in the M versions just sits down in...

The battery in the M versions just sits down in the well with a strategically placed foam block to minimize free movement. The cover is held on with two (2) nuts. The battery isn't going anywhere....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-29-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Randy Forbes
Get ready to bounce your nose on the steering...

Get ready to bounce your nose on the steering wheel...

I pilfered these from a '95 M3 I had bought (blown engine with a Eurosport twinscrew supercharger). I also used the front Koni coil-overs...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-29-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Randy Forbes
Atta Boy! Yes, definitely ask him to recover...

Atta Boy!

Yes, definitely ask him to recover the A-pillar and gauge pod as one.

What material are you planning to use? Biggest problem with OE headliner was too little adhesive used.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-27-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Randy Forbes
Yes, and before that, it belonged to Zoran Cegar;...

Yes, and before that, it belonged to Zoran Cegar; it was for Zoran that I did the trunkfloor/differential mount reinforcement and then the Eurosport Twinscrew Supercharger job. Zoran insisted I use...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-25-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 237,534
Posted By Randy Forbes
Ummm, no. https://www.leatherz.com/

Ummm, no.

https://www.leatherz.com/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-24-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Randy Forbes
Pull the headliner out through the passenger...

Pull the headliner out through the passenger door, have it professionally covered in Alcantara (don't forget to give them the A & C pillar covers too__B pillar optional).

Work up your courage a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Randy Forbes
QUITE a number of years ago, I saw a salvage yard...

QUITE a number of years ago, I saw a salvage yard posting up a complete (2 pcs fr/rr) black carpet set for an M Rdstr and thought that with two (2) cars, I should take advantage of that. If I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
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, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
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, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
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, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,273
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
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...
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