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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By FastWoman
Thanks, everyone! Kevin, odd though it might...

Thanks, everyone!

Kevin, odd though it might seem, I haven't had the opportunity to shoot many more pictures. I'm still working on the car and don't have it quite the way I want to present it! ;)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,862
Posted By FastWoman
From personal experience: TREAT THIS LIGHT VERY...

From personal experience: TREAT THIS LIGHT VERY SERIOUSLY.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=307236&highlight=

I can't say anything more than that.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-21-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By FastWoman
Smile Just a note to say "hi"

Hi everyone,

One of you dropped me a nice note to ask where I've gone. It's been forever since I've posted here, and I hope y'all didn't think I dropped off the edge of the earth! I thought I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-18-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By FastWoman
I finally found info on the steering angle...

I finally found info on the steering angle sensor. It utilizes two potentiometers and has its own microprocessor. The steering column runs through the thing, and I can only presume it's necessary...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-12-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By FastWoman
Cruisin, I once had to rebuild the air-flow...

Cruisin, I once had to rebuild the air-flow sensor on a '75 280-Z, as it had been damaged by engine backfire. In the process, I opened up the electronic components compartent (sealed with caulk) and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By FastWoman
Thanks for the $.02, cruisindog! Yeah, you're...

Thanks for the $.02, cruisindog! Yeah, you're right. I had forgotten about stuff like starters. Yikes! I guess there's not much that can be done to quieten that device. I had been under the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-10-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By FastWoman
Thanks, Wildag! A lot of useful information...

Thanks, Wildag! A lot of useful information there! :)

The service rep was very clear that the part was something magnetic but couldn't specify much more than that. However, he did call it the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-10-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By FastWoman
Update: The dealer called BMWNA, and BMWNA said...

Update: The dealer called BMWNA, and BMWNA said they wouldn't pay to fix the DSC.

The service rep did describe the steering angle sensor to me. He said it's magnetic and sends out pulses. I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-09-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,126
Posted By FastWoman
Thumbs down Latent lemon? Z3 DSC error -- dealer's fault (?) / my cost

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Hi all. There's a lot I'm not able to talk about. However, I think I can say I started this thread a while back:
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,544
Posted By FastWoman
My hydromotor froze up, and the replacement was...

My hydromotor froze up, and the replacement was ridiculously expensive. I did a manual conversion by replacing the hydraulic cylinder with a gas spring. It's very easy to use. One advantage to a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By FastWoman
Well, we're pretty flexible until we're not. We...

Well, we're pretty flexible until we're not. We become very preoccupied very quickly whenever a hurricane or nor'easter is afoot. Other than that, we're rarely nailed down to any schedule. Anyway,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-23-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By FastWoman
Vinci: "Shall we assume you got your car back? " ...

Vinci: "Shall we assume you got your car back? "

Well, not quite. Some of the parts have to come from Germany, so it will be a short while.

Beyond that, I'm not at liberty to comment. ;)
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By FastWoman
Exclamation Fall Colors! Can't wait to drive my Z3 through the countryside!

Hi all,

Looking out my window, I see a little tree across the road that is turning colors. I'm really looking forward to taking a drive through the countryside in my little Z3 with the top down....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
Further update: I told you if you didn't hear...

Further update: I told you if you didn't hear back from me that you could draw your own conclusions why, but that if I hadn't agreed somehow to keep my mouth shut, I'd report back to you. So this...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
Ha! And no sooner did I post my last message,...

Ha! And no sooner did I post my last message, than my phone rang. It was the BMW NA customer service rep, who just "happened" to return my call within a half hour of my phone calls to the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
It's definitely a BMW NA problem. I just called...

It's definitely a BMW NA problem. I just called the local service manager, and he says he's heard zip from BMW NA too. (He wants to hear back from them as to whether he's authorized to fix the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
Nope, no loaner. I'm driving whatever cars make...

Nope, no loaner. I'm driving whatever cars make themselves available to me from time to time. I've not been without transportation so far, but I'd really like to have my own car back. :(
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-12-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
Another update: It's been over two weeks...

Another update:

It's been over two weeks since BMW took my Z3. The engineer was supposed to fly in about a 1.5 weeks ago and diagnose the problem, and BMW NA was supposed to be back in touch with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-28-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
Thanks, Bob. :) Today's update: I just had...

Thanks, Bob. :)

Today's update: I just had my little roadster towed in to the dealership. BMW did offer to tow it for me, but I figured I'd rather not be "beholding" to them, so I took...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-26-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
Update: I talked to a representative from...

Update:

I talked to a representative from BMWNA today. I was relieved that they take the matter seriously enough to send out one of their five national engineers to evaluate the problem. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-25-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,057
Posted By FastWoman
Exclamation Spontaneous Side Airbag Deployment in 2001 Z3... OUCH!

Hi all,

I've been away for quite a while. Things kinda went into overdrive in our family (death and dying issues), so I was a bit distracted. Still am. However, necessity brings me back to the...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 08-25-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,414
Posted By FastWoman
Late, but perhaps useful: Yes, airbags can...

Late, but perhaps useful:

Yes, airbags can burn you. I have a nasty second degree burn on my left arm a few inches in diameter. I would be burnt over a larger area, except that the panel that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-23-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,807
Posted By FastWoman
I agree! Personally, I roll my eyes a bit when I...

I agree! Personally, I roll my eyes a bit when I see folks glibly drop many hundreds of dollars to have things fixed that they could easily fix themselves. (Gee, I wish I had that kind of money to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-22-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,807
Posted By FastWoman
If you can crank your engine OK, then it's very...

If you can crank your engine OK, then it's very unlikely to be a problem with the battery. If you have a voltmeter, go ahead and test it. If everything is healthy, you should be reading somewhere...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-17-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By FastWoman
Wow! That was fast! Small sports cars and...

Wow! That was fast!

Small sports cars and large families don't mix. If you had been talking about a car you already owned and *loved* pre-kids, then that would be different. But you'll be...
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