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2015-06-24 11:21:00
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The Neo Z3 Manifesto (FAQ, Write-ups, How-tos and DIY)
How To Use This Document:
It is best to scroll through the document and get familiar with the headings and subsections. Then, in the future, you will be able to use your browser's search feature (Ctrl + F on most browsers) to search for a key word or phrase which will get you to the right section. Keep in mind that the correct, technical terms are used for headings but colloquial terms are added for ease of searching whenever possible.
Subsections (indigo) are in alphabetical order with the exception of newbie information subsections which always come first.
Links are placed in order of relevance and quality (breadth and depth) of information as best as possible.
Some links can be found in multiple sections if they are relevant.
* Denotes a non-BimmerForums link.

If you come across a particularly informative or memorable thread, please post it here in this thread and I will add it to the list.
Also do me a favor and post in this thread if you used this document successfully to find what you were looking for. It is nice to know if one has been helpful.

This thread will always be under construction and will get better and better (content and organization) with time.


Table of Contents:


History:

2012-12-30 - The Beginning
This thread and its title are inspired by the NASIOC forum member Unabomber who wrote a "Manifesto" which proved to be a great resource for that forum. I've taken the idea and run with it on the SR20-forum, and I hope it will work well here too. In the later iterations it is designed to reduce the number of sticky threads required on the forum, help new and seasoned members alike with finding relevant information and ease the burden on those who tend to be better at searching than others.
I think this will be particularly useful here because in some ways the Z3 crowd is a forum within a forum, making due without all of the regular organization that comes with a dedicated forum (with subsections) all to itself.

2015-06-12 - New Home
The currently active moderator of the Z3 subforum section of BimmerForums (Terry Fleegle AKA Terry F.) has successfully bullied me off of that forum. He indefensibly seized the copy of this thread on that forum. Appeals went nowhere. I am no longer able to curate my own FAQ thread there, and Terry F. plans to gut the thread. I can no longer trust, nor contribute to that forum. I seem to have paradoxically both at once created a forum resource so useful that it must be seized by the forum staff and placed under direct forum control, yet so completely useless that it can no longer remain in my format and must be gutted.

As I promised to the members of that forum, the Z3 Manifesto will continue under my stewardship. It has taken 11 days, but I was able to/forced to recreate the thread from scratch. It will now reside on the SR20-Forum. The kind folks of the SR20-Forum are no stranger to automotive forum refugees, and have always offered refuge to those who find themselves unfairly oppressed. When the Saturn forum exodus happened, the SR20-Forum was there to help. Likewise, they are happy to help here as well. You won't find a more open, professional, and understanding automotive forum membership and staff than you will here. You won't find an automotive forum anywhere else that retains as much power where it belongs; with the members. As just one example of many; forum rules and staff actions are readily discussed and often voted on openly by the membership. Anything and everything can be questioned and clarified, heatedly if so desired, in public. This alone separates the SR20-Forum from most other forums out there. I am more and more proud each day to be a part of it and I hold it up as the golden standard for which all automotive community forums should be judged.
Last edited by BenFenner on 2018-08-06 at 22-11-42.
2015-06-24 11:22:00
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Prospective Buyer Research

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and General Info
BMW M Registry - FAQ E36/8 M coupe *
BMW M Registry - FAQ E36/7 M roadster *
Z3 Pre-Purchase Advice
DANNY & DENA's BMW Z3 Roadster site *

Listings
Also see Classified Advertisements (Forum Members)
M Coupe Buyers Guide - Sale Listings *
Z3 Coupe Buyers Guide - Sale Listings *
M Roadster Buyers Guide - Sale Listings *
M Coupe Sales Listings Map

Major Repairs and Expenses
The definitive subframe strategy thread
S-54 rod bearing service...
Finding a Real Solution to the BMW S54 Rod Bearing Failure *
DIY: S54 VANOS Hub + Bolts (M3Forum.com)
S52 oil pump nut
What repairs or maintenance are you ignoring?
S54 M Roadster Yearly Costs
maintenance cost M54 z3 Coupe vs. S52 M Coupe

Miscellaneous
BMW VIN Decoder *
BMW M Database *
M Coupe Buyers Guide *
Z3 Coupe Buyers Guide *
M Roadster Buyers Guide *
Coupe A Day *
Things Z3 owners never say.
10 things you LOVE about your e36/8?
10 thing you HATE about your e36/8?
"Yeah, they all do that" list
my search for a non-MZ3 coupe
(Newbie Z3-coupe thread) Mod swapping between M models and non-M?
Questions about Z3 2.8/3.0 Coupe vs. M Coupe
Quick advice S52 vs 3.0
What is your *favorite* modification....

Owner Registries (owner registry)
The Official Bimmerforums Z3 Registry
BMW M Registry *
Last edited by BenFenner on 2015-09-09 at 19-07-41.
2015-06-24 11:23:00
#3
Car Care and Storage, Insurance, and Vehicle Valuation

Car Covers and Storage (winterize winterizing)
M Coupe Buyers Guide » Winterizing Your Coupe *
Let's see how your Z3 or M is stored for the winter
Storage question
Insurance while in storage
Put away for winter
Top up or down.....storage?
What to do with the tires when storing the car
Did you know that some Z3's were optioned with a snow plow?
Coverking Stormproof Cover
M coupe antenna removal for storage

Car Wash and Detailing
Also see Body Repair Work
Auto Detailing Guide *
Detailing 111 - Car Wash Basics *
HOW TO: Detail you car! *
HOW TO: Winter Washing/Apartment Detailing *
A Question About Car Care to Those in the Know
$1,000,000 Ferrari Restoration Detail * (video)
Coupe standard rear spoiler. Cleaning.
Restoring leather interior (Liquid Leather)
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is AWESOME!!!!!!!
Restore steering wheel leather - hoooleeeeshiet
Headlights polished
Rejuvenated Headlights
I had good luck with Mothers Headlight Restoration Kit
Pics of this weekend's headlight restoration on Project Evil Roady
Cleaning Interior plastic
Leatherique anyone?......
Can't Clean my Wheels!!
Post Detail pics - Amazing work done by the detailer

Insurance
Whos got stated value policies and how did you establish value?
M Coupe owners - How do you insure your car?
Insurance: The reason for the right coverage
Who will insure a Z3M as the only car with unlimited mileage & agreed value?
Insurance while in storage

Shipping
Please Identify This Part

Vehicle Valuation
BMW VIN Decoder *
Discussion thread for Z3/M cars on BAT and other for sale/auction sites
New record for a coupe sale (I believe)
Kelly Blue Book Values for Z3 M Coupes
M coupe s52 projected value
Rumor has it.. an S52 just sold & blasted by the previous record
Since we just recently had another Record Breaking COUPE sold... Recent market no.
M Roadster value depreciation
Are roadsters hard to sell in this market?
S54 M Rdstr/Coupe vs Z4 M Rdstr/Coupe
What are these guys on?!
This guy must be crazy
Ebay Deals
Z3 M Coupe POLL Colors and Premiums
Interesting note on values....
M Coupe roll bar + subframe reinforcement
do you think they are asking too much?
MCoupe Worth?
would like some help with value
98 M Roadster - Estimated Value Help
Last edited by BenFenner on 2018-08-10 at 08-05-46.
2015-06-24 11:24:00
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Forum/Server/Member Non-technical Meta Information

Newbie Information
Noobs! Introduce Yourselves!
Lurkers, Please come join us!.....
Z3/Ms, Names, and Faces | 2013 Edition
Names, Z3/Ms, and Faces
A modest request for the community....

Build Threads (member's rides chronicles blogs journals diaries diary)
SCCA RR-STU class Z3 build (Motorsports subforum)
Saving one from the junkyard
Bought a salvage M Roadie yesterday
/// Msilvia's M Coupe Build/Documentation Thread ///
BenFenner's 2000 Black M-Coupe
**Official** S62 Z3 M Coupe Build Thread
Operation coupe scoop....
A Monster M Coupe Is Reborn. S52->Euro S50->S54+Boost
Out with the old, in with the new.
Can I have a build thread?
mspa's 2000 ///M Roadster in Cosmos Black
My Car Journal: 2000 M Coupe
Update: My quest for boost
One LOOONG weekend... (future turbo build content)
M Coupe Resto and Engine Rebuild !
Drdre0728's Turbo Z3 M Coupe Build Thread [pics/vids]
Z3 Wide Body (Track subforum)
Supercharging my 1997 Z3 1.9 M44 with a DASC
Single turbo'd LS2 into a Z3
My build thread...
S54 M Coupe 1000whp Build (Forced Induction subforum)
Mindy's Reincarnation (Z3 subforum)
Mindy's Reincarnation (Forced Induction subforum)
ScottMZ3's 2000 M-Coupe Build & Maintenance Log
M coupe getting some love.
My Z3m LS3 conversion... (Engine Swap subforum)
Gary C's '99 M Coupe - Project function, form & feel (Rides & Events subforum)
We need more build threads: 00 Z3MC SG/DBO
The Mad Laboratory of Samtrak - S54 E36/8 M Coupe SG/IM
Cloudbase's M Coupe Time Trial Build and Progress Thread
My Journey: A 3.0 Coupe build
My mods to my 1999 estoril blue m coupe
Tibs Update
ADAz3M's very GREEN Roady "build"/update thread
LSB M Coupe Journal - LK60017
My M Coupe thread (pictures of my coupes, documentation, and more)
Eson's ///M Coupe - Long Term Journal
Z3MC version 2.0
Die Schuh Fortschritte Thread
Diaries of a 99 m coupe
Documentation Thread: My 2000 Z3 M Coupe (Maintenance, pictures, info)
Rion's M Coupe (Late Introduction)

Calendar Threads



Feedback (forum feedback praise)
Great message board....
Don't know how good we got it here...
This forum rocks, you guys rock, that is all.

Gatherings (BMW conventions BMW gatherings BMW events BMW meets)
Clownshoe Caravan 10/25 – NYC Metro / Tri-State / New England
Clownshoe Montana Meet?
East Coast_Tri-State_Bear Mtn ///M Coupe gathering – Sept. 27th
Weatherford BMW of Berkeley / BMW Cars & Franfurter Event, Sat. Aug. 8th, 4pm-7pm
Last minute trip anouncement!
SOWO Weekend 5/15 - Z3 Meet Up?
The BMW Event - Maimi
Fred R. Memorial Hill Country Drive 2015 (TX)
Operation: Shoe Closet - CCM BavAuto Gathering
South Florida Keys Lunch Drive - Saturday, September 27th...........
[impromptu small scale] | NorCal Coupe Gruppe Vol. III.2 |
ATTN: NorCal Z3 Coupe Gruppe / Z3 Roadster owners and all BMW owners and enthusiasts
M car day Sept 7 Tacoma, WA
Clownshoes lets gather at Bavauto's Shown and Shine
Clownshoe Gathering at the Larz Anderson German Car Day June 15th - Join the fun
Annual Texas Spring Drive 2014
Headed to the Mountains!
Z Wrenching Party - Dec 17
2013 Z3 Fix It Day - April 20 - Virginia Area
Feb. CarZ n' Lunch 2/3/13 NJ/NY/PA etc.


Miscellaneous Noteworthy or Historic Threads
The Neverending Z3 story thread.
What did you buy your Z3 this week? v2.0...........
What did you buy your Z3 this week? (archived)
Coupe Spotting Thread. v2.0......
Coupe Spotting Thread (archived)
The Official Bimmerforums Z3 Registry
Time to create "The Roadster Cartel"
Z3 roadster/coupe before and after pic thread
The official demographics thread
Un-Official bf.c Z3 Performance and Power Rankings
///M or non M z3 poll.
What is your *favorite* modification....
Things Z3 owners never say.
10 things you LOVE about your e36/8?
10 thing you HATE about your e36/8?
"Yeah, they all do that" list
Well, i did it. I built 3 piece custom roadstars.
Well, I am doing it......Building Custom 3 piece Roadstars
What repairs or maintenance are you ignoring?
Is your Z3 a Daily Driver or Weekend Wheels?
What other color of Z3/M would you trade for?
Roadster Spotting Thread: Evergreen/Kyalami Preproduction Spotted
Z3 Coupe Buyers Guide is Live! (w/ production numbers)
M Coupe Buyers Guide - Best of 2012
How cool is the M factor?
Z3/Ms, Names, and Faces | 2013 Edition
Names, Z3/Ms, and Faces
Time for another "Girls and Z3s" thread....
The S52 is NOT faster than the S54 ...
Well...the S52 cars are officially slow
M Coupe in Gran Turismo 5
Best Z3 Video ever and Top Gear M Coupe review
Stick or auto
your M roadster/coupe colour count.
**Non-M Z3 roadster/coupe color poll**
What have you hauled in your Z3?
What have YOU hauled in your Coupe??
if you could change the color of your Z3
Who else bought a S54 Coupe New

Off Topic (off-topic)
Official Z3 OT Thread..........
What hobbies do we have in common apart from owning the same car?(Also hobby chat)
OT - besides your Z, what do you do?
Cars spotted, garage pics, driveway pics, misc pics of random non-Z3 car work.
Off Topic car related pictures. Car work, cars spotted, etc.
Wish me luck!
Scanned Magazine Articles


Picture and Video Galleries (gallery)
Also see Build Threads | Gatherings
Daily pic of your Z3 thread v2.0......
Daily pic of your Z3 thread... (archived)
Z3/M Coupe Gallery.
Z3/M Coupe Gallery - Archive (archived)
M Coupe Video Gallery
Z3 Roadster Gallery
Best looking Z3 roadster you have seen ever
Let's see your custom plates
the official"shoe us that ass" thread
Let's See the First Photo of Your Z3/M
Are You A Wheel Whore? Show Us Your 3-Piece Wheels
Z3/Ms, Names, and Faces | 2013 Edition
Names, Z3/Ms, and Faces
Time for another "Girls and Z3s" thread....
The HDR Roadster/Coupe Thread (Not 56k Friendly)
the 'ugly and unique' thread
Just sharing some pics of the coupe... Its been a while
M Coupe In a Vast & Arrid Setting
Photos: 2002 S54 M Coupe | Stahlgrau on 18” Livery Dromos
Apt. 9 Wheels is the truth. Panasport C8-17 (G7-C8S) content inside.
Friend did a little article/shoot of my M...
Since we're showing off new wheels v.BBF's
Almost back to 100% but I couldn't wait any longer.
A pair of shoes.
The Dark Knight Rises © ™ 2013 (R&S companion thread)
Raleigh Cars and Coffee - Feb '13
Meritus Photography Presents: Drive-By and an M Coupe
Roll Call - Roadsters with Hard Tops....
Lowered it.
Saam and the BMW M Coupe http://Petrolicous.com
The Mad Laboratory of Samtrak - S54 E36/8 M Coupe SG/IM
Slammed Z3 (Sittin' Low subforum)
Rollerblade. (Sittin' Low subforum)
LSB photoshoot
Laguna Seca photos...
Official Dorkfest 2013 photo thread. Post them up here!
pics: 02 M Coupe on K58's
Laguna Seca Blau | Estoril Blau | Mcoupe | Work Meister (Rides & Events subforum)
My shoe with new shoes
Photoshoot with the MZ3 & M3....
Some New Shots of the Coupe After A Repaint
Looking for the absolute best M coupe photo for new M banner
Making of the Livery Delta - new wheels for the Coupe
Track day photos
The good life at 120k: Phoenix Yellow S54 + Extended Leather + Livery Dromo
7,750 kilometers of M Coupe; a Clownshoe at the end of the Earth
Picture heavy S52 ///M Coupe Photoshoot
New Wheels for M Coupe!(OZ Breytons)
Last edited by BenFenner on 2019-02-13 at 19-50-37.
2015-06-24 11:25:00
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Vendors, Retailers, and Classified Advertisements (Buy, Sell, and Trade)

Classified Advertisements (Forum Members)
Z3,Z4,Z8 Classifieds
PSA: Z3 Classifieds!
Coupe/Roadster Buy/Sell/Trade Thread...of science.

Feedback, Reviews, and Experiences
Who has bought or sold a Coupe to Enthusiast Auto?
Why you so bad UUC?
UCC Customer care is A++++
Never Done Parts
About dealerships selling parts online
ebmwparts.com
finally. got an mcoupe PICS ADDED
and a personal thank you to es motorsports...
GetBMWParts.com----Kinda annoyed
+1 for Bimmerbum!
LCA reinstall help needed URGENT (Bimmerbum)

Group Buys, Sales, Rare Parts, and One-Off Production Runs (Active)
I'm developing a new M center console piece.
Euro gloveboxes available again
APEX | 18" EC-7 Lightweight Wheel Group Buy
Motion Motorsport MZ3 / Z3 Roadster and Coupe Underpanel Group Buy
Black Vinyl Sport Mode Stickers for ASC/DSC Sport Mode Buttons
FX-R 3.0 retrofit brackets
Glove box fix (Practically Free)
secondary air pump simulator (SAP sim), plug & play, *no wire splicing*
Z3 (E36/7, E36/8) Hamaan Side grill panel feeler
mirror adapters for all Z3 models
z3 mirror relocate adapter
Anyone elses sunroof switch falling out of the headliner?
Car Covers! YUP ANOTHER THREAD ON CAR COVERS! (GB Head count)
Integral Audio 80S 8" loaded subwoofer enclosure GROUP BUY INFO
DungeonMotorsport Rear Subframe Camber & Toe Correction Kits (Alternative link)
Seat Mod Kits - Back In Stock!
Round 2 Car Cover Group Buy
Replica Hatch Spoilers for Coupe now readily available !!!
Z3 Coupe (1999-2002) | American International Racing
US Production ACS Replica Wings For Z3 Coupes!
Custom Projector Headlights, Buyers Inquire Within
M Roadster Hats & Knit Caps -- This Is The Last Of Them...
Z3 Coupe rear wiper delete kits now available!
Custom shift knob covers now available at RedlineGoods!
Aluminum hood release handles

Group Buys, Sales, Rare Parts, and One-Off Production Runs (Inactive)
Z3 Coupe ACS Schnitzer Roof Spoiler Replicas - NEW THREAD & LIST (deleted)
APEX | 18" EC-7 Lightweight Wheel Group Buy - 2015
APEX | 19" PS-7 Lightweight Wheel Group Buy - 2015
APEX | 19" EC-7 Lightweight Wheel Group Buy - 2015
APEX | 19" ARC-8 Lightweight Wheel Group Buy - 2015
APEX | 18" ARC-8 Track Wheels - 2015 Group Buy
APEX | 18" ARC-8 Track Wheels - 2014 Group Buy!
APEX | 17" ARC-8 Track Wheels - 2014 Group Buy!
APEX | EC-7 Track Wheels - New Year Group Buy!
It's here! 17" and 18" ARC-8 Track wheel Group Buy
Motion Motorsport - Z3 6cyl (non-M) Underpanel Pre-Order Group Buy Thread!
ACS Z3M Front Splitters (replicas) $$ cheap $$ (deleted)
M Coupe Wall Vinyl
Coupe Cartel Stickers
GB: Cover CAR by Andrea, car covers, steering wheel covers, and seat covers.
Z3 Coupe ACS Schnitzer Roof Spoiler Replicas - NEW THREAD & LIST
Z3 E36/7 Glove Box Fix $20 shipped
GB: Coupe and Roadster Cover
Z3 Coupe ACS 3Pcs. Roof Spoiler Replicas
Z3 Seat Mod - DO IT!!!
Z3 Seat Mod - Round 2!
Seat Mod Kits - 2011 Holiday Edition!
Genuine Italian leather shift boots - custom made for your car!
Motion Motorsport - Z3 6cyl (non-M) Underpanel Pre-Order Group Buy Thread!
GB: Coupe and Roadster Cover

Parts Look-up (OEM)
www.realoem.com * (Z3s are now in the archive catalog. Links 1 and 2)
BMW Parts Catalog *
Penske Parts *

Tool Rentals (rent-a-tool rent a tool)
BMW tools for rent: RTAB, FCAB, Vanos/timing, Peake scan/reset, SRS
Single vanos tool's for loan.
Bimmer Tool Rental *

Vendors/Retailers (BimmerForum Supporting)
Also see Forums Sponsors and Supporting Vendors
BimmerZone.com (if working from part numbers it's best to call or e-mail Vincent for price quotes)
The BMW and MINI Part Store
getBMWparts.com (Tischer BMW | BMW of Silver Spring in Maryland) (Facebook page)
ECSTuning.com (Facebook page)
Turner Motorsport
BimmerWorld.com
PelicanParts.com
RallyRoad.net
RMEuropean.com
Vorshlag Motorsports
Achilles Motorsports
Never Done Garage
Apex Performance


Vendors/Retailors (Non-BimmerForum Supporting)
FCP Euro
BMW of South Atlanta
CircleBMW.com
OEMBimmerParts.com
GermanAutoParts.com
AutohausAZ.com
Bavauto.com
BMWPartsWeb.com
BimmerBum.com
BMWPartSupply.com
ECSMotorsports.com
VAC Motorsports
Ground Control
Rogue Engineering
LeatherZ
Roadster Solutions
Thayer Motorsports (formerly BimmerDiffs)
Niche Motoring
ICON Forged Wheels
Zettiworld Shop
Import Replacement Parts
Silicone Intakes
Gspec (it's best to call or e-mail Greg for prices and availability)
eBMWparts.com (No longer in business)

Last edited by BenFenner on 2019-02-28 at 18-26-21.
2015-06-24 11:26:00
#6
BMW Z3 Technical Information (Coupe, Roadster, M and non-M variants) A-M

Accessory Drive Belts (accessory belts serpentine belts fan belts)
DIY: S52 M Coupe - Drive Belt and A/C Belt Replacement without Fan Removal

Active Stability Control (ASC) (traction control)
Also see Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

Aerodynamics
Also see Wide Body | Spoiler, Rear | Wing, Rear | Splitter, Front | Hood, Carbon Fiber | Hood, Fiberglass
Aerodynamic parts lesson, including nomenclature.
The Official Aero Parts Discussion and Pic Thread
diffuser install ...pretty obvious i know, but helpful tips inside!
Any hamann rear diffuser owners here?
Spoiler?
Coupe rear deck spoiler
Replica Hatch Spoilers for Coupe now readily available !!!
Replica Z3 Coupe Hatch Spoilers Available For Sale Soon !
Motion Motorsport - Z3 6cyl (non-M) Underpanel Pre-Order Group Buy Thread!
ACS Z3M Front Splitters (replicas) $$ cheap $$
Original Rieger Infinity Lip
OEM Aerotech Bumper used to create Ram Air System to feed CSL Intake on 3.4L
Please tell me what the small piece of plastic that hangs under my car is
Whose got opinions on "Aero Ducts"?

Air Conditioning System
Replacing Compressor/Drier (Step #1) *
Replacing Compressor/Drier (Step #1)
AC not cooling enough
A/C Compressor Failure
Replacing A/C Expansion Valve
AC O-Rings confusion..
A/C Troubleshooting to Cooling System Issues
A/C System Q's
A/C : fixed
AC/recirc switch broken down and rebuilt (round button)
AC recirculate switch is cracked and broken
Air Cond controls

Alarm (car alarm)
Also see Keyless Entry
The ULTIMATE US OEM Keyless/Alarm Thread

Alternator
S52 Alternator Information
Help with 98' M alternator Bosch vs. Valeo difference?
I need a Z3 S52 alternator tonight. Help?

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) (anti-locking brake system)
Newbie to BMW and the Z#

Armrests (arm rests)
Also see Cup Holders
What armrest/cupholder is this?

Audio (General) (in car entertainment ICE)
Also see Audio Amplifier | Audio CD Changer | Audio Head Unit | Audi Interfaces | Audio Speakers | Radio Antenna
Second Z3M Coupe install - stealthy this time
Speaker upgrade
Best route for RCA cables

Audio Amplifier
Speaker upgrade

Audio CD Changer
Where does it mount?
Z3 Coupe CD Changer power hook up for Grom USB Interface

Audio Head Unit (receiver deck radio code stereo code antenna)
the definitely R A D I O unit for the z3

Audio Interfaces (GROM MediaBridge bluetooth streaming)
GROM question
Just installed the MediaBridge
Z3 Coupe CD Changer power hook up for Grom USB Interface
GROM USB2P stays on...
GROM AND2 Trunk Installation Issue - Any Immediate Help Appreciated

Audio Speakers (tweeters subwoofers component speakers full-range full range)
BSW Stage 1 Install on 00 M Coupe
Kicker Sub in Stock Enclosure
Speaker upgrade
Largest speakers in kick panels?
Tips for removal without breaking
How to inspect/remove speakers?
M coupe rear roof speakers
M Roadster 2000: replacing the subwoofer

Automatic Transmission Fluid (auto tranny fluid torque converter fluid)
Dexron VI for 2000 Z3 auto transmissiom

Blend Door (HVAC Temperature Control)
Also see Engine Coolant System
Z3 problem temp control issue *
Heater control frustration
what just happened...?
blend door * (video)
Temperature control knob stuck on cold.
HELP with temp control arm "tit"...

Battery
Also see Battery Chargers
Battery recommendations?
Battery
Dead Battery Blues!
Which battery?
Battery Recommendations Please
Replacement Battery for 2002 M Coupe
New Battery Time
Optima Red Top battery
BMW AGM battery or Lithium battery?
Z3M Roadster battery. Are we suppossed to be checking water levels?
What is the part number for #8 in this Parts Diagram?

Battery Chargers (battery charging battery tenders battery tending)
Does anyone use a battery tender with their Z3 or Mroadster?

Big Brake Kits (big-ass brake kits big ass brake kits BABKs BBKs)
Wilwood BBK?

Body Repair Work (body work body shop paintless dent removal painless dent repair paint clear coat body panel alignment)
Also see Bumper Cover, Front | Bumper Cover, Rear | Hood (Mechanical) | Mirrors, Door | Paint Colors
Saving one from the junkyard
Bought a salvage M Roadie yesterday
Wrecked my dream car. Restore? Total? Need Advice.
Fender bender, body work in my future, looking for body panels and advice.
How to remove roundel from gills?
Mother***
Dented from inside of hood. Need pro advice.
Shave corner lights, bumper adjustments
Rattle Can Spot Repair "Tutorial" LONG and Pic Heavy. Boston Green M Coupe
C Pillar Trim Attachment?
Correct M badge placement on M Coupe
how to remove front and side marker lights.?
What happens when insurance doesn't fix your car to your satisfaction?
Last of the Hoods?
Most affordable source to get a replacement hood? Been searching all sources...
M Coupe Front Bumper: Shaved, Installed, Gaps Adjusted *
Torx bit size for rear bumper support?
Need glue suggestion for side badge

Brakes (General)
Also see Big Brake Kits | Brake, Parking | Brake Calipers | Brake Pads | Brake Rotors | Brake Shoes, Parking
Brake Job 06-04 *
BMW E36 Replacing Brake Pads And Rotors *
Please help with bleeding
Brake Bleeder
Brake bleed DIY with DSC
Rally Road Brake Upgrade!
Stock M brake clearances (for wheel purchases).

Brake, Parking (parking brakes emergency brakes e-brakes parking brake cables emergency brake cables e-brake cables)
Also see Brake Shoes, Parking
Replacing Parking Brake Cable
Need advice on how to approach this E-brake cable issue

Brake Calipers
Rebuilding calipers, tips & diy
Caliper Rebuild - Track guys Heads up
e36 M3 and Z3M calipers the same?

Brake Cooling Ducts (brake ducts brake ducting brake coolers brake cooling brake rotor cooling ducts brake rotor ducts)
Brake cooling ducts?
A-Arm Brake Cooling Ducts for the Z3
M Coupe Brake Duct Cooling?

Brake Lines (Hydraulic) (braided
stainless steel brake lines braided ss brake lines hydraulic brake
lines brake hard lines braided stainless steel brake hoses braided ss
brake hoses hydraulic brake hoses)

Stainless Steel Brake Lines Help
SS braided brake hoses worthwhile?
Brake hose kit?
Stop Tech SS Lines for the Z3 - Initial Observations

Brake Master Cylinder
Which brake master cylinder brand to buy?

Brake Pads
Also see Brake Shoes, Parking
Changing Brake Pads In My BMW *
Streetable Brake Pads
Best brake pads for no dust?
Dustless brake pads
Low/no dust brake pads?
New brakes and Rotors
bunch of Axxis Break pad questions
Brakes: Rotors/pads
Brake Shims
Best street pad for occasional track use (E46 M3)? (Track subforum)
Street/Track Brake Pad Recommendations

Brake Pedal
I hate working under the dash....

Brake Rotors (brake discs brake disks)
-Warped- Brake Disc and Other Myths *
How to properly install plain, slotted, or drilled brake rotors *
Slotted versus Drilled Rotors
Drilled Rotors
E36 M3 euro brake rotor info thread.
How to obtain Euro E36 M3 floating brake rotors now that BMW won't ship them to US?
Track Rotors
Centric Rotors
M Roadster 2000 front disk
Brakes: Rotors/pads


Brake Shoes, Parking (parking brakes emergency brakes e-brakes)
Need some quick help... (Replaced e-brake pads)

Bumper Cover, Front (front bumper cover front bumper grille center grille lower grille)
Also see Fog Lights
M Coupe Front Bumper: Shaved, Installed, Gaps Adjusted *
Shave corner lights, bumper adjustments
How to replace Bumper Center Grill.
DIY - Z3 Lower Mesh Grilll - $5.00
Mesh in front bumper?
Lower Grill Options
Honeycomb Grill will it fit an M bumper
A few idle hours result in mesh treatment for lower front of our M Coupe

Bumper Cover, Rear (rear bumper cover)
Torx bit size for rear bumper support?

Cabin Air Filter (or lack thereof) (cabin filter)
Also see Engine Air Filter
Where is the Cabin Filter
Does a Z3 have a cabin air filter to replace?

Camshaft Position Sensors (camshaft angle sensors cam position sensors cam angle sensors camshaft sensors cam sensors CMP CAS CPS)
Camshaft position sensor
Code P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor!! Noob Z3 1.9

Camshafts (cams)
Also see Mechanical Timing
Tested: S52 vs. M50 Manifold and the TMS Stage 2 & 3 Packages for the BMW E36 M3 *
MotoIQ - TESTED: S52 v M50 Manifold (& TMS Stg 2&3) on E36 M3. (E36 M3 subforum)
Tested S52 vs M50 manifold and TMS stage 2 & 3 packages
Torque lost after installing S52 cams and Alpina manifold on M52
How to rotate a cam
Camshaft Replacement?

Catalytic Converters (cats)
What are our cat replacement options?

Center Support Bearing (csb driveshaft bearing drive shaft bearing drive-shaft bearing)
Center Support Bearing
Driveshaft clunking!!!

Chassis (unibody structure structural rigidity torsional rigidity structural stiffness torsional stiffness)
Also see Roll Bars | Suspension (General) | Subframe, Rear
Torsional Rigidity. Humor me
Someone make us this:
Strong Strut body/rear Brace
Our subframes are uneven.

Check Engine Light (CEL)
Also see Service Interval Lights (SIL) | Service Engine Soon (SES) | Engine Maintenance Soon (EMS)
Check engine light
Check Engine Light
Reset *check Engine* Lite With Out The Tool! (Post #1)
O2 sensor code (adaptation limit bank 2)

Cigarette Lighter (auxiliary power supply)
How to remove cig lighter?

Clutch Assembly (General) (clutch disc clutch disk pressure plate flywheel throw out bearing throw-out bearing tob)
Also see Clutch Disc | Clutch Delay Valve (CDV), Hydraulic Clutch Line, and Similar Mechanisms | Pressure Plate | Flywheel
Comprehensive Clutch/Flywheel DIY (E36 M3 subforum)
How to: Replace your Z3 clutch. *
Pelican Technical Article: 3-Series Clutch Replacement *
Z3 M Coupe Clutch and Lightweight Flywheel - Tips, experience, part list
M Coupe max clutch life
Clutch and Lightweight Flywheel
Metal or Plastic Throwout Bearing? Grease or no grease

Clutch Delay Valve (CDV), Hydraulic Clutch Line, and Similar Mechanisms
(clutch delay orifice clutch restrictor clutch delay switch clutch switch delay clutch delay unit CDS CSD hydraulic clutch hose)
Also see Clutch Pedal | Clutch Slave Cylinder
Clutch Delay Valve compilation (CDV delete)
DIY: CDV delete for M Coupe/Roadster
Fun with Clutch Lines!
CDV delete *how to get the damn flange nut off!*
Seaking info on cdv for write-up
Clutch delay valve
CDV Delete
CDV Woes...2001 Z3 2.5i Confusion...
UUC Clutch line install Question
DIY on fixing clutch switch delay on M52TUs
Replace & bleed clutch fluid
Idiot of the Month club...
Them Z3 woes
Stainless clutch line?
Is this the correct clutch line
So I replaced my M roadster clutch line today
M Roadster clutch friction point
E36 #714 CDV-delete clutch hose failed within a year.

Clutch Disc (clutch disk)
Also see Clutch Assembly (General), Pressure Plate, Flywheel
Where Can I Find a Clutch Replacement DIY Link

Clutch Pedal
Clutch Pedal adjustment?
Clutch squeak has gotten worse
Clutch Pedal Bushings Install
Replacing Clutch Pedal Bushings
So a Squeek Started...
Clutch pedal "sticks"/"pops"
[URL=" For those thinking of doing clutch pedal bushings, Go Brass/bronze!!"]For those thinking of doing clutch pedal bushings, Go Brass/bronze![/URL]
clutch pedal squeaking...what bushing do i need? Part#?

Clutch Slave Cylinder
Also see Clutch Delay Valve (CDV), Hydraulic Clutch Line, and Similar Mechanisms
Bleeding the Z3M clutch slave
Slave Cylinder Push Rod Lost in Bell Housing
So I replaced my M roadster clutch line today

Clutch Stop
Home made clutch stops rule!!
So, it's not just the welds on the subframe that suck...

Coin Holder (interior coin holder interior change holder)
Coin holder - coins get stuck

Crankcase Ventilation System (CCV) (pcv positive crankcase ventilation system crank-case ventilation crank case ventilation)
Crank Case Ventilation fully explained. (Naturally aspirated edition.) *
Crank Case Ventilation fully explained. (Turbocharged edition.) *
Crankcase Ventilation Explained - N/A Edition *
Automotive Crankcase Ventilation Systems Diagram PCV *
Crank Case Ventilation *
Blow-by and Breather Systems *
CCV Failure or Not? Need ure ADVICE
Oil Pressure - EVAP Leak

Cruise Control
I hate working under the dash....

Cup Holders
Also see Arm Rests

Cylinder Head
Also see Camshafts
Extreme Engine Tech: Building a BMW S52 - Part 2: The Cylinder Head *

Dashboard (dash)
Z3 Cracked Front Dash by Windshield
Alcantara Dash/Console and Updated Exterior Shots

Dashboard and Console Gauges and Controls (OEM Style Clusters) (OEM gauge cluster dash gauges HVAC controls highly integrated aftermarket gauges)
Also see Gauges | Cigarette Lighter

Differential Fluid (rear differential fluid rear diff fluid)
E36 Differential fluid change article *
School a Redline/Motul guy on Amsoil fluids.
Which Oil (tranny & diff)

Differential, Rear (Mechanical) (rear differential rear diff lsd limited slip torsen clutch viscous helical final drive open differential)
Also see Half Shafts
The E36 Diff Thread (E36 subforum)
Differential Question?
DIY Guide: Z3 Differential Removal & Installation
DIY Guide: Z3 Differential Cover Removal & Installation
Who rebuilds diffs? (Forced Induction subforum)
Used E30 3.73 LS Diff Install for M Coupe--Pix + Notes
Hot tip for doing a differential swap from an E30 into a non-M Z3 that I've been meaning to put up for a while....
Helical LSD vs Clutch LSD
Z3 3.0 differential -- torsen LSD, right?
did any z3s get a LSD fromt he factory besides the Z3M?
LSD question
Differential cooling by Vac Motorsports
Differential Leaking fluid
Running 3.91 Final Drive - First Experiences
Differential Cleaning
Different differentials?
Am I confusted, or is Bavarian Auto confused??
Axle popped out of my diff (Track, Auto-X & Drag subforum)
Differential output flange not staying in place
Axle Coming Out of Differtial
Will an E46 M3 diff work on an '01 M Coupe?
Are half-shaft to diff flange bolts reusable?

Diffuser, Rear (rear diffuser)
diffuser install ...pretty obvious i know, but helpful tips inside!
Any hamann rear diffuser owners here?

Digital Motor Electronics (DME Engine Control Unit ECU flash tune tuning)
The Z3 Diagnostics Thread: Instructions, Experiences, Discussions, Experimentation
DIY MSS54 Tuning
DME issues??
Do all //M S52 have this sticker?
Official End to is this "Tune" or Engine Software worth it?

Disturbance Air Valve (emissions test MAF by-pass unmetered air test fuel trim test)
What is this?

Doors (General) (door glass windows retractable glass)
Also see Door Handle | Door Locks | Door Panels | Door Sills | Mirrors, Door | Window Glass
Z3 coupe windows dont go down all the way?
What is missing?????
Adjusting door latches and Coupe hatches, in case you are having issues
Replacing sliders and greasing front door tracks
Door window trim discontinued?
Maybe Dumb Question But I Can't Find

Door Handle
Thin black plastice that goes around my door handle fell off. How to replace it?

Door Locks (door handle)
Lock cylinder is spinning in the door..
Help me fix this lock cylinder
WTF _ the drivers door lock just spins !
Changing door locks/spinning lock cylinder
Fix spinning door lock (Alternative link)
Z3 Passenger Door Lock Actuator
02 M Roadster door lock cylinder replacement link

Door Panels (door card hockey stick door pull door handle)
Z3 Door Hockeystick Install *
DIY: Door panel disassembly/reassembly
Door Panel "hockey stick" repaint--photos and instructions
Interior door handle problem
Broken door pull fix.
OEM Door Cards are Dumb

Door Sills
How to remove door sill properly

Driveshaft (drive shaft)
Also see Center Support Bearing | Flex Disc, Driveshaft
Remanufactured Drive shaft?
best place to get a drive shaft
Driveshaft clunking!!!

Duck Tail (OEM rear hatch spoiler)
Also see Aerodynamics | Spoiler, Rear | Wing, Rear
BMW Z3 Coupe Rear Spoiler | American International Racing
Replica Hatch Spoilers for Coupe now readily available !!!
Replica Z3 Coupe Hatch Spoilers Available For Sale Soon !
Is the rear spoiler for coupes really NLA?

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) (traction control yaw control)
Also see Active Stability Control (ASC)
Dsc
Overly sensitive DSC
Teves MK 20 DSC III (from 4/99 MZ3's) *
DSC Light
Newbie to BMW and the Z#
2001+ owners with DSC - anyone running taller rear tires without issue?
DSC & Brake Light
Does DSC off really mean off?

Engine Air Filter (air filter)
Also see Cabin Air Filter
S54 Intake Filter Question...

Engine Coolant System
(water pump thermostat radiator hoses radiator fan delete fan clutch auxiliary fan electric fan
antifreeze anti-freeze distilled water)

Also see Heater Core
M Roadster owners how do you check your coolant level?
First time draining coolant - observations and questions
99 Z3 Coupe - Engine Coolant Temperature
Cooling System Rebuild. PICS! *
An experiment in S52 cooling
Current Radiator Recommendations?
cooling system overhaul kit
IMPORTANT: Two plastic cooling system parts that WILL break. *
S54 Waterpump... is BMW ripping off the small guy?
Water Pump and T-stat: S52
S54 Water Pump Life?
What's the second most common cause of 'no heat' in a Z3?
Help please - heater only works at highway speeds
Heater back!
Do S52/Z3 heaters in general tend to be somewhat weak?
1999 Z3 auxilliary fan fuse location
Electric fan confusion
electric engine fan issues - solved
Upper radiator hose keep coming off
Cooling System Mod/Upgrade?
Orange, Pink, or Green Coolant?



Engine Maintenance Soon (EMS)
Also see Check Engine Light (CEL) | Service Interval Lights (SIL) | Service Engine Soon (SES)
2002 Z3M - Engine Maintenance Soon Light

Engine Mounts
Engine Mounts Installed (finally)
Ever wonder what the inside of your motor mount looked like?

Engine Oil (General)
Also see Engine Oil Coolers
S54 oil recommend update since AUG 2013 for US market
Does this suggest the S54 (and other M engines) do not require 10w-60?
BMWUSA Oil Recommendations *
Sooo, what brand and weight oil do you use?.......
Anybody use Mobil 1 0w-40?
S52: What Engine Oil to use?
another oil question
Is this better? Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology
1999 M Roadster. What kind of oil. My search confused the heck out of me. Please help



Engine Oil Coolers (engine oil cooling heat exchangers)
S52 Oil Cooling Options thread (newer version of thread below)
S52 Oil Cooling Options thread (Sticky!) (Supplemental Info 1 2)
VPD oil Cooler installed with pics ~!
Zionsville Extra Capacity Oil Cooler does the trick on S54 Z3M
S54 Oil filter housing/ oil cooler/ sensors
Removing aux fan to install oil cooler
Oil Cooler Thermostat - Necessary??? (Forced Induction subforum)
Oil cooler cap
S54 Oil Cooler on S52

Engine Oil Pump
S52 oil pump nut

Evaporative Control System (evap control system charcoal canister evaporator canister)
Also see Fuel Filler Cap
Anyone wise as to the ways of the evaportive control system?
EVAP shut off valve?
EVAP shut off valve stuck closed
Evaporator canister

EWS (anti-theft device)
$116 Used Z3 DME EWS Bubbafett Workaround
EWS Disabled....you all said it couldn't be Done!!!
How to bypass your EWS II.

Exhaust (General)
Also see Exhaust Headers, Mufflers
Stock exhaust set-up?
Z3M OEM and Aftermarket Exhaust Weights
Z3M Stock Exhaust Diameter?
Exhaust Video/Sound Clips - Consolidated
Aftermarket Exhaust opinions for 02 M Roadster
ANSA Exhaust Review (S52 MZ3)
New 3.5" exhaust for my s-54 Z3M
Exhaust cutout
A Stromung delivery record?
What's this exhaust weight/balancer called ?
I Love Quad-Tip Exhausts! Non-M Design Idea Feedback


Exhaust Headers
Also see Exhaust General

Flex Disc, Driveshaft (drive shaft flex disk giubo guibo cush drive hockey puck)
Spelling Police - Giubo - not guibo
Flex-Disc (Guibo) DIY
Do I need a new flex disc?
Guibo is TOAST!
MZ3 Guibo....
Flex Disc Replacement
Had some vibration in 5th gear....
WHY you need to be sure the guibo nuts/bolts are tight...

Floor mats (trunk mats floor liners trunk liners)
Z3 M coupe RUBBER trunk liner

Fluids and Lubricants (oil lubrication weight viscosity sheer)
See Engine Oil, Manual Transmission Gear Oil,
Automatic Transmission Fluid, Differential Fluid, Brake Fluid, Power
Steering Fluid

Fluid Changes on new to me Z3

Flywheel (light weight flywheel light flywheel LWF)
Also see Clutch Assembly (General), Clutch Disc, Pressure Plate
What actually causes "lightweight flywheel noise" / "gear rattle" / "gear lash noise" *
Not another fluids thread, really.
Lightwight flywheel
LWFW in 1.9 Z3
Need help finding a clutch and flywheel
S52 vs M52 flywheels

Fog Lights (foglights fog lamps foglamps)
Z3 fog lamp HID conversion
DIY: Z3 Fog Light Glare Gaurd Removal
Rear fog conversion

Fuel Economy (fuel mileage fuel efficiency gas mileage mpg)
s54 fuel economy
surprising gas milage
Sudden decrease in mpg?
Z3///M people with lead feet please tell me if I'm getting terrible MPG

Fuel Filler Cap (gas cap)
Also see Evaporative Control System
Gas Cap Replacement
Locking gas cap replacement.
Gas cap rubber seal - new number
Attachment cord for fuel cap
Your gas cap?

Fuel Filler Door (gas filler door fuel door gas door)
Little gas door stop
What does this fuel cord thing do??
Green button with gas pump in trunk
Locking Fuel Door

Fuel Filler Compartment Drain (fuel filler drain hole fuel filler drain tube)
Drain hole in gas filler ?

Fuel Filter
Fuel Filter Replacement Advice on a 2002 MRoadster
fuel filter advice
What brand fuel filter to use?
Fuel filter change

Fuel Pump
Fuel pump relay location

Fuseable Link
Fusable link Location

Gaskets (engine gaskets head gaskets exhaust gaskets intake gaskets)
S52 top end gaskets?

Gauges (aftermarket gauges aftermarket gauge pods aftermarket gauge locations)
Also see Dashboard and Console Gauges and Controls (OEM Style Clusters)
Temp & Oil Press Gauge Install S-54
Install VDO Oil Pressure Gauge in BMW Z3 M Coupe or M Roadster *
Guage Pod Build

Gills (fender gills fender grills side gills side grills grilles fender vents side vents)
Genuinely Custom Gill Designs
[URL=" First time i see this for sale!!"]First time i see this for sale![/URL]
Lets light up the side gills on my '01 M coupe *
glowing gills / lighted gills--detailed directions with photos (jump to info page *)
The Official Aero Parts Discussion and Pic Thread
How to remove roundel from gills?
Finally some body work I can get behind
M gills
Chromed Fender Vents...
Z3 (E36/7, E36/8) Hamaan Side grill panel feeler

Glovebox (glove box)
US vs EURO Spec glove box and driver lower dash (a photo documentary)
BMW Z3 Droopy Glovebox *
Stopping BMW Glovebox Rattles *
I hate the Z3 glove box!!!
Z3 E36/7 Glove Box Fix $20 shipped
Glove box "quick and dirty fix ?
Glove Box Rattle driving me nuts
Glove box fix (Practically Free)

Hard Top Roof (removable hard top hard-top fixed top fixed roof)
Also see Retractable Roof
Roll Call - Roadsters with Hard Tops....
Hardtop for a z3
Roadster owners with hardtops
Homemade hardtop storage cart?
Top-Hoist *
Uninstalling Hardtop Mounting Kit
Hamann hartop on order
Very rare hardtop on German eBay
Does hardtop car have different suspension?

Harmonic Damper (harmonic balancer crank damper harmonic dampener)
Also see Crank Pulley
Harmonic Balancer Pulley....problem or paranoia

Hatch, Rear (Electrical)
Also see Hatch Glass Wiper and Washer | Lighting (General)
Hatch wiring fix?

Hatch, Rear (Mechanical) (rear hatch door)
Also see Hatch Glass Wiper and Washer
Fixing coupe trunk latch (56k beware)
Adjusting door latches and Coupe hatches, in case you are having issues
Has Anyone Replaced Their Rear Hatch Glass?
Rear hatch grommets (part number)

Hatch Glass Wiper and Washer (rear windshield wiper washer rear hatch wiper washer rear glass wiper washer)
Also see Windshield Washer System
Rear Wiper Arm Removal *
rear wiper remove ?
Z3/M Coupe Rear Windshield Washer Leak
Washer fluid not reaching rear wiper
Ultimate 'water in the interior' thread

Half Shafts (halfshafts axles)
Axle popped out of my diff (Track, Auto-X & Drag subforum)
Are half-shaft to diff flange bolts reusable?
Differential output flange not staying in place
Axle Coming Out of Differtial
Diff Output Flange Problem and Solution - Hopefully
Boom.
Need Help = what is socket size for rear axle flang nut Z3M Coupe, or Special Tool ??
M Roadster/Coupe axles out of stock until end of July (2015)

Headlights (exterior lighting headlamps head lights head lamps angel eyes halos)
Also see Lighting (General)
Headlight Removal
How To: Open / disassemble your Z3 headlights. *
Some headlight assembly questions
Headlights polished
Rejuvenated Headlights
I had good luck with Mothers Headlight Restoration Kit
Pics of this weekend's headlight restoration on Project Evil Roady



Headliner
Frankie's BMW :: 8 Series :: DIY Procedures :: Headliner Replacement Notes
Headliner Re-Covered and Re-Installed
Headliner Removal DIY

Heater Core (HVAC heat exchanger)
Also see Engine Coolant System | Blend Door (HVAC Temperature Control)
Heater core replacement
Help please - heater only works at highway speeds

Hood (Mechanical)
Also see Windshield Washer System
Broke my hood release
opening HOOD with busted cable?
Hood Problem
Hood "gaps"
Hood alignment help please
Hood Stuck Closed, Again.
Blasted Hood Release Cable Broke Getting the Hood open again Nightmare
Stuck Hood
Last of the Hoods?

Hood, Carbon Fiber (carbon fiber hood carbon fibre hood lightweight hood)
Also see Hood, Fiberglass
RevoZport Carbon Fiber hood finally arrived......!

Hood, Fiberglass (fiberglass hood lightweight hood)
Also see Hood, Carbon Fiber
Fiberglass?

Horns (car horns air horns)
Getting at the Horns?
Replacement Horn - Install Question

Ignition (Electromechanical)] (ignition coils)
Also see Spark Plugs
Ignition coils - how long do they last, should they last, and why do they fail?
best ignition coils to buy?
How to test coils?
Need quick answer?

Intakes
1.9L Fogged Airbox *
Step by step alternative airbox fogging - Dual intake - DIY with pictures
The FOGG/FONG’ed 2.8 Cold Air Intake *

Intake Manifolds (M50 intake manifold)
Tested: S52 vs. M50 Manifold and the TMS Stage 2 & 3 Packages for the BMW E36 M3 *
MotoIQ - TESTED: S52 v M50 Manifold (& TMS Stg 2&3) on E36 M3. (E36 M3 subforum)
Tested S52 vs M50 manifold and TMS stage 2 & 3 packages
M50 Manifold Conversion Adapter Kit (To install OBDI manifold on an M52/S52) *
M50 Manifold Conversion *
S52 with M50 intake manifold + Conforti CAI

Interior (General)
Also see Car Wash and Detailing | Dashboard and Console Gauges and Controls (OEM Style Clusters) | Gauges | Seats (Electrical) | Seats (Mechanical) | Seats (Upholstery) | Lighting (General) | Coin Holder | Glovebox | Oddments Box | Headliner | Weather Proofing
Z3 DIY - How to replace your entire interior
Let's play a game... "Your perfect interior....:"
I'm developing a new M center console piece.
Rattles and how to kill them
Rattle reduction
Restoring leather interior (Liquid Leather)
Official Extended Leather Appreciation Thread
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is AWESOME!!!!!!!
Experience with magic eraser?
Restore steering wheel leather - hoooleeeeshiet
Broken Console/Dash Plastic Tabs - Here's a Fix
Where can I get a black center console surround?
M Coupe interior refresh
Cleaning Interior plastic
Removing the top of the sub woofer cover.
How do these b-pillar trim pieces come off? (solved)
Remove roller blind Z3 M Coupe
How to remove door sill properly
Anyone know where to buy the caps for the three dash screws?
Plastic parts color variability
CHANGING REAR SHOCKS/REAR SHOCK MOUNTS on an E36/8 Z3 M Coupe *
Just Used Plasti-Dip On My Console. The Wood Is Gone! Pictures Inside.
Gray console paint rubbing off around window switches - any simple fixes?
Rear Shock Mount Access Z3 Coupes without removing trim - sources

Keyless Entry
Also see Alarm
The ULTIMATE US OEM Keyless/Alarm Thread
Aftermarket security system with keyless entry
OEM Keyless Entry Question
My dog ate my key....
ZKE-IV Module question (Arcy Sparky questions ITT)
Can someone tell me which keys I have and what I am missing? keyless entry possible?

Keys (ignition keys door keys trunk keys hatch keys glovebox keys)
Can someone tell me which keys I have and what I am missing? keyless entry possible?
Replacement Key - What is the real story?

Lighting (General) (lights)
Also see Dashboard and Console Gauges and Controls (OEM Style Clusters) | Headlights | Fog Lights | Tail Lights
Complete Z3 light bulb application guide!
Changing BMW Z3 to clear front indicators
Changing BMW Z3 rear light clusters
how to remove front and side marker lights.?
Maybe Dumb Question But I Can't Find

Manual Transmission (General) (tranny gearbox gear box shift pins)
Also see Clutch Assembly (General) | Transmission
Mounts | Manual Transmission Gear Oil | Manual Transmission Shift
Linkage | Manual Transmission (Swaps)

What transmission does the coupe use?
How To: Remove / install your Z3 transmission. *
How to: Service your transmission shift pins. *
Shift Pin Service - Tools for sale
Improvement to Shift Pin Tools
Doing a clutch and shift pins, do I have everything covered I'll need/should replace?
Manual tranny problems
Transmission Woes
Hard shifting questions and thoughts...
Leaky tranny plug

Manual Transmission (Swaps) (six speed transmission swap 6-speed tranny swap)
E46 M3 6-speed swap into an M Coupe
An in-depth guide to the 6 Speed swap
Finally, my perfect Z3M (aka the 6-speed is in).
6 speed vs 5 speed

Manual Transmission Gear Oil (manual transmission fluid manual tranny fluid)
Lets change the E36 manual transmission fluid *
Change trans oil 5 speed
Amsoil mtf. WOW
Amsoil MTF WOW (new)
Amsoil MTF
AMSOIL Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid
School a Redline/Motul guy on Amsoil fluids.
Which Oil (tranny & diff)
Should I change "Lifetime" transmission fluid? or is that a bad ide?
Replace manual Tranny Fluid?
Want to change manual transmission fluid.
Leaky tranny plug

Manual Transmission Shift Linkage (manual gear lever manual shift lever short throw shifter short throw shift kit)
Ron Stygar Short Shift *
'00 Z3M/R - Gearshift Selector Rod?
Hard shifting questions and thoughts...

Mechanical Timing
Also see Camshafts
How do you time an S52?

Mirror, Rear View (rear view mirror center mirror rvm)
Upgrading Your Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror *
Mirror Problem
center mirror issue
Interior Rear View Mirror Failure
mirror adapters for all Z3 models
z3 mirror relocate adapter
Rvm delete
Glue
Rear view mirror fell off...
Edgeless Mirror -- great replacement for OEM/GM if you have Gary's ///Mirror Adapter

Mirrors, Door (side view mirror)
PSA / Instructional: Safe Door Mirror Removal
Thinking of things unholy and might get banned

Mud Flaps
Rally Armor Mud Flaps on M Coupe?

Mufflers
Also see Exhausts (General)
FI Guys. What, if any, Muffler are you running?
z3 exhaust mod
Name that muffler





*N-Z continued on next post*
Last edited by BenFenner on 2019-02-11 at 07-43-00.
2015-06-24 11:27:00
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BMW Z3 Technical Information (Coupe, Roadster, M and non-M variants) N-Z


Oddments Box
Well, i did it. I built 3 piece custom carbon fiber rear oddments box set

Oil
See Engine Oil, Manual Transmission Gear Oil

Owner's Manuals
Also see Service Manuals
M Roadster Owner's Manual???

Oxygen Sensors, Narrow-Band (narrow-band oxygen sensors narrow band oxygen sensors narrow-band O2 sensors narrow band O2 sensors)
Oxygen ses

Paint Colors (body paint color codes exterior paint codes wheel colors)
After 4 years I still have no idea what color my car is...

Pressure Plate
Also see Clutch Assembly (General), Clutch Disc, Flywheel
Need tech help!!
Clutch squeak has gotten worse

Racing Stripes
Racing stripes
Racing stripes...yay or nay
Racing stripes ?

Radio Antenna
Antenna base

Rain Channels (roof rain gutters roof channels roof gutters roof water channels roof ledge roofledge)
Dohickey for the Coupe roof - PN if known?
BMW e36/8 roof rail end caps *

Ram Air (ram air intake forced air intake)
OEM Aerotech Bumper used to create Ram Air System to feed CSL Intake on 3.4L

Retractable Roof (retractable top convertible top soft top cabriolet roadster top folding top folding roof)
Also see Hard Top Roof
How to: Replace your Z3 roadster soft top. *
Just ordered a replacement soft top
Top DIY'rs Sound Off
It's now a crisis. I need a new top. What do I need to know?
Which replacement convertible top?
New top ?
Advice on purchase and install of a new convertible top.
Top seam repair *
Seam around rear window
if your roadster has a leaking roof
Replacement Rear Window Installation
roadster rear window install - lessons learned
Emiata rear window
Rear Plastic Window Cracked
Unpleasant surprise
New rear window: OEM or aftermarket?
Rear Zip In Window for 2001 Z3, recommendations?
Z3 Rear Window Replacement
glass rear window mod in a soft-top roady??
Top up or down.....storage?
Extraneous Springs in soft top...can I get rid of these
Help me diagnose my convertible top problems?

Ride Height (fender gaps corner weights corner weighting)
Difference Height Front & Rear
ride height, how do we measure, whats stock? what are common DD, and race heights?

Rod Bearings (rod bearings S54 service bulletin recall)
Finding a Real Solution to the BMW S54 Rod Bearing Failure *
S-54 rod bearing service...
S54 guys--- Pelican Parts vs. VAC Rod Bearings?
Big day - Getting the rod bearings done on my Z3MC
S54 Bearing Recall - New Info

Roll Bars (roadster roll over protection roll hoops)
Also see Chassis
My roll hoop retrofit
Roll bar question
Custom Roll Bar for a 97 Z3 *
M Roadster Roll Bar Options?
M Coupe roll bar + subframe reinforcement

Roof Rack (luggage rack bike rack ski rack snowboard rack)
M-Coupe Bike Racks. What's available? And post pics of yours!
Roof rack for 2000 Z3 Coupe 2.8
Ski/snowboard rack for an M Coupe?
Hauling tires to the track!


Seat Belts
Seats (Upholstery)
seat belt clasp button

Seats (Electrical) (heated seats seat heaters occupant sensors occupancy sensors seat belt pretensioners)
Also see Seats (Mechanical) | Seats (Upholstery)
Heated Seats question
connecting heated seats elements: soldering?
What is this seat part?
Attn Randy W.!!! Heated seats circuit.

Seats (Mechanical) (seats driver seat passenger seat driver's seat passenger's seat)
(seat rails seat rail seat mounts seat mounting)
Also see Seats (Electrical) | Seats (Upholstery)
Recaro Pole Position, homologation pulled -- owners should read!
WARNING: Behind seat foam removal
Seat Frame Sqeak / Dissassembly
Z3 Seat Swap DIY--early seats into newer car
Electric seat won't move up or down
Seat issue with M-Coupe.
Will these seats fit?
All you tall M coupe owners
Would these seats swap out fairly easily?
Remove stuck seat?
are the seats that bad?
Seatbelt Bolt Question....


Seats (Upholstery) (seats driver seat passenger seat driver's seat passenger's seat)
(seat covers seat cover seat belt guides seat cushions seat tear torn seat seat wear side bolster wear)
Also see Seats (Electrical) | Seats (Mechanical)
Opinions on how to repair seat bolster
What is this seat part?
New leather for seats
Replacement Leather for Sport Seats Now Available
[how to] Z3 seat re-upholstery homemade
Restoring leather interior (Liquid Leather)
Special Edition Car
Seat dye project- pics inside
Finished my seat recovering upgrade
I had my seats recovered
New red alcantara seats



Secondary Air Pump (secondary air system SAP SAS)
secondary air pump?
Secondary air pump always running
secondary air pump simulator (SAP sim), plug & play, *no wire splicing*
Spotted the source of this obnoxious noise I've been hearing on and off...

Secondary Restraint System (SRS) (airbags air bags seat belt tensioner seat belt pretensioner)
Takata’s airbag problems..... are we going to blow up....????
airbag replacement question
Cheap SRS Reset Tool.. Ebay B800
PSA for people with inexplicable SRS warning lights.
Sensor Occupancy Matt Sensor Cheat!!!
urg airbag light!
Weird Airbag light issue.
Airbag code goodness
How To: Remove your airbag decals.

Service Engine Soon (SES)
Also see Check Engine Light (CEL) | Service Interval Lights (SIL) | Engine Maintenance Soon (EMS)

Service Interval Lights (SIL)
Also see Check Engine Light (CEL) | Service Engine Soon (SES) | Engine Maintenance Soon (EMS)
Reset *check Engine* Lite With Out The Tool! (Post #1)
Subject: Lets reset the service interval lights *

Service Manuals (factory service manual bentley manual chilton manual haynes manual technical information sheets technical info sheets TIS)
Also see Owner's Manuals
BMW Workshop Manuals *
BMW TIS Online (All models)
BMW TIS on spaghetticoder GONE
Has this been posted before?
TIS documenten BMW Z3 * (As of 2015-06-08 this site seems to be down.)

Smells (interior smell)
crayon scented coupe?
M coupe "smell"

Spark Plugs
NGK Spark Plug Part Number to Stock Number *
NGK Part Number Key * (2nd source *)
Extreme MotorSports SD® officially presents the unofficial ultimate Spark Plug Thread
1.9L spark plugs and such *
NGK BKR6EIX - 1.9L What's the gap supposed to be?
Spark plugs for just driving around
Z3 Changing Spark Plugs
Spark Plugs
Rod knock.

Spats (rock guards stone guards rear fender guards)
Where to buy black rear fender rock protection guards?
Plasti dip stone guards
Total Noob Question
M coupes with vents on rear fenderss?
Damn stoneguards.
What are and where to get these
Rear flare/rocker "guards/protection"..I need a new set

Splitter, Front (front splitters winglets flippers brake ducts)
ACS Z3M Front Splitters (replicas) $$ cheap $$
Original Rieger Infinity Lip

Spoiler, Rear (OEM rear spoiler rear deck spoiler)
Also see Aerodynamics
Spoiler?
Coupe rear deck spoiler
Replica Hatch Spoilers for Coupe now readily available !!!
Replica Z3 Coupe Hatch Spoilers Available For Sale Soon !
Coupe OEM Rear Spoiler Removal: HOW??????

Sport Mode (electronic throttle mapping)
*SPORT MODE 'clean install'*

Starter Motor
DIY: Starter removal 96 Z3 in mins

Steering (Hydraulic Assist) (hydraulic power steering assist hydraulic power steering system)
Also see Steering (General)
Remove Hydraulic Steering assist on s54
Damn powersteering hoses!

Steering (General) (steering column steering rack boots tie rod ends)
Also see Steering (Hydraulic Assist) | Steering Wheel
DIY: Front Control Arms, Bushings, and Tie Rods *
One of my favorite mods...
Replacing lower steering column - worthwhile, but a bear
Lower steering column bearing or bush.
Z3 Steering coupler
Help Needed: Steering shaft flexible coupling

Steering Wheel
The most in-depth Z3 Sparco Steering Wheel Install
Wheel covers?
Its all about girth right? Z4M wheel installed
Another happy shepott steering wheel customer
Steering Wheel replacement options?
Steering Wheel swap complete
steering wheel swap
Custom wrapped steering wheel
Steering wheel squeak FIXED... Writeup w/pics

Storage (aftermarket storage cubby)
mounting clips for trunk storage system

Struts, Hatch (rear hatch struts rear trunk struts)
Trunk & hood struts replaced. (hatch)

Struts, Hood (front hood struts front clamshell struts)
Trunk & hood struts replaced. (hatch)

Struts, Trunk (rear trunk struts rear trunk lid lift support)
98 Z3 - Trunk Lid Lift Support

Subframe, Front (front subframe front sub-frame front sub frame)
Ever wonder what the inside of your motor mount looked like?
Front subframe reinforcement kits

Subframe, Rear (rear subframe rear sub-frame rear sub frame trunk floor)


Sun Roof (sunroof moon roof)
Anyone elses sunroof switch falling out of the headliner?
Coupe sunroof delete?
Anyone ever convert their Coupe from sunroof to non-sunroof?
Sunroof will not open

Sun Visors
How To: Remove your airbag decals.

Suspension (General)
Also see Suspension, Front | Suspension, Rear | Tires | Wheels
The Big Book of Suspension Installation *
E36 M Roadster Full Suspension Upgrade *
Suspension Options Simplified
Ground control suspension questions
TC Kline D/A coilover refresh - or - fixing suspension noises
Need suspension component recommendation!
Suspension Upgrade - a few questions so I'm clear...
Suspension Compatible?
E30 Effective Wheel Rates *
Spring rate theory and application regarding our abnormal chassis.
Effective spring rates
New Double Adjustable Ohlin Coilovers - Installed after months of development
Shocks question - don't seem to see this in the manifesto
Replacing shocks
SENSEN shocks
Someone make us this:
M roadster shock replacement?



Suspension, Front (front suspension)
Also see Wheels, Tires

Suspension, Rear (rear suspension)
Also see Wheels, Tires, Subframe, Rear

Tail Lights (exterior lighting taillights taillamps tail lamps brake lights stoplamps stop lamps reverse lights)
Z3 Taillight Help?
Where is tail light fuse?
Coupe 3rd brake light help, tried search
Converting your coupe's brake light to LED! (pics + writeup)
HOW TO: BMW Z3 (pre-facelift) 3rd brake light gasket replacement
Tail light gasket replacement
Clear third stoplamp for the M Roadster?
I hate working under the dash....

Throttle Body (throttle bodies TBs big bore throttle body BBTB)
The Full throttle body cleaning write up.
Big Bore Throttle Body (BBTB) Comparison - Stock vs. Dinan vs. Riot Racing w/ Pics!! (E36 M3 subform)
Big Bore Throttle Body Impressions
*SPORT MODE 'clean install'*

Tires (General) (tyres)
What is the widest tires you can fit on stock M Coupe wheels?
Question about wider tires on roadstars? Ignoring manufacturer's recommendation?
Too Much Tire . . .
DOT legal tire options for 295-35-17 size? Rare tire size talk.
245s all around on a M? Anyone try it for track?
Considering a square setup for S52 M Coupe
Dunlop Direzza Z2 wider than other tires?



Tires, Front
Aggressive front wheel/tire fitment; Whatcha got?
275/40-17 with 17x9.5 in the front - impossible or just crazy?
Max width of tires on a Non M Z3?
What steer tires is everyone running on their M Roadies and Coupes?
Tires Fitment Question

Tires, Rear
HELP with tire sizes for the rear
315/35/17 !!!
Too much tire?
Whoa.. whole new car with just 2 new tires
DOT legal tire options for 295-35-17 size? Rare tire size talk.

Traffic Pro
Traffic Pro Users Page *
Traffic Pro w/ Bluetooth Cell Phone Kit

Transmission (tranny)
BMW special tools listed in the Bentley

Transmission Mounts (tranny mounts)
Also see Manual Transmission (General), Engine Mounts
Transmission Mount DIY
UUC Tranny Mounts & UUC FCAB's Installed (finally)
UCC bolt through racing trans mounts

Valve Adjustment
Also see Valve Shims
Reccomend everyone to do their own valve adjustment

Valve Shims
From M3Forum: Inexpensive Valve Shims Sourced - WiseCo VSK4
Got my first $54 $hock today .....

Variable Nockenwellensteuerung (VANOS)
(single VANOS dual VANOS double VANOS variable valve timing variable valve phasing)
Also see Tool Rentals
Beisan Systems - VANOS Solutions - Repair Procedures *
About to rebuild a VANOS - any special warnings?
DIY: S54 VANOS Hub + Bolts (http://M3Forum.com)
Dual Vanos service/repair
My VANOS Repair
Vanos repair cost
VANOS - do I need the special timing tool?
Vanos break in?
new vanos issue

Weather Proofing (water intrusion weather stripping dampness musty moldy)
Ultimate 'water in the interior' thread
Water leaks
'00 Z3M/R - Water under drivers seat carpet?
Roadster Trunk leak?
Windshield / Wipe cowl fitment HELP!!
Water in tail lights
Door window trim discontinued?
Water In The Rear Quarter
Leaky top by window post
Drip, drip, drip

Wheel Bearings
Front Wheel Bearings
Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
DIY Rear Wheel Bearings?
Front Wheel Bearing Replacement - Innner Race Stuck

Wheel Bolts (lug bolts)
Also see Wheel Studs

Wheel Locks
Wheel locks
Strage Wheel Lock, need help!

Wheel Spacers
BMW Z3 wheel spacer options (all inclusive).
Imperfect Spacers
25mm spacer with studs (not DRA type)
Thickest rear wheel spacers safe to use?
Wheel spacer search
Wheel spacer before and after
Wheel spacer advice
M Coupe Spacers Sizing


Wheel Studs (lug nuts)
Also see Wheel Bolts
Our Wheel Stud Options (mostly inclusive)
Let's talk wheel studs
What would you recommend
New Tires/ Spacing for MCoupe

Wheels (General) (monoblock modular 2-piece 3-piece barrels lips centers spokes rims)
All BMW wheel styles *
New Roadstars
Wheels, wheels, wheels..........
Wheel Offset Sticky Discussion and Wheel Fitment Questions.....
Stock M brake clearances (for wheel purchases).
Offset guys, come forward. Need little help here
Roadstar Wheels: Do you like them?...
For those who run stock wheels...
Are You A Wheel Whore? Show Us Your 3-Piece Wheels
Well, i did it. I built 3 piece custom roadstars.
Well, I am doing it......Building Custom 3 piece Roadstars
Apt. 9 Wheels is the truth. Panasport C8-17 (G7-C8S) content inside.
Photos: 2002 S54 M Coupe | Stahlgrau on 18” Livery Dromos
Wide wheel setup: Please confirm my fitment calculation
My Dinan/Fikse small-bore 18" wheel build thread
Post your wheels/booty shots ... aftermarket or deep dish wheels?
17" Front and 18" Rear wheels on a Roady...anyone done it?
Z3 - RDSport + Style 5s = CLASSIC
Rims!?
Is it possible to field install a tire on a modular wheel?
The Definitive Guide to Selling, Packaging & Shipping Your Wheels, Rims and Tires *
Cheapest way to ship mounted wheels and tires?
Polished Aluminum Road Stars...from BMW???
18x11.5 BBS RS mounted up, finally snapped some pics
Beyern Wheels: A non-rhetorical question
Livery Wheel - preview for Z3 owners
Making of the Livery Delta - new wheels for the Coupe
Wheel Story
Steamrolling Whatever I see
Any coupers have Enkei NT03-Ms?
Fitted : Enkei NT03+M on M Coupe



Wheels, Front (front wheels)
Aggressive front wheel/tire fitment; Whatcha got?
275/40-17 with 17x9.5 in the front - impossible or just crazy?
Max width of tires on a Non M Z3?
Wheel guys

Wheels, Rear (rear wheels)

Wide Body (wide body kits fender flares flared wheel arches)
Wild Widebody M Coupe
Tasteful MOD or... just Crazy talk??
What Do You Know About This?
Z3 Wide Body
FS: Z3 Hood w/ Custom Flares - Estoril Blue
Wide body - fact or myth?

Window Glass (door glass windows retractable glass window regulator)
Also see Doors (General), Door Panels
Z3 coupe windows dont go down all the way?
Window sliders replacement; DONE!
Replacing sliders and greasing front door tracks
Greased the window sliders- not much difference
Window Slider Confusion
96 E36 Z3 Windows don't work.
Door window trim discontinued?
Window Regulator Problem :(
Replacing Window Regulator, Won't Go All The Way Up
F###ing window regulator
My spot welds finally popped...
ZKE-IV Module question (Arcy Sparky questions ITT)

Windscreen (wind deflector wind blocker)
Finally installed my factory windscreen
Anyone use this windblocker?
Z3 wind deflector tenax question (yes, I searched)

Windshield Glass
Windshield glass replacement- how involved?
Windshield Question

Windshield Washer System
Also see Hatch Glass Wiper and Washer | Windshield Wipers
Where to acquire 2.5L washer bottle?
Windshield Washer Pump
The windshield washer nozzles have heaters?
Washer pump issues
Request: part number / pic of the nut for the Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
Windshield washer sprayer leaking out of hole?
Broken washer fluid lines
Hose Claps (factory type) (Clic-R hose clamps)

Windshield Wipers (windshield wiper blades windshield wiper arms)
Also see Hatch Glass Wiper and Washer | Windshield Washer System
Duh, changing wiper blade inserts..
Z3 - Wiper blades
Wiper removal

Wing, Rear (rear wing rear roof wing)
Also see Aerodynamics | Duck Tail | Spoiler, Rear
Funtional (not pretty) Rear Wing on Coupe
Z3 Coupe ACS Schnitzer Roof Spoiler Replicas - NEW THREAD & LIST
US Production ACS Replica Wings For Z3 Coupes!

Winter Driving (snow tires)
Z3/M in the Winter
Winter really sucks for Z owners....
Last edited by BenFenner on 2019-02-18 at 08-26-33.
2015-06-24 11:28:00
#8
General Automotive Theory (Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, Fluid Dynamic, etc.)

Acceleration
Also see Horsepower and Torque
The S52 is NOT faster than the S54 ...

Aerodynamics
Aerodynamic parts lesson, including nomenclature.
Spoiler?

Bolt Extraction (bolt removal bolt extractors easy-outs reverse threaded bits)
(Also see Penetrating Solutions)
I'm in deep deep trouble and starting to panic

Brakes
-Warped- Brake Disc and Other Myths *
How to properly install plain, slotted, or drilled brake rotors *
Slotted versus Drilled Rotors
Drilled Rotors

Clutches
Full face vs Puck questions... tons of friction theory *
Clutch & Flywheel FAQ: Read if you are thinking of buying them! *

Crankcase Ventilation System (CCV) (pcv positive crankcase ventilation system crank-case ventilation crank case ventilation)
Crank Case Ventilation fully explained. (Naturally aspirated edition.) *
Crank Case Ventilation fully explained. (Turbocharged edition.) *
Crankcase Ventilation Explained - N/A Edition *
Automotive Crankcase Ventilation Systems Diagram PCV *
Crank Case Ventilation *
Blow-by and Breather Systems *

Engine Cleaners (Internal) (sea foam seafoam kerosene butane alcohol)
Seafoam theory vs practice
has anybody used "seafoam"

Exhaust
Anyone Have a 3.5" Exhaust?

Flywheels
Clutch & Flywheel FAQ: Read if you are thinking of buying them! *

Horsepower and Torque
HP vs TQ *
Ever wonder what a stock DE can do with Engine Management? *
Battle of hp & torque *
Horsepower vs Torque Explanation *
learn me on horsepower vs. torque (Off-Topic subforum)

Limited Slip Differentials
SHouldn't both rear wheels spin when an LSD is installed...?

Penetrating Solutions (penetrating oils pb blaster liquid wrench)
Best Penetrating Oil - Works amazingly well

Performance Engine Tuning
Engine Basics: Detonation and Pre-Ignition: Streetrod Stuff *
Why I tune to 12.0:1 A/F ratio (0.82 lambda) and why you should too. (all welcome) *
EGT Theory *
Z3M owner looking for performance tips from S52 veterans (E36 M3 subforum)
Tested: S52 vs. M50 Manifold and the TMS Stage 2 & 3 Packages for the BMW E36 M3 *
MotoIQ - TESTED: S52 v M50 Manifold (& TMS Stg 2&3) on E36 M3. (E36 M3 subforum)
Extreme Engine Tech: Building a BMW S52 - Part 2: The Cylinder Head *
Tested S52 vs M50 manifold and TMS stage 2 & 3 packages
Official End to is this "Tune" or Engine Software worth it?

Suspension
OptimumG Technical Papers *
The role of springs and dampers *
E30 Effective Wheel Rates *
Spring rate theory and application regarding our abnormal chassis.
Effective spring rates
Last edited by BenFenner on 2018-08-06 at 22-10-14.
2015-06-24 11:29:00
#9
Alternative BMW Z3 FAQs

Miscellaneous
Z3 Manifesto (FAQ, Write-ups, How-tos and DIY) (deprecated)
BMW Z3/Z4 Forum - Pelican Parts Technical BBS *
Z3 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)...........
Z3 FAQ + Write-ups, how-to's and DIY links
http://m3.madrussian.net - Do It Yourself *
BMW DIY (Do It Yourself) *
BMW M Coupe Projects *
Baden's Car Pages *
BMW Z3 DIYs - |Home| *
WikiZ3 *
Last edited by BenFenner on 2018-08-06 at 22-11-01.
2015-06-24 11:30:00
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