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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-04-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Blacklane
I'm not sure using stronger bolts is going to...

I'm not sure using stronger bolts is going to solve any stress problems when they're screwed into an aluminum block and holding an aluminum head. The fact that bolts often break when removing them...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,293
Posted By Blacklane
Umm. I think you're on the wrong forum. This is...

Umm. I think you're on the wrong forum. This is for Z3s. The Z4 forum is over there: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=186

Z3s don't have a "battery/amplifier compartment."
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-02-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,753
Posted By Blacklane
Did you need the 0.1 uF capacitor? Did you get...

Did you need the 0.1 uF capacitor? Did you get it from 12 O'clock labs?
I sometimes wonder if the newer Z3s need it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-01-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Blacklane
Did you fix the underlying problem? I'm not...

Did you fix the underlying problem?

I'm not positive that particular code clears itself. Generally, you need a read/reset tool, such as the Peake tool, readily available on Amazon, ebay, and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-29-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Blacklane
If it came un-glued from the windshield, any auto...

If it came un-glued from the windshield, any auto glass repair place can fix it, or you can buy the adhesive from any auto parts store.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-25-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Blacklane
Close. A faulty coolant temp sensor tells the...

Close. A faulty coolant temp sensor tells the DME (engine computer) that the engine is cold. When the engine warms up, the DME thinks it is still cold, and sets the mixture too rich. The engine...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-23-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Blacklane
My vote is for #5 above. The throttle body...

My vote is for #5 above. The throttle body develops carbon deposits that build-up right behind the throttle plate causing it to stick a little. It's easy to clean with throttle-body cleaner found...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-18-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Blacklane
The electric AUX fan comes on low-speed when the...

The electric AUX fan comes on low-speed when the thermo-switch on the side of the radiator reaches 91C then it comes on high-speed when the switch reaches 99C. It also comes on low-speed when the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-17-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Blacklane
Those tools sure look like the ones I used. They...

Those tools sure look like the ones I used. They should work for all single-VANOS 6-cylinder engines.
The Amazon 'Part Matcher" tool might assume the 4-cylinder engine.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-16-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Blacklane
Your idea of buying a roadster and a hardtop...

Your idea of buying a roadster and a hardtop could be a great compromise. I personally love the look of the roadster with the hardtop installed, but since I don't drive my car in the winter anyway,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-14-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Blacklane
I'm intrigued by the last one: Coolant Temp...

I'm intrigued by the last one: Coolant Temp Sensor out-of-range. That will cause the DME to always set "cold engine" parameters which will cause worse performance as the engine warms up. It should...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Blacklane
There are lots of them on ebay. Maybe you can...

There are lots of them on ebay. Maybe you can get lucky with Craig's List and find one locally. In any case, it shouldn't be that hard to ship one anywhere.
You might have some luck here: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-13-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Blacklane
The O-ring is for a good vacuum seal for the...

The O-ring is for a good vacuum seal for the booster. The nuts might be one-time use since the master cylinder is a safety-critical item.
It looks like otherwise, they are the same part.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By Blacklane
Normally, that's caused by a faulty seal behind...

Normally, that's caused by a faulty seal behind the door panel. Water runs behind the door panel unseen and into the car.
You don't say what year your car is, but earlier models (before 2000 for US...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Blacklane
These should help: ...

These should help:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176872
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843625
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Blacklane
Are you looking at RealOEM.com? I think it's...

Are you looking at RealOEM.com? I think it's under "Body Work" instead of "Vehicle Trim".
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-08-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Blacklane
Nope. The passenger side with the plastic plugs...

Nope. The passenger side with the plastic plugs is the older style. The driver's side has been replaced, but since the old style is no longer available, they had to install the new style.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-08-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Blacklane
It sounds like classic symptoms of air in the...

It sounds like classic symptoms of air in the system. Did you bleed it properly?
You need to have the front as high as possible, run the engine above 1,000 RPM with heater on full hot. Open the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Blacklane
I'm sure it can be done, but some differences I...

I'm sure it can be done, but some differences I can think of are: The M52TU has a cable throttle while the M54 has an electronic throttle. The M52TU has a closed-loop fuel rail while the M54 has a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Blacklane
Any chance it's inside the car? The clutch pedal...

Any chance it's inside the car? The clutch pedal pivot bushing is a high-failure item, often followed by elongation of the pivot hole in the plastic clutch pedal.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Blacklane
You can usually find any post using the button...

You can usually find any post using the button labeled "Search This Forum" near the top right of the forum page.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Blacklane
According the the wiring diagram referenced in...

According the the wiring diagram referenced in Post #2 above (assuming the 4-cylinder is similar), Brown to green should turn on low speed fan. Brown to gray or A/C compressor should turn on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Blacklane
I think you are saying: "My key isn't giving...

I think you are saying:
"My key isn't giving any direction to my z3. I press a button and the light flashes but nothing happens. Anyone?"

Maybe it just needs programmed. Instructions here: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Blacklane
No. The high-temp switch and the compressor...

No. The high-temp switch and the compressor circuit are in parallel. If either connects to ground, the high-speed relay is energized.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Blacklane
Sounds like the thermostat is stuck open. It's...

Sounds like the thermostat is stuck open. It's fairly common and easy to fix.
By the way, if you have not done so already, you need to replace the entire cooling system or risk catastrophic...
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