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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Blacklane
For reliability and peace-of-mind, you should...

For reliability and peace-of-mind, you should start with replacing all of the plastic cooling system components: radiator, water pump, water pump pulley, fan, thermostat, thermostat housing, hoses,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Blacklane
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703491
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Blacklane
No. There is no reason to replace springs unless...

No. There is no reason to replace springs unless they are specifically showing a weakness. Certainly 31K miles would not be a reason to replace springs.
That being said, my Z3 had a total of 3...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-24-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Blacklane
The 1998-2002 Z3 radiator has a separate...

The 1998-2002 Z3 radiator has a separate reservoir. Your 1998 has the reservoir mounted on the passenger side between the radiator and engine. There are many of them on ebay, Amazon, on-line BMW...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Blacklane
Sorry, I didn't notice the year "2000" in your...

Sorry, I didn't notice the year "2000" in your post. That would be the M52TU engine with dual VANOS. Unfortunately, now I'm at a loss, other than to suspect that you have a faulty VANOS solenoid or...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-22-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Blacklane
Those codes (1519 and 1520) are vague codes for...

Those codes (1519 and 1520) are vague codes for camshaft errors. Of course the others are misfire codes.

The 2.8 is a single-VANOS engine and requires special tools to hold the crank and cam and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Blacklane
Those are pretty much what we expected. Both are...

Those are pretty much what we expected. Both are lean codes (bank 1 and bank 2).

Either unmetered air is getting into the intake behind the MAF sensor, or the MAF sensor is faulty. The unmetered...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Blacklane
Those are exactly the codes I would expect for a...

Those are exactly the codes I would expect for a bad CCV SYSTEM: Lean codes, misfires, often O2 sensor out-of-range, and sometimes fuel trim codes. But all of those codes are ambiguous with an air...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Blacklane
I've never heard of a Z3 setting a code for the...

I've never heard of a Z3 setting a code for the Crank Case Ventilation (CCV) system, and I've never heard of a BMW mechanic calling it a "PCV" system. There is no PCV valve on your 3.0 engine.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Blacklane
The secondary air pump solenoid is a high-failure...

The secondary air pump solenoid is a high-failure item there. I suspect that is the problem. When it starts to leak, it allows hot exhaust into the secondary air pump, usually destroying it.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Blacklane
On behalf of all of the other aficionados here, I...

On behalf of all of the other aficionados here, I appreciate that.
I noticed recently that I have made over 1100 posts here, and nearly every one of those was to provide some type of help to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-10-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Blacklane
In that case, most of what I posted does not...

In that case, most of what I posted does not apply to you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-09-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Blacklane
A clunk from first to second doesn't sound like a...

A clunk from first to second doesn't sound like a transmission problem; it sounds like a shifter problem.
These transmissions often need the shift pins replaced. You can buy the pins and tools at...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-09-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Blacklane
Note that the flex disk nuts and bolts are...

Note that the flex disk nuts and bolts are considered one-time use. You should replace them as well.
Also note that the flex disk has arrows around the perimeter that need to point toward the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Blacklane
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802668
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Blacklane
Generally, if both O2 sensors are setting codes,...

Generally, if both O2 sensors are setting codes, it's due to a vacuum leak downstream of the MAF or bad MAF sensor. I would look for a broken boot between the MAF and throttle body or a broken CCV...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-02-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Blacklane
Remove the radio; reach behind. Look over this...

Remove the radio; reach behind.
Look over this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17021
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Blacklane
Yes. Platinum plugs will easily go 100K miles. ...

Yes. Platinum plugs will easily go 100K miles. I don't think I would start there.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Blacklane
My first guess would be a vacuum leak downstream...

My first guess would be a vacuum leak downstream from the MAF. Common causes are a torn boot at the throttle body and/or a bad CCV hose. Of course there are many other possible causes such as worn...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Blacklane
It's at the bottom of the radiator and looks kind...

It's at the bottom of the radiator and looks kind of like a giant Phillips screw head, but you use a regular screwdriver to loosen it.
You don't mention what engine you have, but there is a good...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Blacklane
They are all glued on. You just need to apply...

They are all glued on. You just need to apply heat and pull it off.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Blacklane
Maybe you need some of these: ...

Maybe you need some of these: http://www.autosportcatalog.com/autosport-floor-mats/autosport-leather-mats.cfm
But really, OEM-style floor mats are easy to find from many site sponsors, ebay, etc.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Blacklane
Codes would be helpful. It it's one cylinder...

Codes would be helpful.
It it's one cylinder only, one trick is to move the coil from the cylinder that is misfiring to another cylinder to diagnose a bad coil.
If it's multiple cylinders, could...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-19-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Blacklane
Look here: http://www.beisansystems.com/

Look here: http://www.beisansystems.com/
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Blacklane
Just have a good torque wrench and know the...

Just have a good torque wrench and know the torque values for every bolt. Bolts in an aluminum block take very little torque and breaking one off in an engine just ruins your day.
Know that you...
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