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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-22-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By nfunk
I had the same noise in my pickup truck, turned...

I had the same noise in my pickup truck, turned out to be leaves in the fan's squirrel cage. Hopefully that is the problem with you.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By nfunk
BTW, If your radiator hose doesn't go through the...

BTW, If your radiator hose doesn't go through the shroud, it should take you less than an hour to do the job.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By nfunk
Yes, The first thing I did was remove the fan,...

Yes, The first thing I did was remove the fan, and then pulled the shroud and fan up out of the way. The fan had to come off to give me more additional room. The fan came off fairly easy using a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By nfunk
Ok, got around to it this morning to change the...

Ok, got around to it this morning to change the belt.

It wasn't as easy as the video showed. The main problem is that the radiator hose goes through the fan shroud on my '98 Z3 2.8L. Since I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By nfunk
I purchased the exact same system with the flip...

I purchased the exact same system with the flip key on Ebay. I have use my own keys on the key ring so I don't have the key on the fob key cut.

FYI:
The system was easy to install, except...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By nfunk
The Z3 is a '98 in show room and like new...

The Z3 is a '98 in show room and like new condition with only 23,000 miles. From what I can find out the belts have never been changed. I just had the cooling system flushed, but they didn't have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By nfunk
I tried installing TIS on Windows 7 and it...

I tried installing TIS on Windows 7 and it wouldn't run. I was able to install it on my laptop running Win XP.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By nfunk
Wifheld, Thanks! The video helps a lot. I...

Wifheld,

Thanks! The video helps a lot. I don't have the fan removal tool, but I might be able to fabricate one or purchase the tool.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-05-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By nfunk
I have a copy of TIS on my laptop. I find it to...

I have a copy of TIS on my laptop. I find it to be a pretty good reference. I don't have Bentley's so I can't compare it to that book.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By nfunk
belt change?

How much of a problem is it to change both belts on my '98 Z3 2.8L with AC? I looked and it doesn't seem like there is much access from the top.

Any information is greatly appreciated!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-28-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nfunk
I don't know what they are talking about. I...

I don't know what they are talking about. I plugged the unit into the OBD plug inside my Z3 and was able to read all of the parameters and reset the oil and maintenance indicators.

When I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nfunk
The unit I have is self contained, the CD is the...

The unit I have is self contained, the CD is the pdf manual.

Here is a youtube video showing the scanner in use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oxHx7Be1mY
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By nfunk
I bought this on Ebay for my '98 Z3. It does...

I bought this on Ebay for my '98 Z3. It does everything I need it to do and cost less than $60.

OBDII/EOBD BMW Code Reader scanner Creator C110 V3.6 Hot S
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By nfunk
It took me only about 1 1/2 hours to do both...

It took me only about 1 1/2 hours to do both seats in my '98. It took more time to get the seats out and back in then to replace the bushings.

There is a good youtube video showing the procedure....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By nfunk
I never install the fix or removed the plate. The...

I never install the fix or removed the plate. The glove box is sagging a little but barely noticeable.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By nfunk
I only keep the important paper, a small LED...

I only keep the important paper, a small LED flashlight and a pare of glasses in the glove box. I put everything else such as the large owner's manual in a waterproof ziplock bag which I keep in the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By nfunk
I added some freon since the system wasn't...

I added some freon since the system wasn't cooling and the pressures were a little low.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By nfunk
You can check Ebay, NADA and Kelly's for a...

You can check Ebay, NADA and Kelly's for a ballpark price. Also geography plays a little into the price of a vehicle.

I bought a '98 2.8L Z3 roadster with 18,000 mile two years ago that was in...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By nfunk
I have a '98 Z3 2.8L roadster with 22,000 miles. ...

I have a '98 Z3 2.8L roadster with 22,000 miles. From my understanding there isn't much you can do except forced air induction (supercharger or turbo) to gain any appreciable gain in performance. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By nfunk
Could be broken wire someplace. Before I did...

Could be broken wire someplace. Before I did anything I would pull the head unit out and try jiggling some of the wires up there to see if the lights blink on and off.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By nfunk
When I check last week the pressure was 275/42 at...

When I check last week the pressure was 275/42 at 92 degree ambient. Even though this is the original AC system, it is in like new condition. Only thing I did was add about 6 oz of R-134a.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By nfunk
Ok, this morning I took the Z3 out to check the...

Ok, this morning I took the Z3 out to check the AC temperature. At 85 degrees ambient temperature and doing 60 mph my outlet temp was 54 degrees, set to max AC and recirculate.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-21-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By nfunk
Ok, this morning I took the Z3 out to check the...

Ok, this morning I took the Z3 out to check the AC temperature. At 85 degrees ambient temperature and doing 60 mph my outlet temp was 54 degrees, set to max AC and recirculate.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By nfunk
Mine ('98 Z3 2.8L roadster) is doing exactly the...

Mine ('98 Z3 2.8L roadster) is doing exactly the same, 90 degrees ambient and about 55 to 60 out of the vent at 1500 rpm. I have been told that the AC in these cars weren't meant for southern hot...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By nfunk
Originally it was R-12, then converted to R-134a,...

Originally it was R-12, then converted to R-134a, and then finally in 2001 I did a complete swap out of the entire system with a new R-134a system. And I remember it was a pain to cut the old...
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