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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) Today, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Blacklane
I just bought a used Z3 mirror off ebay. It...

I just bought a used Z3 mirror off ebay. It works much better.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-23-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Blacklane
You can hear a VANOS rattle sound by searching in...

You can hear a VANOS rattle sound by searching in Youtube.
However, if it changes when you depress the clutch pedal, it's likely the throw-out bearing chattering.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Blacklane
Just Google the fault codes. P1478 is an...

Just Google the fault codes. P1478 is an evaporative system code. It could be a bad gas cap gasket, a bad hose somewhere, or some more serious stuff.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Blacklane
The most common cause for Airbag lights on these...

The most common cause for Airbag lights on these cars is dirty electrical connectors under the seats. However, if you have ABS, ASC, and Airbag lights on, you have far more problems.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Blacklane
If the Check Engine light is lit, there will be...

If the Check Engine light is lit, there will be codes set. These can be read with any OBD II code reader using the connector under the dash, but more complete BMW-specific codes are available using...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Blacklane
Do you have the same problem with the engine...

Do you have the same problem with the engine turned off? If not, it's probably a clutch hydraulics problem preventing the clutch from fully dis-engaging the transmission from the engine. You may...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Blacklane
Look over these threads: ...

Look over these threads:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=714016
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656918
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Blacklane
On my 1998, the window lift fuse is #14,...

On my 1998, the window lift fuse is #14, according to the diagram under the lid.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Blacklane
A 1998 with 36K miles should be a very nice car. ...

A 1998 with 36K miles should be a very nice car. Most 1998s are around 120,000 miles. That should command a premium price. I honestly don't think the Special Edition nomenclature adds much value...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Blacklane
The Peake code reader tells you what tests...

The Peake code reader tells you what tests failed. It's up to the mechanic to determine what component failed.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Blacklane
There is not a lot to work with here. It would...

There is not a lot to work with here. It would be nice to have a scan tool to look at fuel trims, O2 sensor outputs, etc. But generally, I would look for a vacuum leak, bad or dirty MAF, or an air...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Blacklane
I am sure her prognosis would not have been so...

I am sure her prognosis would not have been so positive had you not done those things for her, plus so much more.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-09-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Blacklane
Maybe you have a bad torque wrench.

Maybe you have a bad torque wrench.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Blacklane
I don't recall ever having a problem. You unbolt...

I don't recall ever having a problem. You unbolt the bottom part and pull them off. You can use a lubricant, such as Sil-Glyde, on the bar to get the rubber to slide. That's not true of the FCABS,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Blacklane
I usually look-up part numbers and illustrations...

I usually look-up part numbers and illustrations at RealOEM.com.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Blacklane
Usually the cross-overs are pretty big. There's...

Usually the cross-overs are pretty big. There's no place up front big enough to accommodate them, and mine took up all of the space the amplifier had occupied, so the new amplifier had to go...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Blacklane
The only part of the original stereo worth saving...

The only part of the original stereo worth saving is the wiring. The old amp had built-in cross-overs, so all of the speaker wires go there. You can mount the new cross overs where the old amp was...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Blacklane
Since it happened just as you were inserting the...

Since it happened just as you were inserting the head unit, why don't you pull it out and look for evidence of a short circuit? Maybe a wire that is bare, maybe one that wasn't terminated, etc.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-29-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Blacklane
It sounds similar to this problem. ...

It sounds similar to this problem. Unfortunately, he never posted an answer, if he found it. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731843
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-28-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Blacklane
Yes. Sport seats have been available since at...

Yes. Sport seats have been available since at least 1997. But Sport seats have less stitching detail than the M seats have. The basic shape is the same, though.
I think BMW just ran out of...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Blacklane
I agree that, with no better diagnostics...

I agree that, with no better diagnostics available, I would be looking for something common to all cylinders and, in order of likelihood, would consider: Bad MAF, air leaks in intake system after...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Blacklane
Yes. Item 2 is the sealing frame. You can...

Yes. Item 2 is the sealing frame. You can double-check on RealOEM.com.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Blacklane
That's probably not going to fix the problem. ...

That's probably not going to fix the problem. Usually the plastic sealing frame gets brittle and cracks, leading to leaks that are hard to re-seal. When you try to remove it to replace the butyl,...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Blacklane
One way is to lower the subframe to gain access...

One way is to lower the subframe to gain access to the RTAB bolts. That would require disconnecting the drive shaft from the differential, plus disconnecting the two brake lines, two hand brake...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Blacklane
Not really. You're in denial. You need help.

Not really. You're in denial. You need help.
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