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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-01-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
2.5i Z3- will it fit

I have an 01 2.5i. Will the sound generator be applicable for this engine?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Unhappy aluminum plate with air dam

I had this one made for my roadster. I liked the attached air dam but it drooped down one day and I had to remove it.
Willy
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,447
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Port hole?

Perhaps if the ported portion of the subwoofer was direct into the cabin through the rear -for lack of a better term- firewall. There are cable openings on both sides already so structurally it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
faded or peeled off?

My side roundel was peeled while at the dealer. The gave me a new one but I had to put it on. I attempted the dental flosstechinque but ended up dremeling the badge off in pieces.:mad:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,936
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Cool Speed pass proximity

Not being an EE but wouldn't the Speedpass module cause interference with clicker reception?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
v6 2.0????

no such engine in a BMW Z3:dunno:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-13-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
ESS Supercharger

Z4M ESS CFR500/525 Supercharger System (114-12)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,835
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Smile battery

I also replaced the battery. It did diminish the frequency of the DSC lights. It only comes on once in a while instead of every time.I haven't tracked the frequency since the replacement but it is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-06-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,835
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
multi use part

The part is used in other models from the same era. Real OEM has posted very high ( above retail) prices. A Used part could be a gamble worth taking. There are write ups available and stories to be...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-06-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,835
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
yaw sensor under the drivers seat

07 Speed sensor 1 34526754289 $671.85 REALOEM.com
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-05-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
thanks

Thank you for your guidance. The car will be repaired correctly -it has to be
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,835
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Unhappy sensors replaced- DSC light still

My experience with my 01 2.5 roadster is similar. Under the Carmax warranty they replaced both front sensors but the DSC light came on leaving the lot. Their advise was to drive it for a 1,000...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-20-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Z3 dsc dashlight

After changing out both wheel sensors, I still get DSC and ABS lights. The DSC lights will flash, the right front ABS will engage momentarily then the lights will stay on. The lights reset when the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-09-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
tic tic tic

The VANOS might need attention
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-03-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
My experiance

Greetings fellow Z3 owner.
My own research and past experience has led to four possible reasons for the fault:
1. wheel sensors
2. steering wheel sensor
3. yaw sensor
4. low battery voltage...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-29-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
trouble again

weeks later the right front abs activated, the car immediatly pulled to the right and the dsc and abs lights came back. Back to the Indy shop to diagnose and repair again!:dunno:
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Price breakdown on repair

the price was $380 for the air mass sensor
O2 $133
wheels sensors (both) $160
and $ 415 for labor 4.5 hours @ $93 per hour
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
My abs/dsc/ airbag light ending

The independent mechanic read the fault codes that Carmax could not and replace both front wheel sensors ( 34-52-6-752-690 & 34-52-1-752-689) for the DSC and ABS repairs
They also replace the O2...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Bad news- ECU

The update on my 01 Roadster- The last communication was that they are checking with the CarMax warranty company for an ECU replacement. Estimated cost $2500. I don't have the part number or final...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-25-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
similar issue 01 2.5i

I recently have similar issues with my 01 Roadster. In addition it was throwing out airbag codes. Luckily my car is still under warranty and is at an Independent mechanic in LaVerne Ca for the past...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-13-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Roadstersound subs

5 1/4 kick panel
1 in tweeter
4 in behind the seats

Go to roadstersound for the sub woofer. You cannot just replace the speaker and expect good results.
Regards, Willy
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,455
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
132mph 1992 280zx

The I80 from Chicago to Iowa is a long empty cornfield in 1990's . It was as fast as the car would go in fifth gear. Coming home from a Cubs game I remember.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-03-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Easy to remove enter air vent

The center air vent can be removed by using a "L" shaped pick to grab the vent in the middle and tug. There are four tabs that hold the vent in place. if you tape a blade screwdriver to protect the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-16-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,454
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
blend door check

Another possible cause is a sticky blend door. At the end of the cable, passenger side is a lever. This lever in either direction( up or down) should make a thud when the attached blend door is open...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,142
Posted By WILLYALBRECHT
Front of engine under the manifold

I just had mine replaced- Realoem cost was $105 my stealer charged me $135. There are write ups under the e36 forum search CPS and you will find it. Make sure that the seals are replaced just a few...
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