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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-21-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By ZZZING
get a flexible magnetic pickup wand

You can fish around the bell housing from the slave puka
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-20-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By ZZZING
Good work

Nice to be able to clean the carpets under the seat too, bushings make a huge difference.

Hope the slave goes well this time, I remember having some issues last time I did mine. My friend had the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By ZZZING
Let me kow if you need codes read

I have a Peake reader (upcountry side).

Hana Highway can be a lot of fun at the right time time of day, Maui's version of the Dragon
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By ZZZING
Could be the throttle body

Take it apart (or have your shop do it) and clean thoroughly
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By ZZZING
4 cylinder or 6 cylinder?

No vanos on 4 cylinder engines. Have you located the sound by using a tube or piece of hose and listening to the engine in various places?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By ZZZING
Nice find, looks to be in pretty decent shape overall

Another Z3 on Maui, good luck getting her back in shape. Just cruised top down to Lahaina, love this time of year!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By ZZZING
Not really, instead of reaching near 90, it only...

Not really, instead of reaching near 90, it only goes up to 78-80 during the days, but it can get cold if you go up in elevation
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By ZZZING
Hard top is good for the hotter parts of the year

Hard top is good for the hotter parts of the year and for the rainy season here in Hawaii.
Also, I have to park in an unattended parking lot all day for work, and the hard top provides additional...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By ZZZING
Part # 61-31-8-360-417 from my records, I think...

Part # 61-31-8-360-417 from my records, I think it is the same for many BMW models, but double check
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By ZZZING
The brake light switch

Brake light switch must be functioning for cruise control to work, and I have seen posts where the auto trans light is triggered by a faulty brake switch. It is relatively easy to change, under the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By ZZZING
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By ZZZING
Have you tiried tightening the cables on the e-brake?

From your description, that may be your problem, too much slack in the cables. Pull up the e-brake boot and you should see the nuts for adjustment
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By ZZZING
Good job, thanks for posting

Mine is 14 years old, so never know when I might need this info.

This should go into the DIY How To section
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By ZZZING
+1 check the brake light switch

What Blacklane said about the harness in the trunk as well
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By ZZZING
Bilstein Touring shocks are less stiff

I have had these on the rear for a few years now, they are not soft, but give a comfortable ride (I have Koni adjustables on full soft on the front).
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By ZZZING
Fuel filter is not too hard

It is found under the driver seat area, under a shield, then it will be obvious. removing pressure from the fuel rail system will cut down on the amount of fuel that leaks out when removing the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By ZZZING
My central locking works as expected

When I use the key in the door, all locks cycle. But I usually use the remote which unlocks the trunk and passenger door, then use the key if needed in the drivers door. Mine is definitely an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By ZZZING
intermittent lock function

Intermittent lock function is probably not fob related, but most likely is a failing lock actuator in the door. A bit difficult to access the part, but it can be done. That said, I still have an...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By ZZZING
My 2000 does the same thing

AC still going strong
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By ZZZING
Doubtful

2001 and 2002 had the key with remote , earlier models with factory alarm had a separate fob.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-10-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By ZZZING
Throttle body

Get the codes read, but I had the same issue on my 2000 way back in warranty, and it was a cured by replacing a defective throttle body part # 13-54-1-433-414 ( I have a 2000 2.3)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By ZZZING
No need to remove fan for belt change

I had the same experience, mostly done from below the car
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-27-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By ZZZING
Could be ...

There is a switch near the transmission that turns on the reverse lights, mine has been replaced. Also, the wire bundle on the driver's side of the trunk is a known failure point due to the constant...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By ZZZING
Lift up firmly

There are 3 clips securing that plastic piece, hopefully not too brittle after all these years, you have to lift straight up to release the clips
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-26-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,438
Posted By ZZZING
Thanks

Nice to have a pdf version
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