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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Monolith
Hook your fingers under the edges of the slot for...

Hook your fingers under the edges of the slot for the gear select rod and pull up.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-15-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Monolith
The black plastic surround (part #7 in link...

The black plastic surround (part #7 in link below) around the gear selector pulls straight up. You don't necessarily have to pull it up and over the gear selector rod (which requires removal of the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-12-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Monolith
Check your trunk wiring. There's a bundle of...

Check your trunk wiring. There's a bundle of wires on the driver side of the trunk wrapped in black vinyl. Slit open the plastic and check if the wiring is broken/cracked/brittle.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-24-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Monolith
Any idea how the OPT 7 LEDs compare to the...

Any idea how the OPT 7 LEDs compare to the current Philips HIR1&2 (9011 & 9012)?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Monolith
I run a tune from TT with my DASC. Very well...

I run a tune from TT with my DASC. Very well known in the SC arena. There is one other person doing M44 normally aspirated tunes. You can check on the 318ti boards.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By Monolith
Is yours an early production 1997 model? I...

Is yours an early production 1997 model?

I no longer have my factory intake system, but if memory serves it had the flexible boot right after the MAF like in the below photo:
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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Monolith
The Peake tool works by giving you a table to...

The Peake tool works by giving you a table to look up ("40") and a code within the table "1b." I asked because there are many different 1b codes each in a different table. The specific code you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Monolith
So you're getting a "40" and "1b" from the Peake...

So you're getting a "40" and "1b" from the Peake tool?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By Monolith
Just some suggestions - I would completely remove...

Just some suggestions - I would completely remove the intake "bellows." Stretch it out and inspect the folds for cracks. Check for any other possible intake air that would bypass the MAF and confuse...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Monolith
See the symptoms of a bad brake light switch for...

See the symptoms of a bad brake light switch for your car in the second post below:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Monolith
Best to have your codes read. You can do that...

Best to have your codes read. You can do that with INPA, a dealer or a good BMW shop. INPA is a simplified engineering software that you can program into a laptop and connect to your car to do...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-29-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Monolith
There is a reason for the code. Any chance you...

There is a reason for the code. Any chance you can get the codes read? Under what circumstances did the light come on? Your check engine light will only come on if the transmission code is severe...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Monolith
The defroster switch is most likely for the...

The defroster switch is most likely for the hardtop.

The center rotating switch is not factory. Probably a volume control for an aftermarket subwoofer. Just a guess.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By Monolith
These were installed on later M series cars. I...

These were installed on later M series cars. I did a short proposal write up before on what was needed to retrofit one. I'll see if I can find it again.

Here's the link. The last post was my...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-25-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Monolith
Just for clarification: Part #65776940191...

Just for clarification:

Part #65776940191 is the "seat occupancy control electronics" for the sensor mat (black box with blue lettering attached under the passenger seat).


The "sensor mat"...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Monolith
If it's cyclic, you might check the rear wheel...

If it's cyclic, you might check the rear wheel bearings. How many miles on the car?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Monolith
The zroadster.net forums are UK based. You might...

The zroadster.net forums are UK based. You might give that forum a shot as well.

I'm not familiar with the fault code names you've listed. You might have better luck listing the BMW three digit...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,321
Posted By Monolith
I would start with the easy and most likely...

I would start with the easy and most likely causes first. The easiest way is to get the BMW codes read at a dealership or independent BMW shop.

Separate out the airbag light from the rest. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By Monolith
Just for future reference - the A mode light...

Just for future reference - the A mode light should be lit all of the time. It is frequently burned out and thus it seems that only the M lights up. The tranny or engine can establish a "limp home...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Monolith
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=40440

http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=40440
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Monolith
Must be bad timing. I just looked at eBay and...

Must be bad timing. I just looked at eBay and only saw cat forward systems. Typically you can find Scorpion, Ansa, Sprint, Remus, etc. Are you looking for an upgrade or just a cheap replacement?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Monolith
The 2.0 engine was a straight six engine...

The 2.0 engine was a straight six engine available only outside of North America. I assume you're asking about using the catback for the 2.0 on the 1.9? There's usually some aftermarket versions on...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,136
Posted By Monolith
You might also want to consider Sloan Kettering...

You might also want to consider Sloan Kettering (NYC) and MD Anderson (Houston, TX). Both top rated centers.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By Monolith
Usually the U-joints make the center bearing go...

Usually the U-joints make the center bearing go bad. Just replacing the center bearing only lasts a few thousand miles. The U-joints themselves are not easily replaced. Most opt for a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-03-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Monolith
"3" is the position for sport mode in the 4L30E...

"3" is the position for sport mode in the 4L30E transmission (unless you have the Euro version and then you have an "S" switch position).
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