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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
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: 401
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: 465
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: 465
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: 195
Posted By ZZZING
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
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: 201
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: 560
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: 389
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: 415
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: 575
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: 575
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: 324
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: 596
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: 420
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: 760
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: 265
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: 307
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: 9,328
Posted By ZZZING
Thanks

Nice to have a pdf version
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By ZZZING
Part Number 51-14-8-410-661 and 51-14-8-410-662

Left and right. This is the clear hockey stick shaped piece that protects the paint inside the hood area near the doors. I had this replaced way back under warranty.
...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-14-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By ZZZING
Yeah Weathershield definitely thinner

Weathershield is more water resistant and dries faster as well, but I found that the tropical sun really took a toll on it, the sunbrella is holding up well so far, aside from the velcro fasteners...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-13-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By ZZZING
For extreme sunshine

Take a look at the Sunbrella fabric option, it is a little bulkier, but will hold up longer in extreme UV conditions. I went through 3 weathershield covers (and original tyvek cover), now using the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 06-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By ZZZING
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By ZZZING
Remover wipers, then the clips

Not too difficult once you get the wipers off. I used a big channel lock and rocked them back and forth a bit then they pulled off. Make sure to check/mark orientation of the wipers.
Definitely...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By ZZZING
Diff oil

If you don't know when it was last changed, go ahead and change it now. Then change at 30,000 mile intervals
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