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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-19-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By ITsec
The car started no problem, but the idle was real...

The car started no problem, but the idle was real rough the whole car was shaking and it was still drivable. I guess I lucked out and it was just the spark plugs that went bad.

The misfires...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By ITsec
Hey bna1dew check this link out very informative...

Hey bna1dew check this link out very informative http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=897616

So I only replaced the spark plugs, cleaned MAF sensor, added Seafoam to fuel, and inspected...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-01-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By ITsec
I filled her up with Shell 93 octane and added...

I filled her up with Shell 93 octane and added some Seafoam to the fuel tank. While doing some spirited driving on the highway the CEL went off. So looks like she good to go now.
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By ITsec
I think there might be a problem with the DISA...

I think there might be a problem with the DISA valve. After work today, I'm going to do some troubleshooting on the DISA. Found out you can just replace the worn parts for $75 instead of buying a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-31-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By ITsec
The CEL came on again today, but only got 1 code:...

The CEL came on again today, but only got 1 code:

P0171 Fuel System Too Lean (Bank 1)

So I'm assuming by just replacing the spark plugs I was able to correct the misfire on cylinders 2, 3, 5, &...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By ITsec
I guess the spark plug was just seized. I put...

I guess the spark plug was just seized. I put some PB blaster down there and let it soak for about 20 mins, then used my breaker bar and slowly put some torque on it. The car seems to be running...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By ITsec
I was told that a bad/dirty MAF sensor will make...

I was told that a bad/dirty MAF sensor will make a code for a lean condition on both banks. I have cleaned the MAF sensor.

I'm currently in the middle of changing the spark plugs, but ran into a...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By ITsec
Misfire Cylinder 2,3,5,6 / Lean Bank 1&2 *Help*

My wife's Z3 3.0 has been garaged for a few days while hurricane Sandy came through. Today the weather cleared up and she decided to run a few errands. During this time the car ran rough during...
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