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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-30-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
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: 434
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: 434
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: 448
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: 318
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: 4
Views: 540
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: 325
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: 543
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: 9,305
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: 577
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: 491
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: 312
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: 312
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: 1,952
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: 863
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: 1,216
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).
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-02-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By Monolith
That's the power steering reservoir. It uses ATF.

That's the power steering reservoir. It uses ATF.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Monolith
There's one clip on each side of the box. You're...

There's one clip on each side of the box. You're probably not seeing the one under the silencer (orange arrow at top of pic).

The gray foam inside the box has probably disintegrated by now so...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,704
Posted By Monolith
The tan "Z3" embroidered are NLA. UK seller had...

The tan "Z3" embroidered are NLA. UK seller had some for around $200.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Monolith
Glad to hear it all worked out. Thank you for...

Glad to hear it all worked out. Thank you for the updates!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Monolith
Since you have lean conditions, you might check...

Since you have lean conditions, you might check for a vacuum leak in the intake system (past the MAF). In some automotive systems, it takes two fault cycles before the lean code will be set (you...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-22-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Monolith
Unless you have ultra high mileage, a center...

Unless you have ultra high mileage, a center bearing failure is usually a symptom rather than a cause. A repeat failure in the short term points to bad ujoints, etc.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-27-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Monolith
Put the transmission in sport mode and post the...

Put the transmission in sport mode and post the tranny's shift points. Should be significantly higher than 4500rpms. The cam sensor should be a BMW original part and not aftermarket.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By Monolith
It's the sensor for the heated jet washers for...

It's the sensor for the heated jet washers for the windshield, not the ambient air temp sensor.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-23-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Z3 Roadster (E36/7) Clunk and vibrate at 2000rpm
Views: 793
Posted By Monolith
You can also check your differential mount. But...

You can also check your differential mount. But it would have to be toast before it would cause that much driveline issues. Engine mounts should also be checked since it occurs at certain...
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