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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Blacklane
I don't think it will solve your problem. I...

I don't think it will solve your problem.
I used to have a truck that had a pinhole in the fuel line inside the tank but downstream from the pump. When the pump stopped, the pressure immanently...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Blacklane
First, the pressure is supposed to drop quickly. ...

First, the pressure is supposed to drop quickly. It's made that way. It quickly recovers when the ignition switch is turned on.
If you want to know which line is the pressurized on, start at the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Blacklane
This may help, but it may be different on a later...

This may help, but it may be different on a later model.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Blacklane
This has been posted many times here. Near the...

This has been posted many times here. Near the top of the forum page, on the right, is a button labeled "Search This Forum." That will help you find those posts plus much more info you didn't know...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Blacklane
Usual cause is a bad gas cap gasket, followed by...

Usual cause is a bad gas cap gasket, followed by bad fuel vapor hoses that follow the fuel line back to the fuel tank. It could also be the evap solenoid. This article should help: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Blacklane
It's written on a green sticker near the radiator.

It's written on a green sticker near the radiator.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Blacklane
You're welcome for my meager contributions, but...

You're welcome for my meager contributions, but you should also know that the king of helpful posts here, Ron Stygar, has recently passed away.

His web page is being maintained by other...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Blacklane
The electric fan comes on low-speed when (1) the...

The electric fan comes on low-speed when (1) the air conditioner switch in the cabin is engaged, or (2) when the radiator temperature reaches 91 degrees C. It turns on high-speed when the radiator...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-24-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Blacklane
The gear could be just showing the strain of too...

The gear could be just showing the strain of too much friction in the rest of the system. Lubricate the sliders and tracks and see what happens.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-21-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Blacklane
Screeching behind your head is the classic...

Screeching behind your head is the classic symptom of a bad top rear shock mount. Happens all the time. Aftermarket ones from Rogue Engineering, Meyle, and others are superior, so replace with one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-17-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Blacklane
There are a couple of choices and trade-offs that...

There are a couple of choices and trade-offs that have been discussed here.
Near the top of the forum page, on the right, is a button labeled "Search This Forum." Use that to find all you need to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Blacklane
The oil on the outside of the transmission is...

The oil on the outside of the transmission is coming from the shift shaft seal. It's nothing to worry about, but could be easily fixed the next time the transmission is removed.
The clutch pedal...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Blacklane
I would check the Giubo (flex disk) and the...

I would check the Giubo (flex disk) and the transmission mounts first. They fail often and are easy to replace.
It could be a bad center support bearing on the driveshaft.
You don't say how many...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-16-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Blacklane
There are two seat heater switches that go there...

There are two seat heater switches that go there (or blank plates if no seat heater installed). I think that's what's missing.
For wires in the console, there should also be a lighter light and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Blacklane
Have you checked RealOEM.com? They generally...

Have you checked RealOEM.com?
They generally come in different lengths to accommodate different wheel thicknesses and additional spacers.
The easiest thing to do is remove one and measure it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-14-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Blacklane
I've never seen an arrangement like that, but the...

I've never seen an arrangement like that, but the bottle on the right near the windscreen looks like a washer fluid bottle. BMW uses a huge bottle for washer fluid.
You can always taste the fluids:...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-13-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Blacklane
I believe the early Sport package was similar to...

I believe the early Sport package was similar to the late "M Sport" package: better seats, steering wheel, and wheels. It might have included the woodgrain center console and trip computer instead...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-12-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,738
Posted By Blacklane
You might have better luck in the Z4 forum: ...

You might have better luck in the Z4 forum:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=186

This is a Z3 forum.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Blacklane
Maybe you have a bad catalytic converter. What...

Maybe you have a bad catalytic converter.
What were the codes you cleared?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-09-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Blacklane
A bad MAF is certainly plausible. Lots of people...

A bad MAF is certainly plausible. Lots of people have problems with non-OEM MAFs. If yours has been replaced, you should certainly consider replacing it.
I assume that since you can read fuel...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Blacklane
It's more common for the coolant temperature...

It's more common for the coolant temperature sensor to be under-reading the engine temperature, which keeps the DME in open-loop mode. That is easy to see with a scan tool.

The usual failure of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Blacklane
The VANOS seals are inside a big piston at the...

The VANOS seals are inside a big piston at the end of the camshaft. They are not visible. The oil line you see pressurizes the VANOS piston. The VANOS changes the valve timing as a function of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-08-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Blacklane
It sounds like a bad CCV valve is causing the car...

It sounds like a bad CCV valve is causing the car to burn oil. Pretty common and pretty easy to fix.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-08-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Blacklane
Sounds like the CCV is bad and you're burning...

Sounds like the CCV is bad and you're burning oil. Pretty common.
Sounds like you also have bad VANOS seals, causing the sluggishness.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-06-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Blacklane
"Whoom Whoom Whoom" usually means a separated...

"Whoom Whoom Whoom" usually means a separated tire ply.
Differentials usually sound like a high-pitch whine if the problem is the pinion gear or a gravely growl if it's carrier bearings.
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