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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Blacklane
Thanks for correcting me on that. So if...

Thanks for correcting me on that.

So if we're sure it's a 6-cylinder, that sounds like a great deal, unless there is a salvage title or something. A 2001 6-cylinder with 97K should cost around...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Blacklane
For $5K US for a 2001, that sounds like a...

For $5K US for a 2001, that sounds like a 4-cylinder version. That would be the M44 engine.

For 6-cylinders, S52 were used until 1998, then they changed to S52TU (Technology Upgrade). The S54...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-25-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Blacklane
If it's there, it would be at the slave cylinder....

If it's there, it would be at the slave cylinder. I believe in later models they stopped using them and just used a fixed orifice in the line at the slave cylinder. You could remove the line and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Blacklane
Do you have a Bentley manual? It's covered in...

Do you have a Bentley manual? It's covered in there, including the torque specs.

There aren't any special tools required, but I would replace the hoses while you are doing the job. Those...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-24-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Blacklane
No. It will probably come back. Few problems...

No. It will probably come back. Few problems fix themselves. You likely have a vacuum leak somewhere that makes the mixture difficult to calibrate. It could be CCV, MAF, or associated hoses, but...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-15-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Blacklane
Go to YouTube and search on "BMW Cooling System...

Go to YouTube and search on "BMW Cooling System Fail" and you will understand why you need to replace all of the plastic parts in the cooling system.
If a plastic cooling-system piece fails, it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Blacklane
Well, the mis-fires would have set codes. There...

Well, the mis-fires would have set codes. There are probably more codes set now.
A cause for roar under the hood is normally an intake leak, but that should be abundantly obvious. It could be the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Blacklane
Loud roaring sound and loss of power could mean a...

Loud roaring sound and loss of power could mean a clogged catalytic converter or kinked exhaust pipe. Could the roaring sound be coming from under the car?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Blacklane
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812532

The "Search This Forum" button is your friend.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,372
Posted By Blacklane
Did they install it? The brackets are cheap; the...

Did they install it? The brackets are cheap; the labor is expensive.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Blacklane
In your case, it sounds like the clutch is not...

In your case, it sounds like the clutch is not fully disengaging. You may need to bleed the clutch or replace the master or slave cylinder.
You can confirm by shifting with the engine off. If it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Blacklane
Don't the M's have dual-ear differentials, while...

Don't the M's have dual-ear differentials, while the non-M's have single ears?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-05-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Blacklane
I painted my windshield-washer bottle black. ...

I painted my windshield-washer bottle black. With a black car and black engine, the bottle looked like a random milk jug under there. I can't think of anything else that was strictly cosmetic.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Blacklane
Have you tried the "Search This Forum" button...

Have you tried the "Search This Forum" button near the top right of the forum page? There is a lot of information and opinions already posted here.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Blacklane
If you remove it and its mount, it leaves more...

If you remove it and its mount, it leaves more room for the aftermarket head unit wire bundle and adapter plug.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-01-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Blacklane
As Khammack says, a common mistake is to confuse...

As Khammack says, a common mistake is to confuse the white and blue wires.
Look over this thread before doing anything else:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=773088
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Blacklane
What do you mean "...it does nothing when I put...

What do you mean "...it does nothing when I put into gear"? What does nothing? The transmission, the fluid, the car?
Assuming you have an automatic transmission, have you driven the car to allow...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Blacklane
An alternator noise will change with engine speed...

An alternator noise will change with engine speed and disappear with the engine turned off.
It sounds like maybe your amplifier or head unit is going bad. That's kind of a good thing, since it was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Blacklane
Sounds like the very common third brake light...

Sounds like the very common third brake light seal leak and the convertible top sealing frame crack.

Look over this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=779381

Also use...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Blacklane
Maybe we should start a new thread on these...

Maybe we should start a new thread on these topics. This one is about trunk leaks.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Blacklane
Not sure I like the terms of use for that site...

Not sure I like the terms of use for that site and I'm not willing to play their game. There are many other BMW Manual sites that are legitimate and free.
What manuals are on it? Owner's manuals,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-25-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Blacklane
That's amazing. With so many reasonably-priced...

That's amazing. With so many reasonably-priced Z3s available, why are you doing a complete re-build? Is there something special about this car?
It looks like a fun project, though.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Blacklane
Your 1997 probably has the clutch-pack limited...

Your 1997 probably has the clutch-pack limited slip differential. The clutches do wear out. The best source of parts, tools and advice can be found at BimmerDiffs.com. That job is much easier with...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Blacklane
All of the plastic parts in your cooling system...

All of the plastic parts in your cooling system are becoming brittle and can lead to catastrophic loss of coolant which usually destroys the aluminum engine. You need to replace all of it: ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Blacklane
Actually, the camber is not your main problem;...

Actually, the camber is not your main problem; it's the toe-out. That's what is wearing the tires. The rear suspension of these cars is made so that, when the rear wheel is pushed up, such as the...
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