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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-16-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By muellesx
Z3: Throttle Control on the 2000 2.8

My 2000 Z3 (M52TUB28) has twice now thrown a code P1542 and gone into limp mode. The first time, about 3 months ago, I stripped the intake down to the throttle body and noticed that the ducting was...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-22-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,319
Posted By muellesx
I have the same problem, and I did have some...

I have the same problem, and I did have some short-term success with superglue, but after about 4 weeks, it's coming loose again. I agree... time for a new window. Does anyone know how difficult it...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-20-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,152
Posted By muellesx
Quick follow-up: I thought I'd see if cleaning...

Quick follow-up: I thought I'd see if cleaning the throttle-body would have any effect, and in doing so, I discovered that the intake was not clamped onto the throttle body very well... it came off...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,152
Posted By muellesx
Z3: Code P-1542

All - I'm going to have to take my beloved Z3 into the shop, and I always like to go armed with a little knowledge, which I've found I can get from this forum in spades! Here's the issue:

I have...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-26-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By muellesx
You guys rock! Thanks for the photo-explanation....

You guys rock! Thanks for the photo-explanation. Love this forum.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-23-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By muellesx
Z3: External Air Temperature Sensor

The onboard computer on my 2000 Z3 has been griping at me for a while now about the outside temp... it'll beep and cycle over to the temperature (which reports to be much lower than I know the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-09-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,929
Posted By muellesx
My experience (at about 69K miles) was that the...

My experience (at about 69K miles) was that the plastic impeller sheered off; no dramatic bomb going off under my hood, just an immediate and total stop to the flow of coolant. There is no warning...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By muellesx
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. And yes, I...

Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. And yes, I learned about the crappy plastic impeller in the stock BMW water-pump; only took 2 weeks after purchase to shear that thing off! I replaced it with a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By muellesx
Z3 Manual Transmission Question

I recently purchased a 2000 Z3. I got it for what I felt like was a great price, and was alright with the clunkiness I noticed when shifting. It has 70,000 miles, and it in otherwise great shape. ...
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