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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 Roadster, Z3 coupe, Z3 M Roadster and Z3 M Coupe talk with our gurus here.

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Old 05-23-2008, 11:11 PM
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:24 PM
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:54 PM
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Question 1996 Z3 seat rail bushings

Does any one have installation instructions ?
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:05 AM
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:32 PM
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Lets remove the Z3 door panel (part two)

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>>>> SEE ABOVE POST #58 <<<<

Screws are one use.















Pin tool is now $76.74r



Hook tool is now $34.51r












Removing outside handle:













Lock Cylinder removal:


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Old 02-16-2009, 08:19 PM
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:46 AM
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:59 PM
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:38 AM
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The Z3 FAQ post is for how to content. Please do not post in this thread asking for specific information not listed in this post. Please create a new thread in the general Z3/Z4 forum with your questions–you will get better responses this way!
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:30 AM
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I knew the sunroof headroom was more.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:27 PM
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Went to your highlighted "Skins seat bushing lineup" but I was taken to an unrelated site. I have an 98 Roadster with about 52K and the seats are loose. Will the bushing kit from BMW fix this problem?

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wrong place to post - but Order bushing from http://www.whalenshiftmachine.com/

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Recently inspected a 2000 M Roadster for sale for a fellow board member. As part of the inspection noted a problem with the temperature control which I think is becoming fairly common on the older cars that spend lots of time outside. Accordingly, I think this link is appropriate.

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Recently inspected a 2000 M Roadster for sale for a fellow board member. As part of the inspection noted a problem with the temperature control which I think is becoming fairly common on the older cars that spend lots of time outside. Accordingly, I think this link is appropriate.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...+control+issue
I have invested in metal balls, taps, etc to fix this. I even bought a drill press to make sure the hole was straight.

If anyone wants me to fix their lever arm, they can mail it to me and I will repair and return it for $15.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:10 PM
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slk32 hasn't been around in a while, but this post from him should be in the FAQ since all of the Z3's suffer from the blend flap getting stuck and it's getting more expensive to deal with the consequences (broken flap control arm). What I mean is that instead of linking to it, it'd be nice to have it copied into the FAQ.

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How to Install a Speedometer Calibrator

How to install a SpeedoDRD speedometer calibrator to fix a speedometer that reads too low or too high:

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From the Owner's Manual:

Emergency actuator

If the electrics or hydraulics fail, the soft-top can be raised/lowered by means of the emergency
actuator.
To raise the soft-top using the emergency actuator, the following procedure must be followed:
- Open bypass circuit on hydraulic pump unit by pulling cable.
- Release soft-top stowage compartment catch by pulling cable.
- Raise soft-top to windscreen top rail by hand.
- Engage windscreen top rail lock using Allen key.

For lowering the soft-top with the emergency actuator, the procedure is reversed.

Opening bypass circuit on hydraulic pump unit:
In the boot on the left-hand side below the soft-top stowage compartment base there is a
release cable with a plastic pull handle. The plastic pull handle is pulled out as far as it will
go and then locked in that position by turning it through 90º. This opens a bypass circuit
in the hydraulic pump unit. The soft-top can then be moved by hand.
(Note: If your hydraulic top motor is very corroded it is likely the bypass release handle will not release the bypass valve).

Emergency stowage compartment catch release

The soft-top stowage compartment catch must then be released. This involves pulling the
release cable on the rear boot trim panel. The soft-top stowage compartment catch then
disengages. The release cable is on the boot bulkhead. Pulling the release cable handle
from inside the boot releases the soft-top stowage compartment catch. The soft-top can
then be raised up to the windscreen top rail by hand.
Operating the windscreen top rail lock manually:
To lock the soft-top to the windscreen top rail, the plastic trim on the front roof bow must
be removed. Below the plastic trim panel is a socket-head bolt. Using the Allen key supplied
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:39 AM
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Changing a Slave Cylinder (OR BMW won't go into gear)

Ok I used this forum to help troubleshoot my 1996 BMW Z3 won't go into gear. I used my Blog to track troubleshooting the issue and then ultimately changing out the Slave Cylinder. Hope it helps someone.

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I am looking at a 2002 M Roadster.
It ran fine and nothing was heard while driving the car.
While standing on the curb, as the car was driven away a tinney sound was heard as it
was wound up through the gears.
Any clue as to what that sound was or what caused it?

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Its probably the rasp caused by putting the cats inside the engine bay instead of under the car where they belong.

Also, a contributing factor is that we don't get the resonator they install on the euro cars.

Its normal for the S54.

If you heard a banging or a stumbling then that's a different story.
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