Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-02-2003, 08:30 PM
turbomike turbomike is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Phoenix, AZ
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7
Mein Auto: 98 M Roadster / 2002 Z06
Peake research code "Fd"

I am getting code "Fd" every once in a while. Sometimes it goes away on its' own. Sometimes I reset it. It usually comes back about 2 weeks later.

The manual says "Evap valve stuck closed". What does this mean? Is it a dealer fix? or DIY?

My car is a 98 M Roadster.

Thanks for any help.

Mike
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 04-06-2003, 06:43 PM
turbomike turbomike is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Phoenix, AZ
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7
Mein Auto: 98 M Roadster / 2002 Z06
Well, some lookers but no answers. I'll let you know what the dealer says.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-07-2003, 04:06 PM
ARC///M's Avatar
ARC///M ARC///M is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Chesnee,South Carolina 29323
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 975
Mein Auto: BMW 01 M Rdstr 00 M Coupe
NOT COOL ENOUGH

It may be the suction valve on the compressor does the fauly happen well the defrost or cooling is on.If so look towards the compressor or low side control.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-11-2003, 09:40 AM
turbomike turbomike is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Phoenix, AZ
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7
Mein Auto: 98 M Roadster / 2002 Z06
Nope - happens when nothing (cooling/heating) is on. Just top down 70ish Phoenix weather.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-29-2007, 04:36 PM
EdirtySicks EdirtySicks is offline
Registered User
Location: California
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: 97 m3
i REGISTERED JUST FOR THIS

I am having the same problems!!!

What is the answer?

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=901774
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2007, 07:13 PM
BILLK BILLK is offline
Registered User
Location: Dexter,Michigan
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 04Silverado,00MRoadster
My 2000 M Roadster would get the same code every November on the last ride before putting it up for the winter here in Michigan. Did it 3 winters in a row. I just reset and it didn't do it again till the next November. Fooled me this year and didn't do it. So I guess that's not much help but that's all I know...might look into it in the spring. It was always around 40-50 out so no air cond. on. Car only has 12,000 miles on it
__________________

Last edited by BILLK; 12-30-2007 at 07:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2007, 06:40 AM
lcjhnsn lcjhnsn is offline
Registered User
Location: Colchester CT
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 62
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
Peake code book says Fd = EVAP shut off valve stuck shut

the evap system draws fresh air through the charcol canister when the engine is running and traps fuel vapor in the canister when the engine is shut off

I'd guess the shut off valve is near the charcol canister
__________________


Lance J
Colchester, CT
BMW CCA - Connecticut Valley Chapter
Vice President - Activities Chairman - Newsletter Editor

Last edited by lcjhnsn; 12-31-2007 at 06:44 AM. Reason: clarification
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-03-2008, 05:58 PM
fofinha_0 fofinha_0 is offline
Registered User
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 1999 323i
I had an identical FD engine code. Located the evap valve solenoid right below the mass air flow sensor. My car has it up front because it is 99 323i convertible. Some older sedans have the valve in the trunk area. Well I took the valve out, sprayed in some penetrating lubricant, and connected toa 12 vdc battery, and toglled it on and off several times until i could hear the solenoid click. It has been working for a couple of months. After holidays I will buy a new one.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-02-2013, 09:12 AM
bamaz3bmw bamaz3bmw is offline
Registered User
Location: Alabama
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: 1998 Z3 2.8
Iwas getting the same code on my 98 z3 . I finally pulled down my charcoal canister and removed the evap valve. The valve was dirty and looking inside the canister it was caked with dust. I pit 12 volts dc to valve connector to open valve and clean with electrical clener and used air to blow out canister and valve. Now 200 miles and no more engine light. Use to come on every 40-50 miles

Last edited by bamaz3bmw; 03-02-2013 at 09:40 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-15-2013, 06:28 AM
bamaz3bmw bamaz3bmw is offline
Registered User
Location: Alabama
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: 1998 Z3 2.8
Ok 3 tanks of gas since the fix and still no more throwing codes
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-15-2013, 07:59 AM
Monolith Monolith is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 745
Mein Auto: 1997 Z3 1.9L DASC Auto
Thanks for posting a solution and the update.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms