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 05-23-2011, 06:17 AM
Japowersports Japowersports is offline
Registered User
Location: Anderson, SC
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
Z3 M Roadster Clutch Issue

I'm new to the fourm and bear with me, im sure this subject has been beat into the ground, and ive searched the fourm just can not find the answers im looking for. I have a 2000 M raodster, in the morning when its cool out the Clutch and trans shift and feel normal, but has the day/drive goes along finding R-1-2 becomes a very hard task where i have to pump the clutch a few times to get it to go into gear, so i assume its the Master cyclinder that needs replaceing. Question is i can not find a good write up with a step by step guide and if and how i need to bleed it after words. Thanks for the help in advance
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 05-23-2011, 08:10 AM
Mikey48 Mikey48 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Charleston,S.C.
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 431
Mein Auto: BMW Z4 3.0
Hey, Check the FAQs-and How Tos section. I thimk I saw something on this in there. Good luck !
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-23-2011, 09:36 AM
Mpire's Avatar
Mpire Mpire is offline
The Anti-Rice
Location: Orlando
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 5,377
Send a message via AIM to Mpire Send a message via MSN to Mpire Send a message via Yahoo to Mpire
Mein Auto: S54 M Coupe x2, M52 Z3
Remove the clutch stop.
__________________
2001 Alpine / Schwartz Coupe
2001 Estoril / Estoril Coupe
2001 Steel Grey / Estoril Coupe
1999 Estoril / Estoril Coupe

Sunroofs are for girls.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2011, 10:48 AM
SUNZOUT SUNZOUT is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Bataiva, IL
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,575
Mein Auto: '00 M Roadster
Try bleeding the clutch before replacing anything.
__________________

TC Kline S/A Coilovers | Sharked | Turner Slotted Rotors | Axxis Ultimate Pads | SS Front Strut | IE Subframe Bushings | IE Rear Toe/Camber Kit
Whalen Shift Machine | Stygar Clutch Pedal | CDV Delete | LeatherZ Armrest | Whalen seat bushings | Z3Solutions Windblocker | Shift Pin fix
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-23-2011, 12:48 PM
Japowersports Japowersports is offline
Registered User
Location: Anderson, SC
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
Clutch Stop?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-23-2011, 06:50 PM
Japowersports Japowersports is offline
Registered User
Location: Anderson, SC
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
Hate to sound dumb but on the Z how do you bleed it?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-25-2011, 07:55 PM
Ashaman074 Ashaman074 is offline
Registered User
Location: Chicagoland
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Mein Auto: M Coupe
I had the same problem, replacing the clutch line with a braided stainless line helped a LOT. The theory I saw floating around was that the rubber hose expanded thereby reducing the pressure applied to the slave cylinder, and as it heated up it expanded even more. Obviously, a braided line does not suffer from this problem. Could have been coincidence, but once I put the new line in I didn't have to problem again.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-10-2013, 02:40 PM
Goldeneye007 Goldeneye007 is offline
Bond007
Location: South Carolina
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
That is a great explanation to a common problem from what I understand. Your answer in addition to the explanation gave me a visual of what is going on. I have a 2000 M Roadster with the same problem and I have had the slave cylinder replaced,new fluids, transmission tail seal replaced and it still does the same thing. After reading your reply to the other guys problem I am going to replace the clutch line. There was another person that answered my post originally with the same answer but I just didnt listen. Hard heads make soft asses I suppose. Thanks for the post reply though. 007
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-11-2013, 07:53 PM
WB-MZ WB-MZ is offline
Registered User
Location: Northern CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 46
Mein Auto: M Roadster
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashaman074 View Post
I had the same problem, replacing the clutch line with a braided stainless line helped a LOT. The theory I saw floating around was that the rubber hose expanded thereby reducing the pressure applied to the slave cylinder, and as it heated up it expanded even more. Obviously, a braided line does not suffer from this problem. Could have been coincidence, but once I put the new line in I didn't have to problem again.
I had the exact same experience in my 2000 M Roadster. The hotter it got the worse it shifted, actually impossible to shift when really hot.. I replaced the clutch line with a braided SS line and have never had the problem since and that was probably 8 to 10 years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-12-2013, 06:47 AM
Goldeneye007 Goldeneye007 is offline
Bond007
Location: South Carolina
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
I really appreciate being part of a forum where there is such a vast bank of knowledge and experience that we can dig into to find a solution to our beloved cars problems. Im not happy that anyone has to suffer through these problems but it sure is nice for them to share the experience and solution to help make it easier on others like me that would otherwise drive themselves crazy looking for a remedy. Thanks all for the help. 007
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 06:12 AM.


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