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BMW Z3, Convertible
#21 of 104 bmw z3 transmission fluid change
Jan 11, 2008 (4:04 pm)
hi. my husband and i recently purchased a 1998 BMW Z3 with 90,000 miles. We had a local mechanic look at the car. We were told by the mechanic that the car never needs a transmission fluid change. is that true? we were also told by another mechanic that getting it changed at 100,000 was a good idea. should we take it to a BMW dealership to have the fluid changed? how much would that service cost? thanks for any advice. ymnowaktampabay.rr.com
Feb 19, 2008 (8:33 pm)
I just purchased a 97 Z-3 with 119K miles on it, runs great and looks like it just rolled out of the factory (rear window excluded) Any thoughts on maintenance I should do?
#23 of 104 Service Inspection Reset and Check Code Scan Tools for BWM
Apr 06, 2008 (6:35 am)
I have three BMW (a 1995 318I, a 2000 Z3 and a 2000 323Ci) and would like to start making basic maintenance services such as oil and filters change, spark plug, which are very expensive when done by the dealer without coupon. I am seeking advice on the inspection reset tool to buy. I would also be able to check the codes myself to avoid to the $95 diagnose fee when my airbag light goes on. I found a R5/FC X11 universal tool that could cover all the three cars but I am not sure this would also reset the inspection light and would like to know if there would be a better alternative.Thank you for your help and advises
#24 of 104 Oil change on BMW 1995 318i and 2000 323 Ci
Apr 06, 2008 (6:46 am)
Do you know of any reason why I could not use one of the vacuum existing on the market to drain the oil on these cars instead of getting underneath the car to remove the drain plug and draining the oil woul not work? Dealing with the jack, stripping the drain plug every now and again, and spilling the used oil is a pain to me.
#25 of 104 Re: Inspection II - vjoe_udo [haspelbein]
May 22, 2008 (7:23 am)
Thanks for your message regarding the work you have done on your Z3. Where did you buy the service light reset tool? I want to do my own oil changes, at least, and would like to have the tool. I have just bought a '98 Z3 after owning old Porsches for years, and am slowly learning about it. Any information would be appreciated.
#26 of 104 BMW Z3 Hard top
May 31, 2008 (4:34 am)
Does any one have experience with a hard top for their Z3? I am considering buying one for my '98 Z3 and would appreciate any comments on the pro''s and con's of using one.
#27 of 104 Re: BMW Z3 Hard top [brewejw]
Jun 11, 2008 (7:23 pm)
I bought a hardtop for my 02 last fall. I love it. I keep it on untill the end of April just because it's quiet, secure and looks cool. The trick is getting the right installation kit (about$450) from BMW. It took some research but was not beyond a shadetree mechanics ability.
#28 of 104 Re: BMW Z3 Hard top [brewejw]
Jul 03, 2008 (11:17 am)
I bouught my '99 Z3 in Dec '07, and it came with a spare hard top. I have put it on for winter, it is great! Much warmer and gives the car another cool look. From the back it now kind of looks like a porsche!
The only issue I'm having is the leaking around the windows with heavy rain, but other than that I can highly recommend it. Easy to put on - a 2 person job, but just clips in place.
#29 of 104 Help Conversion to MP3
Jul 08, 2008 (6:36 pm)
Z3 2001 Roadster 3.0L soft top.
It says it is pre-wired for a CD changer. That is what I want to use to hook up an iPod to the radio. I took a quick look in the trunk and pulled up the trunk floor that is velcro'd over the tool kit and battery, but did not find the wire that is used to hook up the CD changer/iPod.
Can anyone give me directions on where this is so I don't have to remove every cover in the truck to find it?
Has anyone done this already and do you have any suggestions?
Thanks for any help.
#30 of 104 Slow power windows
Jul 28, 2008 (7:42 am)
The driver's side power window in my '98 Z3 slows down a lot as it gets near the end of the open cycle. It seems normal going up, and the passenger side window works fine. Anyone out there with a similar problem and/or solution. Many thanks.