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BMW Z3, Convertible
Sep 11, 2009 (3:59 pm)
My brother borrowed my 2001 BMW z3 (yes I know!!!!), and when he returned it it had overheated bad (!!! yes I know!!!) needles to say, we are not on speaking terms, but... now I need to remove the the valve system, but and when I attempt to take out the injection system, even though all the screws are removed, it has something that does not let it come out and instead it pops back in. Please if anyone knows how to remove this and want to share I will REALLY appreciated.
#48 of 104 serpentine belt diagram 98 Z3M
Sep 12, 2009 (12:43 pm)
does anyone know where a belt diagram for a 1998 Z3M is located on the web?
Sep 19, 2009 (6:39 am)
Has anyone experienced a problem with mounting the Falken 912's on the front rims of a 98 Z3M. My local tire shop mounted the rear tires sucessfully but could not get the front tires to seal on the rims.
#50 of 104 Ten Key Limit
Sep 25, 2009 (11:23 am)
Ten Key LimitI just found out that BMW has a 10 key limit on all its cars. That means that you can only ever have 10 keys made for any particular BMW over the life of the car unless you pay BMW $1000 to put in a new ignition and then pay the dealer for the keys. If anyone else has suffered this problem, please send me a note at techsharkprodigy.net. Thanks!
#51 of 104 Re: Slow Power Window [lhs2miler]
Jan 07, 2010 (2:17 am)
I had this problem with the passenger window. It only was a problem after it had been humid for a while. The window would only go down about an inch and would stop. I fixed the problem by spraying silicone into the grove and on the window itself and putting the window up and down on a dry day. That fixed the problem for about two years. It's time to do it again. Cost: $10.
Mar 13, 2010 (3:00 pm)
My 98 z3 engine light has come on . when I started the car it seemed to have a shake,I had to drive it home it seemed fine but the light stayed on. I had it checked at a local garage. They said it had to do with the sensor to the cam and needed more tests. I was not sure they knew what they were doing and did not want to spend any more if the test were not conclusive as they indicated. I do not know of a reputable mechanic and the dealership here is not good. They had my car three different times to fix the same minor problem. Can anyone shed light on what the problem might be so I have a clue when I take it to a mechanic. I have only had the car 2 years have hardly driven it . i am about ready to dump it , it only has 68,000 miles.
#53 of 104 What are the best tires for a 1999 BMW Z3 2.3 ???
Mar 13, 2010 (10:56 pm)
Was running Avon M&S 225/50 ZR16 92W on all 4 wheels, which were good. They are not made anymore. My research shows the Continental ExtremeContact DWS (Ultra High Performance All-Season) seem to be the most suggested tire according to all the tire retailers I spoke to. I need new front tires and might conceder replacing all 4. I have found them installed for $110. I also want to continue using Nitrogen Gas instead of plain old air. What tires would you suggest?
Mar 28, 2010 (5:15 pm)
Hi folks just purchased my first BMW Z3 it's a 2000 2.5 6cly with 36,772 Miles.Questions I have if anyone could help are the A/M Button next to my auto shifter what is the M mode used for in reading the book it's very vague also my Check Engine light has a mind of it's own, on one day off the next few days then on again???
and worst of all is the unusual seat movement in both seats about 1/2 inch travel whe stopping and starting seems that would have been a recall item does anyone else have these problems with their 2000 z3.Thanks for any help possible God Bless
Mar 28, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Hi just bought my first BMW it's a 2000 Z3 with 36,722 miles, It's automatic with a A/M button next to the shifter does anyone know what the M feature is for the book is very vague on the subject,Also CHECK ENGINE light doesn't know weather it wants to stay on or off???
any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks
#56 of 104 Re: 2000 Z3 [jose5010]
Mar 29, 2010 (4:57 pm)
The seat movement is due to deteriorated rubber bushings in the seat rails. I replaced mine using plastic discs I made from my recycling bin. There is a you-tube vdeo that explains exactly how to replace them. Go to youtube .com and plug in BMW seat repair.