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BMW Z3, Convertible
#53 of 104 What are the best tires for a 1999 BMW Z3 2.3 ???
Mar 13, 2010 (11:56 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 (6:15 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 (6:42 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 (5:57 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.
#57 of 104 Re: 2000 Z3 [sessman1]
Mar 29, 2010 (8:34 pm)
Hey Thanks alot the vid really makes it look managable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#59 of 104 Re: 2000 Z3 [bornleader]
Mar 29, 2010 (9:04 pm)
Hi thanks Dave.On the shifter question I'm still a little confused.I'm in D for drive and to the left is a button labeled A/M now if I put it M mode and bump the shifter up I'm going to end up in neutral ????????? My Manual says that the M puts the car in 4th gear and keeps it there, so when leaving a stop you need a heavy foot to get up speed,so I'm guessing this is meant to be used on the highway??
#60 of 104 Re: 2000 Z3 [jose5010]
Mar 29, 2010 (9:21 pm)
Hmmm, my Z is a 2001 and is automatic. But I can manually shift it through the gears as I described. My transmission is Steptronic and if yours is not then that might explain the difference.
This is from my manual
Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
You can drive as with a normal automatic
transmission. In addition, you can
also shift manually.
When you move the selector lever from
the "D" position to the left into the M/S
range, the performance-oriented shift
programs of the automatic transmission
are engaged. As soon as you briefly
touch the selector lever in the "+" or "–"
direction, Steptronic changes the gear.
The manual mode is engaged. When
you wish to use the automatic transmission
mode again, move the selector
lever to the right into the "D" position.
The automatic transmission of your
BMW is equipped with Adaptive Transmission
Control (ATC), a system which
reacts with precision to your individual
driving style and the driving conditions.
To achieve this, different shift programs
are automatically engaged.
For additional details concerning the
ATC, please refer to the chapter
"Advanced technology" on page 166.
Selector lever positions
P R N D M/S + –
#61 of 104 Re: 2000 Z3 [bornleader]
Mar 29, 2010 (9:58 pm)
I see,Yea mine doesn't have that feature it's D-drive 3-sports mode,2&1 are for towing
and to left on console there is a button with an A or M which does what I stated earlier according to the book buy it's very vague and you when you visit your local dealer service dept and they think like me it's used for highway then it makes you wander then who made the doggone car DUH????Their not for sure they think????????