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  1. BMW Z3 1.8 3M Gloss Blue Raspberry wrap.

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I have just given an old dog a new lease of life. My 1997 Z3 has a pretty good engine with 87K miles. I have treated it to new roof, refurbed wheels, vinyl wrap and new badges ,handles, aerial etc. It is a 1.9 140 hp model (title is incorrect)
  2. Z3 Drivers seat belt clip tidy

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi I trust I am in the correct area for this question? I have had the the misfortune in braking the seat-belt clip tidy on the driver seat, it is on the side of the headrest. Has anyone done this or had experience of striping the leather cover from the seat to get at the mount for this blessed...
  3. Z3 Hardtop Height Guages?

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hello everyone! I am new to this Forum and looking for help in tracking down a set of Hardtop Height Fitting Guages??? I realise that they cannot be sourced from BMW - BUT I am sure that some resourceful member has managed to come up with the specifications of the items!!! Has anyone...
  4. Z3 Instrument Cluster Coding - OBD, OBDII, ADS

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    I have a beautiful 2001 Z3 1.9i which I have had since 2002, but unfortunately, the instrument cluster has died (though I do have another one from another car). I have trawled the internet for hours and am completely bemused about how to set about recoding the cluster (Kombi). The first thing...
  5. Z3 Instrument Cluster Recoding

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a 2001 Z3 and with a broken instrument cluster that I am told is irreparable by both Autotronics and also a company in Birmingham (BB something remanufacturing). I also have a replacement unit which part works - there are no error codes and the speedo and fuel gauge work but the...
  6. E36 Z3 v8

    Hi. Am new to forum and first post. Am putting M62b35 into e36 z3. Would love to hear from anyone who has done this and especially about immo delete on e39 535i.
  7. Z3 heated seat switch dim

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, One of my switches for the heated seats (facelift) is much dimmer than the other. I've replaced with another switch and it's the same. Any ideas please? Cheers, Matt.
  8. Z3 air con / fan

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I have asked on another Forum (unfortunately without much success), so I'm hoping someone on here might know! Following a recent service including coolant change, I've noticed that whenever the air con is switched on, the fan comes on and off at regular intervals (maybe 10 seconds on, 10...
  9. Z3 (E36) Electrical Problem

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I'm hoping to get some help! I've got a 2.8 litre Z3 that is tricky to start. If I charge up the battery and turn the key, all I get is the sound of the starter solenoid - it doesn't turn over. I've replaced the battery and that made no difference. Interestingly I can jump start it from...
  10. Problem with INPA and accessing a Z3's DSC controller

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hope someone can point me in the right direction with this one... My mate has been working on the suspension/brakes of his 2000 Z3 with the M54 2.2lt engine. He's had the wheel speed sensors disconnected, but even after reconnecting, he has the DSC & Brake lights on his dashboard. He's also...
  11. Bmw z3 steering

    Hi everyone I recently had a problem with my steering rack on a bmw z3 and after a long battle Reading and gathering information on wich rack fits on my car as it is said the front suspension is from a e36 and rear is e30.I so I did research and found out that the e46 rack fits 100 percent...
  12. Z3 3.0, Potential purchase subframe advice

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi I am interested in buying a really nice 2000 reg z3 3.0, low miles in what appears to be lovely condition. My concern is the subframe issues and being no expert I’m unsure if there is anything to be worried about. The kind owner has taken some photos of the boot flooring and the welds. I’m...
  13. E36 318is or z3 M44 free remap this week

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    We need a e36 or z3 with a 1.9i M44 engine fitted to use so we can test one of our ecus so our customer can race his car in Nigeria on the 20th this month For letting us use your car we will give you a free remap If anyone can help us please call me on 07831103030 Thanks Jason BW...
  14. Buying a bmw z3

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I was looking at a 1997 bmw z3 1.9L with only 64000 miles on it. Not sure if it’s a good buy or not so asking your guys’ opinions. Haven’t seen it in person but owner sent me bunch of pictures of everything and everything looks good. But for a 21 year old car with that low of mileage, not...
  15. 2000 E46 328ci se - z3 engine compatability ?

    General BMW Discussions
    hi I have decided to stop throwing money at this engine cba with all the error codes I have sourced a m52tu engine from a 1999 Z3 2.8 my question is will this engine just fit right in or is there a difference from car to car I have googled for the answer and can not find anything thank you for...
  16. Expansion tank removal Z3

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi All, Does anybody know whether the two pins to remove the expansion tank on a Z3 are allen key or pozi scewdriver. Im having trouble removing them, any suggestion please. Actually it is supposed to be a 5mm allen key, the problem is that the last owner may have tried to get the tank out...
  17. BMW 1999 Z3 2.8 pre face lift

    Hi there I recently purchased a 1999 BMW Z3 2.8 pre facelift with loads of extras. It has electric heated seats. I believe the bushes are gone on on the seats as there is a slight movement when i accelerate or brake. Can you please give me an idea of what it would cost me to replace them...
  18. 1999 2.8 z3

    Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Looking for rear sub frame complete with GOOD 3.15 diff, drive shafts etc Dont need wheels, brake discs, calipers springs or shocks. thanks
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  20. 1998 E36 Z3 New stereo Alpine CDE-9880R

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    This is my current set up (Pioneer AVH 6650 DVD with iPod connector): Overall I've been pretty happy with it - but TBH I don't really use the screen that much (not much use in a roadster!) and its iPod...