20 Most Recent 1998 BMW Z3 Roadster Questions & Answers


can i just alter my headlight on my z3, by the adjusters on the back of the headlights. i want to switch from right hand beam to left in france,

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered 2 days ago


P1174 - Fuel trim adaptive malfunction (Bank 1)
P1175 - Fuel trim adaptive malfunction (Bank 2)

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Oct 25, 2018


It is most likely a faulty sensor, you will need to scan it with diagnostic tool to help find problem

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Jan 26, 2018


On some BMW's of this vintage, lifting the handle would actuate the heated locks. So there was a microswitch on the handle itself. There's also a switch on the door jam -- part of the striker plate, at least on my E36.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Oct 08, 2017


That RPM sounds a little low, did BMW comment?

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Mar 19, 2017


The S/No is you serial number it is asking for. Try putting the S/N in the internet and see if that radio comes up with solutions. Otherwise take it to a dealer. For that I think they would have an answer for you as to how to fix it free of charge.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Dec 16, 2015


what bushings are you referring to. engine or suspension and which ones.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Sep 02, 2015


Bushels or Bushings?

A bushel is a weight of measure for things like grain or apples.

Bushings are typically used to cushion suspension and steering components. Worn bushings will create noise when turning or going over bumps and reduce precision of suspension. Depending on wear, initially not dangerous but should be dealt with before they get too bad.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Sep 02, 2015


Hi Cheryllyn:
I'm not familiar with the term "radiator plug" but anything to do with radiator and blew does not sound good.
What happened when you tried topping up?
When you try to turn the engine over, what happens? Is there a clicking sound? Any action from the started? Is the battery OK?
I'm thinking that what you are potentially dealing with will require some qualified mechanical expertise.
My suggestion?
Contact your favorite mechanic.
Best of luck.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Aug 28, 2015


Not saying much to help. There can be numerous causes and when it's overheating makes a difference.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Aug 28, 2015


you tube..guessing you didn't take it off. or dealer oem pic through the parts dept.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Jun 16, 2015


First try lubricating locks with powdered graphite. Avoid ALL liquid lock lubricants. Then work locks through all positions from passenger door. (single lock positions & double lock position) Lastly operate locks via boot lock.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on May 04, 2015


vacuum leak, two ccv's replace those....if not, the vacuum leak could be anywhere, valve cover gasket, intake manifold, any one of 30 vacuum lines...

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Apr 16, 2015


Possibly the Catalytic converter in the exhaust system a pollution device...

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015


This is not a job for the untrained or inexperienced. The system stores high pressure fuel which has to be taken care of. There are cleanliness issues to address, engine needs to be clean. All areas of connections, pipes etc need to be clean. There maybe special tools needed. You don't say why you are changing them, if the servicing has been done correctly they can do 150k with no problem. You will need a manual to ensure all steps are done properly and safely unless you have experienced help.

1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015


Bimmerfest.com, is an online BMW car owners community. I attached a link below. They have forums to ask & answer all kinds of questions on repair/maintenance of all years & models of BMW's. You may find your diagram there. Also try your public library, they have Chiltons manuals online there & Mitchell on Demand5 Auto Repair (In library use only). You can print out a copy of pages you need for 10 cents each. Good luck.
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1998 BMW Z3... | Answered on Dec 30, 2014

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