1997 BMW Z3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 BMW Z3

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Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.

Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

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Happened twice in past week,after stopping at a light i start up and it feels like im in a higher gear and really have to feather clutch and give extra throttle.Could i be low on trans oil? any other ideas,once moving shifts and drives fine.Thx.

car as not passed mot co2 is still to high can anyone help please!!!!!!!

140k miles. 1.9 l engine. Jumps out of 1st geat sometimes, usually when trans cold.

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THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN ...

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