1998 BMW Z3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 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.

I noticed when driving home from S.C. where I purchased my car the seat would move a quarter of an inch when braking. I have read before that they are problems with these rails. I have not found a recall. I guess I will replace them myself. Just saying.

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I have a 98, 70,000 mi, time for serpentine belt change.. I had one dealer tell me they would change "both" for $240.. Another dealer says they think there are three... I had another repair shop quote me $800.00. Frustrating.

Makes the "card shuffling noise" when I make a right hand turn. No noise when driving straight or turning left. Car does not "bounce" or make noises when I push down on the rear. Lug nuts seem secure. Tire/wheel noticeably tilts inward at the top. No "wobble" detect...

sometimes it will crank and start in nuetral and some times not at all,,,

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