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BMW Z3 Service Manual:
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002

1.9, 2.3, 2.5i, 2.8, 3.0i, 3.2
Z3 Roadster, Z3 Coupe, M Roadster, M Coupe

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 8 3/8 in. x 11 in.
1152 pages
1577 B/W photos and illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1617-9
Price: $119.95

The BMW Z3 Service Manual: 1996-2002 is a comprehensive source of service information and technical specifications available for the BMW Z3 Roadster and Coupe up through the 2002 model year.

New durable hardcover format - This BMW manual is now being published as a durable, long-lasting hardcover book designed to withstand many years of use in a professional shop or home garage.

Though the do-it-yourself BMW owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information, the BMW owner who has no intention of working on his or her car will find that reading and owning this manual will make it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.

Models, engines, and engine management systems covered in this BMW repair manual :

Z3 Roadster, Z3 Coupe:

  • M44 engine with Bosch DME M5.2 (4-cyl.)
  • M52 engine with Siemens DME MS 41.1 (6-cyl.)
  • M52 TU engine with Siemens DME MS 42.1 (6-cyl.)
  • M54 engine with Siemens DME MS 43.0 (6-cyl.)

M Roadster, M Coupe:

  • S52 engine with Siemens DME MS 41.1 (6-cyl.)
  • S54 engine with Siemens DME MS S54 (6-cyl.)

Transmissions covered (remove, install, external service) in this BMW service manual:

Manual Transmission:

  • Getrag S5D 250 G
  • ZF S5D 310 Z

Automatic Transmission:

  • A4S 270 R
  • A5S 360 R
  • A5S 390 R

Technical highlights:

  • Maintenance procedures for everything from brake fluid changes to interpreting the malfunction indicator light (MIL). This manual tells you what to do, how and when to do it, and why it is important.
  • Engine and cylinder head service, including valve clearance adjustment on the S54 engine.
  • Information for specific BMW Z3 driveability problems, including explanation of engine management systems and OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics II).
  • Theory of operation and repair information for Bosch DME M5.2, Siemens DME MS 41.1, MS 42.1, MS 43.0, and MS S54 engine management, DISA (dual resonance intake system), resonance/turbulence intake manifold and single and double VANOS (Variable Camshaft Timing).
  • Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair, including hydraulic clutch, gearshift linkage, and driveshaft.
  • Heating and air conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement.
  • Body adjustments and repairs, including convertible top replacement and adjustment.
  • Wiring schematics and extensive electrical component section specifying power distribution, grounds, and component locations with detailed illustrations and photos.

Additional technical content

For additional technical content for model year 1996 through 2002 BMW Z3 models, visit our online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
BMW Z3 MY 1996 - 2002 (E36-7, E36-8)

Publishing note: Prior to February 2010, this book was published in a softcover edition (ISBN 978-0-8376-1250-8)

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BMW Z3 Roadster 2000
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020 Maintenance
Routine maintenance procedures such as checking brake pad thickness.
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117 Camshaft Timing Chain
Engine and cylinder head service, including VANOS timing chain setup and adjustment.
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130 Fuel Injection
Fuel injection service and repair, including explanation of Siemens engine management systems.
BMW Z3 Service Manual: 1996-2002
BMW Z3 Service Manual: 1996-2002
Wholesale Case Quantity: 5
BSIN: BZ02
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1617-9 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1617-9 (ISBN-13)
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