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Old 08-10-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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Much help needed

A few months back we got a 1998 Z3 1.9 from California, (we're in Canada). Anyhow, a few things have come up that I can't find by searching the site and google.
1. Catalytic convertor is dead, needs replacing. Does anybody know whether a cat that is good for 48 states would pass aircare in BC (and yes, i realize most are not from around here) And perhaps a reputable site to purchase this item from (cost is not a huge issue, but of course I have to say it, the cheaper the better)?
2. Passenger seat motor is dead, needs replacing. But I cannot find this item anywhere to purchase, and since this is an American only model, the wrecker is out of the question, cars also a little new for that. So does anybody know of where to purchase this item? Or whether it can be scabbed from a similar model, like a 318 or similar?
Any help would be much appreciated, but I know that its a long shot.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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I live in Alberta (Calgary) so i know what problems you might have with emmsions and shit. One from the states should be fine, but i recommend getting one from a local dealership. it may be a bit more expensive but since you said cost isnt to much of an issue then its probably ur best bet.


As for the seat motor i cant help to much. But my guess is a motor from another car, say 318 as u said, may work. I can try to find out for you tommorow though.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:13 PM   #3
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OK, i went to the dealership today (for foglights, damm there expensive). I asked the guy there about the seat motor for the Z3, it turns out theres 2 motors, one at the front one at the back. Each one controls differnt seat functions. Sadly an OEM motor will run about $150-200. The guy said there is a slight chance that a motor from a 328 would work, but youd have to check the part numbers on em to see.
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thanks alot. the cat issue was solved today. and i'll try and look into the seat further myself, i'm gonna try and find one in either a wrecker or somewhere on a board, i dont mind if the passenger is unable to put the seat forward. again thanks alot for the help.
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no prob, glad i could help. And remeber to get set up in rate-my-car when your done!!!
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I was just wondering if anyone knew what it meant when your car is parked in a parking space and when you turn the wheel right and left there is a click noise coming from the back of the two front tires. it makes this sound when i am taking a slow turn but not when i take a fast turn.
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Old 10-13-2005, 12:14 AM   #7
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Chick in need of help!

I was just wondering if anyone knew what it meant when your car is parked in a parking space and when you turn the wheel right and left there is a click noise coming from the back of the two front tires. it makes this sound when i am taking a slow turn but not when i take a fast turn.
Hey, welcome to UB!
You would probably get a better response by creating your own thread. Click on the Z-Series forum, then click the New Thread button and type your question there.
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