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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 BMW Z3 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 BMW Z3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 092001

Z3

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After approximately 15 minutes of driving a fire erupted from under the hood, no indicator lights displayed and no odor of raw fuel was apparent. Power to the vehicle ultimatley failed as well as the brakes. Wife able to stop the vehicle using the emergency brakes. Within minutes the motor and accouterments were charred to a crisp. The vehicle was totaled.

- Hamburg, NJ, USA

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