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jonesin 07-03-2010 01:15 PM

Useful links for your BMW.
 
Section I,
(Or the stuff that you need to know)


Manuals (Found and shared by BBoyvek, whored out by df).
BMW Manuals

This one went missing...

That which is interchangable, and that which isn't.

Common Issues aka "Things your car will experience"
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30931

Finding a part:
Real OEM
BMW Fans (My favourite)

OBC Tricks
Here

Fault Codes
Compiled here
Colour List for All BMW's:
Franklyns' List

Tech Data, M3
http://www.bmw-m.net/techdata/95m3.htm

Engine Specs/Chassis Info: -Found by Franklyn, though I doubt he remembers that long ago...
http://wapedia.mobi/en/BMW_E36

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Section II
(Things to do)

Project Sites
Ron Stygar's Unofficial BMWBoredom DIY's



Leather Repair
Leatherique Canada A good DIY on repairing leather


HLM
(Home Depot Lip Mod)
This is the stuff Sama talks about.
I can't find Sama's, but here's Franks write-up

Courtesy of Tom a Front bumper visual mod:
Grill

Low Beam Failure:
I found this randomly

Debaffle Airbox
Brazeau Racing - Air box

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Section III

(For the non-lazy bastard buried inside each of you)

DIY Sites
http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/
Bimmer DIYPelican Parts



Specific DIY's
Door Brake (Dude named jarozila)
Here

Your Steering Wheel Squeaks; (either fix the damn thing or accept your life) (by acoustic)
Spray here

Coilover install/adjustments (Nemeces)
Here.

HVAC Blower motor
http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/hvac_blower/

ASC Delete, (Mainly for track cars, not safe for a DD - if I'm giving this a disclaimer...)
From the lair of the enemy

Courtesy of Randy; The Rear Shock Mount DIY
Well done

...And the infamous Black roof on AW Vinyl:
Not so much

Fix Loose Door Panels
Us and Them

Headliner Glue (Amber and Stephen wax philosophical).
This helped me tons in deciding on what adhesive to use.

A/C Fixes (Words of wisdom by drivinfaster).
Someone might mistakenly call this wisdom anyways.

Brake Light Circuit
http://cparente.wordpress.com/2010/0...-strikes-back/

Fuel Pump (Jim Spence doing what Jim Spence does. Helps us out).
Go Jim, go Jim...
or
http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/b...placement.html

Head Gasket Replacement
8 out of 10 Good luck for those who attempt this. Can you will me your car?

Cleaning the ICV
318:


http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=454501

Removing the ICV & CCV (Crankcase Valve) 6 cyl:
(For cleaning, use the 318 writeup)

http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/icv_ccv/

Door won't latch?
This is a good writeup, as posted by BMX325i in Amber's assistance

Repairing door handle
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=709257

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Section IV
Electrical work (When you screw this up, it tends to hurt)

Wiring
Angel Eyes
Chad's Angel Eyes DIY

Alarm Install
Hmm... Clark should have done one of these
Dead Pixels
http://www.macadamizer.com/bmwfix.html

Created by Clark; The Official Lighting Thread.
Well written.


Quote:

Originally Posted by advertisehere (Post 5305154)
http://www.frankies-bmw.com/3series/diy_index.php
here are some climate control computer tests
http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/clima...rolrepair.html
Fan controller broken on later cars:
most people do this:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=143393
But should try this first:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=309399

and section IV dead pixels is actually the climate control computer fix

Thanks Terry



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Section V
Detailing: Making pretty out of what you have

Andy's Detailing Guide (Nothing derogatory to say here, he do good)
Andy's Guide

Curb rash:
Shh... this is from an Audi



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Section VI
Simply interesting Articles: (It's not all smart, but it's fun to read)


Yearly changeshttp://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30931
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=439972
http://jalopnik.com/5497042/how-a-50...yline=true&s=i
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=419165

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Section VII
Suspension (Making your car go up/down no more than it is supposed to)


To think about***********:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...highlight=seat

Definitive guide:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ght=suspension


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Section VIII
Everything Wheels: (Something something something goes round and round, round and round, round and round)


Bolt pattern
http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse...._Reference.cfm
http://www.vehicle-bolt-pattern.com/...nce-guide.html

Wheel Styles
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...9&d=1215641545
http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/wheels/BMWWheels.htm
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

Fitments:
http://www.gruppeb.com/BMWwheels/fitments/

Finding hard to find bolts etc:
http://www.sfxperformance.com/catalo...lts/page_1.htm

Section XI
Tire sizes, (the other things that go 'round)


Courtesy of Ken
Offset and bolt help here

Tire size/speed changes here

Los 07-03-2010 01:49 PM

There's no 'u' in favorite. :rolleyes:

Mr Gusta 07-03-2010 01:52 PM

aamazing thread

Los 07-03-2010 01:59 PM

But seriously though...probably one of the most epic threads on the 'Fest. Vote for sticky!


Ed for President!..errr uhh Prime Minister? or whatever you guys have...

Mr Gusta 07-03-2010 02:03 PM

pope:confused:

akibo 07-03-2010 02:28 PM

good thread (Y)
just a headsup, the realoem alternative is actually bmwfans.info (not bimmerfans.info) - if there are still people out there that are unaware of a site full of such awesomeness.

Mr Gusta 07-03-2010 02:46 PM

ed anything about mods in this post?

AndrewZ 07-03-2010 09:34 PM

Sticked.

Gooby 07-03-2010 09:38 PM

Yay!

Party at Ed's house!!!

I'll bring the strippers!!!!

Los 07-03-2010 10:17 PM

Excellent. Props ed.

jonesin 07-03-2010 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los (Post 5301022)
There's no 'u' in favorite. :rolleyes:

O Rly?
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/favourite

Quote:

Originally Posted by E36_Hater433 (Post 5301026)
aamazing thread
Quote:

Originally Posted by Los (Post 5301030)
But seriously though...probably one of the most epic threads on the 'Fest. Vote for sticky!
Ed for President!..errr uhh Prime Minister? or whatever you guys have...
Quote:

Originally Posted by E36_Hater433 (Post 5301036)
pope:confused:



Thanks guys, I've been working on it for a few days, had to stop for Canada Day though (Like Independence Day for you clowns, but better).

Quote:

Originally Posted by akibo (Post 5301061)
good thread (Y)
just a headsup, the realoem alternative is actually bmwfans.info (not bimmerfans.info) - if there are still people out there that are unaware of a site full of such awesomeness.

Thanks for catching that, I'd typed 'bimmerfest' so many times that day it came naturally.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ///R_Power (Post 5301522)
Yay!

Party at Ed's house!!!

I'll bring the strippers!!!!

When you get to Canada, just turn left at the light. (Ma neighbour gots the power). If you cross the train track, you turned right, not left.

jonesin 07-03-2010 10:33 PM

Thanks to Andrew.

Los 07-03-2010 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonesin (Post 5301567)
O Rly?
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/favourite

When you get to Canada, just turn left at the light. (Ma neighbour gots the power). If you cross the train track, you turned right, not left.

There's no 'u' in neighbor. :rolleyes:










:lmao:

Gooby 07-03-2010 11:01 PM

Theres no "u" in Los either...:yikes:

Los 07-03-2010 11:07 PM

Twoshay.


Touché?


Tooshae?




Alright I see what you did there. :confused:

Gooby 07-03-2010 11:08 PM

how'd you get the accented e?

jonesin 07-03-2010 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los (Post 5301594)
There's no 'u' in neighbor. :rolleyes:

:lmao:

Quote:

Word Origin & History

neighbour

British spelling of neighbor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
Oh yeah?

Just face it Los, Canadians use English, Americans use whatever it is you use. We get the spelling of our english from the English. Where did yours come from?

:AF330i:

Los 07-03-2010 11:10 PM

Magic.

Los 07-03-2010 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonesin (Post 5301612)
Oh yeah?

Just face it Los, Canadians use English, Americans use whatever it is you use. We get the spelling of our english from the English. Where did yours come from?

:AF330i:

Cuba.


EDIUT: 11:11 four thue wiun.

Gooby 07-03-2010 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los (Post 5301613)
Magic.

hey....




FCUK YOU!


REVEAL YOUR SECRETS WIZARD! :mad:

jonesin 07-03-2010 11:11 PM

No, I thought thats what happens when exhaust gasses go into a turbo...

Los 07-03-2010 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ///R_Power (Post 5301615)
hey....




FCUK YOU!


REVEAL YOUR SECRETS WIZARD! :mad:


Google + copy-paste.



Uhhh I mean magic.

e36mike 07-04-2010 02:26 AM

¿qué?

drivinfaster 07-04-2010 05:27 AM

j'ne c'est pas?? :dunno:

whaut ius iut abouut adduing aun extrau 'u' tou wourds guuys?? juust plauin suilly....:eeps:


anyway, good job on getting the info together for a sticky. (now if we could just get the noobs to read it...:angel:)


df

bimmerbarbie 07-05-2010 09:20 PM

Thanks Ed, this turned out great!


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