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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By efanton
Jason that looks absolutely brilliant. :thumbup: ...

Jason that looks absolutely brilliant. :thumbup:

Is the BMW logo a natural metal finish or did you paint that too?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-15-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By efanton
Pirates trick seems to work. Jack the front...

Pirates trick seems to work.

Jack the front of the car up high enough so that the radiator is higher than the engine. When bleeding any air will travel to the radiator,
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-02-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By efanton
I tend to agree with Ron. You are replaciing old...

I tend to agree with Ron. You are replaciing old parts so why not do the job completely. For the little additional cost you might as well replace the whole control arm. there will then be no need...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-02-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 26,634
Posted By efanton
I would imagine that there will be a huge...

I would imagine that there will be a huge difference in quotes depending on whether you live in a city or rural area. 615GBP seems fairly reasonable considering that its London.

Here in the Czech...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-25-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By efanton
I dont have a vert but I guess he means the...

I dont have a vert but I guess he means the release handle item number 6 in the RealOEM diagram.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=BJ73&mospid=47474&btnr=41_0850&hg=41&fg=55

...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-25-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By efanton
I dont have the MID display but on you dash if...

I dont have the MID display but on you dash if you see a symbol similar to this (O) its normally a warning that you brake pads are worn and need replacing.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-25-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By efanton
You are perfectly safe with a timing chain. As...

You are perfectly safe with a timing chain. As previously posted they should last the lifetime of the car.

I believe that all models of the E36 have a chain tensioner that can wear after high...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-25-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By efanton
Who's getting married? Dont spoil it, Christmas...

Who's getting married? Dont spoil it, Christmas is supposed to be something to look forward to.:D

Hope everyone and there cars got something nice. All the best for the New year
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-25-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By efanton
But I thought that was what an intake was...

But I thought that was what an intake was supposed to do (suck that is) :p
But seriously if you looking for a change in sound and at the same time a performance mod how about a CAI. Lots of threads...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-16-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By efanton
If you a modding a stock E36 then I agree wit...

If you a modding a stock E36 then I agree wit Phantom.

Also think about what you are trying to achieve. More horse power or more performance. They are not necesarilly the same thing.

I would...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-14-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By efanton
If you have a reset tool I would do a full reset....

If you have a reset tool I would do a full reset. If you do not then you can do this be shorting the obd conector (pin 7 for 13 seconds if I remember correctly but chech this first).

I would then...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By efanton
Sorry Jason I dont get the joke:dunno: Mind...

Sorry Jason I dont get the joke:dunno:

Mind you in the humour im in at the moment i dont think I could get any joke. Just had my wallet stolen with all my ID, foreign police papers. driving...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By efanton
No the DME is the Motronic Engine Management...

No the DME is the Motronic Engine Management system. I believe it is used on all E36's. Essentially it is the engine managent system. This controls timing, fuel mixture etc.

The relay is what...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By efanton
Sorry cant help with the tool but I've got a...

Sorry cant help with the tool but I've got a girlfriend whose schematic, she always planning something for me:D
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By efanton
on diferent models and different years the relay...

on diferent models and different years the relay positions can change.

On my car it would be the DME relay (mines a diesel)

there is a really good pelican article about dme
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By efanton
Here you go ...

Here you go

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=PR11622&kind=P&arch=0

Its a E46 325xi Sedan with a M54 engine
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By efanton
He is simple but in a different way;) And if...

He is simple but in a different way;)

And if your that experienced a driver and your stock E36 is in good condition you really are pushing the limits if you say you need a x-brace or strut brace,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2007, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By efanton
This is a BMW forum. I dont think you going to...

This is a BMW forum. I dont think you going to get much help for your Audi here
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By efanton
Jesus that's one hell of a lot of work. It...

Jesus that's one hell of a lot of work. It doesn't look that bad in the photo.
Having looked at the amount of work and parts involved $5000 doesnt look really expensive to have it professionally...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By efanton
I agree with phantom. Replacing a head gasket is...

I agree with phantom. Replacing a head gasket is only easy if you have the experience and the correct tools to do it.

Also bear in mind that head gaskets normally do not just wear out. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By efanton
Is that an insurance quote or a dealer quote. ...

Is that an insurance quote or a dealer quote.

If it is just a front subframe and suspension components then any reputable body shop will be able to do this. It might be worth getting a quote from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By efanton
You can get a bmw that's psychic? How will it...

You can get a bmw that's psychic? How will it know When you are coming back?

I would have thought that it would work with a thermostat and cut out completely after a period of time (to save...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By efanton
Im a little confused (yet again:(). I do...

Im a little confused (yet again:().

I do believe Scandinavian is right.

I was also under the impression that it was possible to use the recirculate button to keep your car relatively cool...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-28-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By efanton
Totally agree. it not the mileage its the...

Totally agree. it not the mileage its the owner.:thumbup:

If you cannot get an official service history when buying a car then you are totallly relying on the owner's word. An honest owner will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-26-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By efanton
I cant speak for petrol but it is definitely...

I cant speak for petrol but it is definitely worth the extra money for buying premium diesel. I use Shell V-power which is about 3kc (5 euro cents) a litre more. I have noticed that if I am driving...
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