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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 260,363
Posted By David Mc
The best place to get the software and...

The best place to get the software and instructions is David McLean's 4shared (http://www.4shared.com/account/dir/7137899/6e9cd794/sharing.html#dir=25927950) site. You will need some help to access...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-14-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By David Mc
If you want to do a full conversion (i.e. remove...

If you want to do a full conversion (i.e. remove the EGS), you will need to write some changes to the DME so that it recognises your vehicle as having a manual transmission. I know of some forum...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-13-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By David Mc
Homer, if your 328i is sluggish you may need to...

Homer, if your 328i is sluggish you may need to rebuild the Vanos. Take a look at this website for details http://www.beisansystems.com/procedures/vanos_single_procedure.htm . I have a 97 328i auto...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-13-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By David Mc
I would be more concerned with the way the car...

I would be more concerned with the way the car behaves after being exposed to moisture as this can result in expensive damage. The problem is fairly easy to rectify if you follow this article...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-13-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By David Mc
Ok, it sounds like a fault with the EWS system -...

Ok, it sounds like a fault with the EWS system - in your car this comprises a plastic ring antenna which surrounds the ignition switch to detect that the correct ignition key is being used, the EWS...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-27-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By David Mc
I think you will find that the scale is the same...

I think you will find that the scale is the same for both the metric and imperial clusters however there are more issues to a cluster swap than just the accuracy of the speedo. You may be lucky and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 260,363
Posted By David Mc
OP - Nice summary! I really should visit this...

OP - Nice summary! I really should visit this forum more often.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-26-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By David Mc
Read this...

Read this http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=952429 particularly page 25.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-20-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By David Mc
Check your battery and all associated connections...

Check your battery and all associated connections and alternator output.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-11-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By David Mc
This is a pretty good writeup of the procedure...

This is a pretty good writeup of the procedure http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/E36-Tranny_Fluid_Auto/E36-Tranny_Fluid_Auto.htm
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-25-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By David Mc
All you need to know is right here...

All you need to know is right here http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/634124-post3.html
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,586
Posted By David Mc
Use the password help and download all you need...

Use the password help and download all you need to know about fixing this problem from here http://www.4shared.com/document/kYUIZkAS/Spinning_ignition_barrel.html
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By David Mc
http://www.4shared.com/dir/0RyP74Ro/File_Locker.ht...

http://www.4shared.com/dir/0RyP74Ro/File_Locker.html password is mine because Mercedes drivers need love too.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By David Mc
If the sludge keeps coming back and you are using...

If the sludge keeps coming back and you are using decent oil and do not have a coolant leak (i.e. leaky head gasket) it is a PCV system related problem.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 12-10-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,619
Posted By David Mc
You will find owners manuals for the E21 and E30...

You will find owners manuals for the E21 and E30 here http://www.4shared.com/dir/BYkNcdJW/sharing.html the word you need for access/download is help .
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-13-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,299
Posted By David Mc
Good to see plenty of support for the older BMW's...

Good to see plenty of support for the older BMW's here. I always loved the E21 323i when it was first released and remember seeing heaps of them being driven by yuppies around North Sydney. It took...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-25-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,526
Posted By David Mc
You can always use the gas pedal trick...

You can always use the gas pedal trick http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/Mult-Code_Reading/Mult-Code_Reading.htm
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-19-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By David Mc
This is a programmable option that is...

This is a programmable option that is configurable with DIS or INPA.
Forum: Australia 04-07-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,953
Posted By David Mc
I'm in rural Qld and frequent the diagnostics...

I'm in rural Qld and frequent the diagnostics section on Bimmerforums a fair bit. BMW parts in Australia? - forget it, buy a wreck and use it for parts or import them direct from the U.S. I need...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-05-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,161
Posted By David Mc
Try this link...

Try this link http://www.4shared.com/file/257766525/84ed765e/Convertible_top_manual.html (the password is "help") everything you should need to know should be there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-03-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By David Mc
You don't adjust it, that's why BMW fitted your...

You don't adjust it, that's why BMW fitted your car with a computerised engine management system. All you can do is make sure that your spark plugs are the right type and are in good condition and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,565
Posted By David Mc
You don't need Carsoft to read the diagnostic...

You don't need Carsoft to read the diagnostic code on this car - read this http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/Mult-Code_Reading/Mult-Code_Reading.htm. If the DME relay is dead you will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By David Mc
Also check for a vacuum leak.

Also check for a vacuum leak.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 12-17-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,007
Posted By David Mc
I removed only the instrument cluster to perform...

I removed only the instrument cluster to perform the mod.. The bulb holders for the dash illumination lights are fixed inside the dash housing, above cutouts in the top of the cluster which are...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,748
Posted By David Mc
yes

yes
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