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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-14-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By zachgeo
I agree with TD -- electrical problems are a PITA...

I agree with TD -- electrical problems are a PITA to diagnose, even though the problem is sometimes ridiculously simple. Worth paying a pro to do it. They are a dying breed, but occasionally you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-14-2006, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,341
Posted By zachgeo
I've driven plenty of other aluminum...

I've driven plenty of other aluminum block/radiator cars, and none of their manufacturers have specified their particular marque of fluid. If BMW comes out and tells me that my block and radiator...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-14-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,341
Posted By zachgeo
I've driven plenty of other aluminum...

I've driven plenty of other aluminum block/radiator cars, and none of their manufacturers have specified their particular marque of fluid. If BMW comes out and tells me that my block and radiator...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-13-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By zachgeo
Are you talking auto trans? If so, the slam...

Are you talking auto trans? If so, the slam might be the gears belatedly engaging because the fluid got slushed around during the abrupt stop. You oculd be low on ATF.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,352
Posted By zachgeo
Bought my '92 325i with 171K on the clock in...

Bought my '92 325i with 171K on the clock in September, and am up to just under 175K. Danged thing runs great!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By zachgeo
After years of driving Alfas and Maseratis, it's...

After years of driving Alfas and Maseratis, it's really tough on me not to wave when I see another car like mine coming at me. The impression I get from other e36 drivers, though, is that they think...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-08-2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By zachgeo
It's usually on the bottom shelf of any auto...

It's usually on the bottom shelf of any auto parts store's cleaning products section. I originally bought it to remove the oxidation from my motorcycle's aluminum engine casing, but I find it useful...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-08-2006, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By zachgeo
I'm having a bit of trouble picturing it (your...

I'm having a bit of trouble picturing it (your Souths and Norths don't quite line up), but I don't see how your speed is relevant if the old biddy crossed several lines to get at you! The "witnes"...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-08-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By zachgeo
When I bought mine, I was convinced that the...

When I bought mine, I was convinced that the plastic was fogged from the inside. I was pleasantly surprised, however, that I was able to get rid of about 90% of the haze by using rubbing compound on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-08-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By zachgeo
No, I think you misunderstand. Leave it in "A",...

No, I think you misunderstand. Leave it in "A", but use "3" and "D" as best suits your needs. I pretty much leave mine in "3" in the city and on backroads, and use "D" for freeway driving. Much...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-08-2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By zachgeo
One thing to make sure of is that you buy the...

One thing to make sure of is that you buy the right lengths -- I was sort of surprised to learn that that one blade is longer than the other (I think one is 20" and another is 21"). The previous...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-07-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,632
Posted By zachgeo
My 6 cyl. automatic revs pretty high (in the 3Ks)...

My 6 cyl. automatic revs pretty high (in the 3Ks) compared to some old v-8s I've owned. Don't worry, these engines can take it!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-07-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By zachgeo
CSI said they'll get right on it! I prefer going...

CSI said they'll get right on it! I prefer going Rambo on him, though... :violent:

The glass guys did a good job of cleaning up, but I can see shiny things under the seats, so I'll probably...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-05-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By zachgeo
No electronics -- just took my wool cap, which is...

No electronics -- just took my wool cap, which is not too big a loss, and my favorite 1950's Ronson butane lighter, which I will sorely miss! Otherwise, he just threw all of the contents of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-04-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By zachgeo
Aargh! Thieves!

Well, I had to leave my 325i in a downtown garage last night, due to a slight excess in Friday post-work cheer. I have just picked it up -- complete with a smashed passenger side front window,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By zachgeo
Nothing fits into these stupid cupholders except...

Nothing fits into these stupid cupholders except for actual, honest to goodness, household coffee mugs. At least, the standard sized ones (nothing over-sized). And then, only in the front holder,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By zachgeo
OK, if your suspension is that bad at 91K, you...

OK, if your suspension is that bad at 91K, you need to try to figure out what the previous owner(s) were up to -- mine has 171K and is taking bumps nicely on the original shocks & springs! You may...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By zachgeo
Why would you install a performance chip or...

Why would you install a performance chip or suspension package on a car that is under-performing at stock? Definitely fix the problems you described before throwing performance add-ons into the mix....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By zachgeo
If you have one of the OEM players, you might be...

If you have one of the OEM players, you might be able to eject by sliding a credit card under the cartridge -- the cartridge will pop out. Once you do that, see if one of the cd's is missing from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,891
Posted By zachgeo
Bavarian auto sells one of the cigar lighter...

Bavarian auto sells one of the cigar lighter units -- I'm guessing they wouldn't if it didn't work, as they seem like fairly knowledgeable folk. Thinking of getting one, myself, as I do not have my...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By zachgeo
It seems more likely that the tank is full, but...

It seems more likely that the tank is full, but that your gas gauge (or tank level sensor) is faulty.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By zachgeo
I had the same problem when I bought my car. A...

I had the same problem when I bought my car. A bottle of Lucas Fuel Treatment, and a bottle of octane boost made it go away, and it hasn't come back -- been running on 92 since then.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,725
Posted By zachgeo
If you're leary about dyi, and don't want to go...

If you're leary about dyi, and don't want to go to the dealer, try some local auto-glass shops -- they should have experience in replacing seals. I haven't looked closely at the bimmer seals, but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By zachgeo
Mine were really worn out on one side (my guess...

Mine were really worn out on one side (my guess is the the previous owner parked in the same outdoor spot every day). I bought a couple of them from bavauto.com, and just pried off the old ones and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By zachgeo
The "memo" button controls the annoying beep that...

The "memo" button controls the annoying beep that reminds you that it's the top of the hour, so you can tune into the news. It's a very Germanic feature, like having a little voice tell you "Unt now...
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