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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By elliottw
Jakobie1086: The sound seems to be coming from...

Jakobie1086: The sound seems to be coming from the tail shaft area of the transmission.
bmw-mania: thanks for the info. I'm going to look over everything this weekend. might post some pics to see if...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By elliottw
Sorry for not responding to your first question....

Sorry for not responding to your first question. I have a 95 M3 117k miles and I'm pretty sure it has the original trans fluid, so I thought it couldn't hurt replacing it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By elliottw
interesting. i always thought bad mounts (for...

interesting. i always thought bad mounts (for instance i had a bad shock tower mount in the back) make a squeak and not a click.

I definitely looked at the engine mounts, which "looked fine". Is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By elliottw
ok so me and the mech jacked the car up and...

ok so me and the mech jacked the car up and looked at it. First thought was the clicking was from hitting the heat shield which was loose. We tightened that and still the noise.

apparently the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-08-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By elliottw
Thanks for the note. I'm really glad this has...

Thanks for the note. I'm really glad this has been a warm October in Pittsburgh. If I weren't driving with the window down, I wouldn't have heard this till Spring!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-08-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By elliottw
this makes so much sense it must be true. My mech...

this makes so much sense it must be true. My mech is out of town for a week. Is this something I can drive with or should I be busing it for the next week (I drive 10 miles a day)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By elliottw
rear end click (not clunk) noise on slow start

So I'm trying to diagnose this issue. Sometimes with the windows down, I can hear a click noise coming from the rear of the car. I've heard it on slow starts, or slowly (low rpm) shifting from 1st to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-23-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By elliottw
749

749
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By elliottw
also, i did buy a car previously and the mechanic...

also, i did buy a car previously and the mechanic (an actual shop) told me it needed a new cat when the engine light actually was lit because it needed a new intake boot (way cheaper). So i've...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By elliottw
Thanks man. This is great advice. The person I...

Thanks man. This is great advice. The person I bought the car from put in adjustable coil overs and replaced the cat-back exhaust and did a bunch of things and he still had all the original boxes,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By elliottw
DIY vs Mechanic

So I bought an m3 from a respectable dude who DIYed the car for the last 10 years and kept the car garaged, the body is immaculate, etc etc.

I took the car to a mechanic for a post purchase...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By elliottw
just like a motorcycle. thanks all.

just like a motorcycle. thanks all.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By elliottw
when does your clutch engage/disengage?

So I can't switch gears until the clutch is about an inch from the floor. There is no slippage in any gear, no vibration coming from the clutch pedal either.

I've got 115k miles on my m3. Should I...
Forum: General BMW 08-06-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By elliottw
sorry guys, here's a pic: <a...

sorry guys, here's a pic:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/elliottwilliams/9301052121/" title="2013-07-15 17.05.10 by elliottwilliams, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By elliottw
this thread is sad. i just bought a 95 m with...

this thread is sad.
i just bought a 95 m with zero rust (i live in pittsburgh so this isn't an easy accomplishment) and 114k miles in amazing condition, two owners, and i just started thinking how...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 07-31-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By elliottw
I did just hear a squeak on the back left, which...

I did just hear a squeak on the back left, which is probably a bad bushing. other issues are:
angle adjustment on drivers seat doesn't work (it slides back no matter what setting)
trunk lock sticks...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 07-29-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By elliottw
thanks. i'll take that comment seriously. right...

thanks. i'll take that comment seriously.
right now there are some more "pressing" things that are bothering me.
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By elliottw
Thanks for the advice. I hear there is a local...

Thanks for the advice. I hear there is a local fiat dealership where i could get a lease under 200 a month... but then I'd be driving a fiat :)
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By elliottw
Thank you for that perspective. I guess I'm...

Thank you for that perspective. I guess I'm mostly concerned with maintaining a 2-3000 dollar car. And also it feels really strange to be a single person owning two cars.
I've heard good things...
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By elliottw
just found a hyundai 2010 for 471 a month long...

just found a hyundai 2010 for 471 a month long term rental: here (https://relayrides.com/car-rental/pittsburgh/hyundai-accent/22090)
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By elliottw
renting v owning a winter beater

I just picked up a new to me 95 M3 with zero body issues and zero rust. I live in Pittsburgh and it was a really hard find that has been garage kept its whole life. I want to keep it that way and so...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 07-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By elliottw
you mean the clear corners?

you mean the clear corners?
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 07-16-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By elliottw
introducing my new (to me) M

HI all, I just picked this guy up over the weekend.
Super clean inside and out, zero rust, 114k miles

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/9301052121_986b2f7a2d.jpg
Forum: General BMW 07-02-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By elliottw
If I could afford an e46 M I would jump all over...

If I could afford an e46 M I would jump all over that, but it seems like those are 10k more than my two options. I ride a motorcycle most of the time and I just can't justify putting that much cash...
Forum: General BMW 07-01-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By elliottw
e36 m3 v e46 3 series

Hi all, I'm wondering what you guys would choose. I'd like to do all the wrenching myself and I plan on putting about 2-3 thousand miles a year on the car. I never *need* a car as I work from home,...
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