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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-07-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By redsoxfan617
I've called 3 different mechanics and they each...

I've called 3 different mechanics and they each quoted 4-500!! : (
Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 03-29-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,904
Posted By redsoxfan617
I am in Boston and wonder if any Boston members...

I am in Boston and wonder if any Boston members can help me repair the electrical ignition switch? My key tumbler is locked in the off position and the e36 forum folks said it is that part. THANKS!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-29-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By redsoxfan617
Philip, I'm going to place an order with pelican...

Philip, I'm going to place an order with pelican or bavauto tomorrow. When you said you can walk me through it, is that through a video link or .another method? I'm going to have to be creative and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-21-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By redsoxfan617
Philip - Thanks for your advice .. : ( bad news...

Philip - Thanks for your advice .. : ( bad news indeed i guess. Being that I've never done any fixes on my car to date, I should probably bring this to a mechanic then? Thanks again..
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-20-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By redsoxfan617
Key Tumbler Locked in Off Position

Hi, I tried to do a search but what I found dealt with the spinning key syndrome.
After turning my car off last week, I noticed the engine still running and driveable. I re-inserted the key but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-19-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By redsoxfan617
Advice needed on dealing with mechanic

hey bimmerfest members, some of you might have remembered my problem last year with a catalytic converter after i bought my 97 328is in august 2009. The mechanic decided to replace it under warranty...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-18-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,468
Posted By redsoxfan617
Thanks guys for the help. I called DEC Catalytic...

Thanks guys for the help. I called DEC Catalytic Converters and they actually told me they upgraded the cat converter for my bmw model due to various complaints. They're willing to send me a new...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By redsoxfan617
my mechanic couldnt reset mine, and i ended up...

my mechanic couldnt reset mine, and i ended up replacing the passenger-side buckle. this seems to be a common problem!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-18-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By redsoxfan617
mine was the passenger-side buckle; replaced it...

mine was the passenger-side buckle; replaced it and erased the code..now its fine. i know that if you erase the code without fixing the problem, it'll just go back on ..instantly. good luck.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-18-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By redsoxfan617
are there different fuses for the seat warmers? ...

are there different fuses for the seat warmers? I have a 97 328is and the passenger warmer works, but the driver will go on for about 3 seconds and then turn off. thanks.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-01-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,468
Posted By redsoxfan617
thank you. it just frustrates me that the cat...

thank you. it just frustrates me that the cat converter code will pop up even though it was just replaced..but then again, not tightening the gas cap has triggered that code almost after 10 miles of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-26-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,468
Posted By redsoxfan617
thanks merlin, i'll be sure to do that. this...

thanks merlin, i'll be sure to do that. this will be my first time going under the car. luckily i bought a complete jack and jackstand last november..in anticipation of working on the car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-26-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,468
Posted By redsoxfan617
P0420 / how to check 02 sensors?

hey guys, its been a while since I posted..but here goes:
the cat. was replaced with a dec brand aftermarket on july 2009 prior to me buying the car along with the 2 front 02 sensors which fixed the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By redsoxfan617
Hey guys, on my 97 328is I have an issue with the...

Hey guys, on my 97 328is I have an issue with the climate control. When I choose the front windshield defroster, it blasts the fan to full speed and it takes away flow from the other vents (the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By redsoxfan617
Thanks, Ill check it soon.

Thanks, Ill check it soon.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By redsoxfan617
Headlights check control

Hi, my right front headlight is out and it triggers the check control. the strange thing is, i drove over a bump last week and that light came back on (great thing, because it was at night and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By redsoxfan617
Hi guys, could this be the idler pulley?

Hi guys, could this be the idler pulley?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By redsoxfan617
Thanks, but im not sure its the vanos as I...

Thanks, but im not sure its the vanos as I compared the sound to other vanos rattling on youtube, and it doesnt match up. this is a higher pitch almost scraping sound.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By redsoxfan617
Help request with strange idle noise

Hello, Can I please get your input on this strange noise that just started 2 days ago? I've recently had an oil change and the northeast weather has gotten real cold..but I doubt thats the cause.....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-21-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By redsoxfan617
Hi, I bought a 97 328is with 143k;now at 150k. ...

Hi, I bought a 97 328is with 143k;now at 150k. The car runs very well and was serviced at the dealer with records. The problem I have now is the secondary air pump which has a vacuum whiny noise...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,390
Posted By redsoxfan617
I'm looking for an OEM foglight for my 97 328is. ...

I'm looking for an OEM foglight for my 97 328is. None of them light on anymore..
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,088
Posted By redsoxfan617
do you have an 11 button OBC for the e36? Thanks!

do you have an 11 button OBC for the e36? Thanks!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,201
Posted By redsoxfan617
=) Thank you. I've seen that thread -...

=) Thank you. I've seen that thread - specifically, I just didnt know what code it triggered and whether a loose gas cap has its own special code. It seems strange that it triggers a catalytic...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-06-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,201
Posted By redsoxfan617
Can loose gas cap trigger code P0420?

I filled up my tank the 2 nights ago, and being mindless I did not tighten the cap (I actually left it hanging on the inside of the lid. I drove it for about 10 miles, stopped the car and secured...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-16-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By redsoxfan617
Thanks fun2drive. I do have an auto-4speed so it...

Thanks fun2drive. I do have an auto-4speed so it will be GM Dextron III then. Thanks everyone.
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