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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Howling sound while driving....started this winter!

Thanks for the feedback folks, she is going to the shop for an oil change anyway, I will also get the transmission and differential fluids done. Any special specs to consider for the oils?

Sent...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-12-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bmw_novice
Howling sound while driving....started this winter!

Hello All,

Couple of issues I'm having with the 328i -

1) There is a howling sound when I start driving the car. Happens at slower speeds as I pick up. Car could be warmed up, but it is worse...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Loose radiator??

Sorry for being a bit slow, but where do I insert this rubber part exactly? Also why does it look misaligned when viewed from below? I am a bit apprehensive because this has cost me a small fortune...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By bmw_novice
Loose radiator??

Hello all,

Was just doing a routine check up / cleaning under the hood and found that the radiator was loose on the top side. Any ideas why this might be happening? Just had anew one put in a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-21-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Well folks, she is back! And drives better than...

Well folks, she is back! And drives better than before, yay! Here is what happened:

The indy replaced the radiator, water pump, coolant flush (as German had mentioned, it was not the impeller but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-16-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 387,539
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Craigslist Finds Thread

Well, it was sold by the time I got in touch. Some other time I guess..

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Thanks mate, I sent the video to the indy. He did...

Thanks mate, I sent the video to the indy. He did say that he tried the other side, and everything came apart real easy. So this particular side seems to be a bit special.

Anyway, something new...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9,987
Views: 387,539
Posted By bmw_novice
Terribly tempted by this one folks; what do the...

Terribly tempted by this one folks; what do the experts say? Should I or not?

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/4056358814.html


I am very close to the location at the moment, and might...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Well, he does work on a few imports and bimmers...

Well, he does work on a few imports and bimmers too. BUT, he is certainly no bimmer tech. For example, I asked him about getting the radiator fan properly bolted on since it is reverse threaded, and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Yes, it is the bloody trailing arm, and it does...

Yes, it is the bloody trailing arm, and it does cost a fortune. Found one used for about $ 180.00. Can't believe it wont come off; he thinks that the splines or something got twisted out of shape in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Help, help, help! Overheated and stranded!

Omg, rwb won't come off. the Indy has pulled out the shaft and even the snake like arm / trailing arm? But can't get the rwb to slide out. he used a puller tool, torched it and even a press (which...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Help, help, help! Overheated and stranded!

To eight thirty: Thanks mate, if I need one , I will pm you, what are you asking for - just curious.

Thanks to all of you for the tips.

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Help, help, help! Overheated and stranded!

Unfortunately, closest dealer us about 100 miles away, yeah I live in the boonies. :( even zerex is not readily available in local auto part stores, was lucky to find pentosin at O'Reilly auto.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Help, help, help! Overheated and stranded!

Ok, she is about to get setup, wheel bearing , guibo + csb, rear swaylinks+ bushes, fcabs, AND, radiator, fan, water pump. Question:

I plan to use a coolant made by pentosin (pfnf , g11). Will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-04-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Help, help, help! Overheated and stranded!

Indeed, it is a new gent working on the car now.

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-03-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
fan clutch - are you certain I will need it -...

fan clutch - are you certain I will need it - just had it replaced; and had told the guy to replace it, but NO, he insisted, and I deferred to what I thought was his better judgment! My biggest...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-03-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Well, the mechanic took a look at the car today...

Well, the mechanic took a look at the car today and diagnosed:

Water pump failure, which caused the fan to wobble and impale the radiator! He thought the engine mounts were fine based on moving...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-30-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Man, I told the bugger to replace the water pump,...

Man, I told the bugger to replace the water pump, but no, he insisted there was no need. Any reason why the fan could just stick like that? I am having it looked at after the long weekend. We'll know...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-30-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
No, the guy said it looked in great shape, so did...

No, the guy said it looked in great shape, so did not replace the water pump! And it was not the plastic impeller kind.

Btw, how much do motor mounts cost to buy and replace?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By bmw_novice
Help, help, help! Overheated and stranded!

So, I have a shop look at my car (97 328i) to get the guibo + csb done AND the rear wheel bearing as well. The gent tells me, that he looked at it and will fix it next week, I can drive until then. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-20-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Guibo/CSB DIY - to do or not to do? That is the question.

Ok folks, what if I use an impact wrench, would it be any easier? Thx

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By bmw_novice
Re: Guibo/CSB DIY - to do or not to do? That is the question.

Hnaz, first, thank you for the detailed post, that is seriously super if you. I wish you or your buddy was close to where I live. The plan is to get dirty this weekend,

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By bmw_novice
Guibo/CSB DIY - to do or not to do? That is the question.

Getting ready to get the guibo and CSB replaced on my 97 328i. Ordered the parts from FCP, and should receive them by the weekend. I am no DIY pro, so far had to struggle and have been partially...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By bmw_novice
Well gents, from all the groaning going on, this...

Well gents, from all the groaning going on, this is one DIY job I'll pass on. I am hoping to get a good deal on labor and get the whole thing done for about $ 200 (not including the parts). Wish I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By bmw_novice
Thanks for the advice, some detailed questions: ...

Thanks for the advice, some detailed questions:



Thanks again!
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