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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-04-2017, 07:29 AM
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Posted By yxd0018
engine oil issue

A week ago, the engine oil is low, so I added a bottle. Two days later, the oil is low again. Added another bottle. Now two days later, the oil is low again and added 1/2 bottle. There is no leakage...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-04-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By yxd0018
E36 328i trunk can't unlock

Start happening a week ago, the trunk issue happens:
1. can remotely lock but randomly cant be unlocked.
2. pushing the button has no effect and the feel is like the trunk were locked.
3. can't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-18-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
When car reach operation temperature, the fan...

When car reach operation temperature, the fan speed is slower comparing with the speed at cold start. I think oem product is good.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
BMW Fan Clutch - Behr 11527505302 I heard it's...

BMW Fan Clutch - Behr 11527505302
I heard it's normal to have loud fan when you cold start the car. If it doesn't quiet down in a few minutes, that would be problematic. I didn't test till the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
@zeGerman After first snow in the season, I...

@zeGerman After first snow in the season, I replaced the fan+ fan clutch and the pipe with coagulated coolant. It's easier to check fan clutch after loosing the nut a bit then spin the fan, I can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By yxd0018
I removed the wheel and replaced the bulb. It's...

I removed the wheel and replaced the bulb. It's much easier than the alternative.
I see speedometer (m/h )matches digital (km/h), RPM meter matches as well. Since I don't have time at that moment,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
@Zegerman, After I replaced the fan and fan...

@Zegerman, After I replaced the fan and fan clutch, besides idling for a long time with no overheat, any other better quicker way to verify cooling system now or periodically? I don't want surprise...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By yxd0018
I tried to follow the pelican doc but it skipped...

I tried to follow the pelican doc but it skipped the most important part, from sliding the cluster out to unplugging the connectors. Because of the upper hump cover of steering wheel, I can only flip...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
I just spend 1 hr bleeding the air while front...

I just spend 1 hr bleeding the air while front tires are on the ramp. Initially there are more bubbles to come out from bleeding hole. It keep bubbling for 1hr at lower frequency. If it were the air...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
I can stop the fan with folded paper so I think...

I can stop the fan with folded paper so I think fan clutch is bad. I will replace fan and fan clutch altogether.
When I filled up coolant the first time I didn't bleed the air, the engine heated up...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By yxd0018
I guess I need to fix the instrument lamp on the...

I guess I need to fix the instrument lamp on the odometer first in order to do tacho self test and check digital RPM (option 7) and MPG (option 8) reading against meter reading. If digital has stable...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By yxd0018
RPM & MPG meter issue

my mileage per gallon meter was not working for a year now. I just found my RPM meter has issue sometimes as well. When I release gas pedal on the hightway at 70mph, the RPM still shows 3k. At idle,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
I used tap water to flush the cooling system 3...

I used tap water to flush the cooling system 3 times before using distill water to fill the system. I might should have used chemical. I'm not sure how much tap water was still inside system though....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-10-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
Thanks for the great info. I used REIN parts and...

Thanks for the great info. I used REIN parts and thought pipe is pipe. The OEM hose seems expensive. Is that much difference between OEM and after market hose? I will try out fan clutch testing...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-09-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By yxd0018
solidified stuff in the coolant

Replaced the whole coolant system in the summer and runs fine till today. In such a freezing day, while idling in the parking lot while baby fell aleep, the car overheated. Both in & out tube is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-15-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
one last remaining item: the cigarette socket...

one last remaining item: the cigarette socket doesn't have voltage but the fuse is good. How do I trace the circuit? I guess I have to open the panel which holds cigarette socket.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
All are good now. I simulate the trunk locked,...

All are good now. I simulate the trunk locked, once I lock the car, current draw drops to 10ma. Now I'm sure all my problem with startup/battery/alternator have been fixed. Thank you all of you for...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
I think I will pull the fuse to shutoff the trunk...

I think I will pull the fuse to shutoff the trunk lamp, I worry about something else. Shouldn't a lamp consume 600ma?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
I think I can find some wood block to raise the...

I think I can find some wood block to raise the trunk bottom for the light and trunk sensor so the multimeter cable could go through the gap while car is locked.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
This turns out to be mine as well tonight. After...

This turns out to be mine as well tonight. After 1hr15min, the trunk light is still on and draw 660ma. So I guess I should suppress the trunk lock sensor and lock the car to see the current draw. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
Mine is e36 1998 328i. I heard something like...

Mine is e36 1998 328i. I heard something like 16min, not sure if it's only e39. What's your model?
So I need to wire multimeter into negative pole. Can I leave trunk open and take out trunk lamp...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
maybe I measure it with some systems are not...

maybe I measure it with some systems are not dormant? I saw some poster said to measure it after 15m closing everything.
Also there are 2 ways to measure. One is to measure from fusebox and the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
Replaced both battery and alternator. After a...

Replaced both battery and alternator. After a day or two, measure the battery voltage is 12.36v and charging voltage is 14v.
Felt the battery voltage should be a bit higher so measure the amp...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-06-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
That TYC brand on ebay is no good according to...

That TYC brand on ebay is no good according to review. Bought bmw remanufactured one from FCP today. Hope it will last longer.
Battery test comes back negative. So need to replace it as well.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-05-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By yxd0018
Took alternator out but autozone said they cant...

Took alternator out but autozone said they cant test outside of car. The bearing sounds bad,please confirm it. Here is the link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BymMjMhktTCqdWVRcDJoTUdVOVk. Heard it...
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