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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-07-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By niteridder
don't hurt it it will cost you

Hi there so welcome to bmw's automatic trans. I've had lot's of bmw's from 1973 2002's to my now 97 m3. The problem is the GM auto trans, it's a piece of junk, but that's all there is, their in all...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-06-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By niteridder
don't hurt it it will cost you

HI there I've had near 60 different bmw's. That being said it sounds like to me you have covered everything that matters, you said no compression on a few cylinders, that sounds like a broke cam, or...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,855
Posted By niteridder
bad advise I think

Other than that find a very experienced bmw tech and have him read the codes, you will either have a bad dme, ecm, mas sensor, or tps. Get dirty, clean the injection housing well, that might be the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,855
Posted By niteridder
bad advise I think

Other than that find a very experienced bmw tech and have him read the codes, you will either have a bad dme, ecm, mas sensor, or tps. Get dirty, clean the injection housing well, that might be the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,855
Posted By niteridder
bad advise I think

Well welcome to the world of bmw's v-8's. Before you ever changed your engine, check the block #, you might have gone from bad to worse. Look up Niskal engines and read the info. If your block # is...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 02-07-2008, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By niteridder
bad advise I think

If you have excessive brake dust, like I did, trying to keep my M Parelles clean, I tried them all. The best pads I found are Ackebono, that's not the correct spelling, but they stayed dust free for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-07-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 159,687
Posted By niteridder
wear out fast

The head linner fails on all 3 series, the door panels come apart. gas door security catch is plastic, rear lites have problems. But come on man all this is light weight stuff. The car is solid the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-07-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,009
Posted By niteridder
This is 1 of the easiest cars to change brake...

This is 1 of the easiest cars to change brake pads on, collaspe the caliper, go easy don't hurt it, remove the caliper from rotor and remove the allen bolts to seperate the caliper, now you with a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-07-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By niteridder
There's is no spark plug wires in that year,...

There's is no spark plug wires in that year, there's a coil per cylinder and a very short wire to the plug. I've never heard of that failing, it's always the coil...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-07-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,524
Posted By niteridder
Hi there I have near the same m3, mine's a 97. It...

Hi there I have near the same m3, mine's a 97. It might be the key cylinder they are known to fail, like mine did. It's about from dealer $80.00 you'll need a locksmith to pull yours out and install...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-07-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,504
Posted By niteridder
sounds like trouble

I've had lot's of bmw's maybe 60 or so, everything from 2002's, german grey market, to 15 5 series and now my 1'st M3 it's a 97. From what you said sounds like trouble, you shouldn't hear any noise...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 02-06-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By niteridder
dash lights

I have the same car with the same problem, if it's like a e-34 it might be a big problem, but I've heard from those that might know, pull the wheel and cluster and replace the bulbs, with the correct...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-06-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By niteridder
don't hurt it it will cost you

If you have a leak anywhere it's going to catch up with you. If your lucky you wont have to replace the radaitor. If it loses tooo much coolant you can get an air bubble, and that can be really hard...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-06-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By niteridder
don't hurt it it will cost you

Here's the deal, I have the same car, the problem is with all 95 and newer 3series I'm not sure about the others. You have a transponder key very special to that car. The key cylinder is the problem,...
Forum: Interior 02-01-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By niteridder
need a armrest/console

Hi there I didn't see any contact info that's why I'm writing you. I need a good condition armrest/console combo or whatever it takes for this to work. I have my 1'st m3 after 50 other bmw's,...
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