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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-23-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 415,153
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Did some maintenance on the E36 Conv today....

Did some maintenance on the E36 Conv today. Replaced the struts for the hood and trunk, also replaced the air boot for the alternator and the interior air filter.

The struts were holding up the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-16-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Hi David, I had the same problem with the top on...

Hi David, I had the same problem with the top on my E36. always had to get out of the csr, stuff the top into the compartment and then finish the lowering process. The issue turned out to be the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Turbo_Prop
I just fixed a rough idle problem. The problem...

I just fixed a rough idle problem. The problem was a torn intake boot. I think I paid $50 for the new boot. Was not hard to change. The torn one was probably the original and had 110k miles on it....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By Turbo_Prop
I still have a few maintenance things to take...

I still have a few maintenance things to take care of. Trans and differential fluid come to mind, maybe new belts and 02 sensors. Maybe addressing some of the rattles in the door panels. Really...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-16-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Turned out to be ripped boot. I replaced the boot...

Turned out to be ripped boot. I replaced the boot and everything is back to perfect. Next weekend I plan to clean that ICV, just in case.

I also put new Heavy Duty Blistein struts and new upper...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 415,153
Posted By Turbo_Prop
!) No, I did not know that. ****. Guess I know...

!) No, I did not know that. ****. Guess I know what I will be doing tomorrow night.

2) I have one on order.

3) BKR6EQUP

Thanks.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-02-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 415,153
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Had new Michelin tires installed and the car...

Had new Michelin tires installed and the car aligned, changed the spark plugs, changed the oil, and added power steering fluid.

The tires are Michelin MXV4, 205/60R-15, stock size, also had a four...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-02-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By Turbo_Prop
My 1996 E35 Convert with 116K miles has the same...

My 1996 E35 Convert with 116K miles has the same problem, so I thought it would be best to add to this thread as opposed to starting a new thread.

Anyways.

Curious, how difficult is it to get...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Wow, ok. Thanks for schooling me. But let me...

Wow, ok. Thanks for schooling me. But let me make sure I am understanding this, typical pricing on these rims is $200 for a set of four without tires?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Turbo_Prop
What do you think of these? ...

What do you think of these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221153216038?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I don't now the offset, but I am certain that some of you old pros will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Turbo_Prop
New Tires for 15" Rims

So I need to buy new tires. Want to keep the car pretty much stock. The car is a '96 328i Convert with 15' rims. The previous owner put 195/60R-15 tires on it. OEM tires size was 205/60-15.

I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-06-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Turbo_Prop
They also fixed the rattling shields for the...

They also fixed the rattling shields for the catalytic converter and are working on another rattle. I thought the rear right brake caliper was rattling. Could only hear it when the top was down....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-04-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Problem has been fixed. There is a brace on the...

Problem has been fixed. There is a brace on the underside that is unique to convertables that got bent when the car went over the concrete thing. The brace was removed, pressed back to into shape and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-03-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Dropping it at the mechanics shop today. Will...

Dropping it at the mechanics shop today. Will give an update as I learn more.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-02-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Auto Trans Sound, Reverse Only?

Hmmm. I suspect maybe a broken motor mount, but not sure. My son drove the car over a concrete thing in a parking lot. Not sure if that is related or not.

Anyway, when the car is started, there is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-02-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By Turbo_Prop
I too am a recent convertible owner and went...

I too am a recent convertible owner and went through similar issues. In the end it turned out to be one of the motors and the computer that controls the roof that was bad. Not saying that is what is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-01-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,764
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Your car looks very nice. Well done.

Your car looks very nice. Well done.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Business Class/Cd43 vs Aftermarket

Looking to upgrade the audio in my E36 Convertible. Currently has a crappy JVC unit and worn out oem speakers.

Have looked around at the current offerings from the usual high end audio companies...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Picked up the car today. Had the two operating...

Picked up the car today. Had the two operating rods and the cables that close the lid replaced. I love driving this car. Even with the unplanned expense of fixing the roof, it was still a bargain.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-07-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By Turbo_Prop
John, the top is fixed. One motor and the...

John, the top is fixed. One motor and the controller were bad. They have been replaced. The old motor bench tested as bad. The controller that came out and was returned to me is the same unit I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-07-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Picked up my car on Friday. Top goes up and down...

Picked up my car on Friday. Top goes up and down really well. The cable that closes the lid on the right side is on order and will get installed next week. The service manager put a bungee cord in as...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By Turbo_Prop
And the drama continues. The service manager did...

And the drama continues. The service manager did not understand me when I told him to replace the straps and the cable that needed replacing. Picked up the car today, going for a road trip on Monday...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By Turbo_Prop
Spoke with the service manager this afternoon....

Spoke with the service manager this afternoon. The top is back together and working like it was new. Have not seen the bill, but expect it to be in the $2,500 range. Probably could have saved a bunch...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-27-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By Turbo_Prop
The top is now working. Turned out to be only one...

The top is now working. Turned out to be only one of the motors and the control box. Once the op was working they discovered a broken cable that somehow makes the top close easier. I am having that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-26-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Turbo_Prop
There are other issues then. The AC system is a...

There are other issues then. The AC system is a closed system, meaning it is not supposed to loose freon. If it needed recharging, then it had a leak. Recharging is not enough. The leak must be...
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