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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By dopple
I am going to take a chance with these guys. I...

I am going to take a chance with these guys. I dont have that much work done and you can wear yourself out driving around to get a better price and second guessing what they charged. I just wish I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By dopple
Regarding what the car did when it started to go...

Regarding what the car did when it started to go back we just a light metallic noise that you could hear when turning. It was not real loud.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By dopple
I thought they were called differential bushings,...

I thought they were called differential bushings, he showed me the differential out of the car and supposedly the worst was the front one that mates to the driveshaft, there are three total.

It...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By dopple
Differential bushing

I am coming over from the M3 forum since it gets very little traffic.

I had a noise coming from the rear and it turns out it was the differential bushings on my 1995 M3 w/ 107,000 miles.

Does...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,219
Posted By dopple
Differential bushing replacement

I just had differential bushings replaced on my 1995 M3 w/ 107,000 miles on the car. I think the labor was about 5.5 hrs. They said one of the bushings was shot and I believe they were honest.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-23-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By dopple
thanks

Thanks everyone, I found it. I special thanks to SW for the download on how and why.

I love that stuff.
Forum: The Detail Department 08-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By dopple
Thanks for the latest post also. I dont know how...

Thanks for the latest post also. I dont know how deep I am getting in but I am started and thats what counts. I am not going to let these fine cars turn to sheet.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By dopple
Checking oil

There is some strange way to check the oil on the 2007 X3. I could not find it on the net or in the manuals that came with our used car from the dealer.

What is the procedure for checking the oil...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-22-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By dopple
Thanks alot for the help, PO worst username, and...

Thanks alot for the help, PO worst username, and terrestial. I really appreciate your advice.
Forum: The Detail Department 08-22-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By dopple
General paint care

We have a 2007 X3 w/ 40K miles bought in April. I have finally decided it was time to start washing it at least once a week if possible. My questions:

When I wax again do I need to use a wax...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 04-07-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By dopple
What are the electronic on the low air intakes

I am working on my wishbone as it is beat up and coming down on me. I noticed the air intakes that just go from the bumper area to the wheel wells and they have some wires coming off them.

I know...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By dopple
M3 getting a little clicky

My 95 M3 w/ 103k miles is starting to get a little clicky sounding but it is not a high tapping noise just a little more of a low pitch clicking under the hood following the revs.

I just changed...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-15-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By dopple
Service priorities

I have a 95 M3 I bought 20k ago and now have about 103k. I have switched to synthetic and put a new radiator in the car and will be putting in a new alternator.

I know this is a very broad...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By dopple
ps leak

We have a 1995 525it touring wagon that has a leak on one of the ps lines. I dont want to get into working on the car now as I have little time and have to put an alternator in my M3. The shop...
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 09-24-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By dopple
Used radar

Okay I know new is always best but would there be a problem with buying a good used radar detector. Could a shop check it out maybe. I bet a could find a passport or the like for about 1/3 of the...
Forum: General BMW 09-23-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,174
Posted By dopple
Cops reaction to radar in car

I have been playing with the idea of radar like a valentine unit for my M3 as I love to push it more and more lately.

I was thinking when the cop comes up to the car he is liable to stick it to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 07-09-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By dopple
AC compressor replacement

I am putting in a used ac compressor and wonder if I am going to have to pull the radiator to gain access.

I know grease monkey is not the best in the world but I know the owner and was going to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 06-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By dopple
AC noise at compressor

I have a noise after replacing all 3 pulleys on the belt drives on my M3. It gets worse when the AC is on so I am starting to think the compressor bearing. I will take off the belt and run it to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 795
Posted By dopple
AC idler pulley

I have a little noise up front and it is probably my upper and lower tension pulley so I ordered them from Arizona Autohaus and think they should go in fairly easily.

Now I suddenly also notice...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-13-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 702
Posted By dopple
Professional mechanical checkup

I can do alot of the work on my M3 myself but I think it would be a good idea to have a good mechanic that I trust give it a good once over and see if there is anything I need to keep an eye on. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-13-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By dopple
Use of foglights

My E36 M3 looks nice with the foglights on. I might as well use them all the time, it give a little better view of the street right in front of you.

Anyone else run their fogs all the time?
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-06-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By dopple
Specified oils

I have a 1995 M3 w/ 95k miles. I drive in town 50 miles per week w/ one 30 miles highway exercise trip per week minimum. I drive the car fairly hard.

I am switching to synthetic oil. Many...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-05-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,811
Posted By dopple
Here is a pic if the upload works. On another...

Here is a pic if the upload works. On another group people talk of progressively wet sanding the lens w/ 1000, 2000 then using some kind of compound. When you talk of preserving the protective coat...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-05-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By dopple
Aircraft sealant for paint

I just met a guy that said he spent $300 to have a coat of aircraft sealant buffed into his paint. It is a newer japanese car with nice gold paint.

He says he has not waxed the car for 3 years...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-05-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,811
Posted By dopple
I heard a buffer and white polishing compound...

I heard a buffer and white polishing compound will work. I just got a DeWalt buffer, a steal at $25 on craigslist. I figure why not try the quixx with the buffer, it is a type of polishing compound...
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