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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,336
Posted By Silvercat
Anyone ever done the viscous to electric fan...

Anyone ever done the viscous to electric fan replacement? I've done it on a Jag and it works well. Not sure where to pick up an ignition feed for the controller on my '98 540. Anyone help me out...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Silvercat
Air Con questions early '98 540i

I have a couple of questions which I hope someone can help me with.

1.The Condenser

Roughly how big is this and where is it in relation to the radiator at the top, centre or bottom? Is there...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-05-2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,692
Posted By Silvercat
I have rust as well - just emerging from below...

I have rust as well - just emerging from below the rubber scraper along the bottom edge of the window - i.e. this is on the door. Anyone tell me how to get the rubber out? I've a feeling it may...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,868
Posted By Silvercat
Mmmm - last year was mild enough - the lake near...

Mmmm - last year was mild enough - the lake near where I live barely froze. Hoping for better this year. But I wouldn't have been without my studs :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-28-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,868
Posted By Silvercat
You might want to have a look at this. ...

You might want to have a look at this.

http://tinyurl.com/6at522

Used it last year when deciding which studs to buy for use here in Finland. There are considerable - really considerable -...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-26-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By Silvercat
Dash lights coming on

This a '93 e36. Dash lights come on occasionally while driving. All the warning lighhts, service indicator - and the speedo and rev counter needles drop very briefly. Lats maybe a second or two and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-29-2008, 06:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,690
Posted By Silvercat
The "correct" procedure would be to measure the...

The "correct" procedure would be to measure the thickness of the rotors - Bentley gives the limits as far as I can recall. Having said that, front rotors may well need replacing at around 30,000 -...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,868
Posted By Silvercat
In FINLAND winter tires are a legal requirement....

In FINLAND winter tires are a legal requirement. Studded tires are of course noisy and my neighbor decided to try non-studded. Not a good idea - he neglected to adjust his driving technique i.e. go...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Silvercat
Had the same problem very recently with a '93...

Had the same problem very recently with a '93 320SE. I had fitted an aftermarket remote central locking about 6 months ago - which is wired into the boot/trunk cabling. If you really want to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Silvercat
Retrofit cruise control

BMW apparently do a kit

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=66&fg=95&hl=4

Anyone any experience of fitting on of these?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-12-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,933
Posted By Silvercat
Have a look at this: http://tinyurl.com/4l7nsl ...

Have a look at this:
http://tinyurl.com/4l7nsl

This is for the hedgehog type. Mine is actually the other type and there are detailed pics somewhere on one of the forums. But I think they are more...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-17-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 188,961
Posted By Silvercat
My fault I suspect - I was asking re fitting...

My fault I suspect - I was asking re fitting cruise control and should probably have started a new thread.:ouch:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-15-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 188,961
Posted By Silvercat
Well eh indeed! My definition of retrofit goes...

Well eh indeed! My definition of retrofit goes something like this:

1. To fit into or onto equipment already in existence or service.
2. To substitute new or modernized parts or systems for older...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-15-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 188,961
Posted By Silvercat
Retrofit cruise control e36 320i

Anyone done this? If so, a brief rundown of the work involved would be appreciated. How much of the kit, if any, is already in place - I'm thinking of using BMW parts rather than aftermarket.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-19-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Silvercat
Well it does - but it is not very clear so we...

Well it does - but it is not very clear so we have O/F O/S I/1 etc. And I have no idea how this relates to my 320i. There was a Service II at 82000 km by the PO. I did an oil service re-set after an...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,775
Posted By Silvercat
Well I can't see how you can do it without...

Well I can't see how you can do it without removing the glovebox - at least on my 320. However ther is a post somewhere on how to re-align the glovebox - could be on the Pelican forum which i use the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Silvercat
Try this (the resistor is an old model but the...

Try this (the resistor is an old model but the end looks the same:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/E36-Blower_Resistor/E36-Blower_Resistor.htm
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By Silvercat
If you have a look at the Pelican site - there is...

If you have a look at the Pelican site - there is a "plug and play unit" - there is a socket behind the glove compartment. It will cost you quite a bit more though.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-19-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Silvercat
I'd go along with that. You need to get your head...

I'd go along with that. You need to get your head right into the footwell. The unit can be difficult to see if you don't know what you are looking for - and also hard to pull out because of a little...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-04-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By Silvercat
Careful with T-cut - if you go through the clear...

Careful with T-cut - if you go through the clear coat you will get problems. Also avoid silicone polishes at all costs - if you ever need a respray they will cause problems. Silicone is an excellent...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Silvercat
Brilliant - thanks for help - advice and...

Brilliant - thanks for help - advice and drawing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Silvercat
Fog Lamp removal

Bulb out - can't see how to remove the unit?!**** Help appreciated. Thanks
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-07-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Silvercat
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-07-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Silvercat
Where it came from

Just bought a LHD in the UK (I'm exporting to Finland so I wanted a LHD). Documents show one UK owner from 1994 - BUT that it was originally imported from Japan - where they normally have RHD!!!!!!...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Silvercat
Thank you gentlemen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you gentlemen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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