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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 06:06 PM
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Posted By ZeGerman
The build month is on the sticker in the doorjamb.

The build month is on the sticker in the doorjamb.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By ZeGerman
I believe what you have is a slightly darker...

I believe what you have is a slightly darker color of tan than the run of the mill BMW tan. And with that said, tan Vader seats are extremely rare. The vast majority of them are dove or black. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By ZeGerman
Yep, I fully agree. When replacing shocks &...

Yep, I fully agree. When replacing shocks & springs, they should be replaced as a full set on all 4 corners of the car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, Edmunds, KBB, etc., almost always...

Yeah, Edmunds, KBB, etc., almost always undervalue old German cars. They don't really account for what the enthusiast market will pay for them, which is why Edmunds will subtract money if an E36 has...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By ZeGerman
The rear lower control arms are intentionally...

The rear lower control arms are intentionally designed to bend upon impact so that it prevents damage to more serious stuff further upstream, so that could well be your issue. But as stated before,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
I'm not familiar with M62 VANOS, so I can't speak...

I'm not familiar with M62 VANOS, so I can't speak with any sort of authority, but you described chain noise, and I think I've read about those engines needing to have the chain guides and tensioners...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Isn't the problem with those usually just the...

Isn't the problem with those usually just the guides and tensioners but not the chains themselves?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By ZeGerman
It depends on how many miles are on your current...

It depends on how many miles are on your current control arms. If you have 75k or more on them, I'd recommend going ahead and replacing the control arms, bushings, tie rods, and sway bar links all...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 32,529
Posted By ZeGerman
For the expansion tank brand, I'd go with Behr or...

For the expansion tank brand, I'd go with Behr or original BMW. I had a Meyle (another commonly recommended brand) expansion tank in car, but it started leaking after only 13k miles.

Regarding...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Thanks, Don! I'll have to check them out. ...

Thanks, Don! I'll have to check them out.



Spending any amount of time working on most other cars built within the last 20 years only further illuminates just how easy working on BMWs from the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By ZeGerman
I'd say the above estimate is fair since the...

I'd say the above estimate is fair since the mileage is so low.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By ZeGerman
Yes, Lemforder is the brand to get. Definitely...

Yes, Lemforder is the brand to get. Definitely do not get the cheap stuff.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, I hear ya. FCP often has decent prices,...

Yeah, I hear ya. FCP often has decent prices, too.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Be sure to check the prices at other places, too....

Be sure to check the prices at other places, too. Sometimes ECS charges a lot more than other places, especially with shipping. They are not my favorite vendor... Lately I've bought a lot of my...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 01:40 PM
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Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Ah, gotcha.

Ah, gotcha.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 12:41 PM
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Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
2800lbs seems a tad optimistic. Are you going to...

2800lbs seems a tad optimistic. Are you going to install a carbon hood and trunk?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Aluminum mounts are nice. I went with steel in...

Aluminum mounts are nice. I went with steel in my car to keep cost a bit lower and figured the extra handful of pounds wouldn't make a difference in a non-competition car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Nice Derek! You'll love the seats.

Nice Derek! You'll love the seats.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By ZeGerman
They will have different part numbers, which you...

They will have different part numbers, which you can look up on RealOEM.com.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By ZeGerman
Verify that your fuel pump is working. Check the...

Verify that your fuel pump is working. Check the related fuses and fuel pressure.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By ZeGerman
I bought an SRS scanner/reset tool on eBay for...

I bought an SRS scanner/reset tool on eBay for $20. It took over a month to receive it from China, but it got good reviews, came with a nice manual listing all the fault codes, and it works great. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By ZeGerman
Unfortunately, the paperclip method does not work...

Unfortunately, the paperclip method does not work for the SRS system, but I think the OP has probably been reading about installing a resistor/diode for the passenger seat occupancy mat sensor. This...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By ZeGerman
You shouldn't have any trouble with them. ...

You shouldn't have any trouble with them.

And FWIW, I definitely raised my engine by the oil pan when replacing my mounts. I just used a section of 2x4 wood to distribute the weight and didn't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 235,767
Posted By ZeGerman
Love your new Rover, Chad. And thanks for...

Love your new Rover, Chad. And thanks for posting this article. I've been finding Rovers on CL in seemingly great shape for very little money and have considered getting one to bomb around in. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By ZeGerman
What sort of trouble are you having with fitment?

What sort of trouble are you having with fitment?
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