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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:09 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
Every time I see an F31 wagon on the road, I...

Every time I see an F31 wagon on the road, I think they look very handsome. But they're so big that I think they should be a 5-Series...
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
True, that's not the current F30 3-Series.

True, that's not the current F30 3-Series.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 49,788
Posted By ZeGerman
Psshh... That's silly. Rules are rules, but it...

Psshh... That's silly. Rules are rules, but it seems that the only thing that allowing people to run aluminum radiators would do is reduce the chance of hazardous track conditions due to people...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 49,788
Posted By ZeGerman
Gets pretty slippery, doesn't it? ;) Time to...

Gets pretty slippery, doesn't it? ;)

Time to upgrade to an aluminum radiator?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By ZeGerman
It's highly advised that you have your head...

It's highly advised that you have your head professionally inspected for warping and cracks when replacing the head gasket. Otherwise, you run the risk of putting it back together and blowing a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
Outdated? Sure, in the sense that they don't...

Outdated? Sure, in the sense that they don't look like contemporary cars that are 8-16 years newer. They definitely look like they're from a different era compared to the new BMWs. That said, if...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By ZeGerman
Is the engine misfiring?

Is the engine misfiring?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
Also keep in mind that E46s are also quite old...

Also keep in mind that E46s are also quite old now, too. Combine the added complexity of the E46 chassis, the AWD system, and age to the equation, and you're still very likely to perpetuate the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-25-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,115
Posted By ZeGerman
Adding lubricant to your belt is the absolute...

Adding lubricant to your belt is the absolute worst thing you could possibly do. Belts squeak because they are slipping. Adding a lubricant will temporarily cause the squeaking to go away because...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-25-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
Attention race fans, the Spa 24 hours is live...

Attention race fans, the Spa 24 hours is live streaming now. Bentleys, Ferraris, Mercs, Audis, BMWs, Lamborghinis, and McLarens all duking it out for 24 hours... One of the best races on the planet....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By ZeGerman
They're quite easy to replace and wear out very...

They're quite easy to replace and wear out very quickly because they're made of plastic. It was one of the first things I replaced on my car when I bought it with 94k miles.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, dealers here can and do charge whatever...

Yeah, dealers here can and do charge whatever they can get away with if a limited production car is in high demand. BMW of North America has nothing to do with it. It's the dealers, which are...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By ZeGerman
Put whatever bracket you took off back on. If...

Put whatever bracket you took off back on. If that doesn't fix it, you need a new upper steering shaft bearing.

Also, it's a good thing you didn't swap out the steering rack, since the M3 shares...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By ZeGerman
Thanks for confirming - that's what I thought. ...

Thanks for confirming - that's what I thought. So yeah, a replacement key should be cheaper than the $80-100 I was quoted for my car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-24-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ZeGerman
If you want a suspension that performs better at...

If you want a suspension that performs better at the track, it will always degrade the comfort during daily driving. That is completely unavoidable. The question is more about how much you can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By ZeGerman
I could be wrong, but since your car is a '93, I...

I could be wrong, but since your car is a '93, I think replacement keys are going to be a lot more affordable compared to those of us with the newer E36s. Did they have the EWS chip in '93?
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By ZeGerman
Which makes me wonder, what really was "rebuilt"?...

Which makes me wonder, what really was "rebuilt"?

Also, it's very possible to assemble a motor poorly so that the engine will basically hold together for 65k miles, but then when you open it up...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By ZeGerman
That just doesn't strike me as the smartest...

That just doesn't strike me as the smartest choice. I've never seen the tumbler be removed without the key, but perhaps it can be done.

You'd be much better off selling your new tumbler and keys...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ZeGerman
The answer is no, but why are you under the...

The answer is no, but why are you under the impression that E46 parts are more affordable or "trackable"?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By ZeGerman
I'm going to step out on a limb here by...

I'm going to step out on a limb here by suggesting that it likely isn't the best idea to piggyback the power supply for an electric cooling fan from the headlights, for various reasons. Also, if...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By ZeGerman
Why did you order a new ignition tumbler instead...

Why did you order a new ignition tumbler instead of simply ordering a replacement key for your existing ignition?

Anyway, that's what you need to do... Go to a dealer with the car's VIN and proof...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By ZeGerman
Eh, I don't think that it's wrong like putting an...

Eh, I don't think that it's wrong like putting an ///M badge on a non-M car would be. Aside from that, vaders are way overpriced for seats that are heavy as hell and not particularly supportive. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
Welcome to the club! Sucks though. Surprised...

Welcome to the club! Sucks though. Surprised that the radiator is knackered.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 12,559
Posted By ZeGerman
So much want... ...

So much want...

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By ZeGerman
The question I have is what does "full engine...

The question I have is what does "full engine rebuild" actually mean in this case? Does it have new valve guides, timing chains, guides, and tensioners, crank and rod bearings, piston rings,...
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