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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-09-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Nicky3
I ordered a new DME from Kassel Performance as...

I ordered a new DME from Kassel Performance as Harry suggested, it should be here today. It is programmed for the ASC and has the EWS delete option. One more question. What do I do with the Auto...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,818
Posted By Nicky3
Timken works fine. I've had them on for a while...

Timken works fine. I've had them on for a while and they are trouble free thus far.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-30-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Nicky3
Thanks Harry! I contacted them. They will flash...

Thanks Harry! I contacted them. They will flash my DME for $105 and return it to me. That's a bargain.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Nicky3
Bump. Anyone?

Bump. Anyone?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-23-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Nicky3
Auto to manual swap done finally, but.....

Hey guys, finally got my auto to manual swap done in the middle of my move to Nashville. Car feels amazing. The only thing I didn't do is have the computer flashed/reprogrammed. Anyone know anybody...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Nicky3
Have CPS checked

Have CPS checked
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-20-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,913
Posted By Nicky3
49 tomorrow. I was given my 96 328 by a friend...

49 tomorrow. I was given my 96 328 by a friend who was going to junk it because of a blown HG 2 years ago. I was amazed at how easy it was to work on and never looked back. Currently still doing an...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Nicky3
I think, rather I know, that the Peake tool is...

I think, rather I know, that the Peake tool is superior to an ordinary OBD II scanner because it will read BMW specific codes. Ordinary OBD II scanners read generic codes.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By Nicky3
I doubt the E36 will ever be a "rare" car. They...

I doubt the E36 will ever be a "rare" car. They made too many of them. Parts will always be available somewhere. The E30 wasn't anywhere near as common and a nice one is becoming difficult to find at...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-08-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By Nicky3
Try to find a shop that will do the u joints. I...

Try to find a shop that will do the u joints. I know BMW doesn't sell them, but a good shop should be able to match them up. Should be less than half of what you would pay for a reman one.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
Pressure test it and you will see the leak en...

Pressure test it and you will see the leak en vivo. If you can read a gauge don't worry about over pressurizing the system. Do not exceed the pressure clearly notated on the radiator cap. You will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
If you are going to have someone fix it for you,...

If you are going to have someone fix it for you, it won't take long to diagnose that. Let's say it's the water pump. Will you replace it? How about the T-housing? My thought is that if you don't even...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
That looks like it could be the water pump but it...

That looks like it could be the water pump but it could also be the T-stat housing or a hose clamp. I don't get how a dye will help u if u can already see it leaking. A pressure tester will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
Aluminum head I meant

Aluminum head I meant
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
There were many vehicles made with an aluminum...

There were many vehicles made with an aluminum block and an iron block that don't seem to be as suceptible to over heating as this car. Not sure why. I had a beater 5.7 L Jeep Grand Cherokee with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
If he is seeing coolant, as he said he was, even...

If he is seeing coolant, as he said he was, even if he has a blown head, a pressure test would reveal that too.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
I doubt it. It certainly wouldn't come out from...

I doubt it. It certainly wouldn't come out from where you described it. As stated it could be a hose, thermostat housing, water pump, a loose clamp, etc. Go rent the coolant pressure tester for $20...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By Nicky3
Go to your local parts store and rent a coolant...

Go to your local parts store and rent a coolant pressure tester. You can test the system cold and with the engine off, Easiest and best way to find a coolant leak.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Nicky3
I checked for you. It's not a match.

I checked for you. It's not a match.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Nicky3
I have a torque converter from a 96 328is with...

I have a torque converter from a 96 328is with 142k miles on it. I don't know if it is the same one as the M3. Transmission ran flawlessly prior to my swap, which I am in the middle of now. PM me if...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-21-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Nicky3
Chitham33's advice is actually the proper way to...

Chitham33's advice is actually the proper way to test a wheel bearing that is bad OR is going bad. There should be zero movement. If you find zero movement with this technique, move on to looking for...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Nicky3
spray some carb cleaner all around those vacuum...

spray some carb cleaner all around those vacuum hoses and ports and see if you get an idle change.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,777
Posted By Nicky3
CrissCross, if that red e36 is yours, please do...

CrissCross, if that red e36 is yours, please do let me know if it ever comes up for sale. That thing is gorgeous!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Nicky3
My first course of action would be to check for a...

My first course of action would be to check for a vacuum leak. Its the simplest thing to do and doesn't cost anything.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Nicky3
This swap has been done thousands of times and...

This swap has been done thousands of times and I'd be willing to bet the engine was is the car 95% of the time. So, there has to be one way that is easiest. Just trying to find out what the consensus...
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