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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By gui123tar
I have. The replacement should look like a...

I have. The replacement should look like a "Spikey thing".
THere are pictures on the web and this forum. Do a search on FInal Stage Resistor.
On my car, US 97 328I the final stage resistor was...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By gui123tar
The only time I heard this happending was when...

The only time I heard this happending was when the heater core was going bad.
Not sure if that is the case here but sounds like it is.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-19-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By gui123tar
Check out this BMW DIY site. It usually lists the...

Check out this BMW DIY site. It usually lists the tools required when doing the job at home.
http://www.bimmerdiy.com/e36
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-17-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By gui123tar
When my flywheel was going I was able to narrow...

When my flywheel was going I was able to narrow the noise down to the rear of the engine.
From there the mechanic, using a tethescope, probed around the engine looking for odd grinding sounds. If...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-17-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By gui123tar
I got you Pirate!:O) The car is an auto not...

I got you Pirate!:O) The car is an auto not manual.
Could it be a water pump going bad?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-16-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By gui123tar
Where is the sound coming from? Do you have an...

Where is the sound coming from? Do you have an automatic or manual drive?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-15-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By gui123tar
I've had my 97 328 for a few months now and enjoy...

I've had my 97 328 for a few months now and enjoy it. The previous owners didn't keep up with the maintenance and I am stuck doing it now and paying a lot for it I still enjoy the car.
I know you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By gui123tar
Makes sense. Thanks everyone for your input on...

Makes sense. Thanks everyone for your input on lightweight flywheels.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-12-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By gui123tar
I recall my mechanic saying that lightweight...

I recall my mechanic saying that lightweight flywheels may not last as long the stock ones. Is there any truth to that?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-11-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By gui123tar
If the mechanic has experience working on BMW's I...

If the mechanic has experience working on BMW's I would say go for it. You are getting a good price. My two cents. The job is pretty extensive and long though...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-11-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By gui123tar
That sounds like a pretty good deal considering I...

That sounds like a pretty good deal considering I called two places and they both quoted 8 hours of labor at over thousand dollars. Both were independents. If you think you are paying too much then...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-10-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By gui123tar
I went with the original BMW flywheel replacement...

I went with the original BMW flywheel replacement which is not a lightweight flywheel.
FYI - Make sure your mechanic also replaces the rear main seal while he is under there. The part is like 30...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By gui123tar
I guess it will run you a few hundred easy if not...

I guess it will run you a few hundred easy if not more. Try calling a few different places in HI and ask them how much it will cost.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-21-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By gui123tar
Any sound with metal in it would concern me. Do...

Any sound with metal in it would concern me. Do you have a lot of miles on your car and/or clutch?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By gui123tar
Thanks for the added comments (you too...

Thanks for the added comments (you too DarkHelmut). This is valuable information that all of us should take note of.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By gui123tar
Lightbulb Inspect flywheel during Clutch Replacement

For those of you who are due for a clutch job make sure to have the mechanic, who knows what to look for, take a look at the flywheel in the process. I just replaced my flywheel and clutch because my...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-18-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By gui123tar
You might as well take a look at the fly wheel too

Apparently, high mileage E36's can have issues with the fly wheel teeth breaking apart. This happened to my car this past week. If you are considering replacing the clutch have the mechanic look at...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-15-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
On the bright side I get a new clutch and a free...

On the bright side I get a new clutch and a free oil change:tsk:

By the way, supposedly this problem is not unheard of with E36's.
A good mechanic, if he knows what to listen for, should be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-15-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
Update

I brought the car to the mechanic Wednesday night and the car was not producing the same grinding noise so I left the car there over night. The noise eventually came back upon restarting the car. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
We'll see! I'll update this thread tomorrow after...

We'll see! I'll update this thread tomorrow after my mechanic has time to look it over.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
Did you have grinding too?

Did you have grinding too?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
The noise you described is spot on! ok - Water...

The noise you described is spot on!
ok - Water Pump is a good starting point. The odd things is I did not see the engine temp rise. Maybe it's breaking apart but still pumping. I am going to call...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-12-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
I bought the car about two months ago. I don't...

I bought the car about two months ago. I don't think the manifold was ever off though. I bought it off a mercedez/BMW mechanic and he said the car ran great.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-12-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
Would I hear the Catalytic noise from the engine...

Would I hear the Catalytic noise from the engine area itself?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-12-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By gui123tar
Exclamation Grinding Sound below manifold

My car has been running great! Then this evening, after driving around town for 20 minutes, I stopped for some coffee and then started the car again. As soon as the car started I heard a nasty...
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