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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 02:08 PM
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Posted By ZeGerman
Have you ever seen r/JustRolledIntoTheShop on...

Have you ever seen r/JustRolledIntoTheShop on reddit? Lots of crazy stuff posted there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By ZeGerman
It's only got 81k miles, so it could be worth...

It's only got 81k miles, so it could be worth more than that. But we need to know if it's an auto or manual, what options it has, photos, etc.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,321
Posted By ZeGerman
Nice progress. Question: I'm going to be...

Nice progress.

Question: I'm going to be replacing my diff bushings soon. Of course, to replace the rears on the diff cover, I'll have to remove the diff. For the front diff bushing which is in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By ZeGerman
You have to remove the transmission. You...

You have to remove the transmission. You basically follow the same steps as a clutch replacement.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By ZeGerman
Yes, the t-stat should be installed with the...

Yes, the t-stat should be installed with the o-ring on side facing you. The t-stat also has an arrow which should be installed facing upward (toward the sky) so that it can vent properly. You can see...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-20-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By ZeGerman
It only flashes if you are low on coolant or if...

It only flashes if you are low on coolant or if the coolant level sensor itself is faulty.

And as mentioned above, it's not something which requires being manually reset after service.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-19-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By ZeGerman
It should be pretty easy to replace the tensioner...

It should be pretty easy to replace the tensioner on your 318. And while I can't speak directly to the 318, I know that the spring-loaded and hydraulic tensioners are interchangeable on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,972
Posted By ZeGerman
Ceramic pads are generally great for street use,...

Ceramic pads are generally great for street use, but they do not perform as well as carbon metallic pads in demanding conditions. The advantages of ceramic pads are low dust, low noise, and they are...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By ZeGerman
I previously thought that an optima battery would...

I previously thought that an optima battery would be nice to have, but then I read reviews/forums online... Wouldn't get near them after what I read... Plus, you have to buy an adapter to keep them...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By ZeGerman
No, that's pretty spot on for what you should...

No, that's pretty spot on for what you should expect to pay.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By ZeGerman
If the bushing itself is shot, replace the...

If the bushing itself is shot, replace the bushing. If the metal where the assembly bolts to the car has failed, you need to buy a reinforcement kit and have the car repaired by a qualified welder.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By ZeGerman
I've heard nothing but bad stuff about those coil...

I've heard nothing but bad stuff about those coil packs. Supposedly they have a high failure rate and aren't as good as OEM.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-13-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,796
Posted By ZeGerman
Hey Andrew, I forget if I ever asked you... Did...

Hey Andrew, I forget if I ever asked you... Did you notice any sort of difference after installing the strut tower brace?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-12-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By ZeGerman
Just get the stock size/configuration battery for...

Just get the stock size/configuration battery for your 328 convertible. Note that the convertibles require a unique battery that is more vibration resistant than the coupes and sedans, which is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-12-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,796
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, no kidding. I've always been the type of...

Yeah, no kidding. I've always been the type of tenant that fixes stuff myself and just sends the landlord the bill. I also replaced rotting steps and a handrail on our deck this summer. My landlord...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,796
Posted By ZeGerman
Feeling like I earned my Man of the Household...

Feeling like I earned my Man of the Household title today. Our landlord has been saying he's going to stop by the house to replace the furnace filter for literally the last 4-5 years, but never has....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By ZeGerman
Probably a bad window regulator.

Probably a bad window regulator.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By ZeGerman
No way the E46 M3 'Vert rear shock mounts are...

No way the E46 M3 'Vert rear shock mounts are better than the Rogue Engineering mounts. The E46 mounts still have same design flaw as all the other earlier failure prone OEM designs.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,796
Posted By ZeGerman
I was watching that auction and was absolutely...

I was watching that auction and was absolutely baffled that people had bid up to as far as it got. I mean, someone was actually willing to pay $154k for a 240hp North American market M3. That is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-10-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,796
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, Subie engines are pretty easy to work on...

Yeah, Subie engines are pretty easy to work on for the most part. They haven't evolved very much over the years, so you can also find DIYs for just about everything on them, similar to the engines in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,340
Views: 238,796
Posted By ZeGerman
Lol, 70 y/o driving an NA Miata with an LS...

Lol, 70 y/o driving an NA Miata with an LS swap... That's winning. I hope I'm still able to do stuff like that when I reach that age.

And I didn't know you were installing a supercharger on a BRZ....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By ZeGerman
I bought an OBX cat-back, which was insanely...

I bought an OBX cat-back, which was insanely inexpensive (i.e., ~$212 shipped, new) and high quality, but it is no longer in production. There is another exhaust available on eBay now (LINK...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By ZeGerman
Viscosity depends on climate and driving...

Viscosity depends on climate and driving conditions. Check your owner's manual for the viscosity chart.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By ZeGerman
No vacuum-actuated valve on the M3 exhaust - it...

No vacuum-actuated valve on the M3 exhaust - it was a feature which only came on the 328.

In my experience, doing the "golf tee mod" to my stock 328 exhaust produced no discernible difference in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-07-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By ZeGerman
I'm guessing the OP is mistaking some sort of...

I'm guessing the OP is mistaking some sort of manufacturing code for the part number. I've never seen a BMW part number which has a decimal as the OP has posted above.
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