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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2006, 03:29 PM
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Views: 810
Posted By vintageorange
E36 Coupe door panels on ebay

Check it out on ebay. Brand new in the box OEM door panels for tan/beige E36 coupe....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-18-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By vintageorange
At least you did not pop the airbags.

At least you did not pop the airbags.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-18-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By vintageorange
How many miles have you put on it since the swap?...

How many miles have you put on it since the swap? If it is not setting any codes and it was a complete long block I would be pretty confident in the installation to tell you the truth. If you have...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-18-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By vintageorange
Radiator $150-325 typically $190 water pump...

Radiator $150-325 typically $190
water pump $60-100 typically $80
thermostat $20-35
so you are looking at around $305 in parts plus another $30-40 for gaskets and misc. plus $20 for coolant...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-15-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By vintageorange
My temp needle is always in the middle too once...

My temp needle is always in the middle too once the car warms up. Be it 0 degrees in the winter or 105 with the a/c full blast at a stop light in the middle of summer.

Your cooling system is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-15-2006, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By vintageorange
If you are going to replace the engine why bother...

If you are going to replace the engine why bother with the 6, take it up a notch or two and find a wrecked 540 or 750 and put the V8 or V12 in it! It's been done.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By vintageorange
Check all connectors first for tight fit if you...

Check all connectors first for tight fit if you have not already. I would suspect it is the signal switch itself. Being a moving part it would be prone to wear that would cause intermitant and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-31-2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,718
Posted By vintageorange
Depends on what you want to do with it? If...

Depends on what you want to do with it?

If you are looking for a good little car that is fun to drive the 318ti with the 5 speed would be just that, easy to drive and fairly fuel efficient. My...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By vintageorange
First, I am no expert on parasitic load problems...

First, I am no expert on parasitic load problems like this, I usually pass them on to a guy I know who is an electronics wiz.

My shade tree advice is to remove all accessory fuses and measuring...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2006, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By vintageorange
You can't really do much with the air flow sensor...

You can't really do much with the air flow sensor besides making sure it is clean and the harness connection is well seated. If your car is indeed running rich and idling rough I would be inclined...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-15-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By vintageorange
Are you wanting exact OEM replacement seats? ...

Are you wanting exact OEM replacement seats? leatherseats.com is definitely the least expensive company I have found, but I have never personally seen their product with the exception of online...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,038
Posted By vintageorange
If I understand what you are describing. 1....

If I understand what you are describing.

1. Happened to me on my '93 is
2. The big hose goes to the tube from the ICV on the underside of the plenum oposite the Throttle Body, the little hose I'm...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-01-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By vintageorange
This is a very common problem with these (and all...

This is a very common problem with these (and all other cars). It is probably that your driverís side regulator motor has aged and become weak, causing high resistance and causing the circuit...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-27-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By vintageorange
Maybe you have already tried this... The first...

Maybe you have already tried this... The first thing I would try is to swap the switches and see if the problem repeats itself on the passenger side now. I believe the switch has a circuit breaker...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By vintageorange
I think the MAF sensor is solid state and not...

I think the MAF sensor is solid state and not repairable besides giving it a good cleaning.
Have never experienced MAF going bad, but have seen many bimmers where the rubber hose between the MAF and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,963
Posted By vintageorange
My first guess would be the heater control...

My first guess would be the heater control valve... but why would it be easier to hear inside the car than it is under the hood? The heater control valve is somewhat hidden under the engine so...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By vintageorange
Most times when the gearbox warning light comes...

Most times when the gearbox warning light comes on in a car it can be cleared up with a transmission fluid and filter change. As the mileage gets higher the tranny gets a little more 'relaxed' and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By vintageorange
While you have the door cards off and access to...

While you have the door cards off and access to the door internals replace the plastic window sliders (2 each window) and liberally spray your window tracks and mechanism with silicon spray. This...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By vintageorange
I've heard that diesel will mess up o2 sensors,...

I've heard that diesel will mess up o2 sensors, but I've never heard of switching octane having an effect on the sensor.
I wouldn't rule out that maybe there could be contamination in your current...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-18-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By vintageorange
razzy530- No where did I say that the filter...

razzy530-
No where did I say that the filter had anything to do with fogging windows... I just stated that most Japanese cars also have interior filters, thats it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-18-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,534
Posted By vintageorange
Try BMW's official website. Believe it or not...

Try BMW's official website. Believe it or not they have some manuals available in an online format (not sure if pdf or what), I think you just need your VIN, hopefully your car is one that they have...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-16-2006, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By vintageorange
I bet your wifes car has an interior filter

Sproles-
I believe the European manufactures started the trend, and the Japanese manufacturers followed with the interior filter, joined much later by the American manufacturers. I am pretty sure...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-13-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By vintageorange
try this

You description is so general but I'll take a stab at it.
Your idea to check for fuel at the engine is good. Listen for the hum of the fuel pump when you turn the key on.
Next you need to check...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-13-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By vintageorange
temp sensor

I agree with dzrocks_11 solution would work, the sensor works in conjunction with other sensors on the engine block and radiator, etc. If one sensor is faulty the computer will use information from...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-10-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By vintageorange
one more thing

Tarek- I am probably stating the obvious here, but just in case... it says you are in Dubai and I am not sure of what Dubai is like, but if you are high in the mountains your car is going to have...
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