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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-08-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By CJH
Going back many years concerns about the long...

Going back many years concerns about the long change interval recommended by the service indicator, prompted many including myself change oil at 2 green bars & then again at the yellow. Only...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-08-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,608
Posted By CJH
Depends on year, obd2 cars simpler calculation: ...

Depends on year, obd2 cars simpler calculation:

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/all/electrical/all_service_interval_calculation.html
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,660
Posted By CJH
Actually, a micrometer due to the ridge that is...

Actually, a micrometer due to the ridge that is present at the outer edge of the rotor:

http://www.amazon.com/Starrett-Automotive-Micrometer-Ratchet-Stop-Graduation/dp/B000VDVT38

Elaborate one,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,009
Posted By CJH
Also check for alternating current leakage due to...

Also check for alternating current leakage due to faulty diode(s). High ripple voltage can cause problems with the various control modules. 13.8 is correct.

Good info here:...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By CJH
Check transmission mount & motor mounts, ...

Check transmission mount & motor mounts, misaligment under acceloration due to a broken mount could be the culprit.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By CJH
Can't reset ECU by disconnecting battery...

Can't reset ECU by disconnecting battery (OBD-II). High rpm cutout, check spark plugs, coils, coil boots, low fuel pressure (filter, pump)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-26-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,536
Posted By CJH
They are repairable by a good driveline shop: ...

They are repairable by a good driveline shop:

http://www.driveshafts.com/pages/picture_14.html
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-26-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By CJH
Well written, a refreshing change from the chat...

Well written, a refreshing change from the chat that this board has degraded into.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-25-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By CJH
Much hyperbole about Dex Cool. Research further...

Much hyperbole about Dex Cool. Research further if you're interested, but review the most recent information. The issues were with several GM engines using Nylon/Silicone intake gaskets. Of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By CJH
Search: From BMW's TECHDRIVE volume 3 Number...

Search:

From BMW's TECHDRIVE volume 3 Number 2, May 2006 "A publication for independent BMW service professionals":

Coolant
BMW is fairly liberal on coolant use, requiring only that all...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-20-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By CJH
Called "diversity" antenna. Components are...

Called "diversity" antenna. Components are located as shown . Check for voltage to the amplifier. If using an aftermarket headunit, be sure the antenna power wire is connected to the amplifier...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-20-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By CJH
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/archive/index.php...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-55196.html
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By CJH
Normal, front defrost directs all air at max fan...

Normal, front defrost directs all air at max fan speed to the windshield. SHould also kick on the AC compressor to dehumidify the air.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By CJH
http://www.wlsheadliners.com/3m-hitack-76-spray-ad...

http://www.wlsheadliners.com/3m-hitack-76-spray-adhesive-auto-headliners-p-18.html
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By CJH
www.wheelcollision.com located near Bethlehem, PA

www.wheelcollision.com located near Bethlehem, PA
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-07-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By CJH
46 mm. Or 1-15/16"

46 mm. Or 1-15/16"
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-08-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By CJH
Clean or replace your idle air control valve. ...

Clean or replace your idle air control valve. The RPMs should be held stable when trans is put into drive. Sticking idle valve will allow RPM to drop below normal.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-03-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By CJH
Baur makes those cars as well as the old 2002...

Baur makes those cars as well as the old 2002 cabriolet. Very rare, apparently the 2002's rusted away to nothing in a short time.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-29-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By CJH
Very doubtful you'll be able to remove it without...

Very doubtful you'll be able to remove it without damaing it, very thin metal. It snaps over the rain gutter lip. Three options:
1. Remove & replace with new (Relatively inexpensive).
2. Sand...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-21-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By CJH
Oil in spark plug well likely caused misfire, ...

Oil in spark plug well likely caused misfire, rough idle & unburned fuel in the cylinder. When you started it after cleaning it out, the excess fuel caused the smoke.

Replace valve cover...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By CJH
ethylene glycol based, silicated OAT (organic...

ethylene glycol based, silicated OAT (organic acid technology) formula, which contains no nitrates or phosphates,

Agreed if non OAT glycol & highly silicated glycol was used, precipiitates will...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-03-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By CJH
Bullsh!t. Almost as much hysteria over coolant...

Bullsh!t. Almost as much hysteria over coolant as oil. Ethylene glycol, AOT additives, Nitrate & phosphate free. Readily available.

From BMW's TECHDRIVE volume 3 Number 2, May 2006 "A...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-26-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By CJH
Possibly a stuck caliper or parking brake. When...

Possibly a stuck caliper or parking brake. When changing pads, be sure the piston pushes back into the body relatively easily (use "C" clamp).
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By CJH
Should have a massive oil leak, unless it was...

Should have a massive oil leak, unless it was plugged at the oil filter housing. That oil feed is to actuate the piston that changes the valve timing. If it was disconnected, expect an issue with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-17-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By CJH
Suggest having it done professionally. The...

Suggest having it done professionally. The proper tools are very expensive, leak detectors, vac pumps, manifold sets. Done wrong the system will perform poorly, or do more damage. The proper...
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