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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-27-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By TheDurk
I think you need to take a look at this link...

I think you need to take a look at this link below. I did this <$1 repair and fixed exactly what you have (I think).

http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/hvac_controller/
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By TheDurk
Yeah, that was the case on my '99 e36 'vert. That...

Yeah, that was the case on my '99 e36 'vert. That fix in the link worked perfectly.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By TheDurk
Gary Einstein in College Park is the real deal,...

Gary Einstein in College Park is the real deal, if you can't find anything closer. He took care of my e23 for years.

http://einsteinsauto.com/
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By TheDurk
Plus 1 for the DIY repair from that link. Worked...

Plus 1 for the DIY repair from that link. Worked perfectly for me. My soldering skills are seriously rusty, too. It's a long time since I built HeathKits in grade school.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,339
Posted By TheDurk
Try right-click and "Open image in new tab", then...

Try right-click and "Open image in new tab", then it shows up.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By TheDurk
I'm not that familiar with BMW's of this...

I'm not that familiar with BMW's of this generation, yet, but it seems to me a VR DTC at high revs is probably signalling an over-voltage condition. It is hard to imagine low voltage resulting as...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-11-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By TheDurk
I just did the fix Bandita posted. Your exact...

I just did the fix Bandita posted. Your exact symptoms. Worked like a charm. Easy if you have a little soldering skill.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-13-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By TheDurk
I had a sick window that just needed grease and...

I had a sick window that just needed grease and sliders to bring it back to life. It's been good for a year now.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-06-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By TheDurk
Here's what I get: 03/1999 E36 328i...

Here's what I get:

03/1999 E36 328i Convertible M52 USA Left hand drive Automatic
Production Code: BK83

Made the same month as my 323iC.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-04-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By TheDurk
This was 90% accurate on my car. Remote for amp...

This was 90% accurate on my car. Remote for amp should be a white wire. But you probably have the wrong wire from your head unit. For that you need to look at your manual. Antenna hookups are usually...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By TheDurk
I'm no expert, but I recently had to do an...

I'm no expert, but I recently had to do an emergency close, followed by the reset process. I needed to have all three fuses working to get the boot aka trunk and compartment cover to unlock so I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-23-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By TheDurk
Actually, that's Brooklyn-speak. I was born here...

Actually, that's Brooklyn-speak. I was born here and I have never met anybody FROM New Jersey who says 'Joisey'.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-17-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By TheDurk
Well, it's been a few years since I had an...

Well, it's been a few years since I had an pre-OBDII car but NJ was using tailpipe sniffers on those a few years ago. I'm pretty sure I saw them using them on older cars last time I went through. So...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By TheDurk
Awww, crap. I'm missing a cover there and didn't...

Awww, crap. I'm missing a cover there and didn't know it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-13-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,474
Posted By TheDurk
My son and I did it with a heat gun and Windex....

My son and I did it with a heat gun and Windex. (Maryland has very strict anti-tint rules so they had to go.) Once we got it started, I pulled on the film while he applied heat to the top with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By TheDurk
You can't necessarily tell if it is good unless...

You can't necessarily tell if it is good unless it is on the engine and is at operating temp. I have had a new good one and an old bad one on the bench in front of me and they would 'turn' with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-12-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By TheDurk
Fan clutches can fail either way. Here is a link...

Fan clutches can fail either way. Here is a link from the 'other forum' that does a great job with the subject (I know it's a different model, but it still applies:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-15-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By TheDurk
If you had the regulator out, the adjustment...

If you had the regulator out, the adjustment process to get everything to track is non-trivial. Have you followed the process in the Bentley manual??
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-02-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By TheDurk
It would be nice to see the backside, especially...

It would be nice to see the backside, especially if the top rails needed work.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,193
Posted By TheDurk
This is the best write-up I have seen: ...

This is the best write-up I have seen:

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=140947

It's pretty much how I did it, except I was also changing hoses and the reservoir at the same time.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-08-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By TheDurk
Boa sorte! Volta informar...

Boa sorte! Volta informar...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By TheDurk
Vc tem cambio automatico ou manual? Ele usa o...

Vc tem cambio automatico ou manual? Ele usa o mesmo fluido do cambio automatico "Dexron III" Fluido para cambio automatico. 2 litros e sufficiente. Vc viu o link lá em cima? No meu 1o post?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By TheDurk
But you're right, there could be anything in...

But you're right, there could be anything in there. If that car has been in Brazil since new--likely because importing used is only for diplomats--it goes back to a time when auto transes were almost...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By TheDurk
Well, he didn't answer the questions. He just...

Well, he didn't answer the questions. He just said he's going to do a fluid change and see what happens. Can't hurt.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-06-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By TheDurk
Tem sinais de flocos metallicos no fluido? A...

Tem sinais de flocos metallicos no fluido? A direçao e duro? ou será que trava um pouco e depois solta?

So we have established that the fluid is pretty dark, because the fluid in the picture in...
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