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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-03-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Nicky3
Head Gasket Question

Hi guys. New on the E46 forum. Been on the E36 forum for a while and I totaled her Friday night. Anyway, I came across a low mileage '05 325i with a blown HG. belt and fan broke and car overheated. I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Nicky3
Sometimes you can't find small cracks by visual...

Sometimes you can't find small cracks by visual inspection. It should be magnafluxed to look for small micro fractures. As Z said, it's money well spent.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Nicky3
Where do I send the check?

Where do I send the check?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-07-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By Nicky3
For one, on my car, I knew what I had. My...

For one, on my car, I knew what I had. My interior, body/paint and engine were in excellent condition. Plus many parts were already replaced. It's a weekend job with the right skills and tools. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Nicky3
I ripped mine out when I did my auto to manual...

I ripped mine out when I did my auto to manual swap and it does get hot without it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-28-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Nicky3
AC auxillary fan electrical question

First of all, my compressor is on it's way out. It's been rattling for quite some time and it is nearly 20 years old. It still blows cold but needs replacing. I plan on doing a complete ac rebuild...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Nicky3
Stick with what you got. No discernible...

Stick with what you got. No discernible difference. Put the money toward some really good tires. That would make more of a difference in the "seat of the pants"
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-25-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Nicky3
I don't think that is the problem of the small...

I don't think that is the problem of the small pan being low. At this point, do a fluid and filter change and go from there. The good news is that if it is the tranny going, those tranny's are out...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-25-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Nicky3
realoem.com, but I can assure you that all the...

realoem.com, but I can assure you that all the automatics in the 96 328is are the GM transmission. And FYI, the GM hydromatic transmission is one of the best transmissions ever made, by any...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-25-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Nicky3
You have a GM hydromatic transmission that was...

You have a GM hydromatic transmission that was manufactured in France. Dextron III is the correct fluid. After 5 years, I would change it again but you can use the highest Dextron # available now...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-08-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Nicky3
Do a google search on BMW e36 to Corvette LS 1...

Do a google search on BMW e36 to Corvette LS 1 conversion. Been done many times. I believe it makes about 400 HP but don't quote me on that.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-08-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Nicky3
If money is no object to you, do an LS1 swap....

If money is no object to you, do an LS1 swap. Then you will feel a big difference.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-07-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Nicky3
The fluid coming out of the bell housing is a...

The fluid coming out of the bell housing is a leak in your slave cylinder. Failure is imminent. I wouldn't wait too long to replace it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-06-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Nicky3
Pardon me asking, but why you would throw 2...

Pardon me asking, but why you would throw 2 engines and multiple sensors at the car without getting it properly diagnosed? Just sayin.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-05-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By Nicky3
The thing that confuses me the most about your...

The thing that confuses me the most about your problem is your only getting 1188 and not 1189, they usually go together. Of course a vacuum leak is most likely the culprit as you know. Did you also...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-05-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By Nicky3
Look on realoem for a schematic. But, if you have...

Look on realoem for a schematic. But, if you have a 328, that line goes to a flap on the muffler. It really serves very little purpose except to quiet the exhaust some until car is warmed up. Look up...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-05-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By Nicky3
Yeah that's the valve I'm talking about. I...

Yeah that's the valve I'm talking about. I eliminated that vacuum canister when I installed an M3 exhaust on my car. Now that you mentioned it, check for a vacuum leak from that line. It goes back to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-04-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Nicky3
Suggestions on replacing 6x9 woofwers on "top hi fi system"

I am looking at replacing the rear deck woofers on my HK "top hi fi system". Any suggestions on replacement speakers that will fit? Crutchfield only shows the 4" regular rear deck speakers and won't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-04-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By Nicky3
No. It's a little round black and white check...

No. It's a little round black and white check valve that connects To one of the ports of that electronic valve under the intake. It connects there on one end and to manifold vacuum on the other. When...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-04-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By Nicky3
Could be a vcg problem. Doubt it's the cat. I...

Could be a vcg problem. Doubt it's the cat. I just got done with getting rid of 1188 and 1189. The grommet going to the CCV valve was leaking and that check valve was clogged. Have you sprayed carb...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-04-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By Nicky3
Check the little check valve in the secondary air...

Check the little check valve in the secondary air system that is between the vacuum port on the electric valve solenoid and manifold vacuum. It seems as though you covered everything else. Sometimes...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-02-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Nicky3
Best $400 you can spend on this car.

Best $400 you can spend on this car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-02-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Nicky3
Go on realoem.com and get the p/n's you need and...

Go on realoem.com and get the p/n's you need and go from there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-31-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Nicky3
Quite honestly, it depends who is operating the...

Quite honestly, it depends who is operating the rack that day and how precise they want to be. I used a local tire guy here recently and there is only 1 old guy out of many employees who run the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-31-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Nicky3
That's where I get confused because the hose from...

That's where I get confused because the hose from the back end of that valve goes to manifold vacuum which draws air, which makes me think it goes the other way, adding air to the exhaust manifold on...
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