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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-20-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Flotsam
Lube? KY is not cutting it? jk I use...

Lube? KY is not cutting it?

jk

I use a lithium grease paste on mine
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-19-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,839
Posted By Flotsam
Cooling system work is definitely easier when...

Cooling system work is definitely easier when you've done it before.

Iv'e been through this multiple times. As I mentioned I have overhauled it twice. About a week after i installed my new...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By Flotsam
that sounds like your answer . after cat oxygen...

that sounds like your answer . after cat oxygen sensor
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-19-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Flotsam
There are lots of parts houses that offer a kit. ...

There are lots of parts houses that offer a kit. I would suggest either ECS Tuning or Pelican Parts. I have used both of these mail order companies extensively.

The kit should have hoses (upper...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Flotsam
I still go back to my original statement about...

I still go back to my original statement about Advance Auto. that should have been the first question , do you have a 318 325 or whatever?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,968
Posted By Flotsam
what happens if you open the passenger door with...

what happens if you open the passenger door with the key? Need more details.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Flotsam
Since they are in original box, just put them up...

Since they are in original box, just put them up for sale on ebay. I'm sure they will sell.

For $120 what did you get? Just pads -or- rotors & pads? and what brand? If its just front...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,610
Posted By Flotsam
thanks for the edification, I bought my Peake...

thanks for the edification, I bought my Peake tool ages ago so I never worried about it much. From the articles I've read it only ever mentioned getting codes, never clearing codes. so you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,839
Posted By Flotsam
You never mentioned how many miles you have, but...

You never mentioned how many miles you have, but I was always told the water pumps last about 75,000 miles. I guess my experience bears that out.

If you are going to all the trouble of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,610
Posted By Flotsam
I see you got it done now, bit I think...

I see you got it done now, bit I think someone might have mentioned this, but do you own the Peake Research scan tool? That's the only way to reset the codes on a 95 and below.

You...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Flotsam
Just remember if you decide to chip it, you most...

Just remember if you decide to chip it, you most likely will need to go with premium fuel all the time.

I have basically the same car so it will never be "fast". I would just run it the way...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,839
Posted By Flotsam
do you still have the original radiator? I have...

do you still have the original radiator? I have 180,000 on mine and replaced the radiator twice. Always fails the same way, leaking around the crimps of the end caps around the aluminum core.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,088
Posted By Flotsam
I have had this same thing happen on a VW i have....

I have had this same thing happen on a VW i have. Clutch pedal goes to floor. If you can manually move the clutch pedal back up and there is resistance when you go to push on it again it could...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Flotsam
I ended up getting Akebonos for my wife's Sonata....

I ended up getting Akebonos for my wife's Sonata. Zimmerman rotors. I really like them, very low dust and stopping has been a big improvement over stock or whatever else was on there.

I am...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Flotsam
I think your first mistake is going to Advance...

I think your first mistake is going to Advance Autoparts. I always buy my bmw parts from Pelican Parts or ECS and always get the right part.

A parts guy asking you those questions is not what i...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-20-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Flotsam
UR welcome

UR welcome
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Flotsam
Brake Warning Light Switch - check the bracket first

My brake warning light had been on for a while and i finally decided to do something about it. Pretty common problem on all E36s even M3. After reading a few threads and there is even a DIY on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By Flotsam
if you plan on keeping it I am sure there are...

if you plan on keeping it I am sure there are some updates due. Around 160,000 i noticed my tie rod ends and ball joints on Lower Control Arms (LCA) needed replacement.

I would say in front : ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Flotsam
The year definitely isn't right. 1995 and...

The year definitely isn't right. 1995 and earlier had those gray rocker covers. After 96 i think they had side skirts. (anyone confirm this?) Also 1996 is a 328i and this clearly is a 325i.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-28-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Flotsam
totally agree with this. But I don't know about...

totally agree with this. But I don't know about inner wearing faster than outer. The outer tie rod has the ball joint that connects to the hubs. That seems to go first.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-22-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By Flotsam
Can you even find 20W50 anymore? I remember...

Can you even find 20W50 anymore? I remember that being the recommendation for 2002s back in the day if you wanted the engine to last like forever. I ran it in my old 320i (e21) years ago during...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-22-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Flotsam
That Bentley page does not do the job any justice...

That Bentley page does not do the job any justice at all. It is a lot more complicated than that and you do have to disassemble the door panel.

I am trying to remember if there are any DIYs that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-22-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Flotsam
'Tis true, but I remember hearing the same...

'Tis true, but I remember hearing the same argument used against ABS and I wouldn't want to have a car without it now.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-22-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Flotsam
thanks I was doing the google thing after i...

thanks I was doing the google thing after i posted this. I found this one from Orange.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-22-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Flotsam
Aftermarket Tire Pressure Monitoring System

I was going to be getting some new tires for my car and I was wondering about this after seeing this video from Mighty Car Mods on tire pressure monitoring system...
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