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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-30-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,875
Posted By Adam318is
That can't be the original paint, is it? It's...

That can't be the original paint, is it? It's flawless.

Not a huge fan of the wheels or the corners, but the car looks brand new in a literal sense.

Welcome!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-30-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,775
Posted By Adam318is
^ Truth. Sometimes you have to realize your...

^ Truth.

Sometimes you have to realize your limits. There are many, many things I've been able to fix myself on my car, but some things are better left to professionals instead of possibly doing...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-30-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,775
Posted By Adam318is
1222 is the O2 sensor... Which you've said...

1222 is the O2 sensor...

Which you've said you replaced two years ago, and I doubt you've put 60K on it since then. Strange. I'd do what Steven said and just do a simple tune-up and replace some...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,775
Posted By Adam318is
Or, you have the same problem as me and the knock...

Or, you have the same problem as me and the knock sensors are in need of replacement.

I don't believe you mentioned this in your post, but have you checked for codes? Remember, not every code that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-28-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Adam318is
Bump. Anyone have any tips? Suggestions?...

Bump.

Anyone have any tips? Suggestions? STILL having a hell of a time with this!

Do I need to remove the fuel rail?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Adam318is
Yeah, I have the right socket and it's 13mm, but...

Yeah, I have the right socket and it's 13mm, but I have a 3/8" drive ratchet and couldn't seem to angle it correctly. Did you use something smaller?

I might pick up a set for my 1/2" drive in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Adam318is
What size wrench did you use to get to it? I'm...

What size wrench did you use to get to it? I'm still having trouble reaching that one alone!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Adam318is
Knock Sensor Help!!!

Soooo I'm having an absolute hell of a time replacing my knock sensors. If anyone has any experience with this, could you please, please help me out?

I have the upper intake manifold off, which...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Adam318is
He's just referring to the bearings in the...

He's just referring to the bearings in the tensioner pulley(s) on your belt drive. You have the same year 318 as mine, so they should be similar as there were many different belt configurations on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-23-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By Adam318is
^ This. 17s are it for the E36. Anything...

^ This.

17s are it for the E36. Anything else looks absolutely horrendous. Not to mention you're really killing your ride quality.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,708
Posted By Adam318is
Any vacuum line you want. The easiest and...

Any vacuum line you want.

The easiest and most common are the brake booster line, or the fuel pressure regulator hose (the thin, tiny one that trails from the FPR to the intake manifold).

I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Adam318is
I can totally, totally relate to that...

I can totally, totally relate to that statement...a reason why I'm also considering a move from the southwest!

You're only a good 6 hours away from here in Albuquerque...I was involved in a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Adam318is
How bad are the panels? This is a problem on...

How bad are the panels? This is a problem on every E36, but they are fixable as long as they're not totally trashed or something.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,862
Posted By Adam318is
Coupes...they have a much nicer stance.

Coupes...they have a much nicer stance.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,862
Posted By Adam318is
I passed on an E36 M3 sedan a few months ago...

I passed on an E36 M3 sedan a few months ago because it was an auto, and the asking price they were refusing to go down on was just too much to justify when it had the same mileage as my 318. But...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By Adam318is
AutohausAZ! They're located in Phoenix, so...

AutohausAZ!

They're located in Phoenix, so shipping takes two days tops. Their prices are right up there with Pelican, if not cheaper.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Adam318is
Buying a luxury car new is a waste of money. They...

Buying a luxury car new is a waste of money. They depreciate faster than any other car due to the price mark-up new. The way they woo you in is with all the warranty and maintenance deals for years...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-09-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,313
Posted By Adam318is
What do you guys do, take the f***ing Autobahn to...

What do you guys do, take the f***ing Autobahn to work and school every day? Jesus.

The 318 is fast enough for most demands of daily driving. Since I have the typical 9-5 grind, there aren't too...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Adam318is
Inspections are a dealer-run scam, trust me. It's...

Inspections are a dealer-run scam, trust me. It's a way to throw on suggestive repairs. Inspection I is essentially looking at things, and I guarantee you a dealer will find a trillion things wrong...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,313
Posted By Adam318is
What's up with all the 318 threads today? I'm...

What's up with all the 318 threads today? I'm amazed :)

Like Andrew said, there isn't much you can do. BMWs are also very well-tuned coming from the factory, mods don't do much. 318 MAF's don't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Adam318is
Fo' realz? Word. There's also a...

Fo' realz? Word.

There's also a "microswitch" that is a plug connected to a little piece by a wire. I'm guessing that does something entirely different or doesn't tend to go bad?

As always,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Adam318is
For a 4-cylinder, it's really not. 138 hp in...

For a 4-cylinder, it's really not. 138 hp in comparison to many other economical 4-bangers out there is not too shabby. Comparing it to anything upwards on the 3-series platform with an I6, of course...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Adam318is
Cue 318 joke in 3.... 2.... 1.......

Cue 318 joke in

3....

2....

1....


;)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Adam318is
http://www.autohausaz.com/search/product.aspx?sid=...

http://www.autohausaz.com/search/product.aspx?sid=1li0w3vd203rld55hn3pge55&makeid=800003@BMW&modelid=1011407@318IS&year=1994&cid=door@door&gid=4360@Door%20Jamb%20Switch

So, this guy?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Adam318is
^ the only problem is I believe the door strike...

^ the only problem is I believe the door strike and microswitch are two entirely different parts, yielding different problems. The problem Chad described was mine exactly, which was referring to the...
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