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Old 03-11-2011, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jonesin View Post
OBD I codes, how to pull 'em and how to clear 'em!
Here are all the BMW OBD diagnostic trouble codes, including the computer-specific ones and, where you get the least expensive scanner in the world:
- How to identify all BMW computer-specific OBDII fault codes (1) & how to better understand the key EPA federal test procedure (FTP) concept of the BMW "drive cycle" (1) & how to diagnose a typical BMW E39 engine misfire (1) or a sporadic-temperature-change cold-engine intermittent misfire (1) obtaining the pending or diagnostic trouble code (DTC) using free or freeware scans (1) [except in California or Hawaii (1) (2)] or the cheapest ODII scanner in the world (1) (2) or a better overall scanner (1) or the best diagnostic tools (1) (2) (3)

These are good E36 alignment specs and procedures:
- The dozen BMW alignment specs for the E36 (1)

In addition, these two links are a GREAT reference for the cooling system overhaul decisions to make on the E36:

BMW Cooling System Failure Points, Part 1 (e36, e46, e34, e39):

BMW Cooling System Failure Points, Part 2 (e36, e46, e34, e39):

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