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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:37 PM
1993e36325is 1993e36325is is offline
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Mein Auto: 1993 325is 5spd
how you know when vanos is dying

my 325is has been throwing a maf code when ever the engine revs higher than 5500 the engine i un hooked the maf and it ran worse. so after getting a junk reman and returning, it i asked another bmw guy about it. he just done full exhaust with header and zf trans to his non vanos and it hauled compared to mine! i just want my car to be the best it can, has any one had any thing like this there is some weird noide coming from the front but i just kept telling myself it was the fan.
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:07 AM
Chris S Chris S is offline
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kinda knocking noise on mine... think it comes from somehting connected to the rad fan so not sure if its the same noise your talking about.;
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:26 AM
1993e36325is 1993e36325is is offline
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there is a knocking in the front but i cant seem to isolate it i need to figure this out before spring i got beat last night by a honda cuz i could not get any thing out of the turns
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