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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Useful links for your BMW.
(Or the stuff that you need to know)
Manuals (Found and shared by BBoyvek, whored out by df).
This one went missing...
Owners manual download at the bottom of this first posting
That which is interchangable, and that which isn't.
Common Issues aka "Things your car will experience"
Finding a part:
BMW Fans (My favourite)
Colour List for All BMW's:
Tech Data, M3
Engine Specs/Chassis Info: -Found by Franklyn, though I doubt he remembers that long ago...
(Things to do)
Ron Stygar's Unofficial BMWBoredom DIY's
Leatherique Canada A good DIY on repairing leather
(Home Depot Lip Mod)
This is the stuff Sama talks about.
I can't find Sama's, but here's Franks write-up
Courtesy of Tom a Front bumper visual mod:
Low Beam Failure:
I found this randomly
Brazeau Racing - Air box
(For the non-lazy bastard buried inside each of you)
Bimmer DIYPelican Parts
Door Brake (Dude named jarozila)
Your Steering Wheel Squeaks; (either fix the damn thing or accept your life) (by acoustic)
Coilover install/adjustments (Nemeces)
HVAC Blower motor
ASC Delete, (Mainly for track cars, not safe for a DD - if I'm giving this a disclaimer...)
From the lair of the enemy
Courtesy of Randy; The Rear Shock Mount DIY
...And the infamous Black roof on AW Vinyl:
Not so much
Fix Loose Door Panels
Us and Them
Headliner Glue (Amber and Stephen wax philosophical).
This helped me tons in deciding on what adhesive to use.
A/C Fixes (Words of wisdom by drivinfaster).
Someone might mistakenly call this wisdom anyways.
Brake Light Circuit
Fuel Pump (Jim Spence doing what Jim Spence does. Helps us out).
Go Jim, go Jim...
Head Gasket Replacement
8 out of 10 Good luck for those who attempt this. Can you will me your car?
Cleaning the ICV
Removing the ICV & CCV (Crankcase Valve) 6 cyl:
(For cleaning, use the 318 writeup)
Door won't latch?
This is a good writeup, as posted by BMX325i in Amber's assistance
Repairing door handle
Electrical work (When you screw this up, it tends to hurt)
Chad's Angel Eyes DIY
Hmm... Clark should have done one of these
Created by Clark; The Official Lighting Thread.
Detailing: Making pretty out of what you have
Andy's Detailing Guide (Nothing derogatory to say here, he do good)
Shh... this is from an Audi
Simply interesting Articles: (It's not all smart, but it's fun to read)
Suspension (Making your car go up/down no more than it is supposed to)
To think about***********:
Everything Wheels: (Something something something goes round and round, round and round, round and round)
Finding hard to find bolts etc:
Tire sizes, (the other things that go 'round)
Courtesy of Ken
Offset and bolt help here
Tire size/speed changes here
E36 owners manual (right-click and "save-as")
Last edited by hornhospital; 12-26-2014 at 11:25 AM.
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