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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 09-04-2011, 12:39 AM
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Nice kitty litter!

I dunno if sedan/coupe carpets are different. Probably though
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:44 AM
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Nice kitty litter!

I dunno if sedan/coupe carpets are different. Probably though
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:54 AM
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dont lecture the search nazi when hes tired. he might turn into a nazi nazi


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1997 328iS... HR coilovers, Brembo F40 calipers, camber plates, it needs a CUMMINS!!

1990-somethin Chevy K3500... Cummins, cab swap, 5 speed, and lots of motor work. 20 MPG, 40 PSI, 507 ft/lbs torque
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:40 AM
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^That is sig worthy can I use it?

And thought, maybe some one who is on here most times can compile a list of problems, determine the best fix some one has answered on the forum and throw it into a sticky
Therefore there will be no long ass confusing thread, but a stickied thread that has a LOT of Problems and Answers to those problems. It would be a bit time consuming tho :/

Then if you have a problem and it isn't in said stickied thread, then ask on the forums.... After the problem is figured out, the person that is in charge of compiling the list would take that question ( IF it is answered with a "Correct" fix) and put it in the stickied thread. Make any sense? lol
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Donít be afraid to ask for help from other BMW owners who may have experienced the same problem. Listen to their input. This forum has some of the nicest and most knowledgeable people around.

Be willing to do research on the problem. Remember, Google is your friend. Search it and search this forum as a lot of the problems have been experienced before.

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Old 09-04-2011, 11:23 AM
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Go for it.

I know exactly what you mean there, but the problem would be what happens when/if the OP stops posting? Whos gonna maintain the list then?
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:34 AM
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Thank you ....

Would have to be some one trust worthy that would be active at LEAST once a day to keep the list current :/

The only reason that I say trust worthy, I mean someone who will keep the list current and not get bored or something and stop doing it.

I see the problem here :/.... Umm.... hmm.... That's about the best we could do is find some one that is "loyal" and will keep on updating the list.

Edit: Plus they would have a LOT of work to do to catch up on the Problems and Fix's that are already on this forum :/

I WOULD do it but I don't know what my schedule is like... It is VERY spontaneous, Like yesterday I went to do a photo shoot with Chris Wyse, He used me and my girlfriends dogs as props.
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Be willing to do research on the problem. Remember, Google is your friend. Search it and search this forum as a lot of the problems have been experienced before.

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:25 PM
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my BMW problem is dead DME...I swear my car has spent more time in the shop and flat bed than on the road....
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:21 PM
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^ welcome to owning an e36.

my problem is my bmw isnt fast enough

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:31 PM
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:00 PM
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I got the replacement for $80 tho. But not sure what is the difference between red label DME and green label DME? should work the if the part# are the same too right?
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:01 PM
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my BMW problem is dead DME...I swear my car has spent more time in the shop and flat bed than on the road....
I have a 413 DME if you need one.

I love your sig pic, by the way.

edit: You need a red label if that's what came with your car.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:35 PM
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thanks man
the one that came with my car has silver label, but I'm being told that as long as the numbers are the same, it should work just fine

edit: how much do you want for ur DME btw?
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:06 AM
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I have a red label one.

You can put a red label in your car, but you will have to bypass EWS. But if you put another silver label, you will have to get the EWS recalibrated at the dealer (I think). Not really sure which one would be more of a pain in the ass.

edit: you said you had a green label, not silver? I think that is for non-vanos, do you have a '92?
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:23 AM
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my old one got the silver label and the new one that I bought got the red label
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:31 AM
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:48 AM
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my old one got the silver label and the new one that I bought got the red label
Ok. Then you just need to bypass the EWS. It isn't that hard.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:01 AM
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Read my thread about it.... its pretty easy....
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if i change one knock sensor i might as well change the other right?

and (may get a famed a little for this)

USED knock sensors - yay, or nay?
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:15 PM
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So this happened today...

I was coasting down a large hill and because of some road imperfections, I scraped/hit/whatever the underside. It gave a fairly good bang throughout the car. It had me a bit worried, so I was looking at my cluster awaiting any type of failure.

The temp gauge was dropping fairly quickly. It went from NOT to below the cool side white mark. All this within a 20 second period going downhill, no throttle, approximately 50mph.

I thought it was out of the ordinary, but maybe it's just me overreacting. After I continued driving (not downhill, with throttle) the temp returned to the normal 12 o'clock position.

I'm wondering if I have anything to be worried about.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:43 PM
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I was once lower than you are and i bottomed out a few times.
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So this happened today...

I was coasting down a large hill and because of some road imperfections, I scraped/hit/whatever the underside. It gave a fairly good bang throughout the car. It had me a bit worried, so I was looking at my cluster awaiting any type of failure.

The temp gauge was dropping fairly quickly. It went from NOT to below the cool side white mark. All this within a 20 second period going downhill, no throttle, approximately 50mph.

I thought it was out of the ordinary, but maybe it's just me overreacting. After I continued driving (not downhill, with throttle) the temp returned to the normal 12 o'clock position.

I'm wondering if I have anything to be worried about.
do you have a low temp thermostat? No load on the engine coasting downhill at 50mph, would cool the engine down a bit. Doubt you have anything to worry about, if it had jumped up in temp, then yeah.
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do you have a low temp thermostat? No load on the engine coasting downhill at 50mph, would cool the engine down a bit. Doubt you have anything to worry about, if it had jumped up in temp, then yeah.
No low temp thermostat. Probably nothing to worry about. Just spooked me a good bit.
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in the process of swapping silver label DME to red label DME. Do I need to buy EWS delete chip to make the red label work or just simply cut wire #66 on the DME plug?
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:49 PM
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ima post it here to but can anyone check and see if these look normal.

its from my e36 m3

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/...7/SDC10311.jpg

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