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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 01-16-2012, 09:05 AM
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Not sure if this is here already but got it off of the zhp mafia forums

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You have a lot of useful information in this post. I am new here to this forum, however I would like to ad my 2 cents into your post. For your section about ordering parts, have you looked into Rock Auto? I have ordered parts from them many times with no issues. They are generally cheaper than anywhere else that I have found, and good customer service that I have dealt with. Again thank you for the very informative post.
The site is: http://rockauto.com/


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Here's another good one - get a list of complete equipment and options of your BMW by entering last 7 digits of VIN code:

http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/
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Good list. Whenever i have something to do on my car I check the DIYs on Pelican Parts first. They have a book they put together of all these DIYs and it makes for enjoyable reading. and then probably the Bentley manual.
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For your section about ordering parts, have you looked into Rock Auto? I have ordered parts from them many times with no issues. They are generally cheaper than anywhere else that I have found, and good customer service that I have dealt with. Again thank you for the very informative post.
The site is: http://rockauto.com/
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I Like Rock Auto since they handle some car brands besides BMW and VW that i have to deal with. The only thing you have to look out for with them is where the parts are coming from (which warehouse) I remember putting together a huge parts list i was going to buy and the prices were very good, but once it was in the basket and you figured out shipping found out it was like four or five different prices since it was coming from different places. I ended up only getting one or two things because the price was substantially less and shipped from one place, but the other stuff ended up paying a bit more, but it was under a single shipping fee from someplace else. Something to look out for.
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Great video for cam position sensor replacement.

In addition to the cam position sensor, you'll need the sealing O-ring for it (doesn't come with the sensor), the O-ring for the vanos solenoid, and an oil filter with filter housing O-ring. You'll want to remove the oil filter housing cover to make more room and you might as well drop a fresh filter in.
The car in the video has an after market filter without a heat barrier. You'll need to pull the air box if you have a stock air filter or the heat barrier if you have a CAI.
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Here's a link to the BMW TIS on line. The TIS is the official BMW shop manual series for all models. It's hosted on a Russian site and is Russian but Google translate does a really good job of translating it to usable English.

http://translate.google.com/translat...m%2F&sandbox=1
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