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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 05-04-2012, 03:15 PM
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O.K. I have to brag on my local pull-a-part. My Son's 92 325is started skipping on Thursday when he was coming home from school. First I taught him how to change his spark plugs (he is 16) then when the skip did not go away we got out the ohm meter and checked the coil packs. Number 4 coil pack was a little flakey but not too far off from the rest. We moved #4 to #1 and the skip followed the coil then with old school trouble shooting we pulled the wire off the primary and found out which cylinder was dead. To make a long story short I hit the pull a part on the way home from work and scored 6 pristine coil packs with plug connectors for $13.86! That is not each but for all 6 out of a 1992 5 series they had. Do the math 6 complete coil packs all Bosch all like new for less than $14.00 out the door! I am really surprised at the performance change with 6 new plugs and 6 coil packs for about $35.00 that is a tune-up that made Dad's wallet feel good.

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:20 PM
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Thats pretty sweet...the yards around me have a min. of $50, even if you just need a cig lighter it would be $50...so dumb.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:25 PM
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That's a crazy minimum. My favorite yard here has a $15 minimum, and I paid $15 for a cigarette lighter and the cover which goes over the seat belt on the b-pillar. I thought it was pretty friggin' expensive at the time...
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:28 PM
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Yea its stupid high...I wanted another fuse lid b/c my hooks in rear were broke and they said $50 min. I said really? Here keep it.
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Nice score. Those are insane minimums though. The PickNPulls out here charge 2 or 3 bucks per person to go in the yard but there's no minimum purchase at all.

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:55 AM
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Thats pretty sweet...the yards around me have a min. of $50, even if you just need a cig lighter it would be $50...so dumb.
Thats absolutley retarded. How do they make any money? I picked up a fuel rail cover of an M50 for $6 at my local Pick N Pull and they didnt say anything.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:11 AM
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I live in NJ, and though the Junkyards are mainly pretty crappy, there is luckily no minimum. You want a 2 dollar part, you pay 2 damn dollars for it. Apparently there's high traffic here, even though I've never seen anyone there besides me, but whenever someone posts that there's a full black leather interior, I get there in like a day or two and it's all stripped and gone :-(
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:12 AM
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At my local Pick n Pull, they charge $1 ($1.01 USD lol) to get in and there is no minium. Never heard of an min before, sounds like a cheap money maker ploy.

I just picked up a passenger door pull for $2 the other day.

OP... thats a crazy deal on those coil packs, I think my local yard would charge about $20 ea.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:14 PM
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They charge $2.00 here unless you have a VIP card then it is $1.00. I can usually find my dollar back if I look hard enough in the vehicles nooks and crannies, sometimes under the back seat is a goldmine, really, jewelry and change.
I am lucky to be centered between Columbia and Atlanta if Augusta doesn't have it then Columbia will and Atlanta has three yards to choose from and I usually make it a road trip, East Side, North Side and the South Side back to I-20 and home in about 2.5 hours road time home, all day trip. Makes for a fun day. Columbia is only 1 hour and I can go after work and not feel like I am short for time. Here is a link maybe you guys have one in your area? Check out part pricing they charged me for a small coil pack even though there were six of them!
http://www.pullapart.com/

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