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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 12-29-2012, 07:55 AM
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Going to the junkyard today to scope out an alternator.

Wish me luck

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Find me a jack and ill pay.... ?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:10 AM
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:14 AM
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Factory death jack?

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ive never seen one in person... i heard they're great for low cars though.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:18 AM
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Lol it helped me get my car up on a lift.

Patrick I shall see if any of the cars got em

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:24 AM
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ive never seen one in person... i heard they're great for low cars though.
This....

Thanks Dino
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:28 AM
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I've got one in my spare tire well... Only to be used in emergencies. They really are death traps.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:40 AM
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I don't have one at all. But figure in an emergency I should have one or wait 45+ minutes for AAA.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:38 AM
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a camry motor with under 110k on it is roughly 800-1300 dollars.... crapp

thinking about rebuilding now.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:41 AM
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thinking about rebuilding now.
it'll cost just as much, and will be a lot more work.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:23 AM
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a camry motor with under 110k on it is roughly 800-1300 dollars.... crapp

thinking about rebuilding now.
Yeah, I was wondering why you thought it was so cheap before. Plus, dealing with the transaxle and all that junk up there is not fun.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:11 AM
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Lillet Blanc, Gin, Vodka, Lemon peel.

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:16 AM
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:17 AM
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i know that ive asked a few people already on facebook... but this is whats going on with the camry. anyone else have any opinions?
its hard to explain..
this is what they mech said.
it stopped running while it was driving
it has very low oil reading on the dipstick
it was dropping oil fast
It will not crank at all.
if the motor is at TDC for instance and you turn it back to say 180* the car will crank till your at TDC again and stop.
where its stopped its locked. wont go any farther.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:04 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:26 PM
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Dropped a valve. It's hitting a piston. You've got major problems.


And Ryan, isn't that one version of a Face Eraser?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:30 PM
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And Ryan, isn't that one version of a Face Eraser?
That I do not know
Its from a very popular movie series...

GF might be buying a 2002 Mini Cooper S, 102k miles, 6 speed, lots of receipts for previous work, (AC work under warranty, brakes, oil, etc..), for $7900 with an extra set of wheels w/snow tires, and some aftermarket black and carbon fiber trim pieces
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:38 PM
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the camry is a v6?? or 4cyl??

it sounds like it's hitting something, but if it is an auto, you may want to check the tq convertor bolts aren't hitting.

pull the vc off and see what it looks like under there, too.

you could also try draining the oil in the crankcase and see if there are any metal particles in it. if so, then yeah, look for a motor.

the 'good' thing about a fwd is the whole subframe can be dropped (or, in the case of a backyarder, jacked up and off) as a whole. *much* easier to do with a lift, but possible....



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Old 12-29-2012, 02:44 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:45 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:59 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:35 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:40 PM
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Uh, sir. this belongs in the E46 sub...
Wait, do you know something the rest of us don't?
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:42 PM
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Uh, sir. this belongs in the E46 sub...
My 413 dme doesnt fit in those.

I haz 140 amp and success. I turned on all electronics and let it idle for 10mins. No issues. No misfires

Best $20 spent

Gotta go back tomorrow for some more stuff. (Gonna look for the death jack for patrick too)

Oh and I did all this in the snow too

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Old 12-29-2012, 03:45 PM
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Wait, do you know something the rest of us don't?
just a crazy guess, i was wrong.
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