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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 02-20-2013, 11:29 AM
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:55 PM
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Today I replaced my brakelight switch and my passenger side now works but my drivers side does not...
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:57 PM
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Replaced my intake boot, more hoses, sea foamed the car, new gas cap gasket and installed some amber side markers.

All I need now is to replace the camshaft sensor and erase my codes.

Hopefully this fixes my cold start issue and stops running rich.

I was told that I shot a fireball a few days ago
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:00 PM
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The brake circuit switch shouldn't make a difference regarding left & right. Check your connections, and socket & bulb contacts.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:09 PM
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The brake circuit switch shouldn't make a difference regarding left & right. Check your connections, and socket & bulb contacts.
Yeah well last night I had no brake lights at all. I think my socket on the drivers side just has bad contact points, at least i got 2/3 now I guess better than none haha
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:06 PM
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Suspension question. I bottom out too often in the rear. I know I need to raise it a little, but is it bad to trim the bump stops. Say I cut them in half so the shock would still never fully compress?

I have never heard about doing this before tonight and have no idea if it's a common thing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:08 PM
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If you're hitting the bump stops on your shocks often, then I think you have another problem that needs to be looked at. What is your shock/spring combo? Also, are your shocks blown or springs cracked?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:10 PM
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Struts are AST. Springs I really don't know. I need to change them to something stiffer but that won't be that soon
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:12 PM
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Struts are AST. Springs I really don't know. I need to change them to something stiffer but that won't be that soon
Well there's your problem. My guess is that you have shock springs. Look into H&R sport springs... They're cheap.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:19 PM
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Well they are the ones with adjusters. And it's not like I'm sitting on the ground either, it's just a moderate drop. Seems like the only option is to just raise it with this suspension.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:15 PM
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:33 PM
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Replaced this! World of difference
What is it ?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:42 PM
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Camshaft position sensor.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:45 PM
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:47 PM
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Nice! Overall performance better or just cold starting ?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:49 PM
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Travis. You need a stiffer spring.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:29 AM
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:51 AM
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well my bump stops are shot. a recommendations other then the stock foam or what ever they are. mine are cracked and separating.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:21 AM
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Travis. You need a stiffer spring.

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Yea that's what I was thinking. 500 was the stiffest available when I bought the set. Would 650 be too much for a somewhat daily car?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:02 AM
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I don't know Travis.

I have stock racelands and I cut a coil off.... And I don't bottom out that much. But keep in mind I always ride on the bumpstop at my summer height. I literally ride on my bumpstops.

If your worried about the shocks get some kyb shocks for a e30. Mounts are all the same just different travel heights.

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:09 AM
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I really like these shocks so they're staying. I think I might just raise it anyways to allow for the wider tires.

I'm about 1/4" from my stops right now. I only hit them over big bumps but I'd like to avoid them all the time.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:17 AM
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I really like these shocks so they're staying. I think I might just raise it anyways to allow for the wider tires.

I'm about 1/4" from my stops right now. I only hit them over big bumps but I'd like to avoid them all the time.
Get them revalved?!
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:35 AM
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well my bump stops are shot. a recommendations other then the stock foam or what ever they are. mine are cracked and separating.
Nothing wrong with the stock ones Vikki. They last for many years, and they're cheap:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/cata...pg4.htm#item22
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:36 PM
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Brad valveing won't help his case. It's a case of piston lenghth inside the shock and travel amount.

Only option if bottoming out and worried is e30 shocks

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:43 PM
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Btw people. Those lights we bought are indeed depos. And go buy yourself h1 bulbs now. Haha

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