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Old 03-07-2013, 01:40 AM
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Help me. 93' BMW 318i

Sup, I'm new here and just got a 1993 BMW 318i as payment from a friend of mine. Car runs fine, it's a 5 speed. Runs smooth and all but I have a couple of questions I hope to get some answers to. I browsed the forums before posting but after I hit the 10th page without finding nothing I quit.

1993 BMW 318i 5 speed.


- Basically, a link to the owner's manual would be nice. If any.

- Power windows work except driver side, any advice would help.

- I lock the doors by hand, does this car have power locks? if so, where the eff.

- All the functioning buttons and features from the drivers dashboard to passenger side, what button does what or what.. a nice diagram with labels would help plz.

- Where is the clutch fluid, tranny fluid, engine fluid, brake fluid, coolant fluid, located under the hood. Goes for both the measuring stick and the refilll entrance.



- And the most important thing I basically came on here to ask, the things above were just things I'd love to know cause I don't know ships. But basically,:

> When I'm driving and take off from first gear, I get a hard time getting it to move forward with only the clutch before putting in gas. Even when I try putting in gas and lifting the clutch slowly, I keep on taking off slow until I am the far tip of taking my foot off the clutch that is when while hitting the gas the car accelerates faster. I know what you're thinking too but if I try letting go of the clutch farter out while putting in gas or the other way around the car rumbles a bit and feels like it will turn off on me so I push in the clutch a little further in while applying the gas at a accelerating level.

> The main main thing is that I can shift 1st, 2nd, 3rd, gear just fine. However, when it is time to shift from 3rd to 4th I keep having a hard time finding it until today when I figured out I have to bust a little cicle when clutching out of 3rd into 4th. Before that, I kept getting the 2nd while looking for the 4th even trying different ways to shift it. Also, the 5th gear I find it hard to find as well.. is there any advice that might help me find these gears faster. I know, I'm dumb as fun but god damnit this is the first time driving a stick shift with this type of gear shifts. The setup for these are bad as hell but it is what it is, just gota figure it out.



Beside all that, anything I should know or you want to share would be highly appreciated. Such as car wax type, minor engine/performance upgrades, self diagnostics with only hands as a tool cause I'm quite damn poor nowadays. Thanks.


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Old 03-07-2013, 09:10 AM
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my thoughts at exactly. This is why so many views and no replies.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:04 AM
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Did you open any topics in those ten pages you searched?, or were you just looking for one called "Everything Rodriguez wants too know". Literally every thing you want to know is in one or an other topic.
In addition too all the fluids you listed make sure you check the headlight fluid, this keeps the bulbs cool and if runs out you won't have any lights.

I'm not sure you're entirely qualified too pass judgement on the layout of the transmission seeing as how you can't use it properly, but just FYI there are detentes between the four normal driving gears and 5th/ reverse.
Find someone who knows how too drive stick and get them too teach, it's way more trouble than it's worth too try explaining it over the internets.

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An oldie but a goodie, and definitely applicable. Miles handled it I think though and I have just been wanting to use this one.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:07 PM
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Rodriguez, did you try searching or just browsing?

Shifting issue could actually be worn parts.

Miles...they're detents. Detentes is something entirely different.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:15 PM
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Really???

Have you not been watching the OT thread at all the last couple days?

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Really???

Have you not been watching the OT thread at all the last couple days?

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Amen. Don't trust Siri either.
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I'm being serious here. I found nothing from the searches except negative comments towards its slow performance. Should I sell this? I was about to buy some headlights on it, buy a body kit, throw a muffler on that bad boy, and tune it up from all parts that are cheap to replace...


I seriously need a manual though and pretty much everything I listed, ignore what you have in the forums please provide me with my request.



Any donations would be appreciated. I'm poor as fwouck right now.
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Who the fwouck just called me Rodriguez. You trollin me brah`?
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What makes you say I'm a troll? I'm seriously in need of experienced BMW experts advice on behalf of what I stated in my first post.


Also I forgot to add a moment ago, I was thinking on buying a diagnostic tool from Amazon that reads a cars problems etc.. to pin point any issues with the vehicle. Anyone know or might be kind enough to refer me with the best compatible diagnostic tool/code reader for this car so I can diagnose any problems with it. That is the only method I have right now in checking any issues. If anyone else has a better idea they want to provide, I want to hear it. Anything helps. Thanks. Sorry for being a little rude, just don't want to be that serious guy on an online forums being weird. Which I already accomplished based on this blatant flood of pin wheel'd comments.
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I'm being serious here. I found nothing from the searches except negative comments towards its slow performance. Should I sell this? I was about to buy some headlights on it, buy a body kit, throw a muffler on that bad boy, and tune it up from all parts that are cheap to replace...



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Who the fwouck just called me Rodriguez. You trollin me brah`?

That would be you, brah.

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're on your phone which doesn't show stickies by default, so... hop on over too that tab marked "stickies"

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I think Southpark's link was lost in his disappointment of the mention of a body kit. But that's the link to your manual.
I still don't really understand this one.
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And buy the one marked SR 300-U.

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I think Southpark's link was lost in his disappointment of the mention of a body kit. But that's the link to your manual.
I still don't really understand this one.
What can i say? My disappointment at the thought of a body kit was so great and my desire to help was small.
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What can i say? My disappointment at the thought of a body kit was so great and my desire to help was small.
I know, I was disappointed too. It's like telling a supermodel she needs plastic surgery.
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Dude, get the body kit, who cares what all these ricers say, it's your car and your money!!!

Wish I had money, I'd put an e46 m3 front bumper and e93 rear bumper with exhaust on my m3, but I don't have that kind of money to get a body kit completely molded onto the body!!!


:Sigh: one can only dream!!!
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Brad wouldn't you want a high rise spoiler too?
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Dude, get the body kit, who cares what all these ricers say, it's your car and your money!!!

Wish I had money, I'd put an e46 m3 front bumper and e93 rear bumper with exhaust on my m3, but I don't have that kind of money to get a body kit completely molded onto the body!!!


:Sigh: one can only dream!!!
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Brad wouldn't you want a high rise spoiler too?
It aggravates that the ricers have claimed the spoiler for themselves and their FWD cars. On RWD car spoilers have a practical purpose but the ricer ruined the image of the spoiler. At 80+ my car feels light through the bends and at 100+ it becomes disconcertingly light even going straight. I would love to add a spoiler and front splitter to my car for some downforce but I would look like a ricer.
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