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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 07-28-2006, 01:39 AM
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My book, 101 Projects for your BMW 3 Series 3 Series Book is finished!

Hi all. I've been talking about this in other forums for a while now, but I certainly don't want to neglect you BimmerFest fellows either. My new book on the E30 & E36 has been printed, and is literally on the slow boat from China right now. I thought we would have had enough time to bring it to BimmerFest in March, but I didn't quite make it there in time, we showed up without it - maybe next year.

For those of you who haven't heard about it lately, here's the list of Projects contained within the book:


1 Jacking Up
2 Oil Change
3 Air Filter / Pollen Filter Replacement
4 Fuel Filter Replacement
5 Replacing Belts
6 Washing Your Car
7 Time to Rebuild?
8 Replacing Spark Plugs
9 Replacing the Valve Cover Gasket
10 Machine Shop 101
11 Camshaft Removal
12 Intake Manifold Removal
13 Vanos Installation / Setting Cam Timing
14 Cam Sensor Replacement
15 Crankshaft Sensor Replacement
16 Tensioner Update / Installation
17 Head Gasket Replacement
18 Vanos Oil Line & Solenoid Replacement
19 Oil pan gasket replacement
20 Ignition TuneUp (plugs, cap, rotor, wires)
21 Valve Adjustment
22 SuperCharger Install
23 TEC-3
24 Rod Bearings / Oil Pump Nut
25 Motor Mounts
26 Cold Air Intake / MAS upgrade
27 O2 Sensor Replacement
28 Reading Fuel Injection Fault Codes
29 Monitoring OBD-II Systems
30 Replacing Fuel Injectors
31 Fuel Pump Replacement
32 Installing a Performance Chip
33 Coolant Replacement
34 Radiator & Hose Replacement
35 Water Pump & Thermostat Replacement
36 Replacing your Automatic Transmission Fluid
37 Replacing Automatic Transmission Lines
38 Replacing Transmission Mounts
39 Replacing the Driveshaft Flex Disc / Guibo
40 Center Driveshaft Bearing Replacement
41 Replacing Shift Bushings
42 Installing a Short Shift Kit
43 Transmission Removal
44 Clutch Replacement
45 Replacing the Clutch Slave Cylinder
46 Differential / Manual Tranny Fluid Change
47 CV Joints / Boots / Axle
48 Muffler Replacement
49 Exhaust Manifold Replacement
50 Bleeding BMW Brakes
51 Replacing Brake Pads
52 Rebuilding Brake Calipers
53 Parking Brake Adjustment
54 Big Brake Kit Upgrade
55 Parking Brake Shoe Replacement
56 Brake Line Replacement
57 Brake Rotor Replacement
58 Alignment
59 Front suspension Overhaul
60 Replacing Front Shocks & Springs
61 Replacing Rear Shocks & Springs
62 Rear Shock Mounts
63 Performance Suspen / Lowering
64 Camber Bar
65 Steering Wheel - Aftermarket
66 Lower M3 Support Bar
67 Door Panels / Window Switches
68 Shift Knob
69 Hood Shocks
70 Window Regulator
71 Replacing Lenses / Blubs Clear corners
72 Headliner
73 Rear Spoiler/Wing
74 Convertible Top Adjustment / Repair
75 Convertible Rear Window Replacement
76 M3 Mirrors
77 Replacing Emblems
78 Sunroof Repair
79 Billet Caps / Bling Pedals / Logo Caps
80 Aluminum Floor pedals / Wood Dash / Chrome Grille insert
81 Sport Seat Upgrade / Repl
82 Solving Electrical Problems
83 Resetting the Airbag Warning Lamp
84 Starter Replacement
85 Starter Troubleshoot
86 Brake Switch Replacement
87 DME Swap / Repair
88 Radio Head Unit Installation
89 Alternator Repl
90 Odometer Repair / Gauge lamps
91 Colored Gauge Faces / chrome rings
92 Angel Eyes Installation
93 Alarm System Install / Upgrade
94 HID Headlamp Kit Upgrade
95 Ellipsoid Headlamp Upgrade
96 CD Changer
97 A/C Maintenance & Upgrade
98 Stubborn Bolt Removal
99 Using Car Bras
100 Wheels & Tires
101 Dyno Testing

-Wayne
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:41 AM
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Also, some sample pages:

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Old 07-28-2006, 01:41 AM
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Visit the official website for ordering information here:

http://www.101projects.com/BMW/index.htm

or

you can also see what other people in the E36 forum on BFC have said: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...t=101+projects

Thanks, and I hope you guys enjoy the book!

-Wayne

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Old 07-28-2006, 06:58 AM
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Great book.

Will you be able to ship outside the US and what is the charge? Can I use it for my South African BMW model.
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:21 AM
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This looks awesome!

I'd imagine most of it is applicable to the E46 as well, correct? I have a Bentley manual to cover any differences.

My real problem with the Bentley manual is that it assumes a lot of familiarity with working on cars, which your book doesn't seem to - the Bentley manual would simply say "clean the engine block and pistons", while you spend almost an entire page describing how to do it. This looks like a great complement to it. I'll be ordering one!
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:00 AM
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Looks fantastic!

If you ever get around to doing one for the E39 I'll take two!
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:01 AM
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I am getting this book. I will also take one for an e39 when you make one.
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:52 PM
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Congrats on your book!

Congratulations on your book being finished. Having written some documention for work I know how much time and effort it takes, especially when it's format has lots of graphics and technical jargon to mingle together.

I'm sure it will be a hit with the DIY crowd!

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Old 07-28-2006, 02:25 PM
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Wayne's Book

Wayne:
Awesome book, ordered it a few days ago. Looking forward to having that as a guide to my other projects.

One question (I hope you read this)

Many of us here and on the bimmerfest and bimmerforum are having a mystery problem that maybe you can help us with. It is the dreaded hesitation when giving the car a lot of throttle. It feels like a miss and will at times buck and at time hesitate and just plain feel like a miss.

There is something wrong going on here and we need your help.

If you can suggest a logical approach to solving this problem and if you have seen it before you will be a hero to all of e36 owners.

It seems to be heat related as well so maybe when the car goes into closed loop it acts this way.

Here is the other forum and both of here and there have huge issues
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=407255

Seems to be a common but frustrating problem and one that MUST be added to your book if you update it in the future.

Sorry if this seems like hijacking your thread Wayne but your book is awesome and we do need your help.

I would be happy to detail all the things I have done to my car to get it to run right as an aid to helping solve this problem too...
Thanks
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:39 AM
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Well done Wayne. I've ordered the book and reckon it will be the dog's cohonne's for my E36. I'm sure it will save me a heap of bucks that "the stealer" might have otherwise got !
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man looks good I am definately interested and will definately have to get it.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:01 PM
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Quote:
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This looks awesome!

I'd imagine most of it is applicable to the E46 as well, correct? I have a Bentley manual to cover any differences.

My real problem with the Bentley manual is that it assumes a lot of familiarity with working on cars, which your book doesn't seem to - the Bentley manual would simply say "clean the engine block and pistons", while you spend almost an entire page describing how to do it. This looks like a great complement to it. I'll be ordering one!
That's 100% correct. Just about everyone has a Bentley - and rightly should, if they are working on their car. As a result of this, I have worked very hard *not* to duplicate any material / information that is in the Bentley manuals, in my book. There should be almost no overlap. I refer people to the Bentley manuals specific to their year car for specific details like the occassional torque spec. I did not want to waste valuable text space repeating information that was already available to many other people.

As for the 5-Series, I've gotten a lot of requests already for a 5-Series specific book. If the 3-Series book sells well, I will probably adapt it into a 5-Series specific book covering E39 and earlier as well...

-Wayne
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:04 PM
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Wayne:
Many of us here and on the bimmerfest and bimmerforum are having a mystery problem that maybe you can help us with. It is the dreaded hesitation when giving the car a lot of throttle. It feels like a miss and will at times buck and at time hesitate and just plain feel like a miss.
Sadly, I feel that this is a symptom of greater problems, that may be caused by different things on different cars. The symptom is similar, but the causes are different.

-Wayne
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Thanks. I am doing the logical things to solve this dreaded hesitation problem and will post what I find. I am looking forward to receiving the book. I think it is a huge compliment to Bentley.
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Can i get this in the UK?
Sure can. We ship to the UK all the time. Shipping is probably about $10-$15 USD...

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Hi again everyone, the book is shipping today! See http://www.101projects.com for details!

-Wayne
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Looking for the proper way to set the Radio codes for my 1994 325I??? Help!!!
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What do you mean "set the radio codes"? Radio station presets? If you're talking about the security code, you can't change that.
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I have the security codes and cant seem to find the correct way to enter them to be accepted.
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If you enter the wrong code three times in a row, you have to leave the radio on for one hour before entering the correct code. Wait for the beep from entering the code before you start the correct sequence. Its in the owner's manual
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Wow, epic thread revival to ask a question that has zero to do with the subject matter

Phil, I believe you can disconnect the battery for a minute to by-pass the hour-long wait if you want.
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When turning the car on, the radio will automatically ask for the security code. Enter it, then push the ">" button, and voila!
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since this has been bumped, i have this book. it's a good thing to have around, lots of real world useful stuff in here. i highly recommend it.


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