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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 07-10-2007, 04:03 PM
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To be fair, he maybe being perfectly serious.

In which case i would say NO, that is not the right oil at all buddy...
what would be the right oil ??? could your name the right one for me?
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:06 PM
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what would be the right oil ??? could your name the right one for me?
Try starting with a viscosity that exists.

5w30
10w30
15w30
20w30
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:16 PM
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Try starting with a viscosity that exists.

5w30
10w30
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20w30
which one is the best of all???? 20w30
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:20 PM
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which one is the best of all???? 20w30
Not necessarily. On a high mileage engine, maybe.


Click and read:
http://www.nordicgroup.us/oil.htm#Wh...Oil%20to%20Use
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:32 PM
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Not necessarily. On a high mileage engine, maybe.


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thank alot buddy... my car have a mileage of 217,540 mi.. that why i want it to be heathy hehhe
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:04 PM
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Here's a big Fcuk you to the last owner, and the only other owner besides myself. So F-you for the 2 things out of millions that he never had done... The cabin filter and the engine bay being a mess. Otherwise the car was in great shape and I couldn't complain one bit... (it is 13 years old after all)
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:05 PM
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217,000 mi wow you beat me i only am at 212,000 mi.

oh ya my previous owner told my sister (who first bought the car) that the car had sport exhaust when in fact the muffler was destroyed, and i think there was a square inch of clear coat left and there was dried glue on the doors.

but they did wash it before handing it over, so that was nice.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:19 PM
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217,000 mi wow you beat me i only am at 212,000 mi.

oh ya my previous owner told my sister (who first bought the car) that the car had sport exhaust when in fact the muffler was destroyed, and i think there was a square inch of clear coat left and there was dried glue on the doors.

but they did wash it before handing it over, so that was nice.
hey if my oil is leaking a little bit from the bottom of my car what would cause it to happen... cause the mechanic man told me that it doesnt have any leaking spot but it does leak. so what 's the problem to it... any helper ???? please help
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:18 PM
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ya mine does that too, i don't know where it's leaking from but i don't worry a whole lot because it's not that much, just make shure you check the oil every once in a while. i also keep a quart of oil in the trunk, just in case.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:21 PM
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ya mine does that too, i don't know where it's leaking from but i don't worry a whole lot because it's not that much, just make shure you check the oil every once in a while. i also keep a quart of oil in the trunk, just in case.
what oil are you using? ..... .. im from houston nice meeting you.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:02 PM
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The previous owner of my car kept it up well, actually. Unfortunately, I don't think I can blame him for all the problems I've been having of late (which is why I've been rather scarce, and when I've shown myself on the fora, I've been rather 'snippy' as some would say).

Sorry, I know this is a thread for griping about the POs, but I had to at least stick up for mine. He did well with the car. I just wish I can bring it back to that same condition as soon as I sort all of this out.

Carry on...
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:18 PM
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Try starting with a viscosity that exists.

5w30
10w30
15w30
20w30
hahahah
yeah, usually helps
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:40 PM
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Sigh. I could go on and on:

-Not taking care of the squeaks and rattles (now I've inherited them)
-Eating in the car Way too many stains...
-CRAPPY tint that's bubbling
-WORST OF ALL: gouging up the rims, ALL 4, from curbs; clipping a high curb on a right turn and messing up the sideskirts; sideswiping his garage and messing up my trim!!!
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:46 PM
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-Eating in the car Way too many stains...
hope none of it is some other dude's goo.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:52 PM
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hey if my oil is leaking a little bit from the bottom of my car what would cause it to happen... cause the mechanic man told me that it doesnt have any leaking spot but it does leak. so what 's the problem to it... any helper ???? please help
Oil pan gasket and/or main seal (gasket between engine and transmission).

These are cheap to fix or have fixed. With your mileage it is uber important to keep those oil levels perfect. You want to see 300,000 dont you?

BTW, 10W30 oil is a good medium density oil that would work fine in your case.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:56 PM
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hope none of it is some other dude's goo.


Nah, its all dark and black stuff. Honestly, compared to most other cars its age and mileage, its in pretty nice condition. But I'm anal + OCD. One stain is too many......

My girlfriend stopped her friend from eating in my car yesterday cuz she knows how I am about it. I eat in my car, and I let her eat, she's a lot like me - very careful and hates stains and grease too - but anyone else who eats dies.

What can I say, I've got her trained well
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ok i may have it worse than all of you....here goes
F U C K you to the previous guido ****** who tried to destroy my car before i got it off his hands:
poorly self-installed viper alarm system with wiring shorts
**** fuel usage (regular)
DESTROYED tranny cus he doesnt know how to shift
destroyed rear door panels cus he ripped the vinyl off for some reason
too lazy to get door panel clips so he used ****** DRYWALL screws to fasten them in
did a **** job of taking off the 325i emblem
paint is ruined in certain areas where someone keyed it
front grille panel destroyed (i got a new one)
used putty to put HID lights in stock housing and melted the housing
slapped some audiobahn speakers in the doors by cutting holes in the panels and screwing them in
used strobe boxes so the lights would flicker when alarm was turned off
cracked front bumper
removed torch
removed tool kit
no manual
the list goes on but this kid is the definition of a deusche bag...
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:49 PM
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ok i may have it worse than all of you....here goes
F U C K you to the previous guido ****** who tried to destroy my car before i got it off his hands:
poorly self-installed viper alarm system with wiring shorts
**** fuel usage (regular)
DESTROYED tranny cus he doesnt know how to shift
destroyed rear door panels cus he ripped the vinyl off for some reason
too lazy to get door panel clips so he used ****** DRYWALL screws to fasten them in
did a **** job of taking off the 325i emblem
paint is ruined in certain areas where someone keyed it
front grille panel destroyed (i got a new one)
used putty to put HID lights in stock housing and melted the housing
slapped some audiobahn speakers in the doors by cutting holes in the panels and screwing them in
used strobe boxes so the lights would flicker when alarm was turned off
cracked front bumper
removed torch
removed tool kit
no manual
the list goes on but this kid is the definition of a deusche bag...
hey buddy what is the best price for the viper alarm???
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:51 PM
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hey buddy what is the best price for the viper alarm???
um...i really have no idea. never bought one by itself. anyone know?
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:57 PM
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F**k you for curbing the rims. But thank you for meticulously caring for everything else and maintaining the car precisely on time with genuine BMW parts.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:58 PM
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um...i really have no idea. never bought one by itself. anyone know?
Yes, wherever you find one cheapest is the best price for the Viper alarm.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:01 PM
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Yes, wherever you find one cheapest is the best price for the Viper alarm.
LOL yah. "my keys were in the LAST place i looked" "well.....i hope so!"
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:04 PM
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Fark you for running my car for god knows how long on fraked Serpentine belt/AC Belt costing me 350 dollars 2 weeks after i got it,which then cost me another 195 to replace the worn out idler pulley!

Thanks how ever for most of the services being done at bmw or a euro indy!
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:46 AM
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My car's previous owner/s:

- Used cheap **** oil for who knows how long
- Used lower octane number gasoline
- Left front part of the hood littered in hundreds of tiny chips and did a **** job in repairing a small dent on the arch on passenger wing - result, bare metal 5 inches long stearing at me and screaming "ill rust by winter beaatch!"- Haven't changed air filter since year 2000
- put a 3 inch fart can on top of my exhaust, pretty much ruining the clean M-Tech look of the car and making my friends pass comments and question "WHEN" i remove it- painted rear driver side rear door so that color matches on back side BUT doesn't match to drivers front door. cant see in real life but photo flash always brings out difference in mettalic
- left the trunk in dirty condition
- left me with a 15in spare that was deflated
- boasted about super nice Pirelli tyres at front when one of them had a small bulge on the inside which I didnt see, and ended up buying 2 new front tyres, totally unbudgeted for!

Won't say F U C K you. But will say "what were you thinking" because:

A thanks has to be said for ordering a car in my favourite Avus Blue with black headliner and alcantra interior, along with original M-Tech package so no cheap plastics, thanks for original Alpina rims... I mean this is a nice looking spec wise car. why treat it like sh!t.
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There is a troll in this thread that is ruining our enjoyment of bashing our cars' previous owners!
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