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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 04-09-2011, 03:14 PM
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I replaced my wiper blades, decided to try the RainX ones. The first wipe cleared the windshield very well, but considering the rubber on my old ones was literally falling off I can't really attest to whether they are superior to other brands.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:15 PM
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I don't think 318ti's have a climate control computer, they're manual knobs, pretty basic. I haven't figured it out yet... Forging new ground here...
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:17 PM
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I replaced my wiper blades, decided to try the RainX ones. The first wipe cleared the windshield very well, but considering the rubber on my old ones was literally falling off I can't really attest to whether they are superior to other brands.
I always thought they were worth the extra $$$
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:27 PM
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I replaced my wiper blades, decided to try the RainX ones. The first wipe cleared the windshield very well, but considering the rubber on my old ones was literally falling off I can't really attest to whether they are superior to other brands.
I'm considering getting those. I tried RainX a zillion years ago on my GTO when I was in high school and hated it. Every time the wipers went across the windshield, it left a thin film of nearly microscopic water droplets & air bubbles in their wake. I think RainX has gotten better in the intervening oh, um, 14 years however. I've heard decent things about the RainX wiper blades.

I just bought Bosch Icon blades a few months ago, and they are total RUBBISH. They started streaking the day after I bought them, which is especially frustrating because they are just about the most expensive wiper blade on the market. They also didn't perform very well in a mild winter storm (icing).
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:22 PM
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Today, I did an oil change and washed/waxed my car instead of installing my new shocks and springs since I am still waiting on a couple tiny bits to arrive. Also, I put my summer wheels on, even though they will have to come back off again to install the suspension components.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:35 PM
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I don't think 318ti's have a climate control computer, they're manual knobs, pretty basic. I haven't figured it out yet... Forging new ground here...
Oh right, I forgot the TIs didn't get any of the fun gadgetry in 96.


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I'm considering getting those. I tried RainX a zillion years ago on my GTO when I was in high school and hated it. Every time the wipers went across the windshield, it left a thin film of nearly microscopic water droplets & air bubbles in their wake. I think RainX has gotten better in the intervening oh, um, 14 years however. I've heard decent things about the RainX wiper blades.

I just bought Bosch Icon blades a few months ago, and they are total RUBBISH. They started streaking the day after I bought them, which is especially frustrating because they are just about the most expensive wiper blade on the market. They also didn't perform very well in a mild winter storm (icing).
Yeah, RainX must have come a long way because for awhile I was using it instead of wipers (my old wiper blades were that bad) and it kept my windshield completely clear.

Glad to hear people like these blades, I figured that for $3 more than Wolly World's house brand I could hardly go wrong.

Are there any negative side effects to leaving SeaFoam in an engine for a week or two? I want to do it before I change the oil, but I only drive 50-60 miles per week and it's all in town. The website said it could be left in for a couple hundred miles, but I wanted to make sure it would be okay if those miles were spread out over a week or two.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:58 PM
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My gloveox is now in the back seat, I found the radio harness finally, by the shifter!? I'm still trying to get the shifter surround out, can't find it's screws, still no a/c
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:31 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:43 PM
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Wait, where da pics at tho?

I detailed my trunk (I know anal is an understatement), clayed and waxed my contours, and washed my engine bay. Tomorrow will be a full exterior clay, paint correction, and wax.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:57 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:08 PM
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You should see them, they are all scratched to hell and chipped paint and whatnot (I payed about 25 bucks a wheel for them), but they look so much better now that they are properly cleaned.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:17 PM
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Clean is good. When I bought the Beyerns for the 6er they were pretty clean, but I took them in the house one at a time over a period of a week and scrubbed them with a toothbrush and cleaner, then polished them. My wife got real tired of having wheels in the living room. She's pretty tolerant, but we have a small house, and tripping over 18" wheels got old fast.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:40 PM
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Haha I did that with the style 5's I had to clean them up for selling them.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:53 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:54 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:02 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:03 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:16 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:23 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:30 PM
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funny you should mention mug root beer...because thats exactly what we were doing!


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Old 04-09-2011, 11:31 PM
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:35 PM
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Uhhhh Leo that was kinda creepy
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:49 PM
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Uhhhh Leo that was kinda creepy
Wut i do?
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:59 PM
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The mug rootbeer bit... When you said that i was like wtf?
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:03 AM
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Wut can i say, i notice weird sh!t... lol
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