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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 08-24-2012, 09:44 AM
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but the suspense is killing me... how about a different angle?
Oh it's angles you want huh? I'll give you angles.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:57 AM
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Nope, try again..talking about that little shiny hole that seems like it should have a fitting of some sort in it. right near the front of the fuel rail, here's a more zoomed out pic for reference.

The zoomed in pic is looking next to that black hose between cyl 1&2 intake runners next to the fuel rail.

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Wait--- thats just a bolt that is missing to hold the intake mani down??
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:00 AM
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Finished up my toggle switch for the LED AE's which were tapped into the parking lights I didn't like them that way...

Unbolted the drivers seat and rocked it forward and back so I could vacuum underneath it, PO kept it clean but didn't vacuum under the seats (I do)..

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:33 AM
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if such a part exists i want to buy links with solid poly bushes. fck ride quality.
You can get spherical solid mount sway links, but they make a huge racket and don't last as long as OEM style links. They're basically for track applications only - not recommended for street at all.

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Jeez I'm really glad I have lemforders now, I replaced both of mine 3-4 months ago.
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The same thing is happening to me I'll have to replace those soon I just replaced my control arms I got from fcp Groton after only a year of use! And the brake pads I bought from fcp euro squealed so bad I had to replace them right after I put then on..... Kinda pissed
Yeah, the more I go looking for it, the more stories I find of people having issues with the no-name parts from FCP. Which as I mentioned before, I assume is why they no longer stock those parts. They probably had a gazillion warranty claims filed on them.

What kind of brake pads did you install which squealed?
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:34 AM
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Wait--- thats just a bolt that is missing to hold the intake mani down??
Try again, it looks like a valve of some sort. No threads.

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:40 AM
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^ dude you ninja posted those picutres... I didn't even see them.

On my car, its just a black nob looking thing. so I'm actually not sure.

I think this could be the start of the new game on E36 boards "guess this missing part"...
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:40 AM
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What year and model car is that chad?
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:42 AM
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was assuming is the 97 328i he just bought
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:45 AM
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^Correct, thanks.


PS, sounds like a fun game!

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:56 AM
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its a fuel injection valve
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...07&hg=13&fg=15
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:59 AM
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Darn I just found that too!!!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...205147&page=11
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:17 AM
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Bingo....secondary air injection solenoid. Thank you kind sir.

So is it supposed to have a dust cap as in that pic or a vac line? Maybe I'll tape over it, I don't want it exposed to grime.

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:30 AM
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I was just going by real oem...thats what they call it?
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I just have the dust cap... I just went to go look too.

mine looks just like the picture. Tape might come off after a while, but probably better than getting junk in there.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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I was just going by real oem...thats what they call it?
The Realoem is showing a fuel injector
that Attaches to the fuel rail, this is beside the fuel rail.




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I just have the dust cap... I just went to go look too.

mine looks just like the picture. Tape might come off after a while, but probably better than getting junk in there.
Tape it is, then.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:04 PM
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Gotcha...was looking on my phone lol...pics are pretty small. Just looked on my work cpu now that im out of meeting, my bad
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:14 PM
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No worries, thanks guys.

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Old 08-24-2012, 02:38 PM
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haha. Touche. Where along the coast did you go?, not that I will have been there since I spent a grand total of around 15 hours in the Aucklandish area, I spent most of my time there on the south island.
went out west to Piha which is a surf beach in Auckland,about an hour's drive through some native bush so alot of fun.

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:48 PM
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You can get spherical solid mount sway links, but they make a huge racket and don't last as long as OEM style links. They're basically for track applications only - not recommended for street at all.



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Yeah, the more I go looking for it, the more stories I find of people having issues with the no-name parts from FCP. Which as I mentioned before, I assume is why they no longer stock those parts. They probably had a gazillion warranty claims filed on them.

What kind of brake pads did you install which squealed?
I bought them in a entire brake package from fcp euro and they were Bosch pads I was surprised they were so bad it was the loudest squeal on every stop I don't j ow what kind of compound they were made of though.
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Tonight I got the Depo's aimed *finally*..

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:34 PM
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I bought them in a entire brake package from fcp euro and they were Bosch pads I was surprised they were so bad it was the loudest squeal on every stop I don't j ow what kind of compound they were made of though.
Weird. I wouldn't have thought that Bosch pads would be squeaky like that.
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Weird. I wouldn't have thought that Bosch pads would be squeaky like that.
Yup stay away. Duralast is where it's at.
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Today on my bummer i washed it and took a leak blower to it afterward, my neighbors were like :roll eyes: and i was all like .
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:16 PM
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Yeah, I used to blow-dry my GTO when I was in high school and could use my parents' leaf blower. Works pretty well, actually. Your car is looking great with the new wheels & suspension, by the way.
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