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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 12-14-2012, 09:20 PM
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:06 PM
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The glue hasn't been an issue for me, it's the window regulator problems I have been having which is a constant battle between the gremlins and me. Frequently removing the door panel causes those clips to break, might as well do it all to prevent another issue down the road.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:38 PM
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We now know why the 633 would never get to operating temperature........
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:49 AM
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We now know why the 633 would never get to operating temperature........
Hmmm....something doesn't look right....
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:35 PM
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Put on my new NYBMWCCA plate and fixed my license plate bulb error by installing a new bulb and cleaning the contacts. Probably last time I will drive her for a while.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:18 PM
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Both my windows stopped working, they were fine last night
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:51 PM
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:52 PM
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Both? Check dem fuses both at once is beyond suspicious... and that ^
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:04 PM
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Both? Check dem fuses both at once is beyond suspicious... and that ^
This^ My car has done this a couple times in the last few months. It's been the 30A fuze both times. I'm thinking one of the motors is going to fail and this is the early warning.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:56 AM
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We now know why the 633 would never get to operating temperature........
Um.... So where is the rest of it?!!

And on my bimmer, I didn't do anything today, but I did order a few things for it last night. The brake circuit failure warning is now happening regularly, so I ordered a new switch. Since shipping stays at the same price with GetBMWParts for anything up to $200, I threw in some rear window perimeter seals (the rubber around the back glass). Mine are pretty dried up nowadays, and the corners have shriveled up into nearly nothing. Fortunately, those seals are very inexpensive and easy to replace, and once they're installed, all of the rubber seals and trim pieces on my car will be new (or look like new). I'm still loving how my window shadowline trim looks after having plasti-dipped it a few months ago. I'll probably wait until spring to install the rear window seals, though, since apparently getting the old, dried up seals out can be annoying in low temps.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:39 PM
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Today on my bimmer, I had to change my normal stock looking rims on the back and put these hidious style 31's on my car because my rear rim was bent thanks to LA pot holes. Why style 31's? I had no cash, these are not bent, and my only option because I am moving out of state, everyone wants rediculious prices for stock BMW rims... beggers cant be choosers I guess :/ I hate chrome =____= laugh away.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:58 PM
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Nothing wrong with those. Well, actually they look horrible. Haha

It'd be different if you created a new thread titled,"Sup B**CHES, got some new bling for my whip, YEEEEEE!"
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:29 PM
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Lol.... yeah it's embarrasing but I have a better job set up where I am going so atleast I can replace them... the sad part is they rub cause of the offset. Not all the time just through the dips but still... annoying.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:19 PM
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Finally got my exhaust leak welded and replaced post cat o2's....no more CEL!!!!!! :buttrock
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:59 PM
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:01 PM
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Yesterday I installed new foil for the rear window on my vert. I didn't want to pay someone $400 to install it, but while hand-stiching it I began regretting my decision. I got the big test today when it rained and no leaks. Kind of 'kool' to be able to see totally through the window now.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:14 PM
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Dropped the bleed screw into the coolant reservoir.

Fishing trip planned for tomorrow when it's day light and I can see what I'm doing.

Fishing trip successful! Now, on to figuring out and hopefully fixing the coolant drip.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:58 PM
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Dropped the bleed screw into the coolant reservoir.

Fishing trip planned for tomorrow when it's day light and I can see what I'm doing.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:20 AM
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:21 AM
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:31 PM
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:43 PM
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that does look sharp!! i think i would like an e38 in that color, or imola. can't decide. either way, a red e38 is not very common around me.


in other news, i am inspired to look into doing my own little mod to the ti sometime. might rain tomorrow, though, so i may have to postpone some of the heavier grunt work on cadence.

will see...i have *lots* of ideas......need to sit and figure out the funds.




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Old 12-25-2012, 07:04 PM
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:06 PM
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Today I put off the important (boring) projects I have to do on my car and tackled something fun. I put a second cig lighter in the sunglasses tray.

First I cut out a hole using a drill bit and giant metal cutoff disc (super ghetto). Then I pushed in the cig lighter and welded a metal ring around the back of it to act as a retainer (also ghetto). Next, I wrapped it in electrical tape so it's nice and snug (keeping to the ghetto theme). Lastly I spliced in the wiring for the new cig lighter into the wiring for the original.

Turned out pretty great. Nice and solid. The plug for the radar detector fits perfect. The outlet will also get a switch once I buy one.




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Old 12-25-2012, 08:16 PM
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Today I put off the important (boring) projects I have to do on my car and tackled something fun. I put a second cig lighter in the sunglasses tray.

First I cut out a hole using a drill bit and giant metal cutoff disc (super ghetto). Then I pushed in the cig lighter and welded a metal ring around the back of it to act as a retainer (also ghetto). Next, I wrapped it in electrical tape so it's nice and snug (keeping to the ghetto theme). Lastly I spliced in the wiring for the new cig lighter into the wiring for the original.

Turned out pretty great. Nice and solid. The plug for the radar detector fits perfect. The outlet will also get a switch once I buy one.




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Cool! I use one of these things right now but it would be more convenient to have it built in. Did you only have to pull the sunglass tray to do the wiring?

Edit: NVM, I looked at the first picture again and I can see all you have to do is jumper over to the 2nd outlet.
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