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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 01-02-2013, 03:17 PM
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well it's official....*zero* compression on #3 cylinder....


started the removal process today. pics below.




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Old 01-02-2013, 03:23 PM
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well it's official....*zero* compression on #3 cylinder....


started the removal process today. pics below.




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well... at least it's got less cylinders than the other E36
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:33 PM
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:58 PM
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think it's a bad valve, so if it is, i willl most likely go get some parts and repair it.

if it turns out to be more, then i may simply pull the whole thing apart and send the block out to be machined and fitted with larger pistons. iirc 86mm is about as far as these blocks will go. or just over that, i think. will hafta double check.

regardless, gotta dig a little more to figure out what is going on.

worst case scenario i have an m52 to drop in there.




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Old 01-03-2013, 07:10 PM
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:19 PM
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got 3 stripped exhaust nuts away from having the head up and off the ti....

now will have to wait for saturdat when i canget my torch out...




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Old 01-03-2013, 07:31 PM
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got 3 stripped exhaust nuts away from having the head up and off the ti....

now will have to wait for saturdat when i canget my torch out...




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Old 01-03-2013, 07:59 PM
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Those are a great idea, but I don't think there's room between the header pipe and nut to use those. They're like an ultra-thick-wall socket, and there's precious little room there already.

I still want a set of those!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:13 PM
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have a set similar, but they simply ripped the metal away...




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Old 01-05-2013, 12:18 AM
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Major cleanup and reseal on the 635's M30 has begun.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:08 AM
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Major cleanup and reseal on the 635's M30 has begun.
Nice to see you working on your own car for a change!
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:33 AM
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:35 PM
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:57 PM
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:45 PM
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Welcome to the 'Fest and to the BMW family! If you haven't already, read the Buying an E36 sticky and the How to Post sticky. You've already bought but there is a lot of good info you should still know in the Buying an E36 sticky so you can be proactive. The "How to Post" sticky will help you put questions out to this forum that will allow us to be the most effective in helping you with any issue.
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Welcome to the 'Fest and to the BMW family! If you haven't already, read the Buying an E36 sticky and the How to Post sticky. You've already bought but there is a lot of good info you should still know in the Buying an E36 sticky so you can be proactive. The "How to Post" sticky will help you put questions out to this forum that will allow us to be the most effective in helping you with any issue.
Yup I've been looking for awhile now, and have been on the bored browsing before I bought to look for "common problems" and such. I've read all the stickies already and also posted in the "welcoming thread". Im super excited to join the BMW community I've wanted to own a BMW since I was younger and my father had one.. now at 28 I've finally been able to buy my first one, and I'm HOOKED already.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:24 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:00 PM
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M30 common problem fixed

This is why us oldsters always tell new BMW owners of models that have M30 engines to check the cam and valvetrain oiler tube and bolts. It's very common to pop off the valve cover and find one or both of the hollow bolts loose or completely out of location, just like this:



Scary, huh? With that bolt out of place, the rear of the valve train gets no oil. Looks like this one hasn't been out long, since the cam lobes are no more worn than normal for a 74k mile M30. The front bolt wasn't loose, but it wasn't tight enough, either. The cure? Loctite on the threads, then torque to specs.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:04 PM
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I would think those lobes would be shot with even just a few miles sans oil.... I guess there isn't much pressure on them
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Changed the bumper shock/absorber
The car was hit pretty bad before i had it on the drivers side. Parts worse then it looks

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Thanks got some paint on the wheel don't matter much because I'm swapping that rim has alot of curb rash its disgusting lol I'm actually painting then black and making my winter wheels and getting bbs for when it's not

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