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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 01-28-2013, 11:54 AM
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I'm headed out the door for emissions testing/tab renewal. Should be smooth sailing.
good luck mine will be needing to do the same this next month.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:13 PM
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Passed! It's easy as cake to pass with an OBD2 car in WA state. Basically as long as you don't have any warning lights on, you're good.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:20 PM
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well no check engine light is on in mine just that she is a OBD1. but i think she will be just fine.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:30 PM
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Don't OBD1 cars get put on the treadmill with an exhaust sniffer in WA?
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:42 PM
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dont know its been a few sence i have had to do a car.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:07 AM
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:19 AM
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bought new door handle gaskets and covers. Love it, now all of my gaskets on the exterior will be new!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:43 AM
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bought new door handle gaskets and covers. Love it, now all of my gaskets on the exterior will be new!
Awesome! It makes such a difference to have all that stuff looking new. It's been a long process of replacing all of that stuff on my car, too, and the last thing on the list is the rubber trim around the rear glass, which I have waiting at home and will go in when it gets warmer outside.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:05 AM
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bought new door handle gaskets and covers. Love it, now all of my gaskets on the exterior will be new!
Keep us posted on how the door handle gaskets go, I need to do that on mine too.....
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:08 AM
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Woo! New tires are always fun.
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Did my 3rd autocross Sunday on old, old asphalt. First two autocrosses slowness was on the driver, now that I'm getting better the 380 tread wear Ziex912s I had on there were starting to be the limiting factor. These should help immensely!
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:30 AM
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:45 PM
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Awesome! It makes such a difference to have all that stuff looking new. It's been a long process of replacing all of that stuff on my car, too, and the last thing on the list is the rubber trim around the rear glass, which I have waiting at home and will go in when it gets warmer outside.
Was it fairly easy to do the door handle gaskets? I was thinking since I got the new cover and gasket I could probably pop it off and pop new one on.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:50 PM
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Was it fairly easy to do the door handle gaskets? I was thinking since I got the new cover and gasket I could probably pop it off and pop new one on.
That's what I'm interested in too.....the DIY's I've seen indicated getting the slide lock unlocked to get the handle out isn't too bad but getting the handle compressed into the new gasket and getting the slide locked again sounds like a bugger.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:08 PM
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My door handle gaskets are still in good shape, so I haven't replaced those. I've just done the rear vent window seals & trim, cowl, trunk seal, refurbished the shadow trim, and now have the rear glass rubber trim is ready to go in.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:13 PM
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Ahh. I see...well DC when mine come in ill let you know how it goes. Im going to attempt to pop the old ones off from the outside since most of the gasket is gone and pop the new one on. If that dont work I guess ill go by the DIY write ups ive read lol. Will probably be next weekend before they are here.
EDIT. So should be able to do it as I plan. heres a video, just have to reach inside from the little circle on the door and slide the lock thingy.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:42 PM
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rubber trim around the rear glass, which I have waiting at home and will go in when it gets warmer outside.
need to do the same on mine its all torn up. so where did you get your and how much???

ok to what I did today. I have to start with when i parked her last night. the low coolant indicator was not flashing at me but the red light was on on my temp gauge. so this morning popped the cap there was almost no coolant in the bottle. so topped it up and bled the air ten times topped it up again and drove her 10 miles. went to park her and the on board screams low coolant. i pop the cap and she is almost empty again. so topped up the coolant again. am parking her for the day.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:26 PM
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need to do the same on mine its all torn up. so where did you get your and how much???
All the info you need is right here:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1736909

After shipping, I spent a little less than $50 for both of the trim pieces required to re-do the rear window. Pretty cheap, actually. Due to the fact that the trim prices are shipped in a huge box, I purchased through GetBMWParts.com, which has flat-rate shipping based on total order amount, and not the size of the package.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:07 PM
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fixed my cig lighter assembly. and replaced all of the related switches back. was going to do an accessory port mod, but didn't get around to it. still want to do it, but i think i want to get someting with a flippy lid so i don't jam anything inside when not being used. will see what i see on my next trip around the salvage yard.


spent the afternoon looking at various fabrics for a redo on the interior. want to get something done before bfe, and am still uncertain. i want to do the a & c pillars, as well as all 4 door cards.

here are a few samples of things that i sorta dig. input, guys??


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Old 01-31-2013, 06:11 PM
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why not?? i mean they're a little beat anyway, and the one is already 'broken', so i sorta have nothing to lose....

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meh, boring....*everybody* does that. looking to be a little different.

ok, *a lot* different.....





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so i sorta have nothing to lose....
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Yes, you do. Your sanity. Attempting to repair my door skins was one of the most frustrating experience I ever had. There's a very good reason Alshear gets almost a thousand dollars for that job.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:28 PM
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not the entire doorskin, just the cards (inserts).

i would simply get door panels if that were the case. i'm not *that* insane to try to tackle that job without some sort of garage set up to be able to have all of the necessary clamps ans other equipment to get the job done easily.




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Old 01-31-2013, 08:38 PM
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complete door cards get expensive i need a new drivers card the dealer wants around $700 and the yards usually never have the black leather door cards for a 4dr.
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