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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 09-22-2010, 10:53 PM
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nice, now time for rims?
Yep. Rims, then exhaust, then suspension.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:56 AM
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Omg... find mine out!! hahah

MY vin is WBACA5318NFG00457
I would, but it's $35 per car.... and the info isn't quite as useful to me since i already own it. and it didn't give specifics on the accident either
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:12 AM
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Oh damn alright, i was thinking you guys found the info for free. ahaha
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:30 AM
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I switched out my HVAC blower last night. 48min start to hood down. It was only running intermittently and once I got it out I discovered the brushes were worn all the way down on the motor. The one side was totally gone and only the spring was making contact so unless I was lucky and the spring was touching two contacts, it wouldn't start. I lubed up the wiper arm linkages while I had it out as well. I also discovered a helpful trick that I will start a separate thread on.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:59 AM
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I wanted to work on my car today, but we have 27mph winds here, and I live on top of a hill with absolutely nothing to block the wind. I gotta keep my pup on a leash so she doesn't blow away
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:05 AM
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I put in a new window slider/clip and fixed my driver's side door panel so it doesn't fall off when I shut the door.

I hope both of them don't pop off.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:21 AM
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dropped the transmission pans (auto), drained, cleaned, installed new gaskets and re-installed. Pulled front struts. They were so bad, when I pulled the top bushing and removed the springs, the piston just sank into the body. Re-installing tonight.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:09 AM
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Realized his cars a piece of ****.

Erg hate 318i's not looking forward to a axle/differential/wheel bearings/anything else it could be, swap.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:40 PM
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Mein Auto: 1996 328 Cabriolet
for the first time in the nearlty two years I hav eowned my 1996 328 cabriolet, there are no warning lights ( orange or red) showing. For a while we had the ABS, DYN COntrol and engine check lights on and the diagnosis was that an O2 sensor needed changing and the ABS unit needed rebuilt. After a short stay at a good BMW technical shop ( not the local dealer)| the lights are gone and the problem was apparently simply a bad fuse connection ( not a bad fuse|). all the warning lights are out!!!! no expensive repairs!!! who would have thought it|\!!!
\I am delirious!!!!

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:41 PM
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I don't want my abs so I'm not going to fix it

I'm also thinking about making an adjustable shifter linkage for my car.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:32 PM
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for the first time in the nearlty two years I hav eowned my 1996 328 cabriolet, there are no warning lights ( orange or red) showing. For a while we had the ABS, DYN COntrol and engine check lights on and the diagnosis was that an O2 sensor needed changing and the ABS unit needed rebuilt. After a short stay at a good BMW technical shop ( not the local dealer)| the lights are gone and the problem was apparently simply a bad fuse connection ( not a bad fuse|). all the warning lights are out!!!! no expensive repairs!!! who would have thought it|\!!!
\I am delirious!!!!

Ya gotta love it when something like that happens!
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:16 PM
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all the warning lights are out!!!!
Are you sure the bulbs are still in there? Just kidding. Congrats.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:51 AM
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Re-installed front struts, finished filling transmission. Warmed it up, re-checked the level and plugged it. Still need to do rear shocks and front right wheel bearing - probably tonight if anyone wants to come over and wrench
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:10 PM
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yes Ken I did think perhaps they had just taken the bulbs out. BUt if thats the case good oh!! i feel much better!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:32 PM
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Car addict? Me? Nonsense! What brought you to this absurd conclusion?!

Nope, not yet. I haven't worked on the car since I threw in the interior. I have a 300 page book to finish reading by tmw morning (pretty much tonight) and I only started reading yesterday... 2/3 of the way done!! After tmw ill get some work done finally!! Starting off with a car wash
Can I see your new interior???
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:33 PM
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:41 PM
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Can I see your new interior???
Yessir You really should check my past couple threads. Car has changed quite a lot since you left.. lol





(Ignore the rip... PO musta had some Taco Bell and ripped a big one, creating a tear )

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Old 09-25-2010, 02:44 PM
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Well these aren't exactly things I did today but its sort of an update:

Added X-brace
Supersprint highflow metal cat
3.64 diff ratio (via 323i auto)

Ordered and on its way
Main and conrod bearings

Purpose

Shrick 284 cams
Conforti custom tune for engine control unit and vanos control unit

and hopefully a custom carbon airbox.. If I can find one in Canada
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:46 PM
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Yessir You really should check my past couple threads. Car has changed quite a lot since you left.. lol





(Ignore the rip... PO musta had some Taco Bell and ripped a big one, creating a tear )

Looks great man Nice to see all you guys still here!
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:46 PM
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Gunna be

Gotta show some pics man, u been outa the game for a while
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:52 PM
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Gotta show some pics man, u been outa the game for a while
I don't really have any fresh pics to show hahah Ill snap some when I get some good weather
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:54 PM
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last time you said that, it took you a couple weeks to show up with some pics... and they were half-assed pics in the dark or something
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:57 PM
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Yah well B.C. weather is total fail.. Open roads are win though
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:00 PM
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Yeah, especially with your 3.64 diff!! Lol is it open or LSD? That must be a blast.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:03 PM
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COREY! WTF is up? Where you been?
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