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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 10-22-2011, 02:52 PM
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The guy I bought it from had it tested and said it's perfectly fine.

I may test it also just to be sure...
Ah. Well, you can take it to a place that rebuilds alternators and have em bench test it for you, which IMO is a waste of money (because all they look at it voltage output and amp output), or you could pop it on your car and see if its charging 14v. Throwing an alternator on an E36 is easy pie, so thats what I would do. Thats just me though...
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:35 PM
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Ah, how could I forget!? Don will have them! Nice. I think yours look pretty sharp.
Thanks Karl! If they made style 30s in a 17 or even an 18 I'd get a set and finish the same as my 16s are now, but I think 16 is the largest......

Some style 102s or 108s in the right size could sway me away from the 30s.....
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:33 PM
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:38 PM
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Excellent, Matt. I need to follow suit. By the way, what are your ultimate plans for the car? Are you going to track it?
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:45 PM
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Yessir, but I want to get everything reinforced first, I don't need my subframe tearing out on me. Doing front and rear end overhauls with all new bushings, ball joints, hubs, bearings, and reinforcements. Going to get camber arms for the rear as well. Then I'll either track it in spring with the springs and struts I have now, or I'll get my TRM coilovers before that. Depends on cash flow.

Hopefully 3 weeks from now I'll have it all torn apart for welding, but we'll see.

I'm also going to do a good bit of drag racing (for fun) as well. Not going to get competitive with it though.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:58 PM
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paint

Just bought supplies to turn one of my shed into a paint booth.

Gonna paint the e36 sedan i'm picking up next week. (gotta buy all my reinforcement goodies and weld them in first though.

Going to rip out most of the interior,engine and front and rear subframes and paint it over and under. Suckers gonna look brand new when i'm done
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:38 PM
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:03 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:36 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:35 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:20 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:44 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:46 PM
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I bought $60 worth of gas...

And it didn't fill the tank

And I got 20 mpg again



The time at the gas station is always a sad time.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:48 PM
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20mpg?

how aggressivly do you drive your car??


ive been getting 24-25mpgs per tank mixed driving.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:49 PM
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Not very aggressively... 75% town and 25% highway. But with a 3.45 diff and an intermittent CEL.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:51 PM
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i has o2 sensor CEL.


the worst for economy
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:57 PM
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Whenever I do the pedal trick, I get the ICV one, but I think it's different, because it occurs at odd times, like hard acceleration. And the idle has been much better (except a little high). I've tried to get another code, but I keep getting that same one.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:00 PM
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Do you press 5 mire times for the next codes?

till you get 1444
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:02 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:21 PM
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Franklyn, you must drive like Grandma. No wonder you get good mileage!
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:32 PM
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yeah i drive very.... okay like a grandma.... lol
I get on the highway and i put the cruise on at 61mph. not really caring how fast everyone else is going...

and i accelerate very slowly in and around town. i haven thad my car up past 4k in probably a month or two.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:34 PM
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:06 PM
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After fixing my hesitation issues i usually drive around town shifting around 2500rpms (at least i think) but saturday i had some spirited driving sessions on the highway (first time out there since the knock sensors were changed)

but my obc says 16mpg and goes up and down randomly
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:16 PM
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My OBC says I average around 24ish. Few things I've noticed is you can squeeze another 25 miles out of a tank by shifting at or below 2500rpms, and that the throttle gets soft if you drive conservatively too long (thanks to throttle adaptation). So to keep the throttle peppy, you gotta drive it at WOT every once in awhile
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:35 PM
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