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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 03-21-2012, 05:15 PM
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does this mean the RHD leans to the left
No, it does not, because the car leaning thing is a MYTH. Totally unfounded.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:17 PM
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No, it does not, because the car leaning thing is a MYTH. Totally unfounded.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:21 PM
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grow up, man. there is no need for all your bull****!
i said, that if the car leans to the left or to the right, its nothing to do with the drivers position or batteries position, its because suspention on that side is weaker than in other side, and MOSTLY it will show up more than normally, when weight is added on the car!
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grow up, man. there is no need for all your bull****!
i said, that if the car leans to the left or to the right, its nothing to do with the drivers position or batteries position, its because suspention on that side is weaker than in other side, and MOSTLY it will show up more than normally, when weight is added on the car!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:33 PM
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Solution.
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but still it will be there, only solution is to get the coilovers and adjusted
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:19 PM
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It's a myth. How does BMW know if you weigh 110lbs or 300lbs. That would need, different-different springs depending on your weight... If that makes sense.

Your car is what 13-19 years old.... Your springs are clapped out. Plain and simple.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:26 AM
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Huumm...just check with Bentley manual, the ride High measured from center rear arch ( rear fender lips) to the bottom side of rim and found 2cm deviation between left and right .
my old lady has Right driver side anyway...seems I need to check the Coil Spring as mentioned in Bentley....any one know what is the length of unloaded spring, will try to measure it
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:19 AM
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grow up, man. there is no need for all your bull****!
i said, that if the car leans to the left or to the right, its nothing to do with the drivers position or batteries position,

Yes. It does.


Driver position IS the CAUSE.

OP drives on right side.
Right side SAGS 2cm.
You follow?
RIGHT side & RIGHT SAG


Is that a comma at the end of your SENTENCE?

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its because suspention on that side is weaker than in other side, and MOSTLY it will show up more than normally, when weight is added on the car!

Suspension

Your sentence composition is getting better..
But, you need to work on your GRAMMAR, twit.

weight added on the car? Really?


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but still it will be there, only solution is to get the coilovers and adjusted
Oh, "THE COIL-OVERS and ADJUSTED". (?)
Is that all?



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Huumm...just check with Bentley manual, the ride High measured from center rear arch ( rear fender lips) to the bottom side of rim and found 2cm deviation between left and right .
my old lady has Right driver side anyway...seems I need to check the Coil Spring as mentioned in Bentley....any one know what is the length of unloaded spring, will try to measure it
If 2cm really irritates you that badly.
Take the springs from the RIGHT, and put them on the LEFT.
Take the springs from the LEFT, and put them on the RIGHT.

Drive like normal.
In about 2 weeks your 2cm difference will disappear.

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:21 AM
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Hmm..
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..Solution?
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I concur..
SOLUTION.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:23 PM
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Its normal read the sticky's
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:40 PM
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Its normal read the sticky's
Yes.
Its normal for the car to lean.

Its cause is from DRIVER WEIGHT.

Jeezus..

Does anyone have a picture of the posterior of THEIR RHD E36 from a wrong lane country??
Not pics scoured from the 'net..

WE CAN LOOK AT THEM SIDE BY SIDE in comparison to end this nonsense.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:02 PM
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So Ze German, where is the battery located ? I also have a slight lean to the left - maybe previous owner had a fat wife !
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:18 PM
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So Ze German, where is the battery located ? I also have a slight lean to the left - maybe previous owner had a fat wife !
exactly.
this is suspension not the driver what leans the car to one side.

especialy for our, hero, bmw-mania, here u go, a pict of my own car, rhd leaning to the left, almoust full tank+ 2 kids on the back, taken aprox 1 y ago. at that point all 4 springs was about 1y old, all front suspention was sorted out from the dealer.
are u still thinking, that driver is the problem?
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:38 PM
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My car has never leaned to either side, because it was not designed to do so.


this is the point, car leans to one or other side, becouse of worn suspension/ on that side, it dosnt meant that whole side is bad but some is a bit more worn than in other side. end of story. thats what im saying all day long, its just a bit worn suspension what couses this. and early sign is, when car is loaded and thats it
p.s. like that ur car has straight lines
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exactly.
this is suspension not the driver what leans the car to one side.

especialy for our, hero, bmw-mania, here u go, a pict of my own car, rhd leaning to the left, almoust full tank+ 2 kids on the back, taken aprox 1 y ago. at that point all 4 springs was about 1y old, all front suspention was sorted out from the dealer.
are u still thinking, that driver is the problem?
ps, the text is all urs, run the spelling check







you're camera is leaning homie
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Hmm..
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I concur..
SOLUTION.
DO IT!!! i dropped mine 3 inches, love it
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:00 AM
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Holyfck.. you really gave that fcker CPR.



just re-read that drivel.. But, now that we're talking about lean..

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And what side is the battery on ?
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And what side is the battery on ?


Open Hood.
Open Trunk.

Take a guess.
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Sorry to revive this old thread but I have owned 3 e36s and every one had at least one broken rear spring when I bought them. One with only 89K miles had both broken. That one was actually not noticable since it sat level. The others sat lower on the side with the broken spring. Not sure if this is a very common problem or if I am just unlucky.

The Bentley manual goes into detail on ride height and the specs it puts forth are the same for both sides. The e36 wasn't designed to lean although I was told that the battery being on the right rear is supposed to partially offset the weight of the driver.
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