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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 04-17-2012, 10:31 PM
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From Honda to BMW!

Traded my Civic for a BMW lol

hello guys, recently traded my civic for a BMW. Ive been into Honda game since i was 16 (im 20 now) and I think its time for something new. Ive always liked BMW, especially the e30s. I love old school cars and i told myself that if i was gonna get a BMW it would be an e30. But this sedan fell on my lap and decided to trade.

Car came with
-177xxx miles
-check engine light is on
-change brake pad light is on
-torn front leather seats
-angel lens (not a fan)
-bumper is busted (previous owner hit a deer)
-passenger fender is busted (previous owner hit a deer)
-driver side window doesnt have a window regulator
-DIY tint job
-12 inch rockford fosgate sub and rockford fosgate amp
-DVD screen

i know it needs a lot of work but im dedicated to it!

from this


431099_340574255985374_100000984082087_978408_1987 19545_n by p_dawg8812, on Flickr

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IMAG1253 by p_dawg8812, on Flickr

Damaged Fender



IMAG1230 by p_dawg8812, on Flickr

Busted Bumper


IMAG1232 by p_dawg8812, on Flickr
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:49 PM
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I have those exact same headlights, the car always says "low beam failure" and there is not much diff between lo beam and hi beam. Do you have this issue?
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:57 PM
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i just got this car but no i dont have any of those issues actually. im actually trading them for a stock headlights. im not a big fan of them.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:24 PM
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Take out the OPH and buy a two piece from Umnitza. I have a feeling you'll like the halos from them . I'd replace the bumper with a M3 bumper from DDM. you can find one for about $150 and just bolt it on yourself.

You could always start with that
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:31 AM
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Take out the OPH and buy a two piece from Umnitza. I have a feeling you'll like the halos from them . I'd replace the bumper with a M3 bumper from DDM. you can find one for about $150 and just bolt it on yourself.

You could always start with that
im actually trading the headlights for some stock ones tomorrow!

and yes i bought a fender already and im gonna do some maintenance first then buy the bumper!
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:53 AM
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Congrats on the purchase, welcome to the Fest. Sounds like you have good taste ditching those ugly headlights, and the Honda looked pretty clean.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:32 AM
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Saw u on the other site...

time to start turning some wrenches meng!
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:49 PM
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I got a new Passenger Fender from one of the shops here in Portland.

just been busy thats why i havent installed it yet.

got an oil change today full synthetic $80 bucks.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:56 PM
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Gonna be rocking mis match colors for a while

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:58 PM
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car came with a little TV deck under the the climate controls (idk why cause ill never watch anything on that thing)

look at all the wires scattered behind the glove box

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:25 PM
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Take out the OPH and buy a two piece from Umnitza. I have a feeling you'll like the halos from them . I'd replace the bumper with a M3 bumper from DDM. you can find one for about $150 and just bolt it on yourself.

You could always start with that


$99 for a bumper from us
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:30 PM
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:31 PM
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$99 for a bumper from us
thanks for the offer but i think im gonna hold off to a new bumper for now.... but when im about to buy one ill def check out your website! thanks man
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:46 PM
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$99 for a bumper from us
yes im actually looking at places to buy a front bumper! how much shipped to 98604
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:52 PM
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Pulled the codes for the check engine light.

P1250, P0170, P1423, P0134, P0430 ,P0420, P0505, P1509 ,P1550, P0170, P0505.

i got the codes checked and i think that its my idle control valve.

the idle control valve messes up the fuel and its the catalytic converter thats why the codes are showing.

Im getting a new Idle Air Control Valve, Napa charges $240. im planning on getting one online. idk which one are the all the same?

http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...99&fp=pp&gbm=a

http://www.amazon.com/93-06-02801405.../dp/B006R25OM4

any other websites to get it from?
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:59 AM
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Try cleaning it first. Bimmerdiy.com has step by step instructions.

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:08 AM
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yeah i was thinking about that today. Ill clean it maybe tomorrow or the next day! ill keep you guys posted!
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:11 AM
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Its not a honda
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:21 AM
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Its not a honda
I dont think whats wrong with a Honda... lol
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:13 PM
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heres my old Integra

its not that bad.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:29 PM
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http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/b...aning-diy.html

i dont have the same engine lay out as this one. so i was just wondering if theres a 328i engine diy?
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:23 PM
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Nice trade and welcome to the fest, I also came from the jdm world with a 1992 DA9 with gsr swap and all the goodies to go with it....but bmws are great cars to own...I'm 21 and I've owned 2 bmws I'm down to 1 right now which is my e36, I sold my e39 which I miss ...

Anyways congrats....fix it up nice man..
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:24 PM
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on the process of cleaning the ICV hopefully everything turns out fine after!
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:27 PM
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skip to :28 to see what im talking about.

any ideas? thank you
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:25 PM
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Decided to get another scan of the Check Engine Light. so i went to Napa!

Now only 4 codes popped up!
P070- Fuel Trim (bank 1)
P0430- Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)
P0505- Idle Air Control System
P1250- Fuel Regulator Control Unit (BMW specific code)
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