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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 11-20-2012, 06:00 AM
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Starter Problems. just need a confirmations

Gmorning,

Heres my problem: starter for a 1997 bmw m3 with 320K km
But i want to make double sure, can you guys confirm?


I turn the key and i get the hissing where i can hear the starter turning over.
It works usually first try when the car is cold, then it will do the hissing crap and i have to try about 10 times to get it to work.
was intermitant, but its now happening almost every time i try to start the car.

i already priced the starter out for 156$, and in stock! shocking. its only a little more that a FSU resistor. (Damn FSU)

Thanks

Ian
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:04 AM
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Not to sure about the problem but heres saving you a few bucks! * free shipping*

http://www.amazon.com/NSA-STR-2104-S...ype=automotive

or BOSCH

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-SR0448N-...bmw+m3+starter
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:11 AM
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OP, you need to find out if it a threaded or non-threaded starter.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:13 AM
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OP, you need to find out if it a threaded or non-threaded starter.
Whats the difference, just curious.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:24 AM
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$hit.
how can i do this without taking out the old one? was it dependant on year, model, or was bmw just having a blast F$cking with us?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:26 AM
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http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=271146
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:34 AM
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so possibly coupe=threaded and sedan= non-threaded?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:37 AM
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Possibly, but not a for sure thing. There were each with both unfortunately.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:43 AM
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oh ofc lol.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:05 AM
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its official then. BMW loves to F&ck with us.

Ill have to check tonight.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:25 PM
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If you look at the starter from the engine bay and see the Torx head bolt then you have the threaded starter. if you see a hex nut then you have a non-threaded starter. At least thats what i gathered in my hours of starter research. my car luckily has the threaded starter which is marginally easier to get the bolts off of.
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