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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 02-01-2013, 04:48 AM
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Cylinder order on a 323 ic

Can anyone tell me the cylinder order on a 1999 323ic? It threw a P0306 code (misfire cylinder 6) yesterday and I need to know which cylinder is #6. I guess I'll start with the spark plugs and go from there. I see most people on here recomend NGK BKR6E-N-11 for spark plugs does that sound correct? Then I'll go onto the coil pack if necessay.
We just fixed a P0125 code by changing the T-Stat and now this pops up. Does it ever end???
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:45 AM
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The cylinder closest to the firewall is #6.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:24 AM
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And these cars are anywhere from 14-20 years old. So it ends when you get it all properly sorted out. Most of the time you are just cleaning up the lack of maintenance from your previous owner(s). So prepare for cooling system refreshes, suspension refreshes, etc. It happens. E36's are rewarding cars but they make you earn it, kinda like a cat.
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OMG that's awesome, tell me where Karl said that, please.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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OMG that's awesome, tell me where Karl said that, please.

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Have I thrown Karl under a bus somehow?
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Um, that semi-quote is not in that thread. I'll search for it.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Um, that semi-quote is not in that thread. I'll search for it.
Post#3, but above the picture of the plugs he inserted. He also reinforces it in post#8


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Just get the NGK BKR6EK plugs and be done with it. They're arguably the best plugs you can get for E36s, and fortunately, they're also very affordable.
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I see. Firewall not letting picture show. I got what I wanted, anyway. YOU are the author, not Karl.
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I see. Firewall not letting picture show. I got what I wanted, anyway. YOU are the author, not Karl.
Oh man the whole time I thought you were talking about the spark plug opinion!
The cat quote is mine.

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