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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 03-07-2013, 10:09 PM
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Guys correct me if I'm wrong but if I get/use a 94 325i harness I would lose traction control and what else if anything?? I don't have to worry about the EWS because I'm running red label 413. Help a guy out. A brief history I bought my M july5 2011from Corpus Christi.. 3 days later I money shifted... I had a roommate you Owen a bimmer shop I gave him for a motor and he burned me their went 2k... Feb 2012 I bought a rebuilt s50 with 3k miles($3300) on it also ceramic racing headers. He recommended the mechanic and dude ****ed my car bent the clutch forks bent a whole bunch of ****.. Paid another 1200 to get the motor running.but it has this issue.it won't start right away it kicks and kicks. I'm just hoping to catch a break a straight answer...
Um. I don't understand what any of this means.

Except the straight answer bit, but even that is not a sentence.
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How many miles on a wiring harness? At least 10 x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Coulombs.

Give or take a few.....
That might be more Coulombs than the history of the unit. It's too many zeros for MATLAB, so I'm not going to count them either. And 10 x that number is just one more zero.

Anyway, divide it by 3600 and you'll get Amp-hours.
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Jared, why don't you just put "It's Giubo" in your sig? Save a lot of typing.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:20 AM
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it.
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be.
some.
sort.
of.
code....

off to get my super secret decoder ring so i can figure this out....gunna be a toughy....
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The code is only deciperable if your name begins with "J" It's an enigma,wrapped in a riddle kind of like what you see below this line.

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Guys correct me if I'm wrong but if I get/use a 94 325i harness I would lose traction control and what else if anything?? I don't have to worry about the EWS because I'm running red label 413. Help a guy out. A brief history I bought my M july5 2011from Corpus Christi.. 3 days later I money shifted... I had a roommate you Owen a bimmer shop I gave him for a motor and he burned me their went 2k... Feb 2012 I bought a rebuilt s50 with 3k miles($3300) on it also ceramic racing headers. He recommended the mechanic and dude ****ed my car bent the clutch forks bent a whole bunch of ****.. Paid another 1200 to get the motor running.but it has this issue.it won't start right away it kicks and kicks. I'm just hoping to catch a break a straight answer...
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Um. I don't understand what any of this means.

Except the straight answer bit, but even that is not a sentence.
Me either, but I don't understand the last half sentence either.

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That might be more Coulombs than the history of the unit. It's too many zeros for MATLAB, so I'm not going to count them either. And 10 x that number is just one more zero.

Anyway, divide it by 3600 and you'll get Amp-hours.
What a nerd. ^
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:34 AM
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:46 AM
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Re: 95 m3 wiring harness

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I wasn't questioning thAt. If I was I would have been straight about it And asked him that. If you knew what I have been through with this car you would understand.. With that being said Dino if you took offense I apologize.. I don't use the forums regularly.
Haha, you're good man. They're just messing with you ( a lot of people seem to not like this) that's how we are here.

And as for your question, I'm not sure i really understand but the car that it came from had asc so i don't think you'll lose it

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:59 AM
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So, now that we've finished the hazing and you've survived, let's see if we can get your problem fixed.
From your description of the hard starting where you state it "kicks and kicks" if you mean that it's trying to catch and fires a time or two and then spins and then fires a time or two and then spins, that sound more like fuel starvation to me. If you've got a wiring issue (an intermittent open) you're going to get the engine spinning by the starter with nothing happening, or you're going to get a start up typically.
I'd be first checking the fuel system to ensure that you've got pressure at the fuel rail that feeds the injectors. If it's low or zero then it could be the fuel pump, the fuel pressure regulator, or a simple thing to change, the fuel filter.
Seems you've been down the path of throwing parts and $$$ at this car, let's work on really getting it correctly troubleshot and then correctly fixed.

If you'll try to be very detailed and descriptive in the symptoms (correct punctuation and grammar counts in this sub forum) we'll try to walk you through the troubleshooting steps to figure out what's really wrong.
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Then check your cam and crank position sensors. If they're malfunctioning, it can prevent spark and fuel.
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Then check your cam and crank position sensors. If they're malfunctioning, it can prevent spark and fuel.
With all the work done on it, I would also take a peek at all the electrical connections as well. Anything could be unplugged at this point.
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For the wherefore as to requiring correct grammar and punctuation:

There is a HUGE difference between 'helping your Uncle Jack off a horse', and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
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Here are some vids i found on youtube on how to perform fuel related tests

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