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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-05-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Taylorco
Thanks, guys. Yup, one issue w. working on the...

Thanks, guys. Yup, one issue w. working on the 318 is getting the right diagrams, as it's set up differently than the 328. The user manual shows a picture of the power steering canister for the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-05-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Taylorco
So it's hidden under the air-intake assembly? ...

So it's hidden under the air-intake assembly? Fyi, the user manual says "Please contact your dealer for the required work." :cry:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-04-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Taylorco
Advice on replacing oil-pressure sender on '97 318i?

Does anyone have advice on replacing the oil pressure sender on a '97 318i? I just noticed mine's leaking, so I'm happy the problem is not the oil-pan gasket :). It's a slow leak but I want to fix...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Taylorco
Tracks of my 318i ...

Can anyone tell me how to check the ATF and power-steering fluid levels in my '97 318i?

Something is leaking and I'm not sure what it is. When I back out of my driveway into the street it leaves...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-20-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By Taylorco
Great pics, Sbpage21. Thanks!

Great pics, Sbpage21. Thanks!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-13-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Taylorco
Sorry to hear the plug is hard to reach even w....

Sorry to hear the plug is hard to reach even w. the manifold removed.

After I erased the pending P0340 code and did the drive cycle to reset the monitors, the car passed the smog test w. no...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-29-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Taylorco
I visited Walmart yesterday and picked up a 5-qt....

I visited Walmart yesterday and picked up a 5-qt. jug of Mobil 1 full synthetic 5W-30 for $23.

Looking over my emails from 2015, I see that my brother, the BMW repair shop owner, says, "Really...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-24-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Taylorco
Looks like some great promotions! As to...

Looks like some great promotions!

As to weight, I see 0w-40 recommended here (and have run it in my e36 for at least 2 years). However, my brother, who owns a BMW repair shop in Pomona, CA) tells...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-21-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Taylorco
Latest news is that I erased the pending code,...

Latest news is that I erased the pending code, drove 250-300 miles, and the code has not returned. The emissions-systems reading by my OBDII scanner now says all systems are good to go.

I'm...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-19-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Taylorco
Marcozandrini, Lol, but I had a '71 Triumph TR-6...

Marcozandrini, Lol, but I had a '71 Triumph TR-6 for many years, with over 100k, that didn't leak oil. It did burn some oil, though. My '72 BMW 3.0CS coupe doesn't leak oil, either. It's my...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-17-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Taylorco
Good to know. I wonder if changing my e36,...

Good to know.

I wonder if changing my e36, which has about 100k miles, over to dino oil would reduce the leakage.
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-07-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Taylorco
I've been wondering about additives. The user...

I've been wondering about additives. The user manual says BMW engines are designed to operate w/o them, and warns that "the use of additives could lead to damage in some cases."

On the other...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-05-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Taylorco
I should be able to do that. Do you have a...

I should be able to do that. Do you have a favorite source for a new camshaft position sensor? Ebay has them, at prices ranging from around $10 to $180.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-04-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Taylorco
Thanks. Can I just remove the bolts that hold the...

Thanks. Can I just remove the bolts that hold the manifold down and gently lift it away from the engine enough to grab the plug?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-04-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Taylorco
How to reach plug-end of cam-sensor cable on 318i?

My '97 318i seems to run fine and has no CEL. But I need to smog it next month (California) so gave it an OBDII scan. Up popped a “pending” P0340 trouble code, which usually means something's up w....
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-03-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,171
Posted By Taylorco
Thoughts on AmazonBasics engine oil?

I just noticed that Amazon offers house-brand synthetic engine oil at favorable prices:

1. AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil - Full Synthetic for $20/five quarts...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-02-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Taylorco
Again, thanks for the input, guys. I put out a...

Again, thanks for the input, guys. I put out a broad net when I seek answers and some of yours were quite helpful.
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-02-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Taylorco
b/c I'm acting on the advice of a trusted...

b/c I'm acting on the advice of a trusted relative who's owned and operated a successful BMW repair shop since 1989.
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-01-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Taylorco
Do any of you guys work in the BMW-repair...

Do any of you guys work in the BMW-repair business?
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-31-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Taylorco
Car brakes fine, boys. No odd vibrations or...

Car brakes fine, boys. No odd vibrations or warped-rotor wobbling.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-31-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Taylorco
I don't drive much, but will def keep an eye on...

I don't drive much, but will def keep an eye on it.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-30-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Taylorco
The problem was that the backing plate of the...

The problem was that the backing plate of the outside driver-side pad was hitting the rotor edge. You can see scoring on the far left side of the pad backing plate (on the lower pad in the pics)....
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-17-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By Taylorco
Just installed new pads in front. There was...

Just installed new pads in front. There was clear evidence on the metal of the driver-side, outside pad of some contact w. rotor. Oddly, the passenger-side pads had much less wear. Test drive went...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-16-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Taylorco
When motor mounts wear out, the engine canl shake...

When motor mounts wear out, the engine canl shake like an old washing machine. You might check them.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-16-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By Taylorco
You could try tightening the fasteners on the...

You could try tightening the fasteners on the hoses; they may have loosened w. time. Also check the hoses for breakage. When u squeeze the hoses, they should flex easily. If hoses are brittle and...
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