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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 11:46 AM
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Posted By ZeGerman
I randomly checked in here because I was curious...

I randomly checked in here because I was curious to see if there were any updates. Turns out there are videos! Nice work, Matt.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-06-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By ZeGerman
I mean, AEM is a reputable company, but...

I mean, AEM is a reputable company, but integrating a non-original DME into the BMW factory electronics is going to be a massive project. Perhaps I'm confused on what you are trying to do. Based on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-06-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By ZeGerman
Is there a reason why you are seeking to replace...

Is there a reason why you are seeking to replace with an aftermarket standalone unit rather than simply buying and installing a used undamaged DME?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By ZeGerman
Anything that shows the current legal owner and...

Anything that shows the current legal owner and the VIN on the same form should suffice. Basically, the owner has to prove to the dealer that they own the vehicle they are requesting a key for.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, replacing the door handle took me about...

Yeah, replacing the door handle took me about 2h45m, but I still have to repair and reinstall the door panel. Getting the window lined up in the front track was by far the most difficult part of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By ZeGerman
You can, but the owner of the vehicle will need...

You can, but the owner of the vehicle will need to take the registration including VIN to the BMW dealership to special order a key from Germany.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By ZeGerman
Ugh, the fact that this thread has been revived...

Ugh, the fact that this thread has been revived is heartbreaking. :( Dang, Andrew, you can't catch a break with your brakes!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Okay, wow... I just finished replacing the outer...

Okay, wow... I just finished replacing the outer door handle on my E36 and it SUUUUUCKED. Not to be all smug, but usually when I read online that a repair is hard, it's never particularly hard or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-23-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
That's right! I should probably just buy a '94...

That's right! I should probably just buy a '94 M-Technic that came with them from the factory. :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-23-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Nice! Looks like prices for new door handles are...

Nice! Looks like prices for new door handles are WAAAY cheaper than the latch mechanism, too. Like, ~$160 vs. over $700...

Edit: Just bought new parts from BMW of Silver Spring (GetBMWParts.com)....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-23-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, I watched this video last night. It's very...

Yeah, I watched this video last night. It's very helpful. So with replacing the door handle assembly, can the lock barrel be transferred to the replacement part, or do I have to deal with getting a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-22-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Soooo, anyone here have a spare coupe driver side...

Soooo, anyone here have a spare coupe driver side door lock actuator? My outside door handle has stopped working... :( New replacements are over $700, so I'm obviously looking for used.

P/N:...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-17-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Do you have a photo to show the rust you're...

Do you have a photo to show the rust you're talking about? As someone who recently turned a rusty frame into looking virtually brand new, I know you can transform objects with wire wheels and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-11-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By ZeGerman
That's an absolutely beautiful color combo, and...

That's an absolutely beautiful color combo, and in excellent condition. I wouldn't part with it, either.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-11-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,227
Views: 248,340
Posted By ZeGerman
Out she comes! Looking forward to seeing this...

Out she comes! Looking forward to seeing this unfold.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By ZeGerman
Yep, wrong size wheels for your car.

Yep, wrong size wheels for your car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-07-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By ZeGerman
I don't think anyone makes replacement floor pans...

I don't think anyone makes replacement floor pans for the E36. Although they are really old cars by now, they are not old enough or sought after enough to incentivize companies to tool up and create...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-22-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By ZeGerman
There is no mechanical difference between the...

There is no mechanical difference between the 323i and 323is, so the parts should interchange. Check RealOEM.com to find the part and part number, then plug the part number into any online vendor...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-22-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
What's the scoop on your new car, Franklyn? What...

What's the scoop on your new car, Franklyn? What is it?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-13-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Solid choice. And the 50mm 1.8 prime lens is a...

Solid choice. And the 50mm 1.8 prime lens is a great way to start out in photography. Not being able to zoom forces you to think more creatively about framing your shots.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-10-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Mid-90s through about 2013'ish, so both film &...

Mid-90s through about 2013'ish, so both film & digital.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-10-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Having once been deeply involved with...

Having once been deeply involved with photography, it was my experience that lenses don't really depreciate. A good lense is a good lense, regardless of its age, and sellers know that and charge...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-05-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 510,599
Posted By ZeGerman
Yep, I submerged everything in solvent for three...

Yep, I submerged everything in solvent for three days, then blew out all the passages with carb cleaner.

EDIT: Just finished putting it back together. Feels good to have a fresh carb on deck, and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-05-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By ZeGerman
Go to RealOEM.com and enter your car info to find...

Go to RealOEM.com and enter your car info to find the part number for the hose. Frankly, it looks like you might be able to replace that section with some generic vacuum hose from any auto parts...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-04-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By ZeGerman
X2. You have air trapped in the system. Keep...

X2. You have air trapped in the system. Keep bleeding air out. Make sure your heater dials are all set to hot (red), and crank the heat. The coolant level will continue dropping - add more to keep it...
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