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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 08-14-2019, 09:52 AM
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Mein Auto: '98 BMW 318i
Changed post-cat Oxygen sensor and removed intake manifold

My '98 318i idles low and rough. My post-cat oxygen sensor never changed from .44v, even after driving for 30 minutes, so I replaced it. Shown below in the attachment, and yes, I have jack trust issues

The new post-cat oxygen sensor did work and change voltage now after warming up the engine, but alas it made no difference in my rough idle. So time to look for a vacuum leak.

Then I took off the upper intake manifold in about 20 minutes using this awesome youtube video ->https://binged.it/2KADFaR to look for vacuum leaks, hopefully I find a cracked hose or something else obvious as I don't have a smoke machine.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:25 PM
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iPhone pictures? I don't know why, but they seem to want to post inverted pictures.

You'll find a "basket of snakes" cluster of hoses under there. The molded "octopus" hose is notorious for splitting.
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:17 PM
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Installed a cheapo HUD I had laying around...

and then went to lunch with a pretty girl....
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:57 AM
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Changed power steering hoses and reservoir

Worked on my 325i. Was pleasantly surprised to see the core work needed really isn't that hard, just need a 22mm socket for the main section, and 10mm for the little bolts, and for the most part that's it. A flathead to break the clips off holding the hoses to the reservoir. Thought it was interesting the cap on the replacement reservoir said CHF instead of ATF, so I swapped back on the original cap so I don't confuse myself later. Will check today to see if it needs any further bleeding. Nice not to have a small drip on my driveway.
Next is to replace the front control arms and other front suspension components.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:51 AM
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Mein Auto: 07 E83 X3, 99 M3 cabrio
Put her winter shoes and hat on (snows and hardtop).
Don't drive her much once there's snow but I do try and at least go around the block a couple times when it gets down to 40 below and dry to keep things working... Had multiple summer cars over the decades that went up on blocks for the winter and learned my lesson that a bit of winter mileage is FAR better than 7 months of deep sleep.

The X3 got her winter shoes too and is transitioning to daily as the weather deteriorates.
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Old 11-07-2019, 07:25 AM
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Got her rustproofed
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:50 AM
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Changed transmission mount, differential fluid, and cabin air filter. Have parts on order for water pump and thermostat, torn down and cleaning it up.
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Old 12-01-2019, 12:43 PM
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Anyone know what could be causing the faint smell of fuel coming from the rear left side wheel well.?
It can be noticed in the back seat sometimes so I lifted the rear bench to see if it could be under the hatch where I think is the Fuel Level Sending Unit, but that area didn't smell at all, so I didn't attempt to open the hatch. Thanks.

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Old 12-01-2019, 03:45 PM
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Open both hatches. Likely you have a perishing fuel hose on top of the tank.
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Open both hatches. Likely you have a perishing fuel hose on top of the tank.
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