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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 11-17-2010, 08:33 PM
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I have been lurking on this site for a few weeks now before the E36 purchase and after. Basics 95 325I 4DR A/T 130k miles. I picked it up from my uncle last Saturday for what I thought was a good deal. Haven't driven it because I need to get it transferred and all that paperwork stuff. Sooo much useful information here, I was going to order a Bentley manual from work but found a sweet link here for it I have basically sumerged myself in that manual. For starters my shifter is a bit funny, I think the cable needs to be adjusted and it looks fairly easy from the manual. The weird thing about that is that the lights for the shifter are intermittent sometimes it goes on sometimes its off. Couple bulbs in the instrument panel are burnt and need to be replaced. Backup lights don't work and I don't know why. The driver side mirror doesn't work need to find out whats wrong with that. The hood release cable needs adjusting its hard to release, but that looks like a ton of work. One big question I have is about the multi information display thing, its lit up but with lines and nothing really on it. Does that whole thing need to be replaced? I am still digging through this to see what else I want to do. Lucky for me I work at a parts store that specialized in import cars. So I get all that stock stuff for cheap and have two good sources for OEM parts. Plan on doing the basics plugs, coil boots, fuel filter, air filter, oil filter change, and maybe the valve cover gasket if I see the tube seals to be leaking and from what I hear its common. Then tackle the suspension to see what it needs. Glad to be a E36 owner, always liked this particular body style.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:34 PM
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ughh...

Do you not have an enter key on your keyboard? I really tried to read all that...but I got a headache after "lurking"...
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:39 PM
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Im not even going to try to read this.... maybe a search will help out with your problems
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:54 PM
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Welcome to the 'Fest...


Do you have any pics?


And those are all fairly easy jobs


My names usama and i hate e36's
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:32 PM
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Liar. You just like E30s better (now).

Welcome Adrian. Question: cable on your shifter? Oh, autotragic. never mind.
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Nahhh got nothing but love for e36's... Was looking at my previous threads which made me miss my e36 even more .
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:49 AM
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ughh...

Do you not have an enter key on your keyboard? I really tried to read all that...but I got a headache after "lurking"...
I do not know its really just a bump of screwed up lines if that makes any sense I have to go take another look
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Im not even going to try to read this.... maybe a search will help out with your problems
Tried that no luck.
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Do you have any pics?


And those are all fairly easy jobs


My names usama and i hate e36's
Yes I do but damn photbucket server must be screwed or something cant get in.

Hoping they are, the shift cable looks easy so does the dash bulbs. The Hood release mentioned something about removing body parts which doesnt seem as easy but doable. I need to get my damn rearend back in my Jeep so I can have some garage space to work on this!
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:50 AM
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Liar. You just like E30s better (now).

Welcome Adrian. Question: cable on your shifter? Oh, autotragic. never mind.
Oh oh I hope its not autotragic because they are prone to failing
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:28 PM
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ughh...

Do you not have an enter key on your keyboard? I really tried to read all that...but I got a headache after "lurking"...
Wow, you're all for humanitarian treatment of Temoc, yet say this to a noob that's complimenting the Fest. Great job.

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Oh oh I hope its not autotragic because they are prone to failing
Welcome to the Fest! Cute, glad you have a sense of humor, you'll need it here. Most of what you're talking about is pretty easy. Check out:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=466604

Has some great links and DIYs, you can find just about anything you need in there.
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[QUOTE=bimmerbarbie;5636688]Wow, you're all for humanitarian treatment of Temoc, yet say this to a noob that's complimenting the Fest. Great job.


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Old 11-19-2010, 07:26 PM
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Wow, you're all for humanitarian treatment of Temoc, yet say this to a noob that's complimenting the Fest. Great job.



Welcome to the Fest! Cute, glad you have a sense of humor, you'll need it here. Most of what you're talking about is pretty easy. Check out:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=466604

Has some great links and DIYs, you can find just about anything you need in there.
Thanks! To make it easier I made a nice laundry list of things I need to fix. Luckly I get parts at cost or this car would really drain me
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