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  1. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I am looking to get a E30 318i pretty soon. I just want to know if their chassis and transmission is any good or reliable. Very new to bimmers, very interested to learn more about them. The car Im currently looking at has an M54 motor swapped in it, I just wanted to know if their chassis is good...
  2. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi everyone, i'm new to these forums, and i just bought myself a 4door 318i 1996 E36 Build Date - 03/1996 - First question is this the 1.9l or the 1.8l model? Second question, is that i would like to do quite a bit of engine upgrades, but when i see people talking about 4door E36's or 318i's...
  3. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    A little bit over a year ago, I started engine swapping my manual 1997 318i. I picked up an automatic 1998 328i, and swapped my 5spd trans onto it and put in in the chassis. I also purchased a K+DCAN Cable from eBay to plug into the 20pin under the hood for ews rolling code alignment. I now have...
  4. Cars - Private Party
    I have a clean title 1998 BMW 318i sedan with a blown head gasket. The engine has never overheated at all. I had it in the driveway for about three weeks and upon startup it idled roughly for less than 3 minutes before I turned it off. I found that the coolant reservoir was empty and my oil...
  5. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hey Gang, Forum newbie here. I have a 1993 318i, out for a driver the other day and all the gauges in my cluster just quit working. I have been searching around through forums for answers, looks like it's a pretty common issue. I can't seem to find a replacement cluster anywhere reputable...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey, i started my bmw one day and just started drivng to work like normally, and when i came to the main road i realized that my speedometer was shoing 240 km/h when i was driving in around 30-40 km/h it is still working ish (Going up and down when i increase / reduce the speed "Until it maxes...
  7. Classic Bimmers
    Greetings. I live in Portland, OR and am finally ready to restore my baby. I have a magnificent mechanic here, but I'd like to find a specialist that concentrates solely on restorations, preferably in the western part of the U.S. It needs new interior and headliner + paint. No engine work (runs...
  8. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Having some issues with my 1994-318i automatic today. Started right up this morning, drove it for 30 min.; stopped in to a store for about 5 min. Went to start it back up and nothing. No sounds, no clicks. All the dash & interior lights worked and did not dim when I tried starting the car. I...
  9. Cars - Private Party
    Hey guys I'm selling my convertible E36 318ic. Car is a manual transmission. Long time lurker on the forms but I suppose this would also be a great place to post. Selling because I was using this car as a daily driver but I bought another daily and currently the car is just sitting in my...
  10. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi all, I have a 2007 318i (E90) and it's just failed the MOT, so I'm going to have a garage look at the issue. I'm not too knowledgeable about the detail of the errors but wanted to see if you guys could shed some light. I've tried clearing both errors in INPA (first time using it) but they...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi, i have a E46 318i from 2004, engine code N46B20A, engine oil Motul X-cess 8100 5w40 LL-98, 272.000km, about 169000 miles and the Check Engine light with EML light appears, but sometimes after delete the errors just Check Engine, i check with INPA and this errors appear: 2A70- Error curent...
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    My car is accelerating slowly when in 2nd gear going uphill. Any suggestions of what may be causing this?
  13. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi everybody, I've a BMW 318i (E36) which has a poor idle and eventually turns off. I'm not sure if the vaccum tubes are connected correctly. In fact, the mechanic-man has left some throttle input/outputs not connected and I'm not confident about it. Please refer to the image that I've...
  14. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Currently looking to buy a E30 Manual either 325i or is, 333i or 318i. Coupe or Sedan doesn't matter. I'm looking to start a project and daily drive it so I'm not looking to buy someone's restored car. This car stock with no work done to it is valued at $1000 and that's what I'm looking to pay...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all, Have a bit of a silly question that should be pretty obvious too me but i can't help but ask. My headliner in my 01 318i is sagging. Not bad but enough too annoy me. So i want too replace it There is one for sale online pretty local and cheap. Great condition and he's only wanting $35...
  16. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Hi, Folks – Longtime forum appreciator, first time poster. I wish it was under better circumstances. So a couple of months ago, while fixing a standard oil leak around my Z3's oil filter housing, some sort of foreign object –*might have been a piece of the gasket or a piece of sludge...
  17. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I'm about to buy a 2011 U.S. spec 318i and, living in Belgium, the rear fog light needs to be enabled. Does anyone know if this particular model is already fitted with a rear fog light and what needs to be done to enable it on a U.S. spec model? Thanks.
  18. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I have a 1984 318i. I bought it on Saturday and on the way home, with a full tank of gas, stalled out and died. The guy I bought it from had the fuel pump replaced and I replaced the fuel pump relay. I've been looking at the CPS as the issue. I don't know if this makes a crazy difference but it...
  19. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi guys, recently bought a e36 318i auto (M43) And have gone about swapping a m44 from a 318ti manual into it. I have swapped the ecu, both ews boxes and the ignition barrel so they should all match. Hit the key for the first time this afternoon and the engine cranked but would not fire. I...
  20. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Ok, here is one that I looked around and found some but nothing decisive on the lowering springs for the E30 Convertible. Hope this helps those looking for a lowered vert. I recently got a '92 318i convertible and decided to upgrade all the shocks and springs since the old shocks were blown...
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