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  1. 1994 bmw 325i aftermarket radio install

    3 Series & 4 Series
    I have just installed a dual Bluetooth head unit into my 94 325i and everything seems to be working besides the speakers . I have 2 loose wires that didn’t go to anything one was a solid blue wire for the amp I’m pretty sure and one pink wire . If you have any info to solve this problem lmk thanks !
  2. Auto trans takes time to go into gear or not at all and then into limp mode

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I must've read 100 threads on bimmerforums trying to find a solution. The engine runs beautifully, well maintained about 150k miles. When I put the car in gear most of the time it will not engage at all and acts as though it's in neutral(free revs) some times it will take awhile and it will...
  3. 1996 E36 328i stalls and won't start when up to operating temp

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi, I've got an issue with my E36 328i, as it gets to operating temp stays there for a while then it stalls out and then doesn't want to start up again, it'll only start after it cools off. The car drives fine and fuel economy seems good. I've noticed the car does sometimes surge a bit sounds...
  4. E36 No Start 1993 325is

    3 Series & 4 Series
    I have a 1993 BMW 325is that has been running fine since i bought it. Went out to start it one morning cranks really strong but wont start. I pulled the injectir rail off to see if i have fuel and nothing. Check the fuel pump fuse was good and the relay had a little burn so i swapped it and...
  5. 1987 325i Sedan For Sale

    Cars - Private Party
    ~204,000 miles with head gasket, timing belt, shocks, and water pump replaced at ~198,000 miles (2013 timeframe). Needs new battery and will need new tires since they have a slow leak. Drips Oil. Great parts car or one to fix up. Still runs and drives. Original plan was to fix it up as it...
  6. Help with a 323i

    General BMW Questions
    Hi! Im new here so sorry if this is not allowed. I recently bought an e36 1998 323i, ithas work to do that was my intention. It sometimes loses power it feels like its fuel pressure, so I tried to plug into it in order to scan it, but thats were I found trouble I just cant seem to find the...
  7. STUMPED - Low Fuel Light - Dimly Lit

    E36 M3 (1995-1999)
    Hi all - Coming here to get my head on straight. I've been battling one small issue after another for about a year now. I finally got all my cluster lights addressed (even the seat occupancy sensor), and resolved bigger fixes like VCG, Starter and a coolant leak. Not bad for a guy that's never...
  8. Transmission Issue 1994 325i - 70k miles

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I'm the 2nd owner of a 94 325i with 70k original miles. Original transmission. Recently my transmission light will go on and my car will fail to accelerate when going into 3rd. If I wait awhile and turn off the car then start it again, it will drive normal for awhile...then same problem will...
  9. Garage sale E34, E46, E39 M50, M52, M54

    Parting Out
    BMW E34 1153451 Steering wheel 32331153451 25$ BMW E34 CHECK CONTROL MODULE UNIT ECU 61.35-1388098 1 388 098 12V CHECK-CONTROL 10$ BMW E30 E28 E34 E24 E23 E32 Control unit airbag 1382904, 65771382904 16$ BMW E34 E32, 34521158958 Control unit ABS 1158958 0265100049 10$ BMW E34 E32...
  10. SOLD'98 M3 Convertible, 99K miles, $9,800. Excellent condition. Manual.

    Cars - Private Party
    Hi! 1998 e36 M3 Convertible. 99,300 miles. Never modded. Cosmos over Magma interior. I've owned it for 5 years, and belonged to a family member going back to 2006. Service records dating back to 2004. Excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, never smoked in and always garaged. This has been...
  11. 1995 M3 - Euro spec - Track car - Ice 9

    Cars - Private Party
    Ice 9 – Carl Buckland SCCA Autocross car Prior configurations: 1993 M3 Euro: Purchased used in Paris, France in 2005. It was then slowly modified. Upon moving to Pont St Esprit, France in 2007 the car was modified for Hill Climb racing. A spark plug malfunction necessitated an engine rebuild...
  12. What horsepower can the s52 boared to 87mm reliably handle?

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I'm looking for a supercharger kit for a boared s52, and I found the Active Stage 2 supercharger kit based on stock internals and compression ratio, but I was planning on putting in new pistons and rods to handle more horsepower as well as having a lower compression ratio for more boost. If the...
  13. First Car! *some questions

    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...
  14. Frustrated - installed new A/C Compressor, same problem

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    All, first time posting in roughly 8 years (it's good to be back). This post is more to vent if anything and to see if anyone else has had this problem / bad luck. I recently replaced the a/c compressor and drier on my 1998 M3 sedan. Previously, when the A/C was turned on (compressor clutch...
  15. Which connecting rods for turbo s52 build?

    E36 M3 (1995-1999)
    Im making a shopping list for a turbo s52 and I'm hoping to make 500bhp. Right now I have chosen to go with CP-Carrillo 87mm 9.5:1 pistons and now I'm looking at connecting rods. The high quality choice would be the CP-Carrillo Pro-H beams for $1550, but I also found the $500 Eagle forged H...
  16. Are Carrillo Connecting Rods worth the money?

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Im making a shopping list for a turbo s52 and I'm hoping to make 500bhp. Right now I have chosen to go with CP-Carrillo 87mm 9.5:1 pistons and now I'm looking at connecting rods. The high quality choice would be the CP-Carrillo Pro-H beams for $1550, but I also found the $500 Eagle forged H...
  17. Help! M52 e36 barely running after alternator repair

    General BMW Questions
    My alternator started screeching badly over a period of 3 weeks. The vehicle would not start a few days ago (potentially parasitic drain from the rectifier). I was mindless enough to initially partially detach the positive on the alternator while the battery was still attached (3am in the...
  18. Ratteling noise from drivetrain

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi all, little problem. Working on a budget drift built, I drived it every now and then, but when i drive it it is drifting (trying to). Now, i have a problem that has lasted for more than two years now. I sometimes have a really hard ratteling noise that only occurs when under heavy load, i am...
  19. BMW e36 318i Rough idle, Trouble starting, white smoke

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I have a e36 318i '95 manual. A month ago the car was running fine with no troubles besides needing a new alternator. As of recently the car would have trouble idling as it would jump from 500 to 1500 rpms, however when driving in would jerk as i left off the throttle around 1500 to 2000 rpms...
  20. 328i What is this ticking/knocking noise?

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I drive a 1996 328i and it has a ticking/knocking noise coming from the engine bay. Does anyone know what this could be? Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hL0i8hgJJU What I know: - Coming from the driver side. Appears to be lower - I notice the most vibration from the noise when I have...
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