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  1. General BMW Questions
    Hi guys. I have a question. What is this shinny part usually on the left side of the engine and why do some similar model cars not have it on their engines? What is it used for? I have circled it here in the picture red
  2. Parting Out
    $850 or make an offer that works for you. I want to move this along. Oil Changed every 3000 miles. 210 compression in each cylinder. Recently removed from a very clean 1999 328is CA car that spent the last 10 years being gently driven by a BMWCCA club member's mom. I have the maintenance...
  3. Parting Out
    Parts remaining from my 1999 328is part out: Prices are negotiable, want to move these items along. Car was in CA until recently, now in Chicago, no rust. M52 Engine, 210 Compression in all cylinders, runs well, have video of engine running, oil changed every 3K, 160K miles, $850 obo Sachs...
  4. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    anyone know of a good thread for an e30 m52 swap need help with connectors that need to be replaced and general notes. really want to buy this e30 but an m52 isn't fully wired up yet will be a great deal if i could get it running on my own
  5. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    So about a month ago I bought my first BMW, actually my first car...for $800. It is a 1999 328is with 135,000 miles. Sounds like a good deal right?? Kind of. Turns out the interior was trashed. It needed new seats, door panels, door handles, and some trim. Now I have new seats and door panels...
  6. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Lately I've been having a problem with my engine randomly revving between about 1500 and around 3000rpm. There is no pattern to when or how long it does this but it is an almost daily occurrence. When this happens the throttle body does not open and close, I have confirmed this visually and by...
  7. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello Bimmerfest, I have a BMW e46, year 2002, engine n42. I think that my engine is dead because when I start the car the engine doesn't start and the rpm is below 200 also the compression ratio is between 8 and 7 bars for each cylinder. So I decide to change it with M52 as it is more powerful...
  8. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    I've got a '98 Z3 with the 2.8L engine. The previous owner had replaced the head gasket (he appears to be a "shade tree" mechanic, so I'm not sure how much he knows about BMWs). The engine ran OK, but it had bit of a misfire at low RPMs. MIL light was on. I drove it around for 15 or 20 miles...
  9. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Parting Out 1996 BMW 328 I Parting Out Black 1996 BMW 328 I Sedan. The car was a Engine Swap Job never completed so I'm deciding to part out. It has black interior in nice condition but Seats and other Interior Parts are already SOLD. The 2.8L M52 Engine and 5-Speed ZF Transmission is Available...
  10. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi to all you fountains of knowledge haha basically I have a e36 compact with the 1.9 8 valve engine(rubbish I know) and its currenly dead, so I've been offered a e36 touring with the 2.8 m52 engine (full car less the interior trims, so far I know I cannot use the prop, diff or rear axle off the...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello, I am considering using a shark injector on my 1997 e39 with an m52 engine. I know this has been discussed before, but I have not seen anything with a legitimate yes or no. The money isn't that big of an issue as long as I'm sure that relatively noticeable power and torque gains will...
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