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The Canadian Prick.
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Section I,
(Or the stuff that you need to know)


Manuals (Found and shared by BBoyvek, whored out by df).
BMW Manuals

This one went missing...

Owners manual download at the bottom of this first posting

That which is interchangable, and that which isn't.

Common Issues aka "Things your car will experience"
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30931

Finding a part:
Real OEM
BMW Fans (My favourite)

OBC Tricks
Here

Fault Codes
Compiled here
Colour List for All BMW's:
Franklyns' List

Tech Data, M3
http://www.bmw-m.net/techdata/95m3.htm

Engine Specs/Chassis Info: -Found by Franklyn, though I doubt he remembers that long ago...
http://wapedia.mobi/en/BMW_E36

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Section II
(Things to do)

Project Sites
Ron Stygar's Unofficial BMWBoredom DIY's

Leather Repair
Leatherique Canada A good DIY on repairing leather

HLM
(Home Depot Lip Mod)
This is the stuff Sama talks about.
I can't find Sama's, but here's Franks write-up

Courtesy of Tom a Front bumper visual mod:
Grill

Low Beam Failure:
I found this randomly

Debaffle Airbox
Brazeau Racing - Air box

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Section III

(For the non-lazy bastard buried inside each of you)

DIY Sites
http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/
Bimmer DIYPelican Parts

Specific DIY's
Door Brake (Dude named jarozila)
Here

Your Steering Wheel Squeaks; (either fix the damn thing or accept your life) (by acoustic)
Spray here

Coilover install/adjustments (Nemeces)
Here.

HVAC Blower motor
http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/hvac_blower/

ASC Delete, (Mainly for track cars, not safe for a DD - if I'm giving this a disclaimer...)
From the lair of the enemy

Courtesy of Randy; The Rear Shock Mount DIY
Well done

...And the infamous Black roof on AW Vinyl:
Not so much

Fix Loose Door Panels
Us and Them

Headliner Glue (Amber and Stephen wax philosophical).
This helped me tons in deciding on what adhesive to use.

A/C Fixes (Words of wisdom by drivinfaster).
Someone might mistakenly call this wisdom anyways.

Brake Light Circuit
http://cparente.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/e36-circuit-switch-diy-the-m3-strikes-back/

Fuel Pump (Jim Spence doing what Jim Spence does. Helps us out).
Go Jim, go Jim...
or
http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/bmw-oem-parts-department-diys-faqs/8287-e36-fuel-pump-diagnosis-replacement.html

Head Gasket Replacement
8 out of 10 Good luck for those who attempt this. Can you will me your car?

Cleaning the ICV
318:


http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=454501

Removing the ICV & CCV (Crankcase Valve) 6 cyl:
(For cleaning, use the 318 writeup)

http://www.dvatp.com/bmw/diy/icv_ccv/

Door won't latch?
This is a good writeup, as posted by BMX325i in Amber's assistance

Repairing door handle
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=709257

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Section IV
Electrical work (When you screw this up, it tends to hurt)

Wiring
Angel Eyes
Chad's Angel Eyes DIY

Alarm Install
Hmm... Clark should have done one of these
Dead Pixels
http://www.macadamizer.com/bmwfix.html

Created by Clark; The Official Lighting Thread.
Well written.

http://www.frankies-bmw.com/3series/diy_index.php
here are some climate control computer tests
http://www.gbnetwork.co.uk/bmw/climatecontrolrepair.html
Fan controller broken on later cars:
most people do this:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143393
But should try this first:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309399

and section IV dead pixels is actually the climate control computer fix
Thanks Terry

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Section V
Detailing: Making pretty out of what you have

Andy's Detailing Guide (Nothing derogatory to say here, he do good)
Andy's Guide

Curb rash:
Shh... this is from an Audi

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Section VI
Simply interesting Articles: (It's not all smart, but it's fun to read)


Yearly changeshttp://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30931
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439972
http://jalopnik.com/5497042/how-a-500-craigslist-car-beat-400k-rally-racers?skyline=true&s=i
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419165

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Section VII
Suspension (Making your car go up/down no more than it is supposed to)


To think about:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364087&highlight=seat

Definitive guide:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1214180&highlight=suspension

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Section VIII
Everything Wheels: (Something something something goes round and round, round and round, round and round)


Bolt pattern
http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse.com/BMW___Vehicle_Bolt_Pattern_Reference.cfm
http://www.vehicle-bolt-pattern.com/bmw-lug-reference-guide.html

Wheel Styles
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=153149&d=1215641545
http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/wheels/BMWWheels.htm
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

Fitments:
http://www.gruppeb.com/BMWwheels/fitments/

Finding hard to find bolts etc:
http://www.sfxperformance.com/catalog/Wheel~Accessories/Bolts/page_1.htm

Section IX
Tire sizes, (the other things that go 'round)


Courtesy of Ken
Offset and bolt help here

Tire size/speed changes here

E36 owners manual (right-click and "save-as")
 

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Fireballs inc.
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aamazing thread
 

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Too soon Junior
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But seriously though...probably one of the most epic threads on the 'Fest. Vote for sticky!


Ed for President!..errr uhh Prime Minister? or whatever you guys have...
 

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good thread (Y)
just a headsup, the realoem alternative is actually bmwfans.info (not bimmerfans.info) - if there are still people out there that are unaware of a site full of such awesomeness.
 

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Fireballs inc.
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ed anything about mods in this post?
 

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The Canadian Prick.
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There's no 'u' in favorite. :rolleyes:
O Rly?
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/favourite

aamazing thread
But seriously though...probably one of the most epic threads on the 'Fest. Vote for sticky!
Ed for President!..errr uhh Prime Minister? or whatever you guys have...
Thanks guys, I've been working on it for a few days, had to stop for Canada Day though (Like Independence Day for you clowns, but better).

good thread (Y)
just a headsup, the realoem alternative is actually bmwfans.info (not bimmerfans.info) - if there are still people out there that are unaware of a site full of such awesomeness.
Thanks for catching that, I'd typed 'bimmerfest' so many times that day it came naturally.
Yay!

Party at Ed's house!!!

I'll bring the strippers!!!!
When you get to Canada, just turn left at the light. (Ma neighbour gots the power). If you cross the train track, you turned right, not left.
 

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The Canadian Prick.
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Thanks to Andrew.
 

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Too soon Junior
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Twoshay.


Touché?


Tooshae?




Alright I see what you did there. :confused:
 

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The Canadian Prick.
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There's no 'u' in neighbor. :rolleyes:

:lmao:
Word Origin & History

neighbour

British spelling of neighbor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
Oh yeah?

Just face it Los, Canadians use English, Americans use whatever it is you use. We get the spelling of our english from the English. Where did yours come from?

:AF330i:
 

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Oh yeah?

Just face it Los, Canadians use English, Americans use whatever it is you use. We get the spelling of our english from the English. Where did yours come from?

:AF330i:
Cuba.

EDIUT: 11:11 four thue wiun.
 
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