Cheesed off from Cov say "Hi"...

Notices
 

Thread: Cheesed off from Cov say "Hi"...

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Cheesed off from Cov say "Hi"... 
    #1
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    greggy's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    M3 Evo
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Good day one and all..

    Quick intro from myself (StuartG), our tale of woe and a bit of back ground..

    Its not my car, its my Missus’s car (I rarely get to play in the beemer truth be told) BOOO!
    She spent AGES (2 years) looking for ‘the right one’ and finally came across her now lovely M3 Evo..

    Usual toys, full black leather, totally UN TOUCHED with a full BM service book and less than (when she got it) 70,000 miles (not bad for a P plate eh !)

    With now just under 75k on the clock the bottom end gave up the ghost this morning dumping the contents of the sump and associated gubbings all over the middle lane of the M6 !!!!!!

    Personally i am more of an E30 fan myself but have been saddled with a poxy paxo for my commute, but the E36 Evo is pretty darned special i have to admit (when its running)..

    So popped on to Say “Hi” with a slight undertone of “HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP”

    Be gentle eh ;-)
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    Amos's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    M3 Evolution
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    6 Speed Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe & Vert
    Amos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    884
    Thanks
    1,044
    Thanked 1,074 Times in 829 Posts
    Hello mate.

    Sad news that the bottom end went at 75000!!!!! Thats harsh. My friends is still fine at 160000 miles, and my two are also fine at 99000 and 71000. I think you have had a major piece of bad luck.

    As for being special......yaa....i totally agree.

    Anyway, welcome to the site.

    Amos
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    greggy's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    M3 Evo
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Cheers fella - will add a thread 'proper' when I get a sec..

    (would the top end be much use if the bottem end is sh*gged (As in getting a 'new' bottom end on its own and bolting the existing top end to it etc)) ?
     
     

  5. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6.  
    #4
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    bmwfan's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    523i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2000
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    bmwfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    92
    Images
    10
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by greggy View Post
    Good day one and all..

    Quick intro from myself (StuartG), our tale of woe and a bit of back ground..

    Its not my car, its my Missus’s car (I rarely get to play in the beemer truth be told) BOOO!
    She spent AGES (2 years) looking for ‘the right one’ and finally came across her now lovely M3 Evo..

    Usual toys, full black leather, totally UN TOUCHED with a full BM service book and less than (when she got it) 70,000 miles (not bad for a P plate eh !)

    With now just under 75k on the clock the bottom end gave up the ghost this morning dumping the contents of the sump and associated gubbings all over the middle lane of the M6 !!!!!!

    Personally i am more of an E30 fan myself but have been saddled with a poxy paxo for my commute, but the E36 Evo is pretty darned special i have to admit (when its running)..

    So popped on to Say “Hi” with a slight undertone of “HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP”

    Be gentle eh ;-)
    I read somewhere that as part of the service schedule on the 'M' series engines, the conrod bolts need to be re-tourqed - perhaps this was never done?
    Now driving a 2000 523i auto (with 190k miles!) and a Skoda Octavia 1.8T estate.

    I've had several cars since my last updates here - so won't bother posting pics.
     
     

  7.  
    #5
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    Amos's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    M3 Evolution
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    6 Speed Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe & Vert
    Amos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Salisbury
    Posts
    884
    Thanks
    1,044
    Thanked 1,074 Times in 829 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by greggy View Post

    (would the top end be much use if the bottem end is sh*gged (As in getting a 'new' bottom end on its own and bolting the existing top end to it etc)) ?
    I am no mechanic, so i am unable to advise you on that. You are best off putting your question to the majority in the E36 Sub-Forum. You will get a lot more viewers of your question and more than likely a decent responce.

    Amos
     
     

  8.  
    #6
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    greggy's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    M3 Evo
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bmwfan View Post
    I read somewhere that as part of the service schedule on the 'M' series engines, the conrod bolts need to be re-tourqed - perhaps this was never done?
    I can double check - cheers - that should be in the service book yeah ?

    any way i'll post up in the main forum rather than spamming up my own intr thread hahahah !!
     
     

  9.  
    #7
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    bmwfan's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    523i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2000
    Transmission Type:
    Auto
    Car Body Type:
    Saloon
    bmwfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    92
    Images
    10
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by greggy View Post
    I can double check - cheers - that should be in the service book yeah ?

    any way i'll post up in the main forum rather than spamming up my own intr thread hahahah !!
    You would have thought that would be somewhere in the history.

    Not necessarily in the service book though.

    If it has main BMW dealer history - give them a call - and they'll be able to verify any work done (or not as the case may be...).
    Now driving a 2000 523i auto (with 190k miles!) and a Skoda Octavia 1.8T estate.

    I've had several cars since my last updates here - so won't bother posting pics.
     
     

  10.  
    #8
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    xXxStKxXx's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325i
    Year of Manufacture:
    1993
    Transmission Type:
    man
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North London
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    4,432
    Thanked 6,073 Times in 4,855 Posts
    Hi Greggy,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk...............


    I'll need to speak to the boss-someone can be heard from Coventry lol
     
     

  11.  
    #9
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Joe9087's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E46 320ci M-Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    Manual
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    Joe9087's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    3,447
    Thanks
    1,262
    Thanked 2,701 Times in 2,156 Posts
    Welcome Greggy
     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts