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    Hi all, My name is Matthew.
    I have owned a 516 a few years ago but sold her fast as i thought she was a little underpowered!
    I have just bought a 318 1998, got to say WOW ...... I'm loving the solid drive and can't wait to start working on her.
    I'm after some help though !!!! I know, first post and I’m after something !!!! I'm guessing that if your into your E36's (BMW's) that you will enjoy sharing your knowledge with me.
    So, My 318 came with a few faults!!! Firstly there are two warning lights on the dash. These come on when ignition is turned on not when it starts moving so i would guess that means electrical and not hydraulic problem! The first is the ABS light, second looking like (!) centre middle. I’m guessing this is the ASC ? The button does nothing so I’m guessing it’s that. Any advice on how i diagnose the prob?
    When shifting into first I get resistance that varies during a drive. I’ve held the stick against the resistance turned engine off and the stick slots into gear effortlessly so do i guess its a clutch issue ?

    Can some one tell me what goes in the boot !!! I have a plastic tray bottom right that is empty !!!! and a shelf thing above it that I’m going to guess was for a cd changer? If so are all e36 wired up for the changer regardless if one was fitted as I would like one fitted.

    Think that’s enough questions for my first post. Thank you in anticipation for your responses.

    Matthew
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum Matthew

    Your best bet is to post technical issues in the E36 Technical section and title it correctly, e.g. 1998 E36 318 - Resistance going into first gear.
     
     

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    Hi, yea I did that after reading advice on someone elses post ! I'm new to this forum stuff !!
     
     

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    Oh ... Thank you For your post by the way.
     
     

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    Hi Stotty and welcome to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you on board.
     
     

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