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  1. 1995 E36 316i 1.6 door locks.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guys I'm having some major issues with the barrel lock/central locking on my E36. The barrel lock on the driver side is completely jammed, and the passenger side one will only turn to lock the car; which obviously I don't want to do as I won't be able to open it again. My mechanic has...
  2. 1995 E36 318i idles badly

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I was driving my 318i and pulled up at a junction when it cut out. It was difficult to restart and once it was running again it would almost cut out when I tried to set off. I managed to get it home. It is difficult to start and needs some throttle to get going. It idles badly like it isn't...
  3. 1995 E36 318iS- unknown electrical problem

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Recently, I had to replace the cylinder head gasket after a drift day at santa pod, as the head had lifted slightly. After replacing the gasket, when I started it I found that the idle control valve was stuck open, causing the "idle" revs to be at about 3000+. So I have replaced this, and the...
  4. 2009 318SE 1995 CC 105KW O2 sensor replacement

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My car was recalled for a cable replacement on the battery and heater. Whilst in the dealer, they offered to replace the timing chain, as a recommendation from BMW, free of charge. Two days after a period of normal running, the car broke down, after poor running. I had to have the car recovered...
  5. 1995 320i uk conv.

    Auto Electrical Forum
    My passenger side wing mirror has lost its electrical functions, drivers side still working perfectly, is there a specific fuse or am i looking at something more serious? Model 3 series coupe convertible UK 1995. Many thanks
  6. 1995 e36 318ti compact non start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    parked car over nite in the morning car would not turn over, no sound from the fuel. recovered car to work checked feeds to starter, no feed. no feed to fuel pump. any ideas
  7. 1995 E36 328i - ABS/ASCT/ES warning light on

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I am trying to figure out how to check which sensor is broken on my e36, I have the ABS light warning always on, but no code in the DME and it seems that I can't access the ABS module with INPA. I removed the glove box to check the ohm value at the sensors connectors but I am really not...
  8. E34 520i touring 1995 DME replacement

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    First of all, please excuse my english, it is not my native language. I have a big problem with my e34 520i touring 1995 and i suspect it's my dme ( siemens ms40.1 / 5wk9003). The engine is always starting good but after a few minutes idle is starting to bounce between 400 and 1500 rpm and...
  9. 1995 E36 316i Automatic - Intermittent rough idle and occasional cutting out

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Also starts instantly when cold but often 4 to 5 secs when hot. Revs will drop to about 200 then jump to 1000, being an automatic, it would try to move forward. Most of the time it will idle smoothly at 700, occurs more regularly before reaching normal temperature.
  10. 1995 840i Revs dropping to almost stalling on deceleration

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    I have this very annoying problem where I release the accelerator pedal whilst slowing down and the revs drop right down to almost cutting out. This is every time consistently. The car runs faultless other than this. Good acceleration and seems to want to go on to max speed on the motorways. In...
  11. 1995 e36 328i front rollbar

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hi guys on the 328 i got i seen that the front aint roll bar is 25.5mm.Would there be any diffance if i fitted a 26mm rollbar or just keep with the 25.5
  12. 1995 e36 328i whats this part?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    can anyone tell me what this part is for as there's no pipe going to it?Is says vacuum on the side of it and a black and White pipe going to it from the fuse box but no pipe on the other end? And its not bolted to nothing
  13. 1995 - E36 328i - Head unit install... Wont turn on

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Right... I hate wires... see pictures below... I am trying to install this Halfords | Alpine CDE-113BTHAL Bluetooth CD Radio with iPod Connection but when I plug it up... nothing... no power... I had this one in before hand Halfords | Kenwood KDC-4551UB IPod CD Player I plugged in the two...
  14. 1995 e36 328 coupe badges

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    ok ive been looking for some black carbon badges for the coupe project. bonnet , boot, steering wheel.. so many saying genuine,and so many different prices.. i dont want fake badges...!! so does anyone know the cheapest place to get GENUINE carbon badges but not from bmw?? a link would be...
  15. 1995 E36 - 2T Factory Alarm - How to re-program a spare fob (by Sigma) to work with the car ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey all, When I bought my car, I had 2 keys & 2 remote fobs - Sadly I've lost one fob :frown. So I went to an official BMW dealer at my town, and they said my car is too old, so a NEW remote fob costs £50 & re-programming will cost £200. But hey come on! why pay £250 just for a remote...
  16. 1995 E36 320i Problems... (Help?)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, Before I get into my car's symptoms I just wanted to provide a little history. I bought my 95' 320i when I was in second year of university (about 4 years ago) from a used car dealer when I didn't know much about cars. It had around 230,000km on it, but still drove like a dream...
  17. 1995 E36 325 TDS - injector light

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I have an E36 325 TDS (1995) for about one week. The car was in a BMW service before the buy and they found out that the main injector (the one with a cable) is leaking. The car had bad cold starts and I thought that it's happening because of the broken injector. So I bought some used...
  18. E31 1995 840Ci Drivers door window problem -again!

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi All, I am having problems with the drivers door window yet again. When I bought the car the window was not quite seated right and would not go fully up when closing the door. Also the angle was a bit off so it had to be helped manually. I had the window re-seated and all was well for two...
  19. 1995 E31 840 abs light

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    hi all , newbie here with a question. my abs light is on> i have plugged a sykes pickavant code reader into the diag socket and it is showing a fault when in the abs check screen of 02 unknown error any ideas dont know much about the car as i have only just got it. 1995 840ci automatic any...
  20. 1995 E36 318is thermostat Change, how hard and any tips please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All going to do my thermostat tomorrow any tips on things to look out for is it an easy job? Also i'll replace the coolant, what % antifreeze should i use. is there a how to some where? Many Thanks Richard