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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    Ok here goes... Basically my A/C stopped working a few days ago. Ive been doing a few tests but not having much luck So a little background is the aux fan is not working either. I noticed this was not working maybe 1.5 weeks ago when my A/C was actually working fine which was strange as they...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all! First and foremost, I'm new to the forum but glad to have found you! I have just bought a 1996 e36 316i Compact as my first car and I'm excited to say the least. Everything seemed to run well on first inspection and the test drive went smoothly, I had a friend who has owned a couple...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, Earlier this week I used my compact without any trouble, then went to go out later that day, and the car cut out by the time my seat belt was on. The things which are fine / tested ok: All relays, fuse 18, earth on fuel pump connector, The fuel pump works when connected directly to the...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello everybody, I´ve got a 1996 328i Touring which is making some strange noises that seem to come from the gearbox. Two years ago I had to replace the engine due to an excessive oil consumption, the workshop installed another unit from a 528i E39 auto and afortunately it doesn´t burn any oil...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I am looking at swapping my non multifunction 4 spoke bus steering wheel for an E36/z3 3 spoke steering wheel. I am aware I should have a single stage airbag but want to confirm that my steering wheel should have a slip ring fitted to it with 3 screws, I have been looking on ebay at a...
  6. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I have a 325tds and something strange happens to him ... when he does not understand and nothing happens because he had the damaged master injector (which already changes) ... but I do not have a good answer and I tried to change the flowmeter because with the Disconnected if it went well...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Spark plug change on the M43 1.8 engine on the E36. Had a look on the internet and couldn't find any guides for this particular engine - relatively simple task, however if you don't know you don't know! Tools required: Socket handle with extension Long 16mm socket (preferably with rubber...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    New member, first post! Long story short… on a nearby farm rests a 540i (about 1996 I think) - it was parked and abandoned about five years ago. Seeing it buried in a snowdrift and gradually being returned to nature I felt sad for the thing, so out of curiosity I asked about it. The farmer’s...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Im looking for a full black aerial for the back wing for my convertible, a nice short stubby one. I need the whole mounting and rubber washer etc as its all perished. Which ones on ebay will fit? How big is the whole on the back wing for the aerial?
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    So whilst putting the roof down the other day a large bolt got stuck in between the roof flap cover and the roll over hoop jamming the cover in the down position and I hadnt realised when tyring to put the roof up. Needless to say when i pressed the button nothning happend and it took a lever...
  11. Auto Electrical Forum
    anyone got the fuel pump/ injector wiring diagram ? would be grateful for copy or link ?
  12. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi guys iv fitted my front and rear speakers to a 900watt amp and is all working fine but after a few mins of it being on the speakers start playing up.The rear speakers keep cutting out so only the fronts are workin then they come back on for a few more secs then cut out again.Can anyone please...
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Morning everybody! Well, I have decided to bite the bullet and replace the engine in my sport, due to the dreaded Nikasil issue and its huge consumption of oil! I am after a little advice over the best car and year of car to get an engine from please. From what I have read I want a post March...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    well title says it all my engine has just gone bang on my bmw :'(
  15. Auto Electrical Forum
    I have tried to attach an image of the relay/ fusebox- not sure if it worked ! 3 components I am trying to identify all attached on the outside of the black plastic fusebox/ relay housing, on the engine side close to the bulkhead 1) black relay 5 wires, red blue green and 2 browns (from...
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    Neraly at the end of the wire strip out to leave only engine systems prior to engine and loom transplant to a `special`- lost my speedo ! All wires exposed - from under bonnet through to the clocks - where does the speed signal come from/ what colour wires ? AND if there is a good...
  17. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I've tried searching but could only find E36 saloon/coupe info. Anyone know how to remove the headunit on an E36 compact? Looks like a case of using one of those special stereo tools or screwdrivers etc but not sure. Thanks
  18. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Did an engine conversion on a 316i compact , put the 2.8L engine out of a 328i in it we knew the diff would go eventually but i dont want to put another 1.6 diff into it as it will just chew it up as its done with this 1 is there a stronger differential maybe of a diesil model that would fit it...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi. After jump starting my car the ABS light came on on my wifes Compact, coincidence? Can you reset it or is it replace. Thanks Jim
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Chaps, After putting up with the rattling for a few months, i have done 8hrs of driving over the weekend.......its done my head in. Replacement time me-thinks. How hard are these to replace? Is it worth paying someone else to do it? Amos
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