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  1. Instrument Cluster - Second hand off a E36 2.8 to a E36 2.5

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I need to buy a new instrument panel for my E36 2.5. I've seen one on ebay which is off a E36 2.8. Would this be fully compatible on my 2.5? Thanks
  2. 1993 E36 2.5 Cabriolet - Instrument cluster switches off whilst driving

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Guys I've just joined the forum and looking for advise as well as sharing my expertise. Anyhow my BMW E36's instrument cluster has recently developed a fault, while when i'm driving the instrument cluster switches off. The dials go to zero and panel lights completely switch off. I maybe...
  3. 2004 Z4 2.5 - Automatic roof problem, advice please

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hi Automatic roof has packed in - console button gets as far as unlatching it, but that's it. Looks likely that the motor has packed up, but my question relates to the manual opening procedure....I've unlatched the roof and lowered the stowage compartment in the boot. As I understand it, I need...
  4. Auto Acceleration problem at 25 mph (BMW Z3 1.9L)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys, this is my first Thread, sorry if this is the wrong place for this... I've a '00 z3 with a M44 engine, when the car is moving forward, even in neutral, when I hit 25 mph it starts to accelerate up to >= 5,000 rpm!, when I start braking and I get under 25 mph the car goes to normal...
  5. E36 2.5 TDS, Changed the heater resistor, fan still doesnt work!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    after a couple of months with no fans, I replaced my heater resistor and the fans still don't work!! The control panel appears to work fine but now really don't know what to do, has anybody experienced the same problem?:confused
  6. E36 2.5 TDS Difficult To Get Into Gear After Clutch Change

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I recently changed the clutch on my 2.5TDS manual saloon. Once we reassembled the car, it was very difficult to get it into gear and you could feel the car being pushed forward when selecting first. It felt like the clutch was not being engaged fully, so I replaced the clutch fork, the...
  7. 2004 X3 2.5 - acceleration pedal flat and revs jump from 1 - 1.3

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi I ahve a oroblem whereby while I am busy driving i lose all acceleration completely and the revs jump from 1 - 1.3 every second. If I put the car in drive thenit jerks forward at each rev. I took it into the garage and they advised that it was due to pencil coil 6 which they replaced. They...
  8. question about 2.5 tds parts on to my range rover p38 2.5 td

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all iv got a range rover p38 with the 2.5 bmw 6 cylinder its manual and its 1994. the thing i was wondering is that the range rover is about 115hp but the tds bmw,s are about 150 hp so what parts have they used to put it to 150hp as iv got access to a 525 tds that i can have any parts off...
  9. e36 2.5 gearbox

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Possibly dropping a 2.8 m52 engine in my m50b25 e36. Would the 2 5 gearbox go onto the 2.8? The car was originally a 1.8 and has had the 2.5 conversion. Would I need to do anything about the loom? Been told if both engines are single vanos I should be sweet? Cheera for any help guys.
  10. 2000 E46 326ci convertible 2.5 litre 190bhp MPG

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Just bought the above car and collecting on weds. How accurate is the mpg on auto trader? Can people give me a run down of their actual mpg they get around town and motorway driving? Thanks Mark
  11. 2.5 in a 316i

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Ok so i took a 316i as a trade in and i realy like it as its a full m3 rep but its just lacking so much in power So what all do i need ? Engine Ecu Wiring loom What is this ews and how do i know if its going to be compatible ? Thanks in advance for your help
  12. 2004 E61 2.5 se auto diversity antenna woes!!!

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi everybody joined this excellent forum last week and didn't think I would be needing help so quickly ! Purchased my e61 last week and noticed awful radio reception and intermittent central locking , having checked online and diversity antenna keep coming up, complained to dealer who told to...
  13. 2.5 inch single pipe exhaust on my e46 318i 1999

    BMW Tuning Forum
    hi all, i've just bought my first bmw,its a e46 318i 1999 which i like alot (i know a 4 pot but my first one). i've been trying to find out what oem exhaust comes on this as i have a 2.5 inch on mine. i think form a little bit of research that it is from a 323i anyone know anyhting about people...
  14. need help on what to buy to turbo my e36 2.5

    Turbocharging your BMW
    hi i am in need of help i need to know what to buy to turbo my e36 i was ganna buy a kit off ebay but got told there not that good so any help would be doing me a big favour thanks
  15. 2005 325i (2.5 litre) poor acceleration

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys. I'm new to the forum, and bmw,s! Please help. My newly acquired car is not running as I hoped. The mpg is about 23, and acceleration is poor. I had it checked for fault codes at a local private garage, and bmw. Both showed no errors recorded. A senior technician at bmw took it for a...
  16. E36 323i Sport touring remap - 2.5 litre with light mods

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Dear vendors, I have a late E36 323i Sport touring which I've completed a rolling restoration on. Such a pretty car, moreso when fitted with a suspension kit and 18" MV1's in it's deep Avus blue. Anyhow, I digress. The mods on the engine at the moment are; - K&N Gen II induction kit with...
  17. M50 2.0 to m50 2.5 both single vanos... What is the bare minimum required?

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Sorry about one of the no doubt most asked question ever... E36 1993/4 Please could you advise, Thank you
  18. HELP! 2.5 & 2.0 cylinder heads?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, Need some help from you guys. My head gasket went on my E36 323i. Stripped the head off and had it pressure tested which revealed a crack in cylinder 3. I've brought a 2nd hand head from a parts place on eBay who's given me guarantee on it if its no good. Whilst checking it over, I've...
  19. E36 m52 2.5 engine problem-help please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have fitted a m52 2.5 engine to my e36 with m50 manifold bbtb and a remap, also fitted complete exhaust including manifolds from engine back. now the the car superbly and is powerful but there is defnittedly an issue with fuel consumption and the sometimes the car is difficult to turn over and...
  20. 730d newbie 3.0 or 2.5?

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi, I am looking at getting a 2007/08 730d sport. Anything I should be on the look out for? Are all these cars 3.0 or are some 2.5? I have had an insurance quote and they insist its a 2.5!?? Log book states 2.5 aswell. Many thanks, dan