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  1. 1996 E36 316 - Water Leak M43 Top Hose Engine Connection

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I've finally discovered where I'm losing cooland from my 1.6 M43 Auto. There's a plastic "elbow" on the RHS of the cylinder head (as viewing from front) which connects to the radiator hose. There's is a trail of coolant coming from the joint between the plastic elbow and cylinder Haed. If I move...
  2. 1998 E36 316 Compact now a 323. Oil light on. (FIXED)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Now not working (used to before conversion somethings different) anyone now which pin are what in the x20 connector i would imagine i have some thing wrong, i used a 1996 323 engine and loom etc but modified nothing, just plugged straight in to 316 compact loom basically thank you.:thumbsup
  3. 2002 E46 316 compact lowering question

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    im looking to lower my e46 compact, its the 316ti and ive got 18" mv2 alloys on it so not looking to go too low.. question is do i go for coilovers or springs?? anyone got any experience of either eibach springs or hottuning coilovers on an e46 compact??? any advise or experiences would be...
  4. 2002 E46 316 - Window problems

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, Apologies if this has been asked before. My rear window (e46 316 saloon) made a nasty noise and stopped working. I pulled the rear panel off and the motor out of the lifter. The cable has tangled badly and is kinked. Obviously I need to replace some parts, is this the regulator or can...
  5. 2002 E46 316 compact - onboard computer issue

    Auto Electrical Forum
    on my onboard computer that gives mpg, speed, clock, outside temp and miles left, it seems that only the clock, outside temp and miles left in tank work, any ideas for why this may be?? surely the speed and mpg should adjust instantaneously??
  6. 1996 E36 316 Coupe Brake Discs Vented or Solid

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I wonder if anyone could assist. I would like to know if a standard 1996 316 Coupe would have Solid or Vented front brake disks. Many thanks Stu
  7. 1995 E36 316 Compact - How Do I Fit Remote Central Locking?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi have been given a non branded cheap remote central locking kit :thumbsup, trouble is..... I don't want to upset the standard system, Is it possible to fit just the remote part in addition to the standard locking system and how would I go about it? I am right in thinking the kit I have would...
  8. 2002 E46 316 compact - key fob issue

    Auto Electrical Forum
    ive just bought a 2001 e46 compact and neither of the key fobs work the central locking remotely, therefore not having a "working one" if i change the battery in either fob i wouldnt be able to re-program it would or would I ??? is there anyway around this without letting bmw take any more of...
  9. 1995 E36 316 - Ignition warning lights help please

    Auto Electrical Forum
    While driving to work this morning all the ignition warning lights came on for about a second then went off. I had no loss of power or anything. Any help would be appreciated. The car is a 316i saloon 1994.
  10. 2000 E36 316 - Compact rear anti roll bar

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hi people Just a quick question Is it normal for my E36 compact not to have a rear anti roll bar? Only asking as I was looking at replacing all the bushes with poly ones and the kits Iam looking at ask for rear roll bar diameter. It's a bit hard to give one when there is no anti roll bar! Boyo
  11. 2002 E46 316 compact rough idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    HELP! My 2002 316 ti se has a rough idle revs bouncing 500 to 700. Have changed MAF and checked for air leaks non found, cleaned crank case breather and throtle body. Still no joy anything else I can do before been fleeced by bmw tech help?
  12. 1995 E36 316 - Mullered engine mount help needed(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi i have recently bought a 316I auto on a 1995 plate i have never owned a bm before so bare with me. it had almost a yr mot so after giving it a check over i thought it was fine. i've been getting a knock as it lands off bumps which seems to be worn wish bone bushes. but when i got these...
  13. 2002 E46 316 Air Conditioning Problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have an E46 N42B18A tourer 2002 model with climate control that suddenly stopped working. The compressor does not activate. I evacuated the system which only had 370g of R134a. I thought the low pressure switch had cut out due to low refrigerant. Vacuumed down, no leaks. Reinstalled 700g of...
  14. 1991 E36 316 - General Issues

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys First post here! Anyways, I have a 316i in a colour that I have never seen before. Its like a Plum. Its not quite bergundy. Anyways, i cannot find the colour on the car anywhere. I have a few issues that i would like some help with; 1. I seem to have a problem that i have had now for...
  15. 1999 E36 316 compact - what mpg to expect/ecu reset

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, just quick question as per the title. What mpg should I be expecting from my 316 99 reg compact (with the 1.9 engne)? At the mo I'm getting 31-32 mpg and thats pretty much all motorway. However I have just changed the breather valve, cam sensor (both faults showing on diagnostic check) and...
  16. 1999 E36 316 compact- oil filter housing

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I'm in the middle of an oil change on my compact, and I'm having real issues removing the housing so I can change the oil filter. Its a plastic screw on cover (no bolt through the middle or anything to fit a socket onto). I've got a strap tool but its so awkward to get to and it keeps on...
  17. 1996 E36 316 compact - Master cylinder problem?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello everyone I have a 316 Compact Nreg, i am going to change my master brake cylinder as i am losing brake pressure when slowly braking, however if i hit the brakes quite fast i do have alot of presure and the brakes work fine. I am told its the Master cylinder, can any one advise on how to...
  18. 1999 E46 316 Leaking vent hose causing idle problem?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have been having a problem with the idling of my 316i for a while, never stalls but idles very roughly between 500 - 1000rpm. I had a look under my bonnet today and i can hear (and feel) a hissing leak in the hose that comes from the cam cover at the back right. Could this cause the idling...
  19. 1997, 316 ,e36, possible cracked head?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    got bmw 316 touring, 1997 e36 model, had head gasket done last year cos it was building up too much pressure in cooling system, had gas crossing over into coolant, now i have similar pressure problem, AA say it may be head gasket, did sniff test but result was inconclusive, my mechanic thought...
  20. 1993 E36 316 saloon-cut out and wont restart-fixed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    coming home from blackpool tonight and my car has been running fine all day, not put a foot wrong once. coming off the motorway sliproad i took it out of gear about 150 yards from the roundabout, as i got to the roundabout i went for 3rd took my foot off the clutch and it cut out. no big bang...