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  1. 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...
  2. 2001 E46 316 compact, clutch gone!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi all this is first thread so here it go's, just seeing if any1 can help me. my clutch has just completly gone theres nothing there it went rgt on a roundout. i had noticed in the past week or so that the clutch was like shaking wen it was presssed dwn bt thn it went n havent noticed anything...
  3. wearing inside of wheels after lowering 1996 E36 316 compact

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    After lowering my car, it has started to wear the insides of the tyres. Ive been told it needs a camber/caster alignment but i dont know what that means? Is there any way to correct this, and how much would it cost?
  4. 1993 e36 316 - Urgent Replacement Engine Needed

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi all, Hope i get get a point in the right direction here.... Here it goes :hihi I currently own a e36 1993 1.6i which i want to make my 1st project car. I just took it to a mechanic who basically told me that it would be cheaper to get a reconditioned engine than fix the one i have in there...
  5. 1997 e36, 316, cylinder head bolt torque

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have read the Pelican Technical Article on replacing the head gasket - but it looks like it is based on the 6 cylinder engine. Mine is the 4 cylinder - will it be a similar operation, or are there any hidden snags with the 4-pot? Also - torque settings for the bolts? Again there are...
  6. 1996 E36 316 - temperature guage going up under engine load.(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have had a good search, but no-one seems to have had the same situation as I have! The temperature guage went up, and the red lght came on when I got stuck in an icebound car park in December (ish). Since then I have kept a close eye on the coolant and oil situation - everything is fine (no...
  7. 2000 E36 316 - Question regarding fitting a larger engine

    BMW Tuning Forum
    hi i could do with more power in my compact i have looked at turbos and super chargers but they seem really expensive for not much end result i have seen youtube video's of compacts with m3 engine's in them but no real description of how it was done i would like to go the route of the bigger...
  8. 1997 E36 316 COMPACT Air Flow meter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Just wondering why is it tht after i have had a complete engine refurb tht when i start the car with the air flow meter plugged in it stalls straight away but when i unplug it it runs relativly ok stall sometimes,(due to me not keeping revs up)? Thanks
  9. 2000 E46 316 - Cost effective lowering? Advice needed

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hey guys. I want to lower my car but obviously (times are hard) i want to do it the cheap way. I know just buying lowering springs is the cheap way but im thinking my shocks may be too long for the springs. Also my shocks are 9 years old and my car has done 80k. Do you think i should put my hand...
  10. 1998 E36 316 - compact interior light problem

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi there. Just a little annoying thing, my interior light works fine, when i shut the door and turn the engine on the light turns off. Whey! Untill i have driven for about 2 minutes then it comes back on and stayes on. Boo! Anyone know why? Cheers :)
  11. 1992 E36 316 Audio Problem (FIXED)

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, Just installed an aftermarket stereo in my 316, but now there is no sound! I've wired the stereo directly to the standard BM plug (soldered and heat shrink), i get a slight flicker of sound if i turn the volume up to full! Any ideas?
  12. 1996 E36 316 Coupe whining/squealing noise from rear!!! (Noise came back!)(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys. Had a post the other night about my rear wheel makin a noise asociated with a dieing cat! Thought I had the problem solved cos after replacing the bearing, the noise was gone. BUT on the way...
  13. 1996 E36 316 Coupe whining/squealing noise from rear right!(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, need help please! Bought my 316, lovely car, great nick for 180k on the clock, engine is lovely :) But after gettin it back, today on the way to the local garage (which ended up being shut) to get my tracking done cos the numpties replaced the front left balljoin and bush but didnt...
  14. bmw e36 316, cold bottom hose/hot top hose, car correct temp with no overheating.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys, basically this is my problem (if i have one) as the car is runnig at temp as it should letting my car idle the temp gauge would go upto halfway and the heater would be hot. GOOD TIMES! start drivin the gauge would drop pretty quick to just above the blue mark giving just warm air...
  15. 1999 E36 316 compact ABS/Traction Problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Help please, Ive had my E36 316i for about a month now and all of a sudden ive got the ABS light & the Traction light come on the dashboard, So i took it down my local garage where the guy plugged it in the computer for free for me and said that there is no power to the ABS pump and its...
  16. 1997 E36 316 COMPACT Dashboard dials(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hey thinking of changing my dials on my dashboard to some nice bright white ones like these...