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  1. 1996 E36 318is coupe fuel economy

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hello all just wondering what you all getting out of your 318is.iv only had this one a few weeks and my mrs has had it since because i use the warrior she dont notice how much fuel it uses as she only takes it a mile up the road.i chucked a tenner in it and got 30 miles.this is my 6th 318is now...
  2. 1999 e36 318is - what stainless exhaust + induction?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Can anyone point me in the right direction for a supplier of stainless exhaust manifold , exhaust and induction kit please?
  3. 99 BMW 318is How i would like it to look phase 1

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi all Did a quick photo shopping as to how i would like my IS to look in step 1 should it stay and came up with the below, opinions welcome : Replace wheels with below in a 16" BC Racing Coilovers as i have used these many times and swear by them. At present : With New wheels : With...
  4. 1996 E36 318is - EWS issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I've been trying to read on this alot but I've had not too much luck. I have lost my master key :( I have 2 spare but no responder chip in them. I've heard of a way to bypass the EWS but I obviously don't want to go into detail over a forum thread; I was wondering If someone could...
  5. e36 1999 318iS & 1995 316i - Both making similar knocking noises at idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I've noticed that my two cars are both knocking (literally door knock sound) at idle and accelerating. It is a constant knock, and it seems to be split up by equal lengths of silence...and then knocking. The noise level and speed of the noise stays constant regardless of rpm. The 318iS...
  6. E36 318is Alternator/Battery

    Auto Electrical Forum
    hello hope you can help me, i have a bmw 1992 318is m44 engine e36 and it has been sat on my drive for a little while and now want to get it back on the road, the car starts fine every time but i have noticed that the battery without the engine running is at 12.11 volts and when i turn the...
  7. Bmw 318is dodgy or not??

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey i was looking online and saw nice bmw witch i liked . i was talking to him on the phone about it.. he said that he changed fuel pump this monday (150) euro and its comman fault tat the fuel pump relays go so all i need to do is wire it straight from the battery to the relay to ignition to...
  8. 1999 E36 318is what gearbox oil do i need ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    need some help here i have a new engine and gearbox going in my car next week and i don't know what box oil it needs ? had a look on the web but i have read about 3 different oils to use so i am a bit confused
  9. 1998 e36 318is coupe guide on how to fit fk coilovers

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hiya lads iv just purchased a set of front and rear fk coilovers off a lad on the forum for my 318is coupe,obviously they are in used condition and he assures me he will send everything i need with them in which i trust,so how easy are they to fit yourself and what should i be looking out for if...
  10. 1996 E36 318is Strange noise from battery

    General BMW Discussions
    while changing out my batter today, after i attached both power cables to the battery a strange humming noise started up. A friend said it sounded like the ignition was turned on but i knew it wasn't since i had the keys in hand. I'm fairly sure this is what caused my battery to die the first...
  11. 1998 e36 318is any 1 got a set of these they want to sell me cheers

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    BMW E36 Air Duct Support Right OE 51711977118 | eBay i need left and right side please thank you
  12. bmw e36 318is 1997 inner tierod nut

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi i have been trying to change my inner and outer tie rods on my e36 318 coupe, its a pritty easy job except the inner nut on the tierod is a 32 mm and my spanner is 2 wide to fit on! is there a way or do u need a special tool or small spanner? its really frustrating as its an easy job just...
  13. 1999 E36 318is gearbox oil question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i have just bought a new engine for my 318is and it comes with the box already attached to it and i wondered if i will need to replace the gearbox oil as i have read that the box oil is for life ? can it still be replaced if they have drained it
  14. 1996 e36 318is fuel consumption

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    think the old girl is poorly sick getting about 100 miles between 1/2 tank to quarter round town with some harsh acceleration performance is ok tyre pressures fine no stuff being carried round in the boot. any thoughts on this.
  15. 1999 E36 318is Coupe - engine code?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I'm trying to find out if a replacement engine i've had installed in to my 318is is a M42 or later M44 engine. Is there anyway of finding out from the engine itself? Is it stamped on anywhere?
  16. 1998 E36 318is m tech coupe HEATER BOX has a hole help.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi there I was under the drivers side of the dash to change a failed brake light switch and only to find that a past owner has cut into the heater box just to the left of the clutch pedal as in picture. I can see some angled copper pipes inside but the heater still all works fine just not as...
  17. 1999 E36 318is Coupe, Sluggish since engine change.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have recently had a replacement engine fitted to my BMW as the old one packed up due to damaged valves. Since the engine was fitted I have noticed a substantial drop in performance in 3rd, 4th and 5th gear, especially at low revs. I first noticed it climbing a hill which I go up each day, in...
  18. 1999 e36 318is coupe (1.9) - CRANK CASE BREATHER VALVE does it need replacing?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I had an e39 525i a year ago and its showing very similar symtoms to my 318is, starting it its rough as a pig, feels like a misfire (525i did misfire), so i replaced on the 525i the inlet manifold gasket, stopped for a bit, then was at it again, so in my attempt to take the gasket off again and...
  19. thinking of a diy remap on my spare ecu 1999 E36 318is

    BMW Tuning Forum
    as above really. just bought another engine for my E36 and it comes with the ecu,The engine i bought is from a 97 and my car was built in 98 so i think the ecu thats already on my car should work fine with the new engine ? and i have been looking at the kwp2000 diy remap just to play around...
  20. E36 318is coupe roof lining problems

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi just a quick question I will put my hand up and admit i was an idiot :censored :rofl I tried dying my roof lining black a few months ago from grey and the dye is still rubbing off on everything :shifty: Iv now got some velvet fabric and just ordered some roof lining spray glue, How do i...