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  1. Introducing ME and this BMW E36 Touring 318TDS Project!

    #1 :cool: Hello dear BMW fans. My name is Oliver. I have to say that first of all: for years i've been throwing money at some older BMW's, petrols, because 6-in-line and 90's iconic styling hmmmm... fun and joy? or adoration and thrills rather maybe.... Me i am a...
  2. 1997 E36 318tds well need help..

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi bmw lovers well first of all my english grammar are bad so.. as a first car i really want a bmw but i couldn't afford to much money so i get e36 and i have gone for diesl motors cuz it cheaper and i have been scammed the car have much problems like the windows have broken after 3days .. and...
  3. [E36 318tds] Never saw the cooling fan spinning

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    First of all, I've never experienced any overheating, neither in winter, nor in summer. Even though I've got the car in the middle of summer, the never-spinning fan didn't really bothered me as the car wasn't overheating. But now that I think about it, I have NEVER seen the cooling fan spin, no...
  4. Injection pump removal 318tds

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hy guys. If i try to remove the injection pump with will there be the risk of the timing pinion to drop in the engine? Have a nice day guys!
  5. 318tds idle drop

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    So one again, im here to write about a problem on my bimmer. When i start it idles for 3 sec at 850 (the numbers are with approximation) and then drops causing a rough idle for 2-3 sec and gets back. I tried to find the root of the problem by myself, all i cand figure out was that, this drop...
  6. Warm engine start problem 318TDS 1996

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    So guys, first of all Hello ! So, recently i got a e36 318TDS Touring, super prout of it, but i have a small of a problem, my car doens start as quite as fast when warm as it starts when its cold . I'm goying to leave a lnk to a clip with the warm start and i would like to give some opinions on...
  7. E36 318tds won't cranck

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello to every Bmw fan out there so this is my first post here i'm sorry for my bad english because i'm from Greece anyway i bought a bmw e36 318tds touring 1998 because it was very cheap and i wanted to fix this car so it had a problem with the diezelpomp verry comonn on diezel e36 so i bought...
  8. 318tds tuning

    BMW Tuning Forum
    before all the comments of buy a better car/fit a bigger engine I just need a little advice from anyone with the experience. I will be fitting a boost gauge and increasing the boost. What is a same boost pressure to run on these engines? secondly I am thinking about fitting a variable...
  9. 318tds compact daily build

    So I wanted a diesel daily was looking about but I didnt want to move away from BMW, car will be used my the Mrs too and it will be her 1st car so I didnt want anything too powerful and I'll only be using it to potter about in so I spotted this car on ebay for sale as an MOT failure This is the...
  10. e36 318tds to 330d engine.

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Heya guys. I'm looking at getting an e36 again but I've got my heart set on fitting a 330d engine out of an e46 or an e39. Has anyone got any information on doing the conversion? I can't seem to find much information on it, only a few videos on youtube of first starts. I'm mostly looking for...
  11. e36 318tds remap

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, can the car from the title be flashed or do i have to physically change the chip? 1997 year model.
  12. E36 318tds engine power loss

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, I have a problem with throttle with my tds since i bought it. When i drive and i release the gas pedal, engine speed begins to decrease (with some hang tho) and when i press it again, the car doesn't react, it doesn't pull for a second or two, and then just starts pulling itself after...
  13. BMW 318tds from Bulgaria

    Here i will post my project, i bought this car as daily driver, its not dedicated race car. Its my first diesel car, and i want it to behave like my ex gasoline turbo car ... to rev as high as possible, to sound good, to have big power and good powerband ... i like this engine, because it revs...
  14. 318TDS EVRY Mod / Varible resistor mod

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guys, I have just got a 318tds and its so slow its scary, the person before me turned the turbo upto 20PSI and now its running very lean. I know about using resistors/varible resistors. to trick the fuel pump into providing more fuel but I have never done it on this engine, Can anyone...
  15. 318TDS all of a sudden wont start.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guys. I am fairly clued up to petrol engines but a bit clueless when it comes to diesels. I got the car last night and drove home 250 miles fine, however it seemed to not like starting when hot (it would crank cough and slowly die) Last night I tried to go out again and no problem This...
  16. 318tds (M41 engine) - Workshop manual recommendations?

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    I'm looking for a workshop manual on the M41 engine and wondered if anyone could recommend any sources. I need to remove the cylinder head from my 318TDS and require the location of timing marks etc before removal. Any help would be appreciated. Martin
  17. 318tds aluminium intake manifold?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Need some help, i sow some people adapted some aluminium intake manifold ... i checked 325tds one, and it will not fit, because the bolt pattern is different ... it fit on ports, but not on bolts ... anybody got idea what manifold to get so it can fit, cutting and welding is not problem ...
  18. 1999 E36 318TDS - NOT FOR SALE!!!! yet

    General BMW Discussions
    So i have a 1999 e36 318tds with alpina body kit.. I am thinking of selling it but i have no idea what price range, tge only feason i have noidea is becuse the headgasket has gone. What sort of price do you guys think i should be asking??
  19. 318TDS Touring owner

    Hi guys, I own a 318TDS Touring, and I am new here.
  20. 96 e36 318tds, performance options?

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi, I was looking for a cheap runaround and came across this 318tds touring The thing's in great shape, runs great , price even better so:thumbsup Only downside is, it's really slow, though there is no mechanical default whatsoever Since i've enjoyed my 325tds for a year now i've bought a...