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  1. BMW E36 M3 Compact 3.2 EVO S50B32 + extra's

    BMW Cars for Sale
    The closest drive you will get and have to a Go-Kart and lots cheaper than a Porsche 911!! Up for grabs is my BMW E36 Compact, which from the outside looks standard apart from the twin exhausts and M3 mirrors, but looks can be deceiving.... The sound from the exhausts are fantastic!! Its...
  2. E36 compact suspension

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, I have recently bought a E36 msport compact as a little run around. It has the m43 1.9 engine, only done 60k miles however I really want to refresh the suspension. Any ideas of what kits I could go for? Don't want to spend loads but don't want to buy cheap either. Kind regards James
  3. New guy with BMW e36 compact

    Introductions
    Hi All, I have recently bought a E36 msport compact as a little run around. It has the m43 1.9 engine, only done 60k miles however I really want to refresh the suspension. Any ideas of what kits I could go for? Don't want to spend loads but don't want to buy cheap either. Kind regards James
  4. e46 compact doors and front wings

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, please could anyone let me know if the e46 saloon or estate front doors will fit an e46 compact, same question for the front wings.
  5. E46 Compact Speaker Recommendations?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi guys, I'm looking to upgrade my compact front speakers with some 6.5" components. Has anyone got any recommendations for a decent pair under £150 that are shallow enough to go in the doors. And on that note, does anyone know the mounting depth of the compact doors? Thanks
  6. E46 Compact swap... opinions?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys. Recently purchased a 2003 pre-facelift 320td compact with 99k on the clock for £900. All is well and I’m working through maintenance on the car to get it to my standards, along with removing the hundreds of M badges the previous owner plastered all over it! I then came across an...
  7. 2004 318Ti Compact power problem, please help!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all, I'm at my wits end with my compact! About 8 months ago my EML light came on and the car started running really rough (intermittently) on start-up and idle but cleared once driving. I took it to a garage and was told there was a misfire on cylinder 4 (plugs and coils were changed...
  8. 2003 320td Compact - Power Fold Mirrors

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, My old compact had power fold mirrors, and they were great as parking on my road is pretty tight, and half the cars on here have duct tape holding their mirrors on. My new compact doesn't have power fold mirrors, just electric heated ones, but theres a pair for sale on eBay, and...
  9. 2003 320td Compact - Super Service

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Just bagged myself a 2003 320td SE Compact with 99k on the clock for £900. Needs a bit of TLC and tarting up a bit, but overall it's in pretty incredible condition for £900, i'm very impressed! Everything works as it should, and it drives great, full service history and 2x keys etc...
  10. e46 compact VVT motor issues

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all Hoping someone on here can help me, so my 318ti compact has developed a rough idle ive changed both cam sensors, both valve solenoids, coil number 2 has it was broke and wasnt clipping in correctly but when i start it up it will rough idle under 1000rpm for about 10-20 seconds then...
  11. 320 Diesel Compact Rocker cover gasket diy

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello all My rocker cover is leaking oil, and I've been looking for a diy guide/video to replace it. I've been through scores of YouTube video, but all of the diy guide are for petrol cars. I will appreciate your guidance expertise to assist me in getting this task completed. It's the m47n...
  12. no 12v at pin 30 fuel relay 1996 316 compact

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, Earlier this week I used my compact without any trouble, then went to go out later that day, and the car cut out by the time my seat belt was on. The things which are fine / tested ok: All relays, fuse 18, earth on fuel pump connector, The fuel pump works when connected directly to the...
  13. changind e46 compact rear brake lines

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all So i am finally getting around to my only mot advisories on thats the rear brake lines as they have started to leak, now i know they go up on over the fuel tank and then run down the centre of the car with 2 other pipes. My question is can i cut them there where start to run down the...
  14. Compact e36 1.9 Petrol - HT Leads Solid Can't Remove

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all My HT leads are not budging, there are little metal clips at the bottom of the Spark Plugs. Are these a part of the HT Lead or engine. Basically do i have depress these to remove the HT Lead? Thanks
  15. E36 compact totally dead

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey, I have an E36 compact with m50b25tu engine fitted. I pulled onto drive to load up for a drift event tomorrow and when I went to move car it was totally dead. no ignition lights, doesn't crank, nothing. Also keyfob wont lock/unlock doors, sounds like they are working but they don't actually...
  16. Compact 1999 1.9 316i desperately need drivers exterior door handle.......

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Compact 1999 E36 1.9 316i desperately need drivers exterior door handle....... Hi people Does anybody have or know anywhere that's selling the above mentioned part? Cheers :hihi
  17. E46 318ti compact 328 or 330 conversion

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi im new to the forum. Currently i own a 320d daily workhorse but have recently got a 2001 e46 318ti compact. Ive never been a compact fan always thought they were hairdressers car or girls bm but after driving the wee car i liked it and impulse bought it but i want to upgrade it. I can do all...
  18. BMW 316TI Compact Coilovers issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all. So I have a 2005 e46 compact. So I just installed coilovers on the back of the car and the whole left (passenger side) has dropped as soon as you put some wight on it. So I thought I’d screw the cup higher and it’s all the way up and still dropped. The drivers side is on the lowest...
  19. 2005 316ti COMPACT headlight strange occurrence

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I got in my car after work today and found that the headlights would not switch on. Sidelights OK but no headlights or main beam. I though perhaps I would be OK to drive home if I stuck to main roads which are pretty well lit. Anyway, after setting off I realised that I had left the...
  20. 1995 e36 318ti compact non start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    parked car over nite in the morning car would not turn over, no sound from the fuel. recovered car to work checked feeds to starter, no feed. no feed to fuel pump. any ideas
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