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  1. 1997 E36 323i E30 wishbones fit E36, non floating joint???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys Im getting tramline steering with my E36 323 when going over white lines or manhole covers etc. After a big bust up with the garage that conducted the MOT, i have to fix this issue myself it seems as it was only an advisory not a fail so..... A few questions....... Is it true the E36...
  2. my 1990 e30 painted now

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    well as most of you know i have my ongoing project running, i spent the weekend getting it 1 step closer to painting it , as you know i am not a bodyworker and i am doing everything myself including painting it, this is where i am now in highbuild primer: so what do think then guys ?
  3. E30 M52 engine conversion - map or piggy back?

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    i have a bmw e30 which i have done a M52 conversion on with the M50 manifold and throttle body i now need the car mapped as the parameters in which the ecu worked in have drastically changed i.e there is now no cat and alot of the sensors are not being used in the e30. i spoke to a garage who...
  4. 1992 E30 316i touring engine conversion to 3.5i

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hey, i have just bought a 92 E30 316i touring in addition to my 04 E46 318CI with the intention on using it as a work car for abit as i find a suitable 535i donor car for a engine swap and make it abit of a sleeper :D. Ive done alittle research into it and seems fairly straight forward to do...
  5. 1989 E30 325i - advice needed on thermostat installment

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi. just fitted thermostat to my G reg 325i touring along with the radiator, when i put the water in and ran it, water was dripping from therm't housing. when i took old one out there was no gasket or "o" ring fitted but "o" ring was supplied with my replacement which i fitted. I tried fitting...
  6. 1996 E36 316i compact - is it possible to fit E30 mirrors ?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    hey just thought about puttiin E30 mirrors onto my e36 compact , is it possible with out any diy . cheers :D
  7. 1989 E30 325i touring rear wiper wont turn off??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, i've got a bmw 325i touring 1989 and recently the rear wiper won't switch off, keeps coming on intermittently. the switch seems to be working ok ie the green light goes off. I've disconnected it at the motor so it's currently out of order. Anyone had similar problems??? thanks in advance...
  8. 1990 E30 325i, misfiring engine (FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i have just fitted a 2.5 6 cylinder engine into my 2.0l e30 i drove the 2.5l so i know the engine was sound before i took it out it was running on a gas conversion, now that i have fitted it into my tourer it started first time but has got a very bad misfire its hunting and smells very rich...
  9. 1988 325i E30 Coupe, oil filter housing pressure seal leak.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    :)hi i have a oil leak ,from the pressure valve on the oil filter housing,any one know where i can get a seal kit to fix it,was told this is a common fault,the old girl is 21 years old,but its getting worse,so must fix it,cheers lads
  10. 1989 E30 325 - diff identification

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    the e30 tourer i bought as a donor car i have stripped and disposed of the shell i dropped the whole front cradle with engine and the whole rear beam with diff, it is a straight 6 2500 with getrag gearbox but i want to know if the diff is lsd how can i tell if it is or not is there any id marks...
  11. 1985 E30 320i O2 Sensor: what happens if it's not connected?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I discovered last night that my O2 sensors wire was dangling down. Meaning, attached to the sensor, but the other end was free to flap in the wind, with some elec tape wrapped around it. What would you lads say would be the result? 1985 320i European. Cheers! Rich
  12. 1990 325i e30, Changing from 4 stud to 5 stud hubs/wheels.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    On my E30 it has 4 stud wheels as do all of them apart from the M3 E30, I've been told it's not easy to change to a 5 stud hub, I wwouldn't mind 5 stud wheels fitted as it gives you a larger range of wheels you can fit over the 4 stud wheels. Does anybody know the parts needed to do the...
  13. 1990 320i e30 convertible, noisy heater fan blower.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Can anyone help with how i get to the heater fans as they are making a good old racket and i want to either replace or reset them in the correct position.I am struggling to work out if you access them from the bulk head in the engine bay or through the inside ?
  14. 1998 E36 318ti - changing clutch plates in E30 lsd?

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hiya peeps can anyone help or has anyone done this before??????? iv got hold of a 325 E30 lsd for my compact! And iv had a set of upgraded competition zf clutch plates for it, but wondering if anyone whos done it could put up pics for help or describe it please??????? a friend has said he will...
  15. 1985 E30 318i... what to do to it?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi, im new to this forum but frequented over at e36coupe.com. I had an E36 318is that i smashed on the Nurburgring a couple of weeks ago, gutted. I was going to keep my E36 until i was 25 (for insurance) then get a decent engined E46 but obviously this smash has ruined those plans! I loved my...
  16. 1985 E30 325e/320ia - Apicture of the rear exhaust hangar

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Lads, I'm looking for someone to volunteer a picture of where & how the exhaust hangs from the body on a 325e(or equiv). I believe it utilizes this part for hanging: (one of the twins in this pic)
  17. 1990 E30 325i - spare wheel well removal

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    does anyone know if it is possible to remove the spare wheel well and weld a plate in place or shorten the depth by a few inchs without any major structural problems.cheers.
  18. 1989 E30 325i Alpina - few questions

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I've just bought a 1989 E30 325i Alpina. Its a 316 coupe shell with a new 325i c2 eta engine. the entire car has been rebuilt and well put together. although there are some concerns and i wonder if someone could advise me; how do I check if this car has the following ABS and the type of...
  19. 1990 E30 318i - Erratic Speedometer and MPG Guage

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, I have a problem with my speedo and MPG guage.At constant speed and accellerating all OK, lift off and the speedo drops to zero, MPG reads over to the left. Touch throttle again, back to normal. Sometimes the effect is reversed. Any ideas ??( Note. Car stood outside for 9 months before I...
  20. 1990 E30 325i Touring - A few questions

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Chaps, have browsed this forum before but only now am about to take the bimmer plunge :D Have a deposit on a 325i touring I hope to pick up this week can you guys answer a few questions? 1) There's a rust hole in the nearside arch at the back/base - new wing? The paintwork is red, will a...
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