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  1. E36
    Hello people! So I’ve some questions for anyone with any experience with Torsen: I’ve got a 1996 316i saloon with standard open diff (not sure what ratio). The car has been engine swapped to a 318is (M44b19). Next step now is to put an LSD. I’ve been searching for an oem LSD for some time but...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guys, so I've been looking into e36's for a long time now, and maybe, just maybe will be able to cop one in the near future (with plans to do a light track oriented build), but am unsure which options to look at (engine wise), and which ignore completely. I'm not sure how it is in the UK...
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everyone, I own a 1997 e36 1.6 compact which started to behave rather strangely when it comes to locking and unlocking the doors. Specifically, the following happens: when (un)locking the driver's door, it starts locking and unlocking randomly which can last for anything between 3 and 15...
  4. Auto Electrical Forum
    Anyone know or have pictures of where all the sensors go and plug up in the engine bay and the block I’ve bought the engine and harness separate so trying to figure out which sensors are which and where they go. My first ever car build project so not that much of wisdom. It’s an m50b25tu obd1
  5. E36
    Hi fellow beemer owners, so I finally started my first project e36. I’ve been refreshing the engine m50b25tu single vanos 1995 obd1 and doing manual conversion into my e36 coupe currently 1.6 auto. So the questions is does anyone have a diagram of where all the sensors have to go e.g which ones...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello friends, I am looking for some advice; a couple of months ago, I bought my first BMW, a '99 316i compact. It ran fine until yesterday, when it developed a substantial leak from the water pump (and immediately overheated). The weather that day was a bit colder then usual, around -10°c. I...
  7. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hello, I’m toying with the idea of putting a rollcage into my e36 saloon. But I’d like to do it in such a way that the interior is intact, ie: still has back seats etc. I’m fairly sure in Ireland to pass an nct the roll cage must be welded to the frame. Would it be possible do you think to...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I recently purchased a 1996 BMW E36. It is originally a 316 but has received an engine swap for an M44B19. 200,000ish on the dash, 120,000ish kms on the engine which was mapped to about 150bhp (so I’m told). I am having an issue with the idle on cold start(first start of the day). It...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hey everyone i plan to manual swap a e36 325is with my current car a e36 318is but when done i want the 318 to still work so is it realistic to auto swap this car that came in manual?
  10. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hi I have a 95 vert originally a 1.8 I swapped a m52b25 into it and had to change the engineloom from auto to manual. The car was cranking and sending fuel but wasn’t sparking. I disconnected the battery and left the car. The car has ews delete on the dme and I have bypassed the ews and cut the...
  11. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hi, Been a few years since i posted on here but since i bought a 1997 TDS i haven't left the site looking for advice! So my first issue is when accellerating lightly such as going from 1st to 2nd gear in low revs the car will completely loose all power (and cut out) unless i dip the clutch and...
  12. BMW Engine Conversions
    I’ve got a 316i coupe (rhd) and I just bought a 323i convertible (lhd) for its engine to swap into the 316i. What parts do I need to change? Any help would be madly appreciated, thank you
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hey guys. I have a 1997 323i manual and got some problems with it. There was quite a bit of condensation coming out of the exhaust, so I changed the spark plugs, ignition coils, oil and filter. Now the problem is, the condensation is not a small amount. And it doesn't always go away when the...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Purchased a E38 on these wheels and just wondering if anybody know what wheels these are?
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    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi all. I want to replace the previously removed heater/blower for the plastic rear window. I've bought a second hand one, checked it with a 12v power source and find it works fine, but the adaptor wiring is not there! Is there anyone that can be bothered to remove the rear seat back and arm...
  17. Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Would anyone have a door rubber/guide that the window runs on? Mine has been a pain in the hole since buying the car as stops window functioning properly
  18. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I've bought some Depo AE headlights and I'm struggling to get the AEs to work. I have a wiring diagram supplied with the loom that operates them but it doesn't seem to work. I've managed to get the headlights and high beams working with the 4 pin adaptor. For the loom I've tested the relay...
  19. General BMW Discussions
    Hey there. So... I'm having a hard time with some of my lights on my 1997 E36 323i Touring. Several months ago, my dashboard/speedometer light started to twitch. Then I found out that it wasn't only the speedometer... but also tail lights, position lights, licence plate lights and the key to...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Hi i just bought my first bmw (1996 e36 318i). I know its slow/weak but when i try to accelerate from 0km/h it feels like its shifting between power and no power. I don't have an asc button so im assuming i don't have that feature. Anybody have any idea of the cause??