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  1. E36 Coupe with Sunroof Headliner Wanted

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi everyone, This is my first post so I hope I'm asking in the right place, I have recently bought an E36 Coupe 323i sunroof without a headliner. The previous owner explained it was removed due to it sagging however currently there are exposed wires with the sunroof controls dangling so would...
  2. 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...
  3. E36 convertible roof motor problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm told that I need a new main motor for my non-functioning 1999 320i roof, and I thought I'd have a go myself. The part my BMW dealer has given me is 8353577, but all I can find on eBay is a Bosch motor with an OEM No. of 13851049, and saying it's equivalent to BMW part 8353576. So is it...
  4. MAF Sensor Housing popping out of Air Intake Hose

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Sorry if this has already been discussed and/or I've posted in the wrong place but I'm having an issue I'd like some advice on please. I have an E36 316i Compact, a couple of months ago the car went into limp mode when pulling out of work. I looked under the bonnet and the MAF sensor...
  5. n s r front lowerarm bushworn

    Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hi I had my car inspected and received this message n s r front lowerarm bushworn Does anyone know what this is referring to/ where this is. Thanks
  6. E36 316i "E2" - What does E2 mean?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello everybody, this forum has helped me allot but I can't find anything about the following.. I bought a 316i from 1996 last month, and on some websites with specs it says that the model is called 316i E2. What does the E2 mean? Thanks in advanced
  7. E36 Engine Conversion

    General BMW Discussions
    HELP !!! Hi guys ! I got issues with an E36 318i LHD saloon and now has the M50B25 sv fitted with ZF gearbox. I did this car from bits (car breakers) around 2 years ago with a friend. Now its not running good , I took it to 3 different bmw "specialists"over 35 days in the workshop. I have...
  8. BBS wheels on 318i

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I’m looking to fit 8x17 BBS alloys with 215/45/17 tyres onto a 1997 E36 4 door. At the moment it has standard suspension, when I fit the wheels and tyres they rub on the rear wheel arch. How do I cure this problem without changing my tyres?
  9. 97 e36 M43 m44 tunerpro

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi All I am new to this forum and looking for some help with regards to tuning M43 and M44 four cylinder engines with TunerPro. The problem is I can't seem to find any XDF or bin files for these engines online. I think the reason is that most people only care about the six cylinder engines...
  10. E36 tds , black smoke no power up hills

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, i am working on a E36 TDS (1995) . there is black smoke and no power up hill. I was thinking turbo but put my scan tool on to see if there was any codes. There were but no code as such. it read 10 start of injection control/solenoid valve and 20 road speed control/control panel. Not the...
  11. 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...
  12. E36 M44 to M54B30 swap

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Afternoon all. I've decided to take on this conversion over the coming weeks. Looking for someone who's done one to run a few questions by if possible...? There is a ready made loom which I intend to use which will save a lot of time wiring wise. What I want to know is; 1. Exhaust - does the...
  13. E36 M3 3.0l wierd electrical issue

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I’ve got an electrical issue that I’m coming to my wits end. Happened last year and still not got it resolved. E36 3.0 M3. Track prepared but still road legal. Problem is this When sidelights and headlights are off the indicators work fine but the nearside (UK) sidelight flashes with the left...
  14. E36 M52 conversion no charging

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I've recently carried out a M44 to M52 conversion on my E36 coupe, its gone fairly well until now, I don't seem to be getting any charge from the alternator to the battery, at first I assumed it was the alternator to put a new one in still not charging. the battery in the boot is only showing...
  15. E36 Door Cards

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    E36 Coupe Door Card repairs I'm investigating repairing both my front and rear door cards the inserts with cloth are sagging Ive seen a few posts but no real replies on them. For those who are familiar the door card inserts are glued to the main door card, and the cloth in turn in glued to...
  16. 1998 E36 restore to modern classic or give up

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All just after some opinion Im at a cross roads with my E36. I have an E36 M44 318iS 1988 S plate been in our household about 18 years (21 years old) with 180K miles. FBMW service history up to 100K then BMW specialist last 80K miles Its very clean, and do get comments from people who...
  17. E36 1996 328i A/C help please

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Ok here goes... Basically my A/C stopped working a few days ago. Ive been doing a few tests but not having much luck So a little background is the aux fan is not working either. I noticed this was not working maybe 1.5 weeks ago when my A/C was actually working fine which was strange as they...
  18. E36 316I 26K miles! needs rescuing.

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Hi everyone, I will keep this brief, the car was purchased earlier this year for my elderly father to use for popping to the shops etc, we jokingly said it would be the last car he ever buys, sadly this has actually proven to be true as a few weeks ago he was taken into residential care as his...
  19. E36 328i soemtimes starts running rough and slow

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, i have had my 1997 328i coupe for over a year now and a while ago it started developing a problem where it would cut out. I took it to a garage and they replaced the cam shaft sensor which fixed it for a while and it completely stopped cutting out. A while after it started having a problem...
  20. 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