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  1. 1998 E36 M3 Evo - adjustable camber arms?????

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hi ive always wanted that great camber look so i purchased some adjustable camber arms.i fitted them the look was great but after i drove the car it had ruined the ride that much i took them straight off????????? how do the magazines do they sacrifice the car,for the look???
  2. 1997 E36 M3 evo cabrio - Rear roll over bars help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all and thanks for taking the time to read my thread. I own an E36 M3 Evolution convertible I am currentley having the leather retrimed due to water damage whilst removing the rear seats I had to take off the rear roll over bar covers and to my horror some one has simply cut them off and...
  3. 1998 E36 M3 Evo Coupe N/S Window troubles???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    The raise and lower system has an intermittent fault. When I raise the front n/s window it goes up 6" and then lowers. If I repeatedly jab at the switch, the window will eventually close shut. The window lowers with no problem. When the window is "helped" to raise by gripping and pulling the...
  4. 1996 E36 M3 evo - front strut/ camber direction (FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi ive just fitted some ac schtnitzer coilovers. i cant remember which way the camber plate goes back in / which way is the arrow supposed to point. ive refitted it with the arrow facing to the front of the not sure this is right as the wheel appears to be closer in the arch to the...
  5. 1998 E36 M3 Evo - Vanos rattle how long will it last?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi,my vanos has started the dreaded rattle.does any body know how long or miles till it causes problems? It started making noises at 2000 rpm,i did santa pod 2 weeks ago and now it does it at idle. Im doing the modball rally in june which is nine countries in seven days and 3000...
  6. 1996 E36 M3 Evo - Quick suspension Question

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hi Gonna be changing springs and shocks on my M3 evo and was wondering what other parts i should replace on the the top of the shock? Gonna change the top mount for sure, just want to know if any other bits are worth renewing?? (any ideas on prices would be helpful too) Thanks
  7. 1998 E36 M3 Evo - Wheel and Tyre question

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Morning all, I would like to put 19” wheels/alloys on my 1998 E36 M3 Evo, but I am not if they would fit, or any work would need doing? If I couldn’t go 19”, would 18” be feasible? Any recommendations as to what tyres I should go for would be much appreciated. I bought 2 new rear tyres...
  8. 1996 E36 M3 evo, SCRAPING NOISE? possible propshaft?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all. I'm hoping someone can give me some ideas. I've recently started to notice a kind of... 'scraping' noise coming from under handbrake area whilst driving. Its a fairly quiet noise but can be heard when cruising at 50-60 mph and also when traveling slow in 1st or 2nd. Can't hear when...
  9. 1996 E36 M3 Evo hesitating when cold

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi. picked up my new M3 evo yesterday:thumbsup WOW what a car! although i'm a little concerned... when cold for the first 10 min of driving it is very hesitant, drives OK when giving throttle and idle is OK. But if on and off of the pedal is is very jerky. And seems to hesitate. It is almost...
  10. 1996 E36 M3 Evo - brake circuit false warning??? (FIXED)

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Anyone any ideas why the obd is telling me my brake light circuit has a problem but the brake lights are working fine. turn the car off and start it its fine for 5 mins then the message comes back again!!!:mad PS it a 96 M3 evo!!
  11. Intro thread - E36 M3 Evo

    Hi Guys, Been through the pre-post necessities...just found this Forum, usually I'm on, but that a US forum so nice to find a UK one! I own a '97 Euro M3 Evolution 3.2 ~ 321hp, dove on estoril. Absolutely love everything about it! That's about it for now, dropped some pics in too...
  12. 1997 E36 M3 Evo - Possible Clutch Issue,

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Evening guys and girls. I was just wondering if anybody had ever had similar symptoms to the ones i'm about to describe. Basically the biting point of the clutch is right on the floor. I also have issues getting the car into 1st gear, it always goes in but sometimes it requires a bit of...
  13. SMG M3 Evo- Problems!!! e36 1998

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Ok were do i start, what a pile of dirt an dont ever buy one :hihi Have an SMG M3 Evo Coupe 1998 it has the automatic an tip-tronic gearbox.... This car is totally unperdicable, one day you could drive a 100 mile an it would be fine next day you could drive down the road a mile then next thing...
  14. Introducing myself and showing my recently purchased evo

    Hello all, I've just finished Uni and i've decided to treat myself. I've put down a deposit and I can't wait to pay off the full amount in a couple of weeks. It's an E36 M3 EVO, it's covered 74 000 miles. It's got a blowing exhuast and a small chip in the windscreen other than that it's in...
  15. 1996 E36 m3 Evo- braking circuit fault but.........

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all, my obc has keeps coming up with 'check control brake light circuit' but all the brake lights are working!! it seems to come on every now and then but not constant. any ideas why?????
  16. 1997 E36 M3 Evo Engine Seized Issue

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello I currently have a 1997 E36 M3 Evo Convertible and I'm thinking of undertaking an engine rebuild on my M3 Evo, the VANOS unit, went and when I was driving along I could suddenly smell both petrol and oil in the cabin. Tried to get home and the engine seized on me at the lights now it...
  17. aaaarrrrrhhh bloody 1996 M3 EVO is problem after problem!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    im starting to ALMOST regret buying this car, its all looks but all probs aswell!!! list as follows....... a/c doesnt work for a start horn doesnt work rattly shims/lifters are getting on my nerves now iv got a knocking noise from the front at random times, mainly over humps so im guessing the...
  18. What oil to use on new 1996 M3 EVO?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    im guna be doing a oil change soon, any one know what i should use as i havnt got an m3 hand book?? im guessing 15 40 but what make??
  19. e36 M3 evo diff nut torque

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    in the progress of changing the final drive does anyone know the torque setting for the pinion nut? cheers :)