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  1. E36 318iS M42 judders violently in first/reverse with clutch halfway pressed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    E36 318iS M42 judders violently in first/reverse with clutch halfway pressed(not stalling...) Before I continue: It's definitely not just almost-stalling, because it's way more violent than that. :P Just came back from a great trip to the Nürburgring, drove 500 miles without problems, except...
  2. E36 M42 Oil Leak - Unsure what this part is HELP :)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Evening all, I purchased a E36 (1995 318is Coupe) a few years ago- to basically learn some skills (almost like a hobby) fixing cars, changing parts etc. I'm still a complete noob but enjoy it none the less! In the past year most of the work has been done at the rear of the car (excluding...
  3. M42 gasket and injector questions

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Guys Had to take the inlet manifold off my Son's 318iS coupe to change the starter motor (What a job! :shock: ) Anyway, I have the new gasket for manifold to head-its one of the old fashioned fibre/composite type that does all 4 cylinders. Question is, would I be wise to use a gasket sealant...
  4. E36 M42 318is inlet manifold removal advice

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Guys I have to replace the starter motor on the project 318is (M42 engine.) I have the motor and the gaskets necessary, but I'm a bit confused about a couple of points: 1. Can the throttle body be left attached to the upper manifold and all removed as one piece? 2. Do I need to remove the...
  5. 1997 e36 381i m43 problem like info on m42 swap

    BMW Engine Conversions
    hay all, well i got given a 1997 e36 318i with the m43 motor 5 speed man, now the motor has some problem, it sat for a long time then i kicked it in the guts and it idle ruff then will only rev to 2k and not past it, put it in gear and the revs start to die off and stall, give it some power and...
  6. bmw e36 318is m42 clutch issues

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    well boys i got a new slave cylinder after the centre of my old one came out , anyway put this one in bled it , turns out it was the wrong one , i then decided to pull the two apart and put all the new internals into the old one now thats done its in the car but its not bleeding correctly , im...
  7. E36 M42 DMF/SMF question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi from Sunny South Africa I have a South African Spec E36 318i fitted with the M42B18 motor. Sadly the Autotragic transmission has died a dishonourable death, and I am prepping to convert it to manual transmission. The problem I have is that the manual M42 318i's are fiited with a Dual Mass...
  8. 1999 e46 318 m43 motor blown, need help using m42 or m44

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, I am in north america and we never recieved the m43 engine. So I just picked up a e46 with a m43tu19 and its blown. The oil is full of metal shavings and it had bac con rod knock. Its not worth rebuiling this engine, im sure the crank is done for. i am reading a lot of information much...
  9. Ruff idle finaly sorted.....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Well ive finally got my ruff idle sorted out and my rattle at start up :) After cleaning the MAF and looking at other bits and pieces to no avail... Mine started running like a bag of spanners with no power and wouldn't idle, took it to a local BMW specialist who diagnosed that it was the...
  10. Any demand for renting out my BMW Engine Timing Tool Kit Set M42 M50 M52 M60

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have just bitten the bullet and got the timing and vanos tools for my m52 328 so I can crack on and rebuild the vanos unit I searched for ages to try and find ways around it but unless I spent ages trying to fab something together it just wasn’t going to happen! What im thinking is rather...
  11. M42 to M44 this weekend, yeah right...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I've posted an intro, sorry to say my first post is asking for help! Ive dropped a valve or two in my M42, and bought a replacement off ebay. Well its arrived and its m44! Keen to get it in as its my daily driver and need to know how viable it is. I have ascertained its got a few...
  12. Hello! Newbie saying hello, problems with M42 / M44 engine swap :-(

    Introductions
    Hi I'm Ed, and I'm now on my second 318is coupe. First one did 170,000 miles before selling it, so I bought another low mileage one as it had done so well. Well I've buggered the motor already, its dropped a valve. Picked up an engine on ebay but... its an M44!! I am going to post a separate...
  13. e36 318is m42 metallic ticking sound from engine under acceleration

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, I have a 318is 1995 with the m42 engine and especially from cold when I accelerate there is a ticking sound starts from about 1500 RPM to about 3500 RPM and then goes away after that and I can still hear it when it warms up but it is not half as loud the car has 145k on it and im...
  14. 1995 e36 318is m42 - revs holding when changing gear and high idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    SOLVED! 1995 e36 318is m42 - revs holding when changing gear and high idle Right when driving and changing gears the revs will hold and be dragged down with the clutch, And the idle will vary from just over 1000rpm to just under 2000rpm, But at random times it just stops and all is well its...
  15. E36 318is M42 Engine Got spark and fuel will not start

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi I am new to the forum and a pensioner so please be patient. I bought a E36 318is coupe 1986 as a non runner. The engine turns over and there is compression on all 4 cylinders.I have remove plugs and they all spark. After cranking the engine for 30 secs the plugs are wet with petrol.( I have...
  16. convert m42 maf to m44 maf??

    General BMW Discussions
    anyone no how to convert this?
  17. E36 318IS M42 Sticking Accelerator

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Afternoon all, Problem I'm having with my car is that the accelerator is sticking. It's going to be difficult to explain, but i'll give it a go. If i was to step on my accelerator pedal it seems to be stuck, but if you give it a bit more force it will un-stick and jerk the car. It doesn't...
  18. mythbusting M43 to M44 and M42 conversions and M43 16v hybrid engines. (looking for definitive answers!!! )

    BMW Engine Conversions
    After about 3 hours of searching the net looking for a 16v replacement for my 1.9 316i 8v compact i have decided to start a definitive thread on going from 8v to 16v in a e36. All m42/43/44 blocks bolt up to all e36 transmission, manual or auto m42 head will fit on m43 block, but i am unsure if...
  19. Help needed m42 head change on m43 1.8 1996

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi all am looking for some advice I own a 96 518i with a m43 engine is it possible to exchange the head with a m42 16v, and is it just a case of swapping over or is there any serious modding that is needid will the m43 ecu work etc. Amy help really apretiated thanks.
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