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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-05-2011, 11:35:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,395
Posted By Picket Fence
Re: Transmission whine

I fixed it! Turns out it was the radio volume control knob. I cranked up the volume and the noise went away (haha, just kidding).

RS, I know that conventional wisdom says to replace everything...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-05-2011, 02:21:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,395
Posted By Picket Fence
Re: Transmission whine

OK, so here's an update. The weather warmed up nicely and I finally decided to swap out the whining transmission. I found two (zf s5d320z) at a junk yard near by, one for $300 and one for $450. The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-24-2011, 02:32:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,046
Posted By Picket Fence
Re: Steering wheel squeak

The OP is over a year old, but it seems to be a common problem...

I think you should start with the simplest thing first. I had the squeak in my 97 M3 steering and it was very easy to fix. I read...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-19-2011, 01:30:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,801
Posted By Picket Fence
Re: Secondary Air Pump Simulator...

I have this same problem. The electric motor in my air pump burned up, and the check engine light came on. I tried to fix it, but the motor was toast. I reset the CE, but it came back on within about...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-19-2011, 12:45:20 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 136,921
Posted By Picket Fence
Re: The definitive guide to self diagnosing your ABS/ASC light.

Excellent info!
This should be made sticky in the diy section.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-01-2010, 10:32:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,395
Posted By Picket Fence
Good idea about bf.c. I completely forgot about...

Good idea about bf.c. I completely forgot about the parts section over there. There was a zf just sold over there for $500, but it looks like the deal went horribly wrong. Check out the "E36 M3 ZF...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-30-2010, 02:35:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,395
Posted By Picket Fence
I thought about the pilot bearing, but I don't...

I thought about the pilot bearing, but I don't think that's it because of the way the noise changes with the load.

If it was the diff, the sound would depend on the speed of the car, but my sound...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-27-2010, 12:52:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,395
Posted By Picket Fence
Transmission whine

I have a '97 M3 with about 170,000 miles on it. It has the 5 speed manual transmission. Lately, there has been a whining noise coming from the transmission. The noise changes pitch with the rpm of...
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