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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-22-2018, 03:31:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Curious...How Many Do Own Alignment?

Here another alignment DIY with a laser
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/711044/
I also have tried that laser method on my E32 750 also to compare, but comparing the Trakrite method and the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 08:43:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Curious...How Many Do Own Alignment?

I do it since about 10 years, using a Trakrite tool made in the U.K.
http://www.gunson.co.uk/product/G4008
demo Gunson Trakrite.flv - YouTube
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-19-2018, 03:54:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Eric M3
Re: 1998 German language ETM

yes, for me too, but the old link from palar...in Ger no longer worked and the above one I found recently, a copy of that.

Maybe this is also of interest to you, 13 pages German language
1210.21...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-18-2018, 11:52:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Eric M3
1998 German language ETM

Here one for download, download before it disappears again from the net. Might be interesting for those which have a EURO spec. version...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-25-2018, 05:34:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Help Me Fix My AC Woes

Did you already check the wires? It says wire from SG = in German Steuer Geraet = control panel to component or component itself faulty.

instead of the NLA control panel you can also check fot the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-24-2018, 11:52:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Eric M3
Re: front lip repair question

Already sanded the small scratches today and applied bumper and trim paint, not a perfect fix, but acceptable. Next time a repair is necessary I will use epoxy-based filler for repairing small...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-24-2018, 03:42:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Eric M3
Re: front lip repair question

I have a OEM spoiler lip new on stock, but the original one just has some small scratches and that would be waste of money to scrap it now because of some scratches and such a repair does not take...
Forum: M3Forum Welcome Center Sun, Sep-23-2018, 02:34:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Eric M3
Re: New E36 member

Hi Ryan, maybe you check out for remanufactured driveshafts, for example here is one for $335, BuyAutoParts 91-00812R (Driveshaft - Remanufactured)
Remanufactured for BMW M3 1995-1999 E36 Chassis -...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 01:24:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Eric M3
front lip repair question

I have the original E36 M3 front lower lip spoiler 51112251767 installed, this one https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/front-bumper-lip-spoiler/51112251767/ and that has some minor...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 12:08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Gauging interest in a trans tunnel insulation sag fix

I fixed it 2 years ago as temporary solution by cutting the old insulation above the guibo, so that the "flapping" sound is gone.
I will leave as it is for the moment till the trans has to come out...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-11-2018, 04:03:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,206
Posted By Eric M3
Re: ...headliner question

Did it DIY with a buddy, 1 day approx., we were not in a hurry. Headliner DIY is relatively easy, did the first one on my E32 750iL abt. 15 years ago and by now more E32, E34, E31 and E36, some pics...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-10-2018, 03:38:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By Eric M3
Re: E36 M3 Control Arm Refurbish

There are a lot of other threads on this subject, we have one here in the forum since 2012 with very detailed instructions and pics for DIY, part numbers etc...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-28-2018, 03:10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Insulation Underneath and Around Transmission

my one was hitting the giubo, fixed it 3 years ago, as I have a pit and a transmission jack, it made it easier for us. Exhaust must come off. So we loosened the 6 copper nuts M10 in the front (had 6...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-10-2018, 02:53:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Oil Level Sensor?

Would have been better if they kept the oil level switch and warning.

On my E32 750iL from 1988, there are even 2:

There are TWO engine oil level contacts on the M70 (maybe also on the other...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 03:23:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Driver's side door

No problem here too with the doors.
If the doors close harder, often the case is a shrinking door gasket, that one can repair DIY, shown here on an E34 based on my idea...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-31-2017, 06:47:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,692
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Headliner materials?

I have done a lot of headliners on E32, E34, E31 and E36 over the past 15 years. With foam is much easier to hide wrinkles, glue penetration, rough board surface.
Have done it on my M3 2 years ago...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 09:46:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Eric M3
Re: ZF-Power Steering Pumps Discontinued

and plenty of reman ones are available, I just googled with the part number, for example
General Ricambi
ERA Benelux
SPIDAN
LIZARTE
TRW

The seal kit is only for leak repairs, did already...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 02:51:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,234
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Fix a sagging glove box door.

The button is broken where the spring goes in, easy to repair, did that on my M3 5 years ago, quite common problem. Done in 5 minutes
23 Push button SCHWARZ from 09/1993 51168170671 $2.53
23...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-07-2017, 04:44:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Anyone in Central Florida have a Radiator Drain Plug I can buy and pick up today?

In the worst case use temporarily a brass screw M10, original dimensions are here : Spanner Size:13; Thread Size: M10; Material: Plastic; Length [mm]:17,5.
Screw Bolt M10 X 1.5 pitch
fitting...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-05-2017, 11:29:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Bypassing the CCM to avoid "Low Beam Failure" message on OBC.

For the case that you cannot enlarge the pic on the German Forum, here the German Info LKM-L and LKM-B for E32 which explains cold and hot checking, Warm- und Kaltueberwachung, same for E34
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-05-2017, 11:22:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By Eric M3
Bypassing the CCM to avoid "Low Beam Failure" message on OBC.

Yes, I am 100% sure, the E32 has hot and cold checking, but there were 2 different versions of LKM in the E32, LKM-B = Basis, and LKM-L, Luxus, and the LKM-L as installed in my 11/88 E32 750iL has...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-05-2017, 07:20:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Bypassing the CCM to avoid "Low Beam Failure" message on OBC.

That started already with the E32 7 1988-1994 series (in Europe even from around mid 1986), hot and cold checking of bulbs. So even when lights are not switched on and something is wrong with the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-31-2017, 04:26:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Eric M3
Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

You can contact the seller for the M-Rain + Alcantara by PM on Bimmerforums, his name is BimmerBreaker
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-31-2017, 03:08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By Eric M3
Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

Better get some new M-Rain fabrics from here
Reproduction of E36 M3 "M Rain" fabric https://www.bmwfabric.com/
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Aug-20-2017, 12:52:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Cooling System Refresh DIY - Water Pump, Belts, Pulleys, Coolant Flush and Bleed

Changed my water pump yesterday after 55 kmiles, bearing was almost seized and made a loud noise, just on time before more would break.
Seems to be that was still the original ex factory pump, with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-05-2017, 09:29:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Eric M3
Re: when does the torque converter go into lockup?

Yes, ATF drain, fill and filter change is recommendable, my wrenching buddy is doing that quite often in my garage, as I have a lift+pit. He is doing a special valve body service by cleaning the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-04-2017, 02:17:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,375
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Does the E36 M3 tranny have a VIN stamped on it?

That EH07533 VIN sticker is on a manual transmission, do the automatic transmissions also have a VIN on E36 M3?
I have checked on my 5HP18, can only find the ZF plate with ZF serial number,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 12:11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Eric M3
Re: when does the torque converter go into lockup?

here are pics, someone made a test drive with a computer https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2352093-when-does-the-torque-converter-go-into-lockup
quote
I drove my car with my laptop...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-30-2017, 11:42:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Eric M3
Re: when does the torque converter go into lockup?

Here is some info for E36 from around page 260, shift points at ...RPM etc, different automatic transmissions and engines, technical data...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-30-2017, 02:24:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Eric M3
when does the torque converter go into lockup?

Just out of interest I would like to know what criteria are standard requirements that the 5HP18 torque converter on a 1998 M3 U.S. spec locks up?
Car is all standard, no different final drive,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-06-2017, 12:40:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Hazard warning switch removal

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=140908
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-09-2017, 01:03:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,861
Posted By Eric M3
Re: odometer cluster stickers

also the official dealer parts list show 71212122085 as label for fuel and not engine oil level, see for example leebmann24 in Germany, officially BMW dealer
Teilenummer 71212122085 ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-08-2017, 04:47:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,861
Posted By Eric M3
Re: odometer cluster stickers

Still have my original sticker installed. As for part numbers:
Label "premium fuel unleaded" ENGLISH 95 OCT. 71212122085
Label "premium fuel unleaded" ENGLISH 91 OCT. 71212122367

the ebay...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-26-2017, 03:57:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Sachs front struts

I replaced my front ones last year, here some pics old/new when I did one side, maybe that helps
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-p73Q7_WguxI/UEIPJy6gL8I/AAAAAAAAAcQ/p6VSlAXbmPo/s1600/P1160648.jpg
Sachs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 05:30:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Eric M3
Re: A1 cardone steering pump

The seal kit is just for re-sealing when the pump leaks, but not for the bearing. I used similar seal kits for E32 750 double vane ZF pumps, not that difficult.
But if the bearing is making...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 05:25:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Engine Support Bar and Its Use.

Can you post a pic of that brace?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-10-2017, 08:06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Car stalls, low beam failure OBC but no problem?

Battery from 2005? Better check it with a load tester, it could be the problem, testing with a multimeter does not show the problems, must be tested under load.
In case you come up to my area, I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-10-2017, 07:53:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Engine Support Bar and Its Use.

Nothing special to consider, I have a similar one like the HF version, just used it last week on an E32 750, as we had to remove the front axle and lower and upper oil pan. Everything is adjustable,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-26-2017, 10:10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Door Won't Unlock Both From Inside or Outside Car

That is the purpose to make a lock system bullet proof against car theft.
This is the info from an old T*S for the E34 rear doors, maybe also works on the front on E36:
E34 locked rear door...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-22-2017, 08:36:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Possible front windshield DIY coming soon, questions.

Have so far removed from 1 E32 parts car windshield and the rear glass, wanted to keep them as spare. Bought the extra cutter (knife that was bent at a 90 degree angle with a chain and handle on it),...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-20-2017, 10:51:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Seat went from twist to gangster lean in 1 move

Well, then you have to check it and find out.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-20-2017, 05:53:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Seat went from twist to gangster lean in 1 move

E36 FAQ seat gear replacement
http://www.odometergears.com/documentation/E36_Seat_Gear_Replacement.pdf
as you are located in Italy:
Non-US Spec Seat Gears



BMW Non-US E36 Seat Gear
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-20-2017, 03:27:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Instrument cluster light working intermittently

The printed circuit board in the instrument cluster expands as the car heats up and shinks as it gets cold. This leads to the failure of solder joints on this circuit board. Some have tried and had...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-20-2017, 02:20:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Power steering cooler kit

For track read this
NJBMWCCA E36 POWER STEERING HOSE
http://njbmwcca.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NJBMWCCA_E36_POWER_STEERING_HOSE_Rev0.pdf

Have done that 3 years ago on my M3 and it works...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-20-2017, 02:07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Eric M3
Re: CarFax anyone?

Read the forum rules http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/announcement.php?f=10&a=51
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-10-2017, 09:29:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Aux fan not working

My pusher fan was also not working, found out that the spades of the relays were oxidized, sprayed some contact cleaner and enhancer on them and the socket and problem was solved.
Same happened on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-10-2017, 09:18:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Eric M3
Re: 1997 m3 sedan automatic question

The procedure how to fill is shown here on the europeantransmission site
http://www.europeantransmissions.com/Bulletin/BMWtechinfo.htm
keep the old tranny, maybe a valve body overhaul and cleaning...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-06-2017, 11:29:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Fix for heat insulation on drivetrain?

I just cut the portion which was hanging ober the trans and the guibo and that was touching the guibo while driving.
Did it last year and since then no problem, no need to cut off much. BTW: it is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-29-2016, 01:17:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Pusher Fan Not Working

My pusher fan was also not working, found out that the spades of the relays were oxidized, sprayed some contact cleaner and enhancer on them and the socket and problem was solved.
Same happened on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-08-2016, 04:16:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Eric M3
E36 M3 s50b32 fuel pump issue

Is that only after the car has been parked a long time, or also when you switch engine off and on again?
In case it is after long time off, then the check valve inside the fuel pump is defective and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-25-2016, 02:50:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Aftermarket alarm to factory plug -E36. Need some help.

I bought the rattlesnake unit with 2 remote controls for less than EURO 30 from *bay.
The United Auto Security (UAS) device is basically the same, but it is plug and play, so to make my rattlesnake...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-24-2016, 02:58:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Aftermarket alarm to factory plug -E36. Need some help.

Thanks for the above information.
As I am just preparing to install an aftermarket key less entry on my 02/98 M3, here is what I found for a Z3, should probably be the same for the E36 M3, for info...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-04-2016, 08:56:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Anyone tried steam cleaning engine bay?

Technical Service Bulletins - Engine - High Pressure Steam Cleaning Warning

Group 12 Engine “ Electrical Bulletin Number 12 03 89 (1838) Woodcliff Lake, NJ March 1989, Technical Dept.

SUBJECT:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-24-2016, 12:45:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Eric M3
Re: S50B32 fuel pump replacement

o.k., now I got it, thanks. Misunderstanding on my side.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-23-2016, 11:46:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Eric M3
Re: S50B32 fuel pump replacement

Still do not understand why that should be special, if one just wants to change the pump and not the complete unit. According to Bentley Repair manual
fuel pressure 6-cylinder
M50/S50US 3.0 +/-...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-23-2016, 10:12:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,715
Posted By Eric M3
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

Maybe just a regulation to make sure that it works, same like in Germany the first aid kit: Verbandskasten Verfallsdatums according to DIN 13164, penalty is 15 EURO if the police checks and finds...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-22-2016, 05:05:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,715
Posted By Eric M3
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

still works fine, some weeks ago I tried one from a 1988 E32 750iL I parted here in Japan. Every Japanese car needs to have an emergency flare. Can be ignited the way you lit a match. It will burn...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-20-2016, 03:31:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Eric M3
Re: S50B32 fuel pump replacement

I assume the idle regulating valve?
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BG93-USA-05-1998-E36-BMW-M3&diagId=13_1710#13411744713
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-20-2016, 02:20:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Eric M3
Re: S50B32 fuel pump replacement

If you urgently need one in Kyoto, I have single pumps on stock here in Japan, can send out same day, I sent you a PM.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-19-2016, 11:26:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Eric M3
Re: S50B32 fuel pump replacement

What is special for the B32 fuel pump? Same # is used in many E36
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=16146758736&series=E36

complete unit is pretty expensive: Delivery unit, right EKP-VDO...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-19-2016, 03:01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Possible alternator issue?

"Now we all know why it is called an IDIOT LIGHT!" http://www.misterfixit.com/idotlite.htm
The bulb in the dash panel is part of the charging circuit. It is required to be functional to supply the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 11:02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Possible alternator issue?

Unlock the OBC and set it on test # 9 to see the volts.9 = System Voltage at terminal R
How to: http://www.bimmerinfo.com/E36_OBC_tricks.htm

Might be the voltage regulator.
If the battery light...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-16-2016, 02:46:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,715
Posted By Eric M3
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

If you want a B12, my buddy still has 2 in his warehouse in the Japan Alps
http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/shogun/warehouse2.jpg
plus 1 E32 750iL Highline and one short wheel base 750i E32....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-16-2016, 06:10:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,715
Posted By Eric M3
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

If you need a wrenching place or want to wrench with us, come over to my place near Tsukuba City, have a pit and lift, welding machine, 20T press and all the goodies. 1 hour drive from your place,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-02-2016, 11:05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Check-control module failure

Brake circuit warning and brake light warning are different causes. Brake light is the bulb or the bulb holder, if you have the brake circuit warning, most probably the brake light switch is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-23-2016, 04:18:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Eric M3
Re: E36 M3 - Cooling system bleeding procedure

The simplest method maybe a vacuum bleeder. Hook it up, switch hoses, you're done.

or there is this for the E36, copied from a typical instruction:
Refilling the Engine Coolant
Step 1: Using a...
Forum: M3Forum Sponsor Announcements and Specials Sat, May-14-2016, 02:04:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,889
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Introducing the Schwaben Professional BMW/MINI Scan Tool

James, what is the exact month/year of your employee's E36?

Also still waiting for some actual experience on E32 7 series, as I also have a 11/88 750iL.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-06-2016, 01:29:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Rhythmic thumping from under my car.

Thanks for the info, it is always good to read at the end of a thread how a problem was solved.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-06-2016, 01:25:35 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,026
Posted By Eric M3
Re: DIY: front control arm balljoints

That are the standard dimensions and this thread is how to change them and how to press them in, so all are doing it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-05-2016, 03:43:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,026
Posted By Eric M3
Re: DIY: front control arm balljoints

I just found dimensions, thread, pitch etc on a German website, just for info:

31121126254 outer ball joints
Konussteigung/cone pitch: 1/10
Konusmaß/cone size [mm]: 14,4 ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-31-2016, 04:07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Rhythmic thumping from under my car.

I had the problem that the sound insulation above the transmission, giubo and driveshaft came down, quite common on E36. It was touching the giubo and I even could see at the outside of the giubo the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-29-2016, 09:11:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 137,556
Posted By Eric M3
Re: The definitive guide to self diagnosing your ABS/ASC light.

No issue on my car, just was interested in the repair possibilities in case I have such a problem in the future. Thanks for the comment about the pics and the pinouts.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-29-2016, 03:55:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By Eric M3
Re: OBC Unlock problem

Had the same problem today. Tried it the way described by Nate325 and that worked. Thanks for the info, Nate.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-28-2016, 03:03:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 137,556
Posted By Eric M3
Re: The definitive guide to self diagnosing your ABS/ASC light.

Basically it is possible with the V8 in an E36 chassis, Alpina did it for example, but very difficult, engine not mounted from below, but from above http://www.alpina-archive.com/?page_id=59

But...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-27-2016, 03:09:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 137,556
Posted By Eric M3
Re: The definitive guide to self diagnosing your ABS/ASC light.

Has anyone downloaded the pics and can post them again? Would be very helpful, that is a good thread.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-26-2016, 04:17:40 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 137,556
Posted By Eric M3
Re: The definitive guide to self diagnosing your ABS/ASC light.

@WRXEATR
the pics in your first post are no longer working, can you please update? Thanks
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=341672
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-12-2015, 07:56:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Drive shaft tunnel insulation

Fixed it today, as I have a pit and a transmission jack, it made it easier for us. Exhaust must come off. So we loosened the 6 copper nuts M10 in the front (have 6 new of them ready) , but did not...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-09-2015, 08:44:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,848
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Chinesed! Behr Coolant Overflow Tank

This alternative offer is certainly a double sided sword.
On one side they know that only for new production they get orders from the car makers for quality parts made by them. But here they are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-09-2015, 06:09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,848
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Chinesed! Behr Coolant Overflow Tank

When you find a super cheap Behr / Hella product it is for sure a product out of their socalled Alternative Products Range and NOT the original Hella / Behr quality. Here is a flyer with important...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-09-2015, 12:52:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Drive shaft tunnel insulation

As I have the same problem now on my 98 M3, I searched in the net and found this idea with a steel spring bracket, might be of interest for others too
My one looks similar to this one...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-20-2015, 07:23:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Eric M3
Re: P/N for Fuel Hose Holder on Dipstick Tube

Clip 13531247441 https://www.ecstuning.com/ES2675063/
From:09/01/1994,Supersedes: 61130302616(02/25/2003 — 02/12/2007)
Part 13531247441 was found on the following vehicles:
•3' E36   (02/1991 —...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-08-2015, 11:43:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Eric M3
Re: SRS Airbag Reset Houston

Be reminded, that cheapo Chinese made B800 airbag tool offered on Amazon and Ebay does not work on all E36 built years, I have tested that and it confirms what the honest sellers also mention in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-08-2015, 10:05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Dinan chip and manipulation dot

Mileage is not what triggers the tamper light, a mis-matched VIN running across one of the 3 modules (LCM, Cluster and DME) is what triggers the light.
The tamper light is only thrown when the VIN...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 09:55:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Aux fan failure conformation.

Sunday I had a problem that the aux fan stopped completely. Temperature here was 38 degree C, had wife and son with his wife and 8 month old baby in the car, on the highway traffic jam and the needle...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-08-2015, 05:52:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By Eric M3
Re: low coolant temp at instrument cluster

"is the warning for a low coolant level or low coolant temp?"

The warning is for low coolant level, there is none for low coolant temperature, you can only see the temp at the gauge always low. In...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-03-2015, 10:54:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By Eric M3
Re: low coolant temp at instrument cluster

First check the wiring and the plugs on the connector. I had that 2 weeks ago, gauge always showed as you have now= too low. I disconnected the temp sensor wires, cleaned them and used contact spray,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-06-2015, 02:48:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 28,626
Posted By Eric M3
Re: E36 Rear Spoilers Info Please

I bought a rear spoiler from an E31 owner, actually the same spoiler is used on E36 and E31 as it looks like. Never installed it. For the speed I can drive here on the Highway with max 100 kmh I do...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-04-2015, 09:52:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Eric M3
German language ETM 1998 E36 model year

Can you post a or some links of German language online ETM's with EURO spec. That is the only one I found for 1998, till last year it was online, now only available via wayback machine.
But for the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-01-2015, 09:04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Eric M3
German language ETM 1998 E36 model year

Includes M3. Best is you download it as I recovered it with the wayback machine
Pruefanleitung Fahrzeugelektrik/-elektronik Deutsch
Baureihe 3 - E36 316i, 318i, 318iS, 320i, 323i, 328i, E36 M3, 318...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-11-2015, 02:23:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,059
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Guibo (alternatives?)

@Alex
about 1 year has passed now. Can you tell us details about the experience with the one you wanted to install?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-20-2014, 01:40:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,180
Posted By Eric M3
Re: E36 M3 owner's age?

I am 65 and that will increase definitely the average age of the M3 owners ;-)
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-19-2014, 10:08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By Eric M3
Re: automatic transmission fluid change

No, I also do not use it. OEM = Dealer price. For example Esso LT 71141 can be replaced by Castrol Import Multi-vehicle (ATF) Automatic Transmission Fluid
as per their data sheet: Recommended for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-19-2014, 09:54:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Eric M3
Of course not dedicated, but my above posted part...

Of course not dedicated, but my above posted part number for the owners manual includes at least the Convertible, and it is a 07/1998 print version.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-19-2014, 07:04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Dedicated Owners Manual for 1998 Convertible?

Owner’s Manual for the vehicle. $ 40.95
With a quick reference guide for your convenience
edition for part no. 01 41 9 790 377 07/98, (01419790377)
includes Sedan, Coupe, Convertible,
318i,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-28-2014, 01:32:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,108
Posted By Eric M3
Re: What kind of glue to use on glove box door?

Fixed. As I had it in stock I used 3M 8115 Panel Bonding Adhesive black, that fits the color.
Product Description: 3M™ Panel Bonding Adhesive is a two-part epoxy adhesive which provides extended...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-19-2014, 03:59:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,108
Posted By Eric M3
Re: What kind of glue to use on glove box door?

I hope someone found meanwhile a good solution to fix this.
Just found that I have the same problem on my M3, the glovebox door outer section/cover is separating from the plastic backing, mainly on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-02-2014, 10:43:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,912
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Check Control: Tail Light Failure

Very old thread, but if possible could you post the pics again?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-21-2014, 04:56:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Eric M3
Re: OBD1 port fuse location

here is a pic, 20-pin round diagnostic connector under the hood.
The OBD2 connector in use on all BMW from around 2000 models is located in the drivers compartment. The connector is usually located...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-31-2014, 01:01:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,059
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Guibo (alternatives?)

Thanks for the info provided here. Have the same problem here in Japan to find the correct one.
I was checking part numbers for my 1998 E36 M3 with automatic transmission, as there are many offers...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-30-2014, 08:05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By Eric M3
Re: Fan Clutch Resistance....

Well, with regards to the bi-metal: we have refilled some fan clutches for the E32 750 as well as for the Alpina B12 E32, and for that one has to remove the bi-metal, unless one drills a small hole...
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