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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Feb-04-2010, 11:56:48 PM   #21
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another great thread! thanks!
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Hey guys... just remember if you're going to replace both power steering hoses from the reservoir to also replace the P/S reservoir itself. It has an internal filter inside. If you look at the bottom the white circle insert is the filter.
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Old Fri, Feb-05-2010, 01:37:26 AM   #23
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the fact that the M3 uses a filter in this system makes the need to change the fluid even more critical.

changing the reservoir w/ filter once every 100k does not hurt either.
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Hey guys... just remember if you're going to replace both power steering hoses from the reservoir to also replace the P/S reservoir itself. It has an internal filter inside. If you look at the bottom the white circle insert is the filter.
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Doh! Been working too hard. I need a vacation.
Same, except it's school.
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Old Tue, Apr-13-2010, 05:51:10 PM   #26
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Nice thread Nick. Any tips on a detailed DIY for manual trans fluid change? I can only find E36 auto on bimmerdiy for some reason.
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I have a question on coolant. When my radiator exploded last time, I only had about 1/2 gallon of unmixed BMW coolant on hand. I filled the rest with distilled water and two bottles of water wetter. Anyone know what temp this mix will start to freeze at? I live in CA and coldest weather I'm ever in is the high teens. Thanks.
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I don't know but that sounds like a good combo to me. Personally I'd probably skip on the water wetter though
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I have a question on coolant. When my radiator exploded last time, I only had about 1/2 gallon of unmixed BMW coolant on hand. I filled the rest with distilled water and two bottles of water wetter. Anyone know what temp this mix will start to freeze at? I live in CA and coldest weather I'm ever in is the high teens. Thanks.
you are perfectly fine.....
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Awesome post. Added it to my DIY page, surprised it wasn't on there already.
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Discussing Informational thread: FLUID FAQ (Oil, Diff, Tranny, Coolant, Brake, Steering) in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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