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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Jan-26-2007, 04:48:33 AM   #21
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Old Fri, Jan-26-2007, 05:00:46 AM   #22
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thanks for the write-up!!!
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Old Fri, Jan-26-2007, 06:08:08 AM   #23
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Are there any symptoms that would indicate that the fluid should be changed?
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Old Fri, Jan-26-2007, 04:38:33 PM   #24
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Are there any symptoms that would indicate that the fluid should be changed?
My 325 Ti had a leak at one of the hoses, and I have been adding new fluid over the past 6 months, so I did mine to fix the leak and flush the mixture of fluids.

The oil fluid was pretty nasty, versus the new Mobil Syn, which is red.

Why wait for symptons? This is why they call it preventative maintenance. You could probably run 20K miles on your engine oil, but you don't.
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Old Fri, Jan-26-2007, 05:21:23 PM   #25
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I have an effort saving way of replacing the steering fluid (which I am in the middle of completing):

1 - Realize that the nice new stain in your parking spot is fluid from your power steering (due to a leaky hose).
2 - Ignore hose because "you are too busy right now"
3 - Allow the hose to rupture while getting on the freeway
4 - Gently allow the fluid to drain all over the 10 freeway (and the driver's side of the car) as you drive home.
5 - Call mechanic to set up an appointment to replace the hose, the wheel bearing (which has started to give) and a handful of other items you have been neglecting (why? because you are "too busy" to love your car)
6 - Rinse and repeat until lesson learned (or wallet is empty)
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Old Sun, Jan-28-2007, 03:43:57 AM   #26
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It's a shame that you have to go through all this!
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Old Wed, Dec-19-2007, 06:48:31 AM   #27
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i was told that if you run the car with the cap off the PS resovoir there would be volcanic eruptions of fluid under my hood but it sounds like in your last step you lock the wheel back+forth with the car running. is my friend a SpEd?
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i was told that if you run the car with the cap off the PS resovoir there would be volcanic eruptions of fluid under my hood but it sounds like in your last step you lock the wheel back+forth with the car running. is my friend a SpEd?
The occurrence of volcanic eruptions is a rumor. Nothing erupts, I promise.
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Old Wed, Dec-19-2007, 07:05:18 AM   #29
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LOL this is another oldy...
Im gonna do it now thursday bc mine is leaking.
Nice write up Brandon.
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Great write up. BTW, did you feel a difference by chance?
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