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    My new car - yet another e36 328i

    So i decided it was time for a power upgrade... Flew to Chch and drove this home: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Axj7cVLA3HIU3UxoYL9TlSWbJJok1bji My previous daily has been a calypsorot 318i sedan manual for the past 11 years, im really enjoying the hp increase. So i've decided ill drive it for about 6 months before i do any power increasing mods so i can really get a feel for the engine. My plans include: complete new cooling system, m50 intake, forced induction (distant goal). I would really appreciate any advice from those of you with more experience than i with the 6cyl engine =), I have a good running m50b25 sitting in a junker at home (see previous posts), ill be using that for parts for the intake mod. Is it worth my time buying an EMP Stewart water pump? Do i really need the extra flow? i have read that they have a high failure rate.
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    My new car - yet another e36 328i

    Im not worried about the torque loss at this stage, a supercharger will fix that 😜. Need more airflow for my boosting intentions, thats why im putting the m50 manifold on. I have fully prepared myself for the change in torque / hp, read a lot of forum posts, bought a couple of books which detail the mod. I do agree it will be less drivable in the city, sticking to speed limits etc; but i really want to build it to see what it can do on track and passing lanes 😉
  3. estima sc14 superchargers can be fitted quite neatly on the intake side of the engine, theres a local (nz) guy that does a full bolt on kit good for 5-6 pound. Thats the route im looking at going. You could probably use an oil distribution block for oil feed, i bought one from rally road to run pressure and temp gauges. I think the rally road oil distribution block is curretly on sale, its a good quality part.
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    My new car - yet another e36 328i

    Pretty sure all i need is manifold, but ive seen tutorials using the mounting bars and other wee bits for the swap. From what i've read and have been told, the adaptive fuel mapping in the dme will adjust itself to minor modifications like this. You just need to reset the dme's current memory by shorting the battery leads with battery removed for 30+ mins, after that it will readapt over the next few days to get the mixture right.
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    My new car - yet another e36 328i

    Some packages arrived today, its like christmas 😄 Kassel performance m50 manifold kit and parts to delete asc from pelican, Also pictured is new metal impeller water pump and thermostat housing. My next order will be from beisansystems, i promise 😋. Im trying to replace as much as i can before the car hits 200,000km, its sitting at 199,6XX right now.
  6. Need door handle assembly with lock removed or with lock & key (from what i've read i need the key to remove the lock barrel and swap in my lock barrel.) Part is required for compact, sedan will work, unsure about other models but from what ive seen they are the same.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Looks about the same size as the one i patched. First drain oil, i used an air compressor to blow all the oil out of the sump. Then i hit the area with a dremel to score the surface and give the epoxy something to adhere to, i grooved the crack line very slightly so it would fill and hold. Mix and apply epoxy; then to be extra sure it would hold i repeated the dremel step around and over the dry epoxy and put another layer of epoxy over it. Mine has held out for over 6 years now, no oil drips.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    How bad? i've had moderate success using permatex cold weld epoxy to temporarily patch a small sump crack (overtightened sump plug cracked along the bottom of the sump)
  9. Old one was touching our heads on our way home from shopping on sunday so we decided to stop at spotlight and take a look at some materials.... In the end it wasnt my decision so we went home with a hugely marked down piece of fake white fur, approx 1.15x1.5m for $15, adding the price of 2 cans of spray adhesive and the whole job cost about $40. It looks kind of odd... but it feels amazing 😆. The whole job took maybe 2.5 - 3 hours, a lot of that time was spent working out how to take interior apart and actually get the fiberglass out of the car in 1 piece.
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    So i helped my Mrs replace her hood lining...

    We did it for the laughs but its seriously a part of her car now. (makes me cringe a little inside, its my old car 😩)
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    e46 steering wheel to e36 retrofit

    Okay so i impulse bought this : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/MEWANT-for-BMW-E36-E46-E39-Black-Artificial-Leather-Car-Steering-Wheel-Cover-Interior-Accessories-Parts/32816504592.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.pWyU3A Then realised it wont fit my e36 steering wheel (same 3 spoke design less buttons). So im just wondering if this shape wheel can be retrofitted into the e36 without much issue? Eg do the airbag plugs match... Im not worried about stereo controls, ill probably rig them up to do something else / try make them work with an aftermarket headunit. I have seen people do the e39 button steering wheel retrofit to e36 so im assuming itl work... Anyway if so i want to buy one! if anyone has one spare please lemme know 😏 And if it cant be retrofitted to e36, does anyone with this steering wheel wanna buy a cheap cover? (black stitching).
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    e46 steering wheel to e36 retrofit

    i see someone pointed out on another forum the e46 runs a 2 stage airbag so definately incompatable... just wondering if the e36 can be fitted inside the e46 wheel, it looks identical
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    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    would i be able to get a list of all those parts / supplier? i'd really like to also overhaul my 328's suspension.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Fitted new cheapo gas struts for my bonnet, Installed 7pin trailer light socket using a TEB7AS relay.
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    M50B25 Crankbolt removal (help)

    Lol sounds risky, but whatever works
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    My new car - yet another e36 328i

    Any advice on where i should source the parts for a vanos overhaul?
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    My new car - yet another e36 328i

    Im not going to do anything like that for at least 6 months; But after that, why not? I mean the parts are just sitting there on a car that is sitting on blocks rusting away.
  18. Looking for a cam position sensor for an e36 318ti, 1.8l twin cam engine. A new sensor is preferred but will consider 2nd hand.
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    WTB e36 camshaft sensor

    Hi there, The mrs' car is having issues starting, it stalls immediately after starting. After a quick search it seems the camshaft position sensor is to blame. Anyone got one for sale? The car is 1995 318ti with the m42b18 engine
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    e36, 318ti / 318i belt tensioner & pulley

    thanks brent that sounds like the ticket. can you pm me with bank your bank details and courier price to invercargill?
  21. anyone got a spare tensioner? need to know how much to ship to invercargill too.. Thanks -Kieran
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    e36, 318ti / 318i belt tensioner & pulley

    as found on the the m43b18 / m44b18 engines can you give me a price for a new one and a used one please brent?
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    Thought i fried my ecu! help

    Hey guys, turned the key for the first time on my engine swapped 318i today, got dash lights but when i went to start the car the starter went click and i lost power to everything! The engine swap is an OBD1 1993 m50tub25 into a 1995/6 OBD2 318i e36, to i need to cut any wires to bypass the immobilizer? Also im not sure if these relays are oriented correctly... anyone got a working 325i for an example? After messing around with the battery and interior lights i got dash lights back but im too scared to turn the key any further!! Thanks -Kieran
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    Thought i fried my ecu! help

    another update, just in case anyone else has trouble with this sort of swap. Got the engine running by cutting green wire #7 in the front 25pin engine harness plug, after some research i found this is the signal wire for the ews system to tell the dme not to fire spark / inject fuel. sorry for all the dumb questions! this is my 2nd engine swap and i have no mechanical training so im learning a lot as i go.. Very pleased with my success today, the 325 motor roars with no exhaust! -Kieran
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    who wants a 320i parts car?

    e30, e36, e46???
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