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Intermittent loss of power issue with my BMW 318is

By · May 16, 2017

I started having some trouble with my supercharged BMW E36 318is a few weeks ago. Firstly the car smelt strongly of fuel, and then it started losing power or stalling while driving.

Improvements to my air intake system

By · January 25, 2016

Since I bought this car, the air intake system has been a bit of a mess.

Replacement parts for BMW DASC kit

By · January 7, 2016

If you have a BMW 3 series or Z3 with a Downing Atlanta supercharger kit fitted (DASC), at some point you are going to need to replace some parts. I have been researching what the replacement parts are.

Replaced BMW E36 analogue clock with 7 button MID

By · August 3, 2015

I have a spare 7-button MID from one of the cars I dismantled and now that I have moved to a colder climate (Sydney Blue Mountains) I thought it might be interesting to fit it to see what the outside temperature is.

Repair of BMW ABS+ASC controller 34511164897

By · July 25, 2015

The ABS+ASC warning light has been stuck on in my 1998 318is coupe since I bought it. When I checked the fault codes the error was a fault with the pump unit.

Front control arm bushing replacement for my E36 BMW 318is coupe

By · July 6, 2015

Last time I had a wheel alignment done the mechanic told me that my front lower control arm bushings were worn out and were in need of replacement. The ball joints and control arms themselves were otherwise in good condition.

Fuel gauge problem for my BMW 318is E36 coupe

By · June 17, 2015

My fuel gauge in my 1998 BMW 318is coupe stopped working the other day.

M44 to M50 clutch replacement for my supercharged 318is

By · April 1, 2015

I finally got around to having the second hand M50 dual mass flywheel and clutch kit fitted today.

Battery drain problem on my 1998 318is

By · February 20, 2015

The other night I noticed an unusual whirring noise from the engine area on my 1998 BMW 318is coupe. I assume it was one of my idler pulley wheels which I have previously noticed as being noisy and needing replacement.

My Supercharged 318is updates

By · January 13, 2014

What's happened since I bought this car?

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About me
John Avis I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.
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