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by John Avis | 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.
by John Avis | January 25, 2016
Since I bought this car, the air intake system has been a bit of a mess.
by John Avis | 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.
by John Avis | 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.
by John Avis | 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.
by John Avis | 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.
by John Avis | June 17, 2015
My fuel gauge in my 1998 BMW 318is coupe stopped working the other day.
by John Avis | April 1, 2015
I finally got around to having the second hand M50 dual mass flywheel and clutch kit fitted today.
by John Avis | 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.
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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