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Bought another parts car

by John Avis | February 22, 2013


Fitting US market cup holders to an Australia BMW E36

by John Avis | February 12, 2013

Aside from some cup holders inside the glove box lid that are only really suited to a picnic, the Australian market 1991 to 1997 3 series (E36) is bereft of any way to safely transport drinks.


BMW E36 engine reliability guide

by John Avis | February 8, 2013

When you are shopping for a car as old as the E36 generation 3 series, it makes sense to choose the model that will be the most reliable and require the least maintenance. Here's a run down on the pros and cons of most of the engines available (in Australia).


Parts car gone

by John Avis | January 14, 2013


Parts car progress

by John Avis | December 23, 2012


Bought a parts car

by John Avis | October 25, 2012


Book Review: BMW 3 Series E36 Restoration Tips & Techniques

by John Avis | October 3, 2012

Brooklands Books has released a new title for E36 owners, "BMW 3 Series E36 Restoration Tips & Techniques". As a collector of all books about 3 series I bought it as soon as it was available.


Rat look

by John Avis | September 19, 2012


BMW 323i (E36) Individual in Australia

by John Avis | August 20, 2012


M42 Engine Technical Information (E36)

by John Avis | August 19, 2012

With the introduction of the M42 powered E36 models, the successful and proven M42 four cylinder engine has been revised.

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About me

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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