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E46 E36

The M52 engine and the Nikasil problem

by John Avis | February 2, 2013

There is already a lot of information online about the problems with M52 and M60 engines due to the aluminium block and Nikasil cylinder bore lining used in most countries where these engines were sold.


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

E30 E36

318is versus 325i

by John Avis | October 11, 2012

Having owned four 318is's and now a 325i for a few months I am ready to give my thoughts on the pros and cons of each model.


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

My 1991 325i

Painting or wrapping my car in matte finish

by John Avis | September 19, 2012

Technical Tips E36

Lightweight flywheel options for M50 engine

by John Avis | August 31, 2012

Magazine Articles E36

Executive Express (Which Car?, Apr/Jun 1997)

by John Avis | August 30, 2012

Magazine article reproduced from Which Car?, Apr/Jun 1997.

E30 E36 E46 Magazine Articles My 1990 318is My 1991 325i My 1994 318is My 1995 M3 My 1997 318is My 1998 318is My second 1990 318is Technical Tips

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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