Technical Tips

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Recommended oils for BMW M44 engine

by John Avis | August 2, 2017

The following is a list of oils taken from Australian oil distributors that they recommend for the BMW M44 as fitted to the BMW E36 318is and 318ti.

BMW E36 window stuck in open position

by John Avis | December 21, 2016

My passenger side window on my 1998 318is coupe has been stuck in the closed position for some time. I can usually get it going by removing the door trim and then hitting the window motor with a mallet. As it is summer and hot and my air conditioning also stopped working some time ago, I thought I would try and get the window working.

How to fix BMW E36 squeaking and grinding steering wheel

by John Avis | June 17, 2016

If you hear a squeaking noise coming from behind your 1991 to 1998 BMW 3 series steering wheel, or possibly the steering doesn't feel so smooth and maybe binds every now and then, then there's something you can do fairly easily to try and fix it.

Replaced BMW E36 analogue clock with 7 button MID

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.

Date Title Tags
July 25, 2015 Repair of BMW ABS+ASC controller 34511164897 My 1998 318is Technical Tips
July 22, 2015 Bypassing the BMW E36 passenger seat occupancy sensor Technical Tips
May 20, 2014 More about flywheel options for M40, M42 and M44 engines Technical Tips
August 31, 2012 Lightweight flywheel options for M50 engine Technical Tips E36
August 26, 2012 Airbox Modification For Increased Sound Technical Tips E30
August 26, 2012 Dual Switchable Chips Technical Tips E30
August 26, 2012 Lighter Flywheel Options for M42 Technical Tips
August 26, 2012 E30 short shifter options Technical Tips E30
August 26, 2012 Low Cost Shift Light for BMW E30 Technical Tips E30
August 7, 2012 BMW Early E36 Front Suspension Differences Technical Tips E36
June 21, 2012 Bought a BMW code reader and reset cable - cheap way to reset lights and read codes Technical Tips My 1997 318is

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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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