7 posts tagged

(De)Evolution of the BMW 3 series ventilation and heating systems

by John Avis | January 28, 2016

I have a strong disliking of the climate control system in my BMW E36, but in my previous E30, the controls for ventilation, heating and air conditioning were near perfect.

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.

Airbox Modification For Increased Sound

by John Avis | August 26, 2012

Inspired by a news item for a Porsche "exhaust enhancement sound package" in Zoom magazine (Feb-Mar 1997) I thought if it was good enough for Porsche to drill holes in the side of the airbox to improve the car's sound then it was good enough for me.

Dual Switchable Chips

by John Avis | August 26, 2012

Having finally purchased an after-market performance chip I wanted to be able to easily switch back to the original chip to make comparisons and perhaps even in case of unavailability of high octane fuel.

Date Title Tags
August 26, 2012 E30 short shifter options Technical Tips E30
August 26, 2012 Low Cost Shift Light for BMW E30 Technical Tips E30
August 19, 2012 M42 Engine Technical Information (E30) E30

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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