Technical

On this page you will find technical articles about the BMW 3 Series, to help you service and repair your BMW.



E30 short shifter options

Looking for a short shifter? Gear levers from some other BMW models will fit straight in. Here's some popular choices.


Dual Switchable Chips for BMW E30 M42

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.

BMW Early E36 Front Suspension Differences

When I first bought my 1991 325i I knew that, being a very early E36 model, it had different front suspension than the later models, and because I thought this must be inferior to the later models I intended to change to the later type.


Recommended oils for BMW M44 engine

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.

Lighter Flywheel Options for M42

Ever since I bought my 318is I have always felt it would benefit from a lighter flywheel mainly as it is particularly slow to drop revs on upchanges. It would probably also help acceleration too.


The M52 engine and the Nikasil problem

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.

Replacement parts for BMW DASC kit

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.

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