BMW exhaust problems HELP - BMW Forum -
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328. is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-27-2009, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham
Car: 1998 E36 318is Black with AC Body
Posts: 29
kontaktsounds is on a distinguished road
BMW exhaust problems HELP

Ive got a 318is 1998 e36 coupe its on an R plate (UK)

Can anybody tell me the breakdown of the exhaust sections as ive got some rattling going on and i suspect its either the cat or mid silencer that has broken up.
This is a big problem as it bloks up the exhaust and stops the emissions causing severe loss of power.
The added problem is that ive seen the mid section advertised and is cheap to buy. Ive also been told that the mid section includes the cat and will cost nearly 200 quid!

I could just do with a clear answer from someone that knows the score.

kontaktsounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-28-2009, 03:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
Help from over the pond
marti5's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Car: E38 1997 728i Individual
Posts: 3,242
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Just do the easy thing!, drive it to an exhaust place and get them to check it over its free, they will soon tell you whats wrong, you dont have to get them to do it, just say you will be back later when you can afford it.

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Science Roolz!
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Car: 2011 Mazda2, 1990 Miata
Posts: 7,043
SHAHAB323IS is a name known to allSHAHAB323IS is a name known to allSHAHAB323IS is a name known to allSHAHAB323IS is a name known to allSHAHAB323IS is a name known to allSHAHAB323IS is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to SHAHAB323IS

Here's the front section

Rear section

real oem is showing both a catted and non catted midpipe available for euro models. The expensive ones you see probably have a cat, and the cheaper ones probably don't. I'd go with whatever your setup is now.
2011 Mazda2
1990 Mazda Miata

Last edited by SHAHAB323IS; 02-28-2009 at 08:47 AM.
SHAHAB323IS is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  BMW Forum - > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Could Bad Exhaust Cause Problems?? quiklilrex 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 03-11-2005 05:06 AM
BMW Exhaust QSTs drkangldc 3-Series (E36) 3 07-08-2004 10:54 PM
Exhaust system for BMW M5power 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 13 05-20-2004 04:29 PM
BMW 528i Exhaust Slvr e39 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 3 04-08-2004 10:53 AM
BMW E46 Exhaust PoloBlue67 Classifieds Sell & Buy 7 01-04-2004 10:28 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.