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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.

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Old 08-19-2005, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey what's up. My second post here, and I like what i've been seeing. I have a stock (for now) '92 alpine white 325i.

Okay, my battery will drain in a couple of hours if it's left connected. Due to the amount of power that that sucker is drawing I think it might be that the alternator is shorted out. It still works, but it has enough of a short in it that it'll screw the battery in an hour. I had the battery tested and it's in great shape; it's fairly new too. Does it sound probable or is there something else more common to the E36?

I need your opinion too. Should I put an intake on first or get new wheels? Oh, I have OEM rims and wheels on that puppy, what do you guys think would be a good mid to mid-high grade set of rims and tires for me? What's the best intake, as far as bang for the buck is concerned.

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Old 08-19-2005, 11:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im gonna say its your voltage regulator its in your alternator, this problem happened to my brothers 535is, so try replacing it its not to expensive try bmpdesign.com (1-800-648-7278),i would go for the wheels first,and for the intake build your own all you need is a good air filter and some aluminium piping you could get from your local performance shop,hope this helps
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