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Old 11-15-2007, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My first car was a 1972 Chevelle SS, that I totally restored from the ground up!! It had a 350 small block engine & rear posi traction.The engine was mounted the way a performance car's engine should be mounted. Straight forward. Not transverse or front wheel drive, this made my vehicle so much easier to work on!!! Example: yesterday I replaced the water pump, thermostat, thermostat housing, upper & lower radiator hoses, on my 1997 328i, which is set up just like my first car, the 72 Chevelle. This job with the help of BMW DIY (Do It Yourself). I had the job done in 2 hours, with parts running me about $ 100.00 from BMW parts for your 3, 5, 7 series & free shipping!!! Try doing this with a Honda, on most transverse or front wheel drive cars you can't even get to the waterpump in 2 hours you have to partially lift the engine out!!! Even a simple job, like replacing the belts is a nightmare!! Look
I'm 44 years old & I' ve owned a lot of different makes & models from crappy American made cars to the Japanese models. The reason why they call the Bimmer, The Ultimate Driving Machine, because it simply is!!! My 1997 328i is the best car I've ever owned period.......:http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/gallery824.html
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couldn't say it any better.
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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nah hes a great mechanic just hates everything german cause they are so hard to work on
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yeah bmw is a bit different the a chevy..... just replaced rod Bearings in the chevy c/70 at work and didnt even have to pull the motor.... bmws have alot of sensors and random components...
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah,just stressing the engine was mounted the way a performance car's engine should be mounted. Straight forward. Not transverse!
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yeah, i miss the e36, the e46 isn't quite as accessible for things like plugs and whatnot, but still easy enough. good on ya!
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My Mustang is five times easier to finish work same with Camaro, the M3's take longer...

Something to do with being proud of the work and cleaning them...

Plus after updating some ten years or so, I'd hope there was more to do...

Foxbody and F-body are easy to work with, chassis lift is still God's Gift to man...
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Well, I have had a five amp fuse mysteriously have the abililty to knock out all my windows and sunroof at the same time ( wouldnt a 30amp be more logical?) so the E36 has some of its own quirks. But Ive seen some modern engine bays that would scare the hell out of me if I had to work on em. Engines shoehorned into cramped spaces with an inch of clearance on either side. Cars that would require you to pull the engine to get at the plugs, ugh. A straight six is a wetdream compared to some of the nightmarish things out there. Now if only I could find my battery.
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Well, I have had a five amp fuse mysteriously have the abililty to knock out all my windows and sunroof at the same time ( wouldnt a 30amp be more logical?) so the E36 has some of its own quirks. But Ive seen some modern engine bays that would scare the hell out of me if I had to work on em. Engines shoehorned into cramped spaces with an inch of clearance on either side. Cars that would require you to pull the engine to get at the plugs, ugh. A straight six is a wetdream compared to some of the nightmarish things out there. Now if only I could find my battery.
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well..... actually the v12 in anything........
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