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Old 11-02-2008, 06:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, yet another BMW owner :D

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March 1995 BMW E36 316i, which according to realoem.com has the M43 motor in it. Its also manual and burgundy in colour. I still can't believe we're cruising in a BMW! Not bad since the previous car was a Daewoo Cielo haha. We got the BMW on trade-in for (AUD) $4,800 + the car and 12 months dealer warranty

The BMW has been an absolute pleasure to drive, having only owned it since Friday 2:30pm! (2 days ago our time haha)

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I'm Daniel, from Australia!

I plan to get some pics of the car up, I just haven't had time as yet

The problems we've found so far (all wear and tear issues, which is conveniently not covered by warranty)
- The clutch is FUBAR'd!
- The idler pulleys need replacing
- The a/c needs re-gasing
- Needs new brake pads
- Reverse switch seems broken (globes are fine, but reverse lights don't come on)
- And needs a major service

Progress:
Ordering a factory replacement clutch from Clutch Industries tomorrow (Monday) and going to ring BMW about the idler pulleys as I can't find an aftermarket version, hopefully it won't cost too much
Than going to get the car fully serviced and new brakes when the clutch gets installed. Than hopefully she'll be smooth as a baby's bottom to drive
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good on you mate.
Theres nothin better then a running rite beemer and in all honesty they dont go wrong too often, ive had 3 E36's and loved every one of them.

Keep us posted on the developments!
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers for the reply

Yeah, the car is about 1,000,000x better than the Daewoo! Haha

I've sourced out a clutch at a local clutch dealer; $200 AUD! I'm stoked about that

BMW quoted:
Clutch - $621.50
11281748131 Idler Pulley - $145.65 (need 2 of)
11282245087 Idler Pulley - $239.19

I found the 131 pulley on eBay for $56, so I'm gonna get 2 of those. Just need to find the 087 replacement, and cheaper than BMW quoted me hopefully haha.
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Welcome! cant wait to see pics!!
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Very Nice...I'm Diggin those wheels, any interior shots ?
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Haha cheers, I plan on changing those wheels, and the car was locked so I couldn't really get an interior picture...

I'll be sure to get one sooner or later I could just unlock it, but that really requires effort lol
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Yo any shots of your Dakkar yellow M3, my dream car i love them and in the UK they are as rare as rocking horse shit.
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