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Old 10-26-2010, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I recently acquired a 95 E36 318i sedan for my girlfriend. Its currently at 117k and runs great. I'm just here to learn a few things and pick up tips and DIY info to keep this car running well for as long as possible. I've installed HID fogs and lowbeams and will be doing a budget audio build in the near future... however there are some more important things at hand such as a CEL for an engine knock that I believe is caused by a slight miss possibly caused by old spark plug wires and/or oil being in the spark plug well for cylinder two. I also need to replace my shocks/struts and will probably be going the cheap route by trying the APX brand out. I hope to learn a lot from this forum.

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Oil in the spark plug chamber is a sign of a bad valve cover gasket.......definitely would do a tune up!


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Welcome to the Werkz..........

Oil in the spark plug chamber is a sign of a bad valve cover gasket.......definitely would do a tune up!


Some DIY links:


Pelican Technical Article: BMW Valve Cover Replacement


BMW E36 DIY (Do It Yourself)


Doug's Domain :: BMW DIY Articles


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Thanks! I already ordered a complete VCG set from rockauto since it looked like the most complete kit that I've seen for sale. Hopefully it's a fairly straightforward job.
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