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Forum: Cars for Sale 03-03-2017, 06:58 AM
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Posted By applefan
For sale 1996 BMW 318iC White /Auto

For Sale
1996 BMW 318iC (convertible) Automatic transmission
**sold*
Forum: Maintenance 03-18-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By applefan
i am sold on valvoline dex/merc :) cheap and ...

i am sold on valvoline dex/merc :) cheap and recommended by b0m and local beemer mechanic as well. I did the whole work last saturday and the transmission shifts nice and smooth now. Time will...
Forum: Maintenance 03-15-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By applefan
Thanks! that helps

Thanks! that helps
Forum: Maintenance 03-15-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By applefan
You da man! Thank you. This is exactly what I...

You da man! Thank you. This is exactly what I wanted to know

Did you change the filter also ?
Forum: Maintenance 03-14-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By applefan
Thanks for chiming in bazar01! Closest I found...

Thanks for chiming in bazar01!
Closest I found is "Red Line D4 Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid" , but no local stores sells it
I am surprised nobody in the forum replaced atf on their ti....
Forum: Maintenance 03-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By applefan
nobody changed atf on the 318ti ?

nobody changed atf on the 318ti ?
Forum: Maintenance 03-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,259
Posted By applefan
does your car have cruise control? if yes check...

does your car have cruise control? if yes check the connector that pulls the throttle control. The plastic connector that controls the travel of the throttle wire from the Cruise control broke on my...
Forum: Maintenance 03-13-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,975
Posted By applefan
96 318ic/m44/auto lost automatic transmission fluid

was on the way home last friday , going around 40mph, all of a sudden transmission error light came on and it stopped shifting. couldn't pull over immediately as it was a narrow street with no...
Forum: Engine 12-10-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By applefan
for M44, there was no choice, just 95 C. stay...

for M44, there was no choice, just 95 C.
stay tuned. One of the M42 owner might chime in
Forum: Engine 12-09-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By applefan
t-stat replaced! did few short trips , all look...

t-stat replaced! did few short trips , all look good so far.

time taken for the repair

actual t-stat replacement - 15 minutes
coolant drain: 30 minutes
bleeding the cooling system : 15...
Forum: Engine 12-05-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By applefan
Thanks guys. just ordered t-stat from pelican....

Thanks guys. just ordered t-stat from pelican. hopefully I get it by tomorrow.
dealer wants $150 + tax for what pelican sells for $45 : - zoner thank you (btw, i did the a/c test - no change,...
Forum: Engine 12-05-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By applefan
Dave, good point. your theory is possible,...

Dave, good point. your theory is possible, although I saw oil dripping directly from the oil pan holding bolts. Will do do more cleanup this weekend and observe again
Forum: Engine 12-03-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By applefan
I have a used thermostat pulled from the old...

I have a used thermostat pulled from the old motor, but considering the work to replace it, was thinking of getting a new one.
the switch between 11 and 12 are very slow and it stays at each point...
Forum: Engine 12-03-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By applefan
Thanks Zoner. You answered my question I still...

Thanks Zoner. You answered my question
I still believe the M1 5w30 full synth. may have contributed to the leak. :)
it was way too thin than the oil already in the motor when I bought the motor...
Forum: Engine 12-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By applefan
Thanks John. That's what I was leaning towards...

Thanks John. That's what I was leaning towards too.
noticed it last Wednesday. Drove yesterday just to confirm it was not a one off
On my 100 miles commute it did go back and forth between 11 and...
Forum: Engine 12-03-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By applefan
Mobil 1 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil

96/318ic /192K miles. I switched to Mobil 1 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil an year ago. everything was good until 3 weeks ago, when noticed a slight oil leak. Few drops everyday, but very annoying. ...
Forum: Engine 11-29-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By applefan
Temp drop while on freeway

Noticed the temp gauge slowly started going towards 11 o'clock while I was on freeway. It went back to 12 o clock after some time and so on

It's a 96 318ic with m44 motor
May have bad coolant...
Forum: Knowledge Base 11-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,202
Posted By applefan
My car is 318i convertible, not ti Yea i...

My car is 318i convertible, not ti
Yea i replaced engine and tranny on it from a 97/318i donor car
All went well and she is back in service.
Forum: Knowledge Base 11-29-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,202
Posted By applefan
How to remove Fan clutch from the waterpump

I did remove fan clutch from the water pump with no problem many times, except this last time where it was hard stuck and spent hours with no luck

This is what I did to remove it.
Bought an 8"...
Forum: Engine Swaps 10-15-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By applefan
by the way both the tranny's are auto

by the way both the tranny's are auto
Forum: Engine Swaps 10-14-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By applefan
Help! in the middle of motor swap 97/M44 into a 96/318iC

Help!!
Donor car is 97/318i
Was hoping to do a long block swap to save time, but the transmission connector(don't have the model # of the tranny yet) is different on these two cars
Anybody know...
Forum: Knowledge Base 09-14-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 229,900
Posted By applefan
This is what I removed to make room near the...

This is what I removed to make room near the firewall area

Hope this helps
Forum: Knowledge Base 09-14-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 229,900
Posted By applefan
Take a look at the picture. you will get the idea...

Take a look at the picture. you will get the idea

This is where I removed a metal covering and a rubber bushing
Forum: Knowledge Base 09-13-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 229,900
Posted By applefan
i will upload the picture, but you don't see the...

i will upload the picture, but you don't see the engine top cover there though :) i took the head out
Forum: Knowledge Base 09-12-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 229,900
Posted By applefan
honestly, save that 100 for something else. ...

honestly, save that 100 for something else.
start taking off the rubber panel ( is it called bushing?) from the outer edge, then you can see a heavy metal cover kinda thing with two screws one...
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