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  1. B33mEr

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    I think it's better for me to have a separate thread for my e36 ... Haven't figure out a name for her yet lolThe E36 driving experience have been a revelation to me it highlighted my inadequate driving skills and the raw driving experience of the e36. It's been a humbling experience so far despite the excitement of owning an M car ... My long term goal is to make it a reliable daily drive car which i later found out is not an easy thing. It is an old car albeit relatively well taken care off with some track mods. You have the noises, the creaking and groaning which i accept it as part and parcel of owning such a car and so far i'm loving it when it all comes together lol There are few issues which i will be addressing and documenting it in the coming months.This past few weeks i have been ordering and collecting parts since parts for the evo is almost non-existent over here except for the common items shared across the e36 range.Parts collected so far spark plugs, MAF, crank sensor, complete pulleys with belts, fuel filter, header gaskets, exhaust gasket, plugs gasket and O2 sensor[​IMG]Then there's the fuel pump which is very difficult to get, it requires 3-5 weeks waiting time [​IMG]The car was having difficulty starting until it didn't want to start which means the fuel pump is dead. I didn't want to incur towing charges lol so i muster up the courage and decided to change the fuel pump myself. So below are the steps taken to install a new fuel pump :4:prepare the parts and tools which includes a fire extinguisher LOL Just in case :thefinger:[​IMG]Disconnect the battery ... This is very important as you're reducing the chances of a short circuit happening while changing the fuel pump ... You can never be too cautios[​IMG]Pull the rear seats out[​IMG]Proceed to unscrew the 4 screws[​IMG]Which will reveal the pump[​IMG]The hose connector which is a pain to take out (Big thanks to e34_lover for guidance hehe)[​IMG]The latch on the fuel connector is broken ... You're supposed to press it then pull out[​IMG]But since it's broken i had to yank it out which broke a part of the old fuel pump[​IMG]Fuel pump is held in place by a circular disc which you need a flat head screw driver and a hammer/mallethttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1662.jpgUse a thick cloth or kitchen towel as you do not want to damage the circular ring ... then give it a good few tap. That should unscrew ithttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1661.jpghttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1663.jpgCarefully take out the old pumphttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1664.jpgSide by side comparison with the fuel pump (new o-ring cost RM25, worn o-ring can cause the smell of fumes in the cabin)http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1666.jpgThe inside of the fuel tank lolhttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1667.jpgThen immediately proceed to install the new pump http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1668.jpgThe we screw back the circular disc ... Make sure you really tighten it use all your strength then give it a couple of good tap with the flat head screw driver just to be surehttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1674.jpgReinstall the electrical connectors and the fuel hose ... Close the cover and tighten back the 4 screwshttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1676.jpgConnect back the battery terminalhttp://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1677.jpgAt this point DO NOT start your car ... You need to prime it you do this by turning on the car (position 2) and wait for 45 second then off then repeat back once again. You can hear the fuel pump whine when you're doing that. http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1679.jpgAfter that say a prayer then start the car :4: Check for fumes and if everything check out re-install the back seat. There you have it ... Job done :rock:http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1680.jpgTools that were used during the installation :4:http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/B33MER330/E36%20Maintenance%20and%20DIY%20pics/IMAG1681.jpgMy reference: http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/E36-Fuel-Pump/E36-Fuel-Pump.htmwww.realoem.comAlso big thanks to e34_lover and Enkil for the advice and help :top:
     
  2. consoglieri

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    Nice ride bro. Had the opportunity to view it during the Rainforest Official TT.
     
  3. B33mEr

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    Thanks bro :4: it was a pleasure meeting you ... Hope to meet you up again on the next tt :top:
     
  4. MRsamdol

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    nice! more pics? S50? any other issues? where you order your parts?
     
  5. consoglieri

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    Ditto here bro. Me open for any tt. Kalau nak unofficial lepak2 kat area shah alam or bukit jelutong, just roger...cheers.
     
  6. V-Man

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    Subscribed :)
     
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    Nice thread bro Beemer!
     
  8. slyder

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    Awesome rare Species :) We should have a DIY session :)
     
  9. B33mEr

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    Thanks bro :4: It's an S50B32 mechanically she's fine but it's just that the engine would die suddenly during slow speed driving. If on rempit mode she pulls like a champ on the highway. So we're checking the ICV, clutch and wiring. Currently car in the workshop to check for loose wirings and other sensors hopefully she would be out in a day or two.

    Ordered part from www.pelicanparts.com, www.ecstuning.com, innerpower and from a good friend :4: If you need anything let me know.

    P/s: Never ever use Fedex ... they suck big time

    Will do bro :top:

    Thanks bro ... I luv your ride bro especially the mods you done to her :love: Hope she finds a good owner :top: GLWS

    Thanks very much bro for sorting out the A-Pillar, really saved me from trouble sourcing for one :top: Yup we should do a diy session :4:
     
  10. gendong

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    Best justification ever!! :top: hehehehe.....
     
  11. e34_lover

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    Haha is that what I am now..... :rock:
     
  12. B33mEr

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    Hahaha ... i can't imagined explaining it to the police ... 'sumpah tok, kalau saya bawak slow engine mati sebab tu bawak laju' :4:

    Hahaha ... Also my sifu when it comes to S50 engine and diy ... I shall call you Yoda of the S50 :p
     
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    Continuing from the fuel pump diy, i decided to change the AFM and clean the K&N filter ... What i found out was the previous workshop over oiled the filter which causes the heating plate in the AFM to be covered with filter oil. That explains partly on the rich tune.

    The custom intake which i find it to be really cool :rock:
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    Unscrew the the connector to the AFM
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    Unscrew everything else and carefully remove the intake and the AFM
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    Wash the filter under running water ... The excess oil was shocking (sorry didn't take pics) After that left it to dry for over night. Even after washing the excess oil still remains
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    Closeup ...
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    Filter, hose and connectors all clean up with the new AFM
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    Put everything else back together on the reverse order ... Job done:rock:
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    The old AFM is covered by filter oil and i'm pretty sure that with a good dose of contact cleaner or CRC MAF cleaner it should be good as new ... Well at least i have a backup AFM :4: and never give workshop to re-oil the filter.
     
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    Congratz on your new acquisition bro!!

    Finally your post is here. It's been a few weeks since we bumped into each other :4:

    Cheers.
    seewai
     
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    Lol you give me too much credit dude. Its all about helping out the community!

    Bring the MAF with you the next time you come, I'll help you clean it with MAF cleaner.

    Bring you car as well!!! Waiting to have a look at it lol. And racun you with some supersprint goodness again :65:
     
  16. BlackCat

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    Congratulations on your new acquisition & enjoy her companionship!

    Its good to know that she has gone to a good home :top:
     
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    woohoo! i am impressed..bro syed, congrats on the ///M acquisition....nice diy job too
     
  18. B33mEr

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    hehe thanks bro, will bring her along :4: ... the Supersprint really do bring out the beast of the S50 :love:

    Thanks bro for the kind words ... Definitely will try my best to maintain her proper :4:


    Hehe thanks Cikgu ... am bitten by the diy bug already hehe, not sure with the wife's reaction when the house compound becomes a mini worshop hahaha
     
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    Thats my house in my home town. :p mum always complains :p
     
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    Thanks bro :4: ... It was nice meeting you the other day, hope to meet you again in one of the tt together with your beast :top:
     

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