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My E36 Experience

Discussion in 'E36' started by anxious, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. initialM

    initialM Official Member

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    U hold the longest ownership record for E36. I mite get back E36 or E39 if both my cars sold.
     
  2. bmw7833

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    E39 540i? Vroom vroom..
     
  3. ICEMAN 68

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    yeh imagine the days when there is not much info about how to maintain a UDM ....but luckily there was BMW.CLUB.MALAYSIA.com.my which was on the early stages in growing ...circa around 2002~3

    if ya plunging back to E36 or E39 ...get the ultimate one ..///M or closer to it ....
     
  4. initialM

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    Yeah still remember those days when I browsing the forum for at least 6 mths before buying my 1st UDM. Lots of hardship went thru. I'm making the biggest mistake as there is no turning back. Its a priceless sextifaction. Too bad need to let go the experience due to unexpected circumtances. To iceman & anxious, my hats off to you for keeping the E36 to its glory.
     
  5. Russie

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    This is my 5th year owning my little humble E36 M43 :) Throughout the years, got happy moments, got frustrating moments... Good ol' E36!
     
  6. anxious

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    My E36 is in the workshop. The gearbox light came on today and the gearbox wasnt working well in D mode. Had to engage 1,2,3 and 4 manually by shifting the gear levers.

    Most likely a gearbox overhaul job......ouch!
     
  7. initialM

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    Change to 5 speed autobox bro or better the manual hehe
     
  8. vic100

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    Dear brothers,

    I am Victor here. I wish to purchase BMW E36 for commuting to work.

    Is it a good car ? Anybody please give me some guidance. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Victor
     
  9. V-Man

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    If you start a new thread, you may get better response. First, try to make an introduction at the Newbies section. Then browse through the E36 Sub-Forums which has plenty to offer, with many on the same query as yours. If you still did not get your answer, a new thread is advised. Hope to see you around. Cheers.
     
  10. vic100

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    UDM vs AB ?

    Dear brothers, I am Vicky. Newcomer to BMW forum. May I know the difference bet. UDM and AB ? Is it different version of BMW ?

    Thank you

    Regards,
    Vic
     
  11. Iylia H

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    UDM=Ultimate Driving Machine=BMW car.
    AB=Auto Bavaria=BMW Car Dealer.
     
  12. Iylia H

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    UDM=Ultimate Driving Machine=BMW car.
    AB=Auto Bavaria=BMW Car Dealer.
     
  13. saz

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    may i ask. If the transmission light came on, is it means the time overhaul the gb? In my case, last 4 months, the light came on, and my mech solved it by reset the fault code. Second time, happened last week in Batu pahat, since no workshop have the comp. Socket, i just ask them to change the transmission oil, also the light gone, but i can feel the car vibrate more. Sifus, please advice.
     
  14. zeroed

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    Hello to all E36 ers!

    To be honest. I love and hate my E36. So confused. Hahaha. Why? Rojak too much in the pursuit of power. End up it feels weird.

    Lesson learned: Keep your E36's stock, well oiled and maintained, and it will definitely probably be awesome! (Jeffrey will agree)
     
  15. anxious

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    Well my light came on last month and I ended up overhauling the gearboxwhich costed me about RM4.5k. It running like a dream now.
     
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    Bro, cluth plates & torque converter u also changed or not?
     
  17. mael_WEK

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    we are on the same boat bro.. also 5th year of ownership e36 m43 1996 but so far no regret at all. The driving experience is priceless! makin lama makin sayanggggg... :)
     
  18. kitt

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    Yesterday = Shah Alam to Kuala Berang (Terengganu)
    Today = Kuala Berang back to Shah Alam
    Total Distance = 900km
    Car = E36 325i
    Result = I love my car so much! Handling at Karak Highway is excellent! Climbing the hill was effortless.High speed cruising from Bentong to Kuantan without any drama.I am a very satisfied owner!
     
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    Bro mind sharing where you fixed your GB? I need to overhaul my GB too for my 328.

    Thanks
     
  20. anxious

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    Chu Seng Auto,Pg . There gearbox repair kit includes clutch plates and seals.
     

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