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I'm a certified car nut. Did my first engine swap when I was 17yrs old because I hydro-locked my MK3 Golf. That was my first car as well...

I have a deep love for old school european cars, I myself own a 1991 BMW 318is that has had all sorts of work done to it. An engine swap from an E36 is probably the most major improvement I've made. If anyone is interested I'd more than happy to direct them to a build page that I have elsewhere on the web :)


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comment problem with overheating and heater core in 1998 Subaru Forester
Did the mechanic replace the thermostat as well? Was it bled properly after all of those items were replaced?
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comment My AC works well at night only
What kind of car is it? What year? Older cars that used to run on R12 that were converted to run R134a suffer from a decrease in performance. The reason for this may be due to smaller condenser size... Could you provide a little bit more info?
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answered When I drive my car through a puddle the power steering goes out.
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answered Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?
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comment Removing Mitsubishi Galant 2000 V6 Engine
Do you have access to a lift? Might be easier to drop everything all together from the bottom.
Jun
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comment Radio Wiring diagrams and/or color codes?
Cheers! That definitely looks a bit more thorough! You can discern the connectors by the color of the wires leading into it. That's how I was able to wire up my car when I was completing my engine swap =D
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answered Radio Wiring diagrams and/or color codes?
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revised Intermittent stall at idle
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answered Intermittent stall at idle
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comment What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
I would suggest getting the same shocks that came equipped with the car from the factory. This will have the most forgiving ride out of any of the possible suspension setups. You never mentioned what kind of car you have...that might help us get an idea.
Jun
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comment What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
What are you looking to get out of it? Do you want a firmer ride for better handling? Do you intend to take the car to the track? Usually the higher the price, the more adjustable the suspension setup. For 2k you'll get adjustable coil overs which allow you to mess around with ride height, they should also come with adjustable rates too... these would firm up the rebound and MAYBE even the compression. Lets hear back from you regarding what you intend to do with the car first!
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comment Is Prestone “All Makes/All Models” coolant *really* compatible with all models?
For the most part what the manufacturer is saying...is true. Using an anti-freeze that is not recommended will in fact lead to build up of corrosion in the coolant passages of the engine block or anywhere else it flows. BMW recommends a phosphate free coolant that reduces the chances of corrosion
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answered Power Steering Fluid for 1997 BMW 528i?
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answered Do I need to torque my spark plugs?
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answered How do I find wiper refills for my 2008 Nissan Frontier?