101 Performance Projects for Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000

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Motorbooks, Sep 15, 2006 - Transportation - 272 pages
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 Since its introduction in 1975, the BMW 3-series has earned a reputation as one of the world's greatest sports sedans. Unfortunately, it has also proven one of the more expensive to service and maintain. This book is dedicated to the legion of BMW 3-series owners who adore their cars and enjoy restoring, modifying, and maintaining them to perfection; its format allows more of these enthusiasts to get out into the garage and work on their BMWs-and in the process, to save a fortune.

 

Created with the weekend mechanic in mind, this extensively illustrated manual offers 101 projects that will help you modify, maintain, and enhance your BMW 3-series sports sedan. Focusing on the 1984-1999 E30 and E36 models, 101 Performance Projects for Your BMW 3-Series presents all the necessary information, covers all the pitfalls, and assesses all the costs associated with performing an expansive array of weekend projects.

 

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Contents

Replacing Brake Pads
155
Rebuilding Brake Calipers
157
Parking Brake Adjustment
159
Big Brake Upgrade
160
Parking Brake Shoe Replacement
164
Brake Line Replacement
165
Replacing Brake Discs
167
SUSPENSION
169

Replacing Spark PlugsCoils
33
Replacing the Valve Cover Gasket
35
Machine Shop 101
37
Camshaft Replacement
41
Intake Manifold Removal
45
VANOS InstallationSetting Cam Timing
48
Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement
53
Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement
54
Lower Chain Tensioner Replacement
55
Head Gasket Replacement
56
VANOS Oil Line and Solenoid Replacement
66
Oil Pan Gasket Replacement
67
E30 Timing Belt Replacement
69
E30 Valve Adjustment
74
Turbos and Superchargers
76
Engine Management Systems
83
Rod Bearings and Oil Pump Nut Replacement
86
Motor Mount Replacement
90
Installing a Performance Intake System
91
FUEL INJECTION
93
Replacing the Oxygen Sensor
94
Reading BMW Fuel Injection Fault Codes
95
Monitoring OBDII Systems
99
Fuel Injector Replacement
101
Replacing the Fuel PumpFuel Level Sender
104
Installing a Performance Chip
107
WATER COOLING
109
Coolant Change
110
Radiator and Hose Replacement
114
Water Pump and Thermostat Replacement
117
TRANSMISSIONDRIVE AXLESSHIFTER
119
Replacing Automatic Transmission Fluid
120
Replacing Automatic Transmission Lines
124
Replacing Transmission Mounts
125
Replacing the Driveshaft Flex DiscGuibo
127
Center Driveshaft Bearing Replacement
129
Replacing Your Shift Bushings
131
a Short Shift Kit
135
Transmission Removal
137
Clutch Replacement
139
Replacing the Clutch Slave Cylinder
144
Replacing Manual Transmission Fluid
145
Replacing CV Joints Boots and Axles
146
EXHAUST
148
Muffler and Hanger Replacement
149
Exhaust Manifold Replacement
150
BRAKES
152
Bleeding Brakes
153
Alignment on Your BMW
170
Front Suspension Overhaul
173
Replacing Front Shocks and Springs
180
Replacing Rear Shocks and Springs
184
Replacing Rear Shock Mounts
186
E36 Performance Suspension Lowering Your BMW
189
Installing a Strut Tower Brace
192
Steering Wheel Replacement
194
Installing the Lower Crossbrace
196
BODYINTERIOR TRIM
198
Door Panels and Lock Troubleshooting
199
Installing an Aftermarket Shift Knob
201
Replacing Hood Shocks
202
Replacing Lenses and Bulbs
205
Headliner Replacement
206
Convertible Top Adjustment and Repair
208
Installing a Rear Spoiler
209
Convertible Rear Window Replacement
211
M3 Mirror Upgrade
213
Replacing Emblems
214
Sunroof Removal and Repair
215
Seat Removal and Sport Seat Installation
218
Power Seat Repair
219
GAUGES AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
222
Headlamp Switch Replacement
223
Troubleshooting Electrical Problems
224
Resetting the Air Bag Warning Lamp SRS
226
Starter Replacement
227
Starter System Troubleshooting
229
Brake Switch Replacement
231
DME SwapRepair
232
Radio Head Unit Installation
234
Alternator Troubleshooting and Replacement
236
Replacing Gauge Cluster Light Bulbs
238
Installing Colored Gauge Faces
241
BMW Alarm Systems
243
Installing an HID Lighting System
246
Euro EllipsoidAngel Eyes Installation
248
Installing a CD Changer
250
MISCELLANEOUS
253
Personal Touches
254
Air Conditioning Maintenance and Upgrade
258
Stubborn BoltStud Removal
261
Using Car Bras and Car Fi
263
Tire and Wheel Sizing
264
Dyno Testing
268
INDEX
270
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About the author (2006)

 Wayne R. Dempsey is the author of 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911How to Rebuild and Modify Porsche 911 Engines, and 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster, all from Motorbooks. Dempsey resides in southern California.

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