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Red BMW E36 drifting! Nice car

27th February 2007

Red BMW E36 drifting! Nice car

Hi Friends,

 

This is a nice BMW E36 donuts video. I found it and the car is really cool. I always thought that red BMWs are fabulous and this is a proof. Take a look and enjoy. BTW, I have a silver BMW, and I think silver looks good too on BMWs, so don’t miss understand me because I love my car VEEEERY much. Anyway, wait for my next post ok?

 

 



 

I hope you liked the video . . . if not, come on let’s see your videos ;-)

 

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Tony Sticks.

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25th February 2007

DIY (Do It Yourself) section is added!

Hello,

 

I’ve added a new section to my BMW blog. It’s the DIY (Do It Yourself) section. This new section will have more items as I add new technical tips/information to the blog. So it should grow with time. You can see it at the top menu right above this article. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

 

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Tony Sticks.

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24th February 2007

Reset BMW E36 oil service light

Hello my friends,

After changing the oil for your car, the oil service light stays on (on the red) and it becomes very annoying to you sometimes. It makes me upset just to see it like that, so I wanted to find out how this creature is reset. It turned out that the procedure is very simple and it doesn’t need time, money or even special equipment. Well, only a paperclip ;-). The following article will show you how this thing is done within couple minutes. BTW, I didn’t write this article. I found it here in case you want to read it. Ready? ok here we go . . .

 

Disclaimer: Use this procedure at your own risk!! I’m not responsible for your mistakes man! :D

First, pop your hood and find the diagnostic data port. It is located on the right side of the engine bay near the right strut tower.

 

 

 

Unscrew the cap. You will see a big Pac-Man shaped hole and twenty little round holes. What is a Pac-Man? Never mind. We are only concerned with pin 7 and pin 19 (note: the words "pin" and "hole" are used interchangeably in this text). Refer to the picture below to find pins 7 and 19.

 

 


 

What we will be doing in this exercise is connecting pins 7 and 19 with a paperclip for four seconds. This will reset the oil service light. Simple, no? But first, here is the list of pins and what they are supposed to do:

 

Pin Terminal Description
1 TD TD Signal
2 Not occupied
3 Not occupied
4 Not occupied
5 Not occupied
6 Not occupied
7 SI Service Interval Reset
8 Not occupied
9 Not occupied
10 Not occupied
11 Not occupied
12 61 (D+) Generator Charge Indicator
13 Not occupied
14 30 Voltage; Hot At All Times
15 RXD Diagnostic Data Link
16 15S Voltage; Ignition Switch in Run
17 Not occupied
18 PGSP Programming Line
19 31 Ground
20 TXD Diagnostic Data Link

 

OK, using a paperclip, Bend your paperclip it so it looks like this:

 


 

Well it doesn’t have to look exactly like this, but you get the idea. Use pliers if you have to. We want those little loops at the end to maximize the contact with the conductors in the holes of the data port. If you can’t make those little loops at the ends, that’s okay. Just don’t go running around with sharp objects.

 

OK, now you’re ready to reset the oil service light, so turn the ignition key to position II, but don’t start the car. Get out of the car and go to the data port. Always connect pin 7 first. Once you’ve inserted one end into pin 7, insert the other end into pin 19 and hold it there for 4 seconds. Then remove the paperclip. Check the dash and the oil inspection lights should be reset. The reset occurs upon removal of the clip.

 

IMPORTANT: DO NOT HOLD IT THERE FOR LONGER THAN 10 SECONDS or you may inadvertently reset your inspection I/II interval.

 

 

OK, you’re done. It was pretty easy as I promised! wasn’t it?

 

 

Are you looking for more do it yourself procedures (DIY) ? I recommend the Bentley BMW 3 series service manual for you. I got it and I think it’s a gold mine for us -BMW E36 Owners-. If you didn’t grab your copy yet, get it right now! I’m sure you’ll find this book worth every penny you’ve paid for. Get the Bentley BMW 3 series service manual

 

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Tony Sticks.

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20th February 2007

BMW E36 on board computer . . . learn how to use it

Hey Guys,

 

I’ve been looking for information about how to use the on board computer (OBC) for sometime now and I finally found it :-) Yaay! Below I will list what you can accomplish using the on board computer, so read on and let me know what you think.

 

Disclaimer: Use this procedure at your own risk!!


TEMP (A-TEMP)

Outside temperature

 

Displays the outside temperature after pressing the TEMP (A-TEMP) button. If it falls below +3�C, a gong signal is heard as a warning; the outside temperature is displayed and flashes for eight seconds.
The warning is repeated if the temperature rises to at least +6�C and then drops again to +3�C.

 

RANGE (REICHW)

Probable range

 

This display indicates after pressing the RANGE (REICHW) button how far the car can probably be driven on the fuel remaining in the tank. The value takes into account the way in which the car has so far been driven. A plus sign (+) in front of the displayed value means that it is still undergoing a correction process (measuring tolerance).
If three horizontal display segments flash, the range is below 15km and the car should be refuelled as soon as possible.
The on-board computer registers fuel added to the tank only when the engine has been stopped and the quantity of fuel exceeds four litres.

 

SPEED (GESCHW)

Average speed

 

Shows the average speed since the last reset. To display press the SPEED (GESCHW) button.

To reset the calculation press SET/RES. The on-board computer doesn’t include the time the car is standing with the engine off in its calculation.

 

CONSUM (VERBR)

Average fuel consumption

 

Average fuel consumption can be computed for two distances in parallel. Each time the button CONSUM (VERBR) is pressed, the display alternates between the average consumptions for distances one and two. There is also an indication of whether distance one or two is being displayed.

To reset the calculation press SET/RES.

 

DIST (DISTANZ)

Distance from destination

 

After pressing the DIST (DISTANZ) button the display shows how far the car is from the destination, provided the total distance was input before the journey started.
The probable time of arrival, which is recalculated continually as driving conditions change, is also displayed.
If the car has already completed the full distance which was input, the distance value is preceded by a minus sign ().

 

LIMIT

Speed limit

 

If you exceed a speed limit which you have previously input, you will hear a warning gong. The corresponding LED flashes and the display shows the stored limit briefly. The warning is repeated if the speed limit is again exceeded after the car’s speed has in the meantime dropped by at least 5 km/h below the entered value.
To cancel the speed limit input press the LIMIT button again. The LED goes out but the stored value is not lost and can be re-activated with the Limit button.
To adopt the car’s actual speed as the limit value press the LIMIT and then the SET/RES button.

 

km/mls

Display units changeover

Press the km/mls button to switch display units between km/h and mph or litres per 100km and mpg and back.

 

CODE

Immobilizing vehicle

 

A 4-digit number can be entered with the "CODE" key in ignition switch position 1. The engine hood and radio contact is monitored when the vehicle is parked with CODE armed. The engine cannot be started until the same code number is entered again in the BC to disarm the system. Depending on the selected function, the small display shows either the date or the time. Date and time can be displayed for 8 seconds by pressing the key in ignition lock position "0".

 

CHECK

Check control faults

 

A display test is performed if there are no check-control faults and the "CHECK" key is pressed for at least 10 seconds. The test appears immediately after pressing the "CHECK" key in ignition switch position 1 or when no check-control is coded in the BC V.

 

MEMO

Arbitrary reminder

 

An hour signal and/or any arbitrary reminder time can be programmed or checked with the "MEMO" key:

 

After pressing the "MEMO" for 3 seconds enter "MEMO" appears in the large display, ":00" appears in the small display.

 

After entering any time (minutes) with the digit keys "1" and "10" and acknowledging with the "SET/RES" key, the hour signal then sounds 15 seconds before each full hour plus the set time in minutes.

 

Gong time = Full hour plus input time in minutes minus 15 seconds.

 

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Tony Sticks.

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17th February 2007

Crazy drifts! This can’t be true!

Hi Friends,

 

This is a crazy drift that I could not believe. It’s not about BMW E36, but I thought you should see it. The guy who’s driving is really talented and I guess he should find a job in one of these stunt companies out there. He’s a master in the drifting art ;-)

 

Enjoy guys and don’t be sad that the car ain’t BMW E36. I’ll be back with BMW E36 drifting video soon. Keep the smile :-)

 



 

I hope you liked the video . . . if not, come on let’s see your videos ;-)

 

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Best regards,

Tony Sticks.

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