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Daniel’s Bimmer

10th August 2008

Daniel’s Bimmer

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Hi Guys,

Daniel was so kind to send me some pics of his BMW E36. That was long time ago and I couldn’t publish something about this car until today. I always have a full schedule … you know 😉 .

The car looks really cool with the special touches and colors (I especially like the Plasma guages and the great sub & amplifier). The only thing that is upseting me is that Daniel is going to get rid of her because of the UAE regulations which is banning old cars. What a shame!

Take a look at the photos, then let’s hear your opinions…


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  1. 1 On August 10th, 2008, Johnny 5 said:

    “sod Em” Daniel with their UAE Regs.. banning old cars sure looks the bizz nice motor indeed…any way shouldnt there be some regulation to get rid of old officials LOL….its a shame to get rid of it id keep her in me garage and sleep with it weekends…

  2. 2 On August 10th, 2008, ckw328i said:

    looks a bit like mine only muuuuuuuuuuuuuuch nicer id move country brfore i sold it
    very nice e36!!!

  3. 3 On August 10th, 2008, MadChicken said:

    So ugly! Damn… Sorry man, nothing personal. It’s just my opinion.
    For me a perfect example for a good looking E36 is “Miss July 2007” from “Our Models” section.
    I can give other examples from the same section, but I don’t think it’s necessary.

  4. 4 On August 10th, 2008, seba said:

    Very nice car, it`sa shame you have to get rid of it!

  5. 5 On August 11th, 2008, tiny316i said:

    Ugly? I think it is a good looking E36, with amazing interiors. ‘Overlit’ maybe (in my country those blue underlights are considered tasteless), and those wheels are not my cup of tea, but overall a nice E36. Received lots of attention and love, and it shows.

    Oh, and who do they think they are? Banning old cars from streets… Smells like government taking care of car dealers needs, and screwing up regular citizens.

    You can legislate and enforce emission limits and stuff, but banning cars purely based on age is stupid.

  6. 6 On August 11th, 2008, johnny said:

    Rims are great, but the bumpers should be the same color as the car… Grey is not cool! 😀
    Interioer looks like a spaceship :D:D really cool 😀 Not my taste, though still cool! 😀

    Regards from Estonia,

  7. 7 On August 11th, 2008, Daniel said:

    Thanks Guys for the comments on my Bimmer!
    Really felt bad when I read the new law on the local newspapers… I even started to save on a new M3 front bumper, and got some new friends who can get me some side skirts, strut bar, dickie spoiler and led tail lamps! Did not even got the chance to install my Eibach Pro-Kit Springs… Guess I have to sell it all…. huhuhu

    Just want to share with you guys…
    I still remembered when I opened all the lights (including the dual Knight Rider beams inside the grill and underglow w/ strobe lights underneat the car) my 3yrs old niece asked me.. “Is that an Airplane?” then everybody started to laugh! While my nephew believes that my bimmer is a Transformer! hahaha
    They too will surely miss Her…

    QUICK QUESTION: Does anyone knows the “Vechicle Import Laws” in the Philippines? – I think I’ll send her to my home country….

    Thanks guys for your support!!!

  8. 8 On August 13th, 2008, Tim said:

    Cream steering wheel cover?? why do that to it?? but sweet car apart from that!!

  9. 9 On August 24th, 2008, Ken Edmundson said:

    I was wondering how you liked the headlights…I’m planning on buying a set just like those, but i’d really like to know how well the projectors work over the stock headlights that barely shine unless they’re aimed high……

  10. 10 On August 25th, 2008, Daniel said:


    TIM – Thanks! I installed the “CREAM” steering wheel cover just to go with the color of the seat covers, i also placed some “CREAM” seat belt cussions! 🙂 Just liked a light interior…

    KEN – The headlights are great! But you have to properly install and adjust them, as the beam levels should be just right, not blinding the oncoming drivers…
    it came with a high density Halogen bulbs (which is brighter than the ordinary ones), but you can change the bulbs with HID ones (so you’ll have a brighter view at night)… and note, the “Angel Eyes” i got doesn’t have the electronic light beam level adjuster, but it’s ok, it looks better than the stock lamps 🙂 I usualy turn on my fog lamps instead of the head lights (as seen on the picts above).. much nicer to see at night. I also suggest to install the upper EYE BROWS, to have a more aggressive look! 🙂

    Thanks for your comments!


  11. 11 On September 11th, 2008, Guetzer said:

    Hey guys!

    I really want to change my cluster from the amber gauges to something more interesting, i like Daniel’s cluster. Where did u get it from Daniel?

    Or if anyone else knows where i can get something like this please tell me! 😛

    I’ve searched everywhere, but it seems like there isnt alot of info about this.

    Thanx! 🙂

  12. 12 On September 14th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @Guetzer: I’ve seen these plasma gauges on the German Ebay, but now, I can’t find them… Sorry. I will keep looking and let you know if I found any.

  13. 13 On September 14th, 2008, Installing Plasma Gauges For Your BMW E36 . . . DIY! | BMW E36 Blog said:

    […] DIY (Do It Yourself) is a contribution by Daniel Castro, thanks Daniel. In the following text, you will find a detailed procedure on how you can remove […]

  14. 14 On October 17th, 2008, Daniel said:

    Dear Tony & Guetzer,

    Sorry to reply so late….
    I’ve drove back to the place I got the gauges, the gauges were all gone except for a last piece, for an E36 318…. Anyways, I’ve also searched the internet but I can’t locate the Brand names!!! The one I got was made by “HOWELL” brand (dark green box), I also looked around the box & manual, but there are no marks from where it was made! Even the salesperson doesn’t want to share the info!!! Maybe it’s from China? And you can also try to look for a “R-Dash” gauges (blue box)brand, for me, the quality is a bit lower than the Howell one…

    I’ll update you guys once I gain more info on this…


  15. 15 On December 30th, 2008, Ammar said:

    hi Daniel

    where u get this light?? me too in dubai am not able to find an accessories for my e36!!where i can repair my car in dubai its so bad to go the garage when they look to ur car & say we dont know how to repair they just know corrola


  16. 16 On January 1st, 2009, Daniel said:

    To Tony & To All Bimmer Enthusiasts…

    Wishing a prosperous 2009! and a whole year of clean pipes, lines, converters, sensors and filters. A whole year of smooth operations of your Engines & Transmissions…. another year of Bimmer Preservaton Perfection!!!

    BAD News – I’ve said Goodbye to my lovely E36 before the Gov’t started to implement the non-transfer of ownership for 15 yrs & above cars, which was on 1 Dec ’08.

    GOOD News – I’ve sold it to my neighbor!!! so I get to see her from time to time… transferred all my knowledge (including the E36 Service Manual & mechanic details) to the new owner. Whom in return loved her…. specially his son, he proudly called it “My Dad’s New Sport Car!” hehehe …

    So eventhou I’m not an “official” E36 owner, I’ll be dropping by from time to time and leave some nasty comments on your bimmers! – Just kidding! hehehehehe
    Surely will miss you all!

    To Ammar

    Khefalek (How are you?), I’ll be glad to show you the mechanic who specialized on German Cars (ironically, his garage’s name is Canada! hahahaha!) specially on Bimmers… We (ahem, myself also..) had done a wonderful job in maintaining the above LADY for more than 3 years in a smooth “almost as new” condition. Give me a buzz when you pass by Sharjah, so I can take you to him and also show you where the “Gold Mine” of parts & accessories are located!!! Just get some shouvels($$cash$$) ready, coz definitely you’ll be needing it! Etisalat – tamanya tamanya ashra arba itnin setta <keyboard )%)**!)$@^ … I hope you’ve got it, shukran.

    (Many Thanks to all…..Goodbye….)

    – Daniel

  17. 17 On January 1st, 2009, Tony Sticks said:

    @Daniel: Happy new year to you too Daniel. I hope 2009 will be a great year for all of us 🙂 . We hate to lose a good BMW E36 owner such as yourself but of course I wish you the best of luck and please drop by from time to time to share your knowledge with the rest of BMW E36 owners here.

    Take care.