View Full Version : What needs to be fixed/repaired on your car?

Justin e36
08-07-2004, 10:49 PM
Post a list of everything that is pending to be fixed/repaired on your car? ... I'm interested to see how many people are having the same problems with their bimmers...

I'll start:

- Subframe bushings
- Front Ball Joints
- bent rims (new ones are coming)
- needs bodyjob + paint

08-07-2004, 11:06 PM
Damn thing constantly says my tail light is out no matter if I replace the bulb or not.

Several spots of rust, and I believe I gotta rebuild my rockers.

08-07-2004, 11:13 PM
Subframe busings
leaky exhaust
bumper surrounds
mysterious gas odour at 1/4 empty and full

08-08-2004, 02:14 AM
suspension / rims / tires / airbag light / abs light / mysterious vibration but only at certain speeds

08-08-2004, 02:19 AM
one of the horns
speakers blown
power antenna is seized

just fixed/and or replaced- catalytic converter, wiper linkage, headgasket, fuel filter

08-08-2004, 02:26 AM
need new evaporator
tie rod
driveshaft needs to be rebuilt.
possible fuel pump going.

08-08-2004, 02:35 AM
100% right now, however here is a little list of items done this year:

Engine Mount
Head Gasket
intake valve
idle control valve

of course airbag light but i think everyone with a E36 has that problem, i just said fuk that and took out the bulb, i'm not replacin that BS for 200 bucks that does nothing anyway

08-08-2004, 03:32 AM
///M5: left foglight bulb
shitbox: needs new box, almost all shit now

///m powered
08-08-2004, 04:01 AM
engine rebuilt lol
replaced shocks / springs

nothing really has blown out on my i guess... yet
i've replaced most of the things on my because i jsut felt it was time

08-08-2004, 05:42 AM
Rear wheel bearings, CV joints, rear control arm bushings (offset), new tires soon, turbo, front control arm bushings (m3) that finishes it all up.

EVERYTHING else has been done!

08-09-2004, 11:03 PM
i need to finnish my dual exhaust, i started then got side tracked and havent finnished it yet

i have a blown shock in the front
i need a trim peice for the back bumper

mysterious shaking from 110-115 KM/H possible bent rim
4 new tires
need to paint my bumpers and side skirts

few dents to pull and scratched to fix up
alignment job needed badly (waiting for shocks and springs)

08-09-2004, 11:06 PM
front ball joints
1 bent rim
needs paint job
dent on hood
engine rebuilt would be nice

the only nice thing about my car is the interior which is mint

Chris de la Cruz
08-09-2004, 11:39 PM
brake lining light
gas odour after hard cornering
new tires
stone chips and tiny dents
change to plastic bumpers
get skirts to match is lip :D

08-10-2004, 12:43 AM
Thats not too bad, just look at my Pug's service list, considering nothing was fixed by the dumbass who owned it before.

Things to do:
Small rust spots around where rustproofing was done
Driveshafts and their bearings
Drive shaft seals on tranny
Leaky Gasket
Cylinder seals
Shocks, sighs its a big one
Distributor casing needs replacing
Rubber boot on engine air intake
Rear Brake distributor
Timing belts just to be safe
Speedo cable, (case of jumpy speedo)
DTM exhaust from manifold
and whatever else is messed up

08-10-2004, 12:56 AM
That I can think of right now:

Passenger power window wiring- can anyone do this or recommend anyone who can?

OBC doesn't sit straight

Interior detailing

Paint/Rust work

New bumpers (get rid of diving boards)

Air conditioning

08-10-2004, 01:44 AM
- ABS Sensor
- Mysterious virbrating/shaking at 100-115km/h (possible bent rim)
- Warped front rotors

08-10-2004, 05:38 AM
Control arm bushing

Small Oilpan leak


Suspension (untill yesterday PSS9's now installed)

New wheels (Hamann HM3's would not fit, incorrect offset to begin with?)

Rebuild or replace front calipers.

There is always atleast one thing wrong with my car. In the first year I had it I spent 5g's on maintanance. So far this year, 1500.

08-10-2004, 06:24 AM
i just got a new battery yesterday cause my car didn't want to start. the damn thing cost me $181.83 what a rip off

08-10-2004, 09:35 AM
181 for a battery?
ru crazy?
i can buy a top of the line 2 year warrenty battery from canadian tire for under 100 bucks

08-10-2004, 10:34 AM
I need the following:
- A/C recharged (slow leak somewhere?)
- some minor rust work/new paint job

Very little needs to be done now. I have got almost everything done/fixed.

08-10-2004, 10:44 AM
Front struts - replacing with H&R cupkit at the end of this month
A/C condensor
Warped rotor front - Replace rotors on rear - Brakes all around
ABS senor
Minor rust/new paint job

08-10-2004, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by RevShoT
181 for a battery?
ru crazy?
i can buy a top of the line 2 year warrenty battery from canadian tire for under 100 bucks

I know my mechanic ripped me off
to top it all

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