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Forum: General Chit Chat 07-15-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By paul somlo
Yes I am - in fact, I'm in Denver right now.

Yes I am - in fact, I'm in Denver right now.
Forum: Misc 06-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By paul somlo
There's also a rubber profile gasket that's...

There's also a rubber profile gasket that's sandwiched between the chain case and the underside of the head. It's ends mate with the "half rectangle" gasket that you replaced. Sometimes, that...
Forum: Lounge 05-05-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,367
Posted By paul somlo
Averaging about 29-32 in mixed driving, 245,000...

Averaging about 29-32 in mixed driving, 245,000 miles on the clock now. I'm thinking straight highway, probably 34-36.

Just got back from a 2,000 mile trip in a manual Honda Civic; first tank was...
Forum: Electrical 03-12-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By paul somlo
Is the solenoid clicking? Regardless of the EWS...

Is the solenoid clicking? Regardless of the EWS error, I would start probing for voltage at the starter/solenoid and checking electrical connections. It's possible that when you put the intake back...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 03-12-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By paul somlo
Will do

Will do
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 03-07-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By paul somlo
What happened, is that I got involved in other...

What happened, is that I got involved in other stuff, but mostly, I never could find a shipping box large enough to hold the length of the splash pan. While I'd like to get them out of my garage,...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 01-25-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By paul somlo
Will do - and at 240,000 miles, lots to talk...

Will do - and at 240,000 miles, lots to talk about. What part of Denver are you?
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 01-25-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By paul somlo
Another 'ti in Colorado - howdy neighbor!

Another 'ti in Colorado - howdy neighbor!
Forum: NorCal 01-19-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By paul somlo
There's also a rubber profile gasket between the...

There's also a rubber profile gasket between the lower chain case and the underside of the head. The profile gasket between upper and lower covers butts up against it. Where they meet can be a...
Forum: Engine 01-01-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By paul somlo
I don't know the nature of the failure, so if...

I don't know the nature of the failure, so if you've definitively troubleshot this thing, forgive me. Being a fairly passive device, the failure rate of the cam sensor is very low. I believe it's a...
Forum: Engine 12-20-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By paul somlo
The reservoir has an integral filter, not sure...

The reservoir has an integral filter, not sure that anything can be done to clean it, other than replacing it. As Bazar said, look in the reservoir while the car is idling, see if there's foam. ...
Forum: Interior and ICE 12-07-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By paul somlo
I don't see anything with those last four digits,...

I don't see anything with those last four digits, but it seems it would have to be on one of these two diagrams:

https://www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/search/selectCar/E36/com/BMW+318ti+M44/USA/51_2162
...
Forum: HVAC 12-07-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By paul somlo
Depends - if you have an M42 engine, yes. If you...

Depends - if you have an M42 engine, yes. If you have the M44 engine, no; you'll have to buy the entire housing/thermostat assembly. I believe the M42 had an aluminum thermostat housing, as well.
...
Forum: HVAC 12-07-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By paul somlo
Thermostat failed in open position.

Thermostat failed in open position.
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains - US 12-07-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By paul somlo
Not much on racing, but thanks anyway. I pretty...

Not much on racing, but thanks anyway. I pretty much drive it and enjoy working on it (most of the time). I've had it since new, and 21 years later, it's still my daily driver. Do you autocross? ...
Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains - US 12-06-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By paul somlo
Haven't seen a 318ti in Colorado in over a year...

Haven't seen a 318ti in Colorado in over a year now, although Co's in Loveland tells me I'm not the only one.

Paul
'96ti 240,000mi
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-06-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By paul somlo
Text sent.

Text sent.
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-05-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By paul somlo
I think those may be a bit out of my price range,...

I think those may be a bit out of my price range, Kaelan. I'm basically looking for two steel wheels to mount some snow tires on. I've got two snow tires already mounted, I'll put those on the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-04-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By paul somlo
34,000 miles? I hate you (kidding). Welcome...

34,000 miles? I hate you (kidding).

Welcome to the club, nice to know that I'm not the only 'ti left in Colorado. It's been over a year since I last sighted one, on Colorado Blvd in Cherry...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 11-29-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By paul somlo
I'd like to give it a few days or so and see if...

I'd like to give it a few days or so and see if someone local responds. I did post it up on the 318ti Facebook page and had two people non-local respond last night. If I end up shipping it, I'll...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 11-28-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By paul somlo
Free - Splash Panels, etc. for '96 318ti, Colorado

I took these off years ago, have no intention of putting them back on. 51711977118 was purchased new, never installed, it's counterpart for the other side looks to be fully intact. The two brake...
Forum: Engine 11-25-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By paul somlo
Sure - remove the head and use a good straight...

Sure - remove the head and use a good straight edge w/feeler gages. But, if there is warpage, I would expect it to be the head, not the block. And the head can be easily straightened/machined.
...
Forum: Engine 11-25-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By paul somlo
The camshaft sensor is an expensive part - unless...

The camshaft sensor is an expensive part - unless you're absolutely certain that it's defective, you might think about getting a used one, maybe try Bavarian Auto Recycling. They don't fail often,...
Forum: Engine 11-24-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By paul somlo
You've got so much going on, that it's hard to...

You've got so much going on, that it's hard to point fingers.

Based on the "Backstory", I'd say that overheating compromised the head gasket as the head warped and that much of what you're seeing...
Forum: Knowledge Base 10-31-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 34,902
Posted By paul somlo
Some of the pics are visible, some were...

Some of the pics are visible, some were apparently loaded to photobucket, however.
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