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#2946 of 5378 Re: 1995 318is convt. Questions [jimbo409]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I just looked at the 95 318is and there is a noise when the car is in neutral manual trans. The owner said he thinks this is a heat shield by the catalytic converter
It could be a heat shield, but it might also be a transmission fault- which is why I strongly advise that you have a good BMW tech inspect the car.
Also the radio has a code on the faceplate. He said that the battery ran dead and the code came on. He said that the bmw dealer has to give you the code to reprogram. Could this be right?
Yes you need to pull the radio and write down the serial number. Any BMW dealer should then be able to provide the code upon proof of vehicle ownership. You simply enter the five digit numeric code through the buttons on the faceplate.
#2947 of 5378 Re: 1995 318is convt. Questions [div2]
Jul 11, 2006 (4:01 am)
Thanks so much for your help. Jim
#2948 of 5378 difference between 318ic and 318is
Jul 11, 2006 (7:03 am)
What is the difference between these two
#2949 of 5378 Re: difference between 318ic and 318is [jimbo409]
Jul 11, 2006 (8:17 am)
Sounds like one's a coupe and the other's a sedan.
#2950 of 5378 Re: difference between 318ic and 318is [jimbo409]
Jul 11, 2006 (11:17 am)
What is the difference between these two?
#2951 of 5378 Sythnetic oil Now
Jul 13, 2006 (10:31 am)
I just bought a 1995 318ic convt with 50,000 original miles It is in excellent condition. I am wondering if I can now start putting in synthetic oil instead of the regular oil that the old owner was putting in. Also any recommenditions on type and weight of oil to use. Thanks again Jim. LOVE THIS SITE
#2952 of 5378 Re: HEAD REST [sgfryer]
Jul 13, 2006 (10:33 am)
Never did find a solution. No help from Dealer or BMW. Doesn't look like we'll find one
#2954 of 5378 Re: Sythnetic oil Now [jimbo409]
Jul 13, 2006 (5:34 pm)
I am wondering if I can now start putting in synthetic oil instead of the regular oil that the old owner was putting in.
I would switch to Mobil 1 0W-40 and change it when the Service Interval Indicator tells you(7500 miles). Change the transmission oil(Mobil 1 ATF) and rear axle oil(Mobil 1/Redline/Valvoline Synpower 75W-90) every 50000 miles.
#2955 of 5378 BMW automatic windshield wipers
Jul 14, 2006 (10:06 am)
I own a 2006 BMW 330 xi and have one major problem. The automatic windshield wiper is almost always much too fast [ sometimes insanely so ] even when kept at its lowest sensitivity setting. Additionally if the automatic wiper is left on when I leave the car and it has started raining by the time I get back, the wiper is merrily wiping away. Finally there seems to be very little difference in wiper response between the most [top] and the least [bottom] sensitivity settings. I hate driving when it rains. Giorgio