#bmw-m50

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Inline 6-cylinder engine available in various BMW models. Sizes were 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre. TU (Technical Update) engines were equipped with single VANOS. Replaced by the bmw-m52 around 1996.

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BMW M50TU Technical Information

johna posted a KB article 3 months ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. With the introduction of the 1993 E34 and E36 models, a revised version of the M50 engine is also introduced. The revised four valve, six cylinder engine is...
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Common problem with M50 vacuum connector

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 6 years ago
There's a common problem with the BMW M50 engines as fitted to the E36 320i and 325i, and the E34 520i and 525i. On the intake manifold there is a air pipe connection that over time can come...
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Sold my 325i

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 7 years ago
With some remorse already, last weekend I sold my 1991 BMW 325i. It had been for sale for sometime, and as I hadn't any idea what I would replace it with, I was in no rush to sell it. But it...
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BMW E36 instrument cluster intermittently stops working

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 7 years ago
The instruments in my 1991 E36 BMW 325i intermittently stop working. Usually it happens when I operate some electrical equipment like the wipers or press the brake pedal and activate the brake light...
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Replaced the roof lining on my E36 325i

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 7 years ago
The parts car I just purchased had a good roof lining. It had been retrimmed at some point and was still in good condition, but a little dirty. I took it out, gave it a good clean and fitted it...
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Rust repair

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 8 years ago
My 325i has what appeared to be surface rust around the boot seal. This seems to be a common rust area on E36s, particularly the early models. I didn't really want to put too much effort in to...
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Lightweight flywheel options for BMW M50 engine

johna posted a discussion 8 years ago
I like the idea of replacing the dual mass flywheel in my 325i with a conventional flywheel next time I have to replace a clutch. There are quite a few aftermarket lightweight flywheels available...
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BMW M50 Engine Technical Information (E36)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. Document no. 110490000, October 1990. BMW has developed a new six-cylinder, four valve engine which will be found in the 525i model. Known internally as the...
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My 1991 325i - Update

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 8 years ago
The 325i is now finally registered in NSW so I was able to go for a short drive today. The engine sounds great and mostly runs well. The idle is not bad but is a little irregular at times. It is...
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First drive, and first steps to registration for my new 1991 325i

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 8 years ago
It was my first chance to drive the car today and have a good look over it, as I had to go and get a blue slip or whatever it is called now. Good news - it passed with no problems. I can...
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Finally, my new 1991 325i is delivered

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 8 years ago
I finally got the car around 6:30am this morning, 10 days after the original planned delivery date. I haven't had a good look at it yet but so far so bad... The paint is not so good, with clear...
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Delivery problems for my new 1991 325i

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 8 years ago
I was expecting the car tonight but being Friday the 13th things did not go smoothly. The transport truck had an accident earlier this afternoon and was written off. My car is apparently unharmed....
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Just bought a 1991 325i sight unseen

johna posted about 1991 BMW 325i 8 years ago
I have been looking for a replacement for my '94 318is coupe for quite a few months now. I was wanting the practicality of a 4-door due to having to soon carry a baby seat, etc. I had a strange...
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