#bmw-m42

johna updated 9 months ago
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1.8-litre 4-cylinder twincam engine available in the E30 and E36 BMW 3-series. Replaced in 1996 by the bmw-m44.

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More about flywheel options for BMW M40, M42 and M44 engines

johna posted a discussion 6 years ago
As I need to replace the clutch in my supercharged 1998 318is I have been looking into what options there are for a stronger and preferably lighter clutch. M42/M44 dual mass flywheel and...
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Lighter Flywheel Options for BMW M42

johna posted a discussion 8 years ago
Ever since I bought my 318is I have always felt it would benefit from a lighter flywheel mainly as it is particularly slow to drop revs on upchanges. It would probably also help acceleration too....
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My 1994 318is: Final Update

johna posted about 1994 BMW 318is 8 years ago
Today I said farewell to my 1994 318is coupe, which has served me well for the last five years. The new owner picked it up this morning and left on a 1,000 km journey back to his home on the NSW...
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BMW M42 Engine Technical Information (E36 from 1/1994)

johna posted a discussion 8 years ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. Document no. 110194000, January 1994. BMW has updated the M42 four cylinder engine to optimize noise levels (acoustics) and to comply with emission regulations...
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BMW M42 Engine Technical Information (E30)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. BMW has developed a completely new 16 valve, four cylinder engine which is ideally suited for the E30 vehicle. The new M42 engine will be found in two new...
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BMW M42 Engine Technical Information (E36)

johna posted a KB article 8 years ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. Document no. 110192000, March 1992. With the introduction of the M42 powered E36 models, the successful and proven M42 four cylinder engine has been revised...
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My second 1990 318is

johna posted about 1990 BMW 318is #2 8 years ago
This is my second E30 318is. My first one was red and I had owned it for several years, from 135,000km to 290,000km. I sold it and bought a different car but missed the little lightweight 318is...
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About My 1994 318is

johna posted about 1994 BMW 318is 8 years ago
This is my 1994 BMW 318is coupe with M42 engine. I bought it in September 2007 with just under 160,000km. Today it has travelled just over 210,000km. It still had the original 15" alloy wheels on...
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BMW E36 318is Starting problem solved

johna posted about 1994 BMW 318is 10 years ago
I have been having a problem with my 1994 318is with M42 engine. Intermittently, if the car is hot, it won't start. All the lights come on, but there is no turning of the starter motor at all....
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BMW E36 Coupe Headliner Replacement

johna posted about 1994 BMW 318is 10 years ago
This was my project this weekend: to replace the headliner on my E36 coupe (no sunroof). For this project I had the book "101 Performance Projects For Your BMW 3 Series 1982-2000", a can of...
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BMW M42 318is Starting fault - fluctuating revs

johna posted about 1994 BMW 318is 10 years ago
When I start my M42 powered 1994 E36 318is the revs jump up to about 1500 then drop down to almost stalling speeds, then go up and down a few more times, then stabilise at normal idle speed, about...
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