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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-25-2018, 07:22:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Free M3?! I'll take it!

I would look at buying a totaled car to do a full interior swap from. It’ll cost a lot more if you do bit by bit
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-25-2018, 07:21:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,268
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: BAT prices are crazy!

Sedans do add value for a lot of people actually and do tend to sell higher than similarly spec’d Coupes
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-24-2018, 04:08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 5th gear detent.....is it possible?

No it cannot be done properly in the car. There is no physical way to get the bushing out and drift the new one in. As for doing them, yes. I would do them while you have all that stuff apart. You...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-23-2018, 04:43:18 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 35,188
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: My 99' Hellrot intro

Wow you got pretty lucky with that. What studs were they? I vote fender flares now since you have to repair it
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-23-2018, 04:37:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 196
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Socket Size Transmission Output Flange

Is yours actually leaking? If not don’t freaking touch it! Most of the time they don’t leak, the selector seal above it does.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-21-2018, 02:30:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New to E36 - Any maintenance advice?

Awesome man! I'm east coast but went to college in kzoo. I hope the cars not full of rust!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-20-2018, 05:55:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New to E36 - Any maintenance advice?

Looks worthy of saving to me. Realoem.com will be your saving grace for part numbers. Make sure you use good bushings like lemforder or meyle. Good luck and start a build thread as you go
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-20-2018, 02:03:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,848
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

couple of things

1. Damn that 328 looks clean!

2. You put so much work into the s52 and supercharger setup but I'm so excited to see an S54 going in.

3. If you don't mind me asking, how...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-20-2018, 01:55:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New to E36 - Any maintenance advice?

welcome to the e36 world. I don't know much about the maintenance on those engines but probably just gaskets, filters and rubber hoses etc. Might have to look into the cooling system as i'm sure that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-19-2018, 02:32:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Getting ready to do Flex disc and CSB

I would pull the driveshaft out if it were me. I don’t like rolling around on my back any more than I have to
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-16-2018, 01:26:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Diminished value assessment?

Since this is the Internet, my bid is $3999
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-14-2018, 09:02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Insulation Underneath and Around Transmission

Cut mine out.. Doesn't make a damn bit off difference
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-12-2018, 08:59:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New Plugs + New Coilpacks = Rough Cold Idle?

I would look for cracks in the IAC tube as they’re known to crack and cause this exact issue. Mine didn’t have idle issues by when I pulled the tube it was severely cracked. Maybe yours was the same...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-10-2018, 01:52:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Oil cooler lines question

Yours is a lot closer to running than mine lol
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-10-2018, 01:05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Rear Lower Control Arm

Yeh this was a terrible design. I feel your pain.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-09-2018, 07:30:07 PM
Replies: 4,331
Views: 1,667,070
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

Awaiting her refreshed heart

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/42002161101_1b877403c9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26ZA4ap)
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-09-2018, 06:55:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Oil cooler lines question

i think they'll hold :thumbsup2:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-09-2018, 01:26:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Dilemma between two cars

Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-08-2018, 03:23:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,264
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Top speed?

Which is obviously not “stock.” A “stock” m3 cannot do that from the factory
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-08-2018, 01:50:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,264
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Top speed?

6 speed you’d probably get up to 155 range. Dropped to a 2.91 rear diff (or whatever the low verts had) and you could get higher. Then you’re battling drag because as speed increases, parasite drag...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-08-2018, 01:46:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,268
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: BAT prices are crazy!

Here’s food for thought... Is everything appreciating? (Houses, cars, everything) OR is the Dollar losing value and costing more $$ to buy the same thing?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-08-2018, 01:39:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,264
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Top speed?

They’re stock limited to 145 I believe. Ive done just over 140 with plenty left in it but limited by gearing
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-03-2018, 05:26:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,654
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 500k+ Mile E36 M3

wow that pretty darn impressive! what pistons did you go with? 11.5:1 should be a nice bump in performance.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-29-2018, 10:52:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,444
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E36 M3 GT Restoration [VIDEO+PICS]

awesome resto thread.

agreed about power washing the bay, the wiring connectors are waterproof and sealed. unless you directly spray into a sensor at point blank you won't harm anything. Theres a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-29-2018, 10:24:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: How To Get Apartment Approval

i don't ever want to do another transmission on the ground again. getting it out was ok. putting it in by myself was a mother f-er. interesting bracket on your exhaust that holds it to the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-29-2018, 04:39:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Am I priced Right?

I would say a little high personally but it’s worth what someone is willing to pay for it. You are right that the market is hot right now so you may get your price. To me the dove interior just kills...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 06:00:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Beginner with an M3

But does he want the car torn apart for weeks while he does it all?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 01:37:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Beginner with an M3

That’s nice and all and I have a similar mindset. For a college student with limited budget though, they’ll be saving for parts forever and have the car off the road for a long period of time. When...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 11:37:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Beginner with an M3

Bought my first M3 in college...bought second M3 in college lol they’re expensive to maintain but as long as you’re willing to keep on top of it you’ll be good. I also agree about getting too deep on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-26-2018, 04:52:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,803
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New guy with a not so new M.

Oh my lord that’s beautiful! Nice to see the polished aluminum too. So many people just paint them instead of maintaining them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-26-2018, 04:37:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,803
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New guy with a not so new M.

More pics of the C120 please
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 01:50:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Can you guys tell me what these holes are? (engine bay)

Agreed on some aftermarket junk screwed on there. The PO of my car did that in the rear of mine and it drives me crazy
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-07-2018, 04:41:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Interesting tire question

Most shops will check your suspension before they even align it so they can sell you more on top of the alignment and also make sure you don’t come back when the alignment changes from loose parts....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-07-2018, 01:56:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,771
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 95 M3 Turbo "Build" (strapping a 6266 to a stock 200k mile motor)

You would only be able to run about 5psi safely without e85 or a meth set up. But I’m sure even 5psi with a high compression engine would be plenty fun for awhile.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-06-2018, 12:48:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,771
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 95 M3 Turbo "Build" (strapping a 6266 to a stock 200k mile motor)

That tool is pretty cool but is seems rather cobbled together for $50.

Either way yes when I started adding up forged internals I realized it was unreasonable for right now. I plan on running e85...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 10:15:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,771
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 95 M3 Turbo "Build" (strapping a 6266 to a stock 200k mile motor)

Lmao awesome. I’m tempted to do the same thing as you. My motor is pulled but I wanted to do rods and pistons too just to overbuild it. Now I’m just wanting to get it on the road so I was thinking...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 08:23:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,771
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 95 M3 Turbo "Build" (strapping a 6266 to a stock 200k mile motor)

Are you thinking of running meth or e85 etc? Or just straight pump and low boost?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 03:32:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,787
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: SuperSprint Euro exhaust system install grief

Wow I feel like junk ebay headers are about on par with these in terms of fitment... at least they look really pretty... can't believe they still sell them with this kind of quality issues.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-30-2018, 02:44:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,771
Posted By englishtom1596q
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-22-2018, 05:08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Is my ZF trans supposed to do this...?

I just did mine and had the exact same freakout moment. When i put everything together and attached my shifter on the garage floor everything worked fine.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-02-2018, 07:50:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,418
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Garage upgrades...

Man those tire machines have come a long way. I used to do everything with a bar. You have to be careful when the bar pops of the duck but they make plastic protectors that the bar drops onto instead...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-31-2018, 04:48:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,226
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1999 E36 M3 Coupe Fern Green over Sand Beige 89k miles

Looks like the exactly flywheel and clutch setup I have..from FX racing. You should check them out as a lot of people run FX because they're the same as what everyone tries to upsell but for a great...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-25-2018, 04:08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

You shouldn't have to touch that at all. I use a pressure bleeder that connects to the reservoir and pushes fluid through. I switch between super blue and clear ATE fluid so I can tell when it's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-25-2018, 03:53:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Ramp to get up curb

Just build them out of wood. Far cheaper and you can build them to exactly the height/gradient you need
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-25-2018, 01:44:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,226
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1999 E36 M3 Coupe Fern Green over Sand Beige 89k miles

Oh lord... don't waste your money on the blue flywheel of death from UUC please.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-17-2018, 06:53:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,226
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1999 E36 M3 Coupe Fern Green over Sand Beige 89k miles

Absolutely! When I sold my 99 cosmos I was very particular about who I sold it too and turned down a lot of offers. I think it’s a great idea to keep it. You’d regret it just like I do. I have my 98...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-15-2018, 01:21:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,226
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1999 E36 M3 Coupe Fern Green over Sand Beige 89k miles

I don't think you'll regret your decision of not selling one bit. I'd love to buy it but I'd have to DD it and wouldn't be willing to do that to such a beautiful example.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-14-2018, 11:45:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,226
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1999 E36 M3 Coupe Fern Green over Sand Beige 89k miles

Sweet mother of god I want this... I miss my sand beige cosmos. If only I could convince the wife....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 06:18:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,938
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread

Only thing worth anything in that kit is the Stewart water pump.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-19-2017, 12:28:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Engine install and wiring harness question

You're in the e36 section....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-18-2017, 10:30:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Engine install and wiring harness question

Probably easier to connect the hose to the head side then connect to firewall once in
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-18-2017, 09:05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 97 M3 20th Anniversary Rehab

Good lord! Sounds like you had a hell of a time for only 80k on the car. Great work getting it back in top shape.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-18-2017, 06:57:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Engine install and wiring harness question

Interested to hear this too. I just pulled mine the same way you described and I would rather put it in fully assembled next time. Just don't know where you'd hook the engine hoist up in the back...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-18-2017, 06:34:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,743
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: My 98 Dakar Yellow "build" thread

I'd say you could check out my build thread but photobucket killed all my pictures. If you take off the OEM shield you can add aftermarket ones while the hub is on. I'll try and get pics of mine. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-18-2017, 03:06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: M3 axle bolts, stock are longer???

Almost every other manufacturer with this style of axle uses Allen cap bolts. They're fine as long as you use the correct Allen and seat it fully. I switched to them also because I got them for the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-18-2017, 02:56:44 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,743
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: My 98 Dakar Yellow "build" thread

Had the same problem when I did my wheel bearings. Ended up pulling the race off using the dust shields and replaced them. Interested to see how you like your tune. Keep up the good work! This would...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-01-2017, 10:11:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,848
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Great... now I have to pull my engine so it looks as clean as that! Thanks a bunch! In all seriousness, great work. Always love your builds and everything comes out looking fresh out of the factory....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 06:52:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Nice turbo M3

Agreed. Looks like a well put together build with a good list of parts. Yes different tires front and rear probably because of the severe traction issues it has. Won't pass smog because California...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-27-2017, 06:54:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E90 fronts

Good advice bimmerman. By fixed calipers you mean like brembo etc?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 06:43:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,132
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: WTB: M3/4/5 - Technoviolet

That can be fixed...:thumbsup2:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 06:41:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

Agreed. Drive carefully and you’ll be fine. Stop if the weather gets bad and get a hotel until the plow/salt then get going again. Also plan to drive during the day instead of through the night.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-25-2017, 01:15:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

I would never recommend to not have proper snow tires for winter with any car that deals with DD snow duty. My examples was for moving the car after purchases. The year I daily drove my car full time...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-24-2017, 08:31:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,803
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New guy with a not so new M.

I also think the car culture has moved on from the e36. Also there are very few good examples with people who want to maintain them properly left. Also because they’ve been around for so long,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-24-2017, 08:26:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

Where are you picking it up from and where are you driving to? I drove my black m3 Home on all seasons from Chicago to Michigan in a winter snow storm, slow and steady when there’s little traffic is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-24-2017, 02:26:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Car was totaled. Should I buy back and repair it myself?

Agreed with above. Just bend it back as close as you can. Especially if it’s going to be a track rat!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-16-2017, 07:49:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Question from a new buyer

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/bmw-m3-sedan-1998-manual/6361546963.html

I assume this is the one you’re looking at? Looks in good shape from what I can see on my phone. Not the most...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-16-2017, 07:42:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Question from a new buyer

Sedans are rarer and usually very well saught after. Weight difference is negligible but structural integrity is increased.

Things that decrease value are convertible, lux and automatic/smg. You...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 01:57:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,709
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Back at it

Very nice pick up!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 10:01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Crank no start, OBD Port doesn't work as well

Well if you have fuel and compression then next is spark. Check plugs to see if they’re soaked and fouled. Check boots. Check coil connectors. Check coil harness grounds. Then check sensor and their...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-28-2017, 03:02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: ...wiper blades

Agreed. I have the same wiper blades and the sit flat.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-26-2017, 02:09:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,183
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E36 M3 coil overs

Ground control is a massive company that use quality parts. I went with them on my car for a street/ track setup. For the price they’re hard to beat.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-26-2017, 02:07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Looking for Black Wheels for My Estoril Blue Sedan

Those aren’t rolled fenders. Not even close
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-29-2017, 08:57:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-21-2017, 12:51:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E36 M3 with M5 clutch

If you search it you'll find threads on it. Basically people say that the UUC flywheel is too light and throws the harmonics off in the engine or something like that. I had the setup on my old car,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-20-2017, 02:22:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,596
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Intro/M3 Build Journal

Paint came out great! Now you just need some glass headlights and the exterior will be looking fantastic
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-20-2017, 02:12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E36 M3 with M5 clutch

When I had the blue flywheel of death setup I had normal pedal actuation with the stock M3 slave. Pedal was lighter but it didn't bite low.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-17-2017, 08:51:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 95 M3 project

Since you said you've owned pretty much every engine combination commonly used in these cars, what is your favorite? I'm so torn between built S52 turbo, LS3 or S54.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-12-2017, 09:33:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Fuel smell near passenger rear well with car parked. No drip.

You would not get gas going that far up the filler neck unless you overfilled the tank (kept trying to put more gas in after it stopped automatically). Gas where you posted is normal after a fill up....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-11-2017, 07:41:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Fuel smell near passenger rear well with car parked. No drip.

Check the big rubber hose connecting the filler neck to tank. Mine was dry rotted and starting to crack. Also check your gas cap is sealing properly. There are a lot of lines under there that can...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-28-2017, 04:02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Sanity check - Cam spocket

I did it the doctor vanos way on my last car...will be buying the air setup next time
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-15-2017, 03:02:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,953
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Cross-country pickup: 1995 E36 M3

Awesome story!

M-parallel, those pictured are the original style I believe which are now sold as the clubsports. The PSS9's I had we the same as OP with the drop link mount.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-11-2017, 02:48:32 AM
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Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

There are plenty of guys on the FI side running forged internals with great results, albeit pretty much unnecessary under 400hp as in the OP's case. You just can't buy cheap Chinese junk, but that's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-10-2017, 08:52:34 PM
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Views: 984
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 1995 M3, Tail Light Nut Stuck

Are you using the right sized socket? Looks like you're starting to round the nut. If the stud isn't spinning then I don't know what your problem is. The washer is part of the nut and will freely...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-10-2017, 08:47:01 PM
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Views: 1,447
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Differential leak

No problem doing it with the diff in. Undo the axle and move to one side. The flange pops out with a pry bar and looks just like the end of a regular CV joint. You can then pop the seal out and drive...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-05-2017, 02:21:04 PM
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Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: M3 exhaust set up questions and help

Why not just buy the rest of the AA track pipe setup? The stock manifolds flow perfectly fine for our motors and keep the torque. If you really wanted to replace everything add shorty headers
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-03-2017, 06:54:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,351
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Does the E36 M3 tranny have a VIN stamped on it?

Thanks! Mine was gone so guess I was mistaken!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-03-2017, 04:35:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,351
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Does the E36 M3 tranny have a VIN stamped on it?

It would be nice if someone posted a picture. I had my trans out last month and scrubbed it from top to bottom and there was no VIN on mine :shifty:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-31-2017, 09:34:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,351
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Does the E36 M3 tranny have a VIN stamped on it?

corrected. Yes they do apparently
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-29-2017, 02:12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Battery...?

They are great batteries. As said, I ask for blemished ones which they sell for $40 with no warranty. Used them in 7 of my previous cars with great success. Don't know how common a vented one would...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-29-2017, 02:09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Air In Clutch Lines?

Doesn't sound like you're going to listen to the advice given so just drive it as much as you want. It will fail again when it's most inconvenient and you'll have to limp it home again or pay for a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-22-2017, 08:11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 97 bmw m3 p0430

That would be picked up on upstream O2 sensors, not downstream. Downstream sensor measure how well the Cats are doing their jobs. Upstream control fuel/air ratio via injector duty cycles.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-22-2017, 08:06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Battery...?

If you do interstate batteries you can call the local distributors and asked for a blemish battery. They're ones that the tag got messed up etc and won't give out to vendors. They are $40.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-22-2017, 05:24:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Head Gasket Upgrade Questions for forced Induction E36 M3

This seems to be the common theme I read about.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-22-2017, 05:23:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Baffling engine failure. Discuss....

Flooded the cylinder and hydro locked it causing valves to bend? Only thing I can think of then.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-22-2017, 02:35:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Baffling engine failure. Discuss....

If there's coolant in the oil are you sure you didn't crack your head when you dropped a valve?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-21-2017, 05:24:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Head Gasket Upgrade Questions for forced Induction E36 M3

first of all this question would be better suited on bimmerforums forced induction page but you can go for a .140 MLS gasket with that low of boost or if you want better peace of mind go with a CES...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-20-2017, 03:19:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,189
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

I'm not saying the swaps don't exist. I've read through your build thread along with countless others when deciding between turbo s52, s54 or LS swapping. What I'm saying is there still aren't many...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-19-2017, 05:41:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,189
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

Depends what kind of "collector" you're talking about. Someone who wants everything perfectly original as it came from the factory will obviously not like it. If the swap is done to OEM...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-19-2017, 09:21:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Battery...?

You're turning your car into a auto-x HPDE car correct? Get a smaller dry cell race battery. It's what I will be buying when mine kicks the bucket.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-19-2017, 09:18:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,353
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