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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 05:45:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 844
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E36 A bad deal??

The rears don’t have dust covers. At least neither of my cars had them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 05:34:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 698
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

I’ve actually met a few guys through my career who got burned by them and other flight schools who met I similar demise. Sorry it put a sour taste in your mouth, it’s a great time to be in the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 04:56:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 844
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E36 A bad deal??

Kosei K1’s are a great wheel for the e36. But they look 1000x better in the stock silver in my opinion
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 04:54:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 698
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

Yes I have read the thread which was completely idiotic to anyone with two brain cells to rub together. You can never spent too much time at 350 when you get paid per hour up there and I don’t waste...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-20-2018, 03:30:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 698
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

There are hundreds of YouTube videos you could have watched. You seem to be just working frantically instead of actually listening to the advice given to you. If you’d just gone to a auto parts store...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 10:09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Killer Deal; Hazet Pin Removal Tool Set (OE for BMW)

This is very cool... I bought a cheap set of universal ones that I’m hoping will work when the time comes but these are the bees knees!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 06:21:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 5th gear lean/ slop in shifter

i would love to see this. There is no way you can do it in the car
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-14-2018, 03:37:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Thermostat housing seating issue

you did put all 4 bolts back in, correct? Just asking...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 08:33:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 5th gear lean/ slop in shifter

agreed 100% do it right once. If you just do the shifter bushings you'll be kicking yourself when it doesn't fix it and you have to get back under to pull it all apart again.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 08:31:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Passenger side motor mount....

just support the engine with jack on the oil pan (With a block of wood). undo the 4 bolts holding the arm to the block. undo the motor mount from the subframe and remove both together. Replace and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 04:37:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Year-old Brakes, a Warped Rotor and Recurrent Sound

its probably just your heat shield rubbing somewhere. Maybe when you apply brakes the caliper is contacting it and moving it into the rotor or something silly. I doubt its your guide pins. Did you do...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-04-2018, 10:54:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,568
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Vandalized in parking garage

This makes my blood boil! Id camp out in a van just looking at the soles of peoples shoes in order to find the prick. I can't understand whats wrong with people these days.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-28-2018, 01:25:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Transmission hard to shift

Slave or clutch master is probably getting ready to fail. When they start to go pressure bypasses the seals and allows the clutch to drag. Jack up the rear off the ground, put it in first while...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-28-2018, 01:05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: ZHP knob vs. BMW Performance knob

I have also had both. The ZHP is just perfect in every way. Weight, feel, design etc. the other is also a quality piece and is weighted but doesn’t really suit the interior of the e36. Mine is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-27-2018, 02:22:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: New radiator car’s almost overheating. Wasn’t bled.

Check the aux fan is coming on. When I did the fan delete and was relying on the aux, it blew the fuse. If that’s good then yes probably water pump or thermostat.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-24-2018, 01:56:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,858
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 500k+ Mile E36 M3

As soon as I started reading this I figured oil squirters not installed
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-16-2018, 10:04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: How do I wire this fan?

I just joined the hi and low together. Worked fine and allowed for the fan to kick on with the low speed signal and the high speed.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-16-2018, 09:58:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Michigan pot holes Suck!!!

Welcome to Michigan! That’s why we can’t have nice things and the reason I’m dying to move south. The people who say they have bad roads haven’t seen anything. Glad you got of reasonably lucky.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-12-2018, 07:41:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Oil Slick

Was your hood not closed properly on this one or is the drivers side just not aligned right?

Cool build, not my cup of tea but the build quality is top notch
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-07-2018, 01:36:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Installing Braided Stainless Steal Lines

Make sure the SS line is fully seated in the bracket on the car. They have little tabs that need to seat fully. Doing this will mean you won't fight the spring clip. Then I move the hard line nut out...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-04-2018, 04:51:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Fitting a B12 Bilstein Kit 46-000781

Do you have a pic you can post? I had PSS9’s and they didn’t utilize the washer so I assume it’s the same. I also didn’t install the PSS9’s so who knows if it was done properly
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 06:13:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Looking at a 97 E36, thoughts...?

I’m not a fan personally. I think aftermarket body kits just ruin cars. The e36 has great lines all around in my opinion (just wish you could get more tire under the stock arches) and I think this...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 05:52:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: What's a better OEM clutch kit Sachs or Excedy?

Japanese parts and manufacturing is nothing to stick your nose up at. There was a time when Japanese steel was far superior in strength to American for example. You’re confusing Chinese junk to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 01:48:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Transmission

I had to do it awhile ago when my master snapped off. Once the fluid is drained out of the line nothing came out of the master. I would have tissue just in case for a drip. As for the spring I did...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-03-2018, 01:43:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By englishtom1596q
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-02-2018, 05:10:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,858
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: 500k+ Mile E36 M3

You didn’t want to get the block skimmed since it was out of the car?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-02-2018, 05:08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Accidentally Stuck Rear Lower Control Arm

It won’t easy the sideways so much but because it’s moving down it’ll give a longer distance from the rear subframe to ball joint and hopefully give you enough space to pull it off
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-02-2018, 05:03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Purchased my first Lemon...er M3!

I’d part out also. Karma is a biatch and hopefully it gets the guy who sold it to you. If you want a track car look for a clean shell 328 or 325 with a blown motor etc and swap all the M3 drivetrain...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-02-2018, 04:39:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Accidentally Stuck Rear Lower Control Arm

Pry bar between the knuckle and control arm. Or undo the shock and let it drop. That’ll give you plenty of room without fighting
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-29-2018, 05:19:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,500
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: E36 M3: Part Deux - The Car Diaries

Great work! That PS pump rotor looks fudged.. that’s probably where the whine was coming from. You could try and polish it out but I’m not sure what tolerances are needed.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-29-2018, 05:13:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Purchased my first Lemon...er M3!

That think looks like it mounted a curb for sure. If it cracked the shock tower then it hit HARD. Personally I would get the alignment checked first. That will tell you how F’ed it is and if it’ll...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-27-2018, 06:04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: LTW/GT front splitter users. A question about the under tray.

I can’t get over how damn sexy your car is.

This is a cool mod that I haven’t seen. Definitely interested to see what it turns out like
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-27-2018, 06:01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Transmission

I used a wood screw then used a claw hammer on it to leverage against the case. They pop out without issue. The blue caps I just put a screw driver against one side and gave it a few whacks. Once...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-26-2018, 02:16:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,275
Posted By englishtom1596q
Re: Garage upgrades...

That’s awesome. I would have to get all of the clutter out of there though, that’s what basements and sheds are for lol
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-25-2018, 07:22:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,264
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: 71
Views: 5,568
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: 272
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: 289
Views: 37,281
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: 430
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: 798
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: 798
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: 160
Views: 17,099
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: 798
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: 452
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: 450
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: 9
Views: 593
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: 680
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: 644
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: 347
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: 4,346
Views: 1,671,747
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: 644
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: 866
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 71
Views: 5,568
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: 1,517
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: 53
Views: 4,858
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: 1,562
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: 464
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: 427
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: 1,342
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: 1,342
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: 1,342
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: 4,944
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: 4,944
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: 975
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: 885
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: 4,357
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: 4,357
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: 4,357
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: 4,357
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: 3,355
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: 4,357
Posted By englishtom1596q
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-22-2018, 05:08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
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: 68
Views: 5,275
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: 7,336
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: 25
Views: 1,803
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: 384
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: 7,336
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: 7,336
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: 7,336
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: 7,336
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: 6,048
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: 550
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: 550
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: 1,295
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: 550
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: 32,715
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: 1,015
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: 32,715
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: 160
Views: 17,099
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: 571
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: 1,268
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: 2,151
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: 1,167
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: 1,167
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: 4,944
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: 1,167
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: 1,315
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: 983
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...
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