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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Apr-21-2019, 06:48:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: E36 m3 fully rebuilt caliper set

Centric OE pistons or BimmerWorld SS?


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-18-2019, 09:26:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: source for Bosch alternator diode rectifier pack?

The early 105 A Bosch Alternators had these parts available from BMW
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BF33-USA-09-1995-E36-BMW-325is&diagId=12_0487


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-16-2019, 08:14:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By bluptgm3
Secondary Air Pump

I believe those are ‘pop rivets’ you are missing.
What codes are you getting with your CE light?
Typically, the valve gets old/dirty and fails in the open position allowing exhaust gassed into the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 02:30:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Timing chain cover removal - quick question

The factory uses a non hardening sealant such as Permatex #2 or #2A.…


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 08:21:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Timing chain cover removal - quick question

I think at least the pan has to drop, someone mention that the head should come off.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 04:09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: source for Bosch alternator diode rectifier pack?

The Bosch alternators are serviceable, which means, yes parts are available, however you are going to have to contact a rebuilder to source the parts.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 03:22:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By bluptgm3
ecstuning shift pin kit

LOL!!! How is it had too many parts, as those are the parts required to properly replace ALL the detent pins? Pin, springs, sleeves, along with cap/clips constituent complete replacement. It is the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 08:38:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By bluptgm3
transmission output shaft overtorque problems

Replace the ‘Crush Sleeve’ that preloads the pinion bearings and re-torque to spec., though I’m not sure what the initial Crush sleeve crush torque is, it is out there.

33121744368 Clamping Bush
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-10-2019, 08:14:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 786
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Another one, dead

Nice find. Wonder what the ‘total’ condition was?

I’d be tempted to buy-back, depending on mileage.


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Apr-07-2019, 03:17:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: e36 M3 steering wheel trim pieces

What happened to the wheel?
Bluptgm3-at-att.net


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Apr-07-2019, 12:37:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By bluptgm3
WTB: 5mm spacer for E36 ASAP

BMW wheels are ‘Hub Centric’, meaning that they center the wheel on the circular ‘lip’ of the hub. A 5mm spacer almost fully ‘covers’ the hub lip.
5mm spacers are not going to ‘index’ your wheels...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-06-2019, 09:49:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By bluptgm3
New Lemforder Offset strut bearings

Sorry my $1000 phone does not seem to have enough resolution
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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-06-2019, 07:47:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: WTB: 5mm spacer for E36 ASAP

Eventually you are going to want to install Turner indexing caps
https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-210-turner-motorsport-front-hub-extenders-pair/


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-06-2019, 05:57:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By bluptgm3
New Lemforder Offset strut bearings

These are the 1996+M3 w/Left-Right orientation?
96+ M3
LH GUIDE SUPPORT 31332227897
RH GUIDE SUPPORT 31332227898

Or the centered 1995 M3
L/R GUIDE SUPPORT 31332228345


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-03-2019, 10:39:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By bluptgm3
Vader seat lateral movement

Your the first owner? The cushion is pinned to the plastic seat base with 4 pins. Often, to preclude wear on the seat base cushion, the cushions are often swapped, the pins omitted.

#10
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-03-2019, 10:24:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Intake backfire E36 M3

Any chance you have a loose plug or two? I had a similar situation, I had a loose plug.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-03-2019, 01:05:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By bluptgm3
Best M3 exhaust without the fart can sound?

You replaced these because you had an exhaust leak and got better sound?



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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-02-2019, 02:27:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By bluptgm3
Easiest way to make Mangaflow Catback Exhaust QUIETER

LOL!!! I feel your pain. I bought a Magnaflow for my son’s Miata, then helped him drive to Phoenix to school from Seattle. Half way there, I bought earplugs the drone was so bad. I thought the drone...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-02-2019, 02:13:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Dinan Springs Plus new oem socks

I was under the understanding that the reason E36M3 Bilstein Sports were on ‘National Backorder” last year(?) was because Bilstein recalled existing stock and corrected the internal bump stop and...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Mar-30-2019, 07:52:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By bluptgm3
Pre-Facelift Grill

I understand there are two facelift Headlight Panel Grill sets, this is pre 1997 and-on (mid 1996) pre-face lift ‘stuff’?


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-30-2019, 05:16:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Best M3 exhaust without the fart can sound?

What is a SuperSprint Switzerland-spec?

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-supersprint-parts/m3-euro-switzerland-spec-supersprint-stainless-muffler/784606~ssp/


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 09:48:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Best M3 exhaust without the fart can sound?

If I recall correctly from the E36M3 Shootout several years ago, Billy Boat placed very high on the list.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-29-2019, 07:07:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Best M3 exhaust without the fart can sound?

Dinan

Super Sprint

AA


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-23-2019, 05:47:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By bluptgm3
ecstuning shift pin kit

Yes that kit is complete.
Buy or rent the drifts.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-21-2019, 01:36:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Recaro Sportster Re-Trim Service

Any upholstery shop with a good reputation should be able to handle new covers and foam reconstruction/repair.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-21-2019, 03:14:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Recaro Sportster Re-Trim Service

Lynnwood Washington, 30 minutes north of Seattle.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-21-2019, 12:20:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Recaro Sportster Re-Trim Service

A buddy looked into having E30 bought covers installed and was charged $750 installation on both.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-20-2019, 08:17:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Recaro Sportster Re-Trim Service

In Tacoma WA
https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/84738-Recaro-Seats-Parts-Restoration



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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-20-2019, 01:40:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By bluptgm3
Dinan Springs Plus new oem socks

1996+M3 already has enough caster. Offset FLCABushing simply causes unnecessary rubbing issues.

Dinan’s are typically mated to Koni Sports, which reuse the OE casings.
Google “Koni cut-n-gut”....
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Mar-18-2019, 05:44:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 603
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Race seat mounts, E36

Sedan or Coupe, and do you want access to rear seat area?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-17-2019, 03:13:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: WTB BBK / Adapters

What BBK are you looking to install? What are you adapting? …and onto which chassis and model?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-17-2019, 03:36:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Jb racing ltw flywheel (10lb aluminum)

The are pretty special!!!


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-16-2019, 01:55:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By bluptgm3
Trusted vendor or lowest price?

I use a trusted vendor with low prices.
ECS Tuning

Also
FCP European
Pelican
eEuroparts
Turner
TCKIine
BimmerWorld
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-13-2019, 03:22:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Bav Sound 6x9 Rear Speaker

You could repair the tear with clear fingernail polish and high cotton content paper patch.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-12-2019, 04:09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By bluptgm3
Clutch just installed. Help diagnose a noise.

Rattling on SS pivot seems likely.


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Forum: Northwest Mon, Mar-11-2019, 05:30:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By bluptgm3
SeaTac area shops for installing CMP subframe kit + other major work?

Haury’s on Lake City Way.
(RACP experience, Fabrication and mechanical)

Group 2 in Fishermans Terminal/Interlake Seattle.

Chris Benney @ Prova Motorsports Fisherman’s Terminal/Interlake...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-07-2019, 07:09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By bluptgm3
Mysterious Fluid Leak

On the inside, the flat region of the cast ‘bowl’ shape of the otherwise high quality die casting can display signs of porosity.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-07-2019, 05:32:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Mysterious Fluid Leak

Need to watch for porosity in the die cast thermostat housings.
I am running them on two E36s, but I was aware of porosity issues and returned one that I felt could have had issues.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-07-2019, 05:15:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By bluptgm3
buying springs, seeking guidance

Be aware there are strut assembly differences between 1995M3 and 1996+M3. All E36 non-‘M’ and 1995M3 share the same front spring upper diameter. The 1996+M3 has a smaller front spring upper diameter....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-07-2019, 01:25:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
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Re: Mysterious Fluid Leak

While the parts may have been replaced, can you speak to the quality level of those components?

Typically, a factory radiator fails at the upper drivers side spud.
If it is close to 100k miles,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-04-2019, 04:23:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Mysterious Fluid Leak

Hopefully, the previous owner did not add Stop Leak or similar product to the cooling system in order to get the car sold.
Sounds like a full cooling system replacement with a flush.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-26-2019, 08:12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: BNIB ECS Spherical Rear Shock Mount

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-26-2019, 08:08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By bluptgm3
BNIB ECS Spherical Rear Shock Mount

10mm (stock shock) or 12mm (TCK, Turner, GC, etc.)?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-26-2019, 04:16:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By bluptgm3
FREE - OMP Seat + 6 pt Harness Schroth Profi II

https://www.prpseats.com/replace-harnesses-every-two-years/

Interesting read, some harness manufacturers will ‘re-web’ your harness hardware.

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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-23-2019, 03:25:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: RTAB pocket crack & reinforcement plates

I think I might be tempted to drill a 1/8 diameter hole at the end of the crack and flow the metal back together before adding the plate.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Feb-23-2019, 12:19:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: RTAB pocket crack & reinforcement plates

What bushings were you using?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-14-2019, 12:29:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By bluptgm3
delete me

Tranny fluid, 30 K miles.
Injectors, run them till your mileage drops or you are getting codes.


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Feb-05-2019, 03:27:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By bluptgm3
FS: OEM E36 Strut Brace

Beautiful!!! Having the original cap nuts is a plus!!!

Keep in mind that this does not fit ASC+T throttle body cars as I recall.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-04-2019, 04:12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Does fuel filler neck have a check valve?

No check valve, sounds like you need a new cap…but you should be getting evap codes if it was venting and able to leak.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-02-2019, 07:29:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Losing traction in rain?

Could be an alignment issue.
How many miles on these tires and how much tread depth remains?


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Feb-02-2019, 02:13:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: E36 JT-Designs Aluminum Undertray

I think in this location it is referred to as “Ground Effect”.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_(cars)




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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-31-2019, 02:50:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,827
Posted By bluptgm3
What wheels would you buy?

1995M3 and 1996+M3 frond spindles are quite different.
You may find that 17 X 8.5 ET41 wheels with 245/40-17 tires fit without spacers up front on a 1995M3. 1996+M3 will require at least 5mm...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-31-2019, 02:26:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,341
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Estoril with DS2 or Contours - Your Opinion

I much prefer DSIIs to Contours. Not sure how they stack-up weight wise.

I’m running Contour on my wife’s Silver M3. DSII are for the winter tires.
I am running Forged Polished with Contours for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 12:42:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By bluptgm3
Tool combo that makes removing headers easy

Sears sold off the Craftsman brand and those tools are available at a number of locations including Ace/TrueValue, and online sources such as Amazon.


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-26-2019, 11:46:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Tool combo that makes removing headers easy

LOL!!! Appears to be Craftsman.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 07:37:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Help decide on a steering wheel

Unmmm…no.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 06:10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By bluptgm3
Power Steering Flow Restrictor

True Value/Ace seems to have a good selection of odd hardware.
Possibly, you could find a bushing or cable ferrule same diameter or close to hose ID …I think something in plastic would work. Add a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 06:02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
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Re: Help decide on a steering wheel

The second image is the wheel fit to the Z3 and 1999 E36 M3. I own two E36s, one with the four-spoke, one with three-spoke. The three-spoke is a slightly smaller diameter and completely changes the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 11:37:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
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Re: Power Steering Flow Restrictor

Did the return line have a crimp clamp 6 - 8 inches away from the end of the line that attaches to the reservoir?
The restriction is not intended as ‘optional’ and not purchased separately.
I...
Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Wed, Jan-23-2019, 03:08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
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The Corner Weight Thread

Hope you have the floor/scales dead flat or this is simply an interesting exercise.
Running the car in both directions on the scale setup helps but then there is a lot of math.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-22-2019, 03:18:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Backed Into Me

Ouch, that looks like a new hood, as the sheet metal must have creased.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-22-2019, 03:14:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: DEC Catalytic converters (CA)?

BimmerWorld has had them on offer for a few years now, and as you have stated, 50 state legal.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-18-2019, 04:57:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By bluptgm3
What model years starter replacement are compatible with 1998 BMW M3?

LOL!!! Of course his starter bolts are threaded.
What can be different is the thread or non-thread in the starter lugs. In that case use the bolt and add a washer/nut.
My preference is for a...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-16-2019, 08:29:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By bluptgm3
AKG Street Motor Mounts for e36/e46/z3/z4

$150 seems fair…are these the engine mounts?
Are your transmission mounts the “Group N” set listed?...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-14-2019, 01:25:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By bluptgm3
Struts choice (Suggestions please)

Koni shocks are in your future then. Stock Sachs struts and rear shocks are done between 30k miles to 60k miles.
The OEM Sachs Struts and rear Shocks are available for very little money if that is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-13-2019, 11:16:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By bluptgm3
suspension advice, 75% track use, worn out koni's

You won’t be happy with any Bilstein product.


Go with Ground Control based coil overs. I believe they build their own strut casing that spaces away from the Spindle to eliminate the need for...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-12-2019, 08:14:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
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suspension advice, 75% track use, worn out koni's

I believe the Dinan are a bit softer but I’m running Bilstein Sports with them, which prove to have ‘stiction’..
Both overall are similar, tough to compare, as we are running 15” Style 32’s on the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-11-2019, 07:11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Set of Ebay Headers $200

Is hammer included to ‘get around’ figment issues?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-11-2019, 02:27:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: ZF PS Fluid Reservoir

Got PP?
bluptgm3 -at- att.net


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-10-2019, 04:05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By bluptgm3
suspension advice, 75% track use, worn out koni's

Koni’s have Lifetime warranty, but they have to sent back for testing, and you have to be the original purchaser.
And if these are for the M3, they will have to be removed from the reused stock...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 08:41:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By bluptgm3
used s52 exhaust manifolds

Shortly after replacing my dual mass FW with a single mass FW one of the head pipe flanges fracture off completely. Now running Jet Hot E36 Headers.
The 1996+ M/S52 OBDII I6 tubular head pipes due...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-26-2018, 01:47:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By bluptgm3
E36 M3 Suspension Components So. Cal

Are these OE/BMW or OEM/Lemforder FLCAs and FLCA Bushings?

bluptgm3@att-dot-net

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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-24-2018, 06:00:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
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Re: FCAB Lollipops/housing

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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-16-2018, 06:28:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
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How rare is the E36 Slicktop??

In 1999 when I heard that E36 production was coming to an end , I went to BMW Seattle and wanted to order a Estoril slick top, manual Seat, Coupe, black interior and initially they wanted 50 percent...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-15-2018, 08:50:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: How rare is the E36 Slicktop??

Most cars were delivered with ‘optional’ sunroof, mainly on the brief that a car without a sunroof would not sell.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Dec-14-2018, 12:59:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Rear shocks mounts 12mm

Turner, BimmerWorld, Ground Control.


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-12-2018, 01:13:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Fully loaded black nappa m3 coupe seats

Very clean seats in great condition -GLWS!!!


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-10-2018, 04:20:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: 1998 323is Serpentine pulley tensioners hydrolic or Mechanical?

Though inserting the last seven of your VIN should reveal the answer, www.realoem.com.

Look at it, as mention above.


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-04-2018, 01:30:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By bluptgm3
Bilstein Yellow struts/shocks with H&R springs

Those appear to be H&R Race springs for a 1995M3.

http://www.hrsprings.com/application/search/results/4/94/1995/

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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 01:28:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
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Re: Squeaky belt/pulley/tensioner - help diagnose

No need to displace the shroud to tackle this replacement.




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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 01:20:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
Posted By bluptgm3
Squeaky belt/pulley/tensioner - help diagnose

Plus the likelihood that the pivot shaft is bad is likely as the bearings/mechanism is not sealed.

All of the assembled parts are available individually, see www.realoem.com. As stated, it is far...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-28-2018, 12:38:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
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(2) Michelin PSS 245/40r17

Sorry, where is local? Shipping to 98133?

bluptgm3-at-ATT.net

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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-22-2018, 02:58:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
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Looking for ZF power steering pump

www.Car-Parts.com?


There are ZF rebuild kits.

Are you looking for E36 M3 PSP 32412227197 - New pumps seem to have gone NLA, even rebuilds are NLA from ZF, Bosch, etc.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-17-2018, 02:42:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
Posted By bluptgm3
Squeaky belt/pulley/tensioner - help diagnose

,,,,,,and I use a 18 inch piece of copper water pipe on top of that for an even a lighter touch.

The later models use a Torx fastener, and that is what BMW supplies if you purchase new today.

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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 04:33:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Passing OBD inspection with catless headers

How is that possible?


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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-16-2018, 04:31:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By bluptgm3
Passing OBD inspection with catless headers

Cat-less headers most likely won’t pass a knowledgeable CA visual inspection.…if you are in CA…plus removing the catalyst is against federal law.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-14-2018, 12:57:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,722
Posted By bluptgm3
Squeaky belt/pulley/tensioner - help diagnose

Idler pulley is actually #14, it can be identified in the image by the off-center fastener hole.
The tensioner pulley #6 has the attach fastener hole on center.

The bearings #5 on the pivot shaft...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Nov-10-2018, 08:34:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Set of 17" M Contour wheels with winter tires

These should fit E36 and E36M3 just fine as well.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 06:12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Rear seat upper rubber trim help

Keep us posted on progress!!!


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-08-2018, 04:04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: $800 shipped. Set of 4 17" x 7.5" M-Contours with snow tires. Great Shape

What are the tires date codes?


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Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Nov-08-2018, 04:01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: FS: Low milage suspension parts

Sorry I’m on my phone and cannot tell what model/chassis these are for.


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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:54:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By bluptgm3
Is this a good deal? 97 M3/4/A

I’d question why only the radiator was replaced, due to failure? If so did the engine overheat?
New t-stat and water pump? If not, why not?

Looks like a good amount of documentation.
What is...
Forum: Northwest Wed, Nov-07-2018, 12:22:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By bluptgm3
anyone near Bellevue, WA willing to look at a car for me? will compensate you

Ron’s son Andrew has taken the business over after Ron’s retirement.


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Forum: Northwest Tue, Nov-06-2018, 10:46:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By bluptgm3
anyone near Bellevue, WA willing to look at a car for me? will compensate you

Two shops on east side of the lake that I would trust.

Eastside Bavarian
Issaquah
425-391-1990

Strictly BMW
Bellevue - across the street from BMW of Bellevue
Next to Park Place...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-30-2018, 03:21:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: E36 OBD2 Shorty Headers

Look also for JetHot.


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Mon, Oct-01-2018, 01:19:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By bluptgm3
Carbon fiber drive shaft (SMG)

The SMG and 6-Speed manual are the same gearbox, shafts should be / are the same.
An SMG can be converted to 6-Speed manual.

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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-30-2018, 10:31:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By bluptgm3
M3 e36 clunk noise

Most likely springs (as mentioned above), but could even be dry Guide Supports (bearing in Strut Mount.)


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Sep-25-2018, 04:53:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: M50 Intake Manifold

Got Fuel Rail?


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Forum: M3 Track: Racing and DE Sun, Sep-16-2018, 01:54:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: Racing Seat Install: Deadly Seat Sliders

Add a strap to the slider adjustment bar, like Porsche Carmen R door latch pulls.


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Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-14-2018, 12:46:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By bluptgm3
Re: E36 M3 3 Spoke Steering Wheel

Got PP?
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