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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 10:42:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Sure sign the market is over-heated

LOL... that made my day.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-15-2019, 06:44:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Compression Test Results+Other

The leak-down test is just more work and requires more equipment. The compression test is an easier, quicker job. Not much more to say. You can 'track' your M3 with or without a test. Neither of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-12-2019, 09:42:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Sure sign the market is over-heated

Good debate Edgy.

Steve has to be right here to some degree. The kids coming out of college these days won't have as much money to buy a car or house or any other extravagances because of those...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-10-2019, 01:36:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,473
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Couple O Very Nice E36 on BaT

I'd say that seller got lucky and may have to hope the buyer doesn't back out. It wouldn't be the first time a buyer backed out.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-09-2019, 08:08:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,473
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Couple O Very Nice E36 on BaT

I see 'ohioandy'. Maybe that's you? but your Avatar says 'Orange County'. Thanks for making BAT more honest. The Estoril M345 has a huge amount of wear on top of the steering wheel. It's been baking...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-06-2019, 06:15:56 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,187
Posted By egebhardt
Re: E36 M3 4-Door: Contracheatcode Build Journal

Nice refresh and update of a nice sedan. I like the Contours albeit the extra weight. Good work!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-06-2019, 06:03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Car jerks around roundabout

The ECU sits in a cubby in the engine bay in front of the glove box. The ECU cubby-hole is accessible from the firewall. You could check there. I heard once where water would drain in there.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-06-2019, 05:39:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Rear end shudder at take-off?

I suspect some deviation in the flywheel clutch surface. Even .002" of wave in the clutch surface will give some shudder. Did you get the flywheel smokin' hot recently?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-31-2019, 04:35:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,180
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1995 M3 coup Black/Black 5mt - 91k miles

Nice find! It looks like a nice straight car.

"Please let me know if there are other things I need to look at."

After all fluids and filters, there are at least 100 other jobs for a 24 year old...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-30-2019, 04:29:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,473
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Couple O Very Nice E36 on BaT

This is the auction. It doesn't say anything about it being Paul Walker's. Apparently the current owners name is Bob.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1995-bmw-lightweight-2/
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-22-2019, 05:06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Update:
The fog-light-blanks came in from Ebay (somewhere in the world) so I installed those in about 5 minutes. The original fog lights go in a box because they break and are dam heavy. Then I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-20-2019, 01:47:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,305
Posted By egebhardt
Re: New member looking for e36 M3 sedan. X3 MSport to trade

Helluva score. Bravo.
If I see a buncha mods go on this car, I'm gunna cry.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-19-2019, 05:20:53 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 35,817
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Back with a Tech

I like the progress!
Auto-trannies are great. Personally, I have a soft spot for them. Sure, you could do a 6spd swap but I'm betting your Helrot is already a 5spd. For those of you who have been...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-18-2019, 04:23:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1997 M3 Boston Green/Modena - My Story and Build Journal

Yeah! Be careful though. I once had 3. It becomes a job.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-18-2019, 03:36:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Thanks. I couldn't help but notice your Black on Black M345 for sale. It looks clean! Too bad Connecticut is so far away.

Update:
I got the new Lemforder sway links installed, front and rear. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-16-2019, 05:16:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By egebhardt
Re: First bmw. M3 sedan price, was it good?

Hey... it looks great. You did well. If left OEM and maintained in general OEM fashion, it's worth $10k. Do some mods and roll the fenders, $6,000 tops. The choice is yours. You're the owner.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 03:43:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By egebhardt
Re: First bmw. M3 sedan price, was it good?

Nice. Looks like you are building a starting point from which to work from. Yep. Smaller images needed. You can set your iPhone (or whatever) to take smaller pics or you gotta crunch them. The error...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 03:06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By egebhardt
Re: First bmw. M3 sedan price, was it good?

We all have our opinions. After 22 years, it would be my opinion that nothing is 'mint' on that car anymore. Mint = perfect OEM original showroom condition. I'm not saying your car isn't nice. I"m...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-15-2019, 02:53:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Byzanz #1 had both blue springs (stiffer of the two) and it was an auto.
Byzanz #2 has the red and green springs (softer of the two) and it is also and auto.

The only reason I think Byzanz #2 has...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-12-2019, 05:04:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Update:
I got the car back from Malcom. The dings are gone. Meaning, I can't find them. My 300 bux are gone too. He does such good work so fast that it boggles my mind. I've tried PDR myself and I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 10:44:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Light weight track battery?

Basically, 20 below is a No Go. Better store it next to the bed. I don't know about those 'H' standards.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 09:59:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Light weight track battery?

Holy sweet Jesus $570 for the Braille G30. I'd suggest losing weight on my person but I'm down as low as I can safely go!
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/brl-g30?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 09:16:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,692
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Post Your Craigslist finds (version ?.0)

It always helps to see maintenance records like... head-gasket done yet? It might be close to poking through. I don't see the rust in the photos. Maybe it's only on the underbody. Rust on a body...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 07:02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Light weight track battery?

Are you talking about this one? It looks to be obsolete or just not available anytime soon.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/brl-gu1r

https://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=24
The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-10-2019, 06:12:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,692
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Post Your Craigslist finds (version ?.0)

I'm surprised this Techno M345 is still for sale. Rare Color. Rare wheels. The condition looks very nice for 188,000 miles and $14,000. It's 10 miles from my house and the average income in that hood...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-09-2019, 09:13:55 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 37,707
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Obviously this is work in the top 1% of E36 and E46 BMW rebuilds. Not many guys will go this distance. I can for-see you maintaining 36M and 46M rebuild knowledge and making a living in retirement on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 10:14:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,692
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Post Your Craigslist finds (version ?.0)

Why are people posting CList links? They disappear in 30 days or 1, if it sells. How can we have a conversation?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 08:10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Yes. Malcom is VERY good in my opinion. I've tried to remove dings on small jobs myself but I can't do it. He asks me how much I want to spend, then he goes to work.

Update:
Malcom called this...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-08-2019, 05:32:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

It was a 4-day weekend so I did 4 projects of various sizes:

1 - Headliner - It turned out great in back for the large spread. The only error I got was a wrinkle at the Driver's visor. Most of it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-05-2019, 02:45:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Reasons for low compression in one cylinder?

If you can get it for $1,000, you can't lose.

200psi was the approximate new compression. At 150psi, it's not good, not to mention the low one. It could just be a head gasket job. It could be a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-05-2019, 02:27:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Part No. for "flaps" in front of rear wheels?

I just bought a pair from ECStuning.com. Be ready to wait 10 days for their cheap shipping option.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-05-2019, 11:49:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Light weight track battery?

The E36 M3 only needs ~300 cranking amps (50-70 degrees outside) to start. That's why a smaller (Miata) battery works.

If you see a battery with 600 cca (cold cranking amps, measured at 0 degrees...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-02-2019, 10:53:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Fender liners

I guessing the answer is NO.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-02-2019, 10:33:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,806
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1997 Techno Violet M3/4/5 Slicktop

Nice progress. Time will tell you what to do where. My first was a TV on black coupe. The guy left it in the sun. One side had peeling paint and the leather knew what side had the sun too. Not...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-02-2019, 04:22:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Thanks to Braymond at www.msportparts.com for setting me up with some new parts I can use.
The tunnel insulation is polishing the Giubo mile after mile so I will definitely try these M448-TlBp...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-30-2019, 02:16:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,668
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Unique color M3 on BaT

I sold my first Byzanz to Jerad in Littleton in June 2017. He said he sold it recently after it went through a hail storm. That must have been my old one. They are that rare. 120 world-wide. 88 came...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-29-2019, 04:13:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

I shouldn't have wiped the sticky board with a damp cloth. Now it's hydrophobic to some degree. My mistake so I'll order another on Amazon.

It's a lovely Friday evening and 2 more fluids were on...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-27-2019, 05:27:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

No worries.
Today marks 2 weeks of ownership. I did a few small projects in the last 3 days.
1 - New front sway bar bushings
2 - New rear window trim
3 - 2 front passenger door panel handle plugs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-25-2019, 08:56:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Ah, yes. I've run across that too but I forget when. You definitely have to use the hog-ring pliers there to swap that part.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-25-2019, 07:51:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

When swapping cushions, the seat occupancy sensor is on the plastic base of the seat. That sensor stays where it is. Just swap the foam and leather together.

If I'm cutting and redoing hog rings,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-23-2019, 08:56:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Update:
Several smaller jobs too place this weekend. It was pretty warm so it got to 80 degrees in the garage. That means you break a sweat at times. Yikes.

First, I replaced the fuel filter. The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-21-2019, 09:42:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Update:
I finished the Vanos job last night (5-hour job for me) and went for a test-drive to celebrate my 1-week ownership with the Byzanz. It drove great if you like tires over 11-18 years old.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-19-2019, 04:37:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Dedication or inability to change?
Last night was tranny-drain-and-fill fun. If you like oil dripping in your face and hair and all over your arms, you'll like this job. I've done this job 3 times...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-18-2019, 06:39:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Thanks, Old College Kid.
Monday night was easy stuff. The passenger trim was falling off the right door. The inside trim rail had a small crack at 1 clip location. I replaced all 4 clips (and clip...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-18-2019, 06:17:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Should I buy? Estoril Blue E36 M3/4/5

yeah. lets give up. he did.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 06:37:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Well... that's a tall order!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-17-2019, 06:01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Many thanks, guys.
Father's day was eventful. I'm not a father but I did what one might do. Work on my car.

Three projects occupied the day. First, the seats had to come out to scrub and vacuum...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 03:34:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Busy day today.
1 - Jackup front end and inspect the brakes. 26.4mm min on the rotors. They are just under 26mm. The rotors are the factory original rotors!
2 - The FCABs are original too.
3 - Go...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-16-2019, 03:14:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

MMMGP asked the same thing offline. Anil smogged it 3-4-2019 but it took him 3 more months to get the car posted on Clist. I purchased the car at the absolute earliest he could accommodate but that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-15-2019, 04:27:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Oh boy! Don't tease me. I've got lots of parts coming.

Thanks to all of you. Smog test tomorrow. This car has a perfect smog history so this should be a cake walk with Norman "the smog guy".

I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 06:36:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,668
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Unique color M3 on BaT

The miles were high. I'm surprised BAT even accepted it for their site. It was in "good" condition at best.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 05:25:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Thanks. I'm glad to be back in an E36 M3. You're the one with the Amazing combo. You can see I never found one so I settled on a Boston Green on Grey per my signature.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 05:13:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,957
Posted By egebhardt
Numba 10 - Byzanz Sedan Auto - Got Lucky

Like the title says, this is Number 10. This is the 10th BMW E36 M3 I have owned and I will never buy another. I've said that before. I am very lucky to have gotten this car. Anil (shop owner...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jun-14-2019, 04:51:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Other E36M3 Forums

You'll find bimmerforums.com pretty good because they like irreversible mods. anyone can butcher a car and do mods. M3Forum.net is less about mods and more about OEM cars that are desirable.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-11-2019, 04:51:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,814
Posted By egebhardt
Re: To mod or not

You knew the answer before you asked.
Mod any of it and you lose money.
Do nothing and you gain money.

It's that simple but boys will be boys.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jun-06-2019, 08:29:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Feeler: 2004 TiAg/Black 34K Miles -- SMG

hard to be interested when we don't know where it is or have any records. Vanos? smg? subframe? rod bearings?
those things all cost money to fix.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jun-04-2019, 10:53:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 2002 M3 - 6speed - 70k miles

This guy is a heavy YouTuber. He may be too busy to respond.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-26-2019, 04:55:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1998 BMW M3 Arctic Silver/Black Sports Package

Where is this thing?
Please put that in an obvious spot. We can't buy something if we don't know where it is.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-11-2019, 06:26:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,228
Posted By egebhardt
Re: re-dye, re-upholster or leave them alone?

Howdy Braymond!

GAAH leather is not my favorite. I don't care if they cost more. The problem is GAAH leather is too thick and cracks when it gets dry.
AutoBerry.com is the best replacement...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 07:06:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,641
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Rod bearing - preventive maintenance?

Thanks! My Inlaw's are in Jonestown and SIL are Shippensburg so I have an idea about your weather conditions.
I also found this earlier thread from your wagon....
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 05:20:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,163
Posted By egebhardt
Re: E46 M3 to E92 ZCP

2 things that bothered you:
Less low-RPM torque
Bad gas mileage

Good answer. We want all viewpoints.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 05:10:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,641
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Rod bearing - preventive maintenance?

I'm sure he's right. I'm just surprised a Mod with vast knowledge would give a short answer. I was expecting:
My Imola 46M had xx,000 miles on it when i changed them and they appeared x% worn. The...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 09:08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,641
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Rod bearing - preventive maintenance?

I know you're a Moderator. I know you've made a lot of amazing posts and I've read a lot of them over the years. Good job.
I'm just surprised you would throw out something so vague given all the...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 06:54:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Class Action Lawsuit(s) for BMW M3 2008-2013 Rod Bearings in S65 motor

Not a lot of interest here apparently. In California, I haven't seen anything. Knowing the parts are ~$1,000 and labor is ~$1,000, BMW may not care as much as they did on the E46 M3 rear subframe...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 06:27:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,904
Posted By egebhardt
Re: E92 M3 Depreciation Analysis

just clarifying...
How many examples of the E90 M3 sedan and E92 M3 coupe were produced with the ZCP Package?
PM91 (ECE-spec M3 sedan, LHD, with ZCP): 165
PM92 (ECE-spec M3 sedan, RHD, with ZCP):...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Mar-30-2019, 01:53:49 PM
Replies: 6
WTB: E36 m3/4/5
Views: 625
Posted By egebhardt
Re: E36 m3/4/5

The M3/4/5 is a manual. The M3/4/A is an automatic. Automatics are everywhere, obviously.
Estoril on Black under 90k miles will be almost impossible to find. If you do find it, be ready to spend...
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Mar-19-2019, 08:04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,904
Posted By egebhardt
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Tue, Mar-19-2019, 06:33:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,904
Posted By egebhardt
Re: E92 M3 Depreciation Analysis

This is a price update on the E90M (sedan) and E92M (coupe) prices on Clist from 5 years ago as seen in an earlier post. I only analyze 6spd manuals. DCTs with Salvage titles are now sub-$20k but I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, May-15-2018, 03:26:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Are these worth it?

No brainer here. 2-grand is silly for those because they are NOT the original treatment. Those are modified, obviously.
Get new ones for about the same money or get something even lighter.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-02-2018, 10:33:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1998 Black M3 Coupe - Manual - Factory Sunroof Delete

You just posted it. I'd let it incubate for 2 weeks. Clean title and a slicktop. That's all you gotta worry about. The Dove interior is not something someone can be picky about anymore. The bonus is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-02-2018, 10:11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By egebhardt
Re: New Catalytic Converter

I would bet your smog guy isn't letting the cats get hot before the test.
My guy puts a stick on the gas pedal to 2,500rpm for 2 minutes, then runs the test within 30 seconds.
That cat is so far...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Mar-01-2018, 06:27:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 25,621
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 04 E46 M3 Mystic Blue 6MT

He's keeping it for the grand kids.
Forum: E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 12:54:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Thinking about trading up to a e90 M3

I've been hunting for an E46 M3 for the last 2 weeks. I've driven 4 cars in that time and I gotta say, the 46M ship has probably sailed for me. The rear subframes are cracked, the Vanos' rattle, the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-27-2018, 10:00:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,860
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Another Rear Subframe Reinforcement

This may be a stupid question, but why not just squeeze out what you need and mix it up? Then apply it with a tongue depressor or brush. The gun and nozzles seem silly to me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 05:52:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Front Seat Base Cushions - Can Passenger be swapped with Driver

Thanks guys! Now I'm searching RealOEM to see if the seat base foam is still available. Part 52-10-2-695-384

Yes. $183 from TBPS... thebmwpartstore.com
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 12:53:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By egebhardt
Front Seat Base Cushions - Can Passenger be swapped with Driver

I'm considering purchasing a 46M. I'm coming from a decade of 36M cars and I have been able to take a nice base seat cushion off a passenger seat and put it on the driver side to fix a trashed driver...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-20-2018, 08:28:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,495
Posted By egebhardt
Re: CA SMOG

Not exactly.
Racing around town to 'build heat' doesn't work because the cats cool down in 1 minute once you pull in. Here's what you do:

The tech pulls the car onto the dyno. He has a stick they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-20-2018, 08:09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By egebhardt
Re: SMG help... Should I buy

Ha! If that were the case, we'd all do it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-19-2018, 02:11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By egebhardt
Re: New Owner

Bravo. I'd say drive it into the ground. If that regulator was not a desirable fix, don't get into any bushings and vanos work, which these cars all need by now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-17-2018, 12:36:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,924
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Engine with spun rod bearing. What to do?

Until you post pictures of the inside of that broken engine, there's no debate. Take that $4,000 offer before it's too late.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-04-2018, 01:43:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,740
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Buying Help

I don't know if I can watch this thread for 2 years while you find your car. Ha!
At 200,000 miles, you're the last buyer. What I mean is, there's such poor re-sale after 200,000 miles that you have...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-01-2018, 09:37:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,740
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Buying Help

I don't think anyone is going to stop you from buying an E36 M3. You've set your mind up already. Basicallly, at your 'wrenching' level, you're going to spend ~$20,000 on some car over the course of...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Nov-08-2017, 10:32:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By egebhardt
BMW E36 M3 LTW Wheels - Staggered - Potenza RE760 Sport Tires

SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD for asking price $1,000

This is a very nice set of BMW M3 LTW (Lightweight) Wheels for the E36 M3. They are staggered meaning the fronts are 7.5" wide and the rears are 8.5"...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-30-2017, 04:09:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,911
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 96 M3 Boston Green Coupe - Couldn't Resist

It finally happened. I sold #9. That's 3 sold this year (see signature). I still think there will be a #10 in my life but not this year.
Suad and his 2 boys bought the car Saturday. Fine German lads...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Oct-29-2017, 12:51:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By egebhardt
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Oct-24-2017, 03:29:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By egebhardt
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sat, Oct-21-2017, 12:58:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By egebhardt
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Oct-20-2017, 10:04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,686
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1997 Techno violet Bmw M3/4/5-$9500 SOCAL

I saw this car posted on CList for $12,500. He had no pictures on the posting so I asked. Then I proceeded to use the internet. Ha! I informed him that others have access to the internet and after...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-19-2017, 10:28:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1996 BMW E36 M3 - Boston Green on Grey

Thursday bump for a car that has basically been in 'refresh' mode for over 4 years. This car has not seen a drop of rain since March 2012.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Oct-15-2017, 02:17:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1996 BMW E36 M3 - Boston Green on Grey

The paint is all entact. No fading or peeling. I think the right guy could give it a polish to remove some light scratches on the hood. I made a very conservative attempt with the products I have but...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-12-2017, 04:52:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 1996 BMW E36 M3 - Boston Green on Grey

Thanks Mr. Montana. I think you ended up with a beauty after all. I wish I actually had a reason to drive mine more.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Oct-09-2017, 05:56:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By egebhardt
1996 BMW E36 M3 - Boston Green on Grey

SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
$9,500

This is a 1996 BMW M3. It is Boston Green on Grey leather with 151,490 (just under). It sits in the garage under a sheet and only gets driven every few...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-26-2017, 10:41:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By egebhardt
Re: How many M3's/ E36's do you/ would you own?

I've had 3 at a time on 2 occasions. It's not very manageable, however.
Now I'm down to one. It might be the next to go.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-22-2017, 10:09:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,911
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 96 M3 Boston Green Coupe - Couldn't Resist

I'm planning to put this car back into registered status on October 19th, 2017. That requires a smog test here in California. As usual, I went to Norman's for some good times. Low and behold, the car...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-19-2017, 04:56:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,855
Posted By egebhardt
Re: WTB: Low Mileage E36 M3

Why OP, are you asking for this special car you want? Just Google and search like everyone else. You're going to gawk at the price if you want guys to come to you.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-13-2017, 10:44:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,809
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Houston Flood - Saving the M3s

At first glance, I think that car will be fine for a few years. I'm told the wires will eventually keep corroding and the problems will show themselves. Time will tell.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-15-2017, 10:18:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,679
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Cross-country pickup: 1995 E36 M3

Nice find! It would have been awesome had you made it home on those original tires. I've never driven more than an hour to fetch one of my cars, thank god or somebody.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-08-2017, 08:19:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,911
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 96 M3 Boston Green Coupe - Couldn't Resist

I don't blame you for tearing off the fabric and painting it. Sounds like a good fix. Anyone can glue fabric back on later.

On my 1st 36M (TechnoViolet), the headliner was falling down in back. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-08-2017, 06:47:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,911
Posted By egebhardt
Re: 96 M3 Boston Green Coupe - Couldn't Resist

Cheap JoAnn Fabrics Black. I've done this job 3 times now and I've been happy with JoAnn each time.


Yes. It is supposed to tuck in that groove but only the passenger-half tucks in very nicely....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-08-2017, 06:36:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,415
Posted By egebhardt
Re: Does the E36 M3 tranny have a VIN stamped on it?

In the long-run, a car that matches the build sheet will be the most valuable car. I agree. I'd like a 6-speed too, however, I will never buy a car that doesn't match the build sheet. If I need a...
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