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Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-21-2014, 01:56:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By lints
Re: 1995 M3 Avus Blue

Car is sold!
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-17-2014, 02:01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By lints
Re: 1995 M3 Avus Blue

Hump day bump
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-14-2014, 12:02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By lints
Re: 1995 M3 Avus Blue

Hey thanks Andrew. It's been a great car for me! Just ready for my next project. Once I get an e30 you'll see me at another autox
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-12-2014, 05:18:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By lints
Re: 1995 M3 Avus Blue

Friday bump
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Sep-10-2014, 01:22:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,584
Posted By lints
1995 M3 Avus Blue

Sold
Sold
Sold
Forum: Northeast Tue, Aug-19-2014, 04:47:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By lints
Re: Fan Clutch Tool

Sometimes you can use a long screwdriver instead. Depends on how well on the fan is. I've removed my fan a few times this year, and the screwdriver works just fine... But if your fan hasn't been...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Aug-15-2014, 01:24:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Also I picked up a DA polisher and some materials. Here is what I was able to do with it



A 50/50 shot of the trunk, and then a before and after shot of the hood

...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Aug-15-2014, 01:19:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Well I figured I should update this thread with some pictures.

No major projects recently. I refurbished the door cards (re-glued the plastic pieces back on). Also ordered some new floor mats! ...
Forum: Northeast Fri, Aug-15-2014, 01:02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By lints
Re: Concours d'Elegance at Larz Anderson - BMWCCA

What an awesome turnout! A few Z8s, 2002s, a ton of e30s, and of course the Z1 and M1!!

Photos that I've found so far:


Joshua Sweeney at Shoot for Details
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-13-2014, 02:35:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By lints
Re: Rounded nut on valve cover

Vice grips? Might be a tight fit.

Also spray it down with PB blaster just to help it along
Forum: Northeast Thu, Aug-07-2014, 11:36:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By lints
Re: Concours d'Elegance at Larz Anderson - BMWCCA

The trophies have been acquired!

Which one are you aiming for??


Day of fees are as follows
$30 to be judged
$20 for display only
$10 to spectate ($5 kids, Larz members are free)
Forum: Northeast Mon, Aug-04-2014, 11:59:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By lints
Re: Concours d'Elegance at Larz Anderson - BMWCCA

Well I will be there very early to setup :thumbsup2:

Entry time for preregistered cars is 8:30a
All others will be allowed on the lawn at 9:00a

'Rags down' at 11:00a (no more cleaning or...
Forum: Northeast Mon, Aug-04-2014, 02:12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By lints
Concours d'Elegance at Larz Anderson - BMWCCA

This Sunday is the BMW Concours d'Elegance at Larz Anderson Museum!

All are welcome, preregistration is preferred but not required ($10 discount for judged cars if you preregister)

Last year we...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-21-2014, 01:39:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By lints
Re: Good olé cai

I just put a cai on my car. I noticed a decrease in low to mid range torque. Throttle response is increased, but the real reason I did it was for the sound. I have also had intakes on two other...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-10-2014, 05:15:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By lints
Re: Retrofit M dead pedal foot rest to E36

Cool idea, I think the hard part will be getting it to stay in place. For $40 it's cheap enough to experiment
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jun-19-2014, 07:33:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,556
Posted By lints
Re: Sparco R100 black vinyl

I'd be interested to know more about the safety side of things.

I don't know anything at all really about FIA certifications and whatnot, but if I was going to upgrade my seats to something...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-04-2014, 01:05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By lints
Re: CAI loosing low end torque , euro M3

Personally I'd never put a true CAI on my car, because of the straw effect.

I had a short ram on a few cars in the past, and I loved the sound. I can't compare it to the sound of a CAI, but I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-04-2014, 12:59:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By lints
Re: strange carfax

Sounds like a great question to ask the car's owner
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-30-2014, 07:17:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,953
Posted By lints
Re: Nardi steering wheel install help

Looks really good!

Only 52,000 miles, nice!
Forum: Northeast Wed, Apr-30-2014, 01:14:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By lints
Re: 2014 Rallye BMW car show

Very detailed post. Let me go Google the location of this.. get together? Car show? Concours? Rally driving event?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-26-2014, 11:15:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By lints
Re: I can't figure this out v. WTF

How about a measurement from the seat?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-25-2014, 12:53:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,372
Posted By lints
Re: Warped dash repair?

Subscribed to this as I have the same issue
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-19-2014, 10:59:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

edit and reserved
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-19-2014, 10:58:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

A week later, havent seen pictures yet. The last school I did I got some neat mid corner shots of me. I didnt even know someone was taking pictures, so it was a pleasant surprise.

The vanos...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Apr-16-2014, 12:14:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

I haven't seen any pictures either. Sometimes it takes them a week or two to get them up. Im going to put off another event for at least a few weeks. I developed a bubble in my tire, and need to...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Apr-14-2014, 04:53:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Hey Andrew. It was great to meet you and your stunning Avus. I hope to see you again at another event!
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Apr-11-2014, 12:14:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Those dimensions sound right. I think its "dash 118".


I do have about 20 left over (I had to buy a pack of 25). They are viton so they should hold up to the heat/oil. I'd be happy to ship...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-07-2014, 03:23:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By lints
Re: Picked up a New Exhaust

Isn't that a new product for them? It will be interesting to hear some reviews and sound clips
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Apr-05-2014, 07:52:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Well the winter projects are finally complete. Attended a cars & coffee this morning, and was finally proud to display my car, rather than being ashamed of the cracked bumper and corroded wheels.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-02-2014, 12:01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By lints
Re: Aluminum hood release lever

Isn't the base of the handle also plastic? Isn't that just as likely to fail? Or is the handle itself the common failure point?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-27-2014, 01:49:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By lints
Re: Dinan air filter

Does your local dealership stock Dinan parts? Mine does at BMW of Warwick
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-24-2014, 04:44:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By lints
Re: Hood Struts?

Spend half as much , and replace them twice as often
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Mar-23-2014, 06:57:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Big day! Started it up today!

Took a good few seconds to fire up, I'm assuming due to the fuel filter change. Idle was rough for about a minute, but gradually evened out. Overall though, it...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-21-2014, 01:14:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Hey thanks! The oil filter housing is also powder coated. I had them done at the same time to match.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Mar-20-2014, 11:34:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Teaser

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/explodinglint/IMG_147201.jpg~original (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/explodinglint/media/IMG_147201.jpg.html)
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Mar-20-2014, 02:38:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Another item knocked off the list. Replaced the fuel filter last night. It's the first time I've done one. I was a bit concerned because I didn't pull the fuse to the pump and crank over the...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Mar-16-2014, 11:15:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Got a lot done today, again.

Hopefully, Im planning on starting it next weekend. Wheels get delivered Thursday, and the bumper should be done this week also.

Almost everything is back...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Mar-16-2014, 01:12:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Ive gotten an awful lot of work done lately.

Dropped the bumper and nose panel off to be painted.

Ordered the APEX ARC8s.

Most of the motor is back together. Intake manifold is back on,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-14-2014, 12:56:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,197
Posted By lints
Re: BuddyClub P1 seats

Are the seats something you really want to skimp on? Personally if it were my car, I'd shell out the extra cash for a reputable brand, somethng you can depend on in the event of an accident.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Mar-13-2014, 12:09:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

I had been looking for oem wheels previously. The thing is, I had a hard time finding wheels that didn't need refinishing. Everything used out there has some kind of rash.

The second thing is I...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Mar-13-2014, 12:27:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Again, Ill post a longer update as to the general status of the rebuild when I get some more time.


I picked the wheels up again, because I had to have the tires removed from the other 3 wheels. ...
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Mar-12-2014, 12:58:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

So first, an update on the wheels.

I talked to the company that did the powder coating. He talked to the employee there, who stated that he was aware that he drilled straight through the wheel....
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Mar-08-2014, 10:53:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Well, after a day, Im not at all pleased with the powder coating.

They had to drill out the fake rivets. Not a problem for me. Except, they drilled straight through one of the wheels. They...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Mar-07-2014, 11:06:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Wheels returned from the powder coater today, and I'm very happy with how they turned out!


The only thing is, these ASA wheels are a single piece, but they had rivets in them to look like two...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-02-2014, 10:04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By lints
Re: Whats my 98 M3 Dakar Cp worth?

Great paint and body but with a crack in the bumper and missing lights?

No records, and no pics too? I'd say 4,500
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-16-2014, 12:31:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Another busy day.

A steady stream of parts came in, courtesy of a tax refund. Order included a new bumper including trim, and blacked out kidneys from Turner.

I need to get the bumper painted,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-12-2014, 12:58:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By lints
Re: Intake manifold off - OCD while I'm in there?

I did the Mr. Injectors kit a few weeks ago and was very happy with the results. The screw technique isn't hard, just make sure you get the right size screw. I used a socket to push the green cap...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-11-2014, 07:35:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By lints
Re: Required tools for the job

Taking in all of these recommendations will cost you a ton of money. My advise is to buy what you need as the need arises. We all started with basic hand tools at one time, just let your tool box...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-09-2014, 12:43:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Todays project was the DME cover.

I had previously inspected this area, and found the insulation on top of the cover was completely crumbling. I made a thread on BFC and most people said the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-07-2014, 08:18:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By lints
Re: Constant clicking noise. Not sure if lifter tick.

Have you got a mechanics stethiscope? Might help pinpoint the location of the tick. You can pick one up at harbor freight for $5
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-02-2014, 09:58:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Looking at my pictures you can actually see the broken sensor

I know I can get to the bracket that covers it pretty easily, it looks easy enough to get that bracket off.


I can find where...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-02-2014, 09:47:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

I do still think about going after them. I did make several phone calls to them to try and recoup some funds, but to no avail. I did also file a BBB complain with no response (which does go against...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-02-2014, 09:27:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

I am quite anxious to drive the car again. Today would have been a great day for a drive. I am going to ramp up the amount of time I spend on the car to be sure she is ready for the next warm day. ...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Feb-02-2014, 09:09:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Thanks again for the tip. I inspected the sensors today. The front one had a big piece missing, I didnt get a good look at the rear but Im just going to replace both while I have the manifold off.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-30-2014, 01:37:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By lints
Re: What now?

I haven't quite written out the lost if to-dos, but in my head its very long.

After I finish up with the vanos rebuild and ofhg, probably going to fix my bumper (cracked up) and refinish the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-16-2014, 02:31:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,862
Posted By lints
Re: Should this be celebrated?

How often do you come on a forum and see someone asking for advise on looks, and always there is a post that says "its your car, do what you want!"

Well this guy actually did. I really don't...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-14-2014, 02:33:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By lints
Re: E36 M3 - Front wishhbone bushings, Brand? Material?

I ordered some powerflex fcabs for my 1995 and they didn't fit. This is a fairly common problem for the 95s. I ended up returning them and buying AKG. I do have PF for the rtabs and rear subframe,...
Forum: Member Journals Sat, Jan-11-2014, 10:39:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Finally reinstalled the vanos after painting it again. The color matches a little better now, but its still a tad brighter. I am very happy I pulled the vanos again to repaint it, it looks much...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-09-2014, 09:17:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By lints
Re: Impact Strips - Paint or No Paint

I can only remember seeing one car with painted moldings. It was dakar, and it looked absolutely terrible.

Nay.
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Jan-02-2014, 09:54:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Anyway I pulled the vanos again and painted it properly this time. Got it sandblasted and now it looks great. It also gave me an opportunity to pick a color that more closely matched the valve...
Forum: Member Journals Mon, Dec-23-2013, 10:29:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Christmas present to myself arrived today!

Overall pretty happy with the result. I shipped these out to a guy in MI and was a bit nervous about the whole process. Communication was a bit...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-23-2013, 09:14:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By lints
Re: Steering wheel switch?

Check out this guy on ebay. From what I hear, hes a reputable seller with a good quality product.

The steering wheels he sells are the correct style for the e36 and match pretty well. Steering...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-23-2013, 06:09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By lints
Re: 60 day / 3K mile warranty, do anything special?

I'm a little dumbfounded reading your post, its just one long sentence with not a single punctuation mark..


And just noticed you bumped this threat from 7 years ago?

If you want to know...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Dec-22-2013, 09:03:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Today I rebuilt the injectors using a Mr. Injector kit. Very easy to do overall.

A couple of weekends ago I did the vanos seals finally, I also pained the vanos housing to match the valve...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-20-2013, 03:38:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,526
Posted By lints
Re: Feedback regarding "Minor" fee for body reconditioning of an E36 '99 m3.

I just read this thread for the first time. Very happy to see some justice served!


Do you mind if I ask what your total cost to settle was vs how much you recovered?


Ps the new...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-16-2013, 01:38:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,427
Posted By lints
Re: dreaded oil pump nut

Famous last words
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-13-2013, 10:08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By lints
Re: The Evil Diagonal Lane Change

I was looking at a 4 way intersection today with 4 lanes across going both ways... I thought to myself, why not just go diagonally? It would save some time... probably
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-13-2013, 02:32:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By lints
Re: The Evil Diagonal Lane Change

Double lane changes are a dick move. Signal and someone will let you in.. why perform a dangerous maneuver in traffic? Have some patience and use your signal. It's driving stupidly that gives car...
Forum: Member Journals Thu, Dec-12-2013, 09:09:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

The Avus blue was what sold the car for me.

I'll have to look into checking the knock sensors, I hadn't really given them much thought. I'm pretty much trying to do everything that needs to be...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-09-2013, 05:39:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By lints
Re: Bmw M3 e36 + NOS vs Audi RS6 MTM TUNING + NOS

Nice, a street racing post! I'm sure this will last long.

I'm sure its a cool car, but don't risk other peoples lives because you want to show off
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-09-2013, 05:36:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By lints
Re: Powdercoated Contours

Looks great.

I almost went to Morini for my valve cover, but its too far of a drive. I've been wanting to get my ASA's refinished but I'm not sure of its worth the cost.

How much per wheel...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-05-2013, 02:08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By lints
Re: Winter Projects

I've already begun my projects. I am doing vanos seals, and oil filter housing gasket. And of course everything that goes along with that, including cleaning up all the oil soaked bits, cracked...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-01-2013, 12:45:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,763
Posted By lints
Re: RIP: Paul Walker killed in fiery car crash

A true enthusiast. The world needs more car guys like him, not less.


I wonder what will happen to his collection
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-28-2013, 01:43:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By lints
Re: Extreme Cheapskates.

He also has another BMW in there too but I couldn't recognize it, a blue one.

And yeah I saw the block too, thank god haha!


You gotta respect the fact that's he's pulling in over $100k a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-28-2013, 01:33:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By lints
Re: Extreme Cheapskates.

Ok so just to save anyone else from wasting a half hour watching this trash... Yes I think he either owns that M3 or it could very well be one of his customers cars. There is absolutely nothing car...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-28-2013, 01:06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By lints
Re: Extreme Cheapskates.

Yeah so I'm watching this right now, and this shit is terrible.

This lady only owns one lightbulb?!

Haven't even gotten to the guy with the car yet, I hope its worth it...


Just want to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-26-2013, 03:28:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By lints
Re: '99 Gear ratio?

I'm at work so I can't check mine, but I wonder if the Bentley would have it?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-25-2013, 07:42:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By lints
Re: Plastic Instrument Cluster Spotting

Ever smoke in the car? Was the po a smoker?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-25-2013, 03:04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By lints
Re: 2nd Gear going 80MPH

Just wondering why only the exhaust valves would be bent? Are the intake valves non-interference?
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-22-2013, 08:13:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

11/22/13

Today the Oil Filter Housing came off. Relatively easy job, made much easier by all the room I have to work with, seeing as how the intake manifold and many other parts are off the car. ...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-22-2013, 02:35:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

Currently, I have put her away for the winter, and begun a series of projects.


My goals for this winter are:
Rebuild Vanos
Oil Filter Housing Gasket
Powdercoat valve cover
Clean ICV (did...
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-22-2013, 02:13:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

This post is reserved
Forum: Member Journals Fri, Nov-22-2013, 02:09:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

This post is reserved for an update.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-18-2013, 12:58:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By lints
Re: Mid Range Speaker replacement

Just wondering how people are setting up an aftermarket amp for the fronts? The PO of my car removed the factory amp, and I'm left with a 4 channel, which currently only powers the rears and the 2...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-17-2013, 08:09:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

This post is reserved, I do have a plan here, trust me!
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-17-2013, 08:09:04 PM
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Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

The next part of this story is full of ups and downs.


I knew the car needed some rubber work done. I inspected the underside carefully, and determined that I needed new diff bushings,...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-17-2013, 08:08:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Re: Lint's Avus M3

I bought the car in September of 2012.


The first thing I did for the car was to replace the shift knob. The old one was very loose, and even came off a few times driving around. I also got...
Forum: Member Journals Sun, Nov-17-2013, 08:08:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,100
Posted By lints
Lint's Avus M3

Lets start at the beginning.

I was originally searching for an SVT Focus to replace my leased Mazda3. I had looked at and driven a few over the course of a couple of months, but none of them...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-12-2013, 08:52:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By lints
Re: hood pin install questions

Ok when I did mine this is what I got

15 ENGINE HOOD MECHANISM 51231977689
20 Bowden cable 51231977391
10 LEFT LOWER PART OF HOOD LOCK 51238122269
10 RIGHT LOWER PART OF HOOD LOCK ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-12-2013, 12:46:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By lints
Re: hood pin install questions

When my cable broke last month I had the same idea as you. If you don't have the cable then it can't break, right?

Just take a few weeks to consider if its really worth it to cut holes in your...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-10-2013, 02:15:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By lints
Re: Jack point delete

This is just ridiculous.



Superglue wont hold up. You would need to fabricate all new metal spray nozzles, and then weld those shut as well.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-09-2013, 02:00:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By lints
Re: Jack point delete

I just want to be certain here. You want to get rid of the small, round, body colored plugs in the skirts? And at the same time you want to completely get rid of the jack point, both where the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-03-2013, 09:37:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,291
Posted By lints
Re: For the people that use Rotella oil..

I went to Advance Autoparts and picked up a couple gallons at $20 each, compared to $28 at autozone

Looks like the sale will be going on through November
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-31-2013, 02:09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By lints
Re: Maintenance for noobs

I got a torque wrench from craftsman and it busted after 6 months... Fortunately there was a warranty on it, but only a 1 year warranty! If I was going to buy another torque wrench I'd get matco or...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-30-2013, 02:39:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By lints
Re: Maintenance for noobs

Good tools are important, but don't go trying to to fill your tool box the first day, that is an expensive proposition. Buy tools as you need them, and when you do, buy quality.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-30-2013, 12:39:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By lints
Re: Maintenance for noobs

Yeah oil change. General tune up stuff to start with, plugs and air filters. Then, take it one thing at a time. As things need to be done, do the research for that specific thing. It can be...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-22-2013, 11:36:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,309
Posted By lints
Re: Driving with a bad Rear Main Seal? High pitched noise (updated w video)

PO of my car said to overfill the engine, it likes a bit of extra oil, that's what I've always done
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-10-2013, 02:14:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By lints
So many questions, such little google

So many questions, such little google
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-09-2013, 03:00:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By lints
Sounds like you need to take a trip to your local...

Sounds like you need to take a trip to your local salvage yard, or find someone who's parting out a car and just take everything you need from one place.

I can't imagine how expensive it would...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-28-2013, 12:15:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,291
Posted By lints
Good news is my local autozone carries it, which...

Good news is my local autozone carries it, which I wasn't sure of before. Bad news its not on sale.. $29 per gal
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