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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-22-2020, 06:59:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,085
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Watch the Lightweights go across the Barrett Jackson block today

Your business, your part. You can ask for it what you want.

It only takes one to bite, so why not.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-22-2020, 03:54:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,085
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Watch the Lightweights go across the Barrett Jackson block today

How does the wire route to inside the car? I see no obvious channel.

Just curious.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 07:02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 carbon fiber valve cover going into production

Chicken egg.

People want to see it first, but producer wants guaranteed demand.

That’s not how entrepreneurship works.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 05:06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 Spotted

Low milage garage queen buyer will likely garage it as well. So rotten rubbers etc no issue.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-20-2020, 12:24:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,085
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Watch the Lightweights go across the Barrett Jackson block today

GT is nice, apart the terrible green and worse Mexico green interior.

I’ll take a GT in LTW white/black please.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-19-2020, 11:33:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,085
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Watch the Lightweights go across the Barrett Jackson block today

I posted something similar on a UK forum.

GT’s don’t come close to this. They even made more of them.

Most agree the prices of these LTW’s would’ve gone this high if not from Paul Walker.

I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-19-2020, 12:03:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,085
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Watch the Lightweights go across the Barrett Jackson block today

That was...interesting.

Goes to show people and valueing cars is nothing rational.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-18-2020, 09:00:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,085
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Watch the Lightweights go across the Barrett Jackson block today

Great marketing coin. It’s better cause it has missing parts.

Nice try.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 11:17:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 Spotted

Yeah, understood that from your original post.

I was thinking other parts, besides expected wear items.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 08:40:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 Spotted

Weird reasoning. If a car is low milage, there should be no need to replace parts.

So give me a low milage with original parts any day.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 07:15:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: looking to buy fitment labs overfender kit

Could be a burner / prepaid.

Used all the time here for ebays/craigslist/fleemarket...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 07:14:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E-36 Brake Options

This is to show other members who maybe want to upgrade to 840i Brembo’s, they’ll fit with the stock wheels (with spacer).

Since said calipers were brought up...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-16-2020, 02:04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E-36 Brake Options

325*28mm discs, 840i Brembo's inside style 39 wheel.

https://e36-talk.com/images/proxy/5b/5bc93505774071393a6bb76d1ef0f8737842b5b8.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-15-2020, 02:23:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E-36 Brake Options

840i caliper do fit, but you need spacers.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-14-2020, 03:44:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Almost traded my e36 M3 for an e39 M5

I combined both. E36 M3 as a fun/weekend hobby car, and E39 530i sport Touring as my daily driver/work horse.

Of course no M5, but at least the look and feel. Makes a great cruiser. Smooth,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-14-2020, 12:22:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E-36 Brake Options

^^
Like that.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-13-2020, 11:49:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E-36 Brake Options

That would be an extremely high negative ET where the caliper isn't inside the wheel.

If they fit, that means the inner diameter of the wheel is big enough.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-13-2020, 01:32:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: '98 M345 w 80k miles on BaT

Looks pretty clean at first sight.

Extra kudos for the 'Euro' steering wheel.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jan-09-2020, 03:49:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: How much did the E36 M3 orginally sell for?

Interesting.

I looked up the historic exhange rate of Guilder-Dollar off March 1998, when my M3 was produced. That was 0.48

My car's total price came to Fl180.000, translating to $87,315

In...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-08-2020, 05:41:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: How much did the E36 M3 orginally sell for?

Unfortunately they are not stupid.

You pay a % of the massive tax, according to how much older the car is from new.

When I imported my 98 M3 in 2013, I still paid a couple hundred Euro's. (As...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-08-2020, 05:36:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-31-2019, 12:48:34 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 62,038
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

I also perfer the amber's, but clears don't look half bad on TV.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 09:51:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 06:40:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: NOS M3 GT Gurney Flaps

They are listed in the complementary M3 GT manual.

Which does not mean I’m saying they came with the car.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 08:52:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: NOS M3 GT Gurney Flaps

They are indeed not NOS. I read the original question of the German seller incorrectly as he talked about “good packaged”. That’s of course not “in original package”.

The seller is actualy an M3...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-25-2019, 08:43:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: NOS M3 GT Gurney Flaps

True. But if you use one-on-one reps like the ones Braymond made, you’d only know if you’d pull then off and check for an original part number.

Having said that, if you are restoring a GT, that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-24-2019, 07:33:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: NOS M3 GT Gurney Flaps

Yes, extremely expensive.

And outrageously rare.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-24-2019, 04:30:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By M_Parallel
NOS M3 GT Gurney Flaps

https://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-E36-M3-GT-2x-Gurneys-Heckspoiler-original/254461799740?hash=item3b3f1aed3c:g:MPMAAOSwrq5eAPpT

(I have no affiliation with the seller).
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-24-2019, 08:41:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,824
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: State of bolt-on mods entering 2020?

Problem is you never have enough power. You have 300, you want 400. It’s nice for a while, untill it isn’t. Thrn you need 400, 500. It never stops.

So you might as well not start and save your...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-23-2019, 12:26:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 1994 Euro E36 M3 S50 Coupe being welcomed to the garage

And for the 3.2.

And yes, but the engine is what makes it the car it is.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-14-2019, 09:29:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: OEM Bumper Grill Mesh-NLA?

The early models had a color coded mesh that you could order painted or primed.

Later models had the black mesh.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-12-2019, 09:09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: OEM Bumper Grill Mesh-NLA?

51112250685 is the p/n and it indeed comes up as NLA since 2017.

Schmidmann had 9 on stock according their website.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 05:54:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: can any one help me ? with oil lights ?

Yes, just the service interval countdown timer.

When all greens are out, service is due. Either Inspection I/II or oil.

Yellow and red is for overdue and long overdue.

Also explained in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 01:34:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New to me M3, and a question about the climate control

I don't think anything is wrong, at least not with more details.

A/C is a cooling system, of course, but also to dehumidify the interior. This means also winter use, without sitting in a freezer....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-06-2019, 01:28:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: What’s this techno violent vert worth?

Agreed. A convertible is anything but a track rat.

But if you like top down cruising or just like the E36 cabrio shape, it's very enjoyable.

The most fun I had was doing topless laps around the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 07:13:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

I have

328i cabrio, manual
M3 3.2 cabrio, smg

Maybe I’m off a few lbs.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 12:50:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

Both my 328i and M3 are cabrio’s.

M3 is manual. The cabrio is listed 220 lbs heavier than a coupe with same tranny.

All SMG stuff, while extra weight nontheless, is not that big of a extra...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-03-2019, 12:44:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: What’s this techno violent vert worth?

I daily’d a cabrio for 13 years. Never had any troubles during winters. Heating is just fine.

Then again, I don’t live on the Southpole.

Hardtop improves a lot, both comfort and less scuttle...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 07:23:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: How much did the E36 M3 orginally sell for?

Well we historically had

40% new car tax
17,5% sales tax, which of course was calculated over the base+40%, plus optional extras.

That’s just white collar robbery.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 06:09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

Even my 328i feels more nimble compared to my M3.

You definitely feel the weight difference on the front axle.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 05:23:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

Do you know the gear ratio’s?

Did the S52 get the ZF5 speed of the 328i?

Interesting to see these figures.

The EU3.2 has shorter gearing 1-4, 5 always being 1:1 and being a true overdrive to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-02-2019, 01:43:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

This is a misunderstanding.

The EU motor, at least the 3.2 (don't have the 3.0 numbers at hand) has more torque at any given rpm than the US 3.2 motor.

And a bigger peak torque of 350nm (258...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-01-2019, 08:03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Canadian (ROW) M3 to the EU?

‘Classic Dealers’ seem to have found the Japanese import ‘trick’.

They are fairly low milage but consensus is they have lots of running hours because of traffic jams/slow traffic.

Also know you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 03:46:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: How much did the E36 M3 orginally sell for?

Simply ludicrous. Reason I will never pay for a new car here. And reason new cars here are one of the most expensive in Europe. Just as our gas prices.

A Ford Mustang over here is 3x what it costs...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-28-2019, 03:41:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: How much did the E36 M3 orginally sell for?

And that’s without options and sales tax.

I also have a 1998 Dutch pricelist and it’s interesting to see what different options were included in the base price vs the German one.

I use the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-26-2019, 03:17:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: How much did the E36 M3 orginally sell for?

I have old (Euro) E36 pricelists.

My 98 M3 cabrio costed exactly DM 100.000,- (German Marks).

In our country that would’ve been Fl 110.000 (Dutch Guilder) before our special car tax, which is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-25-2019, 11:46:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,793
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: bluetooth / aux solution for e36 stock radio

Yes, the tape’s ouput is used for the aux’s output.

It’s an ugly solution for a problem that’s been tackled for over a decade.

Get an aftermarket interface and enjoy plug and play...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-25-2019, 11:43:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: is there an Aux DIY for C43?

Another topic? What about the GROM interface?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-25-2019, 11:17:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Adding bluetooth to the factory radio 2018

That’s a function of the interface used.

The interface itself is selected through the Mode button, like how you would select the CDC as your source.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 07:01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Grom Audio and C43

Later ones have ibus controlled CDC’s.

I think all those MP3/aux interfaces use ibus.

C43 should be fine.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 05:30:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-24-2019, 04:39:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Grom Audio and C43

No personal experience with that combo, but if it has a CDC connector it’s plug ‘n play.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-18-2019, 06:25:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 1994 Euro E36 M3 S50 Coupe being welcomed to the garage

Oh sh**, I was reading Naturally Aspirated. :facepalm:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-16-2019, 10:21:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-16-2019, 10:27:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 1994 Euro E36 M3 S50 Coupe being welcomed to the garage

You really think so? Unless they are about to be imported by the ten thousands, I’m sure they’ll be niece cars.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-15-2019, 05:01:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,918
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: When did you first know you wanted an E36 M3?

My love for E36's started in 2003 when I drove a friend's mom's 6 cilinder Touring.

It was unlike anything I had driven before and I just the whole experience.

Even the way the starter...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-15-2019, 03:52:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 1994 Euro E36 M3 S50 Coupe being welcomed to the garage

Nice pickup. Quick glance over the pics, it looks like a good example.

As said, this one also suffers from BMW's most ugly steering wheel ever made.

The later M airbag wheel or (slightly...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-13-2019, 11:02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,059
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New shoes or not?

Can’t help you with that, but if you want some replica LTE air...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-13-2019, 10:13:52 PM
Replies: 24
NSFW: ECS tuning
Views: 2,149
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: ECS tuning

Yes it is heavier. But it’s not like you need an extreme diet or massive increase in horsepower to have equal performance.

I know (owner’s manual) that the (EU) M3 cabrio takes 0.1 second more...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-13-2019, 10:09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-01-2019, 02:13:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Analog Climate Control Question - Recirculation

Does the AC light turn on?

Recirc should not turn on the AC.

Recirc function is not to cool air.

Are you sure the AC is on?

It does feel like it’s blowing stringer with the fresh air...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-28-2019, 05:44:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Intro/build thread for my AW 95 M3

What's with you and that "NSFW" tag?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-21-2019, 07:09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Driver Door Annoying Squeaking

White grease.

Be aware when opening the door after, as it will ‘fly’ open.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-20-2019, 01:25:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Driver Door Annoying Squeaking

It’s proper name is “door brake”.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-17-2019, 11:26:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Want Paddle Shifters w/o a Sequential? Here you go!

So this is some sort of SMG reinvented?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-17-2019, 03:19:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,604
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: No hits on my car

Also remove the usb ciggy adapter and put in the original lighter or blind stop. Refit rear headrests (if you have them).

Fix the sagging glovebox. i.e. check if the vent trim hooks are hooked in....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-17-2019, 09:46:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,604
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: No hits on my car

Also give the airbag a good clean. Will bring up the entire interior.

Good pics go a long way.

You really wonder about those ads with pics taken with a potato, in one’s driveway, with cigarette...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-09-2019, 07:07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,175
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-07-2019, 08:20:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Battery Hold Down

Retrofit the battery vent while you’re at it. Unless yours is still in place of course.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-07-2019, 12:22:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Battery Hold Down

Yeah two.

But my bad. Coupe is different from the convertible. The diagram I posted is of the convertible. Forgot about that.

So yes, it’s on big clamp for you, same as my 530i.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-06-2019, 03:01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Battery Hold Down

My two E36 cabrio’s have an original battery, but all aftermarkets that were previously in there and the aftermarket one in my 530i, all have the ‘ridge’ at the bottom where the oem clamp hold it...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-06-2019, 11:05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Battery Hold Downy

This is the correct diagram.

http://ills.bmwfans.info/cag.png

And when you order #6 you get the complete holddown.(Bolt, washer, clamp,
rubber washer that prevents clamp from sliding off the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-06-2019, 10:57:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Vader Seat Frame Question

Vaders, Sport (Lux=Sport) and regular seats and folding or non-folding all have identical frames.

They complete frame changed over in 09/94 (95MY).

Vaders/Sport have the extra frame for thigh...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Oct-03-2019, 12:11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-30-2019, 06:32:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Window circuit experts please help

His 1992 doesn’t have a GM.

Don’t know if the pre-GM cars have an overload protection.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-30-2019, 07:11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: How to check oil level

As per owner’s manual. As quote above.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-24-2019, 05:11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Window circuit experts please help

Ah an early one. That has totally different window electronics I'm not familiar with.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-22-2019, 12:13:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Window circuit experts please help

Maybe it’s me, but I don’t read the problem that needs solving.

A window not going fully up usually means the power has been cut while open.

If that happens you need to press the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-21-2019, 10:18:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: My E36 journey (328i and M3)

I stopped buying new brakelight switches after I opened one and found it to be nothing but heavy mechanical contacts.

Cleaned the contacts and folded back the ‘springs’. Has worked fine for a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-20-2019, 07:43:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: My E36 journey (328i and M3)

Personally, I think ambers look the best on a white car.

Specially front and sides. On the rear both look good as you have the red part for contrast.

Even amber front/side and clear on the rear...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-19-2019, 02:50:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: My E36 journey (328i and M3)

+1 for fitting the ambers.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 07:40:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Bosch headlight "foggy"

There usually are plenty of units for sale on ebay. Ok they won’t be perfect as new, but a decent set should be available.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-17-2019, 04:03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Bosch headlight "foggy"

I guess identical bar the branding on the glass. Which makes it even stranger they dropped the Bosch name.

Does the labeling say Bosch anywhere?

Haven’t been in the market for new lights since,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-16-2019, 01:19:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Bosch headlight "foggy"

If it’s ‘fog’ it should vent out by itself

AL = Bosch?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-15-2019, 10:02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Help Please M3 3.2 Evo S50B32 stalls at idle.

Yes it a fuel vapor valve, not EGR valve.

F*** peak coder tool. Check with INPA. With INPA you can activate individual injectors/plugs/icv etc.

Check intake hoses for leaks.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-10-2019, 02:18:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Installing New Vapor Barrier

^^
Not from factory. On an E36.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-09-2019, 02:09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: My E36 journey (328i and M3)

The side indicators on your M3 are mounted upside down.

Which means L/R are swapped.

Nice find though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-04-2019, 09:20:39 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 34,869
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Rare & Unique Parts - Let's share pics etc...

Yellow lights are a French thing. Well, up to 1993 is was mandatory.

To be exact, it’s called Selective Yellow.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_yellow
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-04-2019, 07:28:26 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 34,869
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Rare & Unique Parts - Let's share pics etc...

1993. At least in mine.

Funnily enough, before that it was prohibited to have a 3rd brakelight.

Our laws regarding automotive lighting is very strange.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-31-2019, 10:49:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Overdue Respect?

For decades the E36 was considered the ugly duckling of the M3’s.

With E30’s and E46 CSL becoming unobtainable, people look for the ‘next best’.

E36 has always been very underrated.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-31-2019, 12:57:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Thinking of selling my hellrot sedan

Make up your mind I’d say.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-28-2019, 12:59:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 M3 Window Module?

That US lingo then.

Will, to test the motor you have to remove the scissor mechanism anyways.

That's how I found out. Wouldn't move at all. Removed motor from scissor, plugged in motor. Motor...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-28-2019, 12:56:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Fuse 26 keeps blowing

There is a coolant line running through it, but a switch is new to me.

The program switch is de Winter/Sport/Eco mode for the autobox.

If you unplugged everything related to that relay and it's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-26-2019, 08:21:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 M3 Window Module?

No, the regulator is the motor. I mean the scissor. As the play allows it beyond its endpoint.

Yeah it’s a fun job. Drill out the 4 rivets, pop the arms out of the sliders and wiggle it out.

I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Aug-25-2019, 02:19:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 M3 Window Module?

I’ve had this.

Worn (plastic) motor centering bushing, that jammed the scissor mechanism up solid.

Took me a while as per yours, everything looked fine.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-23-2019, 06:17:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Online Parts

Ebay.de and ebaykleineanzeigen.de are my main sources.

Although these have completely dried up when it comes to the cool/rare parts, as the E36 has caught up to becoming a classic.

And the EU...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-21-2019, 05:34:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,812
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Couple O Very Nice E36 on BaT

I see. So they are like the online version of the Pebble beach auction. Except for less exotic cars.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-21-2019, 02:20:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,812
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Couple O Very Nice E36 on BaT

Yeah why use BaT anyways? Is that the new 'defacto' channel to sell a car or something?

Or are they popular because of being popular?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-19-2019, 10:09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Is this the VIN from an LTW ?

EH07527

0940 Special request Serie M3 US CSL
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-19-2019, 02:35:41 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 62,038
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: LTW clears and a drop.

You have the amber on. You won already.
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