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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-19-2020, 11:14:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,840
Posted By betrezra
Re: When did you first know you wanted an E36 M3?

Popped up on Craigslist for $7500!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-13-2020, 02:48:54 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

You can replace the ignition tumbler and key from a wreck... but then your other locks won’t match

I just needed a new ignition switch assy. Reused my ignition tumbler and key.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 02:19:42 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

5th business trip to/from San Antonio - Houston.

This time turning up the wick.... avg 82mph.... 22mpg.

Nary a hick-up. Super reliable build.

Since I'm staying in hotels...... some...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-11-2020, 02:17:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By betrezra
Re: High mileage resurrect/DE aka the worst idea ever!

what-ever-you-do..... don't ls swap it....... many people triggered.... they'll never be the same :)

Love the white.... and the fact you kept another one from the drifter crowd or the crusher.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-24-2019, 08:41:19 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

12/24/19 update

Rebuilding my steering column w new bearings.
Easy job once you figure out how to whack this shear bolts off w hammer and chisel.

Took this time to rewire my alpine bimmer...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Dec-22-2019, 11:39:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,948
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1994 Euro E36 M3 S50 Coupe being welcomed to the garage

Great car.

Surprised w all the interest in e36 the bids were not higher on bat.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-14-2019, 10:46:22 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

After driving home in stolen mode.... (ignition terminal tapped together in "RUN" position".... and steering lock drilled out.

I looked on line.... youtube shows how to use a bobby pin to release...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-14-2019, 09:15:11 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Car tried to strand me today on the way to cars and coffee.

Ignition key tumbler went into free wheel mode. No start no steering!

What to do? Russian u tube shows me how to steal my own car...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Dec-09-2019, 08:49:31 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Swap tips—

Phase - Pre-job
Define project goals. Drag, AX, Street, Drift, HPDE, spec….. My goals: street driven first year, then AX, then HPDE's after shakedown the build, but able to drive...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-07-2019, 01:08:54 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

12.6.19 Update:

Got my square contour setup installed:
8.5" contours all around.
needed 5mm spacers up front.
installed a stud kit with 10mm spacer in back.
Nice flush stance.
Had to roll...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 08:56:13 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Geoby0 - I remember bringing you some parts last year was it?
Well you know what they say about FREE!

**** also Geoby0 - I'll give you a killer deal on a Dinan Catback...... hit meup..... 50%...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-22-2019, 01:56:25 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Now that it's 99% complete I'll post up a collection of pics over the build. I doc most everything.

Just returned home from my business trip... 180 miles.... 85mph.... 22mpg..... completed over...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-20-2019, 11:28:53 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Itís just a run of the mill silver m3.

Iíll post up pics from
My track days going to work very soon.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-20-2019, 09:16:38 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

You want pics as I built it?

Or fancy ohh ahhh sunset e36pics?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-20-2019, 05:53:31 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-20-2019, 04:13:14 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Thx moolz..

I’ve contemplated stopping updates here due to some neg feedback about this build particularly when I pivoted to ls power.

But I gaged the int by thread hits.. and it seems people...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-18-2019, 02:26:27 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Pleased—-

1st long trip 180 miles, 80 mph, avg 25mpg.
And no flatbed necessary. Big win.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-17-2019, 10:37:20 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Tomorrow is my first big shake-down.... I've done 2000 miles of city driving over the past mo...... tomorrow I'll take this on my weekly commute f san antonio to houston.... 180 miles...... trunk...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-17-2019, 07:56:40 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

E36 Parts For Sale..... from this project:
Dinan Cat Back - $500 local p/u. Will ship at buyers expense.
Stock Cat Back - $100 local p/u. Will ship at buyers expense.
Offroad mid pipe (new) ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-16-2019, 09:24:15 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

https://youtu.be/quwmxNvwnZA


here's some before after content....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-16-2019, 04:20:56 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Nate - working on it! This afternoon I'll try to get some go pro vids.... and some proper pics.

11.15.19 Update - NVH solved! I was pulling my hair out with the excessive vibrations..... ex was...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-14-2019, 08:41:39 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

2000 mile update post swap

Working out nvh bugs.
Going to fab in a stock gm trans mount to rid myself of bolt. Thru Trans. Mount.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-10-2019, 09:49:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By betrezra
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-18-2019, 09:09:05 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

New Exhaust, ported TB, fresh tune..... now running speed density tune.

Totally different animal with a proper tune and exhaust.


...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-11-2019, 03:24:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By betrezra
Re: Rear subframe reinforcement 98 M3

Just did my 99 M3....... only cracks were found on the LCA perches towards the front... cracked around the mounting holes. GL.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-07-2019, 08:40:24 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Yup, every year safety inspection every 2 years safety and obd2 check. Just check readiness...... rare they do any visual.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-07-2019, 12:37:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By betrezra
Re: Firehawk Indy 500 Tire Rebate

Had a set of these... quickly changed for Michelin as.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-06-2019, 10:04:33 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

450 street miles and no hiccups.
Weather is cooler in the am now at 68deg F.
Proper Exhaust and ported TB really woke this up.

added some proper badging for my next emissionsafety check... want...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-30-2019, 02:57:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By betrezra
Contours wAnted

Looking to purchase 2 rear contours.

Lmk what you have.

Thx
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-24-2019, 01:53:04 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Ls Bolt-Ons in play to max the Heads cam comboó

Ported throttlebody
Enlarged mass air mount cups.
New ex complete.

Then new tune.

Then 3.91 gears.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-20-2019, 11:30:02 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Cat back sold - ! Thx.Texas.

Cars and coffee last weekend..... was invited to an all German car show this weekend in Boerne Tx...... hope they are ok with LSX power.

Dyno tune next to...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-16-2019, 11:52:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By betrezra
Re: E36 M3 Black Vaders Fronts and Backs MINT

You can sell these on fb market place easily. Gl
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Sep-15-2019, 11:51:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By betrezra
E36 Dinan Catback for sale... San Antonio

Dinan Cat Back for sale..... $575 net to me after fee's/shipping.
Will only ship to lower 48.
Local P/U in San Antonio OK......
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-15-2019, 11:51:19 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Dinan Cat Back for sale..... $575 net to me after fee's/shipping.
Will only ship to lower 48.
Local P/U in San Antonio OK......
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-15-2019, 09:52:30 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Attended my first C&C this weekend....

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2288&pictureid=12030

Didn't park with the bimmer guys, or f-body peeps... got there late, so out in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-09-2019, 08:08:25 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

3.91 lsd diff on order.

Exhaust wrapping up this week.
Headers, 3” collectors, 3”cats, dual 2.5” in out borla x resonator muffler then dual 2.5” pipes out the back in stock loc. Painted black...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-06-2019, 03:03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By betrezra
Re: e36 M3 Quaife LSD

I’m interested. How diff to swap to 4 bolt input flange?
I assume this is the 188mm m3 med size case?
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-05-2019, 07:12:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By betrezra
WTB- med case lsd 3.91 or 4.10 gears

Looking for e36 med case 3.91 or 4.1 lsd
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Sep-05-2019, 07:10:33 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

High flow ex going in this week. Farmed our to a fab shop now that my work commute is picking back up again.

Looking for a 3.91 or 4.10 med case lsd.
Hit me up if you have one for sale.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Aug-25-2019, 10:03:23 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Hit me up if you want some m3 parts. I have some left over from this project:
Rebuilt (rack dr) 99 m3 rack - make offer.
Z3 non M rack - core. Can p/u free in San Antonio.
Mishimoto fan and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-23-2019, 03:50:28 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Agreed Nate.

Cool part about hp tuners I can dial in tq limits for each gear...

But in the end flares big wheels tires are coming...
I left the suspension for last due to budget.
Nice...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-22-2019, 03:15:19 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Yes sir..... for comparison see below some bolt-on m3 dyno data vs my latest dyno session with a bolt-on ls1 5.7 liter.... both through m3 exhaust.

really highlights the delta hp/tq.

It is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-22-2019, 02:59:01 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

2nd dyno session today. I was not happy with first dyno tune.

Filled in another 20 rwtq under the curve... and about 10rwhp.

Also solved a troublesome decell low idle problem.....

Hp...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-17-2019, 03:51:29 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Dyno session yesterday..... 104F hot day... 4100 DA..... but no other dyno session avail for weeks.....

Mustang Dyno
SAE Correction
390 RWHP
347 RWTQ
6300 RPM Peak.

Pulls very strong from...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-07-2019, 03:54:38 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Molly— yup it’s true poser mode right now.. hopefully tune will pull this combo together.

Heads, large cam, diff fuel injectors a tune is a must.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-06-2019, 02:50:50 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

That’s the plan... should have seen the look on mustang guy yesterday!! Priceless.

Needs a tune really bad. It’s pretty gutless right now.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Aug-05-2019, 12:16:58 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

30 mile highway shake down—. No fire smoke or leaks.
Next dyno tune.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-03-2019, 11:03:06 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More pics from today:..... just need to install the front clip.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2288&pictureid=12018
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-03-2019, 08:54:46 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Interior completed.... switched to arm rest delete console... better shifter access.....

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2288&pictureid=12017
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-30-2019, 01:24:46 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 22,442
Posted By betrezra
Re: The 230K E36 M3 Build Thread

Nice how that s54 fits like a glove! NO cutting/chopping/hacking.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jul-29-2019, 08:32:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1995 M3 Daytona Violet/Black Int. LS2 - T56 - 3.38 LSD - O'Hare Area

Passing this to my brother.

I’m 99% done w similar swap and I can tell you there is no way to duplicate this for 13.5!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-28-2019, 10:09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By betrezra
Re: Clutch pedal play after pedal and bushing replacement

When I bought the mason part I read that about revised geometry.
But after de’s and ax pre post I can’t tell ther difference.

I couldn’t put another plastic part in after feeling the flex by...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-28-2019, 07:06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By betrezra
Re: Clutch pedal play after pedal and bushing replacement

normal plastic part.

that's why I went with the mason eng unit.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-27-2019, 11:43:14 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

7.27.19 update

First test drive and my 'ebay t56' is bad.... 2k rebuild later
While motor/trans was out redid several chassis trans tunnel items
I was not 100% happy w.

Motor trans in, just...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-17-2019, 04:48:28 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

It’s a terrible design. From what I gather—- the relays start to flutter and stick causing at best battery drain, at worst fried dash , or fire.

This ecu flash elim the need for immob circuit...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-17-2019, 03:30:50 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Tex- they are soldered to the motherboard! Terrible design.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-17-2019, 02:36:11 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

So if you ever thought about an older f car—/. My blinkers on the 360 started an intermittent issue... f of na wants 10k to replace the out dated relay based immobilizer. Or I can have the ecu...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-15-2019, 01:06:58 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Joe dirt transformation almost complete //////gmw
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, May-15-2019, 01:09:13 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

1st short drive since Dec 18...... still needs a proper tune, and alignment.... but getting closer.

plan to put some miles on it this weekend......

https://youtu.be/IeZdhV-NHIo
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-04-2019, 09:22:17 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

This is how the vorshlag race team builds these swap cars from their shop.... and they do some serious track time. I guess if my engine threw a rod, I could lose brakes.... but seems I'd have the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-02-2019, 06:37:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By betrezra
Re: Anyone used this rear wheel bearing special tool?

I used this tool.. the bearing asst came apart and the threads in one of the end cups failed.

I bought this same tool kit from amazon, so perhaps it was a cheap knockoff.

Also bought an amazon...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-28-2019, 03:35:14 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

4.27.19 update.....

so you all know I'm not drinking the ls cool-aid.... here's some balanced feedback so if you do this you will know what to expect ;)

1. the vorshlag motor mounts have a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-17-2019, 09:25:25 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

New tune Enroute for my mods. Plan to do some part throttle shakedown of my build b4 I burn dyno shop time.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-14-2019, 12:52:58 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

She moved under her own power for the 1st time since December.
cooling system next...... then work out cooling fan logic... and let bleed system.

then perhap shakedown....
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-13-2019, 04:54:21 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Nate - LOLZ.... that is the plan bro. I'm 50.... dep on what oil does over next 5-10..... will determine my time line for just building projects.


1st start with a streetable exhaust..... Long...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-06-2019, 03:08:19 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Yeah .... cooling and exhaust next...

These projects are alot of work 1 guy w a day job lolz
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-05-2019, 09:11:42 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

First Start Successful -

Only 2 issues on 1st start:
1) fuel lines crossed up. Easy Fix.
2) left oil p plug out... a little shot of oil on the firewall.

https://youtu.be/GxvE1vWHT84
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 09:40:25 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Gratuitous advert—. Someone please buy my s52 engine head and 5speed! 500 pickup San Antonio. Someone must need at good block head accys and trans.
Will throw in an e36 diag laptop and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-04-2019, 09:35:58 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Thx w! Hope to achieve the 1st start milestone this weekend. Will get a vid.

Still have a rather big list of items b4 first drive, because I’ve impacted so many of the cars systems...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-02-2019, 01:55:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,414
Posted By betrezra
Re: Best M3 exhaust without the fart can sound?

I've got a nice Dinan Catback for sale if anyone has interest. It had a pretty good sound.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-01-2019, 06:11:09 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Fchg- researching setups now—-

Tex- she’s a cool gsd... best guard dog ever.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-31-2019, 07:11:56 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

thx tex - more progress::::


Pic 1 - engine together... new rr's, new push rods, new lifters....... with our dog V
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2288&pictureid=11994

Pic 2-...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-28-2019, 01:26:15 AM
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Posted By betrezra
Re: Epoxy Garage Flooring Feedback

Yeah I paid some decent money to have this coating installed.... 'pro'.... or just pro-prices.... I'm in the middle of an ls swap in my e36..... and it is taking a beating..... but honestly the pro's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-25-2019, 02:11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By betrezra
Re: Epoxy Garage Flooring Feedback

I have the Lowe’s floor treatment and it’s great easy to clean. Note it will lift in summer heat when parking sticky tires to it ps4’s. But it’s just where the tires rest.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-24-2019, 11:32:45 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Good progress last night:::

pulled engine after test fit, clearanced trans tunnel, rebuilt ls with trick flow heads, trick flow custom cam, blue printed oil pump, baffled road racing oil pan tray,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-23-2019, 09:25:41 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Sat Update - most of the orginal soul removed..... drive train gone......

clearanced trans tunnel for T56.....

re-pulled engine.... for rebuild..... new h/c/i..... it has quite a bit of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-23-2019, 02:16:51 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

obligatory Hurst Shifter......... feels like home ;)

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2288&pictureid=11978
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-23-2019, 12:34:27 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

I’m working too beat the coming summer heat!!!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-23-2019, 12:28:47 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Motor comes back out this we for heads cam oil pan baffle blueprint oil pump, new time chain...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-22-2019, 11:04:55 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Props to fair at vorshlag—- fits like a glove.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-22-2019, 10:05:57 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

BIG MILESTONE TODAY....... test fit engine/trans....... fits like a glove.
Measured/marked where I'll need to clearance the shifter hole.... and a little metal massage for the rev lockout...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-21-2019, 10:41:45 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

360 is good now ... after I sorted out some bugs from sitting for a couple years in a collection. It really runs better the more I drive it.

I’ve been happily surprised w the quality of people...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-21-2019, 10:37:45 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

I’ll try 17x9’s w sticky tires..... and go from there.

Body work and paint are cheap..
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-21-2019, 12:06:11 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-21-2019, 12:03:49 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

M3- thx sir—- I shall att to roll fenders.. more research on wheel size and offset needed.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-21-2019, 04:13:09 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Tex— love your sig quote... Enzo was such a character!!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-21-2019, 01:58:19 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More progress tonight.... I now work nights after 11 hr days... as I'm getting closer to 1st start!...... getting stoked......... was a wee bit overwhelmed 3 wks ago......

1st off a gripe about...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-20-2019, 09:07:27 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Cr—thx for the data.... I really don’t care about wide body looks... I just want a good Econ combo...

Can’t wait to braap it!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-20-2019, 04:52:22 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Building version of a street legal dtm car for a reg guy hence ls.

Will keep hv ac and stereo and carpet Vader’s for now.

Want to daily, ax, de’s, and some epic road trips.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-20-2019, 04:13:57 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Starting to research fender flare options and big wheels tires for this build. Stock contours will be useless w 515hp... I’m sure there are some proven tried true economical combos out there. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-20-2019, 02:57:40 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Changing rear wheel bearing what a bit ch!! Maap has and slide hammer and hit the pizz out of it!... only 1 smashed finger. Yeah!!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-20-2019, 02:56:20 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Oh crap... you guys kill me... it’s a classy shop. Import beer and Persian rugs
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-19-2019, 12:11:20 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

One day this Persian rug shows up... I call the mfr to say I did not order or pay for it.. they said they don’t car since someone paid for it.. so I cut it in half for this project. It’s super...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-19-2019, 03:01:00 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Nate - yeah.... I've been working on this car for 3 mo's..... and I'm just now starting the swap.... everything up to this point is PM's... on an old tired car.

more progress tonight..... as I get...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-18-2019, 02:56:16 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

some non-swap content - a quick observation from rebuilding a 188k mile 1999 m3....if you have not checked your subframe for cracking, your wheel bearings, and your bushings.... consider going...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-18-2019, 12:18:59 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More progress today...... I can say I'm now over 50% complete..... ready to test fit the LS and T56..... cut the shifter hole a wee bigger for the t56....... then install for good..... then custom...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-17-2019, 02:11:58 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Tex—. That is the oem bimmer part.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-16-2019, 11:11:16 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 66,455
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Sick last weekend with flu... so back in the game today! need this running by May before the heat hits.

pulled the old m3 engine harness and ecu........ ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-15-2019, 03:44:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By betrezra
Re: No air from blower motor

I’m in hot San Antonio—/ no ac air filter for me! For max air flow!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-12-2019, 12:28:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By betrezra
Re: No air from blower motor

Also check that the cabin filter is not plugged. Mine was caked solid..... hence no flow.
In the Mid East people will just remove this item.
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