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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-22-2017, 02:46:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Some pics from today's drive down to MSR houston to watch some road racing tuning:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2238&pictureid=11704
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-22-2017, 02:25:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By betrezra
Re: New guy with a not so new M.

Love the white! Looks exotic.

What are plans for the car?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 11:33:31 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

11.20.17 Update - Every project has a tipping point..... the point at which a large portion of the vision or dream is achieved relative to resources invested........ this week it happened.....
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 09:39:43 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Looks mint. Now loan her to a savage teenager for 1 year to resume entropy!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 01:11:40 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Rib— im researching accusump options that will work w the s52 and work w future ls motor.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 12:06:06 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Off this week so time to tidy up some loose ends:

Re-installed euro st wheel.... wired up to make the horn work now.
Installed NEW door cards.
Fin install of Bav sound system.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 12:05:03 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Rib - nice wet footage! I'm always amazed at the traction in wet conditions! My mind is telling me to slow down, but I feel the grip.

Nate - good to know..... one of the instructors stopped me...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 02:17:57 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More on the oil starvation problem with US spec E36 M cars...... this is exactly what I experienced today.... pretty sad it comes from the factory like this:::: Might investigate accusump.

"What...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 01:21:21 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Here are the uncorrected autocross time results........... I'm middle of the pack... not too bad considering new car to me and stock alignment and tires:
Times are just below car yr/make/model:

...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 12:50:35 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Here's a little vid from my last cota venture last year in the W204..... my brothers photog, my car, and my music composition :) Hope to get some footage of the E36 at cota next year if all goes as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 11:00:27 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

First Autocross shakedown event was a success:
No leaks, no mech failures, no smoke/fire.
Only issue was a somewhat common lifter tap due to oil starvation experienced by these engines, which went...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 10:18:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Also pull the windshield plastic engine cowl cover, mine had loads of dirt leaves trash.

Another area to clean is behind aux fan... my ac condensor was 70% clogged w trash.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-19-2017, 02:13:01 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Tex- thx buddy. Eventually it will all be new... and get to work on driver skills!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 11:31:53 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Update from latest round of mods:
S50 intake
Replaced entire PVC hoses system
Cleaned Fuel Injectors
New fuel filter
removed tc tb system
air int temp sensor now in intake elbow
new mm's
new...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-18-2017, 02:06:54 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Mason clutch pedal mod works! Smooth as butter now.
Car runs great with new S50 intake mani, rev's out better up top, and really not much drop in mid-range per seat-o-pants meter.
SO..... I will...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-12-2017, 07:44:48 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Mason Eng clutch pedal install pitfalls..... after breaking 2 sets of clutch pedal spring guides (the little plastic inserts that go inside the spring), I think I found the problem. It appears the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-11-2017, 11:13:54 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

QUICK TECH QUESTION gents...

Car Had:
Long tube headers
Dinan Ported TB
CAI
Dinan Catback
Dinan Chip

Appears to be this tune for TB/CAI -
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-10-2017, 01:18:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

thank... I enjoyed my latest edition of OCD BMW E36!..... I read every edition! Keep em coming. So fine.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-06-2017, 11:19:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By betrezra
Re: Michelin's development e36 M3 LTW

Nate - agreed on how sad to see gar queen's just sit and collect dust.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-05-2017, 01:41:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Love the attn to detail... Clearly not your usual car owner here :)
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 01:18:48 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Clutch pedal comes w some sort of plastic or poly bushing at the pivot pt.
Hoping this is decent. Not sure i can get a brass bushing in the metal pedal?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 12:21:26 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More parts arriving.... so tonight I get to rebuild my fuel injectors and install the fuel filter:

fuel inj rebuilt kit-in-a-bag:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-03-2017, 02:24:44 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Tsmith - It looks like the turner stage 2 would pull this together nicely:
s50 intake (installing now)
Ported TB (have already)
CAI (have already)
Headers (have already)
U/D pulley...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 09:43:05 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Nate- thx for the tip. Might find some cheap used cams if they come up for sale. Hopefully I see some decent gains with existing parts: ported Dinan TB, Long tube headers, TC TB removed, CAI ,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 01:56:14 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More works in progress::::::

M3 under repairs.....
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2238&pictureid=11672

Often overlooked pc of equipment ::::...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-01-2017, 07:53:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By betrezra
Re: ZF-Power Steering Pumps Discontinued

I found the same thing...... I ended up having a kit put into my orig ps pump. $35 Kit.... but oh the labor! Seems like a nice niche' for someone.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-31-2017, 10:31:47 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

so fine to watch this all happen... I get all the satisfaction w/o the expense or labor ;)

taking notes on the specifics when I do the same upgrads.... refresh.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 05:49:32 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Since my vorshlag parts are delayed.... I continue to work on the s52 engine in prep for 1st ax in a couple of weeks:

S50 man swap in progress...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 05:38:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,010
Posted By betrezra
Re: On the hunt for a newer DD to pair with my E36..Interested in Opinions

If you are not fixated on high end brands... the focus rs and fiesta st are a riot to drive.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-29-2017, 01:15:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,010
Posted By betrezra
Re: On the hunt for a newer DD to pair with my E36..Interested in Opinions

W204 C63..... the fl model are going for lower prices now..... and the M156 is so sweet. <<<<<ducks for cover :) >>>>>>>

The new audi stuff is pretty nice... my wife lover her QS5.....

And...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-28-2017, 04:20:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,010
Posted By betrezra
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-27-2017, 09:58:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By betrezra
Re: Where do I buy this M logo sticker

Per my rigorus google search of bimmerology, it's technically OK if and only IF you use the 3.148mm X 5.100002mm sticker made of .00001% polyethylene, and .00000015% carbon black..... and as we all...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-25-2017, 10:48:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Jeez.... sooo clean. A car is only original 1 time...... like a wee virgin.
Please MORE more MORE...... please.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-24-2017, 10:49:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

You have a car problem ;).... a good one to have.

I've been eye-balling the older M5's for a while now.

You keep your cars in immaculate shape.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-24-2017, 03:17:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Ok Texaz... you are my M3 restoration hero!..... and the C Norris endorsement is golden.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 11:46:44 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

nh - thx.... it's like watching a kid grow I guess... I see 'helga' everyday...... so I don't notice the changes on a day to day basis. a few visits to the Rx and some finishing school and she'll...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 10:36:29 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

JWW - yup it's the pricey Mason unit. I don't know how you guys can deal with the stock fisher-price unit..... it flexes from side to side when I drive..... can't imagine how it will hold up when...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 12:13:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

A hole-lotta-love into this baby! Great work, and attn to detail.
I want to buy one of your cars :)
Keep the pics coming.

I went through my own version of clensing my beast upon receipt... ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-23-2017, 12:07:00 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

clutch pedal r/r time - new aftermarket short-throw pedal in metal - http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2238&pictureid=11661


slowly discovering/removing PO 'rigged' items.......
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-20-2017, 08:02:03 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,300
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Great story!
I love cross county trips in fun cars.
Pretty bold to go 25hrs through 118deg F in an unknown car!
My 99M3 would have surely left me stranded in similar circumstances.

Can't wait...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-15-2017, 11:04:50 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Sunday Update:
Aux fan problems solved::: 30 amp fuse blown...... then found aftermarket low buck aux fan $100 special.... sits proud of ac rad and was hitting the rad plastic cover..... which...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-14-2017, 01:21:15 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Care pkg arrived from Vorshlag:::::

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2238&pictureid=11655
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2238&pictureid=11654

And a little...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-10-2017, 11:43:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By betrezra
Re: Rebuilt S52 won't turn over

Good news. Glad it was a quick find!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-09-2017, 12:02:16 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Stock Catback installed - much better. great tone IMHO. initial impressions more bottom/mid.... less top end.... but seat-o-pant meter in 98 deg heat might be off calibration :)

Also found the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-08-2017, 01:58:43 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Nate - thanks for the link! You have a dream job sir! and that is on my bucket list for sure.

I have many tracks to drive, and so little time.

... toys: tools for a happy brain and a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-08-2017, 01:04:31 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Some bav sounds going in soon:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2238&pictureid=11649



Ditching the Dinan Cat back for stock.... dinan too fart can-ish for my taste....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-07-2017, 10:50:28 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Cb- thx man. I drive this more than the c63 507 edition. Which surprises me. The m3 is more engaging. Just needs about 100% more hp/tw's. Re too nicc too mod.. as many have stated on here...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Oct-07-2017, 12:24:48 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

10.6.17 UPDATE -
New Rack Doctor rebuilt rack installed, steering rack end links,
rebuild ps pump, all new ps lines, new lwr cont arms, and alignment.
And passed inspection.

Really REALLY...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-03-2017, 06:24:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By betrezra
Re: E36 m3 5.5k rpm loss of power when hot

For proper diagnosis you need some data..... there are cheap OBD connector loggers so can can log the following VS Time on your runs:

1 - IAT
2 - Timing
3 - RPM
4 - coolant temps
5 - st and lt...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-02-2017, 11:15:02 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Thx gents. You are prob the only people who would apprec the effort that goes into something like this........ to most it's just and old car.

Hoping new st rack, and lower ft cont arms will...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-01-2017, 11:26:12 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

So inviting... don't ya think :) So many good angles on this car. Just love it.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2238&pictureid=11635
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-01-2017, 11:17:41 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Good progress this weekend:
Stereo install (new headunit) - complete!
Faulty glove box latch - started to work for some unknown reason... complete!
Replacement Aux fan installed - AC is super...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-30-2017, 02:18:56 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

New stereo head-unit installed. Finally have BT, Handsfree cell, and HD FM stations.
Had to crack up as the radio pre-set on the high-energy dance music station in town... which at least in my area...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-24-2017, 12:19:09 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Update on the GMw-//M3 Project:

The old spal fan decided to come loose and collide with mr water pump pulley.
In prep for cooling mods for the ls swap, bought a mishomoto fan/wiring...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Sep-21-2017, 12:07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,010
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1997 BMW M3 Boston Green/Modena Manual, Maryland

WOW just WOW.

Someone loved this car through it's journey to this add!

GLWS.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-16-2017, 05:03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,172
Posted By betrezra
Re: 95 M3 project

really like the decel tones..... burble pop!
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-15-2017, 03:44:35 AM
Replies: 7
WTB: S52 Motor
Views: 737
Posted By betrezra
Re: S52 Motor

I have a running motor trans for sale still in car running.

Im pulling it from a 99 m3 for an ls swsp.

It will need at least a head refresh.

Houston tx
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-11-2017, 03:09:57 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

$4500

Im an intake cam tune away from reliable na 450hp.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Sep-11-2017, 01:52:14 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/picture.php?albumid=2234&pictureid=11613\


New heart transplant for my tired M3..... 2000 WS6 Trans-Am 'drop-out' ls1-t56 w/harness, accy's, computer, 73k miles,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-10-2017, 04:47:24 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Picked up the LS1 yesterday. 20 hr trip.
Once I find a decent photo hosting site I"ll post up pics.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-31-2017, 02:44:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,379
Posted By betrezra
Re: Houston Flood - Saving the M3s

Oak Forest Area here.... lucked out. No water damage.
That vid is super depressing! Super props to that vid OP!
He has the energy to save his M3.

BTW - will NOT be retiring in Houston! ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-24-2017, 01:20:19 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Had blast this week @ the Ford Performance Driving School in Utah outside of SLC. Great track there.

The new mustang GT was a really well balanced car on track.. you can steer w/throttle just...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-17-2017, 03:12:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,664
Posted By betrezra
Re: Cross-country pickup: 1995 E36 M3

Great intro for you and car!
What are you ultimate plans, or is this a living project with no end in sight?>>>> like mine.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-16-2017, 12:16:36 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

GG - no worries bud!

funny thing... got car back from mechanic.... and it runs great. No CEL. Good power.

**perhaps I just need to keep an LS motor in my shop as a threat? :)........
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-16-2017, 03:12:01 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

GG - 'my' cost/value/performance math leads me to this conclusion. If I'm really honest with myself.... at 70 hrs of life @ 12K/rebuild.... I'm not to proud to say I just can't "afford" to race a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-16-2017, 12:19:58 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

The ls motor is lighter than the 6 pot.... but the t56 6 spd makes the entire swap add 50lbs... the motor/trans mass sits further back than the 6 pot.... so balance is supposed to be OK.... but we'll...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-15-2017, 03:14:02 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

2000 ws6 trams am ls plus t56 and harness ecu purchased. Pu in 11 days.
4500$. 360hp w long tubes and tune.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-12-2017, 04:28:26 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Ordered my own L/D tester this week. Going to validate results.
His data and supporting discussion seemed a bit suspect.

Fork in the road:

1 - iF motor is healthy - I'll hit the track as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-11-2017, 08:27:49 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

GG - that dyno graph is my target right now.
I'm in data collection mode now.... talking to the likes of VAC, Midwest race engines, local shop, eurocharged (freind of friend who builds 1000hp...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Aug-11-2017, 12:36:52 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Guys... aprec the input.

I'm sure I'm not the first or last Bimmer enthusiast to come to THIS fork in the road ;)

I shall gather data, and choose wisely.....


it is: high cost, long...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-10-2017, 07:02:47 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More details from LD test of 3 cyls:
Could hear leaking in exhaust...... so sounds like valves.
...
I'm going to buy a l/d tester and do this my self @ my shop so I know what I'm dealing with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-10-2017, 02:23:20 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Well considering a new motor for a w204 c63 is 45k... this little project is a relative bargain! Yeah. Thats the ticket. Yup
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 11:19:34 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

re tested comp, and performed l/d on 2 add'l cyls.... same thing 80-90% L/D.

I'm chasing down a lead in Houston with a performance E36 motor builder.... he does all forged goodies for high...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 08:08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By betrezra
Re: What would you do?

There is a rust eating spray and prep coating avail in spray can or a jelly.

I've used this for my battery tray with worse corrosion....... with good results.

You can sand 1st, then primer and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 04:17:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By betrezra
Re: 1995 M3, Tail Light Nut Stuck

The stud could be spinning inside the plastic housing..... you will have to put an open end on the nut.... and hold the stud with a vise grips..... to get it loose.... try not to damage the threads...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-09-2017, 12:51:05 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Finally took my little E36 to my neighborhood bimmer shop to get a comp test and leakdown test to see what I'm working with.

The bad news: 110 psi across all 6 cyls.... He's going to recheck...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-30-2017, 09:39:57 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Originally Posted by GG///M3 View Post
I hear ya man. I know I over took p cars, and vettes with ease with the s54 powered e36.

I might even go that route myself. If not I'll go turbo with one...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-30-2017, 01:20:44 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Had a blast today @ BMW M Track Days @ COTA today!

Wife and I got to drive the X6M, M6 Vert, M3, M4, M2.

I came back more energized than ever to complete my E36.

The M2 felt the most similar...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-24-2017, 12:08:31 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Nate - time to sort out this old motor. I don't know that I've yet driven this car with full power/glory of all an S52 Us spec can be :)

GG - my 1st project in the new shop. Nothing worse than...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-23-2017, 11:19:54 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Nate - The records from PO show NO vanos service in last 8 yrs..... last 100K miles. He bought it from Orig Owner @ 80K miles.

I plan to pull the engine accy's off down to long block. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-23-2017, 09:50:53 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

shop will be completed in 4 weeks... so getting close. Then I'll have a place to park the E36 in air con.... put up on the rack, and go through my litany of issues I've accumulated whilst dd'ing...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-11-2017, 11:46:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By betrezra
Re: Estoril Blue Hardtop M3 Build

I have a set of 1999 e36 coupe black door cards for sale soon. In Ok cond. LMK if int.

Great color! Welcome to the madness that is owning driving restoring an old m.

I'm into mine at just...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-11-2017, 03:18:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By betrezra
Re: Lost Oil Pressure at track what now?

Can ticking sound come from parts moving around after oil pump nut backs off?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-08-2017, 02:56:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,266
Posted By betrezra
Re: My 99' Hellrot intro

Oh that red! So sexy. I never get tired of red.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-07-2017, 08:42:20 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,266
Posted By betrezra
Re: My 99' Hellrot intro

Nate--- you need to publish a 'racing lifestyle magazine'.

Nice work.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-07-2017, 01:26:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By betrezra
Re: What do we think of this idea...

Yes---- only if you have 'super fresh' pers lic plate. Otherwise not allowed.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-07-2017, 01:23:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By betrezra
Re: M3 GT / LTW splitter: Paint or raw?

Carbon fiber wrap Yo! Single vanos powa!


Sorry couldn't resist.


Show car... I'd paint it. Daily not.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-02-2017, 07:19:14 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Looks like Photo-bucket wants $$ to host pics now. So I'll research other options.
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Some more work on the old E-36 today:
1 - my 1st oil change on this car. 2000 mi since purchase and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-01-2017, 03:43:58 AM
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Views: 2,017
Posted By betrezra
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jun-28-2017, 03:47:06 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Jason-- nice find on the repair kit. Ind glue gun soooo much better than my 2 pt epoxy mess!!! Actually bummed my custom leather covered door cards don't line up w holes on btm pouches...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-25-2017, 09:34:07 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

More progress today:
* replaced the drivers side door lock actuator. Not a fun job.
* installed a replacement Hi Note Horn. Upon pulling the old failed hi horn.... it was full of water and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-20-2017, 11:08:57 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 21,471
Posted By betrezra
Re: Rare & Unique Parts - Let's share pics etc...

cool stuff... even for this bimmer newwwwwb. night int shot looks like a g5.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-12-2017, 12:52:39 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Another update: AC was having trouble keeping up in 90 deg F.... this forum and u toob are really helpful...... topoff the charge with the handy dandy auto-parts store charge tool... felt...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-11-2017, 09:03:15 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

craac - thx for the input. The cool part is the 3 proven options for this platform!

I really just need to get on the track and see what I think. I am not going to enjoy getting passed by...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-10-2017, 10:52:05 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

GG - good to know from someone w/ direct experience. thx.

I plan to fix the known main items..... get on a track..... see what breaks, and check my impressions of everything and where I want to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-10-2017, 07:21:14 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

GG - thx! alot of resources sunk...... too late to turn back now! LOL.

E30 - added to my hit-list........ M3 clone, E46 engine swap.... super light wgt.... dtm style...... I dream of this...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-10-2017, 05:26:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By betrezra
Re: New to Forum

You will have to install a restrictor tune...... to deal with the extreme guilt of having so much reliable/low buck HP on tap. . there are social services volunteers to help.... pm if you need a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-10-2017, 05:23:08 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Have to be honest, I was going to gut this thing and rip-tear..... and then I found this place... and started to 'well..... ' pump the brakes.... and take some time to see what all the hoopla was...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jun-10-2017, 03:07:32 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,935
Posted By betrezra
Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Any excuse to drive this car... at the fill-up station:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x88/betrezra/36eedb7a-2685-4911-b682-cc01e83d2dca_zpsghclgdsd.jpg...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jun-10-2017, 11:21:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By betrezra
Re: Kosei K1 17x8.5 et40 w/BFG GForce KDW 225/40's

Out of paint shop. But progress stalled now that my shop expansion project got approved by the city. Hopefully 3 add'l bays in three months w air con ;)
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