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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-11-2017, 08:43:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By fiveightandten
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-06-2017, 09:54:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Anyone in Central Florida have a Radiator Drain Plug I can buy and pick up today?

If you need to grab one from a junk yard, here's the cross reference list from www.realoem.com

You can search under the part number for specific models, but it's likely in pretty much everything...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-01-2017, 11:54:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

FYI, he just listed the seats for sale locally again, so I'd try and seal the deal with him if you want them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-01-2017, 02:22:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

Coupe seats bolt right into a sedan, but as Braymond mentioned, you do have to swap the belt bracket over to the new seats. It's a big torx bolt IIRC, and will thread right into the coupe frame.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Aug-27-2017, 06:24:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Differential leak

You should not have to put much force in to remove that plug. The plugs in the diff should have crush washers on them and those should be replaced every time you remove them. Don't forget that the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-21-2017, 11:05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Baffling engine failure. Discuss....

I'm no engine expert, but I'm curious.

What cylinder was the original valve broken in?
How much material was taken off the head to deck it?


This idea is over my head...but I've heard people...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-27-2017, 11:48:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Power steering pump moan only after vigorous braking

I had this exact same issue. It only made noise right after heavy braking. I replaced all the hoses and the reservoir and that cured it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jun-25-2017, 03:56:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: So you think you're having a bad day? I bet mine is worse!!

I just want to say, I see your car go by me on the Merritt pretty often and it looks amazing. I saw you yesterday going southbound in Wallingford around 1:00. Nice Ti. :beer:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-18-2017, 12:08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: rear shock mounts failing FAST

It should look like this:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/images/diag_392.png
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-01-2017, 03:35:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Underbody panels and duct work

www.motionmotorsport.net/products/e36-m3-underpanel-kit

The OE plastic stuff is far less durable, and depending on what pieces you need, you may even spend more.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-01-2017, 03:26:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,135
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: To mod or not to mod, that is the question..

The Dinan tune, intake, BBTB, and exhaust make the car louder. The suspension lowers it slightly (more in the rear than the front, usually). It's not going to make it into a new car or anything. Yank...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-25-2017, 01:34:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Onboard computer

Run the VIN through a VIN decoder. I believe S554 is the 18 button option.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-18-2017, 09:13:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Ball Joint Tie Rod Separator Tool

Not typically. I just did the front end on my 330ci this past weekend. The outer ball joints are the problem. I beat the hell out of the driver's side with a pickle fork and it wouldn't budge. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-17-2017, 12:38:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Ball Joint Tie Rod Separator Tool

You west coast and southern guys have it so easy. :raspberry:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-16-2017, 11:05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Ball Joint Tie Rod Separator Tool

I'd go with the shorter handle. Clearance in the wheel well can be a challenge, as you can't always get enough angle to position the pickle fork out of the wheel well. They work best by smacking them...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-13-2017, 03:30:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Was there someone on here looking for Techno on Black?

But he revealed that his asking price is more than what he paid for the car. That's a terrible idea from a seller's standpoint.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-13-2017, 01:38:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: JT Designs Strut Tower Brace Install

Sorry...*deflect* the bar in the middle to squeeze it in place.

Not all bars have adjusters with reverse threading that you can adjust without rotating the mount. I didn't want to make that...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-12-2017, 11:26:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Cool-side head gasket leak - What to do?

External coolant leak on the exhaust side at cylinder 6? It's somewhat common on these engines.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-12-2017, 11:23:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Was there someone on here looking for Techno on Black?

From the ad:
"Rare, Very Rare, or Medium Rare? Only 52 Techno Violet M3s with black interior and 5 speed manual were exported to the USA. How many of those do you think are still on the road? 20? In...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-12-2017, 11:17:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: JT Designs Strut Tower Brace Install

-Park the car on level ground, preferably a poured floor.

-Remove the strut mounting nuts and wipe the strut towers down so they're clean.

-Install the bar by going through trial and error to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-12-2017, 09:19:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Cheap alignment shops in north Jersey?

I'd recommend a good alignment, rather than a cheap one. Otherwise you could very well negate any savings in tire wear, and/or having to do it twice.

If the car can be corner balanced, then you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-09-2017, 01:02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Reverse light wire?

It is blue/yellow. It's a pain in the ass to trace into the cabin. I didn't bother. Here's a writeup.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=417417
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-08-2017, 09:44:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Camber plates for FK Konigsport coilovers

1/4" is huge. Stick a digital caliper in there and measure it. You'll be able to measure to an accuracy of 0.5mm or better. Or, take Chris' word for it.

FYI, 60 mm springs work ok on 2.25"...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-06-2017, 09:02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Camber plates for FK Konigsport coilovers

Measure the diameter of your springs.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-02-2017, 02:53:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Installing Koni rear shock

Neither or those tools are needed, or should be used, to replace rear shocks on an E36.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-01-2017, 05:39:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: E36 M3 vs S13 Coupe Trade Question

I'd DIY the head. It'll be a reasonable cost.

I popped the head gasket on my Integra GS-R when I was in my early 20's. I didn't have a ton of money, and didn't even have a garage to work in. I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-01-2017, 05:30:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: E36 M3 vs S13 Coupe Trade Question

Get a Bentley manual, pull the head yourself. Either get a refurb head, or have a machine shop make yours right. If you get a different head, take your time pulling yours apart after the car is back...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-01-2017, 05:18:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: E36 M3 vs S13 Coupe Trade Question

Because when you're paying a shop, that $1500 becomes a lot more expensive. It sounds like pulling the head off isn't something he's comfortable with, but it's at least within reach (making that job...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2017, 10:30:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: E36 M3 vs S13 Coupe Trade Question

If this is an emotional decision because the money shift put a bad taste in your mouth, that's one thing. But from a practical standpoint, I think it would be a bad decision.

It looks ok, but the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-31-2017, 04:03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Clutch master/slave cylinder problem?

Get rid of the clutch stop.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-30-2017, 10:30:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Trunk edge plastic trim protection

I pulled them off with my fingers and cleaned it up with goo gone. They didn't put up much of a fight and my car was a garaged 90K mile car when I did it. They weren't weathered at all.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2017, 11:59:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Bilstein suspension help

They spin on the strut hat bearing every time you turn the steering wheel. They rotate freely.

-Jack up the front end and support with jack stands
-Remove the front wheel
-Remove the three 13mm...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2017, 01:16:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Bilstein suspension help

Take a picture of each of your strut towers from inside the engine bay (with the caps off the towers). We can tell you immediately from that, what the issue is.

-The strut mounts are side...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-28-2017, 01:11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: OEM Sedan Clears?

I got mine from RM European, but that was like 10 years ago. :laughhard:

They've made it extremely difficult to get any "European" parts here in the states now. Someone may still have some in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-21-2017, 02:02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Front SS brake line issues.

The length looks normal to me. Did you make sure there wasn't any rotational binding when they got tightened down? If they got twisted, that would exasperate any stiffness.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 11:24:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: OEM bosch headlights install

It's not luck of the draw. I specifically bought ballasts that pull the proper power to negate a check control message. The vendor and manufacturer test them and confirm this, then you buy them. It's...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 02:19:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

To have a shop pull the head, send it to a machine shop, and reinstall it with new valves, and some other replaced parts could very well run close to $4000, but that would be pretty high for the job....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 02:12:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,478
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Gauge pod & gauges

There are combination / dual function gauges out there:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/inn-3913/overview/

FYI, you can also de-buffer your stock temp gauge, or install another driver in the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 01:44:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Cracked Rear Shock Tower

Agreed. Fill any cracked areas, grind it down, and weld the plates in. That will be fine. Look at it this way, a new tower would have a lot more welding involved than filling the damage you have, and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 12:49:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Cracked Rear Shock Tower

+1 Pics would help. If it really is minor, the plates are likely fine.

Are you on stock, or aftermarket suspension?

Don't forget, the towers don't hold up the weight of the car, so there...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 12:13:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

+1

I bought my E46 dual VANOS (rebuilt) unit from VAC. I'll never deal with those guys again. They charge a lot of money considering their non-existent customer service, lack of knowledge of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-20-2017, 12:08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: OEM bosch headlights install

This.

I've been running an Acura TSX retrofit in my car since 2008. I've never gotten a check control code, I've never changed the HID capsules, the light output kicks the **** out of any halogen...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-18-2017, 12:41:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Newer Member - 97 M3 Coupe - question about steering wheel/horn

The switch bracket and horn wiring had to be modified to get that Z3 wheel working. It's been 10 years since I swapped mine, so my memory is foggy, but I'm surprised you were able to install a 4...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-18-2017, 12:20:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: OEM bosch headlights install

I wasn't referring specifically to Bosch lights. Personally, I did my retrofit in a set of Depos, and there are drop in options for those now.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-17-2017, 04:56:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: OEM bosch headlights install

Is hating on xenons really a thing? You're so upset you're not even making sense.
Noone cares about your retrofit. :shifty:

Seriously though. Old school. :beer: Remember making mounting brackets...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-15-2017, 01:09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Milwaukee 18V Torque Wrench $259

Dewalt now has a line with 60V batteries. They are making large tools that are battery powered and run off two 60V batteries (120V cordless tools). I don't believe they have any impact wrenches in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Mar-15-2017, 12:56:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

Ignore the cylinder numbers and your test results suggest a lack of power to crank the engine sufficiently.

Test 1 - 150
Test 2 - 90
Test 3 - 90
Test 4 - 60

You should see the needle rise...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2017, 05:49:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Milwaukee 18V Torque Wrench $259

Nice tool, nice price.

For anyone still just using air, these are great to have around. I'm especially partial to my little 3/8" drive one, which does about 150 ft-lbs and is small and light,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2017, 05:29:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

Agreed. It sounds like you have the typical symptoms. But out of all the documentation I've seen and every E36 I've driven with 5th gear lean issues in the past 10+ years, I've never heard of the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2017, 03:27:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

When I had the 5th gear lean, it was only sticky going in or out of the 5th gear gate. 3rd and 4th were completely unaffected, unless it involved shifting in/out of 5th to/from one of those gears.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-14-2017, 11:27:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

How would the 5th gear lean cause him to money shift from 3rd to 2nd?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 10:42:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

No, if there's damage to the head, you have to replace the head. Damage can come from the valve, or piece of a valve slapping up against the head. By "head" we're referring to the casting itself. The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 12:11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

You need a leakdown tester and an air compressor. You can google it, as it's pretty standard. The only real variances are how much pressure people use, and whether or not they keep the plugs in.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-13-2017, 01:09:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,611
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Money Shift Into Second Around 70 MPH

This.

The same thing happened to a friend of mine. We were doing some pulls on the highway and our cars were side by side. I had my windows open, we were at the top of 3rd, and I heard him let...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 03:42:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: E36 M3 as first car??

The thing you've noticed about convertibles is the reason why I would avoid them. Others have covered the balance of top-down fun vs the practicality you loose. As a young guy with somewhat limited...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-07-2017, 07:07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,877
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: E36 M3 as first car??

Who's paying for the car? Post some pictures of it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-02-2017, 10:44:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,681
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Front strut bar?

Separate from any rigidity benefit, I run a strut bar to provide some reinforcement to the strut towers. The sheet metal has been known to deform on our cars, even with the reinforcement plates...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-26-2017, 05:46:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Sachs front struts

Interesting. E36 318 cars came with big spring perches like that, but I don't know of one that would have the sway bar tabs.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-26-2017, 04:54:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Wheel spacers & studs

That's just what was around. I think I bought them in 2008 or so. I barely drive the car and I don't race it anymore, so I haven't even bothered changing them yet.

Install was fine. You only have...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-26-2017, 03:15:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Wheel spacers & studs

I like Apex spacers, personally. They're light, well made, and have cutouts for easy removal.

Here is a 90mm and a 75mm stud with a 12mm spacer. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-26-2017, 03:01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Sachs front struts

That doesn't look like an E36 strut housing to me. Do you have more pictures of it from the side? Do your springs seat into the spring perch? It looks much too big. Does it have the sway bar link...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-26-2017, 02:57:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

33212228513

But you're not going to want that. The BMW ones are $600+.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/remanufactured-axle-shaft-priced-each/33212228513kt/

People who have...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-22-2017, 12:45:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

It's been a long times since I've been inside an E36 diff. Hopefully someone with a better memory will pop in. IIRC, you should be able to access the bolts, one at a time, by spinning the gears. If...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-21-2017, 08:30:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

Yes, you need to replace any missing fasteners. If there was only one that backed out, and you don't see any damage, you can definitely try running it. But with your description of the noises you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-17-2017, 05:02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

Yeah, just find a used diff, preferably local to you. 3.23 is the stock ratio. Automatic M3s had a 3.38, which is a nice "upgrade". Make sure it's an LSD, whatever you buy.

There's some helpful...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-16-2017, 08:32:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Replacing "Sealing Gasket" (?) Around Exterior Door Handle

All the info you need:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=422563
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Feb-14-2017, 10:10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

No problem, I'm glad to help, as are the other dudes. People helped me out when I was learning and had problems. That's what the community is for. :beer:

BTW, DD a 330ci, nice choice in cars.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-13-2017, 11:55:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

No problem. :beer:

If you're new to working on cars, be careful under there. Always use redundant supports, meaning a solid set of jack stands at the proper support points AND other supports in...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Feb-13-2017, 12:15:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

Your best bet these days (outside of junk yards) is to ask around on Facebook groups. Out here we have "East coast BMW classifieds". I'm sure there is a local group for your area. The diff is heavy,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-12-2017, 06:36:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

And you should elaborate more on this...it's important. Does the noise under happen under load from accelerating? Does it stop when you're in neutral, or stop when you're off the gas?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-12-2017, 06:35:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Leaking Rear Differential That Pops/Grinds/Cracks????

^what he said.

The Allen bolts have been known to back out. Drain the fluid into a clean container and run magnet through it to see if you pick anything up. Pull the cover off to have a look....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-09-2017, 04:15:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 33,834
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: WRXEATR DIY: Replacing Your Steering Column Guibo

The OP hasn't logged on in 7 years. What's your question?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-01-2017, 08:39:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Are these worth it?

I paid $900 for my squared set of 4 rears, and I felt like that was on the high end. Granted, they're not refinished and polished. But as time goes on, I'm less of a fan of polished lips on these...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-01-2017, 12:06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,306
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: X-Brace question

The pic isn't working for me. The X brace makes a noticeable difference in the rigidity of the front end. If you don't have one, it's worth getting. If you have one, keep it.

#7 is the normal...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-31-2017, 09:25:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,608
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: ZF320 Detent Pin Question

I would say that, coupled with the new detent spring, is what you're experiencing.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-31-2017, 08:59:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,608
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: ZF320 Detent Pin Question

Is it spring loaded?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-31-2017, 08:47:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,608
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: ZF320 Detent Pin Question

Reverse normally takes fairly heavy effort to engage, and it will snap out of reverse with moderate force as well. I'm not familiar with that DSSR, but if it's spring loaded, I'd say that accounts...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-18-2017, 01:12:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,597
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Thoughts on this E36 for DD use?

Hellrot is a 2 coat system from the factory. Base and clear.

Carfax isn't worthless, but pretty close to it. Trust info you get from it, but never assume that the absence of info is verification...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-17-2017, 10:46:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,597
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Thoughts on this E36 for DD use?

It's seen a lot of sun, that's for sure. And I agree that it looks like it's seen paint, which doesn't appear to be good quality. Personally, I don't think you'd be getting a great deal.

You seem...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 04:02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Winter tyre recommendation?

Another endorsement for General Altimax Arctic. I use them on my DD 330ci (open diff) and they are my favorite of any snow tire I've used so far (various Blizzaks, Pirelli, and Dunlop snows).
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-22-2016, 12:40:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Thinking of going OEM on this suspension project...

It's not a race, unless you need to get the car on the road. Personally, even I needed to get it done and didn't have a DD, I would eat the $40/day on an econobox rental car before trying to rush...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-17-2016, 01:31:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: will these ebay keyfobs work?

It doesn't list E36 in the applications, so no, it won't work. Search for "E36 key fob".

You need one of these:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-16-2016, 01:49:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,025
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Help me find a suspension setup for my E36?

Differential & Subframe: AKG Black (95A Polyurethane)
Poly subframe bushings have cause the washers to cup out on people over time. Then the rear end clunks like hell. I'm not up on which vendors...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-16-2016, 01:32:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,025
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Help me find a suspension setup for my E36?

:thumbsup2: FWIW, I didn't mean that headlight aiming is a brain buster, more just something to point out as an example of how a bunch of little things change. Things that some people may not think...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-15-2016, 11:28:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,025
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Help me find a suspension setup for my E36?

:beer:

FYI, Coilovers are great, IF you get a quality kit and set it up right. But putting them on opens up a can of worms. Not only do you need to set it up properly ("properly" is more than...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-15-2016, 09:05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,025
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Help me find a suspension setup for my E36?

Your rear spring rates should determine what you use for RTABs. The whole setup has to work as a system. People riding around on stock springs with poly RTAB's are limiting their suspension travel...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-14-2016, 11:02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,917
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: 40k mile 96' m3 died on it's maiden voyage after purchasing

I believe he was referring to the 11 posts by varying individuals on the topic of your fuel carrying habits (thus derailing the thread), and not your post(s) in particular.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-14-2016, 03:01:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,917
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: 40k mile 96' m3 died on it's maiden voyage after purchasing

What CEL code(s) is/are stored?
Does the fuel pump prime when you turn the key to the 2nd position?

If the fuel pump seems to be working and the codes don't yield anything obvious, I would:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-02-2016, 11:47:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By fiveightandten
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-28-2016, 09:08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: 660HP LS Swapped E36 M3 Review Video

Is that the principal from Ferris Buller's Day Off?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-22-2016, 11:15:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Best tool for RTAB pocket prep

You don't need to remove a ton of material from around the edges, you just just need enough to give you a clean surface to weld to.

I can snap a pic of the wire wheel attachments I used if you...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-22-2016, 09:20:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Best tool for RTAB pocket prep

You guys are making this more complicated than it is. A drill with some wire wheel attachments and an extension rod will have it done in about 20 minutes per side.

Stuff a welding blanket up...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-21-2016, 08:38:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Best way to clean piston heads & block deck?

Plug passages with paper towel and clean with brake parts cleaner and a paper towel. If you need to get more aggressive, step up to a magic eraser. If you need to get more aggressive than that, use a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-21-2016, 03:26:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Keep OBD2 or convert to OBD1 for OBD1 chassis?

The ETM should help clear up any wiring questions. You can download it here:
http://wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm

Engine harness connector is X20.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-20-2016, 02:54:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Keep OBD2 or convert to OBD1 for OBD1 chassis?

The engine will run better on OBDII. People run them in E30's all the time on OBDII and there's really no need to run OBDI anymore.

Get a tune to get rid of the SAP, delete the EWS, and disable...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-20-2016, 02:42:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Best tool for RTAB pocket prep

You already have the best tool for the job. Just go to any hardware store and buy one of these for $8.

http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/file.php/7/107674/DRILL_EXTENSION_BAR.jpg

This isn't bad....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-18-2016, 08:28:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Best tool for RTAB pocket prep

I just bought a handful of different sized wire wheel and wire brush attachments for my drill. You'll want something large to go at the big surface area, and something nice and small for the corners...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-08-2016, 09:49:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: M3 trunk badge replacement DIY

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=327603
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-08-2016, 01:16:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: e36 m3 stromung catback fitting issue - need help

If your hangers are deflecting, see this:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=364569
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-01-2016, 01:34:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By fiveightandten
Re: Differential drain bolt.... And washers?

In either case, do not over-torque. People have cracked the rear covers.
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