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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 03:01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By bmwstephen
Paintless Dent Removal Recommendations? (Bay area)

No drilling was involved. if he can’t access the dent from behind, he won’t touch it.

My hood insulation and door panels were removed ahead of this process. If anything he charged me less because...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-13-2018, 06:15:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Paintless Dent Removal Recommendations? (Bay area)

Alex at Paint Mender was awesome. Pulled out dents in body line areas

Before:...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 11:20:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By bmwstephen
Hood stuck (urgent help!)

Help was stupid while removing the fire blanket underneath the hood and uninstalled/reinstalled the hood latches/pins. I think I misaligned the passenger side pin and now the hood wont open because...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 01:03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Rear seat upper rubber trim help

Finished project. 5 coats of plasti dip (30mins apart per coat) gave it the same texture and thickness of oem
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 04:41:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By bmwstephen
Rear seat upper rubber trim help

You slide them on. Use silicon lube though because these can easily snap if you force it in to hard
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-09-2018, 06:40:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Rear seat upper rubber trim help

Well that was a pain in the ass. 2 hours with a razor blade and 70% alcohol.

At least is ready for plastidiphttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181109/6beb710093c91edd531ed320091dd1a0.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-08-2018, 03:10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By bmwstephen
Rear seat upper rubber trim help

Hey guys- i am sure most of you who have messed with your rear seats have seen the upper rear rubber trim deteriorate over time.

Since the part is NLA, the only way to restore it seems to be the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-07-2018, 07:54:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: BMW Parts Arriving With Manufacturing Defects

Dont get me started. Oem Lip with a distorted cornerhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181107/c39d063ceaa4f4f7314e36e762f2917f.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-04-2018, 03:46:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Regluing Door Card Inserts

Okay how about the plastic door pockets? What are you guys doing for those?
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Oct-31-2018, 04:25:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,637
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Rear BSW stage 1 kit

does BSW no longer sell individual components separately anymore and you have to buy the whole kit?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Oct-31-2018, 04:20:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Regluing Door Card Inserts

how long ago was this? I looked into Barge but the version they sell in CA is crap because its the low VOC version
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 06:39:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 06:02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Seat belt tensioner (early vs late)

also came across something new. why do some old school tensioners have an extra wire that is clipped into the seat frame? does this version have any compatibility issues with the seat belts?
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Oct-30-2018, 05:06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By bmwstephen
Regluing Door Card Inserts

What epoxy or glue is everyone using to reglue the center inserts on their door cards. This is more applicable to pre-airbag cards since the latter was riveted
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Oct-12-2018, 07:32:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,735
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: M3 S50B30 in Japan

What side markers are those?
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Oct-11-2018, 04:00:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Oct-08-2018, 06:17:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,212
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: ...headliner question

did you guys end up ordering some now that we are in October? I plan to order some but not sure how many yards
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 07:01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: OEM Coupe Tail Light Part numbers?

As always thanks Brett.

Now as I am searching for these are OEM ones NLA? Part number has led me to a brand by Magnetti Marrell
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Oct-07-2018, 02:08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By bmwstephen
OEM Coupe Tail Light Part numbers?

Can't seem to find a definitive answer in search results but what is the part number for these?

I also understand because these are euro base, will there be issues with bulb fitment or error...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-23-2018, 06:36:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Interior Door Cards and Rear Seat differences

Another stupid question, i imagine the door cards are cross compatible between the years even though later years have airbag provision?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 05:39:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmwstephen
Interior Door Cards and Rear Seat differences

Brett going back to your point on the rear bolsters. It looks like I ended up acquiring late model rear seats with the plastic clips.

So are you saying it is not possible to convert the early...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-17-2018, 09:27:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Black Interior (Norcal)

I wish I can get them at $400 each. Its more than that right? Tms sells them close to $700 each
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-17-2018, 06:21:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Sep-16-2018, 07:06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Interior Door Cards and Rear Seat differences

Hard to tell but is the airbag flap door also held by rivets?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 08:08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Sep-15-2018, 07:58:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Interior Door Cards and Rear Seat differences

so the door cards with side airbag provision... once the airbag has deployed for example, is the door panel repairable?

might have found a good set but the car has been in an accident
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 08:53:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Interior Door Cards and Rear Seat differences

Thanks Brett- so did the rear door cards ever have leather inserts in any year given they were updated from the vinyl design?

Also regarding the rear seat belts, would another option also be to...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Sep-14-2018, 04:11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By bmwstephen
Black Interior (Norcal)

Looking for excellent condition door cards with leather inserts (preferably pre-airbag).

Will even take Luxury package door cards.



thanks!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 03:51:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmwstephen
Interior Door Cards and Rear Seat differences

Hey guys- planning on doing an interior change in my coupe and have ran into some conflicting information hoping some of you gurus can help out with.


Door cards:

I understand that between...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Sep-14-2018, 06:45:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By bmwstephen
Paintless Dent Removal Recommendations? (Bay area)

Does anyone know a good pdr guy that can work miracles on body lines?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Sep-05-2018, 12:11:05 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 29,367
Posted By bmwstephen
1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

I am guessing this was designed for the z coupes with their flexier chassis. Only z model xbraces had this buffer.

The verts did not
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Sep-04-2018, 06:53:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Rear Center Console?

Does the arm rest center console have differ lengths than the non-armrest version?

If so I can see the cupholders being even more equipment specific
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 05:00:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: E36 oem lip manufacturing defect?

Thanks brett! U are my voice of sanity
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-15-2018, 04:53:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By bmwstephen
E36 oem lip manufacturing defect?

Not sure if I have bad luck or something but this is the 2nd oem lip I have that has some flush fitment issues. On the passenger side, theres a gap and it looks like the mold used to make these might...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-14-2018, 09:31:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Oil Shelf Life

its definitely yellow. Its not about time, costs, or anything but rather if I am overkilling it.

I don't know if oil just sitting in the engine will degrade or not when it is not used. I.e. does...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jul-14-2018, 05:01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By bmwstephen
Oil Shelf Life

Hey gang, don’t mean to start another oil thread but here goes...

Situation: fresh oil change about 2 years ago. Since then the car has only been drive about 2k miles at the most (mostly freeway)....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 09:06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Restore vs. Original

Unless it is all maintenance related. Id keep it original as long as its its not unsightly. The car is meant to be driven and the wear gives it character. Now if its seriously chipped bent or torn,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-26-2018, 12:38:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Vader Leather Restoration Question

Btw all-secret to applying leather paint on touch up areas is using makeup sponges. Creates the near perfect blend with little no streaking to the surrounding area. For once I learned something from...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-25-2018, 02:24:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Vader Leather Restoration Question

my motivation for this is not about the ability to get reupholstered material because that can be easily done $800 from autoberry for new skins that are as close to oem match is not bad.

That...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-21-2018, 05:21:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By bmwstephen
4 post lift questions

Question for the guys that own one of these or have experience with the 4 posts.

I have a 2 car garage and was considering on getting a 4 post lift for the garage so I can DIY and fit 3 of my cars...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-17-2018, 04:56:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Vader Leather Restoration Question

Thanks! Actually using the furniture clinic kit now
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, May-17-2018, 04:08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By bmwstephen
Vader Leather Restoration Question

For those of you who restored the napa leather of vaders, for your top coat, did you guys use a matt finish or semi-matt finish? I particularly have mulberry color but over the years of body oil has...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, May-07-2018, 04:14:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: steering wheel clock spring question

Brett can these clock springs be refreshed or do they normally just get replaced? I just haven't come across any bmw e36 specific D.I.Y. I have seen older Porsche guys DIY rewind, lube up, and repair...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-06-2018, 02:26:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bmwstephen
steering wheel clock spring question

So is this one off a different car? There appears to be just black stitching
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-06-2018, 12:19:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bmwstephen
steering wheel clock spring question

Brett do you happen to know which year they also added the M tri color stitching on the wheels?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-05-2018, 08:27:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, May-05-2018, 07:34:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bmwstephen
steering wheel clock spring question

Just picked up a nice steering wheel with a clock spring intact. However I dunno how to tell if it is working as it should so I took a video of me turning it. It seems to only turn in one direction...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-06-2018, 05:44:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By bmwstephen
Arctic Silver Nose Panel (97-98)

Anyone selling a good condition one in the bay area?
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Apr-06-2018, 05:43:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By bmwstephen
oem lip spoiler

Looking for an good condition oem lip in the bay area thanks!

Rather not have to buy one brand new for $80 considering it will get scratch anyway
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-05-2018, 04:44:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,038
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Brett what did you end up getting the upholstery redone?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-05-2018, 03:35:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Roofledge moulding sourcing

do you have any pics of your work? the existing paint on mine is still there but its bubbling up. I figured I get at it while it is still early
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-05-2018, 07:01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Roofledge moulding sourcing

question is what are the tricks to removing and reinstalling without scratching the paint. when I used to do these on e30's they were a ***** to do and you had to lube the hell out of the trim and...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-03-2018, 03:03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: E36 m3 oem arch “high” spoiler

How did that one nut come loose?
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-18-2018, 04:28:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Schwarz vader seats with heaters

Where are you located? There is a guy here in norcal selling 2 sets but local only
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 12:10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Factory Spoiler Help

hood latch piece? what does that look like? am I missing that too?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-15-2018, 07:39:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Factory Spoiler Help

Thanks has anyone success in getting replacements?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-15-2018, 04:30:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By bmwstephen
Factory Spoiler Help

Looking to refresh my factory spoiler which is in pretty good condition overall but the gaskets and screws might need some R&R.

Can anyone tell me what these decals that run beside the trunk area...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 01:22:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 11:29:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By bmwstephen
Luxury door card: door pull size?

I don’t have any evidence to confirm but if anyone has any experience, are the door pulls the same size as standard?

I saw on bimmer forums the wood ones are slightly longer so there would be a...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Mar-11-2018, 05:55:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 05:33:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By bmwstephen
Vader Seats: Nappa Leather?

Thanks and anyone using any specialty products for cleaning and protection? I don’t mean the stuff that ends up giving it a shine like lexol or leatheroque either because these seats by default are...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-10-2018, 09:30:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By bmwstephen
Vader Seats: Nappa Leather?

curious for you e36 gurus out there whether the leather on vaders were different depending on the color of each vader? I noticed black and dove gray seats seem to hold better than the rare colors...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Mar-10-2018, 03:31:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: 1996-1997 black coupe door cards

Sorry updated title. Trying to get away from lux
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Mar-10-2018, 03:23:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By bmwstephen
1996-1997 black coupe door cards

Anyone selling a set?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-08-2018, 10:58:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By bmwstephen
Bushing Tools vs Press

For all you DIY guys out there that have done serious bushing refreshes including dropping the sub frame, do you recommend investing in a press or will bushing tools do the job?

I am trying to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-08-2018, 06:00:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Help Diagnosing Whine - What Are These Wires?

yeah good luck finding a rebuilt one. Bosch/ZF hasn't manufacturered a new batch in a while.
If the whine was recent. order yourself a rebuild kit which is basically resealing everything
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-05-2018, 06:47:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By bmwstephen
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-05-2018, 04:03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By bmwstephen
Luxury Bumper Slats (Arctic Silver)

If anyone is getting rid of theirs for a traditional m3 grill, I am looking to take your old off your hands. Mine has cracked in several places with several paint chips.

thanks!
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 12:35:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,866
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: BAT prices are crazy!

The e36 may be more mass produced than the generations prior but Clean and headache free examples are getting scarce. Happened with the e30 and will happen with the e36s. We only have ourselves to...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Feb-25-2018, 12:24:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Offset FCAB question & thank you to Fly for the pressed set

don't mean to thread jack but for 1995 cars, do the offset control arms give the car a weaker turning radius than say later model year cars? I am not sure if its in my head but even my AWD e46 felt...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 04:39:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By bmwstephen
E36 Oil pressure light

Delete. Replied to wrong thread
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-09-2018, 03:35:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By bmwstephen
Oil Level Sensor?

Did our cars especially the s50's come with oil level sensors or is it simply a pressure sensor?

Not that I ever want to find out but it was peculiar that the m20s (e30) and e46s has one.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-31-2018, 08:07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: New tire squeak, is it a thing?

If it has less than 500 miles on it, doesn't it need to break in?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 05:11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By bmwstephen
Headlight year differences

I am actually more curious about the horizontal line design functionality between the two types of lenses .

No horizontal...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jan-21-2018, 05:46:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By bmwstephen
Headlight year differences

Preparing to swap out my 95 nose grill for a 97+ parts car. I also noticed the headlights appear slightly different in the later years where there are horizontal lines across the lenses. Anyone know...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-15-2018, 05:12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: E36 LTW Wheels

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/wto/d/genuine-bmw-ltw-rims-for-e36/6422888214.html
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-13-2018, 06:34:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: hi-fi speaker differences 95 vs 96+

Makes so much sense. This is my 2nd 1995 m3 and the early and late model productions is a night and day difference. I lucked out with my 2nd one having all the kinks worked out such as better valve...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Jan-13-2018, 04:28:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: hi-fi speaker differences 95 vs 96+

so you have bavsound? what was the production month and year of yours?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-12-2018, 04:40:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By bmwstephen
hi-fi speaker differences 95 vs 96+

can anyone confirmed there are differemces between the years? I have heard mixed results whereby realoem shows the same part numbers for the sound system across the years. However, Bavsound claims...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-10-2018, 06:21:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Speaker Upgrade - Door Sound Vapor Barrier Question

also mike. how were you able to order a stage 1 for your 1995? my understanding is that BSW didn't make a kit for 1995 vehicles.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jan-01-2018, 07:58:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Speaker Upgrade - Door Sound Vapor Barrier Question

Please post pics when you get a chance to do this! Id like to see the actual difference
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Dec-31-2017, 03:58:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By bmwstephen
oem lip in bay area

Before I go out and buy a brand new one for my worn bumper, anyone in the bay area selling one instead?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-30-2017, 08:17:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Dying Seats

I recommend using furniture clinic products because they use urethane based products instead of latex or waterbase like most products on the market
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Dec-30-2017, 03:40:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,693
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Headliner materials?

For those who redid the headliner with foam back material, how is it holding up? Is it holding up better than the original factory headliner?

I am debating whether to just use material that isn’t...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-28-2017, 06:13:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Front bumper bottom sag

Just an update to this.. after looking at several cars with oem porkchopa and underpanels installed, the behavior is normal because the porkchops sandwhiches the bumper inward; causing the sag
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-22-2017, 04:51:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Front bumper-underneath center bent?

I removed 2 outer bolts that joins the porkshop to the bumper and to the wheel liner. That relieve the inward stress and now its straight again.

I guess it has to do with how well you mount new...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Dec-22-2017, 07:09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By bmwstephen
Front bumper bottom sag

Hey guys - finally went ahead and replaced fender liners, pork chops, underpanels and boy was it a pain trying to stress these plastic pieces to join together and to the bumper. Anyway, I felt...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Dec-14-2017, 05:27:28 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,038
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Brett - any advice for bolting down the power steering pulley back onto the pump? all the manuals I read does not specify the amount of torque on the bolts so I presume its just hand tight (or what I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-12-2017, 04:33:27 PM
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Posted By bmwstephen
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

What’s wrong with current set of front seats now? When is your eta to get them redone? I may gave a buyer lined up for your seats [emoji51]
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Dec-12-2017, 08:00:12 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 31,038
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

braymond do you have any pics of your power steering pump and pulley mounted W/O belt? I want to see the clearance for the metal pulley over the shaft as mine appears to be extremely tight (although...
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-07-2017, 06:16:36 PM
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Posted By bmwstephen
Re: E36 M3 Front Seats - Not Vaders

Are you willing to part? Looking just for the passenger side foam and upholstery.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-05-2017, 09:21:11 PM
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Views: 287
Posted By bmwstephen
Mulberry coupe panels-pick up only (bay area

Selling a set in excellent condition with no delimitation. Asking $300. Local pick up only in the bay area

Wood grain door handles not included
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-30-2017, 05:42:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: M3 Bumper Lower Mesh Question

It's not ebay parts. some reputable sites like ECS, FCP, and Pelican are selling an OE or aftermarket version. in this case the same tdeal with the mesh
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Nov-30-2017, 04:30:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By bmwstephen
M3 Bumper Lower Mesh Question

all- trying to delux my m3 and was looking up OEM part numbers on realoem

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BF03-USA-10-1995-E36-BMW-M3&diagId=51_2758

Does anyone know what #30 is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 05:22:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Power steering reservoir replacement

what does the pre and post upgrade look like (sorry I don't have a frame of reference)?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 04:13:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: Power steering reservoir replacement

Theres no cracking or swelling on the hoses. What do symptoms of a failing ps hose actually loook like?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 02:16:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By bmwstephen
Power steering reservoir replacement

Hey fellas in the middle of this job here but is it a rule of thumb to replace hoses as well?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Nov-22-2017, 04:55:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By bmwstephen
Front end alignment (perfectionist input needed!)

Since purchasing my car, I always new the prior owner hit something because the underpanels are missing and the bumper was misaligned. My suspicion came true when I removed the bumper today to find a...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Nov-21-2017, 04:54:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: help: oem splash guards

regardless of MM or OEM they both total the same amount afterwards after shipping. tough choice for me to but wanted to stick with OEM because I know the design was for a reason. Ie the pork chops...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Nov-20-2017, 09:53:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By bmwstephen
Re: help: oem splash guards

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