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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-14-2018, 06:11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 1998 TV M3 Coupe For Sale (Boston)

Since his first post :lolhit:
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 07:40:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Stock air box opinion needed

Modern airboxes are designed to be resonant. Removing the baffle could affect the powerband.

Whether it does anything in real life. I pulled mine years ago, but quickly put it back.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 07:07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Thickest rear strut mount

I thought he wanted a rear strutbrace.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 07:02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Stock air box opinion needed

Doesnít tell anything.

Different engine that consumes more air. Slightly different airbox and of course 3.5Ē MAF
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Aug-11-2018, 11:16:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: The hell is going on with high mileage basic e36 m3ís?

Since the market got somewhat hot and people see E36’s go for strong money, that’s the result.

Same here in EU. People just try their luck.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 04:28:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Techno Violet lovers?

Techno is one of the defining E36 M3 colors. Very nice.

I'm not sure if it works as good on the E46 though.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 01:41:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Holy Grail E36 FS

Thanks.

Well yes indeed. But I have always wonderd why BMW changed from fan symbol to AUTO being displayed. Since it only displays AUTO when the fanspeed is automated, regardless of airr...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-09-2018, 02:37:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Rear Center Console?

Grau is listed as discontinued. Black is still available.

No armrest in favor of LTW trim? They are not mutually exclusive.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 09:08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Holy Grail E36 FS

Well that's till 100 F difference. It won't make the interior cool, but it could make it bearable.

But yes, I have never been in, or anywhere near Texas.


Now that I see your climate control,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 09:01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Rear Center Console?

^^
That looks to be the one fitted to that Touring.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 07:56:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Holy Grail E36 FS

This is where the independent ventilation may have saved you.

It doesnít run the airco, but at least there is some airflow inside.

Although usage is limited to 2x30min to prevent battery drain.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 07:52:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Rear Center Console?

There is an oem rear storing partition, although doesn’t look like the one in the vid
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-08-2018, 07:30:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Holy Grail E36 FS

Airbag warning sticker, and drive-in instruction windshieldsticker can still be ordered. Hard to tell if these are the original ones.

Not that it would matter.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Aug-07-2018, 09:28:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Holy Grail E36 FS

That or a Canadian spec one.

Grail? Looks decent, but grail not so much.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-02-2018, 06:45:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: LED Turn Signals and Tail lights

Iíd rather not mod the CC module. Just getting to it is awkward.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Aug-02-2018, 10:27:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Clogged AC Duct

You can start by removing the glovebox. Which means glovebox+vents as a whole, otherwise you will get a sagging lid, if you haven't already.

Also check the rubber boot on the passenger side,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-01-2018, 04:39:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,859
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 37K-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Coupe 5-Speed Daytona Violet

"Better" can mean so many things.

It's up to people's personal preference. Some swear by the B30, they just like its character better.

I wanted a late E36 M3, so was automatically 'stuck' with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-01-2018, 12:59:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,859
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 37K-Mile 1995 BMW M3 Coupe 5-Speed Daytona Violet

The B32 is very reliable. Lot's of B32's with well over 200k km.

It got a bad rep from the failing Vanos unit, which is expensive to replace. Now 20+ years later, there are upgraded seal kits and...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Aug-01-2018, 12:47:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 769
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: LED Turn Signals and Tail lights

Tough choice, LED's or keep a working check control.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-31-2018, 12:13:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Now this is crazy....90.5K

$90k. Interesting...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-29-2018, 11:36:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Can anyone identify this label?

We got this beauty

https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/seEAAOSwHptY-0ty/$_72.JPG

On the factory alarm, the radio has its own switch. So apart from the code, just removing the unit,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Jul-29-2018, 08:38:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: BMW software on CL

Icom A+B+C if you want to do all cars.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-26-2018, 12:09:08 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,530
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

In your other topic is explained in detail how to easily remove the brake light switch.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 03:54:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,826
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 A bad deal??

Give it a good clean, make it look fresh and find a decent location, not your driveway.

These little things can help a lot.

And stuff like the missing ciggy lighter. Just make sure it looks...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Jul-19-2018, 03:42:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Killer Deal; Hazet Pin Removal Tool Set (OE for BMW)

Definitely a nice set.

I made my own pin removal tool from an old radio's telescopic antenna. Since these pieces have a very thin wall, which you need to get between the outside of the pin and its...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 10:11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Brake switch, ASC sensor, or both?

Because your OBC didnít.

It says Brake Light Circuit when the switch is broken.

Brake Light Failure if a bulb is out.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 10:09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Brake switch, ASC sensor, or both?

If you’re having trouble, one 10mm bolt and the bracket holding the brakelight and clutchswitch comes off and you can do the above steps in a less awkward place and position.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 10:11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Check control error headlight

Then the shunt on the main beam check circuit is probably broken.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 08:28:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Check control error headlight

Did you have hids installed prior?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jul-16-2018, 08:27:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Discoloration in rear shock towers

Definitely get the plates. Cheap and easy extra peace of mind.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-06-2018, 01:45:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 32,191
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jul-06-2018, 11:48:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,706
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Allow me to reintroduce... myself

Cool stuff right there.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 01:24:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,543
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Vandalized in parking garage

It's events like this that makes Sharia Law sensible. People like this should have their legs chopped off.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 09:55:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Very random question about my newly acquired 95 M3 - Tail light crossmember

I don’t see that much weld in Braymond’s pic as in yours. Not that it would mean anything. Even repairs could be done with a ‘factory finish’.

Here’s mine for more reference.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 07:41:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: To install or not to install a fan controller, that is the question

Because maybe too much cooling?

They only need to come on if coolant temp reaches its threshold temp.

Otherwise you might as well ditch your stat.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 07:38:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: ZHP knob vs. BMW Performance knob

The original lit M gearknob is hard to beat.

Either the “M” version or earlier “///” version.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Jul-03-2018, 07:35:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Adding bluetooth to the factory radio 2018

Dice so a BT version, the BT light.

If you look on Ebay, there are many (obscure) brands offering an mp3/aux/ipod/bt interface.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Jun-18-2018, 10:27:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 95 m3 OEM Corner lights

Facelift (bigger trapezoid kindneys, smaller side markers) were a MY97 update, which is production starting from 9/96.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, May-20-2018, 04:15:01 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,835
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

I wish we had so many Alpine white E36's here. I wouldn't mind a new daily in that form.

Intersting press photo. Maybe early production with the gold/zinc bolts.Never seen a production engine with...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 05:27:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Euro radiator cover

5x 3 and 4
2x 5

You should already have 4x 3 and 4 and 2x 5.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, May-18-2018, 12:31:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Euro radiator cover

The Euro M3 up to 12/96 had alternator cooling through a 3-piece duct running from the left brake duct up to the alternator.

http://ills.bmwfans.info/1cv.png
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-29-2018, 06:00:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 M3 GT Restoration [VIDEO+PICS]

Luckely Brat, when 2 agree and he doesnít, always single me out for quoting replies.

It wouldnít be so funny if it wasnít anything short of hilarious.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-29-2018, 05:51:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 M3 GT Restoration [VIDEO+PICS]

Ok I see. You’re right and I’m wrong. And I know nothing about detailing.

I keep forgetting you’re the PhD in every single subject and I’m at none.

Guess my car cleans itself then.

In other...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-29-2018, 02:54:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 M3 GT Restoration [VIDEO+PICS]

Not at all? Expected some reasons after that statement.

Since when does water and wiring mix and match? I wouldnít even do it with a weak stream of water, let alone a pressure washer from <1m...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-27-2018, 08:26:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,575
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 M3 GT Restoration [VIDEO+PICS]

There you are. Nice.

Daring hosing down that engine bay with a pressure washer.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-26-2018, 08:56:54 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,228
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Daytona Violett Build

Love the wheels.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-24-2018, 12:51:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Can you guys tell me what these holes are? (engine bay)

The Individual label (also) only lists the outer paint color/code and base/primer color.

If there was a special upholstery/interior mods it would add "Technik - Ausstattung" (Technic - Equipment)
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 08:11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Can you guys tell me what these holes are? (engine bay)

Or bumper carrier. The perfect place to hide these ballast out of sight.

Whatever the holes are, is anybodies guess.

Side note: on EU cars beginning 1/98 the paint label sticker was omitted...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 05:16:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Can you guys tell me what these holes are? (engine bay)

No, has nothing to do with it. Itís the basecoat/primer color.

For Techno, that is black.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-23-2018, 05:14:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Can you guys tell me what these holes are? (engine bay)

That place is often used to fit xenon ballasts.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-20-2018, 06:17:31 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 21,530
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-18-2018, 07:54:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,891
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Back at it

Thought I was looking at Wes's car for a minute there.

Good mods.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 03:16:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: S52 Intake

Tell the OP.

Maybe you do on paper, but I've been driving with the M50 intake (+ BBTB's) since 2012 and never noticed any loss.

Then again, I've never really noticed the gain up top neither....
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 11:30:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: S52 Intake

You don't want to loose low down torque, yet you want an alternative intake, which is always one that make the engine breath better on top.

Otherwise might as well keep the stock one.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-14-2018, 08:40:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New to me M3

Black box is the charcoal filter.

These electronic thingies are aftermarket.

There should be a grommet in the trunkfloor where the battery vent hose goes through.

Both mine didn’t have the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Apr-14-2018, 12:47:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New to me M3

It doesn’t really matter. Was just curious how many are still in old cars.

Now that you say it, the small indent is visible, where you would see it. So that would be no indeed.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 05:17:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Estoril Blue 1999 E36 M3 Convertible *Build Thread!*

Interesting. Reminds me of this Individual convertible.

http://idon-industries.com/bimmer/apart.jpg

http://idon-industries.com/bimmer/apart1.jpg

http://idon-industries.com/bimmer/apart2.jpg...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 05:12:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 104,509
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: DIY - Adding auxiliary input to your radio (C33)

Show up fine.

I'm using the "Photobucket embed fix" Crome extension to fix that problem.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Apr-13-2018, 05:10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New to me M3

^^

Does it still have the protective rubber 'seal' under the hold-down clamp?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-12-2018, 01:23:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New to me M3

They don't even look remotely like CSL wheels. Apart from them being Y-spoke, like every other wheel, they have nothing in common.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-10-2018, 03:48:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New to me M3

That's the OEM piece for the wide Euro plates. That's why it has these mounting points exposed exactly where the holes in that piece are located.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Apr-09-2018, 12:43:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: New to me M3

Sedan nice.

Please run either no front plate, or if your state mandates one, a properly centered one.

This looks way odd.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Apr-08-2018, 06:42:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,167
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Low mileage 3/4/6 on BaT

Thatís the general consensus. The ZF5 is one of the nicer gearboxes. The Getrag 6 speed is know to be notchy.

And yes, itís a true overdrive. My M3 gets better highway mileage than my 328i. The...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Apr-05-2018, 12:49:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,167
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Low mileage 3/4/6 on BaT

Sometimes not original is better. And lets be real, itís not some major big difference in appearance, just an extra gear available.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Apr-04-2018, 06:29:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,167
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Low mileage 3/4/6 on BaT

29k miles. That’s basically new. Good price in that context.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 06:11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Euro Oil Cooler Install?

Yes.

It will all fall into place once you have the parts. It can only fit one way.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 09:25:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Euro Oil Cooler Install?

^^

You can fit bracket #6. Then you can fit #8. There's only one on top.

#6 fits on the alternator mouting.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Apr-03-2018, 02:16:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Euro Oil Cooler Install?

You also need #6. That's where 8 fits onto.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-31-2018, 11:46:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Gauge cluster problems

Tamper dot?

If not, this means the old clusters without coding key can just be swapped for lower mileage ones. Only the cluster test will shown another VIN telling you itís not the original.
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-29-2018, 09:18:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Door Sill Tire pressure sticker

So that's why I couldn't find another label pic. That is the US label (as well).
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Tue, Mar-27-2018, 04:06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Door Sill Tire pressure sticker

Tons of coupe owners here. Someone will get you a pic.

Above sticker is very different from what we have here. Mainly the lack of the safety disclaimer.

Could this be the one you need?
...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-26-2018, 11:11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Door Sill Tire pressure sticker

Does it have to be from a white car? You just need the tyre pressure right?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-26-2018, 12:05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,232
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: E36 Convertible - Hardtop Adjustment, Wiring and Mounts

Wow. Looking at a a 2009 ETK, it was Ä64 back then, now Ä260.

Keeping an E36 mint is becoming harder and harder. Well on the wallet.

I guess me should thank BMW for still having these parts...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 12:46:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Front seat cargo net (Vaders)

Are they no longer available from stealer?

Than ebay/wreckyard/etc.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-24-2018, 01:48:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Door Sill Tire pressure sticker

Can’t help as mine doesn’t match, but what did you do? Aggressive cleaner on the print or physical damage to the sticker?

Since they are NLA, I always pay extra attention around labels.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-19-2018, 10:16:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,227
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Maybe US was later. Just as with the M3.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 06:21:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Some LTW content

Exactly. Thatís why I asked.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 01:41:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Some LTW content

Nice.

What’s the deal with the little soccerball?

Dies it have all the “for race use only” parts fitted?
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 01:57:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,074
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-17-2018, 08:18:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,074
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Looking for an LTW in collector condition (less than 30k miles)

I was just about to, but you beat me to it.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-17-2018, 07:54:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,074
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Looking for an LTW in collector condition (less than 30k miles)

Practice what you preach.

It was already explained by another member. No need to regurgitate info.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 04:31:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,074
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 03:14:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,074
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Looking for an LTW in collector condition (less than 30k miles)

Never seen that lower spoiler with 3rd brakelight. I thought that was on the lower one that sits flush with trunk.

I also see 3rd brakelight behind rear window.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 08:41:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: M50 manifold installation question (yet another)

The old forum is dead. Donít know if he still does it. I guess itís not really a business anymore.

Still need to remove mine, as I want it make to stock. Since I have the M3 now.

I also bought...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-12-2018, 04:03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: M50 manifold installation question (yet another)

Looks like the whole thickness of that blue adapter plate is extra space between the manifold and the M52 'plate'.

In 2012 I used an Alpina357 (Guy from UK) converted M50 manifold, that has the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 08:05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Gauge cluster problems

^^
That’s with coding key.

No idea how it works with older clusters.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-11-2018, 07:03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Vader Seats: Nappa Leather?

My 328i has Montana, M3 nappa. While the nappa does look nicer, my gawd, it’s so fragile.
It scratched so easily, while the Montana can take ‘quite a beating’.

Navigating my M3’s interior is...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-10-2018, 10:04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,074
Posted By M_Parallel
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sat, Mar-10-2018, 10:02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Vader Seats: Nappa Leather?

M3's all came with nappa.

Only in 1998 there was not enough black nappa for Sedans I believe, designated by the M stripes on the headrests.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-05-2018, 03:53:00 PM
Replies: 4,349
Views: 1,673,628
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Post Pics of your Pride and Joy!

^^
That looks so crisp!


Just realized my 'Emma' turned 20 today. Still young and fresh.

http://idon-industries.com/bimmer/m3/05031998/01.jpg
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Mon, Mar-05-2018, 12:47:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: CCFL install on stock US headlights

So you rather add some Ebay specials?

So much for wanting the E39 look. Do it cheaply and you’ll still be missing them.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 06:33:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: CCFL install on stock US headlights

Coming from a long line of FL E39’s, I’d expect there are other things you’re missing, not some halo rings that were ‘cool’ on an E36, in 2007.

The only help I can give is: don’t.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Sun, Mar-04-2018, 12:04:06 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 27,398
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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Mar-02-2018, 12:49:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 21,836
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Stock looking modern head unit option for the e36?

If itís DIN, all you need is a BMW 17-pins-to-DIN adapter cable.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 07:51:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 21,836
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Stock looking modern head unit option for the e36?

The KIA one has matching dot matrix display, vs 7-segment LCD.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 01:18:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,102
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Are there any steering shaft extensions (cabin side) to get the wheel towards dri

You don't need the whole column, if you meant the shaft as well.

All trim pieces, new style handles, slipring all fit. Needs modding to electronics as well. I've seen this done a couple of time. ...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Mar-01-2018, 01:12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,227
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: ABS Pump Bleeder Nipple?

Hence my previous reply.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-28-2018, 10:57:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: Bitcoin Mining still at thing?

Anybody else also getting database error messages?

It happens almost daily.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-28-2018, 10:25:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,669
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: BAT prices are crazy!

I know that, but thanks.

And desirable is subjective.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Feb-28-2018, 09:07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,669
Posted By M_Parallel
Re: BAT prices are crazy!

Thereíll be ones for sale. But with (very) high asking prices.

The RHD is even rarer, but not interesting for LHD folks, unless you donít mind. Like the Skyline fans.
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