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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Jun-28-2018, 12:36:37 AM   #41
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I honestly would hold off on getting that aftermarket exhaust. Dude, you have a gazzilion other things to address and you are thinking about getting exhaust?


Exhaust is one of the things I need to address though? Aftermarket is just an option and there is no rush to change the exhaust. Car is sitting until I can get it to pass smog. I can do a “gazillion” other things to the car and it still wouldn’t pass smog so what would be the point in that
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Welcome. Was a little skeptical after reading the first post - immediate thought was track car like others said. But watching your vid and seeing updated pics seems like you're taking the right steps to get it DD ready. Really cool. If you're OK getting it 80% (solid mechanical, decent inside, not crap outside) I bet you get out for $5-6k DIY depending on the cats - dont be a d-bag and go catless in socal. If you go full restore, easily another $10k+. I'd be keeping my eyes open for a set of DS2 wheels. Decent set for $500. post more vids.

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Thank you! I’ve been trying to work on the car as much as I can. It doesn’t help that it’s been getting hotter here in SoCal. I’ll definitely be posting more vids in the future. My goal is to have the car looking and feeling brand new and I’m expecting to replace most, if not all of the small and big details to make that happen.
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Old Thu, Jun-28-2018, 11:10:48 PM   #43
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Yo dude if you just need the rear section, I have one laying around at my friend's shop in Burbank, you can straight up have that shit if it'll get you passed smog and on the road sooner. PM me
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Old Fri, Aug-31-2018, 07:13:50 PM   #44
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Currently having the hardest time removing these damn bolts. They’re in rough shape. Any ideas would be helpful
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Penetrating oil (looks like you did that) and a quality ratcheting wrench, extension and socket. The better quality tools you use the easier these tasks become. You want a long handle ratchet and the power you exert to go into the fastener (versus being absorbed by cheap extensions that twist, etc). Leverage is your best friend here, just make sure the penetraring oil is doing it’s job too or you’ll snap a stud.
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@Braymond I’ve been using these tools and I’ve been able to get a couple out but the last 4 are being a pain. I even turned the car on for a bit hoping the heat would help. I’m not trying to break my first Snap-On socket lol

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Great tools, exactly what I was referring to (and use myself). Impact should certainly work, but try a longer handle ratchet. I have no issues using an FHL80 on most of these nuts. If they are stubborn I use a 1/2” long handle.

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Torch will break them loose!

Great project easily $3-4k on the market as is. Love how meticulous your rebuilding.
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Great tools, exactly what I referring to (and use myself). Impact should certainly work, but try a longer handle ratchet. I have no issues using an FHL80 on most of these nuts. If they are stubborn I use a 1/2” long handle.

It’s definitely easier when you have the right tools. Only problem I have is the car is not too high off the ground so I don’t have much clearance for a longer handle. I drenched it with some more penetrating oil and I’m gonna give it another go with the impact. Thanks for the tips Braymond!


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Torch will break them loose!

Great project easily $3-4k on the market as is. Love how meticulous your rebuilding.


Thank you! As bad as I want it on the road already, I would much rather go over everything the car needs. And it needs a lot haha. It seems like the more I work on it, the more things I find that need fixing but that’s how it is when you’re working on a 20 year old car
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