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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 Tue, Oct-24-2017, 03:26:12 AM   #31
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what a beauty! Dakar
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That interior though 🤤


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Old Tue, Oct-24-2017, 05:15:59 AM   #33
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You are seriously doing a great thing with this e36m.

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Old Tue, Oct-24-2017, 10:40:30 AM   #34
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10w60 isn't even good for the S50B32, why would you use that in an S52?

Or is it going to be a trackrat living at 6000+ rpm's 99% of the time?

Seriously wondering here.
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Old Tue, Oct-24-2017, 01:19:23 PM   #35
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I’m loving this thread


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Old Tue, Oct-24-2017, 03:08:50 PM   #36
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Agreed. It looks pretty darn good.
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what a beauty! Dakar
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That interior though 🤤


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10w60 isn't even good for the S50B32, why would you use that in an S52?

Or is it going to be a trackrat living at 6000+ rpm's 99% of the time?

Seriously wondering here.
10w-60 is good for anything!
Seriously though, there are a few reasons I use this oil, not in any particular order:
1. Texas is hot, and when I drive, I drive like a maniac
2. I change oil in all my cars at 7500 miles. 10w-60 maintains viscosity for longer period.
3. I have been using this weight oil in my M Coupe for over 10 years and S52 in there feels great - I have never had a problem, with all Blackstone reports coming in perfect.
4. I have 3 other cars that require this oil (S54, S62, S85) so I buy this in bulk and always have some on hand, so both my S52s also get it.
5. Its liquid gold, and Chuck Norris drinks this for breakfast.

Cheers!
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Ok Texaz... you are my M3 restoration hero!..... and the C Norris endorsement is golden.
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Old Tue, Oct-24-2017, 05:51:26 PM   #38
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Pix of the rest of your cars...?
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Pix of the rest of your cars...?
Oh, this could be a very long post in itself….I love my cars, I take lots of pix of them, and I have way too many…or so my wife says. I told her that boys never grow up and he who dies with the most toys wins.

I need a bigger garage though. Or at the very least put a lift that I have been planning to put up for a year now. But anyway…like I mentioned, I’m a huge BMW Motorsport guy - I currently have 5 M cars. Been driving only BMWs for past 20 or so years.

My first ever M car and the one that I will never sell – a 2000 S52 M Coupe in Cosmos Black over black, currently at 110K miles, had it for close to 15 years. Pretty awesome little ball of hate – so similar to E36 mechanically, but a completely different beast on the inside. My most modded car – B&B Exhaust, Bilstein/H&R all around, AKG Urethane all around, reinforced everything, CAI, Shark tune, etc – looks mostly stock though, except for ride height. Absolutely bonkers car. Completely restored and gets driven couple times a month.

coupe006 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr
DSC_0034_2 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr
DSC_0042_2 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Getting a wash:

m coupe by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Next I have a 2006 M6 SMG Coupe in Indianapolis Red/Black. My daily – scary fast, S85 is a screamer, very competent cruiser. 11mpg in the city, 6mpg if you get on it. No mods but for style 343 OEM wheels. Beautiful car.

IMG_7559 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

2003 E46 M3 SMG Coupe in Carbon Black/Cinnamon – favorite M-car. Completely restored back to original glory by me an my kiddo with a few OEM+ mods. Telepathic steering and suspension, reliable, spacious, agile, scary fast. And that engine! What a jewel. S54 is absolutely intoxicating powerplant. Terrific all-around car.

M316 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr
M307 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr
Other02 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr
M304 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr
Interior01 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr


And my final addition (got this just few weeks ago, after I bought E36 m3) is another beast known to all – 2000 E39 M5 Imola Red/Black heritage leather. The car is currently undergoing the same type restoration that I’m doing to the M3. Heavy car, but the engine makes it quick. Not as agile or nimble as M3s or smaller cars, but it is a torque monster and very capable car in its own right. Still sorting it through, suspension is not properly refreshed yet (111K miles on it) so not a lot of driving impressions yet. Beautiful car, always wanted one – lucked out and picked it up locally! Keeping (restoring) this one close to stock as well.

IMG_6606 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr
IMG_6600 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Just after I brought it home – cleaning up!

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

My wifes car is the only brand new car we own – she does not want to do anything with old cars She drives 2017 Alpine/Cognac 640i Gran Coupe.

IMG_2666 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Car shuffling is a problem when I need to get certain car out of the garage!

IMG_5229 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

So that’s the stable. With E36 close to being finished, my attention now fully shifts to restoring E39. And then…who knows, maybe I will finally find a clean E9 CSL Coupe….

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Old Tue, Oct-24-2017, 09:25:06 PM   #40
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Very nice collection.
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