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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Tue, Apr-18-2017, 02:56:40 PM   #11
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Default Re: E36 cubby gauge panel - LeatherZ / VAC / Bav Auto?

got it - leatherZ ordered. thanks all.
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Sam, how hard was the install?

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Old Sat, Dec-22-2018, 09:35:18 PM   #13
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Default Re: E36 cubby gauge panel - LeatherZ / VAC / Bav Auto?

Will the hardest part is running the wires for the senders, and wiring the gauges.
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Easy - like Richard said, its all wiring really, two of my gauges are mechanical so require a bit more effort running things from engine to cabin - then it just pops in. Fitment is pretty good, I could prob add a tiny spacer/something on the left side of the OBC to make the gap better. I added back an OBC at the same time and then had to start going through and replacing sensors as they had all been removed haha, the fun never ends.
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fack I keep forgetting you have a LTW
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Default Re: E36 cubby gauge panel - LeatherZ / VAC / Bav Auto?

Yeah, I'd really recommend NOT having mechanical gauges... There's a reason why race sanctioning bodies require AN- lines and fitting on mechanical gauges like oil pressure...

It's not a question of IF that little plastic line is going to fail and spray hot oil in the car, it's when...
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Default Re: E36 cubby gauge panel - LeatherZ / VAC / Bav Auto?

Like I would actually use a nylon/plastic line to carry oil ha. My oil pressure is using a 4AN stainless line and oil temp is electrical. Water is a sealed unit which uses a probe in a coolant line and then a capillary tube with gas/pressure to move the gauge, no coolant actually in the cabin.

I could put an isolator on the oil pressure (not a bad idea) and I know anything can happen but Im pretty confident in my setup.
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I know you have an LTW but I just noticed no A/C and recirculation button!!! NICE!
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Like I would actually use a nylon/plastic line to carry oil ha. My oil pressure is using a 4AN stainless line and oil temp is electrical. Water is a sealed unit which uses a probe in a coolant line and then a capillary tube with gas/pressure to move the gauge, no coolant actually in the cabin.

I could put an isolator on the oil pressure (not a bad idea) and I know anything can happen but Im pretty confident in my setup.

I'm sure you are, but with as cheap as the electric senders are, unless you had them just sitting around, why would you choose a mechanical gauge is a mystery..lol
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Default Re: E36 cubby gauge panel - LeatherZ / VAC / Bav Auto?

Rich, I'm assuming since your car is supercharged that you have the boost gauge function. Can you tell me how you tapped the boost? I have a VF Stage 1 just like you on my 1995 S50 M3.

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