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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 Sun, Jun-08-2014, 08:34:03 PM   #41
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Default Re: Introducing myself: 1999 Techno Violet E36 M3 Coupe

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yup, i've deleted them altogether, they are useless anyway
i noticed the extra openings make a big difference in the engine bay temperature too.

I did buy some covers and paint them to make it look clean and because the coolant temp never reaches middle in the winter,
but in the summer, I'm leaving them off.
My fog lights just went bye-bye too.

I got the BMP foglight ducts and if I can find some 2 1/2" flexible piping of some sort I'll run some fresh air into the intake on the left side. On the right side maybe blow some cool air onto my headers? These mods will likely do absolutely nothing but seem like a good idea anyway.
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Old Mon, Jun-09-2014, 03:35:20 AM   #42
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Default Re: Introducing myself: 1999 Techno Violet E36 M3 Coupe

at this point you might as well turn this thread into a member journal
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Old Mon, Jun-09-2014, 01:00:37 PM   #43
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I've got my LTWs sitting in my living room right now. I'm split 50/50 if I want to put them on right now. I love the OE look, but the wheels I have right now are 3 pc. lighter, and wider. I think I may throw them on for the german classic car show next month for some OEM+ looks. I wish I had enough cash for another set of PSS so I could swap them weekly.
I'm running Conti DWS on the LTW's. Not my favorite wheels (really hard to beat the PSS', I've got them on my E92 and love them). The only reason I'm not going 3 piece, as much as I want to, is because the car is going to stay more or less as it is. I've already played the modding game with the E92 and that was an expensive game. Having said that, I think the LTW's go so damn wheels with Techno. The finish just works perfectly. I don't think it would work as well with a Dakar Yellow (IMHO).

P.S. So I just drove the E92 to work this morning and I almost forgot how to drive this thing. The clutch is so much lighter than the E36's, and the pickup point is also much higher too. Wow, I felt like a noob.
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Old Tue, Jun-10-2014, 04:01:23 PM   #44
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Default Re: Introducing myself: 1999 Techno Violet E36 M3 Coupe

Front end done!


Replaced RHS headlight and dipped the kidneys.

To do list for this weekend:
- Change all fluids
- Mech fan delete
- Hood struts
- Change headlight bulbs (they are terrible!)
- ASC delete with Bimmerworld boot
- Photoshoot with the E92 hopefully.

What a fun car this is!
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Old Tue, Jun-10-2014, 06:42:13 PM   #45
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Default Re: Introducing myself: 1999 Techno Violet E36 M3 Coupe

People might call me an idiot for this, but the ASC has been very helpful to me getting comfortable pushing my car on my first few track days. Waiting for the people to freak out about how "terrible, outdated and functionless" the ASC is, but its helping me learn my car without nearly the same consequences.
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People might call me an idiot for this, but the ASC has been very helpful to me getting comfortable pushing my car on my first few track days. Waiting for the people to freak out about how "terrible, outdated and functionless" the ASC is, but its helping me learn my car without nearly the same consequences.
While I was cleaning the MAF and Dinan air filter on Sunday, I have no idea what I did, but it triggered the ASC light. Don't see any loose connections either, so I figured to heck with trying to fix it. Previous owner gave me everything needed to do M50 swap so, I'm just going to go ahead and do the ASC delete first.
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Old Tue, Jun-10-2014, 07:06:27 PM   #47
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People might call me an idiot for this, but the ASC has been very helpful to me getting comfortable pushing my car on my first few track days. Waiting for the people to freak out about how "terrible, outdated and functionless" the ASC is, but its helping me learn my car without nearly the same consequences.
You've had ASC kick in on the track? When I still had it I don't recall it ever activating except when driving crazily in rain or snow.
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Default Re: Introducing myself: 1999 Techno Violet E36 M3 Coupe

I had it come on at autocross a few times but never noticed it come on at the track. Having it there couldn't hurt though right? It definitely gives me some confidence on the throttle that I probably wouldn't have at this point otherwise.
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Old Tue, Jun-10-2014, 07:51:11 PM   #49
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welcome to the club.
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Old Tue, Jun-10-2014, 09:39:49 PM   #50
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Default Re: Introducing myself: 1999 Techno Violet E36 M3 Coupe

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I had it come on at autocross a few times but never noticed it come on at the track. Having it there couldn't hurt though right? It definitely gives me some confidence on the throttle that I probably wouldn't have at this point otherwise.
Never noticed it come on at the track either,
but I've ran with it on and off to see the difference,
and the lap times remain about the same, yet the lines are cleaner
with the ASC on.

I guess it sort of works in the background unobtrusively
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