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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, Sep-06-2018, 04:09:26 AM   #21
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Default Re: E36 M3 4-Door: Contracheatcode Build Journal

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I'll rile you up again. Replace it

I think you'll fit in well here if your first order of business is to clean behind the tail lights
Yeah, I think he'll be all right.

I like what you are doing OP, we all went through it. Don't look at my build thread though, might give you some ideas...

And please, please, don't look at Bretts' build threads, it will ruin you forever.
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Old Sat, Sep-08-2018, 04:04:43 AM   #22
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Captain’s Log: Just when you think it cannot get any cleaner, it can.

Tools: Simple Green, Goo Gone, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Toothbrush, Large Scrub Brush, Water, Clay Bar, Many Towels, and finish with wax. So smooth now.






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That's one clean Contour.
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Old Wed, Sep-12-2018, 07:08:27 PM   #24
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Captain’s Log: It’s been a few days since my last log. I’ve bent tackling cleaning all 5 wheels. 1 each night for a total of 5 days. Parts have started to arrive. New trunk gasket and rear window seals are installed. The old window seals were especially bad. I wish I took a before and after.

New trunk gasket (I love how clean the trunk area is now):


New rear window seals (Yes, I know the window is dusty. Today might be it's first wash):





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Looking good. I might have to replace rear window gasket on mine soon.
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Old Wed, Sep-12-2018, 10:15:35 PM   #26
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New window seal looks great! It's been on my to-do list for a while, keep up the good work. Enjoying the thread so far.
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Old Sat, Sep-15-2018, 04:11:54 AM   #27
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Captain’s Log: Today the new air vent arrived. So excited until I see they are not the same part. The eBay purchase is on the left. Original is on the right.





I am going to try and use the old unit and replace the middle slat using the slat from the new.

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I guess the mechanism also is different. Lol. Time to swap not only the middle horizontal mechanism, but also the vertical mechanism as well. They are the same size and should be a swap.





Final product turned out pretty good. $30 bucks for wrong eBay part turned out fine. Lesson learned to do more homework before buying. Patience and a lot of TV watching while fiddling to snap in the slats is required. End product works flawless.



Installed photo.


Just waiting for new C33 cassette player to arrive. I would have liked the CD43, but they are going for $500 on eBay. Since I don’t use CDs or Cassettes, may as well save some money and go old school with the original cassette. Sure I read the sound quality is not as good, but this is not Red Rocks. So I’ll be fine.

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great work so far! good job with attention to detail
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Very nice work!

May I ask where you found the door handle gaskets for a sedan?
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Old Mon, Sep-17-2018, 09:48:55 PM   #30
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You got a pre-digital control panel center vent.

The old analog system, funnily enough, has a motorized mixing flap, while the later digital panel heater core, with all motorized flaps, has a mechanical mixing flap.
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