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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, Apr-05-2018, 04:44:30 PM   #111
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Default Re: 1998 Alpine White Sedan Build Thread

Brett what did you end up getting the upholstery redone?
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Another question (noticed this) - did you cut that circled part below and replaced it with an oetiker clamp in order to make it look like how you have it in the 2nd picture?

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Yes, that is the common DIY repair.
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What about Bmw # 32411141953, did you modified the parts circled in the picture below or just left that alone?

Don't think I saw this in your uploads, so sorry if I missed it. Thanks once again!!

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I bought all new lines.
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What about Bmw # 32411141953, did you modified the parts circled in the picture below or just left that alone?

Don't think I saw this in your uploads, so sorry if I missed it. Thanks once again!!

Isn't this part the one that is usually okay? Despite running AN fittings on everything, this is the one part I left alone (I have an AN line with me as a spare just in case) as it helps keep the pressure at the appropriate level (e.g., I had some more noise with a straight line).
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Isn't this part the one that is usually okay? Despite running AN fittings on everything, this is the one part I left alone (I have an AN line with me as a spare just in case) as it helps keep the pressure at the appropriate level (e.g., I had some more noise with a straight line).
I believe so, as the other two lines he did cut/modify it. I was asking just to make sure.
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I've decided to S54 swap the sedan. The goal is to have a "Euro" powered E36 M3 that is BAR legal for California. The only motor that fits that is the S54, but I will add some original E36 flare to it.

Original Euro S50. Note the yellow chromate (gold) zinc hardware. This is the theme for the S54 to make it more period correct.



67k mile stripped long block picked up off a member



Condition







After some solvent clean up







A nice motor, but not nice enough. Teardown of the S54.


Rod bearing replacement. OEM bearings were used.









After getting the head off the carbon build up on the pistons had to go.



Many many hours



Short block repaint. PJ1 is a proper black paint. Love this stuff. Mounting bosses like the knock sensor provisions will be stripped back to metal.





Out comes the S52.





Off to the new owner.



I had to buy a new daily to make this happen. A single family owned 97 328i in incredible condition.



M3 waiting...





As I wait for parts and bolts to be recoated, all of the aluminum needs restoration.













Still more to do...

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