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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 Thu, May-09-2019, 07:08:32 AM   #31
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This would only be applicable to the sedan as it's the only chassis that supports roof skin replacement. The Coupe uses a once piece cap that is cut at the pillars.

On the E46 CSL, the rigidity comes from the necessary weld in cross brace. This is called the roof bow in the diagrams for E36 and E46. This roof bow isn't present on sunroof cars and is used on slicktops regardless if carbon or steel (E46 this I know to be true, and I'm assuming the E36 is the same).

E36 Sedan
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=41_0934

The sedan diagram is accurate to the parts you would be sold... meaning the roof panel is just a skin. The coupe uses the same diagram but is not accurate to actuality as I already explained earlier.
thanks for the info. If any sedan owners are interested in CF Roof they should contact Karbonius.

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An armrest, or cup holders for that matter, have no place in a sports car. If your arm is on the rest it's not on the steering wheel or shift knob where it should be....
Or on the shift paddles
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Old Thu, May-09-2019, 10:11:52 AM   #33
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Or on the shift paddles
Only for the lucky few...
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Only for the lucky few...
Most will not see SMG1 as lucky few
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Old Fri, May-10-2019, 06:04:28 PM   #35
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This should be a quick one. I have brand new Koni Yellows on my 1999 M3.

I want to install H&R Sport springs on the front and rear. Am I ok to use an impact wrench on the front strut nut that holds the mount to the strut (the big 22 mm) if I want to continue using the strut? I read somewhere that an impact wrench could damage the front strut.

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An impact wrench can always damage threads if not used correctly.

You can use a open head ratchet so you can stick an allen wrench through.
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Impact it off but not back on...
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If the nut takes a 22mm socket like a lot do, you can use an oxygen sensor socket as they often had an opening you could fit the allen key or small socket (to hold the strut shaft from turning). They'll also have a hex where your wrench can go to turn the nut while you have your allen key or smaller socket on the strut shaft.
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My question. Will the Schwaben scanner offered by ECS read my 1995 DME and ABS system or will I still need to get a laptop with an actual serial port? I've tried reading via INPA, PA Soft and Barvarian Technic, but nothing has worked. Don't really want a third old laptop around, so the ECS scanner would be nice if it will read the 1995 specific stuff. I guess I should ask them directly, but curious if anyone has tried it.
You could avoid the serial port if you got an ICOM.

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This would only be applicable to the sedan as it's the only chassis that supports roof skin replacement. The Coupe uses a once piece cap that is cut at the pillars.

On the E46 CSL, the rigidity comes from the necessary weld in cross brace. This is called the roof bow in the diagrams for E36 and E46. This roof bow isn't present on sunroof cars and is used on slicktops regardless if carbon or steel (E46 this I know to be true, and I'm assuming the E36 is the same).

E36 Sedan
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=41_0934

The sedan diagram is accurate to the parts you would be sold... meaning the roof panel is just a skin. The coupe uses the same diagram but is not accurate to actuality as I already explained earlier.
That cross brace isn't structural.
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