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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, Apr-30-2017, 03:34:47 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Byzanz Sedan That Needs Some Love

My wife is a WaterColor artist (on the side) and she explained how Byzanz Metalic 355 is a fugitive color. Fugitive means it typically fades and fails faster than other colors. Light-Fast (opposite of fugitive) colors hold up better in UV light over time. Byzanz is not a light-fast color. A lot of art colors are derived from R&D of the automotive industry which allows artists to have much better colors than they would otherwise. No matter how much money I spend on Byzanz paint, if I do at all, it is a fugitive color and needs to be kept out of the sun. Helrot experiences a similar failure. Since this car would have to sit outside, I would have to cover it religiously which is hard on the paint too. Moving on...

I did a lot of work on Friday night into Saturday:
Vanos rebuild with Beisans
Intake Spring Washer
Valve Cover Gasket (3 plugs were soaked)
Spark Plugs
AC belt (engine belt was good)
All 3 pulley wheels (bearings felt dry)
OFHG oil filter housing gasket

Then I drained the transmission pan and removed it. I bought a filter but it didn't come with a pan seal. I double-checked the RMeuropean order and it should have been in there. I could blame them but I still don't get my seal until Tuesday. Oh well. One difference between a professional shop and a DIYer is that the DIYer can take more time. Also, that 20yo gasket isn't something I'm going to risk since Pentosin ATF1 is $100 for this tranny and I don't want to drop the pan again anytime soon. I have plenty else to do while it's up in the air. I even stopped by PepBoys since they sometimes carry Monroe shocks and struts for these cars. No luck.
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Discussing The Byzanz Sedan That Needs Some Love in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999 at BMW M3 (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)