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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, Feb-02-2017, 04:48:41 AM   #41
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Known Issues: random brake light circuit warning (but brake lights work), air bag light (plan to remove anyway, perhaps install res across circuit), seats pretty worn (recover, or race seats TBD), needs brake job, rear shocks blown... TLC.
Very common issue. You will need a new brake light switch. It goes under the pedal. Its a ****ing nightmare to change if you aren't extremely small. I did it hungover and ended up puking beside my car after being in it upside down for half an hour.
Its a good excuse to take your front seats out and vacuum the car. It feels so much cleaner afterwards.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...ake_Switch.htm

Enjoy the car. Hold off on the LSx plans for a bit till you get to know the car. I think you will be pleasantly surprised how fun this car is in all situations, since its not so fast it will get you in tons of trouble. I have as much fun driving the mountain roads near the speed limit with my wife on a nice summer evening as I do at a track day.
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Old Thu, Feb-02-2017, 02:09:07 PM   #42
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West - I'll try that on the brake switch.. I'ts working fine now.

I need some help on new black front carpet.... it seems BMW stopped making it...... any ideas on where to source? even a used clean one will work.
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Some more pics from tonight:

New yellow turn signals.... and new yellow fogs.....
New front main seal / harm bal bolt.....
New front brakes......
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A common quick mod is to snip the wire to the front parking lights. You still get the blinker (obviously), but you won't have the amber blaring all by its lonesome.

And, remember, get rid of her ass....she's holding you back!

My wife loves my car.
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A common quick mod is to snip the wire to the front parking lights.
Do you mean the corner turn signal lamps? Like, to turn off the constant illumination from them while the lights are on?

Just trying to understand the mod, exactly.
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I don't plan to drive around with parking lights on..... so no prob there.

Found a used good cond carpet for my car on fleabay.
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Do you mean the corner turn signal lamps? Like, to turn off the constant illumination from them while the lights are on?

Just trying to understand the mod, exactly.
Yes.

[QUOTE=betrezra;1067583598]I don't plan to drive around with parking lights on..... so no prob there. QUOTE]

When you have your headlights on you won't have the amber blaring.

It just makes it look a bit cleaner with only the fogs and headlights.

Just throwing it out there.
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Getting paint quote tomorrow.... going to switch to Santorini Blue.

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=105406

so sexy...
https://mulpix.com/post/1012826100871478376.html

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You're going to paint the car? You're crazier than I thought!

Trunk, door jambs and engine bay?

I was considering wrapping my E92M at one point, but that's still like $2k.

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Yup... another name laguna seca blue. Door jams trunk etc etc... ineedti decide what im doing w sunroof and trunk b4 paint.

Getting quote tomorrow.
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Santorini and Laguna aren't the same colour.
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