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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 Sat, Nov-04-2017, 01:13:45 AM   #251
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Default Re: My $8.8K 176K mile Craigslist E36M3 Journey Begins

Are you changing the clutch bushing too? If so, use something better than stock.
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Old Sat, Nov-04-2017, 01:18:48 AM   #252
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Clutch pedal comes w some sort of plastic or poly bushing at the pivot pt.
Hoping this is decent. Not sure i can get a brass bushing in the metal pedal?
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Old Sat, Nov-11-2017, 11:13:54 PM   #253
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QUICK TECH QUESTION gents...

Car Had:
Long tube headers
Dinan Ported TB
CAI
Dinan Catback
Dinan Chip

Appears to be this tune for TB/CAI -
https://www.dinancars.com/product/d9...ries&mid=1025/


I have changed:
Added M50 intake mani,
Cleaned stock fuel inj,
Put stock catback, back-on,

Do you think I'm OK with my tune to run with these changes for next weekend autocross event?

I think you need the bigger injectors for the above mods IF I also added cams...... but since stock cams stock inj should be enough?

thx.

NOTES of install:
New starter was necessary..... old one was moving slower and slower (thought is was battery)..... amazing how much quicker it starts now.

with M50 mani.... so much more room to access the engine now.

with new MM's you can now feel the engine idle more through the chassis. This might be a function of being on jack stands.... will test on the ground.
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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 07:44:48 PM   #254
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Mason Eng clutch pedal install pitfalls..... after breaking 2 sets of clutch pedal spring guides (the little plastic inserts that go inside the spring), I think I found the problem. It appears the mason eng hole was drilled in the wrong spot causing the clutch pedal spring perch to bind up and break.

You can see the grinding I had to do to get the same motion as stock pedal. new plastic bits on order hopefully 3rd time is a charm....... funny how road blocks happen now that I have an ax in 8 days! ...oh the pressure.

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Pedal pre-mod -
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Old Sat, Nov-18-2017, 02:06:54 AM   #255
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Mason clutch pedal mod works! Smooth as butter now.
Car runs great with new S50 intake mani, rev's out better up top, and really not much drop in mid-range per seat-o-pants meter.
SO..... I will get to participate in this weekend's autocross event for the 1st shake-down even in the project craigs-list M3. super stoked.

Wish me luck in my 188k mile heap

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Update from latest round of mods:
S50 intake
Replaced entire PVC hoses system
Cleaned Fuel Injectors
New fuel filter
removed tc tb system
air int temp sensor now in intake elbow
new mm's
new starter
throttle/cruise cont cable aluminum adjusters
dinan cat back re-installed
mason eng clutch pedal with brass bushings
new clutch master cylinder, all bled

Engine Power band - The motor is happy with the above motor mods..... no loss in midrange, and the pull up top is very apprarent.
MM's - aids shifting..... much better, able to engage all gears effortlessly and with confidence.
mason clutch pedal, brass bushings, new clutch master cyl - almost too smooth and very llittle pedal feeling...... honda like..... might play with springs to get more feel.
starter - old starter was on it's way out.... turning so slow.

Looking forward to first competitive shake-down tomorrow at the AX event. Cheers.
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Update from latest round of mods:
S50 intake
Replaced entire PVC hoses system
Cleaned Fuel Injectors
New fuel filter
removed tc tb system
air int temp sensor now in intake elbow
new mm's
new starter
throttle/cruise cont cable aluminum adjusters
dinan cat back re-installed
mason eng clutch pedal with brass bushings
new clutch master cylinder, all bled

Engine Power band - The motor is happy with the above motor mods..... no loss in midrange, and the pull up top is very apprarent.
MM's - aids shifting..... much better, able to engage all gears effortlessly and with confidence.
mason clutch pedal, brass bushings, new clutch master cyl - almost too smooth and very llittle pedal feeling...... honda like..... might play with springs to get more feel.
starter - old starter was on it's way out.... turning so slow.

Looking forward to first competitive shake-down tomorrow at the AX event. Cheers.
Thats a lot of stuff done, good job.
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Old Sun, Nov-19-2017, 02:13:01 AM   #258
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Tex- thx buddy. Eventually it will all be new... and get to work on driver skills!
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