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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 Tue, Apr-25-2017, 09:22:57 PM   #11
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I finally was able to drive my car the other day! Man was it a hoot, the clutch is a damn light switch and has zero play, I wish i know what clutch was installed because there is no way that is stock! The engine seems to run like a sewing machine despite what looks like shade tree mechanic service (zip ties everywhere). The car has way over sized tires and wheels (series 185 staggered set, and 245 up front and 275 in the rear). Also some of the body panels ( the front fenders) have been replaced and rattle can'd yet are in very nice shape. The interior is a bit shot when it comes to the front Vaders, however this is exactly what I want for a track car. Who knew a car with 200k miles might have a few issues?

The first popped up the day after I got her home. As I was leaving a car wash my foot hit the floor when I went to put the car into first. My initial thought was "oh $h!+" then i toed the clutch lever back up and attempted to put the car into gear. Eventually after many naughty words I was able to nurse the car back home in second gear. This is where things really started going weird, The next morning I went back to my car and was able to get the car started and allow it to run, the clutch felt fine, I decided I could take it for a lap or two around my apartment complex and sure enough the clutch hit the floor after a bit. Two days later I decided to take to a friends so we could replace the slave cylinder, but after I got the car there and many many attempts to repeat the issue it never reared its head. So I assumed the pedal might be being pushed too far as I do not have a clutch stop (will be getting one asap). As I was nearly halfway back to my house, guess what decided to rear her ugly head? Yup the disappearing clutch was back to pay me another visit. I was able to be nursed into a parking lot by another friend who was following me in my DD ( 2013 modded Abarth fun little car) and yesterday was towed to a maintenance shop to be looked at. The slave will be replaced and a total deep evaluation of the car will be done.
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Old Sat, May-13-2017, 07:39:30 PM   #12
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Well, I guess sometimes we have to commend ourselves when we pick'em, I had a lovely surprise from my girlfriend yesterday and I just cannot get over it. I think I and she picked pretty well. I cannot wait to get this 300mm wheel on the car. I took a photo to compare to the size of me DD Abarth wheel. More pics of the install in a few weeks once i get a hub when im back from vacation.
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