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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 Fri, May-19-2017, 04:45:35 AM   #81
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Moving fast! So what happens to this when you get it all sorted?


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Moving fast! So what happens to this when you get it all sorted?
That's a good question. 'All sorted' is going to be very difficult on this one. Braymond mentioned how 'well-sorted' is getting more difficult on a 36Ms. Russ let a lot of things go to the point where it just takes more time and money than if he did all the recommended Dinan services offered. Don't get me wrong, it's a good straight body with no rust. It just needs more money and the paint is faded. I'm trying to tackle the jobs that are more mechanically difficult than the average joe can handle. Other things like tires, shocks and brakes can be left for a newb. Besides, a newb typically wants racing slicks, coilovers and drilled-slotted rotors. I will probably have to sell the Byzanz this year because I don't drive enough. I ride my bike to work everyday.

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This would be a great candidate for a driver that you can drive all the time and never feel guilty about putting wear and tear and miles on; especially knowing that it's condition will remain better in your hands than just about anyone else's....but I guess you already have one of these m3's lol hmmm


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I noticed a new problem yesterday (as if that's hard). This automatic tranny (A5S 310z) has S, E and M modes. Sport, Economy and Manual.
When I drive the car, default to E works fine. When I slide the switch up to S, sport mode works fine. When I slide down to M, manual mode works fine. When I push the button on E, it won't go back into economy mode until I stop and shut the car off. When I start the car again, it goes back to default E.

Additionally, I tested the cruising lock of the torque converter. When at highway speeds, the torque converter is supposed to lock in order to gain maximum fuel efficiency. Upon reading previous records, this car threw a 111 transmission error in Oct, 2004. When speaking with MMMGP and his EB auto sedan, he once got the same code. It appears to be an erroneous code or something that went away.

The 'E' return failure may just be a the switch and I can swap the switch from my other auto sedan but I'm not home right now and wondered if someone else has seen this? Google doesn't offer anything obvious yet. Thx in advance.
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Weekend Update with Kevin Nealon
I'm on-call for work so I didn't plan to get much done this weekend but I did make some progress.

First, William in San Jose on CList was selling an X-brace and other parts. I got a deal on the brace and front bumper shock and center vent Friday night. The next morning, I cleaned about a pound of oil off the brace and mounted it. It cleaned up well.

Saturday was leather time. Mostly needle-work and re-assembly of the passenger seat. I've got my 'service seat' bases in for now in case I go for an alignment. Original Magma leather has proved to be difficult to find and I really only need the rear seats but I'm still looking.

I was blessed with the presence of MMMGP and haus on Sunday morning. They did the troubleshooting on my door-lock situation. It turns out the new front passenger door lock actuator was faulty from the start. Ebay Bastards. I ordered an OEM VDO from RM European this morning. The VDO is 3x the cost but it would have saved a lot of time.

Then we reviewed my front bumper and trim and paint and other aesthetic stuff. It looks better after a handful of fixes. See comparison.
1 - new driver shock for proper alignment
2 - Sport lip install
3 - mesh grill install
4 - new Roundel
5 - touch-up paint on top of bumper
6 - new passenger brake duct
7 - new porkchop in the mail (not visible)
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