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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, Apr-30-2017, 04:34:47 PM   #41
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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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Old Sun, Apr-30-2017, 07:33:26 PM   #42
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I'm tempted to ask if you ever sleep, but I'm afraid to know. Great progress! Are you going to do motor & trans mounts on this one or have they been done?
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I'm not sleeping much lately so I may as well put that time into the car. I'll be back to normal in a week or so. As for mounts, I've got tranny mounts ready because they are cheap. The $84 for motor mounts from RMeuropean is not justifiable yet. Edit: I installed new OEM Corteco motor mounts anyway. The engine is the real value here.

I'm pulling out a lot of the interior today but I'm stuck. I can't figure out how to remove the back of the back seat. Anyone know how? It's the non-fold version and all I see is bare metal in the trunk. No fasteners from back there.
EDIT: figured it out.
I got a flat bar down in there and yanked it hard. It takes quite a yank but you won't break it. The bottom has some vertical tabs so you have to lift it a bit to get the bottom free.
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Update:
The seats are out and the carpet has been shampoo'd. I'll give it 2 days to dry and then vacuum it again and put down some of the old drapes the woman gave me. I'll make a mess putting in the new black shifter console, steering wheel, headliner, etc.

$12.93
That's how much change I found once I removed the interior. My average is about $1 whenever I buy an E36 M3 so this is clearly a windfall! I'm open to suggestions as to how I should spend it.
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Old Mon, May-01-2017, 06:55:20 PM   #45
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LMAO

Good progress so far man. I wouldn't mess with the paint. Maybe just wrap it *ducks for cover*
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$12.93?

Blinker fluid and muffler bearings all day long.
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Update:
RMeuropean got the new tranny pan seal to me so I installed that and filled the transmission with Pentosin ATF1. 5.2 Liters this time. Spot on! It can be a couple tenths of a liter here or there. On this car, only 4.2 liters came out so I know it was a quart low after 166,600 miles. It still worked fine before the oil change. Also, I noticed a dent in the pan. The sealing surface was still flat so it doesn't appear necessary to replace it. I won't be able to do a test-drive for another week or so because my driveway is being redone. The Byzanz is stuck in the garage until it's finished. I used the same procedure as I did with my other automatic sedan seen here:
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Then I cleaned some stickers off the back window.
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great progress so far! How bad is the paint? too far past a good professional buffing?
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Late to the show, but this great stuff.

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great progress so far! How bad is the paint? too far past a good professional buffing?
It's not worth paying for a buff when that money could be better spent towards paint or a shocks, which are all original. I'll try buffing and waxing it myself initially. Maybe that will surprise me but I doubt it. Ultimately, I want to keep this clean and rust-free with a clean title.
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