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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 Wed, May-17-2017, 12:51:26 AM   #11
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Looks clean. And the miles are super low.

Good find.
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Very nice buy! Definitely don't do silicon houses. Get OEM fresh ones if you're worried about them.
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Old Thu, May-18-2017, 05:06:33 AM   #13
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Spent a lot of money today...
Pictures of cool parts to come as soon as they get delivered!
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Congratulations! Its a lovely M3. Enjoy in good health.
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Old Sun, May-21-2017, 06:32:45 PM   #15
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Congrats...with your list it seems that you did some prior reading which is an awesome first step.
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Old Thu, Jun-01-2017, 03:42:04 AM   #16
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Car is sold.

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Are you sure about that CHF fluid? The car takes ATF in the power steering system.
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Hmm, I was under the impression that it could use pentosin or any dex 3 ATF. (Just aren't supposed to mix the two.) I am rebuilding the pump and replacing all of the lines so It should be empty for the most part when I refill... It's going to sound silly but I went to two different auto parts stores and couldn't find ATF... What are you guys putting in your cars? Also, any advice in pulling the intake manifold, I ran into somewhat of an impasse with a super brittle plastic PCV device right behind the throttle body. Is there a trick to removing it without destroying it..? It looks like it's pressed into the bottom of the intake manifold with a tab securing it. The damn thing doesn't want to come out!
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Old Fri, Jun-02-2017, 11:48:54 PM   #19
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I've used the cheapest ATF I can find to flush the steering system. Then consider something better after the final drain. Fresh beats fancy any day. i.e. black fluid is bad.

With the ICV idle control valve, you can remove it with 2 10mm bolts. Then pull it out the bottom. It's metal thing that you can blow out with Carb cleaner to keep the idle nice. It's all very fiddly under there. Take your time.

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I have 118k on my 95M and I consider that low. Nice find and good luck with it.

Looks like you are on the right track. Nice the OPN service has been done. I still don't know if mine is done or not. I plan to do a front end overhaul in the very near future. You may want to look into reinforcement plates on the RTAB if that hasn't been done. I did all new bushings and reinforced the rear sub-frame and RTAB pockets at around 100k, which really tightened the car up.

I've found with my car that you can't go wrong with OEM parts, so when in doubt go OEM. I hope you didn't let the car overheat when the expansion tank exploded.
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