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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 Sun, May-13-2018, 10:38:33 PM   #1
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Default Insulation Underneath and Around Transmission

What you all do with this insulation underneath the car around the transmission? It's leaking some stuff that looks like sawdust or in might be fiberglass...it's driving me crazy while I am removing the transmission bolts...getting in my eyes, nose, and mouth as well as on my skin. That's another bad design, especially for people with allergies such as I.

What you all replace it with? Most of the insulation I have seen so far seems to be for in the cabin. Those that do without any insulation, do you find that it gets hotter in the cabin?

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Default Re: Insulation Underneath and Around Transmission

I used this http://Rust-Oleum 248656 Automotive ..._Erm-Ab58Z4G22

Simple green to clean everything and 3 to 4 coats.
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Remove it all. Use DEI or similar fiberglass reflective heat tape or heat mat. This is very thin stuff. Works fine. Did mine years ago.
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Default Re: Insulation Underneath and Around Transmission

hmm I just ripped all mine out a while ago..... all seems fine.... Should I put something there ?
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Default Re: Insulation Underneath and Around Transmission

If you do not reflect the transmission heat you will feel it through the tunnel
In hot weather. It may not bother you. The factory stuff may deaden sound a little as well as insulate from heat.
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Remove it all. Use DEI or similar fiberglass reflective heat tape or heat mat. This is very thin stuff. Works fine. Did mine years ago.
Just perfect...thank you Phil!
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Cut mine out.. Doesn't make a damn bit off difference
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