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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 Thu, May-17-2018, 12:42:53 AM   #21
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Schweet. That thing loooks amazing for the mileage. Props to the owners.
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Old Thu, May-17-2018, 03:47:22 PM   #22
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I would stay away from a cometic head gasket on a NA car. They tend to leak around the timing cover and just dont last long on these engines. I would just stick with a oem and the arps and if your wanting a upgrade a cutring head gasket.
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Old Fri, May-18-2018, 04:15:09 AM   #23
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I would stay away from a cometic head gasket on a NA car. They tend to leak around the timing cover and just dont last long on these engines. I would just stick with a oem and the arps and if your wanting a upgrade a cutring head gasket.


Iíd love to stick with an OE style gasket, but I canít find one that measures 87mm at the bore seems they will hang over and be in the combustion area.

I think Iím just gonna have to hope for the best with the Cometic. As far as I could tell MLS seems to be the only option at 87mm.


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Iíd love to stick with an OE style gasket, but I canít find one that measures 87mm at the bore seems they will hang over and be in the combustion area.

I think Iím just gonna have to hope for the best with the Cometic. As far as I could tell MLS seems to be the only option at 87mm.


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Oh ok yes that makes total sense then. I would think NA it would last much longer than on a boosted car which is where I typically see them used.
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More parts today!

Super Tech valve springs, oil pump rotor and shaft from Achilles, 87mm piston install tool, ARP head studs and Cometic MLS head gasket. They sent .070 spec gasket, but Iím not even mad.


Ordered more parts last night...
CX Racing radiator, fan, and shroud.
New water pump.
Silicone hoses
Bimmer world 3.5Ē ASC delete boot.
The absolute cheapest headers I could find on eBay
- I know this may seem like a poor area to skimp out on but at 70.00 shipped Iím gonna have a look at them.
And an OFHG because that slipped through the cracks somehow.



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Old Sat, May-19-2018, 11:02:16 PM   #26
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Looks and mileage are impressive!
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Old Sun, May-20-2018, 03:17:03 PM   #27
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So here's what I want to know. Why on earth does your co worker commute 160 miles a day? What in the actual ****??
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So here's what I want to know. Why on earth does your co worker commute 160 miles a day? What in the actual ****??


Idk, He drives by at least one other dealer on the way in. I will say our shop is a pretty awesome place to work. Canít say that i could maintain the kind of commute he does though.


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This continues to be wonderful.
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I love a good come back story, and this is shaping up to be a great one! Can't wait for more updates!
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