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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 Mon, Jun-17-2019, 06:37:12 PM   #21
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Good progress, Eric. I need your plump and replace services on the Modena.
Well... that's a tall order!
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Old Tue, Jun-18-2019, 04:45:47 PM   #22
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As many stated I am glad you are back in an M.

I have always enjoyed your threads.
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Old Tue, Jun-18-2019, 06:39:06 PM   #23
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Thanks, Old College Kid.
Monday night was easy stuff. The passenger trim was falling off the right door. The inside trim rail had a small crack at 1 clip location. I replaced all 4 clips (and clip condoms if you know what I mean) and the trim popped back on nicely. The cracked rail didn't seem to matter.

The intake boot was cracked too so I did the ASC delete boot (13-54-1-703-588). I've done this on all my cars. The ASC parts go in a box for the next owner. Next to that was a pair of Stabilis OEM hood shocks (51-23-1-960-852). They are surprisingly cheap now so why not. The hood jumps up now!

Another OEM mod I like is the X-brace. This one lined-up better than all my others. IDK why. Then the front lip had to come off for a cleaning and a quick shot of SEM39143 spray paint. All little things.

On deck are some harder projects: Vanos Rattle rebuild and Automatic Transmission drain and fill. I'll keep y'all posted.
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Old Wed, Jun-19-2019, 05:03:46 AM   #24
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Itís so beautiful. Nice work.

10x cars is amazing. What dedication.


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Old Wed, Jun-19-2019, 04:37:08 PM   #25
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Dedication or inability to change?
Last night was tranny-drain-and-fill fun. If you like oil dripping in your face and hair and all over your arms, you'll like this job. I've done this job 3 times before so I used my procedure in this link. http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...0&postcount=61

From the sump, 3.6L drained. Another liter came out when the filter was pulled totalling 4.6L. I was able to put 4.9L back into the tranny. That means not much had ever leaked or it was just a little low from the factory. The magnets and pan cleaned up really well and everything went back together and sealed up nicely. At 76,048 miles, this was the 1st time this transmission was drained and filled, unlike Anil told me. Since there was no record of it being done, it's safe to assume it was never done. I'm not upset with Anil because I like to flush all fluids and filters on my cars when I get them. He just wasn't completely honest with me or he didn't recall correctly.

Funny story.... I bought my Silver M345 and went to change the spark plugs. The records said the plugs were 5,000 miles old. When I went to look at the plugs, i had to break the valve cover cover off. It was stuck-on because of the siezed 10mm nut. The plugs were at least 100,000 miles old after breaking the valve cover cover off. I called that shop and asked why? The shop owner said, "oh. my son was working that day".

This job took me 2.5 hours for reference. I could shave a 1/2 hour if I did this once a week.
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Anil is sounding like an *******.
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Update:
I finished the Vanos job last night (5-hour job for me) and went for a test-drive to celebrate my 1-week ownership with the Byzanz. It drove great if you like tires over 11-18 years old.

While the ignition coils were off, I put on some new BREMI boots. They're shiny and pop right on. No Check Engine Light or anything happened so I'm happy with all that.

The ASC light is on, however. I did the ASC delete boot and removed those 2 parts with the resistor and got an ABS light in addition to the ASC light. I plugged the 2 electrical parts back in and went for a drive and the ABS light went off but the ASC light did not. Does anyone know how to get that off? I need to research that. Maybe it's just a code that needs to be reset.

As usual, it's cold and windy in the evening by Crystal Springs on Canada Road.
As for RADwood, the site doesn't tell much. I guess you have to 'know' the details. I doubt I would drive very far for it anyway, honestly. Then $30.
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98 Arctic on Grey 2dr - Sold 3.10.12 Kyle driving it
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Old Sun, Jun-23-2019, 08:56:02 PM   #28
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Update:
Several smaller jobs too place this weekend. It was pretty warm so it got to 80 degrees in the garage. That means you break a sweat at times. Yikes.

First, I replaced the fuel filter. The previous one was dated 10-10-2003. A newer one won't hurt. Second, I replaced all the door handle trim seals. Those always seem to crack and look crappy. Now they don't.

Third, I put on new SACHs rear shocks. Additionally, I replaced the upper rubber pads with 7.5mm thick pads (stock is 5mm). I wanted to see if I like the wheel gap and I do. The rear gap always seem a bit small relative to the front, if you ask me. That extra 2.5mm won't be obvious to anyone but me but there it is.

I'm also glad I did this job because I noticed the rear wheels were on with about 10 ft/lbs on the lug bolts. Sheesh. Something about buying a used car doesn't change. You really need to review 100+ things and you'll find 10 errors. I also measured the rear rotors to be 18.7mm thick. The minimum is 18.4mm so they are within spec but they will be changed soon enough. I'm refraining from driving this car much because the thermostat is showing signs of 'stuck-open'. It takes a while for the car to warm up. Once it's warm, it cools-off on downhills. I'm surprised it passed smog but the needle was vertical for the test. Furthermore, ECS Tuning Ground shipping is taking 10 days? WTF. I'll find a better way next time.
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First, I replaced the fuel filter. The previous one was dated 10-10-2003. A newer one won't hurt. A newer one won't hurt. Second, I replaced all the door handle trim seals. Those always seem to crack and look crappy. Now they don't.
A little off topic but I was replacing my fuel filter in my driveway last year and decided to grab a fire extinguisher on the way out from the kitchen, just in case. Just as I was finishing up, a truck breaks down across the street with smoke coming out from under the hood. I walked over and handed the driver the extinguisher right as it starts to flame. He had the look as if I was his guardian angel.

Agree, door handle trims make a big difference and very easy to do on the sedan.
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Eric, long time. Still at Quinn? Glad to have you back. Always enjoy your threads...
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