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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 Fri, Jun-14-2019, 08:37:19 PM   #11
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Best color, congrats!!


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Old Sat, Jun-15-2019, 04:27:11 AM   #12
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There it is! I'm with Haus, let me know if you need any help with the projects.
Oh boy! Don't tease me. I've got lots of parts coming.

Thanks to all of you. Smog test tomorrow. This car has a perfect smog history so this should be a cake walk with Norman "the smog guy".

I thought I'd check the plugs before the test tomorrow only to find 3 of them oily and hand-tight so I put on a new VCGasket. I replaced the engine filter yesterday and then put in some fresh gas for the test too. I found a split on the rubber intake boot so I ordered a new one and taped-up this one for now later to learn Norman doesn't like that. He can get banned for allowing tape, even if temporarily. I checked the compression when I had all the plugs out and the fuel pump fuse (#8) out. The engine was cold at the time but I got 190psi +or-5. It will be better once I can test it warm but I had everything apart so why not. Also, I always connect a battery charger and hold the gas pedal down when doing this job. That keeps each starter-cycle a hair more consistent.

As much as Anil bragged about the car and was a European car repair shop owner, he missed some things or never looked. This will be the case in many places as I will discover. Until you are the owner of the car, you don't actually care about a car and it's condition. This is why I've never bothered with a PPI. They don't care to find much. Just enough to justify you wasting 200 bux.

Projects on deck:
A brake light started complaining per the 18-button OBC because I removed that silly aftermarket whale-tail.
Headliner falling down
Looks like the OFHG (gasket) is weeping - I later found it was OK so I left it for now.
Replace the 3 engine pulleys (one is chirping a bit)
Check the engine belts - cracked
Fuel filter coming
Tranny fluid and filter coming
Tranny mounts coming
Bremi coil boots coming
Rear rock deflectors coming 51-71-8-130-071 and 072
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Old Sun, Jun-16-2019, 01:35:32 AM   #13
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Congrats, one of the more under appreciated colors in the past. Had a chance to purchase a Byzanz 15 years ago in Fremont also. But didn't love the Lux package and the auto at the time.

BTW, shouldn't the shop have it smoged for you already?
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Old Sun, Jun-16-2019, 03:14:04 AM   #14
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BTW, shouldn't the shop have it smoged for you already?
MMMGP asked the same thing offline. Anil smogged it 3-4-2019 but it took him 3 more months to get the car posted on Clist. I purchased the car at the absolute earliest he could accommodate but that still exceeded the 90 day max. As a result, $48 wasted. I didn't point that out to Anil when buying the car in the interest of saving time. He's smart but no speed-demon.

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Old Sun, Jun-16-2019, 03:34:02 AM   #15
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Busy day today.
1 - Jackup front end and inspect the brakes. 26.4mm min on the rotors. They are just under 26mm. The rotors are the factory original rotors!
2 - The FCABs are original too.
3 - Go to AAA and pay for the title transfer
4 - Get smog done at Norman's. We're pals but only because I give him 48 bux each time.
5 - Go back to AAA and show them smog passed
6 - Go to PepBoys because the AC belt is TOAST.
7 - Polish and Wax the paint to preserve what is there. I've been watching the Goonzsquad on YouTube lately so I used some of their techniques.
8 - Take the wife out for Mediterranean food.
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Old Sun, Jun-16-2019, 02:35:01 PM   #16
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I love Byzanz, welcome back!

I’ll also echo Brett’s request of bringing it to RADwood next month.
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Always enjoy your threads, nice score!
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Old Mon, Jun-17-2019, 05:09:13 PM   #18
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congrats on the new ride!
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Old Mon, Jun-17-2019, 06:01:47 PM   #19
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Many thanks, guys.
Father's day was eventful. I'm not a father but I did what one might do. Work on my car.

Three projects occupied the day. First, the seats had to come out to scrub and vacuum the carpet. I managed to find 27 cents under the seats. I've never found less than a dollar in change so this was unusual. They turned out great.

While I was waiting for carpet to dry, I did my patented "plump n swap" of the seat cushions from passenger to driver side and vice versa. There was no sewing or leather work or significant foam repair necessary here so it was pretty easy, relatively.

Once the seats were back in, I started the de-faux-Luxing. This car did not have the "Lux" package but the original owner put on some faux wood-grain stickers all over. It was silly, just like the massive aftermarket spoiler which has since been removed. Amen. I just the steamer to get them off and everything looks like the Sport package once again.

The wife got me a sticky-board for the project and the RMeuropean.com order is out for delivery so I'm excited to get home from work.
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Old Mon, Jun-17-2019, 06:16:05 PM   #20
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Good progress, Eric. I need your plump and replace services on the Modena.
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