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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, Dec-14-2009, 12:34:00 PM   #1
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Default My E36 Track Car

I just bought a 1993 E36 325i that was converted into an M3 with a '97 M3 engine & transmission, and a bunch of upgrades. The car has 152K miles; the engine about 60K. The car is in great shape. My goal is to turn it into a track car by May 2010. Here it is.







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Old Mon, Dec-14-2009, 12:41:41 PM   #2
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Nice! (6 months is not too far away) Have fun!
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Day 1. Emptied the trunk, removed the rear seats, carpet, front seats, headliner, moldings. The previous owner had two amplifiers, a PlayStation hooked up in the glove box, and miles of speaker cables tucked under the carpet. See the pile of crap!
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Started to remove the damping material. Hot gun and elbow grease. I did the rear seats and the area by the back window, plus the trunk. Goo Gone takes care of the residue left behind (more elbow grease).
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Old Mon, Dec-14-2009, 01:14:35 PM   #5
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Nice man! Whats the little filter for in your first post in picture 5 right by the oil filter?
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Nice man! Whats the little filter for in your first post in picture 5 right by the oil filter?
Good eyes, man! It was a breezer. I removed it (see picturre); it leaked oil all over the engine. I reinstalled the factory Crankcase-Ventilation/oil separator. One hose is connected to the rubber boot (vent) and the other to the crankcase (tube attached to dipstick). I had to replace the rubber boot on the CAI. One of the few things I had to replace.
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Great thread. Good luck with the transformation
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awesome. you should start uploading your pictures to photobucket or something so we dont have to click on each pic.
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Nice!! I always wanted to do this to an M or a earlier 911. Good luck with the project, keep us posted.
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awesome. you should start uploading your pictures to photobucket or something so we dont have to click on each pic.
+1, and keep the thread updated.
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