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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, Apr-26-2018, 04:52:35 PM   #61
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Oh my lord that’s beautiful! Nice to see the polished aluminum too. So many people just paint them instead of maintaining them.
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Its getting close, I cant wait to see the 02 and m3 in the garage.



Its a 1948 170 actually. First year they built them they had fabric wings, 1949 and later they went to metal wings.

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My dad and I restored it a few years back.
That's sweet...thanks for sharing!
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Old Fri, Oct-05-2018, 04:40:33 PM   #63
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I haven't been on in a while but work is slow so I figured it would be a good time for an update.

Since my last post, my home addition and more importantly the garage has been finished. I had to get a little crazy with the paint and floor coating.

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All settled in to the garage.

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Once I got the garage finished(mostly) I decided the M3 needed some attention, so it got a much needed detail. I stripped the wax, gave it a light, polish, sealed it and then restored the trim. I used Solution Finish to restore and Gyeon trim to protect. Its been months and all the trim still looks very black and clean with out a ton of shine.

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And the finished product after a couple coats of Collinite.

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After that I started prepping the car for a weekend trip. Ive had this gopro mount for a while but hated that I had to pull the trim off.

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A buddy of mine had a spare piece laying around to I proceeded to destroy it.

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Much better.

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After that I was ready for the trip. It started with a trip up to Greer to check out the cca museum and a quick stop my the Zentrum.

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After that was a cruise through Clemson(my wife is an alumna) and then for a stay in Helen Ga, which is a cool German themed town. We spent one day just driving and exploring North Georgia, and a quick couple of runs on the Dragon.

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I put over 700 trouble free miles on the car that weekend.

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That pretty much brings the thread up to present day. Recently I have noticed that its leaving a small drip of oil on the garage floor after sitting for a few days and since my dad just got a lift I decided to put it up.

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That cardboard was under another vehicle first... the M doesnt have that bad of a leak. Once I got under it, I noticed that its still pretty dirty from previous leaks. I had fixed a power steering leak a long time ago and never really clean it up, and it was masking the location of my current leak, I needed to clean it. So I did a little research, bought a steam cleaner and went to town.

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Before.

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After, I am going to pull the fender liners and finish the suspension off at that time.

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Before.

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Now that the underside is clean, I am driving the car for a couple of weeks and then tracking down that leak(it looks like the oil filter housing.) I also knocked out the cabin filter, which was fun. Ill eventually rip out all that old alarm crap.

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I think the filter was original.

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And finally I started changing out the crusty wiper tray.

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I was going to finish it up last night but I noticed how dirty it was underneath so Ill steam this area tonight, coat new parts with Gyeon trim and re-install.

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Thanks for looking and I hope to be more active now that I am finished with and settled into the house.
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Nice work. I took off my scuttle panel for the first time last weekend and was the same mess. It’s now as good as new.

Good to see the VIN area is painted black. I never paid attention to this as my long time 328i is black. Now with a white M3 and taking off the scuttle panel, seeing that area painted black, it almost looked someone made it black.
Couldn’t find much online.

I would take off that huge Dinan badge.

Keep up the good work.

PS is that metal panel behind the glovebox welded? That is a big annoying piece to work around by the looks of it.
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Nice work. I took off my scuttle panel for the first time last weekend and was the same mess. It’s now as good as new.

Good to see the VIN area is painted black. I never paid attention to this as my long time 328i is black. Now with a white M3 and taking off the scuttle panel, seeing that area painted black, it almost looked someone made it black.
Couldn’t find much online.

I would take off that huge Dinan badge.

Keep up the good work.

PS is that metal panel behind the glovebox welded? That is a big annoying piece to work around by the looks of it.
The badge stays. The car was sold as a Stage 1 Dinan car so I am keeping it, if it was added later on I would pull it. I'm also about to put the stock headlights back in, I want bring back some originality to the car.

That bar is there permanently and quite a pain to deal with.
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I see. Well too bad as that bade is quite big.

EU don’t have that bar. No wonder doing the filter is so hard on US cars.
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Old Sat, Oct-06-2018, 01:54:43 PM   #67
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Finished the wiper tray last night. I LOVE my steam cleaner.

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Couple quick puffs of steam and quick wipe with a micro fiber and it looks good as new.

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I gave the new tray a wipe down with IPA and hit it with a little Gyeon trim.

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And buttoned up.

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I went ahead and steamed the engine bay and gave it a wipe down while I had the steamer out.
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Looking good!
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Much better, though I still see some residue dirt.

Is the Dinan a lux base car? I ask since you have the non twisty sideskirts.

PS were the rubber corner pieces still in place? The ones under the scuttle panel, next to the hinges.
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Much better, though I still see some residue dirt.

Is the Dinan a lux base car? I ask since you have the non twisty sideskirts.

PS were the rubber corner pieces still in place? The ones under the scuttle panel, next to the hinges.
That was "in-process." I cleaned it and put Jescar Powerlock on all the paint under the tray.

Yes the car is a Lux model so I have Mulberry Lux door cards and swapped in dove Vaders. I trying to find a full Modena or motorsport cloth interior.
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