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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, Mar-25-2019, 05:44:49 PM   #221
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Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

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I've contemplated which color alcantara to go with on my E46. Your first few photos look very black but the in-car photos look just right (more graphite). I think gray alcantara may be TOO gray.

Beautiful car!

Thanks.

Garage photos were really dark, black alcantara in real life is not pitch black, its more graphite, you are correct.

I have gray alcantara wheel in E46 (ZCP) and its very light. But you also need to remember that alcantara changes its shade depending on how its fibers are laying, like any suede-type material. It could be darker and lighter at the same time.
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A little sneak peak - I've always liked how DS2 wheels look on e36 coupe, so I finally assembled a cheap set from various sources that I will completely strip, make sure its straight, and re-finish in the nearest future.



So, a question to experts - what was the original finish on these wheels? Was it more of a silver clearcoated finish, or was it more like hyper silver, finer and slightly darker than typical silver? Trying to get it re-done close to the original shade/look.

If you have a good picture of a wheel that has original finish, I'd appreciate it.
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I like the steering wheel and can't wait to see the wheels once refinished
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Old Fri, Apr-12-2019, 08:24:58 PM   #224
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I know Brett knows how to color match the original BMW silver exactly
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I like the steering wheel and can't wait to see the wheels once refinished
Thanks Steve!

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I know Brett knows how to color match the original BMW silver exactly
I'm sure he does - Brett, wanna chime in?

To be honest, I will just get close to what I think it should be, and that's fine - not looking for 100% color match. I think the fronts were not re-done, and I could see what color they should be - just wanted to confirm. Its easier with silver than for example, with shadow chrome on my M5 or M Coupe.
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Check his post history he's written about it a few times.
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Check his post history he's written about it a few times.

Thanks I'll take a look.
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Old Tue, Apr-16-2019, 06:20:54 PM   #228
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Doubt I do the shift boot, I like it in leather.
Yellow stripe - it was an attempt to make the interior a bit more lively, and dakar stripe was one way to do it. If I were to do this again, I'd probably skip the stripe, though I'm ok with it for now.


The strip and wheel look great IMO.


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The strip and wheel look great IMO.


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I like it better now that I had some time behind the wheel and gotten used to it. Its great. Alcantara for some reason makes the car feel different. I know its only a perception, but I'm good with that.
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Last week I took the car on a little 150-mile journey to stretch its legs, and on my way back home, I got a check engine light, of course!

Checked it out with my OBD scanner, and it was upstream oxygen sensor on bank 2.



Decided it was time to replace both anyway (129K) I ordered couple from Amazon, and they showed up two days later:



The offender was covered in some oil fluid – probably oil – not sure if this was the culprit of the malfunction:



Bank one sensor looked just fine:



Getting the old ones out was relatively easy, though I did spray some PB blaster and used crows foot socket to get them off. Lots of residue on them:



New ones came nicely packaged:



With anti-seize already applied to the threads – very thoughtful:



Both went in without a problem, torqued to spec:





Cable management:



Hopefully the new ones will last just as long as the original ones (though, I don’t know if these are truly original).




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