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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 Sat, Jan-13-2018, 03:59:10 PM   #11
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Unless you pulled him out of a burning building, someone isn't properly fixing a crushed quarter panel and rust for $500.
Pop out the panel, POR15 the rust and enjoy the car until it makes no sense to put money into it. Then swap over all the parts to a better shell. This car is 6-8k away from having the body being where its in perfect shape, but that doesn't mean it can't be super fun. Unless the car is PERFECT mechanically and you are willing to invest to have the body fixed properly, Id say just enjoy it as is for the most part.
I love this car. I could never crush it. I have gotten another source to weld a new quarter and fix that rust for $2,500. To be honest. I'm going to keep the dent in the back just because for shit and giggles. But that rust will be half ass fixed so that it doesn't increase. Mechanically she runs like a top. All it is now is cosmetic.
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Hey then more power to you man, enjoy it.
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Hey then more power to you man, enjoy it.
Thanks man, it's like a dream come true and a sheer pleasure owning this car. Best BMW I've owned. Next would be an E39 M5
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Old Wed, Feb-14-2018, 12:14:22 AM   #14
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4 months into ownership. I've driven 2,000 miles on it. And all of that 2,000 miles has been a blast. So far I've bought a lot of parts for it and have been wrenching on it quite a bit.

Front Bumper
Window regulator
Regluing the door panel plastic trim (new clips all around)

The E36 window regulator was horrible. It's something I never wanted to do. It's HORRIBLE.
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Old Mon, Feb-19-2018, 02:11:34 PM   #15
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The E36 window regulator was horrible. It's something I never wanted to do. It's HORRIBLE.
Bravo. I'd say drive it into the ground. If that regulator was not a desirable fix, don't get into any bushings and vanos work, which these cars all need by now.
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Bravo. I'd say drive it into the ground. If that regulator was not a desirable fix, don't get into any bushings and vanos work, which these cars all need by now.
The window regulator was not a desirable fix only because of a couple of reasons. The window went down in the middle of winter. I had a wooden block holding the window up until I got a used regulator with a motor. The new to me had a faulty regulator but a great motor. So after installation I had to open that regulator and then put it back again. I think it was because I had to wait a month or more just for a small issue. The vanos is way too over hyped. I'm going to get a rebuild kit from beisan system and rebuild it. The bushings I could see them being a pain
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30260985_2050907061603999_8090526497879621632_n.jpgGot myself another S50 (block and head) with 120k miles on it for cheap. I got it from the guys in Classic Daily LLC (Bay city, MI). Also, scored some replica light weight style rims but they are made in Germany,
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