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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 Sun, Jul-31-2016, 09:13:17 PM   #41
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Sorry to hear about your track issues. IMO, I think you took the car out to the track way too sudden. But yea, never go on stock brakes when tracking. Get some good brake fluid - ATE 200 / Motul / etc/ good pads for the track/ + SS brake lines.

"Performance street pads" are not good enough, you need to go more aggressive than that to avoid brake fade.

GL with the fixes...I took my time prepping my car before it did its 1st track event (about 10 months) and did 2 track events without any issues. You want to make sure to do everything you can so that you can have a reliable car that is able to track (minimizing issues at most as possible)

I'd be happy to join you at the track once the weather cools down

Great looking shots by the way
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Sorry to hear about your track issues. IMO, I think you took the car out to the track way too sudden. But yea, never go on stock brakes when tracking. Get some good brake fluid - ATE 200 / Motul / etc/ good pads for the track/ + SS brake lines.

"Performance street pads" are not good enough, you need to go more aggressive than that to avoid brake fade.

GL with the fixes...I took my time prepping my car before it did its 1st track event (about 10 months) and did 2 track events without any issues. You want to make sure to do everything you can so that you can have a reliable car that is able to track (minimizing issues at most as possible)

I'd be happy to join you at the track once the weather cools down
You're right, normally I would have prepared the car a bit more but I'm still in the discovery phase with this car anyway. And what better place to discover a car than on track? Thankfully the car wasn't too much of a handful even with bad brakes. it understeers a little but honestly it's not bad at all for a stock 17 yea old car. plus I love driving on track, the 25 minutes I got were thoroughly enjoyable, especially since I couldn't even hear the bad noises until I pitted
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Pics look great. How I wished I kept mine
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You're right, normally I would have prepared the car a bit more but I'm still in the discovery phase with this car anyway. And what better place to discover a car than on track? Thankfully the car wasn't too much of a handful even with bad brakes. it understeers a little but honestly it's not bad at all for a stock 17 yea old car. plus I love driving on track, the 25 minutes I got were thoroughly enjoyable, especially since I couldn't even hear the bad noises until I pitted
Didn't mean to sound harsh on my post but glad you had a great time despite the short time on track!! Once you get it all sorted, the smiles and enjoyment will just be better when its able to run all day
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I have a "very" good detailer. If needed, send me a PM.
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Old Sun, Aug-07-2016, 03:49:23 AM   #46
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Car is at my buddy's shop for a proper diagnosis regarding the oiling issues and ticking, gonna be doing a clutch and brakes pretty soon as well. Working on a plan for suspension as well. Driving my Fit again kinda sucks lol.

Side note, next track day for me will be at the Nürburgring actually, September 26th. I've driven 10 laps there last year, looking forward to some more seat time on a proper track!
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Driving on the Nürburgring ?? Jealous!!

Looking forward to the future updates
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Nice car Nate!

Looks like a good little project car.
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Thanks everyone, good news from the shop... Loose timing chain tensioner, looking like that is likely the only issue with the motor. They're gonna inspect the top end a bit more this afternoon. Will play it by ear if the oil light comes on again.

Here's some very predictable Cali Photography shots from the track day. My wife wasn't able to come shoot so this is all I could get.

BW__4714_Jul3016_by_BC-CaliPhoto by Nate Hassler, on Flickr

BW__4414_Jul3016_by_BC-CaliPhoto by Nate Hassler, on Flickr

Body roll for dayyyyyyyys haha. Usin' them curbs tho.

Will be addressing the suspension next, as well as the clutch.
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If the oil light is coming on then your oil pressure is dropping below 5psi which means the head is starved of oil causing the lifters to tick and the chain tensioner to loosen. If that lights coming on there is something seriously wrong with the motor and shouldn't be driving it. Either your oil pump nut is loose or you have a cracked oil pickup (both very common). I highly doubt your issue is just a loose tensioner as that won't cause your lifters to tick, oil isn't getting where it needs to
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