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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, Oct-08-2017, 02:19:50 AM   #231
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You have many cool toys. Haha awesome.

BTW, I recall a brief conversation about driving at the Nürburgring some time ago. My actual article is out now, take a look if you've got 10 minutes:

http://www.superstreetonline.com/fea...-tell-you-how/
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Old Sun, Oct-08-2017, 01:58:43 PM   #232
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Nate - thanks for the link! You have a dream job sir! and that is on my bucket list for sure.

I have many tracks to drive, and so little time.

... toys: tools for a happy brain and a productive life..... the more I play the better I perform at work..... discovered this long ago.......
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Old Mon, Oct-09-2017, 12:02:16 AM   #233
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Stock Catback installed - much better. great tone IMHO. initial impressions more bottom/mid.... less top end.... but seat-o-pant meter in 98 deg heat might be off calibration

Also found the driver rear spring off it's perch..... when they put car on lift the rear springs move around and have to use care to settle in perch correctly or ride hight wrong.

Now playing with aux fan..... can't get it to turn on... no overheating issues..... .but going to try a new temp switch in rad...... etc etc..... fun fun.
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Old Sat, Oct-14-2017, 01:21:15 AM   #234
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Care pkg arrived from Vorshlag:::::




And a little set back...... on way to work ran over a damn$$ pc of concrete...... left in the road in the underpass....... front rim bent... wobble in st wheel @ 40mph...... 2 steps fwd, 1 step back
Probably going to move the spare rim into position..... and just swap tires...... as long as the tire was not damaged from this hit.
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Old Sun, Oct-15-2017, 11:04:50 PM   #235
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Sunday Update:
Aux fan problems solved::: 30 amp fuse blown...... then found aftermarket low buck aux fan $100 special.... sits proud of ac rad and was hitting the rad plastic cover..... which caused excessive amp draw and puff fuse go away.
Modified the cheapo taiwain aux fan assy to push the fan into the shroud further like stock.

Now with aux fan working... ac ice cold, and puller mishimoto fan rarely comes on....

Picked up a blue-tooth OBDII dongle port... and monitor AIT temps and Eng temps..... assume that is engine coolant......

engine steady at 185 - 187F on highway around town w/ AC blasting...... IAT's started @ 102 F (90F day)..... then after heatsoak traffic w/AC.... 129......
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Old Mon, Oct-23-2017, 12:07:00 AM   #236
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clutch pedal r/r time - new aftermarket short-throw pedal in metal -


slowly discovering/removing PO 'rigged' items.... note clutch safety switch zip-tie mod



And just hit the 180,000 Mark! Wahoo.

Other parts arriving:
* replacement spare contour (rim/tire),
* new al underbody panel kit,
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Old Mon, Oct-23-2017, 01:58:11 PM   #237
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Is that the Mason Engineering clutch pedal? I have been wanting it for awhile but $245 for a clutch pedal is bananas.
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That clutch pedal is nuts
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JWW - yup it's the pricey Mason unit. I don't know how you guys can deal with the stock fisher-price unit..... it flexes from side to side when I drive..... can't imagine how it will hold up when driven in anger on a track?.... My bushings are creaking pretty bad on the clutch pedal... hoping this solves a few problems.

Texaz3 - should hold up to some high clamping force clutch changes in my LSx future.
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Old Mon, Oct-23-2017, 11:24:27 PM   #240
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I haven't been here in awhile and...

DAMN! Your car has come a long way, dude!

I just did the AKG bushings in my pedal and I have no flex on track. Works great, but I do like that Mason piece for sure.

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