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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 Wed, Sep-06-2017, 04:05:14 AM   #21
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I hope things are ok when you return. It's an unbelievable mess.

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Every house in the neighborhood got ****ed. The picture of the cars in the driveway are from last Thursday. Pictures of the neighborhood, house, and M3 are from Saturday. Most people have begun clearing their house out. Demo in my house has started, but I won't be able to get there myself to work and thoroughly inspect the M3 until Friday or Saturday. The water level is currently about 6-8" on some of the neighborhood roads, about as high as the curb.



My crib. Waterfront view




The bayou, one of the subdivision entrances, and park. Looks like a lake.






Some water got in through two holes on the floor where rear passengers rest their feet. That's my fault for not plugging them. Initially I thought the rust on the breaker bar shows that only 3-4 mm of water came in, so the car should be fine. But the wet paper towel roll tells a different story. The cars in the driveway and the other car in the garage didn't fare so well.


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****. Sorry man. Rip that carpet out though and hopefully no electrical damage. I know there are so many more important things than the car, but I hope at least that part of it is salvageable for you.
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Old Wed, Sep-06-2017, 01:47:15 PM   #23
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damn man, sorry to see this...it's hard to believe how bad some areas got hit, we were very very lucky.

Seems like a lot of the newer communities where hit the worst
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Old Wed, Sep-06-2017, 02:42:54 PM   #24
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uh that is bs, mine was high and dry in my garage the whole time...pretty easy to spot a vehicle that's been in a flood in person, it's impossible to avoid wiring corrosion no matter how minimal it may be
To be clear, they will not be branded as a flood car. However, Carfax will provide a notation that says that the car was registered in a flood area.

Edit: Actually, it looks like they have updated their practices and aren't doing it the way that they did with Katrina.

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Following Katrina 12 years ago, Carfax did identify cars by VIN that may have been in FEMA disaster areas, but company spokesman Christopher Basso said great strides have been made by DMVs, insurance companies and repair shops to better identify the vehicles and report flood damage. As a result, Carfax did not use the FEMA callout after Hurricane Sandy and instead provided information on specific vehicles with flood damage.
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I suppose that is fair, just a bummer for me as I was about to list TWO of mine for sale, I suppose I should have taken pictures of my house throughout the storm with timestamps
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****. Sorry man. Rip that carpet out though and hopefully no electrical damage. I know there are so many more important things than the car, but I hope at least that part of it is salvageable for you.
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damn man, sorry to see this...it's hard to believe how bad some areas got hit, we were very very lucky.

Seems like a lot of the newer communities where hit the worst
I'm hoping the M3 makes it because that's the only thing remaining that went relatively unscathed. The first floor of the house needs to be demo'd and fixed up; two E90s, an F10, and the MB are done.

My plan is to take the car off jack stands on Fri or Sat and have it trailered (through the kindness of some fellow track junkies) to one of the best BMW shops in Houston. At the very least, they will remove the carpet to dry out, and do whatever else is necessary to save the car.

If the car gets totaled, I'm buying it back and caging it for dedicated track/race use.
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Came back to a dry house and dry cars. Sadly one friend lost his E39 M5.. saved his E30 M3 tho. Used my trailer to save a friends 2002tii.

I'm searching for an S52 motor... maybe give someones flooded car a new life if their motor survived.
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Damn this is so crazy. I hope you don't get boned by insurance...
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This isn't going well. Would've been nice if my situation ended well, but I'm just gonna go along with the ride.



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At first glance, I think that car will be fine for a few years. I'm told the wires will eventually keep corroding and the problems will show themselves. Time will tell.
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