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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, Jun-25-2017, 04:39:45 PM   #121
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Does anyone have experience with the full AA setup? I'm going for that but haven't found many posts regarding a full setup (Header, Track pipe (Section B) and gen 3 muffler.
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Ant, what did you use for gaskets between the headers and the flanges that you added to the mid-pipe?
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Ant have you raced any e36 s54's since these changes?


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Ant, what did you use for gaskets between the headers and the flanges that you added to the mid-pipe?
I went to a local exhaust shop to get the flanges installed and they already had a large variety of gaskets in stock and they had a pair that fit perfectly.


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I went to a local exhaust shop to get the flanges installed and they already had a large variety of gaskets in stock and they had a pair that fit perfectly.











Hahaha, ask Kanto for a run. I'm sure it will put up a fight since the car is gutted now


I sold mine last year. I picked up another e36 m3, and some epic sport cams. They are going in an s52, and I'll be pulling the s50 that in it out.


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Mine got delivered this morning. I can't freakin wait to get home and get them out of the box. I'm planning to do the install on Saturday with one of the welders(person) that I work with.

If you were doing it in a metal fabrication shop with a second person, how long do you think it would take?

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Hmm in a perfect world I'd say you can start in the morning and have it done by lunch but that probably wont happen. The most time consuming part will be your header nuts / studs on the head
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Yeah, I am anticipating my head studs coming out similarly to yours. I may just take them to the bead blaster to clean up, then try to get the nuts off. I decided to keep it cheap and just use the existing set.

so 6-8 hours is a conservative guess?
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I got them on yesterday. I decided to have the shop up the street from where I work make the connection from the flanges to the cats. By the time I bought tubing since we don't have any 2.25 scrap here, I would almost pay the same as what they are charging me. Unfortunately, I did not get the midpipe prepped last night, so I am doing that after work today, and getting it welded tomorrow.

Like everybody said, every single stud came out. By the time that you get the nuts off, then use two as a jam setup to reinstall the studs, you basically have to install and remove them 4 times. I had one that I had to use vice grips to get the nuts back off after it was bottomed out in the head, but the rest were able to thread in then just remove the nuts.

The one stock manifold removal tip I would give, is to remove the 6 nuts/studs to get the SAP pipe out of the way. There is a lot more room to work once its gone.

The install was pretty easy. The only small hurdle, was that I had to unbolt the motor mount arm to get the front header onto the studs. I was able to get all but 2 nuts with an air ratchet and primarily a short extension, with a few flex setups. Those 2 had to be done from underneath with a wrench about 1/8 turn at a time.

If I had a decent midpipe, and was just cutting it then welding flanges to it, I probably could have done the whole job in about 7 hours.

I took a drive up the street with open headers for the fun of it. It was really freakin loud. The second hand (Bimmerworld PnP) SAP sim that I got seems to be functioning properly. Strangely I didn't get a check engine light despite having the rear O2 sensors hanging out in full atmosphere. Yes the light bulb is in the cluster...
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