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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 Mon, Feb-08-2010, 07:44:16 PM   #1
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Default For those planning to replace their catback exhaust

Hey, so over this past weekend i planned to install my SS exhaust. I went to the stealer mid last week to pick up some necessary parts. Namely: The 4 exhaust nuts (# 5 in the picture below), 4 bolts (# 6 in the picture below), and the two rear section gaskets (# 3 & 4 in the picture below). I bought the hangers (# 7 in the picture below) from an online source because i couldn't justify a $50+ premium for the BMW roundel stamped in the rubber.


Now the important part:
I get the exhaust off the car pretty quickly, 45 min at most. Pop the gasket off the drivers side pipe, this gasket slips over the driver's side mid pipe. I grab the new BMW gasket and it's 1/2 an inch too big..

So now I have to wait until today to pick up the right part. I get to the dealer and explain what happened and that i need the smaller gaskets. So, they look up the part number, and walk out with the same f***en gaskets I brought to return. I explain to them once again that this gasket does not fit on my exhaust. The parts guy tells me they rolled the part to the e46 exhaust gasket. They have become so application specific that they can't just bring you the right part, they need to know what model it's for. What to do,.... what to do.....

As a last effort I ask them to look up the part for a 95 M3 (obdI). Guess what, the guy goes back and brings me the right part.

Moral of the story:
1. Dealer sucks.
2. If you need the exhaust gaskets #3 and #4 for any e36 M3, buy the OBDI parts.
3. Before you walk out of the dealership check that the gaskets have a ~2" (48mm) ID.

BTW: I just tried to look up the part number for the OBDI gaskets on realoem.com and they don't even list one. The only part number listed is for the OBDII gaskets, which have been rolled to e46 gaskets. CHEW ON THAT



Just to show you how big the difference is the, the correct parts fit inside the ID on the wrong e46 parts.


One last one...

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Yeah man. Good looking out.

Numik and I already spoke about this, but FWIW, I had the same exact issue. I ordered gaskets online and received the wrong ones. I went to the dealer and they brought out the (same) wrong ones when they looked the PN's up by application.



Thankfully the lady that runs the parts department was able to go back there and fish them out simply because she knows the car.
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was ist das ROZAP??
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the correct part #'s are 18-11-1-719-446 and 18-11-1-723-720
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I had the same problem also and just ended up reusing the old ones... I'll have to get the correct gaskets and change them when I pull everything to do the tranny job...
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New Country FTW by the way, Jeff from NEO says he goes there on a daily basis
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the correct part #'s are 18-11-1-719-446 and 18-11-1-723-720
Awesome!! Thanks again for the assist today.

Pics will be in later tonight.
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