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markseven 09-27-2012 05:49 AM

91 m3
 
Hey guys, I picked up a Sterling Silver 91.

She has 94K on her, all stock except for H&R Sports, Billy Sports, a SS muffler, Evo shift knob, ACS pedal set and aftermarket CD player. I am going to remove the pedal set and swap in the OE radio and shift knob.

Hopefully my cousin has time to take good quality pics once the car is detailed. Until then:

http://markseven.net/bmw/91-M3.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/91-M3-2.jpg

I'll probably have questions - thank you in advance for answers.

BMW lebanon 09-27-2012 05:55 AM

beautiful car :thumbup:
is the gearbox dogleg or normal ?

ForcedFirebird 09-27-2012 09:18 AM

Grats! Nice upgrade ;)

Tkaczuk 09-27-2012 09:31 AM

Very nice, congrats. If you ever want to let it go I'll take it off your hands. :D

markseven 09-27-2012 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW lebanon (Post 7099412)
beautiful car :thumbup:
is the gearbox dogleg or normal ?

Thank you! Normal H-pattern. IMO the dogleg is great for the track, not so great for the street. In the stoplight grandprix the 1-2 shift is important :angel:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForcedFirebird (Post 7099831)
Grats! Nice upgrade ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tkaczuk (Post 7099870)
Very nice, congrats. If you ever want to let it go I'll take it off your hands. :D

Thanks guys!

Terrains 09-27-2012 05:25 PM

What a nice car :D Congrats.

markseven 09-29-2012 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrains (Post 7100677)
What a nice car :D Congrats.

Thanks man!

_Ethrty-Andy_ 09-30-2012 07:53 PM

nice car! no heated seats but has an airbag which is interesting! also FYI E34 with the tan interior like this car came with tan armrest mount covers which could replace the current black ones. for some reason E30s only came with the black at least all original tan interiors ive seen

markseven 09-30-2012 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _Ethrty-Andy_ (Post 7105941)
nice car! no heated seats but has an airbag which is interesting! also FYI E34 with the tan interior like this car came with tan armrest mount covers which could replace the current black ones. for some reason E30s only came with the black at least all original tan interiors ive seen

Thank you Andy.

The interior is gray, mang ;) I know that it looks tan in the pics though.

markseven 11-17-2012 05:35 PM

So, did some stuff to the car:
  • E36 Timing Chain Tensioner
  • Valve Adjustment
  • Fuel Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Engine Oil / Filter (I went with Mobil 1 15W-50)
  • M-Tech 1 Steering Wheel
  • OE Head Unit
  • Picked up a set of E38 Style 5s. Saving up for tires...

markseven 12-09-2012 09:07 AM

Had the injectors serviced by MEPEH. As it turns out, they were in pretty good shape - here are his remarks:
Rated at 240 cc/min, these came very close to 235cc/min and had great jet and similar flow rates.

1- 240 cc/min
2- 235 cc/min
3- 235 cc/min
4- 235 cc/min
Next up:
  • Distributor Cap
  • Rotor
  • Spark Plugs
  • Plug Wires
  • Rebuilt AFM
Once these are done, fuel delivery and ignition should be tip-top.

ForcedFirebird 12-09-2012 02:51 PM

Did you buy the shim kit to do your valve adjustment? Looks like she is being cared for nicely! We just did an Alpha-N and carbon airbox on an '87 s14, what a difference - keeping yours OEM/stock-ish?

markseven 12-09-2012 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForcedFirebird (Post 7239612)
Did you buy the shim kit to do your valve adjustment? Looks like she is being cared for nicely! We just did an Alpha-N and carbon airbox on an '87 s14, what a difference - keeping yours OEM/stock-ish?

Where dem 24V short tubes at???

Robert at E30 MotorWerks did the valve adjustment. He played a shell game that required two shims swapped. I trust only pro's for certain tasks ;)

Thank you, I am trying to maintain this car well. My wife lets me indulge this car because I don't spend money on anything else. No sports, video games, home entertainment, gambling, smart phones, nothing. Cars and that's it :angel:

Hope you and Condor will motor west for Bimmerfest 2013!

ForcedFirebird 12-10-2012 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markseven (Post 7240154)
Where dem 24V short tubes at???

Robert at E30 MotorWerks did the valve adjustment. He played a shell game that required two shims swapped. I trust only pro's for certain tasks ;)

Thank you, I am trying to maintain this car well. My wife lets me indulge this car because I don't spend money on anything else. No sports, video games, home entertainment, gambling, smart phones, nothing. Cars and that's it :angel:

Hope you and Condor will motor west for Bimmerfest 2013!

Awesome. Robert is a good guy. We will be installing one of his Spec motors in an e30 soon. You got lucky that it was just a swap of the shims, the kits aren't close to being cheap.

We will see about the 'fest, it's a hike for us - I am concentrating on getting my competition license this year, going to revive the Delphin car for Spec :)

I won't keep cluttering up your thread with babble, carry on - but post more pics!

markseven 12-11-2012 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForcedFirebird (Post 7240484)
Awesome. Robert is a good guy. We will be installing one of his Spec motors in an e30 soon. You got lucky that it was just a swap of the shims, the kits aren't close to being cheap.

We will see about the 'fest, it's a hike for us - I am concentrating on getting my competition license this year, going to revive the Delphin car for Spec :)

I won't keep cluttering up your thread with babble, carry on - but post more pics!

Let us know how the Spec project goes.

The POs had taken good care of this car - the tensioner and valve adjustment were two items that were not addressed for some reason. Maybe because there are two schools of thought in terms of whether to run the stock TCT or use the E36 unit (the TCT was replaced with an OE unit at 60K). The valvetrain was relativley quiet - maybe an assumption was made that it was within range.

Robert said that the plug wire terminals were starting to corrode. I will drive this car less than 1,000 miles a year, so I figured I would replace the ignition parts now vs. waiting for five years.

Levent told me that when he was getting some dyno work done at Mark Welch's shop they noticed quite a difference in whp based on which AFM was used. He said that better AFMs showed as much as 6 whp improvement... he knows a guy in the PNW that rebuilds them, so off goes the AFM to be rebuilt. This may turn out like the injectors, where it needs little freshening, but just in case. If the barndoor is working correctly I will be able to ignore the Alpha N option.

To answer your previous question yes, this car will remain stockish. It has H&R Sports on it so I am going to do the RSMs. At some point I may do sways... nothing that is irreversible in short notice.

I will get some pics soon. I haven't even driven the car to work yet...

http://markseven.net/bmw/11-17-2012b.jpg

markseven 12-31-2012 07:10 AM

Over the weekend me and IMZ4N (Bob, who did the heavy lifting with the buffer) detailed the car.

I put in new Osram SilverStars and euro grills.

My cousin got a new camera... we are scheduled to take some pics of the car this coming Saturday.

markseven 12-31-2012 03:11 PM

Picked up a set of OE floor mats in silver. These are NLA,so I am super stoked to get them :roundel:

ForcedFirebird 01-02-2013 07:43 AM

Weekend is over, get those shots posted :P

markseven 01-02-2013 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForcedFirebird (Post 7284279)
Weekend is over, get those shots posted :P

Next week suh :thumbup:

markseven 01-05-2013 07:54 AM

Cousin Larry is sick, so, no pics today. Man I wish I had a nice camera.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/imag...on_neutral.gif

markseven 01-13-2013 07:25 AM

So, to start my picture series I thought it would be good to post raw images - no Photoshop editing at all except to re-size. Just the car and my cousin's skill with a camera. We ran out of time, so interior shots will have to wait until next weekend.

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0216.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0220.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0213_1.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0209.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0208.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0257.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0249.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0246.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0360B.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0332.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0322.jpg

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0345.jpg

markseven 01-13-2013 07:35 AM

Uno Mas that may be my favorite of the lot:

http://markseven.net/bmw/ZO5A0360.jpg

Tkaczuk 01-13-2013 10:13 AM

Wow, looks awesome. Very nice looking car. Minty.

markseven 01-13-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tkaczuk (Post 7310249)
Wow, looks awesome. Very nice looking car. Minty.

Thanks man!

Prost 01-13-2013 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by markseven (Post 7200527)
So, did some stuff to the car:
  • E36 Timing Chain Tensioner
  • Valve Adjustment
  • Fuel Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Engine Oil / Filter (I went with Mobil 1 15W-50)
  • M-Tech 1 Steering Wheel
  • OE Head Unit
  • Picked up a set of E38 Style 5s. Saving up for tires...

May I know why you change out the airbag steering wheel? Is it because the airbag no longer work?


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