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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-24-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 51,271
Posted By JayMac
Think the previous post is a bit off. You are now...

Think the previous post is a bit off. You are now looking into a car that is over 10 years old. Some people think their car is worth a ton but is not if they have not maintained it. If you come...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-10-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By JayMac
My own trial and tribs: ...

My own trial and tribs:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687900
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-10-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By JayMac
If you can, get a leak down test done. Lots of...

If you can, get a leak down test done. Lots of info to be had there. Depending upon the miles and what you want to spend you could do some inside work. Use good oil but the simple answer to making...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-10-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By JayMac
You can get Lubro Moly form NAPA. Clean oil is...

You can get Lubro Moly form NAPA. Clean oil is good oil.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-05-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By JayMac
s54 exhaust temps

Anyone have any data on what exhaust gas temp can/should be on the s54? This is not for tuning rather insulating the bottom of my track car. Most of thee time running north of 6500 rpm if that...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-05-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By JayMac
s54 exhaust temps

Anyone have any data on what exhaust gas temp can/should be on the s54? This is not for tuning rather insulating the bottom of my track car. Most of thee time running north of 6500 rpm if that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-29-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
May be beyond my pay grade but gears don't slip...

May be beyond my pay grade but gears don't slip and intermittent clutch slippage only leads to failure. My guess is that if you have all the proper parts you will discover little fun items along the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-29-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
Horn, as with his car I think those sounds are...

Horn, as with his car I think those sounds are age related.

I am down in West Point. Feel free to call 757 784 7474. Do you have everything you need for the swap? If not I would add up the cost of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-28-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
Wheel bearings should not change sound when you...

Wheel bearings should not change sound when you get off the gas so i would move them down the list if items, Diffs are pretty bulletproof unless someone has been doing some dumb stuff with the car....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-28-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
From what you stated, which is a bit vague, I...

From what you stated, which is a bit vague, I would look at the muffler and exhaust (driver side). It seems that when you unload the engine, coasting or disengaging the clutch you get a change in the...
Forum: Parting Out 03-28-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,704
Posted By JayMac
coupe fuel tank?

coupe fuel tank?
Forum: Parting Out 11-02-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By JayMac
Pete, I know this is a bit dated but you could...

Pete, I know this is a bit dated but you could inquire over here: http://www.bmw2002faq.com/ I belong on there also and there are some great guys when it comes to finding stuff.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By JayMac
rear window seals for coupes (free)

Getting my e46 M3 ready for paint and am replacing the window seals. There is an inner seal that goes behind the top of the window that prevents the window from hitting the metal on the car. On the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By JayMac
See if any of this helps: ...

See if any of this helps:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687900&highlight=
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-31-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By JayMac
Air, fuel, spark. Since it is turning over you...

Air, fuel, spark. Since it is turning over you could pull a plug to verify you have spark by grounding a plug to the block. Have someone bump the engine and you should see a spark. If not trace the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-20-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By JayMac
More paint prep Has anyone done this with the qtr window trim

Slowly getting all of the handles and light and various trim off the car. 2001 M3. Ordered a bunch of new seals and gaskets but stop short of the finisher that doubles our car's value. In the end i...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-17-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By JayMac
Fender trim removal

I am starting to prep a car for paint and am doing most of the prep work and cleaning myself. Has anyone removed the fender trim piece? The part with the light in it. I think it pulls straight out...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-25-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
In the situation we are discussing here I would...

In the situation we are discussing here I would offer the following. A car with no maintenance records mean start over as there is no baseline. Maybe you can contact the previous owner and ask what...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
Have you weighed the muffler on the other side....

Have you weighed the muffler on the other side. that's no bargain either. If bearings are you speculating the sounds form the car drown it out at higher speed or the frequency changes to a less...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
Well start simple. You can verify the lean with a...

Well start simple. You can verify the lean with a tape measure. Measure from the bottom of the rim to the bottom of the fender. Make sure tires have same pressure. Possible the car was corner...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
My guess would be transmission rather than rear...

My guess would be transmission rather than rear end. If it was rear end you should hear it when you shift in other gears. When was your slush box serviced last?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 237,872
Posted By JayMac
This is the only time you hear it? What tools do...

This is the only time you hear it? What tools do you have? How have you determined it is the rear? When you refer to revs do you mean regardless of rpm or that the engine revs up as in an increase...
Forum: Parting Out 02-21-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,704
Posted By JayMac
Can you get a windshield off without breaking it?...

Can you get a windshield off without breaking it? If so I would be interested in one as well as a hood.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-16-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 51,271
Posted By JayMac
That sucks but keep your head up. Aftermarket...

That sucks but keep your head up. Aftermarket warranty;s are a huge rip as there is not free lunch and they just don't have the ability to charge what they need to to cover the big ticket items. So...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-16-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 51,271
Posted By JayMac
I have an e46 M3 as a daily and a S54 powered e36...

I have an e46 M3 as a daily and a S54 powered e36 as a track beast. I had the rod bearings redone on both engines as soon as I got them. If this is an in between car skip pit and lease something...
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