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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Norcal325
this might partially help. i reference this guide...

this might partially help. i reference this guide alot. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?995556-The-Definitive-Alignment-Guide-for-your-E36-M3
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Norcal325
Sick wheels. You should paint them white :thumbup:

Sick wheels. You should paint them white :thumbup:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-09-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Norcal325
For sure. I suppose I'll do the same lol. Thanks

For sure. I suppose I'll do the same lol. Thanks
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Norcal325
Ok I'll return it. Also the thermostat...

Ok I'll return it. Also the thermostat bimmerworld sent me doesn't have any directional arrows or bleed hole. Does that mean it can go either way? It's the 80* thermostat for the fan delete made...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Norcal325
New radiator question

My radiator that just came from bimmerworld was slightly broken in shipping. Can I just stick the broken plastic piece on with epoxy or should I just return it? If I returned it my car would be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-04-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Norcal325
Noted. I don't have an ss clutch line though.

Noted. I don't have an ss clutch line though.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-04-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Norcal325
Well I'm setting up my car for light...

Well I'm setting up my car for light track/street, and I researched that the stoptechs were pretty fade resistant and had decent initial bite. I do hit up my local mountains almost daily, and I have...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-02-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Norcal325
I installed the street performance pads. I...

I installed the street performance pads. I figured it was just the "pad material transfering to the rotor" according to Stoptech, but just wanted to double check. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-02-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Norcal325
Stoptech Brake Pads Question

Hey so I just installed Stoptech pads, and Brembo blanks on all 4 corners. After the install I followed Stoptech's bed-in process for the brakes, which is 2 sets of 10 stops from 60-10mph. My...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Norcal325
Its worth it. Especially if it has door panels...

Its worth it. Especially if it has door panels and seats. An interior part out alone can get you ~$800
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Norcal325
I do have the 15$ spring compressors, but even...

I do have the 15$ spring compressors, but even when they are fully tightened, they don't compress the spring enough to make it recede from the strut mount. I'm scared of taking a strut mount to the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-26-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Norcal325
Suspension Questions

Hey guys. So i just installed Koni Yellows, HR OE springs and m3 strut mounts in the front and back. I'm pretty sure they are 96+ mounts, but I did not mount them in reverse (because I was a noob...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-21-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Norcal325
Looks decent for not costing anything. I tried...

Looks decent for not costing anything. I tried Krylon non stained glass yellow paint, and it went on like yellow mustard lol. I need some goof off xD
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-18-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Norcal325
NGK copper plugs

NGK copper plugs
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Norcal325
Yea I guess I'll save up for some m3 wheels or...

Yea I guess I'll save up for some m3 wheels or some sort of 17's.



Hmm actually the car did just fail smog. It was running rich and had high NOx. My mechanic friend ran his OBD computer and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Norcal325
New E36

http://imgur.com/1MX96Yq,48f5Bu4
http://imgur.com/ZiWca2o
http://imgur.com/b6wuBUW

Hey guys, so after a brief love affair with a Civic Hatch I'm back in an e36. Its got 250k on the clock and is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-21-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By Norcal325
If you're a ford guy you can swap a ford engine...

If you're a ford guy you can swap a ford engine into it and use that. You'll still have your e36 chassis (which will probably need **** ton of reinforcing if u boost it). http://www.e36v8.com/
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-21-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Norcal325
Tanks need those m3 mirrors for the aero of...

Tanks need those m3 mirrors for the aero of course.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Norcal325
Not sure about the LSD prices, anywhere from...

Not sure about the LSD prices, anywhere from $100-$300 I'd imagine. On most older e36s the VANOS (variable valve timing) seals get worn and it translates into less low end torque, and engine bogging...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Norcal325
Refresh all worn suspension, lightweight...

Refresh all worn suspension, lightweight flywheel, M3 LSD, fix the VANOS, m50 manifold, chip, tune? I think your best bet is to free up some HP and making sure more of it reaches the wheels, and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Norcal325
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend. Most...

I'm sorry to hear that about your friend. Most if not all of my encounters with commuters are very noticeable due to being able to see headlights around the bend, and you can see ahead of you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Norcal325
Yea, its not so much that being full stock was...

Yea, its not so much that being full stock was embarrassing, but I would've rather spent the money on upgrades than on the track at the moment. But it would have been a good idea to have gotten some...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-23-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Norcal325
Thanks man. I did get it on my drive way with the...

Thanks man. I did get it on my drive way with the face towards the street, so maybe its possible for a part out. Do people usually bring their own tools for removing an engine or something of that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Norcal325
Totaled My e36...Any Advice? (Pics)

So I drive in the mountains a lot... Like 5 nights a week or more for the past year. I usually learn every road I drive by taking gradual baby steps, and learning all the sketch spots on the course,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Norcal325
Weird stomp code, repeating 111111.....

So I do the stomp test once in a while just for the hell of it. I usually get 1444 (No Fault Code), but this time I got a code of just repeating single flashes. The code flashed is just 1. 1,1,1,...
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