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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-21-2017, 09:49 AM
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Views: 198
Posted By ZeGerman
Also, auto or manual transmission?

Also, auto or manual transmission?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-21-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By ZeGerman
On a coupe, I'd say about 45 minutes from car up...

On a coupe, I'd say about 45 minutes from car up to car down for replacing both sides. The only thing that takes time with this job is removing the trunk lining to access the shock mounts, but even...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-20-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By ZeGerman
I would absolutely not recommend cutting into the...

I would absolutely not recommend cutting into the header flange to remove a snapped collector stud. The flanges take a lot of stress from the weight of the exhaust and should not be compromised. By...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-20-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6,862
Views: 281,628
Posted By ZeGerman
There have definitely been rally E36 builds....

There have definitely been rally E36 builds. They're not terribly uncommon in Europe. But if you want to build something that won't get destroyed immediately, you have to spend ungodly amounts of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 114,079
Posted By ZeGerman
Funny, this immediately stuck a chord with me. It...

Funny, this immediately stuck a chord with me. It totally sounds like how I navigate my daily bike commute through the streets of Seattle. On a bike, I'm of course the slowest thing on the road...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, try another store. Go to an Advance Auto or...

Yeah, try another store. Go to an Advance Auto or O'Reilly. You should be able to find a store that will let you clear them. Here in Seattle, the O'Reilly near my house just asks that you leave your...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By ZeGerman
The HK setup in my coupe is pretty decent....

The HK setup in my coupe is pretty decent. Definitely gets loud enough and has some bass. But that said, I wouldn't bother buying an ancient used HK system. A new (i.e., modern) sound system will be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By ZeGerman
There is no such thing as a "323is-M3"....

There is no such thing as a "323is-M3". Otherwise, the engine in a 323 is 2.5L, whereas the engine in a 328 is 2.8L.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 114,079
Posted By ZeGerman
A few of the instructors, including mine, were...

A few of the instructors, including mine, were using the Simpson hybrid head/neck restraint setup at the track on Friday. I think they offer a few different helmet anchor configurations, and my...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2017, 06:31 PM
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Views: 114,079
Posted By ZeGerman
Hell yeah, Jay. That looks awesome! What all is...

Hell yeah, Jay. That looks awesome! What all is involved with the BMWCCA club race school? Are you going to pursue getting a license?

Also, what was the simulated start like? Race starts always...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By ZeGerman
Definitely do not buy the URO brand for something...

Definitely do not buy the URO brand for something like a final stage unit. Except for the rare exception, most URO products are junk and fail prematurely. Save yourself the headache of doing the job...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By ZeGerman
The final stage unit is essentially a blower...

The final stage unit is essentially a blower motor resistor for E36s which have digital climate control ('96-99).
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By ZeGerman
It's probably just the final stage unit starting...

It's probably just the final stage unit starting to crap out.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 114,079
Posted By ZeGerman
A handful of laps from Friday's HPDE. Really...

A handful of laps from Friday's HPDE. Really enjoyed using my new head/neck restraint. It is super comfortable to wear and does a great job of distributing the pressure of the harness straps to keep...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-14-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By ZeGerman
What kind of labor rates are you hoping to find?...

What kind of labor rates are you hoping to find? It's pretty rare to find labor rates for under $100/hour. While the actual job of replacing a clutch in an E36 isn't terribly complex, it just takes a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-09-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By ZeGerman
Probably the coils. I had a regular misfire under...

Probably the coils. I had a regular misfire under certain throttle conditions that did not throw any codes. I tested the resistance of the coils with a multi-meter, and they all checked out fine, but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-08-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By ZeGerman
Hoh boy...

Hoh boy...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-08-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By ZeGerman
Highly doubtful that it's oil.

Highly doubtful that it's oil.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6,862
Views: 281,628
Posted By ZeGerman
A V6 Camry can likely smoke a US E36 M3 in a...

A V6 Camry can likely smoke a US E36 M3 in a straight line, too, so don't feel bad. I would not bother with trying to add power to your auto 323. You'll spend twice as much money as your car is worth...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By ZeGerman
No such thing exists to my knowledge. Just...

No such thing exists to my knowledge. Just replace the power steering pump instead of ghetto rigging it. The steering rack is not designed to be operated without hydraulic assistance anyway.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By ZeGerman
Use the standard NGK BKR6EK spark plugs. Do NOT...

Use the standard NGK BKR6EK spark plugs. Do NOT use the "+4" spark plugs, or platinum or iridium plugs.

Also, when is the last time you replaced the trans, diff, brake, and power steering fluid?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By ZeGerman
It's just a chassis brace. No need to replace if...

It's just a chassis brace. No need to replace if It has only surface rust.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By ZeGerman
Maybe you could refer to your other thread on...

Maybe you could refer to your other thread on this very topic (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977037) which you created earlier today??? Just a suggestion...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 114,079
Posted By ZeGerman
The judder could just be pad material...

The judder could just be pad material transferring to the new rotors. When I redid my brakes last year, I showed up to my first track day of the season with what were essentially green pads & rotors....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 23,965
Posted By ZeGerman
Looks great! Super happy to see progress on this.

Looks great! Super happy to see progress on this.
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