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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 05:24 PM
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Posted By ZeGerman
Awesome. Now you're in bid'ness. I've...

Awesome. Now you're in bid'ness.



I've seen that before. Definitely would be a fun novelty car, but the downside is that you have to run a solid rear axle.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By ZeGerman
I love my OBX catback exhaust, which was about...

I love my OBX catback exhaust, which was about $200 shipped. Great tone and not ricey at all. Impossible to beat for the price. My other favorite is the Borla catback, but that's closer to $600.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 02:50 PM
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Views: 114
Posted By ZeGerman
No muffler or resonator will be insanely loud and...

No muffler or resonator will be insanely loud and very ricey. You only need a few hundred for an exhaust.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,148
Posted By ZeGerman
It was most likely mounted elsewhere while a race...

It was most likely mounted elsewhere while a race car, and then rather than properly removing it, the PO just stuffed it under the dash.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By ZeGerman
I was thinking more along the lines of $2-3k, but...

I was thinking more along the lines of $2-3k, but that's just a ballpark guess.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By ZeGerman
Probably a few grand at the end of the day. Call...

Probably a few grand at the end of the day. Call a shop and ask for an estimate if you want a more solid number. Keep in mind that there will be numerous other items that should be replaced while...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Oil
Views: 179
Posted By ZeGerman
No. Straight up at 12 o'clock is normal...

No. Straight up at 12 o'clock is normal operating temp and is where the needle should always be. If it's under that mark, it's too cold. If it's above that mark, it's too hot.

I imagine you're...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:44 AM
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Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
Taillights look great, Jesse!

Taillights look great, Jesse!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Oil
Views: 179
Posted By ZeGerman
Yes, your thermostat is stuck in the open...

Yes, your thermostat is stuck in the open position which causes the engine to get "over cooled". It's a very common failure on an aging cooling system. It should be replaced, since running your...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Oil
Views: 179
Posted By ZeGerman
It sounds like you don't understand variable...

It sounds like you don't understand variable viscosity oils. The "0" in 0W40 means it functions as a 0 weight when cold at start-up, which is precisely when you want a thin oil, since most damage to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By ZeGerman
No reason. I just couldn't tell from your post...

No reason. I just couldn't tell from your post whether you had bought it or were still shopping.

Why are you waiting so long to go look at it? Usually when you find a good deal, you need to jump...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Oil
Views: 179
Posted By ZeGerman
Mobil 1 0W40. The oil viscosity chart is in...

Mobil 1 0W40.

The oil viscosity chart is in your owners manual.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
Yep, I've been following them. Good looking...

Yep, I've been following them. Good looking cars. The ATS-V is the one I like the most, but I do wish it had a V8. The CTS-V is too big for my taste, but it's a handsome car and is in the running...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By ZeGerman
Have you bought it or are you just considering it?

Have you bought it or are you just considering it?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By ZeGerman
This is the E36 section and you own an E46. They...

This is the E36 section and you own an E46. They have different engines.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
Depends on one's definition of cheap. The LS/T56...

Depends on one's definition of cheap. The LS/T56 swap is widely considered to be the most cost effective way to make power.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
A 2JZ would be pretty fun. :)

A 2JZ would be pretty fun. :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, I don't know why Alex likes the 5.0L so...

Yeah, I don't know why Alex likes the 5.0L so much when the LS engines are so much better.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
I can't imagine that leaves would be any better...

I can't imagine that leaves would be any better to store a car on than grass. You really need a vapor barrier. I don't know if sand would be much better in the end, either.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-21-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By ZeGerman
Edit: Don's got the info!

Edit: Don's got the info!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
I don't know what kind of aftermarket support is...

I don't know what kind of aftermarket support is available for the Focus, which would be a huge determining factor regarding whether to keep the Focus and build it into an auto-x car. There's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-21-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 215,544
Posted By ZeGerman
Eh, the focus should be a decent little runabout....

Eh, the focus should be a decent little runabout. From what I've read, they handle better than a lot of other cars in its segment from the time.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By ZeGerman
With equal traction, both wheels get equal power...

With equal traction, both wheels get equal power with an open diff. It's when there is unequal traction that an LSD comes into play. So no, you don't have an LSD.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By ZeGerman
Yes, the price mentioned above is for parts &...

Yes, the price mentioned above is for parts & labor, and is a ballpark figure. Keep in mind that you'll want to have the head checked for flatness and cracks (the aluminum head can warp or crack...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By ZeGerman
These cars should have their entire cooling...

These cars should have their entire cooling systems replaced in total every 75-100k miles, which will prevent situations as described above. Although the car is now gone, others may want to read up...
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