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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By SlimKlim
Thanks for the info, that aligns with everything...

Thanks for the info, that aligns with everything I could find about them from searching through the forums.

I have a list of parts all queued up, but I need to invest a little more effort into...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2016, 08:31 AM
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Posted By SlimKlim
So the last time I drove my car it made crunchy...

So the last time I drove my car it made crunchy noises when letting the clutch out. :eek:


Assuming I need one, does anyone have experience with these "FX Clutch kits" on ebay?...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-29-2016, 10:07 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Its mostly just a thought exercise, if I did it...

Its mostly just a thought exercise, if I did it i'd practice on a spare panel until I was happy with the results. I've been hanging out in the dip facebook groups and it seems like the removeabilty...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-29-2016, 08:36 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Just for fun, what would you guys think of doing...

Just for fun, what would you guys think of doing something like this with Plastidip on my car?

http://i.imgur.com/wCi2cXN.jpg
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-29-2016, 07:44 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Well 1.) Seattle is weird. ;) 2.) I read an...

Well 1.) Seattle is weird. ;)

2.) I read an article about the phenomenon in Vancouver of supercars with "Novice" driver stickers on them. Something about Canada providing some sort of tax haven...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-26-2016, 12:47 PM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
This guide might help you. ...

This guide might help you.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/101-Projects-55-Parking-Brake-Shoe/101-Projects-55-Parking-Brake-Shoe.htm#

From what I remember there really isn't much...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-26-2016, 08:44 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
The LTWs are aluminum correct? Getting that...

The LTWs are aluminum correct? Getting that polished look would just require media blasting them back to the raw metal and then wet sanding a polishing to your desired finish level.

And who knows...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-26-2016, 07:08 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
See if you can find a Facebook group for PA track...

See if you can find a Facebook group for PA track guys or something, I scored an entire steering system out of a crashed track car for $300.

I was chatting with a friend who mentioned LTWs were...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-25-2016, 12:50 PM
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Views: 23,496
Posted By SlimKlim
Wow I remember this car from way back when, looks...

Wow I remember this car from way back when, looks incredible!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-25-2016, 07:35 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
That is awesome.

That is awesome.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2016, 01:23 PM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Sounds like the truck is burning it off and you...

Sounds like the truck is burning it off and you aren't noticing the smoke, or it's something that only leaks when its hot so it's not making puddles at home? :dunno:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Oh man I didn't know that about the #1 bearing. ...

Oh man I didn't know that about the #1 bearing.

And yeah I'm still on the fence about it. I keep thinking that, at least in the last 50,000 miles, the car has never had an oil starvation or oil...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2016, 10:12 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Yeah, my friend DJ said he doesn't worry about...

Yeah, my friend DJ said he doesn't worry about measuring clearances either, and he's done this job quite a few times. :dunno:



I was planning on cutting a piece of rubber to lay over the rod...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2016, 09:17 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
I guess that's what I'll do. It's cheaper that...

I guess that's what I'll do. It's cheaper that buying a real mic anyway.

So it's safe to stick the new bearings on there "dry" to take the clearance measurement with plastigage? I don't know why...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2016, 08:35 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Jeez, stay safe Ken. So if I use a...

Jeez, stay safe Ken.

So if I use a micrometer to measure the rod journals (assuming its even possible to do in the car) can I extrapolate an accurate clearance measurement from that, or do I just...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2016, 07:22 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Yeah I was only going to attempt the rod bearings...

Yeah I was only going to attempt the rod bearings not the main bearings.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2016, 06:16 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Gotcha, yeah I don't want to buy two sets of...

Gotcha, yeah I don't want to buy two sets of bolts at $54/set. Any recommendations on what style of micrometer to get that will be easy to use with the motor still in the car?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Oh, another question, is a standard 3/8ths click...

Oh, another question, is a standard 3/8ths click type torque gauge and a torque angle gauge (like this:...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Gotcha so would it be safe to just measure one...

Gotcha so would it be safe to just measure one journal and not worry about the rest unless one bearing set has particularly bad wear? Do you recommend a real micrometer or can I use that cheap...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Who has done rod bearings? I'm debating whether...

Who has done rod bearings? I'm debating whether or not to knock mine, if anyone has any words of wisdom for me.

The car has 188-189k on it, oil pan gasket is leaking badly so it needs to be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2016, 10:16 AM
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Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Alright let's just stay in touch, I'll get a more...

Alright let's just stay in touch, I'll get a more accurate shipping quote once I dig it out, and I should have a better idea of when I'll have some free time in the next 2 weeks or so.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
How much of a hurry are you in to get it? I'm...

How much of a hurry are you in to get it? I'm happy to make a little road trip out of it but the next month or so is going to be a ton of unpacking and house projects for me.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Andrew don't stress yourself out about it, I have...

Andrew don't stress yourself out about it, I have one sitting in my garage for him.



I estimated 5lbs weight (probably low), and a 24x24x16 box and got a quote of about $30 to get a manifold...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-10-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
Definitely replace the seals, what's a few...

Definitely replace the seals, what's a few dollars extra when you already have the trans out of the car? I did input and output seals when I dropped the trans out of my miata just for good measure.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-10-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,868
Views: 162,220
Posted By SlimKlim
On a related note, it's basically completely...

On a related note, it's basically completely illegal to perform any modifications to any vehicle in Virginia.

We have ridiculously strict laws, technically you cannot modify your exhaust to be...
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