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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ZeGerman
Since it has been overheated a few times, I'd be...

Since it has been overheated a few times, I'd be seriously concerned about possible head gasket issues in that car.

But yes, if you're buying a $1k BMW, expect to put three to four times that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By ZeGerman
Yes, it will fit, but keep in mind that you're be...

Yes, it will fit, but keep in mind that you're be installing a driveshaft from an old car into your old car. The U-joints are wear items, so you can expect the driveshaft in the wrecked car to be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:44 PM
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Views: 14,979
Posted By ZeGerman
Definitely the driveway, since it looks...

Definitely the driveway, since it looks unfinished.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By ZeGerman
According to an online calculator, he should be...

According to an online calculator, he should be at about 3057rpm @ 65mph. Bump it up to 70mph, and it's approaching 3300rpm, and 80mph is 3762rpm. You won't enjoy highways very much with that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By ZeGerman
I assume you're looking for a non-running project...

I assume you're looking for a non-running project car, because that's about all you're going to get for $1k.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 14,979
Posted By ZeGerman
Welcome to the club. I have a science degree,...

Welcome to the club. I have a science degree, but I've been a lesbian hippie Subaru driver for years. They are tanks, but suffered head gasket issues until about 2003 supposedly.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 14,979
Posted By ZeGerman
Cool photo, but why are you throwing away your...

Cool photo, but why are you throwing away your runs like that? What kind of tires do you have? Also, time for an LSD.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, that should work for you. Your car has the...

Yeah, that should work for you. Your car has the M52B28. M52 = engine series, and B28 = 2.8L, which is what your 328i has.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By ZeGerman
Plus, doing a drivetrain swap on jack stands will...

Plus, doing a drivetrain swap on jack stands will suck terribly, whereas doing a head gasket replacement from above in the engine bay is a lot more friendly for a garage DIY'er.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By ZeGerman
Ken, the one critical thing you ALWAYS neglect to...

Ken, the one critical thing you ALWAYS neglect to mention is that you had to roll your fenders to get those wheel/tire specs to work. People need to know that! ;)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By ZeGerman
Yeah, I agree that the sport seats are great. ...

Yeah, I agree that the sport seats are great. Never had a single complaint about the sport seats I had in my car until I swapped them out for race buckets. But I get why people like the look of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 14,979
Posted By ZeGerman
I think that car may be the same one that was in...

I think that car may be the same one that was in the center of a lot of controversy a few years ago. The builder got into hot water for being a shifty and dishonest dude with questionable practices,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By ZeGerman
^This. Plus you'd end up with more 14% more...

^This. Plus you'd end up with more 14% more torque with the M52B28 in the 328is.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By ZeGerman
That's what I thought... If you want lower...

That's what I thought...

If you want lower profile tires, I recommend 17" wheels for the E36. Some people go with 18" wheels, but they're a tad large for the E36 in my opinion. To determine...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By ZeGerman
Not in the US, they didn't. The E36 M3...

Not in the US, they didn't. The E36 M3 automatics in the US just had the ZF 5-speed auto through the end of the E36 production run.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By ZeGerman
Find a VIN tag on the engine somewhere. But...

Find a VIN tag on the engine somewhere. But yeah, it looks like the owner just slapped on an M3 plastic engine cover on the stock M52. It's possible that an S52 was installed and he used the M52...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By ZeGerman
Have you checked the MAF boot for cracks?

Have you checked the MAF boot for cracks?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By ZeGerman
An engine swap is one of those things where if...

An engine swap is one of those things where if you have to ask what is required, you probably (i.e., definitely) should not attempt it...

Search on Google. There is lots of info around, you just...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 14,979
Posted By ZeGerman
Well folks, the press is just now starting to...

Well folks, the press is just now starting to release their driving impressions of the bonkers 640hp CTS-V, and so far it seems totally awesome. Such a bruiser, and with swagger, too. Very proud of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By ZeGerman
Agreed. Just save your money and buy a manual...

Agreed. Just save your money and buy a manual trans E36 from the onset. It's just so much easier for a number of reasons. And yes, the 318s are slow. But if you just want a car to tinker with and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-01-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By ZeGerman
Oh wait, are you saying that you already have...

Oh wait, are you saying that you already have installed a custom 3.46 diff in your car? If so, that would make more sense as I'm going back and reading the posts again.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By ZeGerman
A 3.46 would probably hurt you in autocross,...

A 3.46 would probably hurt you in autocross, because on 99.99% of autocross courses, you will spend the entire run in 2nd gear with the 3.15LSD in your car. Going to a shorter diff ratio would...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By ZeGerman
Really? How? They're going to reprogram the...

Really? How? They're going to reprogram the computer?

Also, why would you want to put low profile tires on 15" wheels? It will make your car look like it's rolling on tiny skateboard wheels.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 403
Posted By ZeGerman
The 3.46 is an E46 differential and wouldn't have...

The 3.46 is an E46 differential and wouldn't have fit your car anyway.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By ZeGerman
That is a pretty E36! Welcome! That MR2 in the...

That is a pretty E36! Welcome! That MR2 in the background is pretty awesome, too.

FYI: For the LSD, just get a 3.23 from a 96-99 manual trans M3. Anything higher (like the 3.38 from the...
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