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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-26-2009, 05:50 PM
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Well ladies and gentlemen, it has begun. This morning at 8am, we started.

Phil gave me the inspiration with his cooling system thread, so I didn't take pictures. (Actually I forgot my camera) but you can all imagine what it was like

First, compression check, 190-200 psi on all cylinders, I was very impressed! Especially for 195,000 miles. BMW makes great I6s! Not that anyone didn't know that...

Removed intake manifold, all exhaust, cams, radiator, bumper, cams, and finally the head.

Cylinder walls were in good condition, obviously they looked like it had many miles, but it was very well taken care of.

Mounted T3 manifold and turbo, mocked up downpipe, intercooler.

Next we will put in the .140 MLS headgasket, tighten up manifold and turbo, make exhaust, intercooling piping, and ect.

But, I am leaving for New Orleans on Friday, so it won't be done untill after I get back

I'm getting very excited already!

I will have pics next time I work on it, as for now, I am going to sand blast the valve cover, and repaint it.
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Looking forward to seeing how this goes.

What numbers are you hoping for?

I will be doing the same eventually.
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Good luck Matt! Next time take picatures!
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I'll be sure to take picatures



I'm very behind in car pictures actually. I want to post a good writeup on the whole process, but we shall have to see.
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UPDATE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I said we would have pictures wednesday, well here they are! Will be getting many more quality ones Sunday.

Sorry for crappy pictures, forgot my camera, so had to resort to the phone.



Head off, you can see the old motor mount, new one is on. .140 MLS gasket prepped and ready to be put on.



Back on, fresh paint on valve cover, new valve cover gasket, hopefully no more leaks.



Mess of wires, hoses, and connections under there.



Can just see the manifold.



Crappier picture, can see turbo placement. It's clocked with the outlet facing downward. Freshly rebuilt turbonetics 50 trim journal turbo.
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Good progress Matt!!! Keep ut the good work
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Looks awesome. Take a video of that baby when you're finished!
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Oh there will be videos and hopefully some kills!

I would LOVE to come, but driving from PA to CA is a long ride, I'd have to have some friends go along for the trip.
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Oh there will be videos and hopefully some kills!

I would LOVE to come, but driving from PA to CA is a long ride, I'd have to have some friends go along for the trip.

were getting a pack to roll down


me lou frank clark carlos

and all of our buddies that want to roll.... and im sure people are going to tag along on the way.... well i hope
oh and if poor boys racing sees this he should come to
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me lou frank clark carlos

and all of our buddies that want to roll.... and im sure people are going to tag along on the way.... well i hope
oh and if poor boys racing sees this he should come to
Mmm, may have to consider it. It would be AWESOME! When is it exactly? How long do you figure the ride is?
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the date hasnt been announced yet. They had to reschedule
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its about 3 days of driving..... there.... and 3 days back

thats taking our time though.... like 18 hours a day....



and i think the drive is going to be more fun than the actual fest itself..... but i have never been there so idk



and i plan on staying down there for 2 days to rest and meet people from on here....


would be sweet if you could come man..
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the date hasnt been announced yet. They had to reschedule
So like mid summer I would assume?
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So like mid summer I would assume?
early may?
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So like mid summer I would assume?
I would hope so cuz it would suck to have it occur during school (even tho i may take summer classes )

And Frank, early May was the original plan. They had to postpone tho
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its about 3 days of driving..... there.... and 3 days back

thats taking our time though.... like 18 hours a day....



and i think the drive is going to be more fun than the actual fest itself..... but i have never been there so idk



and i plan on staying down there for 2 days to rest and meet people from on here....


would be sweet if you could come man..
Damn, that would be awesome. That would be my plan as well probably. Wonder how much gas would cost....
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Damn, that would be awesome. That would be my plan as well probably. Wonder how much gas would cost....
Maybe us East coast guys can meet and do a convoy
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I would hope so cuz it would suck to have it occur during school (even tho i may take summer classes )

And Frank, early May was the original plan. They had to postpone tho
Yea, I am seriously considering going now. I need to find out how much this will cost
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