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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 08-29-2011, 07:21 PM
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Almost the same power to weight as an aerial atom (with tuning and supercharger of coarse)

and why dont you just run a 4pt and save your balls the pain.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:26 PM
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why is it that we cant have good racing like this on Speed channel instead we get a bunch of v8 powered roll cages with stickers driven by rednecks making left handers for 4 hours. /end rant
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:01 PM
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:09 PM
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just got some goodies in the mail today...they came a lot sooner than expected, so i need to get on the ball and get it in gear to try a new project idea i have...(hopefully will work better than the last one...)

i will haz teh pictarz later, so pleez don't ask yet...

i'll just say that i have been told it 'can't be done', and that it's 'silly to try'.

what's the worst that could happen??


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Old 08-29-2011, 08:14 PM
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:18 PM
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:33 PM
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I have boxes and boxes and more boxes full of e36 stuff plus 2 running e36s and my part out e36. Talk about a lot of ****. And we also have a z28, wrangler, grand prix, malibu, and 2 bikes.. This is all in a suburban area. I feel sorry for my neighbors.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:38 PM
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3 trucks
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Yikes
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:40 PM
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Yeah we have way to many cars. I have 3 of them, my mom has the wrangler, step-dad has the z28, step sister has the grand prix, and the malibu is just an extra car.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:54 PM
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matt is the contender here. we have atvs, dirt bikes, a 28ft long enclosed trailer, a 34ft long camper trailer, two trucks (05 ram 3/4 ton and 06 1/2 ton), my impala, the parts e36, my dd e36, my moms cadilliac, and now soon my brothers truck. also we have 3 55gal drums scattered through the yard, and two harleys, on top of thje usual lawnmower and utility cart that sits outside next to the firewood pile. also scattered around my garage are e36 parts too big to keep in the garage. the garage has 2 engines, 2 transmissions, and an entire e36 coupe minus the shell. this is also in suburbanland, the inspector/sheriff has been here so much they know us on the top of their head. haha
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:38 PM
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Was sup guys...

So BMW finally gave me credit from the key tumbler...

I bought a new clutch master cylinder and clutch pedal for 235 with overnight shipping..

They wanted to install it for a total of 675... I said fcuk no ill do it myself...

What's new guys???
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:32 PM
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Was sup guys...

So BMW finally gave me credit from the key tumbler...

I bought a new clutch master cylinder and clutch pedal for 235 with overnight shipping..

They wanted to install it for a total of 675... I said fcuk no ill do it myself...

What's new guys???
new shows on mtv lmfao
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:36 PM
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hey brad.

i was cleaning my garage out. then i got bored and tired and said fvck this il do it later. so i went inside and ate a poptart
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:03 AM
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Oh ok pop tart strawberry right???

Anyway... I want an e34 guys...

Like really bad... went to like 4 junkyards today and I saw a 5 speed e34 no engine and interior, junkyard #2 I saw an e34 with complete interior, junkyard #3 an e38 with complete engine and junkyard 4 saw nothing...

If I had the cash I would have bought everything and built a nice v8 e34 5 speed!!!

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Old 08-30-2011, 12:27 AM
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e34s are good lookin cars. my buddy just bought one with m5 wheels angel eyes and frenched highs.


whoever took that picture is a damn good shot
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:41 AM
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Yea I know... I saw an m5 soaring by me on the highway... I tried to catch up but you know...

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Old 08-30-2011, 01:26 AM
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you deserve it brad. seriously.

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Old 08-30-2011, 01:27 AM
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It's nothing special, but here's a time-lapse video of me changing the valve cover gasket on my friends 525i. Camera battery died soon after I got the old gasket out of there...



The part where I repeatedly stick something into the plug wells is when I was sopping up all the oil before getting ready to pull the plugs.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:34 AM
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I like that video for some strange reason...

Looks easier than I thought...
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:38 AM
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It is quite easy. You just need to follow a few key steps to do it right. Those steps are:

1) clean all gasket surfaces.
2) use valve cover gasket RTV in the proper locations.
3) use a torque wrench during re-installation.
4) torque down valve cover retaining nuts gradually, and in a crisscross pattern.
5) don't rush, and double check.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:03 AM
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Can you reuse the bolts??
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:50 AM
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Can you reuse the bolts??
yes, but not the rubber washers. they tend to compress and will not always seal properly. they are cheap enough to do it properly, but not all vc 'kits' have them.

i got mine from the dealer for around $1.27 @.


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Yeah we have way to many cars. I have 3 of them, my mom has the wrangler, step-dad has the z28, step sister has the grand prix, and the malibu is just an extra car.
wait.

In the month since i've been there, you got ANOTHER E36?
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:26 AM
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