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E36 M3 (1995-1999)

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:56 PM
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Hey guys this is my recent purchase. I went from a 2000 Honda Civic to this and it's a hell of an upgrade. I'm a moderator at several civic related forums yet plan to demote myself on them since my car views have changed. I've always been fond of BMW's and now I own one!!!!

Anyways I got this a few months ago bone stock outside of H&R Springs and Bilstien Shocks...The rest I did over the recent months.
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Mod's begin:
Euro OEM tail lights


OEM Foglights to fill in the holes and angel Eye headlights +6000k HIDs+black kidney grills



The //M badge being in the wrong place made me rage!!! Had to get a new Emblem and put it in the correct location


Smoked corners and 20% tints:



This weekends job-Two days worth of buffing with multiple compounds
and friend buffing with his buffer...




Results:




Def need some good pics soon...but these should suffice for now..


Next week I'm picking up some back to black to restore the black color of the black trim around the car and I'm going to do the interior.

Edit- Here is some of my friends recent cell pics of my car




Also done recently after I purchased it:
Front strut bar
I put redline in the transmission and diff
Shell rotella t6 10w-40 oil
complete cooling system overhaul
Hawk HPS Brake pads, Bimmerworld Stainless steel brake lines, ATE Super Blue Racing Brake Fluid, Replaced both front calipers (one side was sticking) with ATE/OEM calipers
New OEM/Sachs Clutch
New front and right tie rod assemblies
Alignment

BAD:
Tiny rust spot on corner of the hood
Probably need new strut mounts
Car has weird AC/Heat problems-they both work at full blast and yet sometimes work when ever. Yet you can hear the compressor making weird noises when your idle.
I popped my HK speakers so I'm planning to upgrade to the Bavarian Audio Works plug and play kit.

Also replaced the fuel filter and I ran redline fuel system cleaner once after I purchased it and it seems to be getting muuuch better MPG

My old car
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:42 AM
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BTW I know the "new location" of the M3 emblem is wrong yet again. I just ordered another emblem to correct the issue and put it in the correct location. I dunno what the previous owner was smoking tho for the emblem being in the middle of the trunk
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:41 AM
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Man you should post this EXACT thread in the e36 section.

you would get alot of good comments in there
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:55 AM
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Can a mod move it their? It will be much appreciated :-)

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Old 07-14-2011, 08:05 PM
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Today I fixed the OBC issues I was having (some bulbs out and some digits not showing up) today
Used back to black to restore the black rubber trim around the car to a dark black color

Tommorow I'll be tackling the interior and I'm going to a car meet if any of you live in MD theirs a meet in Rockville MD.

I still need to install the alarm i have chilling in my room and fix the steering wheel squeak when i turn the steering wheel...annoying as F***

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:22 AM
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Well I was hoping it would just be freon needing to be topped off to get me to have some AC and stop me from sweating my Balls off. My AC blows air any any setting. Yet its mildly cold/warm air...Not really cold air. Their is a loud squealing sound coming from the front of the car I'm thinking its the AC compressor....
Also I got the infamous steering wheel squeak which not always but when I move the steering wheel side to side/turn it makes a loud annoying squeaking sound..I've lived with the squeak since March and barely hear it anymore but will prob fix it in the coming months. Yet, I wanna fix my AC ASAP...sux sweating buckets.


Edit-I'm updating this thread as I progress with my car. I will take pics as needed as I go on

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Old 07-24-2011, 08:01 PM
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:31 AM
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:55 AM
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Very nice. I was about to say your ///M3 location is still bad but you already acknowledged that. Good job!

P.S. Love the color
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:37 AM
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Very nice. I was about to say your ///M3 location is still bad but you already acknowledged that. Good job!

P.S. Love the color
Yep I'm swamped with work this week to a point that I have to take it home. So when I get a chance I will fix it sometime this week. Thus, all of you stop (raging) after seeing it at the wrong location.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:14 PM
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:22 PM
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dude that thing is pretty clean! it looks like there's a dent on the driver's side front wheel molding, get that taken care of and it will look PERFECT.

I'm jealous! haha
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:42 PM
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dude that thing is pretty clean! it looks like there's a dent on the driver's side front wheel molding, get that taken care of and it will look PERFECT.

I'm jealous! haha
Hahaha thanks. The dent came with the car..since I am def not the first owner. I wonder if i can get someone to pop that dent out without cracking the paint
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:36 PM
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Looks amazing man, so clean!
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:38 PM
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Looks amazing man, so clean!
Thanks man...Best car I've ever owned to date LOL
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:09 PM
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Update:


*TMS under drive pulleys
*Borla exhaust
*ECIS Intake (still waiting on delivery)
*CDV delete (next week)
*Coolant Level Sensor (replacing this weekend)
*//M3 Badge relocated
*Replaced my CCV (Crank case Vent) and hoses due to disappearing oil last week and did an oil change currently running Redline 10w-40




Teaser of how the exhaust sounds like without the listed intake installed. Ignore the rear interior lights the dude who was filming failed at closing the door



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