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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 11-29-2012, 03:17 PM
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this.

East Coast Bimmerfest is the best Bimmerfest
East Coast Bimmerfest= BestFest

I want to drive up there next year. Gotta decide which car to take. 318 would be cheapest....6er would be the coolest (unless I get Elvira done before then...unlikely).
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:41 PM
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I was actually about driving out for it, but I'll be starting a year long intensive school this year and won't be able to take a week or more off this year. Maybe next...
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:54 PM
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East Coast Bimmerfest= BestFest

I want to drive up there next year. Gotta decide which car to take. 318 would be cheapest....6er would be the coolest (unless I get Elvira done before then...unlikely).
Cool! We can pick a place to rendezvous and caravan the rest of the way.

Ken, ya got 9 months to work on Elvira.. (We don't have a kick in the ass emoticon so the spank will have to do.)
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:06 PM
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9 months to do all that needs doing, which is at least 18 months of work at my pace. This old guy don't move so good.

Also, I tend to work on everyone else's stuff instead of my own. Spent another whole day on the 633. My GAWD that thing scats now! For a 4200 pound car, it is amazing! That M30 is a torque monster. I can't wait to get mine going again.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:39 PM
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:18 PM
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East Coast Bimmerfest= BimmerfEast
FTFY

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:43 PM
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:06 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:39 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:53 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:18 PM
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That doesn't look like it ended well.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:04 PM
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Hi guys, just bought a kar!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:17 PM
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Hi guys, just bought a [b]c[\b]ar!
Fixed that for you.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:24 AM
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:46 AM
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lol nice.

i like it


HLM?

i can't find it in a quick search in australia but you probably know better than i do.


http://www.homedepot.com/buy/valley-...l#.UMNvVKWLH_c

should be the type of product your looking for.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:53 AM
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:25 PM
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Just bought this last night.
Even though it's an e37, thought i'd share

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:06 PM
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VERY nice e36/7
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:52 PM
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Thanks man.
I'm really enjoying it so far.
it's at 75k miles on the 2.8l engine, do you guys know what services I should expect soon, or should get out of the way in the near future?
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:12 PM
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Usual E36 cooling system total rebuild is getting close (some say 70k miles, some say 100k). Suspension bushings and shocks/struts eventually.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:24 PM
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Usual E36 cooling system total rebuild is getting close (some say 70k miles, some say 100k). Suspension bushings and shocks/struts eventually.
Hmm, do you know the ballpark in how much that runs?
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:46 PM
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Hmm, do you know the ballpark in how much that runs?
Full cooling system overhaul runs ~$600 ish. The full suspension refresh (including shocks & struts) can be up to $1.5k. Call it $700ish for all new bushings, and $800ish should you go with say Bilsteins.


Mind you, see what has been done already via and maintenance logs or receipts you got with the car. Also keep in mind that the cooling system needs doing (as Ken said above) roughly every 70-100k miles. The suspension needs doing about every 100k miles.

Welcome to the 'Fest, you've got yourself one incredible car there

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:25 PM
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Full cooling system overhaul runs ~$600 ish. The full suspension refresh (including shocks & struts) can be up to $1.5k. Call it $700ish for all new bushings, and $800ish should you go with say Bilsteins.


Mind you, see what has been done already via and maintenance logs or receipts you got with the car. Also keep in mind that the cooling system needs doing (as Ken said above) roughly every 70-100k miles. The suspension needs doing about every 100k miles.

Welcome to the 'Fest, you've got yourself one incredible car there

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Thank you both, you have been extremely helpful.
I'm used to v-dubs timing belt replacement about that time, why they no use chain like bimmer?
Yes bilsteins in future, lifetime warranty is a nice thing.
Thank you, I wanted an e46 m3 if I was going to get a bmw but finding one in my price range was impossible. I had seen z3 coupes in pictures before but never seen one in person so I knew they were really rare. But I saw an ad just a few hours after the dealer posted it and it was under kbb, an hour away, so I called and reserved it that minute. Didn't even check carfax until I got there lol. But it's never been in an accident, and I've never been in one either
So i'll take good care of her. Plan is to keep it stock, except I'm going to save after she's all paid off for some style 5's and some rear spacers for a nice stance.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:46 PM
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Dont be scared by those numbers....

pay those and do oil/brakes when you need them and your good for another 75k.


check that flex thing on your driveshaft too...... Guibo. The regulars will know why i said it like i did.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:01 PM
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Dont be scared by those numbers....

pay those and do oil/brakes when you need them and your good for another 75k.


check that flex thing on your driveshaft too...... Guibo. The regulars will know why i said it like i did.
I'm gunna take a stab at that being a joint of some sort and it's close to the rear end of the car am I correct?
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