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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 12-11-2012, 02:54 PM
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Somewhere in the middle would be best. Your smoked corners are very dark, and your clear corners are very light. I'd smoke your clear corners to about half the darkness of your currently smoked corners.
How do you do that? Would it be better to sell the clears and buy some lightly smoked ones?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:56 PM
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this is with the new alternator

my old/broken didnt sound like that not sure why
My alternator has sounded like that for the last 20K miles. Sounds like turbo whine from inside the car. When we first got it I did a double check to make certain it was an NA engine.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:09 PM
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How do you do that? Would it be better to sell the clears and buy some lightly smoked ones?
get some smoke tint spray (not sure exactly what its called) and give it a few light coats

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My alternator has sounded like that for the last 20K miles. Sounds like turbo whine from inside the car. When we first got it I did a double check to make certain it was an NA engine.


im not complaining i like the sound

its just weird cause it never did it before
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:49 PM
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get some smoke tint spray (not sure exactly what its called) and give it a few light coats
This. You can buy spray tint.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:01 AM
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Yes, the deer did quite a bit of damage. The good news is, after my $100 deductible, the car will be getting quite a facelift. Goes to the shop in the morning.

New fender/ quarter panel, new turn signal, repairing and repainting front bumper, new fog lamps (I got to pick them out ), hood repair and repaint, door repair and repaint, wheel alignment.

I was looking for a new front bumper and fog lamps anyways due to some scratches from the previous owner, and I wanted an alignment.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 AM
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Holy smokes, you have a $100 deductible? Do you get into a lot of accidents?

At any rate, once the insurance company cuts the check for the repairs, you can buy an M3 bumper and fog lights from DDM for very little money. They're just as good of quality as OEM, but way less expensive, which means you'll get to pocket the rest.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:35 AM
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Digging through my box of parts, I found headlights and corners from my 328is...
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Looks 100000x better...

PO called me and said he found a lip for the M3 and that he was going to deliver it, when he got here he gave me a carbon fiber splitter..Click image for larger version

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Looks cool but has no holes or clips to attach it...

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:38 PM
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That looks like the same lip I have. Line it up and start drilling. Make sure you get it perfectly in the middle
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:35 PM
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Spent the day replacing the fuel filter, the sway bar bushings on the rear, and both CV axles on the 633. One of the two CV axles was way worse than I realized. The boot was torn and the joint was literally falling apart due to wear.

Tomorrow she goes to the alignment shop, then insurance office, and then the DMV for a tag. Eddie's ordering a vanity tag "84 E24".
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:26 PM
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:47 PM
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All I could get a picture of today is the old fuel filter and sway bar bushings. The old CV axles are on their way back to Rockauto as core replacement.

I might get some pix Thursday of the car being aligned.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:09 AM
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CV's were that bad 0.o. Does the 6er have an adjustable rear on it (unlike our 36's) just curious if BMW did any that were adjustable back in the day
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:40 AM
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Rear suspension is non-adjustable. There are kits available to make them adjustable, but it's a weld-in, and pretty complex/lot of work. I've done one. It uses the eccentric bolts and washers from a 5 series.

Some 6ers had automatic air-adjust suspensions. They eventually fail and everyone converts them to springs.

Well, I'm off toward Mobile to make the rounds of insurance, tag and alignment. Report to follow.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:50 AM
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Holy smokes, you have a $100 deductible? Do you get into a lot of accidents?

At any rate, once the insurance company cuts the check for the repairs, you can buy an M3 bumper and fog lights from DDM for very little money. They're just as good of quality as OEM, but way less expensive, which means you'll get to pocket the rest.
No, I have no accidents or claims... The $100 is for comprehensive, an animal collision falls into that category.

I would have LOVED to get an M3 bumper out of it, but the body shop is an "approved" shop from my insurance company, and they deal directly with them. I never even see a check. If they do find damage to my bumper that cannot be fixed, they will replace it... then I will get the M3 bumper. (fingers crossed )
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:58 AM
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Holy smokes, you have a $100 deductible? Do you get into a lot of accidents?
I have $0 deductible comp on my cars. It's served me well, I'm unlucky with things happening to me.

I balance it out with a high collision deductible.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:19 PM
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633 on the alignment rack....they wouldn't let us in the shop area. Best shot I could get was this one. Insured, titled and tagged, and alignment done. BIG difference in driveability. No more wandering around on uneven pavement.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:24 PM
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Whoa, looks like a hurricane ripped through that shop.











































Must be a good shop! Never trust a mechanic with a perfectly tidy shop.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:29 PM
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My thought exactly. If that's the case, I must be an incredibly trustworthy mechanic.

There is a multi-day waiting list to get alignments there.

BTW, this is Eddie's new car tag, except it's a "Helping Schools" Alabama tag rather that the generic statewide one shown. I'm going to try and get 85 E24 for my sixer.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:37 PM
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Why on earth are stars falling on Alabama? What the hell does that even mean?

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:42 PM
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Geez, Chad, GOOGLE IT! The Leonid meteor shower in 1833 that was so intense people said it looked like the sky was actually falling.

Here, the wiki about the song and the event that precipitated it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars_Fell_on_Alabama
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:10 PM
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I have $0 deductible comp on my cars. It's served me well, I'm unlucky with things happening to me.

I balance it out with a high collision deductible.
Yeah, I had assumed he was referring to a $100 collision deductible, which is super low and jacks up the monthly premiums. My collision deductible is $1k, but alas, I've never been in an accident because of my super powers.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:37 PM
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I share those powers. Accident and ticket free.

But I'm a dude under 25 so who cares how good I am, I still pay quite a bit.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:18 PM
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:26 PM
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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