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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 02-02-2013, 09:14 AM
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Painted wheels/did body on them
And painted my strut bar wasn't feeling the silver anymore
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:56 AM
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i also want something that is a little bit more than average, and, am stubborn enough to push to get it done right.





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You know I understand that....

Ok well I'll be thinking good thoughts your way then. Le sigh. I'm sure if any of us can do it successfully without contemplation of murder suicide, you'll be the one.


Just a note, yes I know they can be recovered, I had mine done.

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As do I. Link for where you got everything?

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Painted wheels/did body on them
And painted my strut bar wasn't feeling the silver anymore
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:14 AM
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I wish my hellrot sedan had black interior
well you could always source it out I guess I was lucky to find a brillant with black.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:21 PM
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:00 PM
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You know I understand that....

Ok well I'll be thinking good thoughts your way then. Le sigh. I'm sure if any of us can do it successfully without contemplation of murder suicide, you'll be the one.


Just a note, yes I know they can be recovered, I had mine done.



As do I. Link for where you got everything?



Looks nice!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E36-DASH...dc04bc7&_uhb=1
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:01 PM
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Thanks Bimmerbarbie ! And just washed her still missing a corner -_-

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Hey I may have extra one laying around. If so you can have it for price of shipping. I'll look tomorrow.
Looks good too!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:08 PM
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Thanks and i might have one hope its the drivers side

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:58 PM
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ordered a few sample swatches to see what the material looks like. it's tough online. patterns can be ok in the window, but then when you look at the specs, the pattern is huge.

trying to stay away from solids, and too dark. been driving around to fabric stores, but they have limited product...

anyway, will be looking around until i find what jumps out at me.





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Old 02-03-2013, 08:37 AM
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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looks like a valvecover gasket in your future.

make sure that you get the grommets. they don't come with the gasket.




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Old 02-04-2013, 06:02 PM
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Went back to work on the 633 this afternoon. Got the differential, cv axles and driveshaft back in before it started raining. I was all comfy under the car when I noticed my legs were getting wet! Rats. Thought I'd get it finished today. We have a road rally on Saturday. I'll probably drive the 6er, since Bebe is ill. She overheated Saturday for no apparent reason. My daughter pulled over immediately and called me. I went and brought the car back...coolant is going somewhere, but I haven't found the leak yet. No sign of head gasket problems (yet). Pressure testing tomorrow.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:26 PM
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hope it's something simple, ken.






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Old 02-04-2013, 10:57 PM
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Went back to work on the 633 this afternoon. Got the differential, cv axles and driveshaft back in before it started raining. I was all comfy under the car when I noticed my legs were getting wet! Rats.
I read this and thought "you have rats on eating your legs..."

Reading comprehension at 1:55am = FAIL.

Good luck with bebe, and well trained daughter!
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:32 PM
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took my rtab limiters to the shop that's fixing my rtab's and vanos gasket leak. Won't have my car back for a couple weeks
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:01 PM
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The suspension on the 633 is done, and what a difference! I just thought it handled before. For a big, heavy car, it handles extremely well.

I also overhauled the shifter while I was under there, and that thing is so smooth and precise now, it's just amazing.

Haven't found a coolant system pressure tester that will fit the BMW screw-on cap, so no progress on Bebe. I'm thinking seriously about making an adapter to work with the Stant tester I've owned for 30 years (and still works great). I can't justify paying $80 (even if I could afford it) for the tester from Harbor Freight just to get the adapter. That tester got pretty poor reviews anyway. Advance, O'Reilly's, AutoZone, Parts Plus, NAPA and Auto Value all loan testers. NONE of them work on a BMW.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:02 AM
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The suspension on the 633 is done, and what a difference! I just thought it handled before. For a big, heavy car, it handles extremely well.

I also overhauled the shifter while I was under there, and that thing is so smooth and precise now, it's just amazing.

Haven't found a coolant system pressure tester that will fit the BMW screw-on cap, so no progress on Bebe. I'm thinking seriously about making an adapter to work with the Stant tester I've owned for 30 years (and still works great). I can't justify paying $80 (even if I could afford it) for the tester from Harbor Freight just to get the adapter. That tester got pretty poor reviews anyway. Advance, O'Reilly's, AutoZone, Parts Plus, NAPA and Auto Value all loan testers. NONE of them work on a BMW.
Progress sounds awesome....and something wont work on a bmw what else is new PICTCHAS!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:01 PM
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllll, I found the leak on Bebe. Head gasket leaking coolant between the head and block on the intake side. Kinda figured that was what it was, since the entire cooling system, (hoses and all) was replaced less than 15k miles ago. At least it's not going into the oil! She almost made a quarter of a million miles.....

Help me with a checklist:

Head gasket set: http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...28E36%29%2C%20

Head bolt set: http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...d%20Bolt%20Set

Exhaust manifold nuts: http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...81995-99%29%20

What do you think about timing chain rails/guides/tensioners? The engine has ZERO chain noise now. Once I got the belt tensioner cylinder replaced it's quiet as a sewing machine. I'd change/replace the cam chain guide etc., but I'm afraid to mess with a good thing. Besides, I'm on a "bread and water" budget. If I don't need something, it get's checked off the list.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM
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well, since this is a big job, i would say see what the guides look like when you get in there.




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Old 02-06-2013, 08:23 PM
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Ken, please let me know what is getting kicked off the list. If you need it.... Plus we never really know what I do or don't have laying around. Relatively certain the spare parts breed in storage somehow.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:55 PM
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LOL! Yes, that storage shed of mine has filled up with parts I have no recollection of getting, yet there they are!

I appreciate it, Amber. I don't suppose you have any M42 parts, like the cam chain tensioner and guide rails?
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LOL! Yes, that storage shed of mine has filled up with parts I have no recollection of getting, yet there they are!

I appreciate it, Amber. I don't suppose you have any M42 parts, like the cam chain tensioner and guide rails?
I do! However I won't be home to ship them for another 2 weeks :/
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:49 PM
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I'll post what I find when I get in there. I might hit you up for some parts cj. Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:01 PM
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Ok, I mean I only had high-mileage M42s, but if they appear in good condition, I can just send you them free.
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LOL! Yes, that storage shed of mine has filled up with parts I have no recollection of getting, yet there they are!

I appreciate it, Amber. I don't suppose you have any M42 parts, like the cam chain tensioner and guide rails?
Unless my m parts mated with all those random E30 ones...(which I'm not ruling out!) I don't think so. We'll come up with something, never fear! And if you need an extra car in the stable to use, I can always bring Ducky by. Only seems fitting since some of those misc parts over in your storage are mine.

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