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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 01-28-2015, 12:10 PM
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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and never learning...

1996 328i
221,00 miles
5sp
black interior
Not sure what else needs to be said. pictures will speak for themselves.


I think i did okay this time, with a 5000 dollar budget i got this one for 1400.

Plan on the rest being maintenance, the spread sheet has been started.



























Let me know what you think



tentative list:
2200 dollars at ecs includes
Performance Front And Rear Brake Service Kit
Exact-Fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines - Complete Kit
Parking Brake Shoe Kit
Cabin Filter / Fresh Air Filter
Cooling Maintenance Kit - Level 3
ECS Blackout Grille Set - Matte Black
LED License Plate Bulbs - Pair
BMW E36 Lip Spoiler
License Plate Bracket Delete Strip
Front And Rear Suspension Refresh Kit
parrot double din
Depo lights
Fuel Filter
Oil Change
Transmission Fluid change
Clear Corners- Rear/Front
Spark plugs= NGK BKR6EK


eventually mods:
Rear heated seats
Auto rain sensing wipers
Flood lights


for my use only

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Old 01-28-2015, 12:20 PM
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How do things look underneath? Looks pretty clean, but is that rust on the tail panel and driver side front fender?
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:26 PM
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Rust is from a small indentation and it loosing paint under the light.
and the only other rust is the drivers door bottom corner.


and the bottom looks great. It still has the plastic parts that your supposed to have on the jacking points.

the paint and the clutch/cooling system are the first things im getting taken care of.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:40 PM
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:42 PM
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no ltw... the rest probably....
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:42 PM
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What's going on with the clutch? Just a bit tired?
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:35 PM
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:55 PM
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THe clutch has slippage in every gear. Kinda like it never locks up more than 75 percent. It just needs a new one and I'll be good to go
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:11 PM
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:19 PM
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That looks pretty clean Frankyn! It'll look really good with a set of Style 5 wheels with gun metal grey centers.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:02 PM
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Black centers?
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:28 AM
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Black centers?
That could be arranged.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:37 AM
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Im talking about my chrome barrels with black style 5's that i still own... lol



So this is the list right now.

Oem clutch/dual mass flywheel/Pressure plate
New ZHP knob
New Sachs Throw out bearing
New Center support bearing
New Flywheel bolts
New Pilot bearing
New Shift joint
New Flex disk
New DSSR
New Bear SSK kit
New PP bolts


Is there ANYTHING anyone else would add?

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Old 01-29-2015, 10:54 AM
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Stuff you could add:
Tranny mounts: 23711137817
Guide tube: 23111224845
Clutch fork: 21511223302

Shifter refresh kit (includes shift joint and seal:
http://motionmotorsport.net/products...products_id=48

Bear SSK (which includes carrier bearing):
http://motionmotorsport.net/products...products_id=47

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Old 01-29-2015, 10:58 AM
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Nice for the price.

What's up with the rear seat? Did they have a monster dog or something?
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:11 AM
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Jay i have the clutch tool already.

and i have added the other things already on the list. getting them seperate is cheaper at ECS .


So looks like im in good shape to order later tonight.

@the backseat i have no idea. itll be replaced when i can find one local.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:41 AM
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Are there any other bolts i should buy new while i tackle this job.... i dont mind buying bolts in the long run they are so worth it.



So the updated list is this:

Oem dual mass/clutch disk/Pressure plate
ZHP Shift Knob - 5 Speed
Clutch Release/Throw-Out Bearing
Driveshaft Center Support
Flywheel Bolt
Shifter Rod Joint
Universal Flex Disc
Double Shear Selector Rod
Pressure Plate Screw - Priced Each
Shifter Arm Bushing
Clutch Fork Lever
Bear SSK kit

Already have the rubber circular body mount new and tranny mounts new in my possession, and a Clutch allignment too.

So grand total with the upgrades that im doing while im in there is..... 893$ not too bad. Leaves me with just over 2700 for the rest of the car.

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Don't forget the pilot bearing.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:12 PM
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Lol I must've missed it. It's in the cart.
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I would not wast money on a duel mass flywheel. If want to avoid the issues with a light flywheel, you can get a single mass flywheel that weighs the same as the OEM one for much less money.
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I would not wast money on a duel mass flywheel. If want to avoid the issues with a light flywheel, you can get a single mass flywheel that weighs the same as the OEM one for much less money.

He's got AC.....I thought it was recommended to keep a dual mass for air conditioned cars.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:46 PM
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There is a limit to how much they can be lightened, but a little is fine.
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He's got AC.....I thought it was recommended to keep a dual mass for air conditioned cars.
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Running an 8.5lb lightweight flywheel on my car for more then 5 years (~40k miles) and the AC works fine.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:26 PM
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He's got AC.....I thought it was recommended to keep a dual mass for air conditioned cars.

If you use a light enough flywheel, at idle when the A/C kicks on it can be an issue. This can easily be fixed with chip that increases the idle speed. However this is not something you need to worry about with a stock weight single mass flywheel.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:50 PM
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I wanted something easy to drive with anyways... dual mass is completely cool with me and thats already bought.
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