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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 08-12-2007, 02:39 AM
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woot woot! Sex on wheels!

im loving my e36 more and more each day

Today i had a lil drive. Went to go see an electrician for work experience. Before that my lovely cousin helped me installed the clear indicators and my foglights (arnt wired up.)

On the way back we stopped by a dodge dealership (father is interested in the Dodge Nitro 4x4). I parked my baby on the side of the road and i stepped back and i had to take a picture.


Then back home i couldnt resist not taking any pictures. I had to show you guys. Here she is.





Let me know what you think. Also just curious, is it normal for a manual to rev a little higher (1,000-1200rpm MAX) when i come to a stop and place it in neutral. Mine stays there for about 2 seconds before it drops back to 700-800rpm. Only when im driving and come to a complete stop. My dad rekons its normal but i want a second opinion
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:51 AM
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Mhmm... it's normal.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:52 AM
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:57 AM
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Yeah that is normal with the manual box, same happens to mine and others I have driven.

Looking great Dom! Are you thinking of changing the side repeaters to match your crystal corners? What about the rear clusters, are you going to keep them?
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Old 08-12-2007, 03:11 AM
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im changing all of them. Side and rear. Just within time. I dont have alot of $$$ to throw around
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:03 AM
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Looks good, one question...what does the big L in the window mean??
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:12 AM
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Looks good, one question...what does the big L in the window mean??
Haha, it means he can only drive the car with his parents with him. So it's not exactly a chick magnet yet!
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:20 AM
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lol, give him time.
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L = Losser (only kidding Dom)

Oz have very different driving laws to us mate so Dom 'The Pimp Daddy' has to go through different stages of licence before he can do as he pleases like us

PS, lights look great buddy:

I would say that 1-1.2k rpm is a tad high and your ICV needs cleaning!
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:00 AM
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Forgot to say that your intake butterfly may need a good clean too

Easy jobs, wont take more than an hour

Know these are not exactly for you car, but the premise is the same

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Haha, it means he can only drive the car with his parents with him
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. So it's not exactly a chick magnet yet!
Almost mate. It has to be a fully licenced driver. In NSW, the driver has to have had there full licence for 3 years (from memory without looking at the regs.) before they can teach or supervise a "L" plate learner driver.

Total time to get to this stage would be 7 years. 1 year on the "L" plates. 1 year on there 'Red P' plates, 2 years on there Green 'P' plates then 3 years as a fully licenced driver.

Im not sure if it the same in Victoria. Dom might be able to let us know.

Its pretty strict here.

Whats the rules in other counties??

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Here you can get a provisional licence at 17 which means you can drive with anyone who has had a full licence for 3 years or more, then once you pass the written exam (p1ss easy, 35 multiple choice questions) you can take your test and when you pass, you are on your own
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:40 AM
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Cone, Dom mentioned it was something like that before, but that fully explains it! In this case it does happen to be his dad though I think.

Yeah, over here it's piss easy. Soon you are on your own with zero experience on the road..
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:03 AM
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thats probably explains why we got sooooo many crashes on the road which makes me late for work all the time!!!!!!
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thats probably explains why we got sooooo many crashes on the road which makes me late for work all the time!!!!!!
Yeah, it explains why there is always a massive hold-up on the M25 almost every day as well!
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:49 AM
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:20 AM
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you think it's easy to get a licence in GB, over here when your 14 and 9 months you take a class for about a week, you don't even have to pay attention. then take a test which annyone who has the slightest idea what a road is can pass. the you drive with your parents till you turn 16 then take a basic road test that sees if you know what a gas pedal does then you get your licence. easy as 1,2,3.

but i should mention it is a horrible system, dumb b1tches whos mommy and daddy buy them $30,000 suvs can get a licence and then crash into other peoples cars who arn't so lucky and actually take pride and spend a lot of money and effort to make their cars look nice. makes me angry!!
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I think DOM that the M3 type rear lights should be next. Car is looking nice (except the angel eyes which I dont like! ) so keep working at it, seems like you are having good fun doing this.
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P.S. dom your car looks absolutely stunning, I would be taking pics all the time if it was my car too!
I have already one CD worth of pictures of my car, i just cant stop trying to find that once nice angle whenever im out, weather is nice, and location is decent/or half decent.
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Cone, Dom mentioned it was something like that before, but that fully explains it! In this case it does happen to be his dad though I think.

Yeah, over here it's piss easy. Soon you are on your own with zero experience on the road..


They are trying to push for stricter regulations about this in the UK. They are worried about the amount of accidents caused by young, inexperienced drivers.

They want to raise the age to 18 and make it mandatory for new drivers to display a 'P' plate for a given period - I THINK it is about a year but I am not sure. At the moment the 'P' plate is optional.

The other good reason for such plates would be that other drivers will be aware of the fact that these drivers are 'newbies' and perhaps be a little more tolerant, patient and more understanding

I agree with this. Also, I FEEL that young drivers should not be allowed to drive cars above a certain cc. I know this would not stop them killing anyone but giving a high powered car to a novice is like giving them a loaded gun. Alternatively we could encourage them all to fit huge exhaust tail pipes which naturally kills the power

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They are trying to push for stricter regulations about this in the UK. They are worried about the amount of accidents caused by young, inexperienced drivers.

They want to raise the age to 18 and make it mandatory for new drivers to display a 'P' plate for a given period - I THINK it is about a year but I am not sure. At the moment the 'P' plate is optional.

The other good reason for such plates would be that other drivers will be aware of the fact that these drivers are 'newbies' and perhaps be a little more tolerant, patient and more understanding

I agree with this. Also, I FEEL that young drivers should not be allowed to drive cars above a certain cc. I know this would not stop them killing anyone but giving a high powered car to a novice is like giving them a loaded gun. Alternatively we could encourage them all to fit huge exhaust tail pipes which naturally kills the power

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I agree on every point, probably partly because I am now through this initial period

But, it is a good idea. I think motorway lessons should also be compulsory, and night lessons too, and what about mandatory instruction on how to control a car in adverse conditions and skidding etc!
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Haha! Try that in America, where you can buy a Camaro or Mustang for somewhere between $5-8,000. It's the first car for many of the teenage boy population. I'm sorry, but 0 to 60mph in 5.4 seconds and a sub-13 second quarter mile in a car that looks trendy and masculine is an absolute steal.... and a bomb waiting to explode!
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I am 17 and i still totally agree with you, I wish they would have more classes on accident avoidance and instead of showing "keep your eye on the road" videos. It is soo pointless, I wouldn't mind having to take a few other classes as long as other would have to also. It's not me I am worried about it is others, and those others are what give young teens a bad rep. they need more classes on what to do if you lose control, and how to deal with winter weather. also i think once you reach a certain age like 70 they should enforce a mandatory road test every 5 years, because the elderly are just as dangerous.
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